Yesterday, news broke that Sevco has proposed their own version of league reconstruction, and it involves an 18 team bottom flight with colt teams from Parkhead and Ibrox.
The media is salivating over this as if it’s the best idea they’ve ever heard.
Celtic are said to be supporting the move.
I’ll tell you right now, I’ll be shocked if that is true.
We ought to be nowhere near such an obvious PR stunt, designed to show that the Sevconuts are a club which thinks beyond itself.
This will never get off the ground, for all kinds of reasons which are clear to the stupidest football fan.
I don’t believe we’d back it.
Clubs up and down the land have voted on this down through the years and few support the idea.
Colts teams would be able to get promoted as far as the Championship and that, alone, will be enough to make many vote against this.
Even the offer of what amounts to a bribe to clubs – and where’s Sevco getting the money for that anyway – isn’t going to swing them.
Besides, offering cash incentives to get the vote through … isn’t that an awful lot like the kind of corruption Ibrox has been screaming about for months?
I’d be amazed if this proposal got more than a couple of dozen votes.
It should certainly never get near the threshold for passing.
Why would teams in the bottom tiers want two major challengers added to their leagues?
Sevco thinks the offer of some easy cash will overcome that hurdle … that is just like them to believe in the idea that money fixes everything.
Sevco made a gigantic mess over their allegations of corruption and the dodgy dossier.
This is a ridiculous attempt to look good to the public, like a club with “vision.”
But this is not a new vision, it’s a smelly old one with no prospect of success.
What seems clear is that this is part of an Ibrox PR offensive, and as such we ought to have no part in any of it.
Hitching ourselves to some doomed Sevco publicity stunt is not the kind of thing I want to see our club focusing on, not when we have other priorities.
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