I would have preferred for season to be completed but it was never going to happen. Even the new season for most us is a long way off. A vote of all clubs was taken and the season was ended. There may have been some behind the scenes shenanigans but that was the democratic decision. Can't see them winning and as said money for the lawyers pockets.
Hearts and Partick have now landed themselves in bother by starting legal action against the SPFL this breaches the SFA Articles of Association
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THE Scottish FA are set to intervene in the Hearts and Partick Thistle row after the pair breached their articles of association by pursuing a £10million legal case against the SPFL.
SunSport told you yesterday how the joint papers lodged against the SPFL by the two relegated sides at the Court of Session explicitly challenged the promotions of Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers - the three clubs who would benefit from their demotion.
Hearts supremo Ann Budge wants to halt promotion
The Tynecastle side are pursuing compensation claims of £8million and £2million respectively if they cannot be re-instated into their respective leagues.
They could also seek an interdict to halt the start of the new Premiership season on August 1 - threatening the Premiership's lucrative new broadcast deal with Sky Sports.
Article 99 of the SFA constitution - which governs 'Resolution of Disputes between Members' - insists that all disputes go before the governing body for arbitration rather than taken into the law courts.
Breaches of the articles could be punishable by 'suspension' or even 'expulsion'.
SFA compliance officer Claire Whyte has enraged clubs and fans with a number of decisionsCredit: SNS Group
Compliance officer Clare Whyte is likely to write to the two teams in question in the first instance as the governing body ponders its next steps.
Any three clubs could also launch a members' resolution at the SPFL to proceed with potential expulsion of clubs from the league, although that process is far from straightforward.
Hearts' bid to block promotion could blow Scottish football apart, clubs fear
Hearts launch court action to stop Dundee United and others being promoted
The relevant section in the SFA rulebook reads: "A recognised football body, club, official, Team Official or other member of Team Staff, player, referee or other person under the jurisdiction of the SFA if found to have infringed the Articles shall be liable to censure or to a fine or to a suspension or to an expulsion or to ejection from the Challenge Cup Competition, to any combination of these penalties or such other penalty, condition or sanction as the Judicial Panel considers appropriate."
A joint statement has now been released by Dundee united, Cove Rangers and Raith Rovers who have been in contact with lawyers over a legal challenge against hearts and Particks attempt to stop them being promoted
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Stramash doesn't cover it Grant. I like to avoid the use of the word crisis and avoid dramas but there is no getting away from the fact that Scottish football is in a crisis. At a time of national emergency brought on by Covid19, the game in Scotland should have been pulling together. Instead it is pulling itself apart. The original title of this thread is reconstruction. While I have nothing against looking at the reconstruction of the leagues I would suggest that this would be the very worst time for change as at the moment we don't even know when our league will start or whether it will be behind closed doors. I don't envy our board's task in these times as it is almost impossible to make plans or set budgets. All they can do is sit tight, keep their eyes and ears open and make the right decisions for the future of the club when a picture of what next season will look like emerges.
Post by Roy of the Rovers on Jul 3, 2020 15:31:02 GMT
Good to hear that the court has rejected the challenge and told the clubs to let the SFA arbitrate. This would seem to make it more likely that the clubs will be in soapy bubble for going to court in the first place.