Kenny Dalglish has a short and sweet message for the ‘null and void’ brigade- FORGET IT.
Since Scottish and English football was suspended at lunchtime on Friday social media has been awash with vested interests wanting to right off the last eight months of action.
In England they want to deny Liverpool their first title in 30 years, north of the border the desperate and obsessed will stop at nothing to deny Celtic 9-in-a-row.
Dalglish helped Celtic to the second half of 9-in-a-row in the seventies then played a lead role as player and manager as Liverpool dominated English football for more than a decade.
Getting the fixtures completed is clearly the preference but if that isn’t possible it’ll break down to a decision between null and void or make the current standings the final positions.
In the Sunday Post Dalglish was quite clear with his view:
What must definitely not happen is for the 2019-20 campaign to be declared null and void. That would not be fair, and any person with football at heart would admit that would be totally out of order.
In Scotland, would it be fair to say to the Premiership leaders, Celtic, that all of their efforts in the past nine months over 30 games count for nothing? The same would apply to Dundee United in the Championship.
Would any person without an agenda really think it would be the most-sensible outcome to deny Liverpool their chance of winning the title after doing fantastically well in their 29 league games so far to build up a 25-point lead over Manchester City with nine games remaining?
Of course not. Nobody can allow the hard work to count for nothing. So let’s do away with any of this talk, and try to use our time and energy wisely.
UEFA are expected to offer instructions following their meeting on Tuesday with Boris Johnson likely to announce that the professional leagues are over with the current standings the final positions allowing the SPFL to pay out prize money.