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Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

Send Gers to the 3rd Div.
season ticket is already bought and i'll stand by whatever decision the Board makes regarding whats in the clubs best interest.
cant believe some on here are holding back on their season ticket purchase with the excuse of waiting to see what the board will do.

so you wont be back if the club votes yes but were still turning up when we had a convicted paedophile as a chairman???

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

I could see this coming a mile off. The way it looks to me is this: As soon as there was a hint that the SP Hell clubs would vote against the newco getting into their league the SFA haatched a plan to reorganise and get Rangers newco into a reformed league structure. Why on earth are people involved in the running of the game trying to rush through changes if it isn't to accomadate the Rangers newco. I wouldn't be happy at them going into the 3rd but to go into a newly reformed 1st would be a disgrace. The authorities may have seriously misjudged the fans views on all this and at the end of the day you ignore the fans at your peril.

Do not vote for this sham of a comprimise, it is a disgrace.

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Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

Agree totally with most posts,they surely shoukd go 2 div3.According to scotland on sunday 2day it isnt a total formality as it will still require a 23 out if 30 yes to allow them straight into div1 from the sfl clubs and according to s.on sun there are the starts of a fans campaign beginning in the lower leagues with partick fans saying NO. Let all fans stick together and send then down to start again,shame on any board who support their appearance in div1 and just remember these terms will never be applied to you if your club hits trouble.
A final point that mystifies me is since when did anyone apply to join div1 anyway thats what promotion and relegation decide not some dodgy backhanders from the powers that be!!!

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

Correct! The logic seems to be:
SPL- We would have put sporting integrity second to money but we got caught wi our pants down and our support wont let us.

SFA- We have to uphold sporting integrity but only a bit so well change everything to make sure the big boys dont have to suffer for too long or by too much.

SFL- We dont really like it but we'll sell out on sporting integrity on the promise of a one off payment to our members and an SFA promise to develop a "timeline" to change the league structures in the way most fans have wanted for years.

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

An absolute scandal if the Newco are allowed to walk straight into the 1st Div! Can`t believe the authorities are bending over backwards for this mob! It`s all about the money and it`s shocking! Our game is truely fucked.

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

A lot of negativity abound here.
The SPL are set to say no to the Newco and the mood around the SFL clubs is that they should not gain automatic admission to the league.
That's good is it not?

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

Let them apply alongside the perennial applicants to join the league: Gala Fairydean, Spartans, Cove Rangers etc.

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

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A lot of negativity abound here.
The SPL are set to say no to the Newco and the mood around the SFL clubs is that they should not gain automatic admission to the league.
That's good is it not?


It that the mood though?

I've only seen a handful of Clubs say they are against it (although we only need 8 to say no which is at least good).

And you never know what pressure/incentives are going to be dangled to the blazers.

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Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

Well that's ICT now confirmed that they will vote no to newco along with Hearts, Dundee Utd and Hibs.

St Johnstone haven't confirmed their vote but the chairman has already stated he will vote no and highly likely Motherwell and Aberdeen will vote no too. Only 9 days until they are justice is done.

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

Well done Aberdeen!

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

I really hope the BoD of this fantastic Club can put a statement out in the open to state their position on this matter. I'm extremely positive our Board will do the right thing and say NO TO NEWCO. But, I'd rather be informed of their intentions before I 100% commit to this amazing Club. I can't and will not support a team who puts short term financial gain ahead of the long term future of Scottish football.

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

An SFL vote hasn't even been scheduled. If and when the SPL vote down Newco FC, I would expect East Fife to put sporting integrity ahead of all else if SFL clubs get a vote.

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

Am I right in thinking that if the SFL 1 teams vote Newco out of the 1st division then the teams in league 2 and 3 then have the say in whether Newco goes straight to the 3rd?

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

I don't know if there even exists a mechanism for the a section of the SFL (e.g. Division 1 teams) to have a vote on who and who cannot join their league. Surely all SFL teams would have a vote for the newco (or any other applicant) to join the SFL with the rules stating that any club accepted joins on the bottom tier (Division 3). Unless or until Dunfermline (or Dundee maybe) are asked to fill the vacant slot in the SPL then as yet there is no vacancy.

I cannot conceive of anything that would allow a new team to start in Division 1. Unless they rip everything up and restructure. But with only a few weeks to the start of the season that surely cannot happen.

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

I think that they should go through the same process as Peterhead,Livingston,Annan,Ross County, etc.

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Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

Observations on a few things.

1 - stop reading the record, it's the beano with an agony aunt page. They have a west coast labour 'here's tae us, wha's like us?' mentality that has no place in a modern Scotland. They pander to the lowest pondlife and as for the news? If they said the sky was blue, I would check.

2 - if Rangers/newco get into the league anywhere other than the third, Scottish football is dead. I would actually prefer them to be killed off completely, but they would just manifest itself in another guise sooner or later, and no club deserves that fate.

3 - this is a chance to change the game for the better. Its a diddy spring, we will never get another chance to do make people sit up and take notice of what we want.

4 - as much as I can't stand them, I'm worried about Cowden, as no club deserves the fate of the Bankies. Well except Airdrie...

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

Is a takeover at Cowdung by Newco part of the plan and the reason Donald Findlay joined the Board at Central Park a few years ago ? Just asking !

Re: No to NewCo From Today's Daily Record

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Am I right in thinking that if the SFL 1 teams vote Newco out of the 1st division then the teams in league 2 and 3 then have the say in whether Newco goes straight to the 3rd?


I think all 30 SFL Clubs vote to where this new Club goes within the SFL - 1st to 3rd Div (or whether to admit them at all)

An emergency meeting could be called with five days' notice and a vote to allow a newco entry would require a 75% majority, or 22 clubs out of 29, to succeed.

We must be nearly there already ??