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Campbell Ogilvie, President

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Council to debate fixture calendar

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


The Scottish FA today hosts its latest Council Debate at Hampden Park, with players, supporters and clubs discussing the potential benefits of a change to the fixture calendar.

The debate will centre around the question: Scottish football at all levels must embrace a realignment of the fixture calendar to maximise performance and entertainment.

A move towards ‘summer football’ has been a major contributory factor in the rise of women’s football in the country, while a commitment to a March to November season has also been part of the Scottish Youth FA’s embracing of the Player Pathway.

Can the senior professional men’s game follow suit? Stewart Regan, the Scottish FA chief executive, will chair the debate and pose that question, among others, to a range of guest panellists. Stuart Lovell, of PFA Scotland, Sheila Begbie, Head of Women’s and Girls’ Football, Iain King, Head of Sport at The Scottish Sun, and Greig Ingram, of Supporters Direct Scotland will all add their views to the argument, along with the Scottish FA council members.

Campbell Ogilvie, Scottish FA President, said: “Today, we will be discussing one aspect of the many changes being debated and consulted on: the proposed change to the fixture calendar. Scottish football is currently involved in a process that, ideally, will culminate in the kind of positive and radical change this will reinvigorate the game at all levels.
 
“League reconstruction is only one part of this wider debate. Discussion on the conventional fixture schedule and the recent successes experienced by those who have revised their calendars resonates at a time when we bemoan harsh winters, insufficient all-year-round facilities and consequent drop in entertainment value for supporters.
 
“I am sure it will make for a lively debate with positive outcomes that we can take to the Professional and Non-Professional Game Boards.”


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