With news that SPFL clubs are able to send in proxy votes from this morning in advance of the 12 May EGM, that matter could be dead today, leaving us all to wonder why Newco failed to provide their dossier of evidence against the SPFL before votes can arrive to assure they fail.
St Mirren, Hamilton Accies and Motherwell have either issued strong statements of support for the League, or, as SPFL directors, signed a letter asking clubs to support their position. Newco, Hearts and Stranraer have to carry the vote of every other Premiership club, including Celtic, as well as 75% of the lower leagues.
If I can borrow another gambling analogy, Douglas Park may be sitting with four aces in his hand, but if he does not know when play his cards, he will inevitably lose. The issue has moved on from the competency of the SPFL board, to the sheer incompetency of those who purport to “hold their feet to the fire” to get out of bed early enough to play the game.
The requisitioners seem full of paranoid self-righteousness, but pent-up rage in an echo chamber achieves nothing if you miss deadlines and the process needed for success. Newco have made this look like a lazy half-arsed attempt at insurrection. The only questions is, is this a deliberate attempt to fail, or are they just that incompetent? My money is on the latter.
And do you know what will bother Newco the most? Check how they led the media in the early days, this was presented as a Newco v Celtic issue. It became Newco v St Mirren, Hamilton Accies, Motherwell, Dundee etc. The unsurpassed indignity. Celtic are on the metaphorical beach, our work is done for the season.