Outspoken Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack has given his opinion on what everyone in Scottish football wants.
The current health crisis has led to the postponement of the Scottish game indefinitely. Since then, both Celtic and Rangers have released statements regarding what they would deem as acceptable ways forward.
Rangers seemed to be totally against the idea of anything being handed out, and also refuted the idea of playing games behind closed doors. Celtic, however, wished everyone well and stated that their preferred stance is to play out the rest of the season when feasible.
That’s something that Aberdeen chief Cormack agrees with. Speaking in the Daily Record, Cormack said the following:
“Everybody is in a difficult position, in an ideal world, with sporting integrity, we play all the games. That’s what everybody wants. But the reality is as the weeks go on that becomes really difficult.
“I think it’s important for us to put a stake in the ground as to when the next season starts. Is it the first weekend in August like normal or do we say it’s the first week of September?
“These things need to be answered in the next week, the sooner the better. The authorities are in a difficult position but hopefully they can come forward and give some clarity as to where we are.”
Plans subject to change would be ideal
You can see Cormack’s concern here. However, the SFA/SPFL can’t be making any rash decisions and guarantee when the league will start up again.
What Cormack clearly wants is a base plan to be put in place. Something that can be subject to change but will allow Scottish football to aim for a return date. That would make the most sense. However, no decision made at this point in time can be set in stone.
UEFA have announced that they will have a call with all 55 member associations on Wednesday. Therefore, Cormack could soon get the clarity he wants. But nothing that gets put in place can be considered a certainty. How can it when you look at the current health crisis?
It’s also interesting to hear Cormack say that everyone wants the games to played out. Well, you would like to think so. But if you offer Hearts and Rangers a null and void verdict now, they likely bite the hand off.
Celtic are likely to face strong resistance if a decision does have to be made on whether we win the league title or not. That’s just the way it is in Scotland.
But hopefully, it doesn’t come to that. All of us should hope that the games can be played in some form whenever we can.