All eyes are on whether or not Neil Doncaster will be asked to step down at the Scottish Premier League annual general meeting, which is underway at the moment, after he threatened to renege on the SPL’s legal obligations to the Scottish Football League.
It may seem obvious that he has to go but don’t be so sure that he will. Nothing that Doncaster has said previously suggests he will easily be shamed into an act of honour, and several Gang of 10 clubs were behind his attempts to railroad the SFL into doing their dirty work.
The smart money is on him ‘doing an Ogilvie’, refusing to go voluntarily and removing the toxicity he adds to the situation from the body he represents.
In many respects it doesn’t really matter if he stays or goes right now. If he goes the chances of the SPL recruiting a candidate with the required ability is approaching zero, it is perhaps better that he stays to explain himself.
What I’m more interested in is Doncaster’s predicted Armageddon. In telling Scottish Football League clubs the SPL would be unable to meet the terms of the Settlement Fee they are due, he implied the top league would be insolvent today.
Question is, was he being honest? That’s a rhetorical question, no need to cast doubts of Mr Doncaster’s character.
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