At Last The SFA Step In
With an apparent never-ending series of meetings dragging any restructuring decision out, the SFA have had enough and set a deadline.
The SFA have finally pushed the SPL and SFL to make decisions over the restructuring of the football landscape in Scotland. The ruling body has also committed to providing an independent assessment of the projected finances of any new merged league structure. With clubs looking to stall decisions for any change to take place in time for season 2-13-14, the SFA stepped in yesterday and set deadlines for both current league bodies to vote. They held talks with the SPL and SFL to encourage movement. After the meeting the SFA announced that the SFL had committed to holding a vote before the end of next week if 11 SPL clubs back the proposals for a 12-12-18 structure with a much-changed financial distribution model when they meet on Monday.The SFA statement went on: "The Scottish FA's position on league reconstruction is clear: Scottish football requires urgent, radical change in its league structures as a first, essential step to rejuvenating the national game. To that end, in order to provide greater comfort to both sides, we have agreed to undertake a period of due diligence on behalf of both the SPL and SFL to provide independent verification of projected distributable revenue of any single league body."
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