SPFL vote rests on championship club


Ann Budge’s hearts would be relegated if the Scottish Premiership were to implement the proposal

The outcome of the FBCL’s proposal to end the lower league season may not be known until May.

The 5:00 p.m. BST vote passed with only 39 of the 42 teams responding, the fate of the resolution resting on a Scottish championship club.

However, it appeared according to the rules of the league that clubs actually have 28 days to submit a response, and that the Friday deadline was a requested limit.

The motion would end the lower league seasons now.

For the SPFL motion to be adopted, it needs nine Premiership clubs, eight in the league and 15 in leagues one and two combined to vote in favor. Ten in the elite voted in favor, seven in the championship and 16 in the lower leagues doing the same.

A vote for would also result in calling the Premiership on the same points per game if the FBCL board of directors “determines that matches cannot be played.”

“It is very important that clubs carefully consider the resolution and we are grateful to the clubs that have already voted,” said a spokesperson for the SPFL.

“With Ladbrokes Premiership and Ladbrokes Leagues 1 and 2 having each approved the resolution, we are awaiting the ballot from the only Ladbrokes championship club that has not yet voted. We will provide an update as soon as we are able to do so. “

Distribution of SPFL votes
Votes in favorVotes Against
Premiership (nine support votes required)ten1
Championship (eight support votes required)seven2
Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 (15 support votes required)163

Some clubs have made public their position on the plan proposed by the SPFL, Hibernian, Livingston and St Mirren publicly supporting it in Premiership.

However, Rangers and Hearts both publicly condemned the plan, which would have seen the plan relegated if the FBCL had judged that the best flying devices could not be completed.

The Rangers also said they would resubmit their own proposal to release final money for cash-strapped clubs without calling the Premiership season now after being told by the league that their initial resolution was legally “Ineffective”.


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