could maybe have a mirror league set up with youth teams under 22Exactly John,when we had a competitive reserve league,we brought our youngsters through, battle hardened and first team ready,Scottish fitba is dying from the roots up, nae pathway!!!!
that way premier sides would start in tier below bottom division
And the winners of mirror league can get promoted to the 3rd division and 3rd division can get relegated to top tier of reserve league
just cant get promoted to tier above if the first team is in it.
if first team gets relegated to same division as reserves then reserves auto relegate too and next best club in lower division gets promoted if their top side not in that set up.