2024/25 continues to be the season of change with Celtic affected; new Scottish Conference coming

By Hamish Carton

April 27, 2023

A new Scottish Conference division affecting Celtic is set to be voted through in the coming months, according to a report.

The Scottish Daily Mail say that the new fifth-tier of Scottish football will come into force from the season after next, once it is approved at the SFA’s annual general meeting in June.

The Conference is understood to have “broad support” from teams in the four SPFL divisions as well as the Lowland League and Highland League, with 51% of the SFA vote required.

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It will be a ten team division, comprising of four current Lowland League sides, two from the Highland league and the B teams of Celtic, Rangers, Hearts and Aberdeen.

Celtic will pay to be part of the set-up, which won’t be affiliated to the SPFL. Our B side won’t be eligible for promotion to League Two.

The change will come in to affect for the start of season 2024/25, with other differences for Celtic fans to tackle at that stage too.

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As we covered a month or so ago, the UEFA Champions League’s format is also changing with Celtic affected.

The competition will ditch the traditional group stage in favour of a single-league of 36 teams.

If Celtic win the league next season we will be involved, with eight games to look forward to, all against different sides.

It’s an exciting prospect, and while the Conference League may not whet the appetite in quite the same way, it’s still going to be something new and intriguing.

So enjoy the rest of this season and next. Things are changing after that.

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