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Jack Frost has more success than striking Referees as SPL games called off

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Last weekend, Scottish referees tried to cause chaos within the Scottish game as they all got a petted lip and went on strike. Despite trying to make sure that everyone knew that football in this country could not continue without them, the SFA shipped in foreign refs to cross the picket lines. But now it seems that Jack Frost has shown the referees how to do it, as all SPL games have been called off.

All six games scheduled for this weekend in the SPL have been postponed due to the horrendous weather that has battered Scotland for the past week.

An Scottish Premier League statement said, “In light of the severe weather conditions across Scotland, which are forecast to continue for some time, all Clydesdale Bank Premier League games have been postponed this Saturday, December 4. It is hoped that this early notice of postponement, whilst disappointing, will allow everyone to plan accordingly. New dates for the fixtures will be announced in due course.”

SPL fixtures called off: Inverness CT v Rangers, Celtic v Kilmarnock, Dundee Utd v Motherwell, Hamilton v Hibernian, Hearts v Aberdeen, St Mirren v St Johnstone.

In the Scottish Football League most of the games have been called off also, but Alloa’s home tie with Peterhead in the Second Division is still in with a chance of beating the weather. An announcement will be made by Alloa on Friday.

SCOTTISH FIRST DIVISION

Dundee v Cowdenbeath
Dunfermline Athletic v Partick Thistle
Falkirk v Raith Rovers
Queen of the South v Stirling Albion
Ross County v Morton

SCOTTISH SECOND DIVISION

Airdrie United v Forfar Athletic
Brechin City v Dumbarton
East Fife v Livingston
Stenhousemuir v Ayr United

SCOTTISH THIRD DIVISION

Arbroath v Stranraer
Berwick Rangers v East Stirlingshire
Clyde v Montrose
Elgin City v Albion Rovers
Queen’s Park v Annan Athletic

HIGHLAND LEAGUE

Huntly v Strathspey Thistle
Turriff United v Nairn County

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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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