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Loose change proposals may not benefit Celtic

Loose change proposals may not benefit Celtic
I can see a few reasons why Celtic(and by extension, Lenny)are giving their backing to the proposed changes to the structure of the Scottish leagues. However, I still maintain that a 10 team SPL is a diabolical idea, and one which should not be revisited.

Possible advantages for Celtic:

1. Finally getting a B team into the lower leagues. Something that Celtic have been lobbying for since the days of Jock Stein!

2. Maybe getting a more democratic change to the current SPL voting structure - with a simple majority vote winning the day, rather than 1 or 2 teams having the power of veto. The tail cannot be allowed to continue to wag the dog.

Hit or miss: The winter break.

I think this will be more of a miss, simply because we already have plenty of unplanned winter breaks as it is, and the changing weather patterns strongly suggest that these are only likely to increase over the coming years. There is no point in change just for the sake of it, and this proposal looks certain to increase fixture congestion.

No advantage or disadvantages:

1. Any increased monies gained - from dropping two teams from the top league and thereby consolidating the pot - will then be swallowed up by spreading the income streams down to the lower SPL league. This is likely to mean Celtic getting even less money as a consequence.

2. I simply cannot see a 10 team league helping to increase match-day attendances. In fact, I predict it will have the opposite effect, and can see both attendances and income decreasing from their current, middling levels.

I remain to be convinced by any of this...



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Writer:TicV
Date:Saturday December 18 2010
Time: 8:38PM

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