If next Season Starts in October

Robert Marshall

Well-Known Member
I think most sensible people would void this season just now and concentrate on trying to save next season. It would give us 34 Weekends up to second last week in May if started on the first Saturday in October
This scenario would see us scrap the League Cup for this season and any SC replays.
If we ignore the winter break. we could have an entire League campaign with Scottish Cup and European games
This would allow all games to be played and the season to finish in time for the Euros.
I think this would be realistic and allow all Clubs to start making plans for next season.
 

Rt. Hon. Bearman

Well-Known Member
Agree with this.

The League Cup can come back in 2021/22.

Once football resumes it's important that next season finishes in good time for the Euros next year.
 

rangeral

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I would think there would be a few adjustments at both Domestic and European Levels when we finally start next season

Would agree to bin League Cup for a season and Scottish Cup replays for good as I don't see us only playing 22 League games unless there is an agreement
 

Shotas_Dance_Teacher

Tam Mullen Loyal
I think most sensible people would void this season just now and concentrate on trying to save next season. It would give us 34 Weekends up to second last week in May if started on the first Saturday in October
This scenario would see us scrap the League Cup for this season and any SC replays.
If we ignore the winter break. we could have an entire League campaign with Scottish Cup and European games
This would allow all games to be played and the season to finish in time for the Euros.
I think this would be realistic and allow all Clubs to start making plans for next season.
Sounds like as good an option as any. My concern would be, scrapping this season means losing all the coefficient points we gained.
 

Greebo

Well-Known Member
I think most sensible people would void this season just now and concentrate on trying to save next season. It would give us 34 Weekends up to second last week in May if started on the first Saturday in October
This scenario would see us scrap the League Cup for this season and any SC replays.
If we ignore the winter break. we could have an entire League campaign with Scottish Cup and European games
This would allow all games to be played and the season to finish in time for the Euros.
I think this would be realistic and allow all Clubs to start making plans for next season.
How would you divide the SPFL prize money.
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
And the more Saturday games the better.
Having 34 weekends available would mean around 10 midweek games on that short schedule

5 weekends for Scottish Cup from 4th round onwards would mean 10 for League at least since we would 38 League games unless you play some Scottish Cup round midweek

Having Saturday games would down to what we did in European games
 

Robert Marshall

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Sounds like as good an option as any. My concern would be, scrapping this season means losing all the coefficient points we gained.
I think they have already said the gained points would stand, I think
Europe would need to scrap qualifiers and put every team into groups to protect their own tournaments
 

Greebo

Well-Known Member
I would actually divide it equally amongst the 42 Clubs and let them have a vote on it
I know I have said this elsewhere, however it is important to note that would mean the bottom clubs, who would have expected between £45k and £65k, getting about £600k.

Rangers on the other hand, sitting in second place would be looking at £2.4m so would lose out on about £1.8m.

This would totally suit the bottom clubs, it would be be enormous for them. However it would just speed up the demise of the teams at the top.
 

Robert Marshall

Well-Known Member
I know I have said this elsewhere, however it is important to note that would mean the bottom clubs, who would have expected between £45k and £65k, getting about £600k.

Rangers on the other hand, sitting in second place would be looking at £2.4m so would lose out on about £1.8m.

This would totally suit the bottom clubs, it would be be enormous for them. However it would just speed up the demise of the teams at the top.
It's only my opinion. I think it would be a fair way to go
 

gerz1873

Well-Known Member
If the season doesn't start in October then the euros should not go ahead next summer. Domestic season should have priority in the next 15 or so months
 

Scott

Active Member
If they persevere trying to get this season finished then the knock on impact will be felt for the next 3 or 4 easily.... The right thing to do is draw a line under it and move on once we are in a better place!
 

okbear

Well-Known Member
I posted the very same idea on a different thread. Only change I'd make is to run it October start, factor in international weekends, minimise mid week matches and tie it in with the 2022 World Cup schedule, eventually moving everything back to the current time schedule.
 

calderbear

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I don't think we will have many Saturday matches at 3 o'clock next season.
European fixtures would push us back to Sunday fixtures.
In addition I think that, as a sop to the TV companies, they will allow more of our home fixtures to be shown live on TV therefore moving us out of the Saturday 3 o'clock slot.
 

Greebo

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It's only my opinion. I think it would be a fair way to go
It would be the easiest way to go, absolutely.

However I don't see how it would be the fairest.

The clubs who bring the money in, via TV, sponsorship etc, getting the same as the clubs who bring very little financially. I really don't see how that is fair.
 

Virgil Hilts

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It would be the easiest way to go, absolutely.

However I don't see how it would be the fairest.

The clubs who bring the money in, via TV, sponsorship etc, getting the same as the clubs who bring very little financially. I really don't see how that is fair.
I would be fine with it if it’s a one off gesture of solidarity, on the assumption that a majority of clubs voted to void League Season 2019-20.
 

Greebo

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I would be fine with it if it’s a one off gesture of solidarity, on the assumption that a majority of clubs voted to void League Season 2019-20.
Several top clubs have already said they are in financial trouble or moving fast towards it. Hearts, in their current position would be giving up £0.5m, every club above them would be giving up more than that.

It's the top division which brings in the vast majority of the money, why would they be expected to give up so much of that when they are in such trouble themselves.
 

Virgil Hilts

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Several top clubs have already said they are in financial trouble or moving fast towards it. Hearts, in their current position would be giving up £0.5m, every club above them would be giving up more than that.

It's the top division which brings in the vast majority of the money, why would they be expected to give up so much of that when they are in such trouble themselves.
Hearts wouldn’t be getting relegated.

Up to them though.
 

TPP

Well-Known Member
I think we’ll be able to start the league easy mid August. Particularly in Scotland.
 
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