Scottish football needs better leadership

East Fife have managed to keep themselves out of the crossfire as Scottish football has gone to civil war.
East Fife boss Darren YoungEast Fife boss Darren Young
East Fife boss Darren Young

But Bayview manager Darren Young says those responsible for running the game in the country need to at least learn the lessons of what has been a pretty embarrassing few months.

Statement has been met by counter statement from clubs across the divisions as the national game battles to end its season in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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At the time of writing, another chapter was set to be written as clubs met for an EGM to decide if a fully independent inquiry into last month’s vote to end the season should be held.

Regardless of the outcome of that vote, it’s unlikely a line will be drawn and peace breaks out.

East Fife boss Young expected league reconstruction to take place in Scotland and reckons the whole situation is now looking messy.

“I’m surprised they never did it (reconstruction) but it looks as Doncaster etc have just bought themselves time,” said the Methil manager.

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“The Particks and the Falkirks, Kelty, Stranraer and Hearts are wanting to do the lawyer thing now and it’s been delayed for three weeks.

“But if the SPFL had the vote and said ‘that’s it’ I don’t think there’s anything else anyone can do.

“The only thing they could do is to get these guys out the job if they don’t think they’re doing it properly.

“Given the results and the way everything has gone it shows a vote of no confidence.

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“Have they done well for Scottish football? Have they brought in more finance? Have they taken the bull by the horns so when things like this arise they’re dealt with quickly and quietly?

“The answer to that for me would be no.”

The vote to take reconstruction off the table was announced this week.

It means that Hearts drop from the Premiership to the Championship with Partick Thistle and Stranraer also relegated.

All play-offs have also been cancelled, including at the bottom of League Two.

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