Badly Run and Embarrassing – Pundit blast SPFL

Badly Run and Embarrassing – Pundit blast SPFL

Badly Run and Embarrassing – Pundit blast SPFL

According to David Edgar, other clubs are “finally” seeing how horribly the SPFL is handled,

after Stenhousemuir’s chairman chastised the league for their “embarrassing” Rangers collapse.

The man behind Four Lads Had A Dream reacted on Twitter on 9 February after the Scottish League Two club issued a statement in

support of the Light Blues and five other Premiership clubs who cited “serious concerns” about the league executive

and their handling of the Independent Governance Report [Chris Jack, 8 February].

Rangers, Motherwell, Livingston, Aberdeen, St Johnstone, and St Mirren had issued a letter of concern,

focusing attention on CEO Neil Doncaster and chairman Murdoch MacLennan,

with Edgar responding after Stenhousemuir joined their voice.

The club quoted chairman Iain McMenemy’s statement on their official Twitter account:

“After being assured for nearly two years that the SPFL were correct in continuing this dispute with Rangers,

we were surprised to receive, without warning, a copy of a news release that appeared to be an embarrassing climbdown.

“The SPFL had to apologise to Rangers, pay compensation and legal costs, and admit that they got this wrong.”

In reaction, Four Lads commented, “Other teams are finally realizing how poorly the SPFL is run.”

Badly Run and Embarrassing - Pundit blast SPFL
Badly Run and Embarrassing – Pundit blast SPFL

Rangers, along with Aberdeen and Motherwell, have been criticized.

At times, the Light Blues appear to be isolated from the rest of the Scottish football pyramid,

and disagreements with the authorities give the impression of being on the outside looking in.

However, it appears that the situation is reversing as a considerable number of clubs have already joined in,

putting MacLennan and Doncaster under increased pressure.

Claiming one thing about the cinch sponsorship debacle only to be found wrong and

forced to give an apology can only be viewed as an embarrassment and loss.

It’s not surprising that other teams have lost faith in the executive as a result,

and if their apparent attempt to investigate the failure is also leaving members dissatisfied, it’s a bad look for the league office overall.

And the current circumstance may serve as more vindication for Rangers after their climbdown,

since they stood firm and emerged victorious.

And given that the club has not been perfect when it comes to legal fights over seemingly trivial matters in recent years,

the SPFL looks to have severely  dropped the ball to come across this poorly here.

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