SPL Dundee CEO Gardiner Gets Behind 12-12-18 Proposal For Scottish Football
Scottish Premier League Dundee CEO Scot Gardiner warned that it is "now or never to radically overhaul Scottish football," according to Michael Gannon of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. And he claimed the controversial 12-12-18 plan is the "only show in town." Gardiner, who is one of the architects of the "much-derided proposal," said that every alternative structure was looked at -- including Rangers CEO Charles Green’s suggestion of three leagues of 14. But he insisted that "every other plan is dead in the water, and we will be stuck with the status quo unless the new structure is voted through later this month." Gardiner said, "We have to change, and we have to do it now. There is no point pretending otherwise. We are not in this position because everything is great with Scottish football" (DAILY RECORD, 1/17).