The resolution put forward by the club formerly known as Rangers requires 75% support from the other Scottish clubs to get it off the ground.
Clubs can vote by proxy to register their support, and given that 81% of them happily voted to end the season based on the SPFL motion, it appears, on the surface, that such support is unlikely to appear.
Although it’s Scottish football, and anything can happen, perhaps this would suit the current narrative and allow “rangers to claim that everyone and anyone is against them, and it’s everyone elses fault that the club are going out of business.
Still, there was hope of a new revenue stream for the stricken club yesterday, and we hear they are primed to take advantage of it.
The guy who does their statements is already putting something together.
There was an interesting reply to yesterdays diary that throws open another angle to the clusterfuck of football in Scotland.. some of you may not have seen it as it wasn;t added until late evening, but it’s worth repeating here…
1 A 15pt deduction for this season makes Celtic uncatchable even allowing for their unplayed game v St Johnstone getting a pools panel type verdict and reducing gap to 10 with 24pts left to play for. 10+15 =25 so Celtic win by observing full sporting integrity which quoted rules are an attempt to preserve. Use that to counter their argument that a title earned in an unfinished season goes against sporting integrity.
On same SC comment I linked to a UEFA article that covered clubs who otherwise would have been refused a licence being given one under a global relaxation of UEFA FFP. It was clear UEFA saw that as unfair.
On the accounts Phil Mac Giolla Bhain reported in March that SFA told “Rangers” there were problems with their accounts.
Those accounts had to be with the SFA by 31st March and I have it on an authority I trust that the accounts are indeed at Hampden but no public declaration under Company Law type rules has been made.
Taking 2011 process as example the licence was granted on 19 April 2011 and UEFA informed of clubs granted on 26 May 2011 so there may be a licensing issue that SFA are aware of and possibly UEFA.
Finally on an SFA power grab: dont forget they are sitting on the JPDT relating to Res12 so are hardly in a position to accuse SPFL of skullduggery especially as a party to the 5 Way Agreement that allowed “Rangers” to use the CAS clause in the 5 Way to swerve the SFA JPDT proceedings that SFA knew about when going the JPDT route.
Throw in that Celtic accepted the 5 Way in July 2012 (and they did) and you can see why Scottish football’s symbol should be Ouroboros – the snake that eats itself.
There does seem to be a lot of self interest in our game, both at Hampden and in the boardrooms around the country. Celtic, of course, are not innocent in all of this, and the venom with which the Ibrox board have attacked the SPFL , had it been replicated by Lawwell back in the days of the Five Way agreement and the dodgy licence issuing, then perhaps we wouldn;t have to go through it all a again..
The real losers in all of this are the very ones who pay for it, the supporters.
All we want is a game to watch every few days so we can take our minds of the daily humdrum of life. It’s just that those entrusted with providing that don’t seem to be very good at it. Although they have mastered the art of making money out of it for themselves.
As we have said before, this is an opportunity to clean the game up and move forward to the benefit of everyone, clubs, players, supporters and even those charged with running the game.
We have to take it.
Over in France the league season is over.
ESPN reported yesterday…
The 2019-20 French football season is over after French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that no sporting events will take place until at least September.
Speaking while unveiling France’s plans to exit confinement, Philippe confirmed that all sport must remain prohibited in the coming months.
“Big sporting events will not be able to take place before September,” Philippe said. “The 2019-20 season, notably for football, will not be able to resume.”
The decision ends Ligue 1 and Ligue 2’s hopes of returning to training in May for a mid-June restart and puts further pressure on UEFA regarding the Champions League, with Paris Saint-Germain in the quarterfinals and Lyon leading Juventus in their round-of-16 tie. UEFA had planned to play the Champions League to a finish in August but this is becoming increasingly doubtful.
French federation president Noel Le Graet confirmed the end to the season shortly afterward.
Le Graet to Le Telegramme: “Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Championnat National and the D1 Feminine are definitively stopped for the 2019-20 season.”
Le Graet also ruled out the scenario of starting the 2020-21 season in January or February.
The Professional Football League (LFP) and French Football Federation (FFF) will now have to decide how to deal with the question of promotion, relegation and European qualification concerning the top three tiers of French football, as well as the potential restart of football in September.
PSG, 12 points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand, also face an anxious wait to discover if they will be crowned champions. The club have said they are willing to play abroad in order to complete the Champions League season.
The political decision to put a stop to all large sporting events leaves no room for debate, and given that scientists are still unsure what it is about Covid 19 that kills people-see New York Magazines article on the virus-
-then it is the only sensible decision to make by any responsible authority, which of course rules out the Westminster government and the EPL clubs, some of whom have resumed training, despite the protests of players who fear the risks to their health that such a resumption would produce.
Premier League players fear rush to restart season will risk their health
Clubs are also concerned government officials will use the resumption of football as a tool to deflect criticism
Nicola Sturgeon has advocated facemasks to be worn in enclosed spaces in Scotland, and given the high transmission rates of the virus, that is quite sensible, and if she expands that common sense into large sporting events in Scotland, then all the whining and wailing in the world isn’t going to change her mind.
Football is no different from any other industry.
The health and safety of all involved is the most important thing, and anyone who disregards that should probably apply to join the Conservative Party.
The virus is here to stay, and if society doesn’t adjust to that, then no amount of juggling the death tolls will hide the fact that will be…actually it probably already is…the greatest catastrophe of modern history.
If you don’t count Mrs Browns Boys, that is.
Speaking of television, I see that there are plenty of old Celtic games to watch to pass the time away, including this one, against the old Rangers…
Yesterday, we had this…
Clubs voting the now by proxy to have or have not the EGM.
Sevco should provide the evidence they claim to have to ensure support of their motion now rather than wait till clubs have voted.
Why the wait?
Errrrmmm…..because they have zilch?
BBC Scotland offices at Pacific Quay are looking a bit the worse for wear at the moment..
Caption: Stuart Regans office 2011
David Murray opens his new business in Nepal
In a bar room in Govan
Across from the Debt Dome
He ordered a drink on the slate
His eyes looked quite wonky
So I walked on over to ask how he got in that state
When the drink finally hit him, he said:
‘That’s me quittin’. Ah’ve finally stoapt livin’ oan dreams’
‘Ah’m sick o’ the laughter an’ here ever after’
‘Ah’ll just let that fat clown Park pye fur the team’
In the mirror I saw him
And I closely watched him
I thought how he looked like a hun
He came up to the stranger, sat down beside him
His arse must have weighed half a ton
His six chins were wobbling
He looked like a zombie
For a minute I thought he was dead
But he started shaking, his hun heart was breaking
He turned to the stranger and said:
‘Ye picked a fine time tae leave us, Dave King’
‘Wi’ a squad full o’ duds an’ a twat managin’
‘We’ve had some bad times, got aff wi’ some crimes’
‘But this time we’re really done in’
‘Ye picked a fine time tae leave us, Dave King’.
After I left them, I pished myself laughing
I thought how they both seemed so thick
The near-bankrupt mug Park and penniless crook King
Who had to buy players on tick
They came up with some beauties
Like bids from the Chinese
They must have thought we’d lost our minds
But the bullshit Dave sold them
And the lies that he told them
Kept coming back time after time.
(As sung by the late Brenny Rodgers).
Excellent, including ‘Brenny Rodgers’:)
On a warm summer’s eve
On a train bound for Central
Billy met up with the schyster
They were both too tired to sleep
And one just kept a-starin’
With eyes just like Ben Turpin’s
The boredom overtook them,
And he began to speak
He said, “Billy, I’ve made a life
Out of stealin’ other people’s money
Knowin’ where the courts are
You can see it in my eyes
So if you don’t mind me sayin’
Billy you’re out of aces
For a shot of my share offer
I’ll give you some advice”
Billy handed him his wallet
And he took his last fiver
Then he bummed a cigarette
And asked him for a light
Billy said smoking on a train’s illegal
And his faced lost all expression
He said, “If you’re gonna play the game, Billy
You gotta learn to play it right
You’ve got to know when to hoax ’em
Know when to fraud ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re shittin’ on their table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the stealin’s done
Every fit and proper guy knows
That the secret to survivin’
Is knowin’ what to throw away
And knowin’ what to keep
‘Cause the Red Hand is a winner
And Stevie G’s a loser
And the best that you can hope for is a Petrofac you can keep
And when he finished speakin’
He turned back toward the window
Crushed out his cigarette
And faded off to sleep
And somewhere in the darkness
The shyster broke wind – a beezer,
And in that waft of shit
I found a share that I could keep
You’ve got to know when to hoax ’em
Know when to fraud ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re shittin’ on their table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the stealin’s done
Are you after my job, Puggy? You’re already the caption king ffs!
Superb! One of your best, and there have been many crackers, well done Arsene bloody well done!!
Hope you’re well – big love Christina
Thanks, Christina, but every artist must have his critics – especially when he’s a piss artist!
“His arse must have weighed half a ton”
I trust someone has checked the loo seal.
World wide football reflects all that is corrupt.
FIFA: Franz Beckenbaur- Theo Zwangier- Wolfgang Niersbach- Horst Schmidt- Urs Linsi, all former high ranking FIFA. officials up on corruption charges, but after 5 years the trials end, time barred and a “No Verdict” decisions. All over a £8.4 m. paid out of the FIFA. accounts with no accountability.
UEFA. Who could forget Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter, Blatter paying Platini £1.35 m. for work done, again no accountability.
But they all pale into insignificance compared to Murray and his MIM. there is not enough space to examine his chicanery, it leaves you bereft at those involved in football. That is why honesty in sport is worth fighting for, to clear out the detritus and clean up the game.
Sky- Translation-gate, who was the culprit, are we satisfied by their explanation?
BBC Sport-sound, King Billy-gate.
Talksh!te, The hurting Huns, you can kiss a frog, but the after taste is somewhat fishy.
I think the quality of football in the top League in Scotland is just right. Scrappy enough for mistakes, but not so Scrappy it’s crappy.
Caption : Recruiting for BBC Sportsound underway …
For once,congratulations to the SPFL board(except for one)regarding their strongly worded letter which is basically telling the Huns and the ones without the coach fare to bring it on or dry their eyes.The two clubs that have played out of Liebrox have been the biggest cheats/crooks in Scottish football history and have the sheer audacity to call others into question? The other clubs will never give them the support that they require,nearly everyone is disgusted with their carry on,especially in these horrible days.They chant ‘No-one like us’…..wonder why….
Enybody But Tic…
Caption : The Rangers first attempt at “Everyone Anyone” – EBT – Everyone But Taigs”.
My suggestion for the caption.’…as the candidates for BBC Sportsound pundits await their interview’
Caption: Henrik Larsson is ejected from the BBC Sportsound studio for breaking the no socks rule
Dear Mr Park
Is any football club in this terrible pandemic across europe acting as arrogant and foolishly as our club has in recent weeks.
The spfl gave every club a fair way of voting on what was the best way for everyone to try and conclude the season as best it could under the current global pandemic. An overwhelming majority voted with the spfl.
Even though we believed we had Dundee in our back pockets and we conned Inverness guy to believe he was getting a job here, to do our campaigning for us, we also knew our wee cousins at Hearts would always back us up, our masterplan has failed as we aren’t the power we were once.
You say you have evidence to show all our clubs, how the vote was rigged, as I was part of the spfl board I’m sure I would have noticed but maybe it passed me by,I might have been out at lunch or something when this all took place.
With every passing day since your revelation and accusation we need to produce that evidence, we cant do anymore to stop the 9 it’s our last hope.
Please forward it on thanks boss.
Yours Stewart Robertson
Spfl and TRFC
s still laughter.
They're creepy and they're klan kooky,
mysterious and spooky,
they're all together ooky;
The sevco family.
Lets go with the ignored intuitive!
TRFC shake & bake.Just add salt.
sevco have you a hat FC.
I’m getting fucking tired of this shit, 9 in a row is a stick on no football until sept at least and no sevco in the league for good.Jelly anyone.
2 bowls please!
Caption: Filthy liquor, filthy lucre, filthy loafer.
The rest of scottish football getting pissed off me thinks.
Following the SPFL directors written resolution, which was passed with a large majority of SPFL clubs, we now need reconciliation and contrition from all parties if we are to safeguard the future of Scottish football.
We face huge challenges to ensure we can get the new season up and running on target and safely for all involved, and it is vital that all stakeholders collaborate and engage meaningfully with the Joint Response Group’s task force working groups, pooling our knowledge, experience and resources for the greater good.
As SPFL directors, we have volunteered our time freely, in uniquely difficult and challenging circumstances and have participated on a fully-functional SPFL Board, which we believe has operated in an entirely fair and even-handed manner.
We have each put our own self-interests behind us, to do what is best for Scottish football but have had to endure our professionalism and integrity as well as our compliance with our legal duties to the Company being openly called into question in recent weeks.
All of the SPFL Board meetings have been conducted in a fair and even manner, with everyone being able to voice their opinion and fully digest the many and varied issues that we have had to consider in forming our decision making.
In an attempt to reduce its own costs, ultimately for the benefit of all 42-member clubs, the SPFL furloughed several staff and a number of the executives voluntarily took salary cuts.
As a result, only an executive team of five remain to administer and manage the on-going business of the organisation as well as planning for the end of the current Season and for Season 2020/21.
Their workload has been extremely onerous, managing a huge number of additional tasks – liaising with the SFA, medical officers, the Government, UEFA, other league bodies, our commercial partners and clubs.
As a consequence, has everything been done perfectly and has it always been fully communicated? Of course it has not, and this is a point we have already raised to ensure the organisation is future – proofed for subsequent boards after we stand down.
Indeed, at our request, the SPFL Chairman will be issuing a comprehensive Q&A document within the week, addressing many of the claims or questions that have been put into the public domain.
We trust that this will give you, the members whom we have been appointed to represent, the same high level of comfort each of us has in the actions of the SPFL executive team.
We are unaware of any impropriety or any disregard for appropriate qualities of corporate governance.
If Rangers* Football Club has a dossier of evidence which shows anything to the contrary, then we would repeat the call for it to be brought forward immediately, because we, as club representative directors, have a clear duty to interrogate any allegations of misconduct or the like which it contains.
The SPFL Board is dealing with a fast-moving set of circumstances, with a skeleton staff trying hard to prioritise matters. It’s an unenviable job, and we are sure the many fair-minded people in Scottish football fully understand this.
All of the executive team retain our full support and admiration. Further recrimination and division will only decrease our chances of playing football matches in Scotland any time soon.
The players, fans and officials deserve our best collective efforts. At a time when thousands of people in our communities are dying of Covid-19, Scottish football needs to reflect and consider how this looks to the outside world.
In keeping with SPFL Rules, we will now have a general meeting on 12 May, when clubs will have the chance to either support or reject the resolution requisitioned by Heart of Midlothian, Rangers and Stranraer.
We live in a democracy and the SPFL Articles are clear – if 75% of the clubs in the Premiership, as well as 75% of the clubs in the Championship and 75% of the clubs in Leagues One and Two vote that we should spend our executives‘ time on matters other than Seasons 2019/20 & 2020/21, and clubs’ money on lawyers’ fees, then we will.
But if the resolution fails to gain the support of enough Members and the requisitioners nonetheless continue on their current course, the cost to our game will be incalculable.”
The letter is signed by by Motherwell’s Alan Burrows, Les Gray of Hamilton, Ewen Cameron from Alloa, Dunfermline’s Ross McArthur, Ken Ferguson of Brechin City and Peter Davidson of Montrose.
Is it a week already? One year on another Lisbon Lion to remember. Stevie Chalmers passed one week after Cesar and today we remember Stevie, his Lisbon goal that won the European cup. I hope that both of their families are coping with their loss. RIP. Stevie Chalmers- Another of our Lisbon Lions, who passed away one year ago today.
They never die those that live in our hearts forever.
God Bless all our Lions,they continue to inspire us more and more each passing day.
The goal that conquered Europe and better still killed the rangers
Join the discussion…
Stevie Chalmers. Underrated or what?
Can they? Yes.
Mike I had a wee go at trying to buy some of Stevies brilliant memorabilia in particular the shamrock top sadly I was well short but for the family it was a huge success.HH the Lions
Sorry you missed out Jimmy, but as long as the family was happy, then that is what matters the most.
Well done Henke, thanks for putting Stevies goal scoring picture up.
The Lisbon Lions, the crème de la crème of European football.
I’d hazard a guess at the Rangers evidence being along the lines of: ‘Murdoch Maclennan said he hated us.It was in Private Eye’. Usual scapegoating tactics to deflect from their own failings but it works 100% of the time with the fans.
Caption: HMRC launches new sting operation for the gullible
Though who was it that, that that Rangers FC that Murdoch Maclennan was relating to?
We`ve Copland Road terrazzo tiles.
My grandfather, father and I have paid into the game knowing it to be corrupt, sectarian anti Catholic and anti Celtic. I took my own kids and they take theirs. We also take school kids, many of whom have never seen Celtic through the great Kano programme. We do it because we are Celtic supporters and what the spirit of the Club means to us. Celtic winning is a small victory in our working life and is an affirmation that it is right to keep going.
We are the good guys here although there are some at our Club who are less so.
Support the team and what it stands for and let’s have less of the “ some of us seen it coming”
It was always thus… that’s why we go.
Well said Steve!
Caption; Mrs Barry8 Ferguson, after unexpectedly finding herself a rich woman, decides to put her money to work, by opening a convenience store near her home in Dubai.
Lunchtime at Hampden as one employee heads out to the chippy on Aitkenhead Road
New border crossing at Gretna opens!
The venom is 2 bob go to those that think that they care.
Out the platform claimants.
New Sevco megastore opens!
Dundee FC rung me.
What vocabulary are you and me to hear?
Their dance isn
t in victory,its in there.
Caption: The bears in the big blue hoose podcast transmitting live from Ibrox baby!!
The gers giveth
Do we kmow anything at all?
Letter D falls off Ibrox front door.
You have got to laugh. The SNP have fired up their ‘ crazy idea machine’ again , with the f@ckwit Michael matheson in charge ( im trembling already} .
A fund has been set up ….for……..Wider Pavements.
God bless wee Nicola and all her pals working night and day to save lives…..and widen pavements.
Maybe after trying to kill every pensioner in a care home has failed , they are going to rehouse them on the wider pavements just to finish them off.
F’king joke party , joke leadership.
AWWWWW The SNP thumbdooners are out in force.
Why not leave a comment on why you think widening pavements would be some sort of achievable priority during this crisis ?
Or if you disagree that the SNP are complicit with the killing of pensioners then please do add your name to a comment , instead of the faceless cowardly Thumbdoon.
Statement o’clock! How’s business James? Sounds like the Four Crown is going down nicely.
Glad you agree Piggy
sevconians,if you havn
t figured it out by now,s get ready.
Honk when you`ve sent a laugh.
Once the host of millionaire tax evaders until HMRC got wind , now below lyca mobile on scabby newsagents doors.
They are not doing social distancing in there, let me try the wider pavements, to get away from EBT land.
The zombies are brain dead and cry it’s no fair, there asterisks on their tops do not exist, unless they count the Petrofac Cup and Championship wins as major trophies. But still they deluded themselves and spend money on second rate players in the belief that they can return to the past, another Dimension more like.
Women leaves shop after she realised she had one foot in the grave
Out of supplies.
Is it true they`ve dried and cured the pitch?
Hybrid bloo dream.
Like many people of my generation I received an engraved invitation from the prime minister ( Spike Milligan) to visit some of their holiday camps for a period of two years. I was lucky. I spent eight months in Changi Singapore drinking. I then spent four months on Gan in the Maldives drinking even more. The point I am attempting to make is that people who have been in the Forces have a healthier disregard for government statements. Any government. So when the governor of Wuhan makes a statement I worry about what hasn’t been said. Being a closed society we may never know how bad it is there. Would they give the WHO free access?I doubt it. Question. How do you know when a politician is lying? Answer. His lips are moving.
Distrust not disregard.
Wouldn’t it be more beneficial to focus your scepticism on the government that directly affects your life?
Depends who you buy a drink for.
A lad picks a cow up and puts it in the back of the ute.
Drink his Dad
Whos who for you to turn to?
Does he drink the cow’s milk or continue to bleach his insides?
The Empire State Building stairs Run-Up (ESBRU) it is your Boris.
If not…she milk
Only just spotted that.
Cha, obvious off the cuff humour but the Doctor is earning what?
Trump is done..all bosses go worst.
Demarcation? Trade your own for a table.
ve always wondered about the upright northern hemishere wankers.If it dont hit it onto your left or right nipple in the winter the better half spits to change a page Scotchmen.
Caption: Nope my posts ain’t in here either.
Shall we see the in-house faces?
grammily I do not accept.
Get the boots out,we`ll do.
Wed-nes-day for those that miss more.
day Monti,elbow across the hemisphere.
Itll be Virgin & DUP that`ll.bassas
God wears The Capital commercial products.
Dadaism,they`ll take it.
Good day Port, hope you & the family are well.
I’ve just downloaded the entire Fawlty Towers collection, get through that lot then onto ‘ The streets of San Francisco’.
I take it you are searching the archives of Home & Away & Neighbours?
I used to have a thing for Mrs Mangle….
gangs of london is good
It was onlt youse lot that watched Neighbours,I never got that.
Australia is an Island,a big fucker.We`re closed.
Northern Hemishere, Claudia Winkleman,please explain.
is it true Monti that your neighbours either side tie it in a bow?
I’ll just say yes 🙂
“reconciliation and contrition”…
Someone at the SPFL has a sense of humour.
Are the Huns not bringing the game into disrepute?
Surely they can be punished for making accusations? Slander?
I would imagine there are plenty of legal minds from the SPFL and many clubs, keeping tabs on every Sevco statement looking for any libellous /slanderous content!!
I don’t listen to clydesportsound but I have been told Doncaster was on and he threw sevco under a bus !?
Something about the SPFL not willing to loan a club money , because the club are a risk and the clubs’ own bank will not give them a loan why should the SPFL.
Is that what he said ?
C 19 does affect my life very directly. Five years I was diagnosed withend term COPD ie less than twenty five percent lung capacity. I obviously asked the chest specialist how long my life expectancy would be. He informed me that the majority of patients diagnosed at my stage died within four years. I am hoping to live until xmas-I want to see what Santa brings me. I have the possibility to do that. I am being kept alive chemically with eight tablets and two breathing aids daily. I have an outside chance of living eight months if I catch C 19 I would be lucky to live eight days.
I was thinking along the lines of
EBT,s only accepted with a rolled up trouser leg
If they do it again.
s if who is in trouble.
Its not our fault.
Adidas Roman Collar.
Seamless, effin seamless shirt.
Anyone wanting some good tv?
I recommend Boca Juniors confidential, showing on Netflix.
Caption : Why is that poster so low down for EBT, ach that’s so Murray can read it more easily when he passes.
The good, the bad & the ugly.
” There you go half soldier ” 🙂
Quid quo pro! You cannot entice young players to Celtic from elsewhere and not expect higher income clubs to raid your youngsters. The thing is that Scotland is still producing some very talented young players. The lucre is so much involved in football that it entices 16 year olds and then they wait and not sign a new contract until the very last moment. Quid quo pro- we take them from elsewhere so cannot complain when others do it to us… oh wait. Forging friendships with higher earning clubs is a part of the modern game.
Mike you are right of course, maybe a lack of quality reserve football is stopping the lads signing here.Our quality street kids from the 60s and 70s were able to gain valuable experience in a reserve league where youngsters were given the chance to be educated through real game time against first team players returning from injury etc.
Although Feruz should be the warning not everything is greener on the other side to those youngsters.
Absolutely Jimmy. Celtic are an attractive proposition for players that cannot get game time elsewhere. We have a great track record for producing excellent young players, but clubs in richer leagues are siphoning off really young players at 14-16, such is there desperation to catch them younger and younger. In Scotland we are at a disadvantage in that many SPFL. teams cannot afford a second team, we see that in top tier teams who have many ex Celtic players playing for them.
I see the Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has tested positive for the Coronavirus for the fourth time in 6 weeks.
Surprised they haven’t bribed the doctor.
Seen that Henke, when I read it I thought, there will be no football this year, unless a vaccine is found soon. The clubs in the richer leagues will be pressurised into competing because of TV. monies, but will the governments allow them to proceed? I’m not so sure that they will. It makes the Hun stance all the more stupid.
You’re right Mike, I think we’ll be struggling to see any football this year and the implications that go with that are too scarey to contemplate , though I hope I’m wrong.
I sent a reply but alas it fckd off somewhere. You’re right Mike, it’s looking like no chance of football until late this year if we’re lucky and the implications of that are too scarey to contemplate.
Just seen that PSG are to be crowned champions today (12 ponts clear with game in hand and season declared finished). Much as I hate that wee arsewipe Neymar, this is all looking rather good.
Yoker, In my reply to Henke. I can see league closures happening more and more. Its only self interest, separate agendas and TV. monies, that is keeping their hopes to continue alive. The fact that the leagues in France have now closed, makes it more likely that league closures will happen more often elsewhere. Insurance- Transfers- Player contracts but most of all players safety and government intervention that will shut them down.
I take your point Mike and totally agree that safety has to always come first. Over here, the intention of the Spanish FA is for players to return to training next week (albeit in small groups) with the aim of resuming the league program in July. The government’s final approval will depend on how the situation develops between now and then but opinions are divided. I personally hope common sense prevails and that nothing is done prematurely. La Liga is very tight at the top, which complicates the issue of closing it down and electing a winner. After what’s happened in France, there should be more pressure on the SFA and SPFL to avoid dragging the debacle out any longer, end the season and award the title to Celtic so that preparations for next season can get underway.
Yoker, I don’t see the SFA. or the SPFL. being the problem here( for a change). Budge at Hearts is telling lies, saying that one club (that she cannot name or where they play) spoke to her about a loan. But the biggest squeals are coming from Park, for obvious reasons. These two chancers are making Scottish football look idiotic and what they do not realise is it is they who look and sound more idiotic. Parks is flying a kite and Budge sounds more desperate every day. Stranraer is part time and has no clout. A wee bit of sanity will surely prevail. Oh wait!
Already in the EPL. they are questioning the wisdom of making preparation’s to restart. I cannot see that happening until a vaccine is available, that, IMO. is the only way that it can restart.
A desperate cornered beast whose very existence is in serious danger will do (say) desperate things Mikey.
Desperate is the right description Yoker.
For every winner theres a loser yoker. Toulouse are going to fight and tooth and nail.
LesViolets.com have this afternoon published a letter from Ligue 1 side Toulouse’s President, Olivier Sadran, written to the LFP and FFF, which decries an initial decision made by the LFP this morning that would see his club relegated from the French top flight after the French government chose to prevent the 2019/20 campaign from restarting.
The LFP opted this morning to decide the final league classifications through a points per game format, which would see Toulouse finish bottom, despite there having been 10 games left to play for the season to be fully completed.
“I want to forcefully make my position clear: any decision to relegate a team based on the provisional classification taken from the 27th or 28th matchday taken against Toulouse would be unjust, unfair and unfounded in law… An abuse of power.”
“Consequently, a relegation pronounced on the basis of the provisional classification at the end of the 28th or 27th matchday would constitute an unacceptable departure from the principles of fairness and sports ethics of which the LFP and the FFF are the guarantors. Any unilateral decision to relegate would constitute a sanction not provided for by the applicable regulations.”
“In light of all of the above, TFC’s request is simply that the FFF and LFP abide by their own rules and act as guarantors of ethical and fair sports. Any other decision, which does not allow TFC to assert its right to opportunities of continued sporting and fairness, would be immediately challenged before the relevant courts.”
It’ll be interesting to see how that one pans out Jimmy. The absence of any clear ruling for this situation in the French FA rule book could be an issue.
Listened to Neil Doncaster on the clyde1 site. Reading between the lines… did sevco want the season null and void , no payments to any clubs , but then want a loan off the SPFL. No loan so they go after Doncaster . Deflect away from financial trouble.
Cant wait for the ‘wafer thin’ evidence to be produced.
This is gonna be hilarious.
I see Didier Agathe has caused quite a stir as he sets out on his managerial career with Durham City.
A wonderful player transformed by Martin ONeil from striker to one of the best wing back in Europe.
Used to meet him at Mass on Sunday evenings at Motherwell Cathederal always a gentleman.