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The Absurdity of Scottish Football

Did anyone hear Stewart Milne, the Aberdeen chairman throwing his toys out of the pram in a rage at Stewart Gilmour, the St Mirren chairman for voting down the league reconstruction proposals? The voting structure of the SPL means that any new proposal requires an 11-1 majority (For the benefit of the Old Firm when both in residence of course)

Milne tried to get a motion yesterday where the voting structure would change to (only) a 9-3 majority being necessary. This would of course have swung St Mirren round because their declared reason for voting against the new proposals.


Gilmour voted against that too.

So it would seem that the new proposals fell because of the 11-1 voting structure and the failure to change it yesterday.

I cast my mind back a few months when the absurd 11-1 vote was last up for discussion. Of course Peter Lawell the Celtic Chief Executive was all for keeping it.

In this regard he had a staunch and vociferous ally.

Step forward, Aberdeen Chairman Stewart Milne!


2 Responses

  1. If only someone, anyone, had a coherent plan for the way forward.

  2. And here I thought I had problems, being a Mets fan. Well, I do, but at least the National League plays real baseball as opposed to whatever rules they follow in the American League.

    My sympathies to you and best wishes finding eleven votes to enable only nine being needed.

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