All eyes will now be on Partick Thistle after the SPFL ratified their season-ending vote following the acceptance of Dundee’s altered Yes vote.
The Firhill club had previously released a statement claiming Dundee’s original No vote “must stand” and raised a legal challenge to the idea the Championship side could change it.
“The written resolution having been rejected that is the end of the matter,” said David Thomson QC [PTFC legal opinion].
“If the SPFL do not accept that this is the effect of its own articles, then, in our view, court action can be commenced to seek a declarator and interdict to that effect.
“The [legal] opinion highlights the fact the SPFL did not explain to member clubs alternative means by which payments could be made other than by requiring the immediate termination of the current league season.
“On that basis clubs may have lacked sufficient information – by omission – to make an informed decision based on the SPFL’s briefing document.”
According to Stranraer chairman Ian Dougan [speaking on BBC Five Live 16/04/20], Partick have until 10am on Friday 17/04/20 to raise the action which would halt the SPFL’s resolution and the payments of prize money.
If clubs can access loans from the SPFL – as is claimed by Rangers – this should help alleviate financial issues arising from a lack of prize money.
Partick Thistle – a Premier League club only two seasons ago – would be relegated to League One under the proposals.
Scandalously, the Jags are currently two points from safety in the Scottish Championship, having played one game less than 9th placed Queen of the South.