TODAY ONLY - Under 12s can go free to all SPFL Championship matches with a paying Adult
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TODAY ONLY - Under 12s can go free to all SPFL Championship matches with a paying Adult

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Children under the age of 12 will be permitted free admission to any of the 5 games played in the Scottish Ladbrokes Championship on January 13 if they are accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Brechin 15:00 Livingston
  • Dumbarton 15:00 St Mirren
  • Dunfermline 15:00 Dundee Utd
  • Inverness CT 15:00 Queen of Sth
  • Morton 15:00 Falkirk
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Great deal OP. There will no doubt be some sneering comments on the quality of Scottish football but:
1. Anything that encourages kids into the game can only be a good thing
2. Scottish football has been woefully managed by the SFA in terms of tv money, you can't blame the clubs for that
3. The Scottish Championship (the 2nd tier) is probably the most competitive in British football.

Dunfermline v Dundee Utd looks the pick of the games for me.
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Great deal OP. There will no doubt be some sneering comments on the quality of Scottish football but:
1. Anything that encourages kids into the game can only be a good thing
2. Scottish football has been woefully managed by the SFA in terms of tv money, you can't blame the clubs for that
3. The Scottish Championship (the 2nd tier) is probably the most competitive in British football.

Dunfermline v Dundee Utd looks the pick of the games for me.
The premier league team I support in England have free season tickets this year for under 13s


No no deal here

beating man united at home was a particular highlight of the season so far
Edited by: "dodgymix" 13th Jan
Thistleno120 m ago

Great deal OP. There will no doubt be some sneering comments on the …Great deal OP. There will no doubt be some sneering comments on the quality of Scottish football


Is it any wonder people joke about it, when the attendances at the premiership games often struggles to reach five figures (unless either of the old firm are involved), and those in the lower leagues can be under 1,000 ???

More people turned up to see Coutinho's arrival in Spain than many top flight attendances in Scotland, and the big two take more fans to away games than total attendance in the lower leagues.

It's a similar picture in some of the lesser leagues across Europe, which explains why their teams are often rubbish in big competitions, as they don't have the money from attendances or television rights to attract decent players, and so the cycle continues, with no broadcaster willing to pay good money for the television rights as nobody wants to sit at home and watch the equivalent of local park football, when they can see a game involving a top European side.

It will be interesting to see just how large the crowd at Dunfermline is, for what you call the pick of the games - you cannot blame the SFA for the fact that according to Wikipedia the population of Dunfermline is around 50,000, so around 25% of them would have to turn up to be the equivalent of a good crowd in a third tier game south of the border.
2 clubs in this division had averages attendances less than 900.. seriously???


Only 5 clubs in Scotland have attendances above 6407

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Take them down to Hackney Marshes...they're all in a pub league too...
kamenitzabrit49 m ago

Is it any wonder people joke about it, when the attendances at the …Is it any wonder people joke about it, when the attendances at the premiership games often struggles to reach five figures (unless either of the old firm are involved), and those in the lower leagues can be under 1,000 ???More people turned up to see Coutinho's arrival in Spain than many top flight attendances in Scotland, and the big two take more fans to away games than total attendance in the lower leagues.It's a similar picture in some of the lesser leagues across Europe, which explains why their teams are often rubbish in big competitions, as they don't have the money from attendances or television rights to attract decent players, and so the cycle continues, with no broadcaster willing to pay good money for the television rights as nobody wants to sit at home and watch the equivalent of local park football, when they can see a game involving a top European side.It will be interesting to see just how large the crowd at Dunfermline is, for what you call the pick of the games - you cannot blame the SFA for the fact that according to Wikipedia the population of Dunfermline is around 50,000, so around 25% of them would have to turn up to be the equivalent of a good crowd in a third tier game south of the border.


You can't compare one of the biggest transfers in football history to the Scottish second tier. It is what it is. The Scottish league has lost out to the big leagues in terms of the money thrown at them. In context, it was announced this week that the sponsorship deal for all 4 Scottish leagues for the next two years will be £5 million, so £2.5 million per year (about 1/60th of the Coutinho fee) between 42 teams (and one would imagine the Ugly Sisters will hoover up the lion's share of that).
Child cruelty, but a deals a deal.
Dunfermline already offer a free season ticket to under 12s but this is good for away fans or those that don't have time to register for the season ticket.
dodgymix3 h, 36 m ago

2 clubs in this division had averages attendances less than 900.. …2 clubs in this division had averages attendances less than 900.. seriously??? Only 5 clubs in Scotland have attendances above 6407[Image]


Because a lot of these towns have a population of around 20000.Not to mention the number of celtic/rangers supporters buses that also run from these towns.
kamenitzabrit3 h, 55 m ago

Is it any wonder people joke about it, when the attendances at the …Is it any wonder people joke about it, when the attendances at the premiership games often struggles to reach five figures (unless either of the old firm are involved), and those in the lower leagues can be under 1,000 ???More people turned up to see Coutinho's arrival in Spain than many top flight attendances in Scotland, and the big two take more fans to away games than total attendance in the lower leagues.It's a similar picture in some of the lesser leagues across Europe, which explains why their teams are often rubbish in big competitions, as they don't have the money from attendances or television rights to attract decent players, and so the cycle continues, with no broadcaster willing to pay good money for the television rights as nobody wants to sit at home and watch the equivalent of local park football, when they can see a game involving a top European side.It will be interesting to see just how large the crowd at Dunfermline is, for what you call the pick of the games - you cannot blame the SFA for the fact that according to Wikipedia the population of Dunfermline is around 50,000, so around 25% of them would have to turn up to be the equivalent of a good crowd in a third tier game south of the border.

Scottish football has one of the highest supports per head of population in Europe. But you keep believing what you believe
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This should be standard in every league where the grounds aren't filled every week.

I follow the Irish League, the team I support has an average of 2100 but a ground that can hold 6500 (well it's held 30,000 before but restricted thanks to H&S). I've followed my team since a kid, getting lifted over the turnstyles. It's stuck with me, I was there last week and I'm listening to the match on the radio atm and I'll be there next week.

I'd love this to be standard in our league.

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kamenitzabrit9 h, 17 m ago

Is it any wonder people joke about it, when the attendances at the …Is it any wonder people joke about it, when the attendances at the premiership games often struggles to reach five figures (unless either of the old firm are involved), and those in the lower leagues can be under 1,000 ???More people turned up to see Coutinho's arrival in Spain than many top flight attendances in Scotland, and the big two take more fans to away games than total attendance in the lower leagues.It's a similar picture in some of the lesser leagues across Europe, which explains why their teams are often rubbish in big competitions, as they don't have the money from attendances or television rights to attract decent players, and so the cycle continues, with no broadcaster willing to pay good money for the television rights as nobody wants to sit at home and watch the equivalent of local park football, when they can see a game involving a top European side.It will be interesting to see just how large the crowd at Dunfermline is, for what you call the pick of the games - you cannot blame the SFA for the fact that according to Wikipedia the population of Dunfermline is around 50,000, so around 25% of them would have to turn up to be the equivalent of a good crowd in a third tier game south of the border.


I was surprised to read that Scottish football has the 3rd highest attendance per capita in European football. Until I thought about how much of that is down to the old firm accounting for more than half of it. Even in Edinburgh many people count themselves as Rangers or Celtic fans, which is pretty sad.
ptkdon5 h, 29 m ago

Scottish football has one of the highest supports per head of population …Scottish football has one of the highest supports per head of population in Europe. But you keep believing what you believe[Image]


That's different to what I read that had us at 3.68% behind Iceland and Cyprus, but the weekly attendance in your picture you've provided is less than a Celtic home game (actually in my previous post I didn't take away games into account so perhaps more than half was a stretch).
bryanhaines39913 h, 54 m ago

That's different to what I read that had us at 3.68% behind Iceland and …That's different to what I read that had us at 3.68% behind Iceland and Cyprus, but the weekly attendance in your picture you've provided is less than a Celtic home game (actually in my previous post I didn't take away games into account so perhaps more than half was a stretch).


That's because people from Edinburgh fife, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, Perth etc etc support rangers and Celtic due to "religious reasons"
ptkdon34 m ago

That's because people from Edinburgh fife, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, …That's because people from Edinburgh fife, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, Perth etc etc support rangers and Celtic due to "religious reasons"


Edinburgh have their own teams for that, but no idea what that has to do with my post.
bryanhaines3998 m ago

Edinburgh have their own teams for that, but no idea what that has to do …Edinburgh have their own teams for that, but no idea what that has to do with my post.


You're having a go at attendances. I'm giving reasons.
ptkdon1 h, 57 m ago

You're having a go at attendances. I'm giving reasons.


I guess you quoted the wrong post but I still don't see where I "had a go at attendances". Regardless, as I said we have our own teams supposedly aligned with religion so that doesn't work as an excuse for Edinburgh. Being Scottish I'm well aware of the sectarian nonsense but do any of these people actually go to church?
bryanhaines3996 h, 59 m ago

I guess you quoted the wrong post but I still don't see where I "had a go …I guess you quoted the wrong post but I still don't see where I "had a go at attendances". Regardless, as I said we have our own teams supposedly aligned with religion so that doesn't work as an excuse for Edinburgh. Being Scottish I'm well aware of the sectarian nonsense but do any of these people actually go to church?


So why do folk from Edinburgh support them then? I doubt many go to church but they still like to use it a an excuse
Edited by: "ptkdon" 14th Jan
ptkdon5 h, 52 m ago

So why do folk from Edinburgh supper them then? I doubt many go to church …So why do folk from Edinburgh supper them then? I doubt many go to church but they still like to use it a an excuse


I've no idea what you're asking
Edited by: "bryanhaines399" 14th Jan
ptkdon7 h, 9 m ago

So why do folk from Edinburgh support them then? I doubt many go to church …So why do folk from Edinburgh support them then? I doubt many go to church but they still like to use it a an excuse


Seems obvious now I see support instead of supper (thought you were talking about the chippy). Possibly the same mentality that caused the Rangers gate to increase bigly when Souness et al signed and they started winning i.e. fair weather and bandwagon supporters, not like there's much else of interest in the SPL since Alex Ferguson went south.
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