I remember 1997 when another nine-in-a-row was about to be won. We knew it was coming, we knew it would be difficult and we needed to get through the period. I avoided all news coverage and football chat for over 24 hours that May, only to find out later that Motherwell’s Owen Coyle upset plans and the title had yet to be won. I just wanted it over with, the delay was not helpful.
We are in the same situation now, there is not the remotest doubt the Premiership will be called and Celtic will be declared champions. No one’s interest is served by further postponing the inevitable; it would only leave the SPFL in the spotlight longer than necessary.
Only box ticking exercises remain and today’s meeting between Premiership clubs and the SPFL should be the last. Scottish football has more important things to worry about, it is in significant peril and needs to move energies on immediately. Declare the 9.