Rangers coach Michael Beale has come up with a novel way to solve the issues caused by the league going into lockdown, but it is not one that is likely to impress Celtic.

He thinks that the league table should be decided by the results at the halfway point of the season.

“Go back to a point”

“Unless the leagues can be split in a fair way, a league with less teams like Scotland can decide to not predict into the future – but go back to a point where each team has played each other twice and use that as a fair reference of the teams level over the equal part of the season” he said, as reported by the Scottish Sun.


It is fair to say that Beale’s proposal would be rejected by Celtic, and so it should be. You can’t just reset a season to a few weeks earlier that now. That can’t be allowed to happen.

Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell

Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If Beale’s suggestion was put up for debate, you imagine that Peter Lawwell and Neil Lennon would have something to say about it.

They wouldn’t accept the idea, which couldn’t even work this season, as Celtic have played one game more than the Ibrox side.

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Authorities should be looking to get games played

What the Scottish football authorities should be looking to do is try to find a way to get the rest of the season finished, which is what they will be doing, in conjunction with the rest of football all over the world.

Celtic celebrate a league title win

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

If that can’t happen, then the best thing to do is just finish the season with the results as they currently are. Should that happen, Celtic will be crowned nine in a row champions, and there is nothing that Beadle or anyone else can do about that.

Really, the idea to base the results on the first-half of the season is a non-starter, and it should be forgotten about as soon as possible, as football tries to deal with the lockdown crisis it is currently in.

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