POLL: Should the SPFL be subjected to Doncaster or Longmuir?



With the 42 senior clubs voting to accept the Scottish Professional Football League proposals, despite continued criticism from some quarters, the next step is to appoint a chairman, chief executive and an non-executive director after the board members had been selected.

With the powerbrokers of the new SPFL in the guise of Eric Riley (Celtic), Stephen Thompson (Dundee United), Duncan Fraser (Aberdeen), Les Gray (Hamilton Accies), Mike Mulrney (Alloa) and Bill Darroch (Stenhousemuir). This board is tasked with taking our new revamped league forward and ditching the stale and moth ridden SPL and SFL behind it for good.

So why are the SPFL board selecting a chief executive between SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster and SFL chief executive David Longmuir. Two men who have overseen the continued demise of the Scottish game both on the park and off it financially and attendance wise.

The big question is – why are the SPFL not looking to bring in someone with fresh impetus, new ideas and above all a track record that is not stained with failure?

It is all well and good stating there isn’t enough time to recruit a new chief executive, especially one that is of sufficient credibility and stature to grab the SPFL by its cojones and drag it to a better level than it is currently.

With their choices limited to Doncaster or Longmuir – its like playing Russian roulette with bullets in all the chambers. Now I may be a tad harsh on the duo, but if they cannot work their so-called business brain and magic on the SPL and the SFL, what hope do we have for them to work their magic on the SPFL? A bigger organisation, more responsibility and more finance to play with or not to play with whatever way you want to look at it.

So in that regard, we are asking our readers to vote on what way we should go down the route of in terms of the SPFL chief executive. We would like to hear your comments on the subject also. Keep them clean though!

Who should be the SPFL new chief executive?

  • Someone else (81%, 81 Votes)
  • David Longmuir (8%, 8 Votes)
  • Neil Doncaster (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Doncaster [one year then replaced] (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Longmuir [one year then replaced] (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 100

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About Author


Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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