Scottish Supporters Network

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Strengthening Scottish Football
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Strengthening Scottish Football

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.

30th June 2020 - Tartan Army Should Welcome Lyndon Dykes If He Chooses Scotland

Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes has a big decision to make when it come to picking which international side to play for, with both Australia and Scotland vying for his services. … Read more »

22nd June 2020 - It’s Time Scottish Football Embraced The Rooney Rule

  The Black Lives Matter protests all across the world have shown us that our society is still not truly equal.  Now is the time, when we still have no… Read more »


17th June 2020 - SPFL Could’ve Respected Pyramid System Had They Promoted Brora Rangers & Kelty Hearts

Once again talk of league reconstruction has failed to materialise as too many clubs decided against a new 14-10-10-10 league set up.  It was always going to be a tough… Read more »


14th June 2020 - Clubs Urged To Do The Right Thing

Scottish football often suffers from ‘statement-itis’, but yesterday’s board update from Partick Thistle struck exactly the right note. With SPFL clubs being asked to cast indicative (rather than binding) votes… Read more »


14th June 2020 - Killie Hitting The Right Notes On Social Media

Many a Scottish football club have impressed me on social media channels during this lockdown but not many have been quite as strong as Kilmarnock FC (@KilmarnockFC).  The Rugby Park… Read more »


11th June 2020 - Permanent League Reconstruction Finally Up For Debate

We were delighted to see that the most recent league reconstruction proposals being debated by the SPFL clubs are for permanent change, rather than the temporary adjustments that would have… Read more »


10th June 2020 - Saluting James Anderson’s Wonderful Gesture

Today has been a good day for Scottish Football.  This morning, The SPFL Trust announced a donation of over £3m from Edinburgh based philanthropist James Anderson. This magnificent gesture will go… Read more »


8th June 2020 - To B Or Not To B Team?

The latest twist regarding league reconstruction has seen the idea of the big two in Glasgow having B teams in the lower leagues.  To be honest, I have never been… Read more »


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 »


 

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