We live in a political world. With most of Europe either already playing football, training or with dates set to resume, the Scottish Government will fall in line and grant football a return on 1 August. They will be able to cite supporting medical evidence, but, more importantly, there is no appetite to plough a lone furrow on this issue.
Covid testing kits and processes are more readily available now than a month ago, this situation will hopefully significantly improve before contact training resumes several weeks from now. Premiership clubs must and will find the money to test, train and play games.
While Peter Lawwell has been invited to the videoconference, it has been made clear to representatives from the Scottish Government, the SFA and the SFPL that the technology does not allow him to sign autographs.
Ann Budge relentless drive to win friends and influence people continues unabated. Jim McInally, now manager at Peterhead, said of her reconstruction plan, “It’s just not true that no club has been disadvantaged. It just shows a total disregard for other clubs.”
In a statement that verges on presidential (US presidential, that is), Budge told Sky Sports News, “My understanding, although I could be wrong, is if the situation was deemed to be sufficient of an emergency, that the board can choose to implement a change. That’s what I have been told, but it’s hearsay, I’ve not read the rules to that level of detail.”
She’s not read the rules, it “could be hearsay” and she could be wrong. It is unfathomable how Hearts have performed so poorly under her stewardship. Still, at least she’s charming Hearts future opponents.