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Snoods might make a spectacular fashion comeback.

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The SPFL seem determined to keep Hearts in the top flight I wonder if there is more to this "donation" from the Hearts supporting benefactor than has been publicly announced, it certainly sounds like a stipulation is that Hearts must be in the Premiership.

I can see this passing with a 14 team top league & the current set-up of 3 leagues of 10 below that, too many lower teams currently oppose the 14/14/14 model so the SPFL will amend the proposal to ensure that the teams vote for the 14 team top league.

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No strings offer Aye right!

Total  joke parcel of rogues the lot of them!

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Get that in the fucking sea.

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Keeping Hearts in the top league seems to be a a priority. I also wonder if getting Thistle and Falkirk into the next league is the difference between one and two leagues being able to start 

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41 minutes ago, Dee-funked said:

The SPFL has asked clubs if they would back a 14-team Scottish Premiership for next season and, if not, how might their objections be overcome.

In a letter to clubs in the top two tiers, chief executive Neil Doncaster queried if enlarging the Premiership for five years would be more palatable.

He also asked clubs what other factors should be taken into account around league reconstruction.

Responses have been requested by 17:00 BST on Friday.

Doncaster is also expected to ask similar questions of clubs in Leagues One and Two following their divisional meetings on Wednesday.

Call their bluff : financial distribution of TV money equally, an end to 11-1 (or 13-1 if it's a top 14, I suppose) voting to stop one-of-you-know-how vetoing all votes, ending pish like the "being able to cancel 1 home league game for a friendly"  and any and all other little things that favour the Bigot Brothers. I'm pretty sure that will bring an end to any ideas for a half-arsed reconstruction job at the moment...

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Why do they want to hear clubs comments on what might work for them?  Surely that has been covered in all the recon work?

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2 hours ago, North Terrace Gazza said:

So the money did have strings attached then? We will be having a 14 team top division by hook or by crook.

The reported "£4.75m" has mysteriously dropped to "£2m", and a question of a 14 team top flight.

I'm sure anyone with half a brain can figure out what's happening.

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Scottish football can't be allowed to be run in this way, I thought it was corrupt after the initial vote but feck me if they allow Hearts to stay up now then they should get the bloomin jail!

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Will someone just fucking relegate Ann Budge!!

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Do you think Rangers and Celtic will accept the roughly 50k in money from James Anderson ?

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33 minutes ago, SJP79 said:

Do you think Rangers and Celtic will accept the roughly 50k in money from James Anderson ?

Rangers* would eat wet dog shit for a spare 50k these days.

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What does £50k actually do for the clubs? I get that it's a decent sum especially as you go lower down the leagues, but it surely won't make a dent for some clubs if they do closed doors/mothballed till the new year.

 

This is all a tactical move by Budge to save her precious Hearts, get the bluff called and reconstruction in the sea and see what happens.

 

 

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So Budge arranges £2 million to push through her reconstruction plans. According to her relegation would cost Hearts far more than that. It’s a bung pure and simple and no doubt most clubs will take it and run.

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2 minutes ago, super_carson said:

What does £50k actually do for the clubs? I get that it's a decent sum especially as you go lower down the leagues, but it wont make a dent for some clubs if they do closed doors/mothballed till the new year.

This is all a tactical move by Budge to save her precious Hearts, get the bluff called and reconstruction in the sea and see what happens.

It would cover the cost of testing for most of the season. An additional barrier that would stop more clubs from being able to play 

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It would cover the cost of testing for most of the season. An additional barrier that would stop more clubs from being able to play 
I thought the cost was substantially higher than that? Still doesn't address the lack of income if crowds are banned long term.

As an aside, would tests carried out my football clubs and other sports clubs be counted in government figures? If so, there could be an argument that it could/should be subsided.

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18 minutes ago, AyrExile said:

It would cover the cost of testing for most of the season. An additional barrier that would stop more clubs from being able to play 

It likely would get close to it anyway. That is, as previously pointed out though, only half the problem. Even if there were no testing, playing closed door would be loss making.

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32 minutes ago, AyrExile said:

It would cover the cost of testing for most of the season. An additional barrier that would stop more clubs from being able to play 

Ross County chairman said its £50 per person, and you've to do it two or three times a week.

On top of that the actual testing set up, according to the Ross County chairman, is £35k on it's own.

So £50k would get you the machine to test it, then youd have £15k for actual tests.

That's 300 tests.

Squad of 18, plus manager, assistant and physio.

14 testing sessions.

3 a week.

Youd presumably get a month of testing from £50k.

If you dont buy the machine then testing costs are higher.

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15 minutes ago, super_carson said:

I thought the cost was substantially higher than that? Still doesn't address the lack of income if crowds are banned long term.

As an aside, would tests carried out my football clubs and other sports clubs be counted in government figures? If so, there could be an argument that it could/should be subsided.

£40 a test, taken twice a week for 30 people was the numbers quoted on the radio. That was for full time so don’t know how part time would fit in.  There are a few different sources of income and potential for other donations in the future. I would also imagine players contracts are about to be significantly less than before. Not sure if they would be included in the testing figures and also doubt the govt would bear the cost of these 

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