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SPFL court case

Judge giving his verdict just now. Motion by Dundee United to dismiss has been, uhm, dismissed.

Final verdict still to come...

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted on 3/7/20

If we'd waited then called it Budge would still likely have gone down the same path except we would have less time to resolve it and more chance of fooking the new season and potentially the TV deal with it?

A big issue is the number of clubs living so close to the breadline they have next to no contingency for any rainy day. That is the root cause of why those clubs asked the SPFL to move the speed they did - they could not afford to wait and see.

posted on 3/7/20

Once the game couldn’t be played (decided by the government) then the tv money was repayable.

Keeping the league “open” albeit without games but awarding prize money on any basis wouldn’t change that.

comment by NNH (U10730)

posted on 3/7/20

comment by deBear (U8633)
posted 1 hour, 30 minutes ago
comment by NNH (U10730)
posted 50 minutes ago
DeBear, clubs needed the money. Even now clubs have black holes that need filled <steadypointysmiley>

Of course the vote was handled badly but it’s worth noting the majority did vote to end it.
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The first option (and the one which should have been pushed by Doncaster) should’ve been to postpone the games, pay our prize money based on lowest position possible and see rise out lockdown.

Lockdown duration was predicted at that time.

Option 2 should have been to call it as we did.

Choosing option 1 whilst leaving the back stop of option 2 would have avoided all of this.



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Fair enough.

To be fair, I said for a while we were being too quick to call it but I understand why clubs were terrified about the financial side of it.

comment by deBear (U8633)

posted on 3/7/20

To be fair, I said for a while we were being too quick to call it but I understand why clubs were terrified about the financial side of it.

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And I think that was the reason that opition was pushed.

Not an unreasonable choice either given the circumstances.

It’s easy to second guess the past

posted on 3/7/20

I don't think they are due any compensation, the league was decided and prizes handed out relegation issued as you would expect.

posted on 3/7/20

comment by The Crystal Skull from thon Indiana Jones Disaster (U21917)
posted 59 minutes ago
I don't think they are due any compensation, the league was decided and prizes handed out relegation issued as you would expect.


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It's not really relevant, but that's a fantastic username.

posted on 4/7/20

I can fully understand the govan staunch stand on an asterisk on the 9th title in a row. It is to signify that a 'no surrender' policy was turned into a 'surrender' policy to finish the league they could not have won. I applaud them for recognising the fact that they knew it and it should be in the history books as the day they surrendered to the best team in Scotland. After all they have to let their team tale to the pitch every game showing the five tainted titles they won by cheating by showing it to the world with five asterisks above their badge. I applaud their honesty.

posted on 4/7/20

And that is why you never drink with window lickers.

posted on 5/7/20

Someone said the only ones wanting an * were the bears.
Well I know plenty Jambo's who want it too.
I liked NNH's comment implying a game against Rangers might help Hearts but given the positions that wouldn't be possible
I think it was quite clear any league choosing to play on was largely influenced by contract obligations linking to payments and little more. Decisions were about finance in every case.

comment by Miller (U9310)

posted on 5/7/20

Council it was all financial. The ones that are finishing are doing so are by in large doing so because they're big enough to absorb the hit and it would be bigger to not resume.

We might have been able to resume but we'd probably be stuck in the courts on teams not wanting to do that too.

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