Neil Doncaster’s leadership skills, or lack of, are once again under scrutiny after St Johnstone’s home match against Aberdeen was postponed after eight Dons players were forced to self-isolate.
St Johnstone have trained diligently, operated within the rules, their players haven’t gone out to celebrate socially and are being denied the opportunity to play for three points tomorrow against opponents who have been unable to ensure that their employees behave in the same manner.
Last night when news emerged of the Aberdeen Eight the Joint Response Group for Scottish football announced that Saturday’s lunchtime kick off would go ahead as scheduled.
After putting his players through training this morning Callum Davidson discovered that tomorrow’s match has been called off.
???| Tomorrow’s Scottish Premiership fixture with @AberdeenFC has been postponed.
— St. Johnstone FC (@StJohnstone) August 7, 2020
The SFA/SPFL were recently caught short when a match at Murray Park went ahead involving untested players. Dundee United players were put at risk with the authorities supplying a referee to let the game go ahead- effectively to give game time to some of Steven Gerrard’s stars.
It appears that the SFA and SPFL has no punishments for teams that ignore Scottish Government rules.
When tomorrow’s game was postponed St Johnstone should have been awarded a 3-0 win rather than a rescheduled match against opponents who will be stronger when the match is rescheduled.
During the time of Self Isolation Aberdeen also face Hamilton and Celtic.