A stalemate was one of the more positive possible outcomes from today’s SPL meeting. Such are the layers of intimidation which have been levelled across a spectrum of football clubs, bodies and individuals in the last week, it was difficult to imagine SPL chairmen standing up for sporting integrity after Sandy Jardine’s ominous words.
Unfortunately, for the Magnificent Duff and Phelps, they will have to shred plans to blame someone else for the shambles they are, kind of, administering. Their creative talents will be taxed to the limit to explain for another two weeks why it is in creditors interests to consume available monies while Craig Whyte has not moved an inch in 10 weeks on demands for his shares of stadium security.
The narrative of this story is also important. Angry Ally could have blamed the SPL chairmen for Rangers imminent descent into oblivion, and demanded to know where they live, but this would have been a corruption of the truth. Rangers will not die because of the SPL or SFA but because their own misdeeds of the last 20 years are about to catch up with them.
This will be their final narrative. Be angry at those who administered and profited from the EBTs, no one else.