The SPFL feel they have the mandate to pursue what is described as the ‘nuclear option’ if talks with Dundee owner John Nelms break down, The Scottish Sun report.

The Dens Park club have made it clear they want time to consider their options with regards to reconstruction before committing to passing the proposals or not.

By the rules of the SPFL, the Dark Blues still have weeks to make a decision on the resolution.


However, the Scottish Sun report states that it likely won’t go that long, with the SPFL having the backing of more than 80% of clubs already.

It’s said league chiefs think they have the mandate to push through the proposals as they stand.

The SPFL board have recommended that the Championship, League One and League Two end on an average points basis, with the Premiership to follow if it becomes clear that action cannot resume this summer.

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That would see Celtic win a ninth league title in a row, teams promoted and outfits like Hearts and Partick Thistle relegated.

Some have argued that punishing clubs in the midst of the ongoing health crisis is unfair, but the vast majority of clubs in the country chose to take the SPFL’s advice.

Which way will Dundee vote?

Which way will Dundee vote? / (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

Could the league board now look to dictate this is what happens moving forward even without Dundee’s vote? That’s what the Scottish Sun say is the ‘nuclear option’ inside Hampden.

No doubt that would create even more drama but if it’s the only viable way forward and that path is being held up by a handful of clubs then it might be necessary.

Ultimately everyone wants to see a compromise of some sort so as many clubs as possible are happy with the situation.

Hopefully, common sense prevails over the coming days.

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