After reading the statement from Stenhousemuir Football Club which can be read here . It’s a lengthy statement however it shows that their board have seriously looked at all the implications from the various scenarios presented to them regarding which ever league sevco play in.
Stenhousemuir have decided that they believe Sevco in Division one is the best outcome for their club which is fair enough but in my opinion is flawed and inconsistent. I one paragraph in particular relating to pros and cons of an agreement vote sevco into division one a mixed message is sent out,
- The impact for Stenhousemuir FC would potentially be financially positive given the additional media rights payment and the retained settlement agreement.
- However, it is acknowledged that the implications of supporters not returning to the game due to the adverse reaction of this could have a financial and lasting impact.
Now you can’t have it both ways. Either the club comes first or the fans come first. They openly acknowledged that fans may walk away from the game and that could have a lasting financial impact. Basically a loss of income from the most important people in the game namely football supporters.
I’m not going to judge the board of Stenhousemuir FC whichever way they vote it is their decision but the fact remains they and other SFL football clubs should never have been put in this position in the first place. A company which used to operate in the premier league went into liquidation . A new company was set up which acquired the assets of the dead company. It hen applies for the transfer of shares in the SPL to be transferred to the new company. That was quite rightly denied as the company have no history of operating a football team in Scotland.
The decent thing to do would then be to apply for membership if the SFL which they have but and start in division three. However Stewart Regan of the SFA, Neil Doncaster of the SPL and David Longmuir of the SFL have colluded together to corrupt the game in order to allow this new company into division one of the SFL with promises of sweeties for those good boys and girls who want to come to their party whilst others who don’t can stand outside in the cold looking in while all the good boys and girls play.
If your read the document released last week and the statement from Stenhousemuir Football Club it is clear that a gun is being held to the head of every member club in divisions 1,2 & 3. This is disgusting. This is corruption.