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8 hours ago, roman_bairn said:


Do you mean like McIntyre getting the Killie job?…

Like most that post on here, information passed can be incorrect.....

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Good to hear other chairmen for once, this forced period without games must be hurting many clubs, and nice to see the championship clubs will protect themselves at all costs.....
 

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/6659800/lower-league-sfa-spfl-18-match-season-promotion-threat?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebarweb

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Good to hear other chairmen for once, this forced period without games must be hurting many clubs, and nice to see the championship clubs will protect themselves at all costs.....
 
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/6659800/lower-league-sfa-spfl-18-match-season-promotion-threat?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebarweb

Other than the usual self interest,is there a reason why Championship clubs would not favour promotion and relegation this season if the League One is reduced to 18 games?
Something, of course, that the League One clubs have been given no say or control over?

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2 minutes ago, roman_bairn said:


Other than the usual self interest,is there a reason why Championship clubs would not favour promotion and relegation this season if the League One is reduced to 18 games?
Something, of course, that the League One clubs have been given no say or control over?

It’s a no brainer for me, Hearts still get promotion, the chasing pack still get the chance of play offs, but Alloa are saved from the drop.

Just an opinion.......

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2 hours ago, Bantabairn said:

It’s a no brainer for me, Hearts still get promotion, the chasing pack still get the chance of play offs, but Alloa are saved from the drop.

Just an opinion.......

Right now, my money's on the southern fermers or Greenock for last place.

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2 hours ago, Bantabairn said:

Good to hear other chairmen for once, this forced period without games must be hurting many clubs, and nice to see the championship clubs will protect themselves at all costs.....
 

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/6659800/lower-league-sfa-spfl-18-match-season-promotion-threat?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebarweb

The inevitable result of the earlier vote to NOT pass any rules addressing how the season would be resolved if it could not be completed as initially planned. It’s amusing (and disgusting, and inevitable) to see the people twisting to make a decision that’s in their best interest seem to be compatible with their positions in last years circle jerk fiasco.

One thing seems clear to me, and that is the arguments about you have to compete X% of the season/games to allow promotion/relegation are complete bullshit unless the understanding is had BEFORE the season starts. While deciding promotion/relegation based upon 18 games versus 27 or 36 seems a poor choice, it’s infinitely better than starting with an understanding that there will be promotion/relegation based upon a 27 game season and then telling everyone a few months later to just f**k off and we’ll try again next year because 67% of a season isn’t nearly as much as 72% of a season.

That being said, I guess an appropriate proportional payment to all the League One/Two sides might just make this complete balls up more tolerable, but in no way fair. I’ll also note there’s no way the SPFL/SFA would do that either!

7 minutes ago, badgerthewitness said:

Right now, my money's on the southern fermers or Greenock for last place.

Morton are a shoe-in (if the season continues), a wretched team being run by a disinterested management group. Let’s just say that Sammon would likely be viewed as an arriving messiah there right now...

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2 hours ago, roman_bairn said:


Other than the usual self interest,is there a reason why Championship clubs would not favour promotion and relegation this season if the League One is reduced to 18 games?
Something, of course, that the League One clubs have been given no say or control over?

If that happens, I'm done with Scottish football. The hypocrisy, double standards and all the rest pales into insignificance if we have the league above deciding if they'll allow promotion or relegation. 

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6 minutes ago, NewBornBairn said:

If that happens, I'm done with Scottish football. The hypocrisy, double standards and all the rest pales into insignificance if we have the league above deciding if they'll allow promotion or relegation. 

Yep. I consider football and falkirk a pretty important part of my life. But if the league above even had a vote to decide whether relegation was allowed, never mind rule that it wasn’t, I’d find another country’s league to watch.

Should we just have a vote every season to decide if we’re going to allow relegation this particular year? Genuinely cannot believe the stuff I’m reading. 

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53 minutes ago, bairn88 said:

Yep. I consider football and falkirk a pretty important part of my life. But if the league above even had a vote to decide whether relegation was allowed, never mind rule that it wasn’t, I’d find another country’s league to watch.

Should we just have a vote every season to decide if we’re going to allow relegation this particular year? Genuinely cannot believe the stuff I’m reading. 

Agree, the worry for me is that with extending the date out till March, clubs would want at least three weeks of training to get anywhere near match fitness, that leaves a realistic date of 21st March to re-start. Unless there’s a shortened number of games, the chances of restarting for me is zero. 
 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56010053

 

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I presume no prize money will be handed out either as that could only happen last season we were told if the league was called?

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4 hours ago, Bantabairn said:

Agree, the worry for me is that with extending the date out till March, clubs would want at least three weeks of training to get anywhere near match fitness, that leaves a realistic date of 21st March to re-start. Unless there’s a shortened number of games, the chances of restarting for me is zero. 
 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56010053

 

McInally's comments wrt the mental health of players are a bit strange. I doubt that a potential vacuum of perhaps four of five months, maybe longer, is going to create any kind of "certainty". Quite the opposite. He's a bit of a gobshite, but never shy when it comes to giving an opinion, and that gets him a bit of publicity. I wouldn't mind someone from our management team putting across our point of view and stance in the national media, but you never hear so much as a peep from them on this matter. Very disappointing.

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4 hours ago, Bantabairn said:

Agree, the worry for me is that with extending the date out till March, clubs would want at least three weeks of training to get anywhere near match fitness, that leaves a realistic date of 21st March to re-start. Unless there’s a shortened number of games, the chances of restarting for me is zero. 
 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56010053

 

Only option with that kick off date is 7 weeks at 2 games per week and extend till end of May dropping the cup competition.

Not good but its either that or scrap the season.

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6 hours ago, Bantabairn said:

Agree, the worry for me is that with extending the date out till March, clubs would want at least three weeks of training to get anywhere near match fitness, that leaves a realistic date of 21st March to re-start. Unless there’s a shortened number of games, the chances of restarting for me is zero. 
 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56010053

 

I don't understand what he means here :

"We were prepared to test, but that is just a waste of money for part-time clubs whose players then go to work." 

The players in the leagues above who are still playing are not in any bubbles either.  Testing does not stop you getting the virus wherever you are but it is enough to keep you playing competitive football.  

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1 hour ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

Only option with that kick off date is 7 weeks at 2 games per week and extend till end of May dropping the cup competition.

Not good but its either that or scrap the season.

I agree with this.

With the lay off and short pre kick off training period , playing twice a week will no doubt lead to a flurry of muscular injuries but it's genuinely the best option. Scrapping the season, in the context of football, would be really sh*t.    

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It would be really shit but it's probably what's going to happen. f**k knows what damage that will do to us but I hope Rawlins have got deep pockets. The powers that be don't care, Doncaster is a complete buffoon he must have some serious shit on someone to still be in a job. 

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Surely there would have to be a vote since it’s a member’s organisation?  Can’t just say by the way we’re pulling the plug now. Stranraer’s chairman made a valid point - the lower leagues returning would have helped the Scottish Government as we volunteered to test approx 550-600 people per week which could pick up asymptomatic carriers that wouldn’t necessarily have been found without. Granted some of these part time players can work from home but not all will be so. 

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