A massive nine of the twelve teams in the Scottish Premiership are ready to declare the season over on an average points per game basis right now, confirming Celtic’s status as 2019/20 champions, The Daily Record report.
The paper say another virtual meeting will take place between clubs on Tuesday to discuss how to proceed in the Scottish top-flight.
With as many as five clubs potentially not having enough players to complete the season if it’s played out over the summer, there’s a growing feeling amongst the group that it’s finally time to call time on the current campaign.
A source told The Daily Record: “Some of them have already made it clear they wouldn’t have enough players to play on as so many would already be out of contract. And others are starting to realise there is an urgency about unlocking the prize money so that clubs can survive for as long as is possible.
“From the discussions that have been going on it’s likely that as many as nine Premiership clubs will agree it’s time to end the season.
“More and more there is an understanding of how serious this is for the game as a whole and a desire to discuss how the game in Scotland can survive without any matchday income and what has to be done in order for it to be safely restarted.
“These are the real issues which the clubs must deal with.”
As we’ve known for a while, Celtic are on the path to becoming champions this season whether or not 2019/20 football resumes.
However, it appears that a formal decision on that could be just around the corner, especially if there is a consensus reached at tomorrow’s meeting.
In line with UEFA guidance, the SPFL actually have until 25th to set out their plans but if clubs are keen on the league board calling the season right now we could see the Neil Lennon’s Bhoys named as nine-in-a-row winners before that.
Obviously winning it in these circumstances is far from ideal and celebrations will be far more muted given on the ongoing public health crisis.
However, the hard work and achievement of our Celtic favourites should still be recognised and when we are declared champions it’ll bring a smile to face of supporters everywhere, however fleeting.