A spectre is haunting Scottish Football


Scapa, No, the clear inference from Doncaster is that the product …

Comment on A spectre is haunting Scottish Football by Smugas.


No, the clear inference from Doncaster is that the product is completely unsaleable which I would be extremely surprised were that the case particularly now that the two bodies have merged so the old boycott threat is removed.

I would speculate that the board have ‘agreed’ to accept that position on the basis, as you say, that next seasons back where they belong tour should attract a higher sum. It would be interesting to see the response if something (eh EJ 😀 ) puts a spanner in that. Who will be the first chairman to break ranks and say hang on, so we could have had little and often but you promised ‘large’ a promise that at best you could not make and, in fact, it may yet transpire that you had info to confirm that an event was going to knacker the very thing you were selling.

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A spectre is haunting Scottish Football
I know one way of cancelling it!

A spectre is haunting Scottish Football
I’ll summarise for you non sky’ers.

Rangers will be fighting off managerial applicants with a big stick for the chance to play in front of 50,000 every other week. Money no object, obviously!

A spectre is haunting Scottish Football
And would anyone like to hazard a guess at dj’s solution?

I mean without using the words king, 16m and belong obviously.

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reasonablechap 5th November 2020 at 08:24

I think that certainly in recent years, it would be much more accurate for it to read…

"When you pull on that jersey you are not just playing for a football club, you're playing for a PLC"

Sorry, me no understandy…

I thought the separation was an accepted given now no…?

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You have to remember Menace the “being out” and the positive test are not necessarily related.  As I understand it, Players 1-4 can be out and player 5, who is within just one of 1-4’s training bubble can test positive for the fan to struggle. 

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Agreed wottpi.  Aberdeen in a way actually called their bluff and said ok we’ll play.  The approach now seems to be that we’ll all simply avoid there being a repeat rather than address what I personally think is inevitable at some point.

and FWIW I still wouldn’t agree with giving “them upstairs“ executive powers to do what they deem fair.  They negated that possibility a long time ago.

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The issue would have been (I think) how does the SPFL order a game to be forfeit if “the offending side” is standing there ready to play? 

What will happen if for instance in the hypothetical match City versus Utd, 4 of City’s players and families are pictured in Dobbies having lunch in close proximity and the pictures hit the Rags websites?  Or, as is perfectly possible, 2 from each side?

i assume that’s the purpose of tomorrow’s zoom call with managers and captains.

Similarly I’m not sure on what grounds the SG could act.  They can order the postponement, as they did, not the forfeit.

and of course, if City happen to be top 5 premiership and Utd are part time, is it even fair to apply the play or forfeit rule?

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Absolutely Homunculus, particularly the last line. Which is what I suspect will make it completely unworkable.

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