The following is from 2012...Regan should have been away then...
Turnbull Hutton of Raith Rovers has hit out at the bullying tactics used by the SFA and SPL to accept ‘re-organisation’ plans aimed at creating a First Division place for Sevco.
Leaked details of the plan have outraged supporters of all SFL clubs with Raith Rovers, Dunfermline, Morton, Hamilton Accies, Falkirk and Clyde all going public with their opposition.
Clubs outwith the SPL or even just outwith the big two Glasgow sides are often referred to as diddy teams with Hutton happy to use that derogatory term as the SFA and SPL turn to clubs like Raith to bail them out
“I accept that there is a lot of pressure being applied on various people,” the Raith chairman explained discussing the position that the SFL have been put in. “Maybe the organisation that is responsible for the so-called diddy teams feel under pressure from the mighty SFA and the mighty SPL.
“There’s a big issue with Rangers but the Rangers meltdown has got nothing whatsoever to do with the First Division clubs, it’s never been our problem and yet it seems to me that there has been an abdication of the SPL failing to sort it out in the first place, the SFA wading in but not doing anything and now we’ll just punt it to the SFL and let them try to sort it out.
“And just to help the process along why don’t we try to blackmail them and frighten them- it’s bizarre. If we are now at the stage of bending rules, accommodating, threatening and blackmailing we want to give it up.
“The threat is that if you don’t vote in favour of this they’ll set up an SPL 2 and you won’t be invited, what kind of organisation is that?
“There is a lot more realism in the management of the diddy league than I’m seeing from the leadership of the SFA and SPL.”
Turnbull added: “Scottish football has been based on, or should be based on honest sporting endeavour. There should be rewards for the good sides, relegation for the bad sides and the fans should come along and see something that is at least honest.