SPFL have no choice but to act on confidentiality breaches


Former SPL chief exec Roger Mitchell is fond of saying his old job had all the responsibility and none of the power, as ultimate control of the League lies with the clubs.  Neil Doncaster has lived through a period of his life he will never forget, but after issuing a comprehensive rebuttal to the ‘dossier’ yesterday, he may reflect that his powerbase has been significantly enhanced by the traumas.

The tone of the SPFL’s response, signed by nine of the 10 directors, is unlike anything I have read before from a comparable body; “baseless, damaging and self-serving attacks”, they did not miss the target and hit the wall.

With no charge outstanding, votes against the League will amount to little more than historical allegiances with the protagonists.  They will do well to get 25% support, instead of the 75% required for success.

I commented on Thursday that the phrase “serious breach of fiduciary duties” was likely to feature in news reports soon.  Instead, the League opted for “gross breaches of confidentiality” for distributing confidential parts of their Sky TV contract in the dossier appendix.

The board have no choice but to act in order to protect their broadcast contracts from breach.  The irony of trying to claim the League is jeopardising a contract by actively jeopardising that same contract is off the scale and indicates the levels at which we are operating at.

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  1. Any director of any company that behaved this way would be fired and end up with being charged with serious breach of fiduciary duties.



    Must be the outcome here.

  2. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Robertson will flounce, and try and beat them to the punch,and play the victim, they are world record holders at that.

  3. Sevco have painted themselves into a corner.


    Robertson will have to resign from the SPFL board.


    Either he or his club should have to pay a hefty fine, which they will refuse no doubt. Mrs Hubbard dominates the Ibrox cupboard. (And the trophy room)


    The rest of Scottish football should cold shoulder, black ball and send them to Coventry.


    Let them go and form the Scottish Integrity League.

  4. fairhill bhoy on

    SS-strange spelling.M’ and not Mc.


    Was that the norm.good photos 👍

  5. Woosterbhoy on

    SAINT STIVS on 9TH MAY 2020 1:32 PM


    Bob Carolgees CSC


    what was the stroy behind this , where is it ?





    I haven’t posted for years but couldn’t resist this.


    Bob Carlogees drinks in my local. He is in pretty much everytime I go in.


    If it ever opens again I will ask him if he knows about it.

  6. Slightly OFF topic but I was thinking about the glorious 1980s today.



    Celtic won 4 titles in the 1980s…..Aberdeen won 3 titles in the 1980s


    Rangers won two and Dundee Utd won one.



    Seeing as the Ibrox club actually only finished in the top two positions of the league in the two they bought[ i mean won] at the end of the decade.



    We hear how the ‘old firm’ were dominated but in reality it was Rangers who were dominated.


    Celtic finished in the top two positions in 9 out of the 10 years.


    Aberdeen finished in the top two 6 out of the 10 years.


    Hearts and Rangers finished in the top two twice….Dundee utd once.


    Perhaps the 1980s titles should be reviewed and come with an asterix?…..you know because unless as certain club was challenging it never really happened.

  7. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Not long back from a bike ride.



    The good peepul of Harthill certainly don’t need a second invitation to get their flegs out.

  8. Saint Stivs on

    WOOSTERBHOY on 9TH MAY 2020 1:54 PM



    thats brilliant to know,



    his wee dug must be a fair age now.

  9. Woosterbhoy on

    SAINT STIVS on 9TH MAY 2020 2:02 PM



    I haven’t seen his wee dug in the pub.


    I think it must be barred – probably for spitting

  10. Slabhoy - on the road to 10 on

    Tom English pumping out the hyperbole on SS. Snowflakes greeting about their shite performances and looking for excuses. sevco will burn as much as they can as they go down in flames. Hell mend them as my auld granny would have said…

  11. St Mirren , Aberdeen, Hibs, St Mirren, Dundee Utd, Ross County were all against reconstruction according to BBC.

  12. An Tearmann on

    Tom English



    Credibility toileted



    ”Bigger than 2012′



    Absolute riddlement from the confused rugby correspondent




  13. Tom English trying….trying….trying…his best to get Neil Doncaster sacked.



    He now has 6..7..8..9 clubs coming out against Exec




  14. i'vehadtochangemynamebacktojackiemac on

    One day last week, I woke one morning singing Pearls’ a Singer !!! Wtf! This morning I wake up singing ‘Bye Bye rangers’ – what the hail goes on in sleep?