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Fuck, does this mean we are going back down to the third division again as it is our fault, the reason will be made up when the relegate us.

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A great deal unless the is some form of aid. At this stage of the season cash reserves of all clubs are at their lowest ahead of the new season and next wave of ST money.

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13 hours ago, miracle said:

Partick Thistle scrapped their team bus and told their players to make their own way to the games so you'd have to fancy them to go tits up.

Especially with the millionaire bankrolling them passing away recently

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As soon as I see caley thistle and dundee united go tits up I will be happy.

The scum will get bankrolled by his papishness if needed so that won't happen.

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Pretty much every team in Scotland bar us and them should be seriously worried about their future existence, especially the longer this goes on. And we won't be surviving in comfort, either - we'll be fine, but it'll be more losses on the balance sheet next year.

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On 15/03/2020 at 08:41, Dave Hedgehog said:

Dundee Utd. Apparently they are spending 133%  of their turnover on wages.

It was all in for them to get promoted this season. 

That would be glorious.

Not to mention the American owners budgeting on playing European football within 4 years and this is their second season.

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A lot of teams could end up at a basic  junior, or even Sunday League status, just to survive. 

Fortunately we already have top level referees in Scotland  refereeing to that standard.

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the scottish teams fall into 4 types:

1 - small community clubs, which includes most of the division 2 and 3 clubs plus the highland / lowland league and the juniors; they are used to operating on a very small budget, usually live within their means, have part time players on low wages and have local community support.  i consider that most will be OK and some will benefit by replacing clubs higher up the pyramid.

2 - big, in scottish terms, professional teams; the top 6-8 with high overheads, wages as a significant % of income with big national or international sponsors.  I would list Us, celtic, Aberdeen, St Johnstone, Hibs, Motherwell, Livingstone) These will be a case by case basis; they will need money in the bank or access to cash as loans or a relaxation of the FFP rules for investment.  It will be squeaky bum time for a few, likely including us, and i think one of the six will go to the wall.

3 - project clubs with significant reliance on individuals / small groups (Partick, Dundee Utd, Cove Rangers maybe a few others) will depend on the willingness of the individuals and the effect the virus has on them personally.  i think Cove will be fine, Partick are heading for death and Dundee Utd are 50/50, they should be OK if promotion goes ahead, if not then they are 75:25 against.

4 - teams who think they are bigger than they are or are leveraged, in debt, or struggling with small crowds and poor facilities anyway (the Caley Thistle, Ross County, Hearts, Dundee, Dunfermline, Kilmarnock, Albion, Cowdenbeath, maybe Morton etc).  I think these clubs will struggle and we will see a number of them fold.

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30 minutes ago, bigsasasfloopyhair said:

If we get fucked and the tims gee the league, Id fully back an away day boycott and fuck all the clubs over when they are at their weakest. 

That should be on the negotiation table.

Would be a fan based decision. Nothing to do with the club. 

Tempted though, would be nice revenge.

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Time to cut out the dead wood and free loaders?
Or time for another SOS (save our Saturday)
and the tramps promising to go and support them if they agree to gypsies,tramps and thieves stealing another tainted asterisk title.
How did that work out again :mutley: 
 

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3 minutes ago, bigsasasfloopyhair said:

Very much a club decision too. They can and could decline all away tickets.

End up with a two team league. 

We'd get hammered by the SPL and UEFA.

Doesn't sit morally with me either, because some fans, for whatever reason, would still want to go, so has to be a majority fan based decision.

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12 minutes ago, tannerall said:

We'd get hammered by the SPL and UEFA.

Doesn't sit morally with me either, because some fans, for whatever reason, would still want to go, so has to be a majority fan based decision.

Doesn’t sit morally with me that a title could be given that hasn’t been won.

Fuck them all.

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2 minutes ago, STEPPS BOY said:

Hearts have asked all staff to take a 50 percent pay cut to save them from Insolvency.

Oooft

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2 minutes ago, STEPPS BOY said:

Hearts have asked all staff to take a 50 percent pay cut to save them from Insolvency.

We know naismith will say no and insist he owes heartsco 5088 nothing 

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