Post by Roy of the Rovers on Mar 6, 2020 19:38:40 GMT
From the BBC website:
Scottish League Two clubs could be allowed to choose which division they play in if they are relegated from the SPFL, under proposals being considered.
Currently, demoted teams are be placed in the Highland or Lowland League depending on whether they are located north or south of the River Tay.
That means clubs based in Angus would be relegated in to the Highland League.
But talks are talking place over scrapping that geographical boundary and clubs nominating a preference.
Each League Two club would have to confirm their choice in the early stages of a season.
Brechin City are seven points adrift at the foot of the bottom tier, and face a play-off against the winners of either the Highland or Lowland League, but it is unclear if the plans would come into play this term.
I’m sure this has come about as Brechin have asked the question. They apparently would prefer to be in the Lowland league as they feel the travelling would be easier and (probably more importantly) cheaper. Plus they currently recruit mostly from the central belt and would need to rip that up and start from scratch if they were in the Highland league.
Post by charlestheoptimist on Mar 7, 2020 10:17:46 GMT
It proves how this is now becoming a major issue for league clubs. In the past the thought of the play off would have been a no brainer for the established league sides as they were still deemed superior in quality to overcome any threat. Not now as the likes of Kelty/Bonnyrigg and Brora etc now see themselves as the chosen ones to go forward. I predicted a couple of years back that the lower leagues in Scotland will be unrecognisable by 2030 - I stand by that - although by my age then - I will sit by that !