Scottish Supporters Network

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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.

3rd June 2020 - Everyone At Every Level Will Be Desperate To See A Return To Football

It’s great that there seems to be a pathway back to football for the Scottish Premiership. We are all hoping that the 2020/21 will kick off in early August.  But… Read more »

28th May 2020 - Scottish Football Has To Remain Innovative

We are all hoping Scottish football can make some sort of comeback in August.  How it will look? We still have no idea. Yet I firmly believe that Scottish sides… Read more »


21st May 2020 - We Need To See More Domestic Friendlies

We all know these are unprecedented times, our politicians and journalists tell us this daily. It’s no different for Scottish football. We need to try and come together and look… Read more »


18th May 2020 - Why I’ll Be Supporting Partick Thistle Next Season

I’ve been a bit of a football nomad in the last eight years. I haven’t had a club team to support in all that time.  My appetite for football hasn’t… Read more »


13th May 2020 - Billy Gilmour Is Ready For Scotland Senior Side

When lockdown finishes and football can resume safely, The Tartan Army will focus on trying to finally qualify for another major tournament.  Scotland are potentially just two play-off games away… Read more »


11th May 2020 - SPFL And It’s Members Can’t Ignore The Fans

Without the support of a club’s fans, they won’t be able to survive this pandemic. That is the simple truth of it when it comes to the game in Scotland. … Read more »


20th April 2020 - Time To Think About SPFL TV

When you look at the current debate regarding league reconstruction in the SPFL one thing seems to continually come up that hinders the process.  It has been widely reported that… Read more »


19th April 2020 - Stuart McCall: The Scottish Workhorse

f When thinking of Scotland heroes of my generation numerous names spring to mind; Ally McCoist, Gary McAllister, Colin Hendry, John Collins, James McFadden, Scott Brown and Andy Robertson to… Read more »


17th April 2020 - Survey: Scottish Football League Structures

The SPFL announced yesterday that a league reconstruction task force is being formed. What do you like and dislike about the current structure, and what do you think should change?… Read more »


14th April 2020 - Opinion Piece: SPFL Should Accept Dundee’s First Vote

  I think it’s fair to say that The SPFL haven’t covered themselves in any glory over the past few weeks.  The whole voting debacle just doesn’t sit easy with… Read more »


10th April 2020 - A Look At League Reconstruction

It’s looking increasingly likely that the Scottish 2019-20 football season won’t come to a natural conclusion.  My preference has always been to wait it out and finish the various league… Read more »


6th April 2020 - Saluting SLOs!

In these extremely difficult times it’s vastly important that football clubs continue to keep communication open between themselves and their supporters.  Clubs are have managed to keep their social media… Read more »


3rd April 2020 - Scottish Football Needs To Stick Together

It’s important, especially in tough times like these, that football clubs and associations realise that the closer they stick to their fans and their communities then the better it will… Read more »


2nd April 2020 - Should We Forget About “Getting Back To Normal”?

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, our first concern has to be our health, the health of those around us, and the health of everyone else in society. Yet… Read more »


 

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