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  1. Maybe Airdrie missed a trick on their recent visit to Firhill. When they scored first, they should have gone to court to get the game stopped. Teams like Thistle, when they get a result they don't like, are often told, "get on with it, it's not the end of the world". Given his attitude to climate change, a Trump victory might be exactly that.
  2. Probably looking to raise his profile ahead of the impending vacancy at Celtic.
  3. Celtic could end up benefiting from having two matches postponed due to fielding an illegible player following Bolingoli's breach of quarantine regulations. Due to their European commitments, it is unlikely that the games could be played before crowds are back, which would be to their advantage.
  4. Not even confident that there will be promotion from League 1 next season.
  5. At no point have I suggested that it was feasible to restart the Scottish Championship season. Merely pointing out the evidence from England that a snapshot of the league table with eight or nine games to play is a totally unreliable way to project final placings. This leads to teams being unjustly penalised, as I expect the Arbitration Panel to recognise today, even if they fail to remedy this injustice. Final league tables for the season should be amended to show the points per game standing, with an infinite number of decimal points. Then it would not take an asterisk to show future generations that something went badly wrong in 2020.
  6. When the season was shut down in England, Aston Villa were in the Premiership relegation zone, two points from safety, with a game in hand. Sounds familiar? Today they survived, finishing fourth from bottom.
  7. Dramatic final evening in the English Championship. All of the five sides that occupied the bottom five places in the table on the night of 2 July have stayed up - Luton, Barnsley, Stoke, Middlesbrough and Huddersfield. Particularly miraculous in the case of Luton, who took sixteen points from the final nine games to survive. Illustrates just how poor a guide to the final positions a snapshot of an uncompleted season can be.
  8. What's Alex Salmond doing these days? He's a Jambo, with experience of success in court against the odds. Jags could nominate Laura Kuenssberg, who would be sure to present an articulate version of our case.
  9. Maybe wishful thinking, but it sounds like an own goal to me. Combined with Saturday's letter, it amounts to issuing threats while a hearing is in progress. Any suggestion that the rule book of the SPFL, or indeed any other organisation, should take precedence over the law of the land is not going to go down well with the legal establishment. It seems that Neil Doncaster is not familiar with the expression "when you're in a hole, stop digging".
  10. At least it is officially League 1, and not a combination of clubs from League 1 and League 2, which would have given the SPFL an excuse to scrap promotion.
  11. There was some speculation at that time that Thistle's action could lead to their expulsion. It came to nothing.
  12. I'm sure that once their lordships take into account the provisions of the Relegation Before the Season is Completed (Football), Prevention of, (Scotland) Act, we will get the verdict we seek. Then again, the judges may have difficulty finding such legislation. What has been visited on Partick Thistle is just plain wrong, but that doesn't necessarily make it illegal. It is likely that the concerns raised by Woodstock Jag would have been in the minds of the Board when they made the initial decision not to pursue legal action. The offer of funding, which I suspect came from the east of Scotland, put them in a very difficult position, and they decided it was best to accept it, on the grounds that we have nothing to lose. I hope they're right.
  13. So who is first in line, if one championship club either goes bust or decides they don't want to play?
  14. It's a measure of how desperate things are becoming, that our best hope might be Neil Doncaster. As we know to our cost, he can be very effective at "persuading" clubs to vote in a certain way. If he were to throw his weight behind this latest proposal, with threats of the financial implications of rejecting it, followed by Hearts taking legal action, it might just have a chance.
  15. Here's another one, updated for the times: Oh when the Jags, go marching in When the Jags go marching in I want to be in that number But I can't because of social distancing