One of the biggest problems we have is that many people feel that they have hammered to death all the arguments. In fact, some of the arguments have been discussed but only on their own merits rather than as a part of a package of changes underpinned by a more radical rethink of the purpose of having a national football league in the first place.
It seems to me that the whole edifice has been structured (over the last 25 odd years) so as to enable the participation of Celtic and Rangers in the Champions League. Of course, both of those clubs were instrumental in the structural changes that were necessary to achieve that end, but there was a large contribution from the SFA, SPL and, latterly, the SPFL.
The crazy league structure, the pitiful TV deals, the lack of financial fair play rules, and the gerrymandering of committee memberships are all symptomatic of the underlying disease which is slowly eating away at the economic hearts of all the other clubs in the league. Maybe between 3 and 5 teams in the Premiership (and top of the Championship) are on life support with a very dodgy connection to the socket, Dundee included. Must we wait until a few actually die before people take notice?
When the next three biggest clubs in the league, even with full houses every week, can barely lay a glove on the top team over many years, you have to wonder how things could ever become more competitive without some truly fundamental changes.
The silence of other club chairmen is deafening. I wonder are they just scared or are they complicit? The apparent ineptitude of those running Scottish Football has been taken as read by most for so long, maybe we have just come to accept that that is the way it should always be.
The media will talk about the excitement at the bottom of the league and the play-offs, but when the pain suffered by the losers is so great, it might as well be played out in a bull ring, or maybe the colosseum or the Hunger Games studio. It is a particularly gruesome form of entertainment.