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27 minutes ago, TonyFerrino said:

I think the other 26 teams agreeing to mothball may be more of a sticking point than the premier teams agreeing to split the pot up 16 ways.  Easier said than done. 

Yep - it's a complete and utter nonsense suggestion. Hearts and a handful of other lower league clubs (Dundee, Falkirk) seem happy to peddle this to try and forcr the rest of their league clubs to either foolishly commit to playing behind closed doors months in advance, in the middle of a pandemic, or allow then to be promoted on no sporting basis whatsoever into a 'temporary' league. It's not happening though.

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45 minutes ago, Gorgie greatness said:

Gossip columns saying possibility of one league for next season, the meltdown on here will be glorious if so😂

What the PL will do to keep hold of the £30 million.

Now circulating fake news!

For Scotland to have any standing in world football we must have not less than two leagues with promotion and relegation plus playoffs.

As Ayr chairman said they have costed testing at £50,000 plus £50 per/player/week for the weekly test.

If the championship teams could share the test equipment and be limited to pools of 20 players it would cost £430,000 for 18 games.

Time the £30,000,000 was distributed in a fairer manner and Covid-19 costs for all PL and CL teams should be seen as expenses this season.

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2 minutes ago, TonyFerrino said:

I guess so.  Is there a plethora of Scottish teams saying they need mothballing though?  Can only be a small handful at worst, so any fundamental change to the overall league structure sounds like more fanciful Save Hearts in Trouble drivel. 

I think the majority will need to go in to abeyance. It's how to deal with the "survivors" beyond Hearts and A N Other(s) hat think they can get through without supporters. If the top tier changed to 14 I'm not sure there's enough below that for a viable division. If it was to go up to 16, the rest really would be finished.

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The door needs shut firmly on any reconstruction talk.

All this fake news is brutal.

Crowds are being allowed back to sporting events in the USA next month.

Football leagues are beginning to start again over the next month.

Its still flippin May.Far too quick for knee jerk reactions to hearts problems.

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7 minutes ago, Sergeant Wilson said:

I think the majority will need to go in to abeyance. It's how to deal with the "survivors" beyond Hearts and A N Other(s) hat think they can get through without supporters. If the top tier changed to 14 I'm not sure there's enough below that for a viable division. If it was to go up to 16, the rest really would be finished.

Well worth a greenie.

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7 minutes ago, Sparticus said:

The door needs shut firmly on any reconstruction talk.

All this fake news is brutal.

Crowds are being allowed back to sporting events in the USA next month.

Football leagues are beginning to start again over the next month.

Its still flippin May.Far too quick for knee jerk reactions to hearts problems.

....you mean like calling the leagues to shaft Hearts, Partick and Stranraer?

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I also struggle to see how it would work practically, but how do you get around the issue that some teams can't afford to play behind closed doors and some clubs can't afford not to?

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2 minutes ago, LincolnHearts said:

....you mean like calling the leagues to shaft Hearts, Partick and Stranraer?

Far too late to play out the games.How could we start next season.Hearts are not shafted, they went down because they finished bottom.

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1 minute ago, DC92 said:

I also struggle to see how it would work practically, but how do you get around the issue that some teams can't afford to play behind closed doors and some clubs can't afford not to?

You wait until crowds are allowed back.Backload the season if you have to.

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3 minutes ago, DC92 said:

I also struggle to see how it would work practically, but how do you get around the issue that some teams can't afford to play behind closed doors and some clubs can't afford not to?

Survival of the fittest.

Going to be several championship clubs who are fucked. Plenty 3-0 wins awarded if this charade isn't put right.

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What's this nonsense about TV money being some sort of savoir?

It doesn't even make up half of team's income. The Premiership TV money does NOT make it affordable to play games in empty stadiums. Where are folk getting that it will?

Also please don't use bullshit terms like 'fake news'. Also please don't use terms such as 'fake news'. It gives such nonsense a legitimacy it doesn't deserve.

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Regarding teams having to apply for League 2 if they don't play; why? The SPFL won't strip them of their league membership. They'll still be league members under such proposals.

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29 minutes ago, Sparticus said:

The door needs shut firmly on any reconstruction talk.

All this fake news is brutal.

Crowds are being allowed back to sporting events in the USA next month.

Football leagues are beginning to start again over the next month.

Its still flippin May.Far too quick for knee jerk reactions to hearts problems.

Is that what you were saying 2 months ago (whatever you were called then) when the SPFL board were proposing calling the leagues and screwing Hearts, Partick, Falkirk etc? By all means take your opportunity to have a wee dig at us, but try not to look like a complete hypocrite while doing it.

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4 minutes ago, Sparticus said:

You wait until crowds are allowed back.Backload the season if you have to.

That might be a solution for clubs that can practically reduce their squad to a handful of players and/or make use of the furlough scheme to reduce their outgoings to a minimum. It doesn't help clubs who have to find a way of honouring relatively large contracts without football for 9 months.

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2 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

Regarding teams having to apply for League 2 if they don't play; why? The SPFL won't strip them of their league membership. They'll still be league members under such proposals.

Will they? If the SPFL say the Championship is going ahead behind closed doors and some members refuse to take part, how can you keep them in any leauge?

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1 hour ago, TonyFerrino said:

Sounds plausible right enough - a 42 team league.  Auld Auntie Anne and her pals in the media are starting to reek of desperation now.  

It’s being spoken in the light that lower league is possibly being mothballed.

still if it happened we’d need to inform torness to increase power for the seethe😂

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3 minutes ago, Pet Jeden said:

Is that what you were saying 2 months ago (whatever you were called then) when the SPFL board were proposing calling the leagues and screwing Hearts, Partick, Falkirk etc? By all means take your opportunity to have a wee dig at us, but try not to look like a complete hypocrite while doing it.

They clearly had to call the leagues.Waiting to finish the Scottish season later this year would completely blow next season apart.At least now there's a chance for a full season to be completed now.No rocket science.

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Hearts fans need to be careful here and not venture into the territory of embittered cretins that punters from the FK postcode tend to exhibit.

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5 minutes ago, Gorgie greatness said:

It’s being spoken in the light that lower league is possibly being mothballed.

still if it happened we’d need to inform torness to increase power for the seethe😂

I'd be more concerned about the greater good of the Scottish game.  I don't really give two fucks about Hearts when this sort of scenario, should it ever come to light, would result in a number of teams going to the wall.

And regardless, season 19/20 is still a relegation and already in the history books for Hearts.  5 and counting.  

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21 hours ago, wastecoatwilly said:

I'm sure it's 54 games for SKY including the play-offs

Maybe they should have went for 55.

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