Post by Roy of the Rovers on Dec 28, 2020 11:55:36 GMT
Anybody else a bit concerned that the Cowden v Rovers match which was postponed back on 21st November hasn't been rescheduled and we haven't heard anything of the supposed SPFL investigation into this?
Between 1 and 7 payers tested positive for Covid depending on which media outlet you believe and of course the Hamilton Accies Betfred match the previous Saturday was also scrapped ad a 3-0 win awarded to the South Lanarkshire side.
After the punishments for Kilmarnock and St. Mirren for Covid breaches which they are now appealing, £40,000 suspended fines and 3-0 wins awarded to their opponents anything vaguely similar for Rovers would be potentially catastrophic. Cowden are 1 point above us at present.
Surely part-time clubs must be given some more slack than full-time as players have to juggle work, family and football.
I'm sure Jaydee will take the 5th on this due to patient confidentiality. In addition who knows if the compliance officer searches social media for evidence. I'm pretty certain the SFA will know exactly what the course of action and plan will be.
My understanding is that the SPFL hold an investigation into any match postponed due to Covid related circumstances. Therefore our match against Cowdenbeath will be no different. I’m sure our club secretary and safety officer will have submitted the necessary information and then it’s up to the relevant SPFL committee to decide the outcome and any sanctions if that’s necessary. The committees at SPFL rarely move quickly and the appeals lodged by Killie and St Mirren could delay a decision on our case. I would hope that the fact that all our players are part time and operate in very different circumstances to full time teams would be taken into account. My hunch would be that the game is played with a warning being given over some aspects of the rules.