Scottish Supporters Network

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Campaigning Change:

The Scottish Supporters network offers fans a platform to discuss important issues within the game and offer opportunities to influence real change within the game. By joining, you will helping ensure the Scottish Supporters network is a strong, organised and unified voice with the common aim of improving the game for supporters. You’ll be invited to participate in surveys, polls and competitions and will be helping to make the network as representative as possible. Fans can be assured their views are represented through Supporters Direct Scotland’s work in association with the football authorities. We believe that having a strong vibrant fans movement allows us to act as a focal point for any organisation to hear the views of Scottish football supporters, be it the media, the Scottish Government or football authorities.
SD Scotland are calling upon clubs in Scotland to be proactive and creative in trying to make Scottish football more affordable and accessible for all. Scottish football's cheapest tickets are expensive compared to other European leagues (please see our research here). To try and increase the attendances of Scottish football and to make it more affordable to a wider demographic of fans, SD Scotland recommend a more diverse range of ticket prices especially aimed at enticing younger fans into grounds and to promote football as a more affordable pastime for families.
We've been invited to participate in Lord Bracadale's independent review of hate crime legilsation in Scotland. Please help inform our response by completing this survey to ensure fans' views are represented in a meaningful way. Survey results will also be used as evidence of supporters' views on the Offensive Behaviour Act as part of its Stage 1 scrutiny.  

We recognise the significant annual investment TV companies make into Scottish Football. We’re also sure that low attendances don’t look great as a TV spectacle. SDS wants to build a direct relationship with Sky Sports, BT Sport and BBC Scotland with a regular course of meetings. We know there must always be compromises, but we believe there’s a real opportunity for us to work together to promote the game we love.  You can take part in our survey, back our petition,  join the discussion and view our research to date via our Campaign For Change wall.

13th March 2019 - Scotland Fans Shouldn’t Care About Allan McGregor Retirement

It was announced this week that Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor decided to call time on his international career.  The goalie had won forty-two caps for Scotland and it was widely… Read more »

11th March 2019 - Supporter Behaviour and Policing

The 2018/19 season has been marred by a succession of incidents of misbehaviour by supporters, with the latest happening at Hibernian’s recent matches against Celtic and Rangers at Easter Road…. Read more »


4th March 2019 - Behind the Goals with Justin Walley

Behind the Goals with Justin Walley

We welcome former international manager Justin Walley onto this week’s podcast. Justin was the manager of Matabeleland who participated in last year’s CONIFA World Cup, a tournament for nations not… Read more »


27th February 2019 - Only Fans Truly Love Their Clubs!

Only Fans Truly Love Their Clubs!

If the fall out from the Brendan Rodgers leaving Celtic saga has taught me anything, then it’s the fact that only supporters truly love their football club.  Managers and players will… Read more »


25th February 2019 - Behind the Goals – Kenny Jamieson

Behind the Goals – Kenny Jamieson

Kenny Jamieson (@kennyjamieson on Twitter) joined us to talk about Falkirk FC’s ‘Back The Bairns’ fan ownership campaign. So far, they have gathered pledges of more than £600,000 towards their… Read more »


20th February 2019 - Looking At Potential Scotland Call-up John Fleck

Looking At Potential Scotland Call-up John Fleck

I remember hearing about a fifteen year old John Fleck. He was supposed to be next big thing at Rangers and would therefore become a future Scotland international.  The young… Read more »


18th February 2019 - Behind the Goals – Brian McClair

Behind the Goals – Brian McClair

In this week’s podcast, we spoke to Brian McClair, a man who needs no introduction. We spoke to him about his playing career, which saw him play for Aston Villa,… Read more »


18th February 2019 - Looking At Motherwell’s Wonderful Start To 2019

Looking At Motherwell’s Wonderful Start To 2019

Sometimes holding one’s nerve can be as risky and as rewarding as twisting and bringing in someone new, when things aren’t at their best.  Out of all the sides currently… Read more »


 

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