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Conferences or SL1 SL2. Scottish football seizes the initiative.

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Do you mean the fact that they have to make a profit or they are relegated ? If so we would end up with a 5 team SL and a huge CC competition.

If it was a rule that clubs had to make profits to stay in Superleague, they'd make profits.

Interestingly, Leigh, Sheffield and Fax all made profits in their most recently published accounts (2011)

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If it was a rule that clubs had to make profits to stay in Superleague, they'd make profits.

Interestingly, Leigh, Sheffield and Fax all made profits in their most recently published accounts (2011)

I thought Leigh nearly went under in 2011?

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The Scottish league is only doing this as a quick fix to get Rangers back in the top flight ,I guarantee in a few years they will be trying to break away into a smaller group to keep the money for themselves

Clearly not the case as it has been stated that entry to the proposed SPL2 will be on league position. If by the time the proposals are implemented Rangers are in one of the positions between 13 to 24 then they are already in the second tier of Scottish football.

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Again, people keep referring to 'conferences' in relation to the Scottish football re-organisation, and then relate that to how rugby league can be organised on a regional basis.

Just to emphasise, no-one is proposing to have conferences in Scottish football, and, similarly, the SPL are not wanting to expand their top division. What is being proposed is to expand the Scottish Premier League to, effectively, two divisions of twelve, leaving the remaining 18 SFL clubs to play in a separate competition (replacing a top division of twelve and three SFL divisions of ten).

These two divisions of twelve of the SPL will be transformed into three divisions of eight after the clubs have played each other twice - based upon their finishing positions in the first phase of the season. The starting line-up of SPL1 and SPL2 will be based upon the finishing positions in these three divisions - effectively making the middle division a promotion/relegation play-off.

From what I have read of fans' comments, those who express a view are almost all against the idea. And if the idea is to try and sustain 24 full-time clubs then it is all going to end in tears; that would be as grand a folly as trying to create 20 full-time rugby league clubs based upon the current situation in England and France.

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How so?

Clubs must make a profit. Grounds must be a certain standard. Junior development is a must, unlike certain Super League clubs who only pay lip service to junior development, and are always looking at ways of getting around the import rules.

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I thought Leigh nearly went under in 2011?

They made £32000, chipping a modest but respectable hole in the losses they'd made in previous years.

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I think conferences for our sport are only really suited for lower level RL. Maybe when more "new" clubs join the championship 1 then they may feel a need a spilt into conferences.

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If it was a rule that clubs had to make profits to stay in Superleague, they'd make profits.

Interestingly, Leigh, Sheffield and Fax all made profits in their most recently published accounts (2011)

Let's make it a rule starting yesterday then.

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