Sky Sports pundit Davie Provan thinks, if need be, Celtic’s quest for a Scottish Premiership title could take place as late as August, writing in his Scottish Sun column.
The country is currently dealing with a public health crisis unprecedented in modern times and as a result, all football has been suspended until further notice.
It’s sent Scottish football into chaos, with authorities and clubs quickly searching for a way forward that’s to the benefit of everyone.
Former Celtic man Provan thinks the season should be completed in some way, even if league action doesn’t resume until August.
He reckons the remaining games could be wrapped up in pretty short order.
Writing in The Scottish Sun, he explained: “By my reckoning, we could resume the current season as late as August if we’re on the home straight of coronavirus by then. We could play the outstanding eight games in four weeks if necessary.
“Yeah, I know broadcasters would have to be onside and players’ contracts sorted but, with enough goodwill, it could be done.
“In my first Celtic season, we played our last eight league games in 27 days on our way to winning the title. That was without the benefit of sports science. It would hardly inconvenience players who will have had a good rest and proper pre-season by then.”
It seems to be this would be a real stretch for many leagues and associations, especially when you take into account the wishes of UEFA, who have their own competitions to sort out both this season and next.
UEFA officially postponed the Champions League and Europa League finals today.
The organisation have urged their member clubs to wrap up domestic action by June 30th, obviously well ahead of Provan’s idea.
There are a lot of unknowns moving forward but it seems that clubs and authorities might have to get very creative with upcoming schedules.