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No to Conference League proposal

  • Post published:5 June 2023

Stranraer FC committee have overwhelmingly indicated that we as a club would not be voting in favour of the proposed Conference League.

Chairman Iain Dougan said: “We don’t want to go down the sanctimonious ‘sporting integrity’ route for our decision.

“As many are aware, when it comes to voting, it is often based on what’s in it for us, as we found to our cost during our COVID-19 relegation year.

“We as a committee focused more on the make up of the league and all it entailed.

“A ten team league with an automatic relegation and further playoff spots top and bottom, that only six teams were involved in was in our view very, very fine margins.

“The funding for such a league would in all honesty have been a welcome softer landing should our club find itself as club 42 and losing any ensuing playoff, but we have long held the belief that as part of the pyramid, both Lowland and Highland Leagues should have been funded from their inception.

“This is something that we will continue to push to keep on the agenda.”