Stranraer have issued a threatening statement to the SPFL warning that they will ‘explore all avenues in order to properly redress’ their relegation to League Two.
With crowds that don’t reach above 500 and a committee made up of local worthies it’s unlikely that they’ll be contacting their local QC to take up the cause.
What their grip actually is is difficult to understand. The SPFL is a member’s organisation with Articles of Association.
On one resolution they were on the wrong end of a vote that was supported by over 80% of their fellow members.
Without viewing any smoking guns or silver pistols they seconded an EGM motion to hold an independent investigation into the resolution that they lost. Needing the backing of 32 clubs for their investigation, yesterday a total of 13 voted in favour.
Responding in the now traditional manner chairman Iain Dougan stated:
I make no apologies for the fact that it is not in my nature to concede all too easily, or indeed remain silent, nor accept any decision that I feel is unjust towards our football club – a club that I am extremely proud to serve as chairman.
As such, I intend, with the full backing of my committee, to explore all avenues in order to properly redress, with fellow likeminded clubs to achieve what I believe is the righting of wrongs on so many fronts.
Football clubs like to make statements threatening legal action, over the last few weeks Hearts and Inverness Caley Thistle have used that tool. Legal action is extremely unlikely.