Why are we shocked by this and never even saw it coming I wonder?HARE
BY KEITH JACKSON
22:29, 27 MAY 2020UPDATED22:30, 27 MAY 2020
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Scotland's clubs will be warned next week that failure to thrash out league reconstruction in time for next season will effectively press the self destruct button on the professional game in this country.
Record Sport understands SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster is bracing himself for a series of monumental meetings next week - beginning on Monday when he will hold crisis talks with all 12 top flight clubs.
And Doncaster will attempt to hammer home the message that a radical overhaul of the current league structure - and in particular the lower three leagues - is no longer an option but an absolute necessity.
The move comes after an SPFL board held an emergency meeting to study a reconstruction ‘discussion paper’ put forward on Tuesday by Hearts owner Ann Budge.
Thursday’s meeting of the Hampden top brass also centred around growing concerns over next season’s Championship after a number of second tier clubs admitted earlier this week that they cannot afford to start up the next campaign behind closed doors.
And now Doncaster will have to spell out the dire consequences of any failure to agree on a new format in time for football’s big re-start.
Robust conversations, I’d expect.If it’s this dire why wasn’t he talking that way weeks ago. A complete and utter shambles.
Why let multiple attempts come and go and why wasn’t this distress signal sent after the first rejection of this by Premier clubs more than two weeks ago. What’s changed since then ?
Aberdeen chairman: "Whilst the group sympathises with the plight of the relegated teams, it concluded that this is not the right time to consider immediate reconstruction in the midst of a crisis"
The Scottish Premiership clubs have decided to abandon proposals to reconstruct the SPFL pyramid, concluding thatwww.skysports.com
I would like to see Hamilton and st mirren boycotted for both away matches next season when fans are allowed back obviouslyYeah just make the rules up as you go along, i'm absolutely sick of these bastards. I know it won't happen, but hope we boycott every single away ground next season.
More threats!That means clubs from the Championship down would be expected to fulfil all 36 league fixtures. And any club which could not play their games could then be faced with the ultimate threat of expulsion from the SPFL
One source told us: “These are going to be very difficult conversations but that’s just the reality of the situation Scottish football now faces.
“Doncaster will meet with the Premiership clubs on Monday to discover if there is any consensus among them for what Ann has proposed, in terms of a 14 team top division for next season.
“If they can’t agree on that then everyone will be back to square one. And that’s when the chief executive is going to have to explain the next steps to clubs in the lower three tiers. As things stand, three leagues of ten clubs is not going to be possible.
“Some Championship clubs have already made it clear they’ll be in no position to play a full league campaign. But unless 75 per cent of all clubs can agree on some form of reconstruction, then the rules state it must be a 36 game season.
“If any club can’t fulfil its own fixtures it would become a disciplinary issue - one of the most serious disciplinary issues there is - and it would carry unlimited punishments
I think it's just a case of them knowing that Hearts and other relegated clubs will have a cast iron case if/when they take them to court.More threats!
‘Somebody’ apart from Budge...must want this.
Otherwise, he wouldn't be pushing for this!
Come on Rangers board, just push the damn button will you please!
We need approval to resign, can you imagine the uproar if we did.Time for Rangers to file their law suits and obliterate this nonce and Lawwell's cabal of corrupt sycophants. Nuke the place, get with Cormack and Budge and demand a restructuring of the game. We need one governing body made up of impartial professionals. Otherwise we approach the English and ask for entry to wherever they'll have us. Work our way up.
We pay that specky c*** 400K to oversee this shambles.
Its kind of looking that way. I'm actually starting to wonder if there is any point in next season.It’s a comedy show. I’m honestly past the point of caring - the spfl will get what they want, hearts will stay up, same with Partick etc. Everyone will forget about corporate governance issues and Rangers will look like the bad guys for taking it any further.
This is spot on, isolate Rangers from everyone else and they can do what they want, when they want.It’s a comedy show. I’m honestly past the point of caring - the spfl will get what they want, hearts will stay up, same with Partick etc. Everyone will forget about corporate governance issues and Rangers will look like the bad guys for taking it any further.
There has been a valid reason for reconstruction for the past decade.I’d like reconstruction to happen, I think we need it sorted properly once and for all.
I wouldn’t vote for it if it’s proposed by this shower of con men though.
This mob make Charles Green and David Sommers look like fine upstanding members of the community.
football up here is over as a competitive sportThis is corrupt as f.uck .
only a few weeks ago , Doncaster was saying tovote against Rangers resolution to save Scottish football .
this has been engineered to firstly hand Celtic the title by any means possible and to now save hearts and avoid any legal problems .