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Saint Jambo
1 hour ago, Niemi’s gloves said:

If the latest BBC story is right, all adult contact sport doesn’t restart until 17 May. But doubtless the SPFL/SFA will be lobbying to ensure that highland/lowland to league 2 playoffs can still go ahead..........  or perhaps not.

Yes, sorry your quite right. 17th May for contact adult sport outdoors. So would have to be played under the professional sport exemption, which Scottish Government have been willing to give previously. But as you say, it does give SPFL a potential out.

 

1 hour ago, milky_26 said:

the five rangers players who breached covid rules have all got 6 game bans

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56580699

 

4 games with 2 suspended. Looking at Rangers fixtures that means they'll miss two meaningless league games against St Johnstone and Hibs, a cup game against Cove and presuming they win that whoever they draw in the next run. They'll be back in time to play the quarter final and the last OF derby of the season. Not a huge impact it is fair to say.

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Malinga the Swinga
14 minutes ago, Saint Jambo said:

Yes, sorry your quite right. 17th May for contact adult sport outdoors. So would have to be played under the professional sport exemption, which Scottish Government have been willing to give previously. But as you say, it does give SPFL a potential out.

 

 

4 games with 2 suspended. Looking at Rangers fixtures that means they'll miss two meaningless league games against St Johnstone and Hibs, a cup game against Cove and presuming they win that whoever they draw in the next run. They'll be back in time to play the quarter final and the last OF derby of the season. Not a huge impact it is fair to say.

Looks like the boy on loan to Queen of the South misses Cup tie against vermin on Monday. 

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2 hours ago, Niemi’s gloves said:

If the latest BBC story is right, all adult contact sport doesn’t restart until 17 May. But doubtless the SPFL/SFA will be lobbying to ensure that highland/lowland to league 2 playoffs can still go ahead..........  or perhaps not.

If I was Kelty or Brora you would argue that they were allowed to play with testing for the Scottish cup so why not the play offs

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milky_26
1 minute ago, RobboM said:



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that is a poor attempt at an april fools

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1 minute ago, milky_26 said:

that is a poor attempt at an april fools


I think it's more a dig at the Old Firm's arrogance

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Hagar the Horrible
5 minutes ago, RobboM said:


I think it's more a dig at the Old Firm's arrogance

Its actualy quite clever, and a dig at Celtic, they are so against it

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Fozzyonthefence
On 01/04/2021 at 12:01, RobboM said:


I think it's more a dig at the Old Firm's arrogance


Hopefully means they will be voting against it. 

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Mikey1874
On 02/04/2021 at 20:39, Footballfirst said:

Why am I not surprised?

 

 

 

Quite right. Highlights the inconsistency of the SFA. And Rangers already punished the players. Good back and fro between John Kennedy and Steven Gerrard. Gerrard pointing out Celtic players not punished for drinking together. 

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Mikey1874

Hadn't seen it reported.

 

SPFL are to review the pyramid play offs. They say they are "considering several issues". Brechin's Ken Ferguson has resigned from SPFL board due to conflict of interest. 

 

Still have the proposal for the Colts which involved promoting 2 teams each from Lowland and Highland leagues. 

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2 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

Hadn't seen it reported.

 

SPFL are to review the pyramid play offs. They say they are "considering several issues". Brechin's Ken Ferguson has resigned from SPFL board due to conflict of interest. 

 

Still have the proposal for the Colts which involved promoting 2 teams each from Lowland and Highland leagues. 

Took him 12 months to learn what a conflict of interest is eh?

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3 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

Hadn't seen it reported.

 

SPFL are to review the pyramid play offs. They say they are "considering several issues". Brechin's Ken Ferguson has resigned from SPFL board due to conflict of interest. 

 

Still have the proposal for the Colts which involved promoting 2 teams each from Lowland and Highland leagues. 

It's in the East of Scotland Leagues thread.

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3 hours ago, Mikey1874 said:

Hadn't seen it reported.

 

SPFL are to review the pyramid play offs. They say they are "considering several issues". Brechin's Ken Ferguson has resigned from SPFL board due to conflict of interest. 

 

Still have the proposal for the Colts which involved promoting 2 teams each from Lowland and Highland leagues. 

 

From the BBC site -   https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56696019

 

A couple of  (..ahem..  )  interesting bits from it -

 

 

 

In a statement from the SPFL, Ken Ferguson (Brechin)  said he wants "to devote all my time and energy into ensuring that Brechin City do not finish bottom of League 2 this season".

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Kelty Hearts have been declared champions of the Lowland League and Brora Rangers announced as Highland League champions, both for the second year running.

However, the SPFL points out Kelty had played just 13 games and Brora only three this season and that it is not yet certain whether League 2 clubs will complete all 22 planned matches.

It will therefore decide on 19 April whether either Kelty or Brora "meet the SPFL's membership criteria".

"Only then will the SPFL be in a position to announce the position in respect of pyramid play-offs this season," it stated.

 

Well, well, well  - our revered SPFL blazers now considering SCRAPPING the concept of  relegation/promotion if you don't complete the full fixtures.      

 

And can anyone explain in what way Ferguson (having resigned)  will be able to devote "all his energies" to helping Brechin avoid relegation ?   Being on the SPFL board is not a full-time job anyway..... and he's not involved in Brechin's matchday team decisions.     A cynic might suggest that his former chums o the SPFL board are  "devoting all their energies" to that cause already.  :whistling:

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17 minutes ago, Lone Striker said:

 

From the BBC site -   https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56696019

 

A couple of  (..ahem..  )  interesting bits from it -

 

 

 

In a statement from the SPFL, Ken Ferguson (Brechin)  said he wants "to devote all my time and energy into ensuring that Brechin City do not finish bottom of League 2 this season".

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Kelty Hearts have been declared champions of the Lowland League and Brora Rangers announced as Highland League champions, both for the second year running.

However, the SPFL points out Kelty had played just 13 games and Brora only three this season and that it is not yet certain whether League 2 clubs will complete all 22 planned matches.

It will therefore decide on 19 April whether either Kelty or Brora "meet the SPFL's membership criteria".

"Only then will the SPFL be in a position to announce the position in respect of pyramid play-offs this season," it stated.

 

Well, well, well  - our revered SPFL blazers now considering SCRAPPING the concept of  relegation/promotion if you don't complete the full fixtures.      

 

And can anyone explain in what way Ferguson (having resigned)  will be able to devote "all his energies" to helping Brechin avoid relegation ?   Being on the SPFL board is not a full-time job anyway..... and he's not involved in Brechin's matchday team decisions.     A cynic might suggest that his former chums o the SPFL board are  "devoting all their energies" to that cause already.  :whistling:

Get the SPFL tracker out, watch the distancing then the inevitable return complete with his impartiality in tact. 

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