SPL meet again at Hampden Park

The SPL meet again at Hampden Park on Monday to try and thrash out a deal for the reconstruction of Scottish football.

Last Updated: 20/05/13 at 09:24 Post Comment

Hampden Park: SPL meeting on Monday

Hampden Park: SPL meeting on Monday

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

All 12 SPL clubs are keen to push for a merger with the Scottish Football League that would see the introduction of a play-off involving the 11th-placed club and three second-tier teams.

However, the SPL sides are yet to agree on wealth distribution that could be a stumbling block for clubs in the Second and Third Divisions of the SFL.

All 42 clubs in the SPL and SFL have stated their desire to instigate a change by the start of next season, although many believe this would be difficult to rush through in time for any new campaign in August.

Suspicion between the SPL and SFL remains and, only last month, SFL chief executive David Longmuir said: "We were divorced in 1998 but almost 16 years have elapsed and we're now thinking, 'for the sake of the children, we should be back together again'.

"But there is mistrust. There is an element of, 'you did this to us before and I don't want that to happen again'. That is the analogy.

"In any remarriage, a bit of time has elapsed, a lot of water has run under the bridge and things have happened. But, for the sake of the children, let's get this sorted."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Transfer news: Samuel Eto'o leaves Everton for Sampdoria on free transfer

Samuel Eto'o has completed his free transfer from Everton to Sampdoria on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Transfer news: Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino coy on transfers

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino refuses to discuss transfer activity ahead of semi-final against Sheffield United.

Andrea Pirlo: Pogba not going back to Manchester United

Andrea Pirlo says that Manchester United must 'live with their mistake' of allowing Paul Pogba to leave because he is never coming back.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company