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D-Day for SPL clubs looms

ImageBy Andrew Skinner

Scottish Premier League clubs have arranged a meeting for early May to finally decide upon changes to the existing league structure.

Following a round of talks at Hampden today, representatives from the twelve SPL sides discussed what course of action to take following rejection of a 12-12-18 proposal a fortnight ago.

Eleven of the twelve top flight clubs needed to vote in favour of those plans in order for them to go forward, but both Ross County and St. Mirren opted against them.

As a result, the twelve teams met again at the national stadium today to discuss other aspects of the proposal that could be taken into the format for next season.

These included the possible merger of the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League governing bodies, the fairer distribution of prize money between teams, as well as the potential introduction of relegation play-offs from the top tier.

Today’s meeting was described as the last chance for clubs to discuss change in time for the start of next season, with failure of clubs to agree at May’s meeting certain to result in the present system being retained for the following campaign.

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