SPFL Resolve To End Season, Lies On Dundee
The SPFL resolve to end the season in three divisions and potentially the Premiership rests on the vote of Championship side Dundee.
The Scottish League’s board met on Friday to consider the responses to its proposals put forward on Wednesday, needing nine supporting votes from the top flight and eight from the second tier.
The Premiership reached its requirement, but only seven votes came in favour from the Championship, with Partick Thistle and Inverness voting against and “a technical question mark over the competence of Dundee’s no vote”
Dundee did hint they would vote against the plan, stating on Friday “the current proposal condemns clubs to be financially worse off than they already are as we sit here today”.
Hibernian were one of the clubs to confirm their support for the resolution, but expressed “sympathy for those clubs who will be detrimentally affected”.
The plans would see the immediate curtailment of the bottom-three league seasons plus the right for the SPFL board to decide the Premiership on a point-per-game basis, if the coronavirus prevents its resumption in the short-term.
This would see Celtic be declared champions and bottom side Hearts, who voted against, relegated to the Championship, with Dundee’s fierce rivals Dundee United promoted to the top tier.
Across League One and Two, the 15 votes required to pass the motion were met despite one club failing to vote. The SPFL recorded 16 votes in favour and three against at that level.
A spokesperson for the SPFL said: “It is very important that clubs consider carefully the resolution and we are grateful to those clubs who have voted already.
“With the Ladbrokes Premiership and Ladbrokes Leagues 1 & 2 divisions each having approved the resolution, we await the voting slip from the one Ladbrokes Championship club that has yet to vote. We will provide an update as soon as we are in a position to do so.”