St Mirren chairman Gordon Scott believes it’s time to draw a line in the sand on the 2019/20 season and call it over, The Sunday Post report.
Scottish football is currently suspended while the government and health authorities get to grip with the ongoing global pandemic.
With no real firm return in sight, it’s led to some calls for the season to be declared over, so clubs can start to build towards next season with a fresh start.
If that’s the case, it seems likely that Celtic would be declared champions.
Scott wouldn’t be drawn on the title issue but does think there’s no possible way for action to resume from where the campaign sits currently.
As quoted by The Sunday Post, he said: “I can’t see any way that this season will get going again. Unless somebody comes up with a miracle cure for the virus, I just can’t see how you can.
“My personal opinion is we should focus all our efforts on getting next season started on time. We need to draw a line in the sand with this one and move on.
“I had looked at when we might be able to start playing and, logistically, it’s impossible.”
If that feeling is replicated across the Scottish Premiership then it seems like we won’t have a glorious return of football anytime this summer, behind closed doors or not.
Scott cites numerous problems that a return would bring including player contracts, fitness and even the state of the pitches in Scotland.
The SPFL and SFA need to rapidly assess whether or not this is the general sentiment in Scottish football.
If it is, then there is absolutely no reason to dilly dally on a decision. Consensus must be reached one way or another.
Clubs must be able to plan ahead in some manner and if there is broad agreement to progress towards a new season rather than restart then bold action must be taken by the decision-makers at Hampden.