Welcome to the new Scottish Supporters Network newsletter, brought to you by Supporters Direct Scotland. This newsletter aims to bring our members closer together and better informed of news and best practice from across the network.

Win the Pieman Commeth Tickets

Win tickets to a new comedy by football administrator Bryan Jackson and David Belcher.  

The Pieman Commeth is a new comedy about the addiction and insanity of Scottish Football based on Bryan’s experiences of being the Administrator of 7 football clubs. Bryan worked on the administrations of Dundee, Clyde, Clydebank, Portsmouth Motherwell, Hearts and Dunfermline. In the majority of these cases, Bryan successfully transferred the ownership of the club to the community.

Colt Teams Not The Right Answer

In the past month, it has been reported that the SPFL want to push plans through that will see Under-21 teams from both Rangers and Celtic playing in League Two. It’s even been suggested that it could happen as early as next season.

Last summer, SD Scotland consulted over 1,000 Scottish football fans about the idea of integrating Colt teams into the league set-up. Just over 74% of those that voted said they were against the idea.

CAFE Week of Action 2018

The CAFE Week of Action is a unique opportunity for clubs, venues, federations and supporters groups to  celebrate the wider inclusion of disabled people and
the important role they can play in both football and the wider society.

This season’s CAFE Week of Action will take place between 3-11 March 2018 and CAFE will again be using the hashtag #totalaccess to share stories from across Europe and beyond. The CAFE Week of Action was celebrated in a total of 20 countries last season, and in 2018 we hope the message of Total Football Total Access will spread even further.

Behind The Goals Podcast

Welcome to the SD Scotland’s podcast ‘Behind the Goals’. Each week we bring you a new episode looking at a different aspect of our game. Check out previous episodes and subscribe using your favoured ‘podcatcher’ here.

To date we've spoken to The Terrace's Duncan MacKay about why the SPFL should consider implementing a centralised ticketing system, Chris Samson of Sports Marketing Scotland about clubs adopting 'start-up mindsets', Louise Strutt about Foundation of Heart's incredible story and SMISA's David Nicol about the Supporters Trust's work. 

On The Forum

Current topics on the SDS FanVox Forum we're asking for your input on include:


From The Network

As part of our objective to better connect fans, share best practice within Scottish sport, to promote supporter dialogue and promote sport clubs through which positive societal change can occur, here we share news from across our network and membership:

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