Lack of a vote puzzles Green

Rangers chief executive Charles Green has questioned why Scottish Premier League clubs did not vote on reconstruction plans despite reaching a consensus.

Last Updated: 28/01/13 at 21:04 Post Comment

Charles Green: Rangers chief executive

Charles Green: Rangers chief executive

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster revealed clubs had given their "unanimous backing" to plans for a 12-12-18 structure, but no formal vote was held.

Scottish Football League clubs will now meet on Thursday to discuss the plans, which would also see an extended play-off system between the top two flights, a pyramid structure and fairer distribution of wealth.

Rangers do not get a vote though as they joined the SFL as associate members in the summer, with a 75% majority needed to approve the proposals.

Green said: "Because of Rangers' position I can do little more than watch this scramble to reconstruct Scottish football with interest, and also bewilderment.

"I have to wait until more detail of the meetings at Hampden emerges but I must say I fail to understand why the SPL didn't move to a vote on their 12-12-18 structure.

"After all, SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster is telling everyone agreement was unanimous. So why the delay?

"Might it have been too big a risk to put the format to a vote?

"The SFL clubs meet on Thursday and there has to be the concern that if they don't vote or arrive at any concrete solution then Scottish football could be back in the same situation which caused so much trauma last summer.

"What we don't need is a repeat of that, when one group would meet but do nothing hoping the other lot would make a decision.

"This is far too important an issue for it to be knocked back and forth but I really do wonder if all 12 clubs are happy with today's outcome.

"I'm not so sure that is the case but hopefully we will get to the end of this in a proper and coherent manner.

"And that should also mean every effort is taken to avoid trampling fair play in the stampede to bring in something new just for the sake of it."

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hy don't you call in Becks as well...and we will all have a lovely tea party!

kimosabi
United: Scholes helping out

M

ourinho is just a good-looking version of Allardyce (Fit Sam?). Clearly 19th century football isn't such a big deal after all?

Ezy_Rider
Chelsea Killed The Game Instead Of Playing It

S

tay put, Pep. Timothy Sherwood has this under control.

slowgraffiti
Guardiola plans Bayern stay

Footer 365

Premier League: Per Mertesacker backs Mesut Ozil to flourish at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil must strive for greater consistency to succeed at Arsenal, according to team-mate Per Mertesacker.

Moyes 'proud, but understands'

David Moyes has issued a statement over his Manchester United sacking - and admitted he shared the club's frustrations over his time in charge.

Premier League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says the owners are happy

Brendan Rodgers is determined to sustain Liverpool's progress following discussions with the club's owners.

Mail Box

Of Course People Remember How You Won

Some have said that it doesn't matter how Chelsea played as long as they won, but is that true? Plus, we've found the one chap who enjoyed Tuesday's game...

Chelsea Got A Result, What's The Problem?

There is plenty of 'that's 90 minutes I'll never get back' sentiment about Chelsea's 'performance' in Madrid, but at least one person thinks they did what was required...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property