SFL clubs to seek compensation from the SFA


Scottish Football League clubs could seek compensation from the SFA after the majority of the lower league games were called off due to the refereeing fiasco.

Fan-owned Stirling Albion believes that if they play against Partick Thistle in midweek, it would cost them more than £6,000. Cowdenbeath also stated that they would be seeking compensation after its game with Dunfermline was one of those games to be postponed.

Cowdenbeath Chairman Donald Findlay has accused SFA chiefs of, failing to get a grip following the breakdown of peace talks with referees, who are protesting at the level of criticism they have faced.

After searching across Europe and spending £40,000 the SFA announced that all six Clydesdale Bank Premier League matches will take place, with Israeli, Polish and Portuguese referees stepping in.

Stirling, said it already lost money arranging programmes and catering ahead of the planned kick of tomorrow. Spokesman Paul Goodwin said, “We’ll be interested to talk to the SFA and we’ll be looking for compensation. We are furious. First and foremost we are fans. We can’t afford to lose between six and seven thousand. That is just the gate receipts. We have already spent money that we will lose.”

Meanwhile, Findlay said the referee fiasco would damage Cowdenbeath. Mr Findlay said, “This is threatening to destroy Scottish football and it is in enough trouble, as we all know. “I don’t think anyone is running Scottish football and that’s the problem. They have made a mess of this, should be ashamed of themselves and have no actual interest in the whole of Scottish football.”

Source: Daily Express


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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