Scottish Supporters Network

Hosted by Supporters Direct Scotland

Strengthening Scottish Football
SDS Logo

Get Fans In Hampden, Colts Should Start At Bottom & Have End Of Season Awards

Date: 12th May 2021

Let’s Get Fans In Hampden For Scottish Cup Final 

Scotland is easing ever faster out of lockdown with a new bunch of restrictions to be lifted next week. 

This is fantastic news and we should feel optimistic about the summer ahead. 

St Jonstone and Hibernian will battle it out on the 22nd of May to become the new holders of the Scottish Cup. It has been revealed this week that UEFA have granted a request from The SFA to have a limited amount of fans in Hampden to view the big day. 

Hopefully the Scottish Government will now rubber stamp the proposal that will see 3,000 spectators allowed onto the terraces to view the final in person. 

Having those supporters in the venue on the big day will obviously provide a big boost for both participating clubs but it should also act as a real glimmer of hope for fans around Scotland that live football next season is now a very real possibility. 

The event should also be seen as an ideal test for Hampden as it gears up to hosting some games for this summer’s Euros, games that will also see fans in stadium seats!

This year’s Scottish Cup final really will be all the more special if we can jump that final hurdle and see loyal fans supporting their teams in the venue.

Colt Clubs Should Start At Bottom Of The Pyramid

The Old Firm Colt idea is one that seems to continuously pop up and it’s one that always seems to get the back up of fans.

Earlier this week it was announced that for ‘one season only’ both Celtic and Rangers will field colt teams in the Lowland League. The decision was met with anger from various supporter groups and fanbases around the country. 

Personally, I have no issues with club’s producing Colt sides and fielding them in competition but they should enter the Scottish footballing pyramid at the bottom tier and work their way up.

I continuously say that to run a football club in Scotland in this modern era, you need to listen to your biggest stakeholders – THE FANS

The majority will only back this idea if they can see that it shows some sort of sporting integrity. Parachuting these young sides into a certain level will always be met with fan resistance. 

More clubs should’ve canvassed their supporters or members like Bonnyrigg Rose: 

Football Awards Should Wait Until The End Of A Season 

I don’t know why football always seems so intent in handing out awards before a season has actually finished. 

This year has seen Rangers manager Steven Gerrard lift the Scottish Writers’ Manager of the Year Award.

Now there’s no doubting that Gerrard is deserving of such an award. He has guided his Gers team to an unlikely title given the gap between themselves and Celtic in previous years. He has also watched as his players have gone the full term undefeated so far in the Premiership and they have also once again impressed in Europe.

Yet maybe St Johnstone gaffer Callum Davidson might feel that the dishing out of the award should wait until after his side play in their Scottish Cup final. A victory for the Perth outfit would see them claim a unique double as they won the League Cup earlier in the campaign. 

Surely to gauge the performance of a season, we should wait until that season is done before making our judgments? 

Posted in: Latest News