THE SPFL have this afternoon outlined their plans to end the 2019/20 season and it will almost definitely culminate in Celtic being crowned champions one way or the other.
The SPFL have recommended that ALL lower divisions come to an immediate conclusion and the leagues be stopped:
The SPFL has therefore today circulated a written resolution to its 42 Member Clubs recommending that SPFL clubs approve:
the immediate termination of Season 2019/20 for the Ladbrokes Championship, League 1 and League 2, without the remaining fixtures in the League being played;
all play-off competitions being cancelled; and
final season placings to be determined by the number of points per game earned by each club in the matches they have played.
This means Dundee Utd would be champions and WILL be promoted to the Premiership.
As for Celtic and the SPFL, they have agreed to delay any decision on the league being called until further down the line. As per UEFA’s request to keep the possibility of the season going until that position becomes an impossibility.
So the SPFL have recommended the clubs try and play these games in the summer but failing that, CeltiC will be crowned champions.
“The resolution also recommends that matches in the Ladbrokes Premiership remain postponed for the time being, to give the best possible opportunity for the remaining 2019/20 fixtures to be played.
“However, if the SPFL Board determines that the remaining Premiership matches cannot be played, the Ladbrokes Premiership would also be terminated, with final season placings determined on the same basis.”
It has always been Celtic’s position to play the games left on the football calendar and we’re delighted to see that could still happen down the road. However, if that can’t happen, Celtic have been more than worthy winners of this league.
Thirteen points clear with eight games remaining means if football does come back, Celtic can tie things up pretty quickly.
Clubs will be asked to vote on these outcomes.
Get your banners ready because nine in a row is on the way!