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CELTIC ON TITLE TIGHTROPE: DUNDEE HOLD POWER

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CHAMPIONSHIP side Dundee hold the power balance with the immediate future of Scottish football.

The Tayside outfit are the one remaining second-tier club who have yet to vote on the SPFL’s resolution to call the season as it stands during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Under the companies act 2006, the Dens Park could take 28 days to make a decision, but they have intimated they will inform the governing body of their position early next week

League chiefs had set all 42 member clubs a requested deadline of 5pm last night to respond with their vote on the plans which would see titles awarded and a number of clubs relegated with the campaign coming to a premature halt.

Ten voted for the resolution in the Premiership with only Hearts, who will be relegated, and Rangers, who at one stage wanted the term to be voided, against the proposal.

Celtic await their ninth successive title following their pole position in the top flight, 13 points ahead of Steven Gerrard’s side with only eight games to play, when football went into cold storage in the middle of last month.

Dundee chiefs want the weekend to iron out their final call on the situation before casting their vote.

Partick Thistle, who will drop into the third tier, and Inverness Caley Thistle were the two Championship sides who knocked back the resolution.

Eight clubs are required to be in favour of the move in order for it to go through.

Of the nine who have voted, seven have were in favour, with two voting against. Obviously, Dundee’s decision is crucial for the proposal getting the green light.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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