There's no relegation from the Scottish Third Division, so the teams down near the bottom have nothing to play for. Which is the same in the XTPL, currently.
I'll explain the idea, as I understand it;
There is a second tier, consisting of another 12 teams (or however many we can get). They pick their teams in exactly the same way we did at the start of the first season - every Premiership player is eligible. So even though I have Drogba in my XTPL team, someone in the XTPL2 would be able to sign him for their team.
However, if that team was promoted he would lose Drogba, and any other players who are already in the XTPL. And vice versa, if I was relegated to the XTPL2, I would lose any players already playing for a team in the XTPL2.
I think there would need to be a system in place to allow promoted XTPL2 teams to buy some of those players from XTPL teams, so they don't end up with a completely empty squad.
Okay, I get it now.
In any case, given that the league has 12 teams, you know that the top teams should be fighting for the title (unless there's a dictator a la JD), a bunch of teams would be fighting for a CL spot, and the lower ones for a EL spot.
Taking a look to this:
Even TGO had chances to reach Europe until the last weeks for sure. Only Rob (SDD) was out since long ago. So it's not such a tragedy either, but if you are able to implement a XTPL2 with success, it'd be cool. On the other hand, the XTPL2 will suffer from the same problem or even worse. I mean, most of the teams of the XTPL1 will have something to fight for, titles, CL or EL... on the other hand, the low teams of XTPL2 may have nothing to fight for if they're not in the fight for promotion.
Hey, I'm not against it, I'm just giving you the thoughts I had when I was thinking about a Segunda Division for our league too.
Anyway, other thoughts... just in case you want to discuss about them. You can make some play-offs among the lower teams to get a place in the EL... it's a weird thing, but it may keep the excitement until the end. There would be a fixtures problem though.
Ah, and you definitely need to establish your Community Shield... why not?