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    A pleasant reminder...

    of why we love Scottish football last night. Absolutely glorious vote.

    A deadline which wasn't a deadline, clubs not voting and Dundee's statement were all absolutely hilarious.

    As far as I can tell, the current status is the proposal failed but as Dundee issued an incoherent, rambling plea for a bribe, their - now decisive - vote has been put on hold to create time to offer them a bribe.

    Either that or Dundee have admitted the motion was read and voted on by the Dens Park labrador.

    Perhaps it wouldn't be as amusing if, for once, we weren't safe from sweating on the outcome.

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    Assuming they are persuaded to vote yes then reconstruction becomes a real possibility. To determine the club's position the Well Society should canvas the views of its members. This is one of the big issues that should see the owners setting the direction of travel.

    On the other hand if Dundee scupper the deal we return to the drawing board and start again.

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    More prevarication, delay and brinkmanship. 100% predictable.

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    I wonder if this financial crisis in our football will be the one which breaks the back of the camel marked 'We refuse to consider ground - sharing'.
    Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwok View Post
    On the other hand if Dundee scupper the deal we return to the drawing board and start again.
    Not so sure about that. There's no saving the season, even those who voted against yesterday haven't come up with the hint of an alternative. I suspect Dundee will be politely but firmly told over the weekend they can vote yes and be included in the 'winners' side of future talks with some compensation for no play-offs or they can vote no and take their chances. From third in the division they certainly can't think they'll go up so what else are they looking for?

    Regarding reconstruction, ICT in second would seem much more likely to switch vote if there's a 14-team top-flight but I'm not so sure that's the simple change some think. Going to 14 cuts the share of the TV deal and to keep league vaguely interesting, you would definitely need to increase the chance of relegation - Scotland is currently one of the hardest top-flights in all of Europe to get relegated from for a reason. Alternatively, you could get Partick Thistle to switch by promising a 14-club second tier as an experiment.

    As an aside, so many voices clamouring to be heard and satisfied again shows we have way too many national level clubs in the league.

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    Just listened to Sportsound and the shenanigans about the Dundee vote...then the claim by Rangers of evidence of vote rigging.

    Neil Doncaster might be following Jim Farry soon!

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    That would be an excellent bonus from the whole situation, that clown shouldn't have seen out 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome_Devil View Post
    That would be an excellent bonus from the whole situation, that clown shouldn't have seen out 2012.
    As Lieutenant Columbo once said, "Er ... just one more thing sir? So, the vote wasn't cast after all, even though there's a transcript showing the vote, showing the signature and showing the time-stamp! Just so I'm sure sir?"

    To be Continued ...

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