Future of Scottish season needs clear plan to counter squabbling | Ewan Murray

23 March 2020 20:28
League should provide agreed percentages of prize money to help cashflow problems and issue amended rules for 2020-21Scottish football doesn’t need fixtures to trigger warfare. Circumstances around Rangers’ financial implosion in 2012 were such that the security of legislators was a live issue and the row over where precisely the club should find itself for the next season so intense that many would now struggle to recall the outcome of that summer’s European Championship (Spain saw off Italy in the final). Administrators warned that £16m – and television contracts – could be lost if Rangers kicked off 2012-13 in the bottom tier. A doomed plan was hatched to catapult the club into the First Division.By October, the tune had changed. “We’ve had to reinvent ourselves but that’s happened pretty quickly and clubs have adapted,” said Neil Doncaster, chief executive of the subsequently rebranded SPL. “The SPL and the clubs have adapted remarkably well to what people really couldn’t ever see happening.” They could even see the upshot on television. Related: So long Big Del, the sweary old-school Londoner who connected | Barry Glendenning Related: The Hand of God revisited – Football Weekly Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian