Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Scottish Premier League asked to consider winter break

Wed 30th Jun 2010 | Football Governance

The Scottish Football Association has been called to look again at introducing a winter break by Motherwell Football Club Manager Craig Brown.

Speaking to the BBC, Brown says that the football calendar ought to be reviewed for the overall good of the sport in Scotland.

"We need a sensible playing season. We should alter the season and certainly have a winter break," he said.

"One of the reasons against it is the financial problems but we have to alter things in the interests of the game."

"If you look at Germany in the World Cup, they insist on a winter break and you can see how good they are doing both at club level and on the international stage, so we have to learn lessons whenever we can."

Scotland's Premier League scrapped its winter break in 2003 after some clubs complained about cash-flow problems. The break had been part of the SPL set-up since its formation in 1998, although the 2002 break was abandoned because of that year's World Cup.

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk or ryan@fcbusiness.co.uk

Don’t forget to subscribe to F.C. Business Magazine to keep up to date with the latest comment from the football world. Click here to subscribe

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

The introduction of sin-bins among the topics to be discussed at IFAB's 131st AGM

Thu 2nd Mar 2017 | Football Governance

Greg Clarke will chair the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) at Wembley Stadium on Friday. England hosts the 131st meeting of the game’s...

FIFPro warning on two Malta clubs

Wed 1st Mar 2017 | Football Governance

FIFPro is advising players against joining two of the 12 clubs in Malta’s Premier League after evidence emerged of poor treatment of foreign footballers, including youngsters from Nigeria and...

Major Funding Boost For Grassroots Football

Wed 1st Feb 2017 | Football Governance

Underrepresented groups in grassroots football will soon have more teams to play in. The FA are investing £1.5m into the Grow the Game scheme – a programme that increases participation at...

Leeds United Owner Sanctioned By The FA

Thu 8th Dec 2016 | Football Governance

Leeds United and the club’s owner Massimo Cellino have each been fined £250,000 for breaching The FA’s Football Agent Regulations. The charges relate to the transaction involving the...