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Sayest MacLennon:

 

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"There has been talk of voiding the season, making emergency loans and so on, but what has been agreed today is not just the best way forward, it was the only realistic way forward and I now call on all 42 clubs to move forward in a constructive and positive way.”

... you cannot make it up. What a scumbag ... and he thinks he gets away with it.

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4 minutes ago, der Berliner said:

Sayest MacLennon:

 

... you cannot make it up. What a scumbag ... and he thinks he gets away with it.

As I said, mocking us. 

 

We've been fooked over big style - Budge to head up reconstruction so Hearts no longer wirh us, we're on our own and have been done over big style UNLESS we have the evidence we hinted at - we must release it and release it now (might even be too late).

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TO ALL Stranraer FC supporters.

Firstly, we sincerely hope that all our supporters and their families are remaining safe and well at this time.

It has been widely reported in recent days of the ongoing SPFL resolution whereby all 42 Scottish League Clubs were asked to vote on whether the 2019/20 season be concluded forthwith, with current Championship, League One, and a League Two placings declared as final and the outstanding monies paid to all member clubs based on these positions.

Stranraer FC voted NO to this resolution based on the following considerations and facts.

At this unprecedented time we felt unanimously as a Committee that no football club, Stranraer FC or any other should be at a detriment due to this horrendous situation. It is grossly unfair that any club should be relegated from their respective League whilst a quarter of the season still remains.

We strongly felt that at this time more than any other that Scottish Football should demonstrate the absolute philosophy of real "sporting integrity" in order to ensure a collective responsibility to all member clubs.

Further, it has been well reported that the SPFL conveniently combined the voting process with that of final league places being declared and that all clubs would receive their outstanding prize money. However, it has retrospectively come to light that this was disingenuous in that the SPFL could have - and for that matter still have - the power to advance monies to member clubs on an interim or provisional basis as loans, pending confirmation of final payments.

Therefore, Stranraer FC take exception that this fact was not disclosed to all member clubs prior to the commencement of the ballot process. Prior to any formal ballot/voting process it is critical that all involved are furnished with all of the relevant facts, to afford every club the opportunity to cast their requisite vote based on these.

This was not the case. We were incensed that the SPFL decided to release a formal statement prior to the conclusion of the formal ballot process publicly disclosing the results at that juncture,

This statement was completely inappropriate, and we further considered it to be potentially both prejudicial and leading in its content.

Whilst remaining with the final payment to clubs. Stranraer would challenge some of the recent figures published via various press and media outlets as being wholly inaccurate and undoubtedly misleading.

From the figures being reported, the largest majority of the payments referred has already been received by member clubs, as it is paid in instalments throughout the season, so despite the articles that have claimed Stranraer FC were due to receive anywhere between £25,000 and £75,000, to the complete contrary, we will in fact receive only a nominal amount that would not even meet that of one week's wage bill.

In recent days, Stranraer FC have seen reports pertaining to us and other clubs potentially being financially compensated for any detriment imposed by way of the Resolution being adopted - in our case to be relegated. Notwithstanding this or any other similar discussion, our position will remain consistent throughout in that we will challenge any proposal that leaves our club at any detriment in relation to our current league status.

Stranraer FC fully support the legal submission shared by Partick Thistle with all member clubs and the SPFL on Tuesday 14th April in that the current SPFL proposal is legally flawed, and the SPFL’s failure to adhere to a proper process to date is most definitely subject to legal challenge. Our Chairman, Iain Dougan has consistently stated that Stranraer would be in favour of no team being relegated in Scotland, and league reconstruction as a fair and positive way forward to include all member clubs, inclusive of our Highland & Lowland League colleagues as part of any potential agreed resolution.

Finally, we remain committed to working alongside all member club colleagues, via meaningful and purposeful consultation, to best agree the most suitable way forward for Scottish Football - without any remedy being introduced whereupon it’s only the few that are to be penalised.

We will of course continue to keep all our supporters updated.

In the meantime, we sincerely hope that you each continue to remain safe.

 

http://www.stranraerfc.org/index.php/77-latest-news/1742-statement-spfl-resolution-and-covid-19

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15 minutes ago, CammyF said:

Expect the scum to be named champions tomorrow.  Sick to the pit of my stomach. The SPFL statement is mocking us, Rangers where's your statement? 

 

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/spfl-send-firm-message-strongly-21873588

I urge you to get a grip.

 

Everyone can see the spfl for what it is now.

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1 minute ago, ranger_syntax said:

Everyone can see the spfl for what it is now.

The problem with that is no one seems to care, except us, Stranraer and Partick Thistle.

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1 hour ago, Gaffer said:

I hope their club dies.  What a deceitful way to do business.  Corruption doesn't even begin to describe this whole affair.

Don't hold your breath.

 

It's very sad that Dundee have acted in this way and that club will suffer a fair amount of damage to its reputation.

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I honestly think this is the beginning of the end of Scottish football as we've known it.  There has been bitterness for some time but this whole affair has just intensified that and I feel even more bitter now (and I didn't think that was possible) at these clubs for allowing this corruption to take place.

 

I will take great delight as many of these clubs die off.  Even if the SPFL get their way here, let's all do what we can by not giving these clubs a single penny.  Let's see how many of them die off without our financial support.  Corrupt scumbags, every one of them.

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7 minutes ago, ranger_syntax said:

I urge you to get a grip.

 

Everyone can see the spfl for what it is now.

Really? Like who? Nobody outside this country gives a bam about Scottish Football. The press will back us up to the hilt 

 

SPFL have called our bluff, have awarded titles prior to leagues being decided and they've set the precedent for the SPHell. 

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