Celtic will be the centre of attention this morning with all 42 SPFL clubs dialling into a Zoom call from Hampden.
Beyond the top two divisions of the SPFL the rest of Scottish football has been put into Lockdown, pushing back the Scottish Cup, including Celtic’s match against Arbroath or Falkirk.
That match is the least of Celtic’s worries with 13 players self isolating as well as the management team while the Scottish Government and many lower division clubs direct their anger towards the east end of Glasgow.
Peter Lawwell’s reputation as some sort of great leader has been trashed over the last fortnight with the Celtic chief certain to be the focus of anger when he logs in this morning.
The Daily Record reports:
But a raft of angry bosses from League One and League Two are also expected to voice their concerns over the SFA’s decision to shut them down for at least the next three weeks as Scotland’s Covid-19 rage out of control.
The decision was publicly backed by SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster and his support has further infuriated a number of clubs, led by Partick Thistle and Falkirk, who believe the lower leagues are paying the price for high profile protocol breaches at the top end of the game, including Celtic’s controversial winter trip to Dubai.
One source told us: “It could be a very interesting meeting as feelings are running high. A number of top flight clubs are now crying out for the money they were promised by government and there is unrest at the other end over the decision to introduce a fire break in their leagues. The SFA and the SPFL have a lot of explaining to do.”
So far there has been a stand off between top flight clubs and access to a £20m loan fund that the Record reports is crucial for some clubs who will soon have to meet their January payroll.
During the summer Lawwell was voted onto the board of the SPFL.