Yesterday’s extraordinary outburst by Newco chairman (and bus provider to Celtic) Douglas Park, calling for the suspension of SPFL chief exec Neil Doncaster, and solicitor, Rod McKenzie looks like achieving nothing more than making the most bitter people in the land even more acutely afflicted. Dundee failed to get their vote through on time, then asked the SPFL for time to reconsider their decision.
Be under no illusion, Newco’s objective, is not to finish the season on the field of play, it is to have the entire league campaign scrubbed from the record books. They failed to win the League Cup Final, lost to Hearts in the Scottish Cup and fell apart in the league after the winter break. They do not want Celtic to win the league if the season is called now and they do not want the season continued into what should be next season’s calendar.
They cannot stop Celtic on the field of play so they want to try to do so through a scorched earth policy that could burn the Scottish game to the ground. No one knows more than Douglas Park what lies ahead for Newco, bringing the entire edifice of the game in Scotland down with them, may make the pill less bitter.
This is a dysfunctional football club that is using its significant media influence in an attempt to subvert the football authorities. The country has enough paranoid fans prepared to fantasise like this, we cannot have our game controlled in this manner. We cannot have our game hijacked by a dysfunctional club that survives on media influence and has never make an operational profit in its existence.