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SFA ‘encouraged’ after talks on league revamp

League bodies have formed a working party to move towards a restructure of the game in Scotland

League bodies have formed a working party to move towards a restructure of the game in Scotland

  • by ALASDAIR LAWRIE
 

The Scottish Football Association’s Professional Game Board hopes further common ground on the issue of league reconstruction can be established between the Scottish Football League and the Scottish Premier League.

The PGB has been “encouraged” by the initial proposals from both bodies following talks at Hampden yesterday.

The SFL are in favour of a three tier 16-10-16 league structure, with a number of promotion and relegation play-offs at the end of the season. SPL plans could see the top-flight expanded to two leagues of 12 split into three divisions of eight after 22 games.

A PGB statement read: “The Scottish FA’s Professional 
Game Board met at Hampden Park today to hear and discuss proposals on league reconstruction made by the Scottish 
Premier League and the Scottish Football League.

“The PGB is encouraged by the common ground established 
on many issues in what is an emotive subject.

“The respective league bodies will now hold further discussions with their member clubs, in the hope that this common ground can be expanded upon within each proposal.

“The next meeting of the PGB is scheduled for 30 January, 2013. However, it has offered to reconvene earlier to expedite the process once the bodies have held further talks with their members.”

 

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