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Kelty Hearts and Brora Rangers could still join SPFL next season as smaller clubs could go bust

KELTY HEARTS and Brora Rangers might still realise their SPFL dream — even if reconstruction doesn’t help them get there.

SunSport understands part of the initial round of league revamping talks included the stark possibility some smaller clubs could go bust.

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Kelty and Brora could join the be promoted if clubs go bust

Many sides in the lower divisions depend on attendances to cover costs, but there’s no sign of crowds being allowed into grounds any time soon.

 

Highland League champs Brora and Lowland League title winners Kelty have so far been blocked from promotion, despite being named as winners of their leagues.

Having the two clubs to call on to plug any gaps could become a possibility, while lower league football remains in cold storage.

They would normally have played off against each other, with the winner facing League Two’s bottom side for a place in the SPFL next season.

 

But with football unable to be played they were both told that wouldn’t be happening this season. The mechanics of how one would be chosen if there was only a single place wasn’t explored in the talks three weeks ago.

Hearts, Partick Thistle and Stranraer are being relegated after finishing bottom on a points-per-game ratio.
 

Jambos owner Ann Budge has put together a secondary reconstruction proposal which would keep the status quo with three divisions of 14 her suggestion.

But that looks set to be booted out in the coming days as well.

 

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Heartsmad1874

LEAGUE CUP BOOST 

Betfred Cup not over yet as Premier Sports tell SPFL they will be flexible over new start date.

 

 

PREMIER Sports have told the SPFL they are willing to be flexible over a new start date for the Betfred Cup.

 

SunSport revealed last week the tournament was under threat due to the Covid-19 crisis.

 

The Betfred Cup is scheduled to kick off with group stages on July 11 - but that is now a non-starter.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster has held urgent talks with Premier, who also have rights to the Scottish Cup.

 

And it’s understood the broadcaster assured him they are keen to screen a rescheduled Betfred competition later in the season.

 

The Premiership could now kick off on August 1 after the government gave top teams the green light to resume training on June 11.

 

But uncertainty over the future of the lower leagues makes it impossible to plan for the Betfred Cup.

A streamlined competition later in the season could be one solution - with Premier open to discussing new dates.

 

Meanwhile, lower league clubs will put forward a proposal to SPFL chiefs aimed at re-starting Leagues 1 and 2 in October.

 

Talks between north-east sides Peterhead, Cove Rangers, Forfar and Brechin have seen them agree that they could play fixtures with stadiums at one-quarter capacity.

 

Re-starting fixtures in October - possibly with three rounds of fixtures - would bring in much-needed revenue.

It’s hoped that by that time restrictions on bars and restaurants would also have eased, allowing clubs to sell hospitality packages for games.

 

One club spokesman said: “Most of the clubs take the view that using stadia at quarter capacity would suit our needs and would get us back into action.”

 

Now they plan to put it in front of the SPFL Board to see if it gains approval - but after the positive zoom meeting between Holyrood ministers and football bosses on Friday, they’re optimistic it will get the green light.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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jamboinglasgow
2 minutes ago, Heartsmad1874 said:

LEAGUE CUP BOOST 

Betfred Cup not over yet as Premier Sports tell SPFL they will be flexible over new start date.

 

 

PREMIER Sports have told the SPFL they are willing to be flexible over a new start date for the Betfred Cup.

 

SunSport revealed last week the tournament was under threat due to the Covid-19 crisis.

 

The Betfred Cup is scheduled to kick off with group stages on July 11 - but that is now a non-starter.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster has held urgent talks with Premier, who also have rights to the Scottish Cup.

 

And it’s understood the broadcaster assured him they are keen to screen a rescheduled Betfred competition later in the season.

 

The Premiership could now kick off on August 1 after the government gave top teams the green light to resume training on June 11.

 

But uncertainty over the future of the lower leagues makes it impossible to plan for the Betfred Cup.

A streamlined competition later in the season could be one solution - with Premier open to discussing new dates.

 

Meanwhile, lower league clubs will put forward a proposal to SPFL chiefs aimed at re-starting Leagues 1 and 2 in October.

 

Talks between north-east sides Peterhead, Cove Rangers, Forfar and Brechin have seen them agree that they could play fixtures with stadiums at one-quarter capacity.

 

Re-starting fixtures in October - possibly with three rounds of fixtures - would bring in much-needed revenue.

It’s hoped that by that time restrictions on bars and restaurants would also have eased, allowing clubs to sell hospitality packages for games.

 

One club spokesman said: “Most of the clubs take the view that using stadia at quarter capacity would suit our needs and would get us back into action.”

 

Now they plan to put it in front of the SPFL Board to see if it gains approval - but after the positive zoom meeting between Holyrood ministers and football bosses on Friday, they’re optimistic it will get the green light.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those lower league clubs are deluding themselves, who pays for hospitality in social distancing.

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Special Officer Doofy
3 minutes ago, Heartsmad1874 said:

ON CALL 

Kelty Hearts and Brora Rangers could still join SPFL next season as smaller clubs could go bust

KELTY HEARTS and Brora Rangers might still realise their SPFL dream — even if reconstruction doesn’t help them get there.

SunSport understands part of the initial round of league revamping talks included the stark possibility some smaller clubs could go bust.

1

Kelty and Brora could join the be promoted if clubs go bust

Many sides in the lower divisions depend on attendances to cover costs, but there’s no sign of crowds being allowed into grounds any time soon.

 

Highland League champs Brora and Lowland League title winners Kelty have so far been blocked from promotion, despite being named as winners of their leagues.

Having the two clubs to call on to plug any gaps could become a possibility, while lower league football remains in cold storage.

They would normally have played off against each other, with the winner facing League Two’s bottom side for a place in the SPFL next season.

 

But with football unable to be played they were both told that wouldn’t be happening this season. The mechanics of how one would be chosen if there was only a single place wasn’t explored in the talks three weeks ago.

Hearts, Partick Thistle and Stranraer are being relegated after finishing bottom on a points-per-game ratio.
 

Jambos owner Ann Budge has put together a secondary reconstruction proposal which would keep the status quo with three divisions of 14 her suggestion.

But that looks set to be booted out in the coming days as well.

 


Plenty clubs in the top flight that could go bust, never mind the lower leagues. Maybe if Kilmarnock and St Johnstone get flushed away, there will be a couple of spots open for Kelty and Cove? Should keep Cosgrove happy that scenario, he’s all about promoting the wee teams.

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jamboinglasgow
9 minutes ago, Special Officer Doofy said:


Plenty clubs in the top flight that could go bust, never mind the lower leagues. Maybe if Kilmarnock and St Johnstone get flushed away, there will be a couple of spots open for Kelty and Cove? Should keep Cosgrove happy that scenario, he’s all about promoting the wee teams.

 

I see that St Johnstone winger Drey Wright (one of their best players) looks to be off after St Johnstone offered a "brutal" wage cut (he is out of contract.)

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Special Officer Doofy
5 minutes ago, jamboinglasgow said:

 

I see that St Johnstone winger Drey Wright (one of their best players) looks to be off after St Johnstone offered a "brutal" wage cut (he is out of contract.)


Poor Wright... brutally axed. :(

 

Why don’t St Johnstone just go to their fanbase and ask them to help out? Start a wee collection. They could ask someone at FoH for advice on how to set it all up. Stuart Cosgrove could start the ball rolling by bunging a few grand in, like an act of philanthropy or something.

 

 

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BelgeJambo
4 minutes ago, Special Officer Doofy said:


Poor Wright... brutally axed. :(

 

Why don’t St Johnstone just go to their fanbase and ask them to help out? Start a wee collection. They could ask someone at FoH for advice on how to set it all up. Stuart Cosgrove could start the ball rolling by bunging a few grand in, like an act of philanthropy or something.

 

 

:indeed:

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500ClubCraig

“Premiership clubs have been given a targeted return date of 11 June for player training before the new campaign.“


So all their players and associated staff, physios etc will need to be taken off the furlough scheme from then?


Staff on state-funded furlough during the coronavirus pandemic are still allowed to train while they have temporarily ceased to work – as long as their employer’s core business is not training.

“Employees cannot do any work for employers whilst they are on furlough. They can do volunteer work, or training if this does not provide services to or for the employer, or generate revenue for the employer.”

 

Full time supervised Training for a Professional Footballer is surely in breach of the scheme as that is their normal work!

 

Lets see how many clubs can afford to put together a squad, pay them and cover the costs of testing etc.

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FinnBarr Saunders
19 minutes ago, Special Officer Doofy said:


Poor Wright... brutally axed. :(

 

Why don’t St Johnstone just go to their fanbase and ask them to help out? Start a wee collection. They could ask someone at FoH for advice on how to set it all up. Stuart Cosgrove could start the ball rolling by bunging a few grand in, like an act of philanthropy or something.

 

 

 

Isnt that what Gary Glitter was snared for?

 

I'm taking the piss before you bite Mothy

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Jambo66
36 minutes ago, jamboinglasgow said:

 

I see that St Johnstone winger Drey Wright (one of their best players) looks to be off after St Johnstone offered a "brutal" wage cut (he is out of contract.)

Where's rentagob Fraser Wishart when you need him?

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