Hearts: Ann Budge says club will not vote for SPFL plan

Ramon Vega wants Rangers and Celtic to join together to right a common enemy

Rangers voiced their opposition to this, releasing a statement where they described the prospect of certain clubs being relegated unfairly as "abhorrent".

The Belgian top flight recently became the first league in Europe to cancel the rest of the 2019/20 season, a decision that is expected to ensure that former Mamelodi Sundowns star Percy Tau is a league champion with Club Brugge - although this is still to be confirmed by Belgian authorities next week - and it has since been claimed the EPL could follow suit.

With play halted in Scotland, the proposal would see final season placings in the three divisions determined by points per game in league matches played by each club so far.

The resolution, to be voted on by clubs, also recommends the top tier remains postponed for the time being, although final placings would be determined by the same system if the SPFL's board determines matches can not be played.

Any restructure of the SPFL or other solutions to the current impasse must be afforded time to scrutinise in detail and consider all options. Hearts are bottom on the table and would be relegated.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said the situation regarding the Premiership "remains particularly complicated".

For the resolution to pass, nine Premiership clubs, eight Championship, and 15 in Leagues One and Two combined need to vote in favour.

We are also acutely aware of other issues which are less pressing but, are forming key parts of the football narrative in Scotland.


However Caley Thistle could still have the chance of going up as the SPFL has also committed to consulting with clubs over the possibility of league restructuring ahead of Season 2020/21.

SPFL Chairman Murdoch MacLennan said: "These are extraordinarily hard times for our entire country and, like every sports body worldwide, we have been wrestling with the enormous challenges caused by the outbreak".

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Club Brugge were 15 points clear of second-place Genk with just one league game and the play-offs between the top six clubs remaining, which is a similar scenario to where the Premiership is now at.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle were in second place in the Championship before the league was suspended on Friday, March 13.

"We have recommended a way forward which we firmly believe enables the best possible outcome for Scottish football in these very demanding and unique circumstances".

"Now is the right time to act".

The resolution also recommends that matches in the Premiership remain postponed for the time being, to give the best possible opportunity for the remaining 2019/20 fixtures to be played.

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