League Two figure namechecks Celtic as he ponders future of game

By John Reid

March 31, 2020

Albion Rovers secretary Colin Woodward doesn’t envy the decision that the Scottish football authorities will have to take going forward, the Daily Record reports.

Woodward feels that any decision made will make some parties unhappy, and he namechecked Celtic in the process.

“It’s impossible really”

“I don’t envy the SFA and the SPFL having to make the decision, it’s impossible really” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“There won’t be a way to keep the teams at the very top, Celtic and Rangers, happy about the title and keep clubs like us, Brechin and Stenhousemuir in the bottom half of League Two happy; it’s just not going to happen like that” he concluded.

Title-winning Celtic manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It is easy to see where Woodward is coming from. No matter the decisions that the SFA and SPFL make, someone is going to be unhappy.

However, there is no real reason to suspect that anyone at Celtic should be unhappy. Unless that is, the league is declared null and void.

Hoops can only complain if season is voided

Then Celtic would have a real reason to complain. At the moment though, all the clubs are waiting for the authorities to make their decision.

Celtic celebrate winning a league title / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Perhaps they are waiting for English authorities to make their mind up first, about what to do. That could have a domino effect 0n other leagues in Europe, to either call the league or announce it null and void.

In a way it is understandable that the authorities want to take their time. However, a decision will have to made sooner rather than later, and it is one that the powers that be in Scottish football will have to get right.