Has ill Phil been wheeled out yet as the bottom of the barrel must be close ?
Don't even need to do that just call the second game at McDairmid a neutral venue, sporting integrity says it's OK (2008 Gretna vs Them). Everyone has played each other twice, a balanced season.Sporting Merit for me would be equal games played home and away, let's go back to that point, pump St Johnston and walk away with title.
I'm surprised they have not seance with Tommy.
Wait a minute. So you can’t play the games behind closed doors because the home team doesn’t get the benefit... yet it’s ok just to hand a certain team the league even though they’ve not actually won it and aren’t guaranteed to win it.UEFA will be unable to ban Scottish clubs from the Champions League and Europa League next season if the SPFL decide not to complete the current Ladbrokes Premiership campaign, it was today claimed.
European football’s governing body, in conjunction with the European Clubs Association and European Leagues, wrote to their 55 member associations last week warning them it is “premature and not justified” to abandon league campaigns.
UEFA indicated that, after the Belgian Pro League moved to declare Club Brugge champions, clubs might not be granted entry to their lucrative club competitions in the 2020/21 season if they do so.
The SPFL are holding a series of conference calls this week to discuss the implications of the coronavirus crisis and the ongoing shutdown of football.
Tony McGlennan, the former SFA compliance officer who is now a lawyer specialising in corporate crime and contentious regulatory matters, believes they will be able to argue their champions were decided on “sporting merit” if they can't complete the fixture list.
"I don't see that term further defined in the (UEFA) regulations, nor is there reference of that being at the conclusion of a season," he told BBC Scotland yesterday.
"If (the SPFL) have financial or other reasons which is encouraging them to call or declare their league, there would be, on the basis of that criteria, an argument to say the final standing is based on sporting merit.
"Against that, there is a difficulty for them as they will be seemingly doing it in the teeth of UEFA opposition. It's a quandary.
"They would have a case, as far as I can see, to take this course of action and argue it with UEFA. I suspect that they may be more comfortable doing it with UEFA's acquiescence."
McGlennan continued: "This is a hugely unenviable task. The SPFL have to do what they consider right for their members. There will be varying interests within that, financial pressures, clubs in distress who will be looking at distribution of prize money.
"Equally, they will have their future relationship with UEFA to consider, they will also have where this may leave them in terms of eligibility for European competition. It's a risk-based analysis for the SPFL.”
Meanwhile, McGlennan, who was the SFA compliance officer between 2014 and 2018, has dismissed the likelihood of the final Premiership matches being played behind closed doors this summer due to safety concerns amid the current crisis.
"A game played behind closed doors doesn't have the same conditions as a game played live," he said. "Most obviously, the home team doesn't gain the usual home support benefit.
"If we play games behind closed doors, inevitably there is the greater risk of crowds gathering nearer stadia, of gatherings to watch the match on TV. It's hard to see how that would help the current situation."
Your grammar is impeckibellIs it funny how when wee are told that we have to not sing song and be on our best behavior and are watched by fare and we can do nothing about it as it is eufa rules and its there rules so we have to obay to be in there competitions. But when it suites the tims and there lacky's they cannot force these rules what a load of shit from the former compliance officer
Exactly this.What a pile of shite.
Surely sporting merit would be all the remaining fixtures being played?
We sang songs, and they got organised.Give it to the Hoops cause they were gonnae win it anyway an nat
Basically that is what he is saying
I never thought I would so many unashamed Celtic supporting scum in so many position of power and not just in football
15% or so of the population is catholic I bet more than 50% of the top jobs are filled with them