Cowan's Parting Shot over TV
Byline: PETER JARDINE
ALLAN COWAN quit the Partick Thistle boardroom yesterday with a warning to Scottish football that too much TV coverage is killing our game. The man who helped spearhead the 'Save the Jags' campaign 13 years ago stood down as chairman at Firhill amid fears for the future of First Division rivals Dundee.
Cowan also believes the SPL's one-up, one-down system is seriously damaging First Division clubs -- as well as fans, who are losing the habit of attending games. 'If the rumours I hear about a number of clubs are true, then I would be concerned for the future of Scottish football,' said Cowan.
'Falling crowds are affecting income almost everywhere and clubs have to address that problem. One of the main issues, in my opinion, is too much football on TV.
'People who were regular fans a few years ago are now taking the armchair option.
'The live experience is becoming less of a habit. And once fans get out of the habit then it becomes extremely difficult to tempt them back. …