Gilmour defends league veto

St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour insists he was right to veto plans to restructure the Scottish leagues.

Last Updated: 16/04/13 at 11:49 Post Comment

Stewart Gilmour: Defended veto

Stewart Gilmour: Defended veto

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Buddies and Ross County voted against the proposals at Monday's Scottish Premier League meeting, which would have seen the current four divisions reduced to three divisions of 12, 12 and 18 teams.

A majority of 11-1 of SPL clubs was required for the plans to be put before the Scottish Football League but the two clubs remained unconvinced and the plan was scuppered.

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne was furious with Gilmour, accusing him of failing to see the long-term benefits of the proposals for Scottish football as a whole.

But Gilmour has defended himself, insisting he did not take a parochial approach when deciding which way to vote.

"Let all of them blast their shotguns," he said.

"I'm still firmly of the belief, with all my heart and not letting it rule my head, that what I did at Hampden was the right thing to do.

"I still want to see elements of the reconstruction proposals - like a single league body - implemented, but not at any cost.

"First of all I'll tell the St Mirren supporters later today the reason for doing what the club did at Hampden."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Eden Hazard is open to another 10 years at Chelsea

Eden Hazard wants to stay at Chelsea for years and join football's elite by leading the club to Champions League glory.

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss

Rafael Benitez is '99 per cent' certain to be Real Madrid boss, says Carlo Ancelotti's representative Ernesto Bronzetti.

Manuel Pellegrini confident Man City will be stronger next season

Manuel Pellegrini is confident Manchester City will regain the Premier League title next season.

Mail Box

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

Reviewing Every PL Side's Season...

Time to half-heartedly agree or furiously reject some ratings. The mails also discuss the most complete striker ever in football, as well as Rodgers, Falcao and Bill O'Herilhy.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company