Falkirk fear for Scottish game

Falkirk's chairman is afraid the Scottish Premier League's 'no' vote on reform means Scottish football will never get the change it needs.

Last Updated: 16/04/13 at 16:44 Post Comment

Falkirk: In action against Hibernian in the Scottish Cup semi-final

Falkirk: In action against Hibernian in the Scottish Cup semi-final

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Opposition from St Mirren and Ross County at Monday's Hampden Park meeting left the SPL without the 11-1 majority required to pass proposals including a merger with the Scottish Football League and a new 12-12-18 league structure.

The result means SFL clubs, including First Division Falkirk, will not even get to vote on the plans.

Chairman Martin Ritchie said: "I am now concerned that there will never be a proposal that can gain approval of 11 SPL clubs and 23 SFL clubs.

"It looks like a stalemate where the game will stagnate in its current form until someone breaks the deadlock.

"Perhaps it is already time for the Scottish Football Association, as the governing body for football in Scotland, to step in and take control."

An official club statement read: "The board at Falkirk FC is very disappointed at the outcome of the SPL meeting on Monday.

"We had hoped that the package of proposals would have started a process of change in Scottish football.

"The First Division clubs now need to take stock of the situation and wait to see what emerges from the SPL and the SFL over the next few days."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is brilliant! All these years of moral ambiguity, grey areas of offence and context..now we have a simple, easy to follow guide to right and wrong. What did you do today? I kicked the face off a panda . Oh well, you didn't rape, kill anyone or abuse a minor, knock yourself champ.

megabrow (cufc)
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

I

wonder if he'd feel the same way if he wasn't a white, non-jewish heterosexual male. Because Mackay has basically insulted everyone else!

Jay_D
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

C

heers Harry. I was wondering if he'd murdered anyone

Ezy_Rider
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

Footer 365

Fresh Mackay claims emerge

Malky Mackay faces further accusations of racism after appearing on Sky Sports News on Friday to apologise for his conduct.

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini says Liverpool cracked under title race pressure

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes Liverpool cracked under the pressure of last season's title race.

Transfer news: Hull close on Michael Dawson as Tottenham discuss deal for Sevilla's Federico Fazio

Hull City are close to agreeing a deal with Tottenham to sign defender Michael Dawson, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

More Fan Mail For Football365...

'Just p*ss off with your righteous indignation will you. W*nkers.' There's a lot of anger going around for what should have been a sleepy Friday afternoon at F365 Towers...

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property