But i don't really see anything for anyone to stand against anyway.
The SFA want Rangers in the second tier.
They believe anything worse will cause financial meltdown and seriously damage Scottish football.
They are trying to convince the clubs that is the case.
If the clubs don't buy into that they will not vote it in.
So where is the problem.
Could it be more democratic than that?
You have clearly misread the statement that has been released.
Basically, chaotically dressed-up as it is, that statement is a clear blackmail, ostensibly against SFL Divisions One and Two.
What it's saying is: If you don't swallow our (unproven) point(s) that accepting Newco. only in Division Three will wreak untold financial disaster upon all of Scottish Football - and therefore fail to act to tear-up the SFL constitution in order to elect Newco. straight into SFL Division One... We (SPL) will not only refuse to join with you (SFL) into a new unified league body (Scottish Professional Football League) per the SFA's wishes, we will in fact pull away further, creating a new SPL2 of twelve invited teams, which will no longer relegate to or allow promotion from the rump-18-teams left behind
- who basically, can go to hell.
This IS NOT democracy. This is totalitarianism. The statement is worthy of the Pyongyang regime!
The SFL is caught in a serious dichotomy. On one hand, while pretty much all the points in the statement are unfounded (yet) in facts and the statement itself relies 70% or so on financial fortune-telling, it remains critically short in balance with both sporting integrity and particularly fans' wishes.
It's the latter that really forms the second tine of the forked-stick. It's becoming clear that Scottish fandom as a whole is unprepared to tolerate any further Newco. shenanigans and it would appear that even a parachute into SFL3 is considered lenient by many. If the SFL accedes to this SPL demand, the teams all risk alienating and raising the considerable ire of their own fans. Most polls among fanbases show 85+% antipathy to this SPL blackmail scheme.
As I see it, the only way out is for the SFA to actually bare its teeth and take control. First step - refusing to nominate ANY SPL1/SPL2 team for European competition and SFA Cup participation by revoking their SFA memberships.
Can't see that happening though.