Peterhead Chairman bemused by ‘unfair’ relegations and lack of support for 14-10-10-10

Jun 16, 2020

Peterhead chairman Rodger Morrison has been left bemused by the failure of a 14-10-10-10 structure to be accepted by the clubs in the SPFL for next season.

An indicative vote on Monday advised that there was not enough support for the plan which would have seen Hearts, Partick Thistle and Stranraer avoid what Morrison believes are ‘unfair’ relegations and Brora Rangers as well as Kelty Hearts promoted to senior football.

The Balmoor chief is finding it hard to accept that in the middle of the Coronavirus crisis clubs across Scottish football have voted to effectively ‘punish’ fellow members of the same organisation as he explained: “Peterhead Football Club has supported the 14-10-10-10 approach since last season was brought to a premature end. We could not vote through any proposal that was going to punish clubs in the middle of this pandemic.”

“I felt that there was enough Sporting Integrity, and indeed goodwill, in the football ranks to make sure that the pain everyone is feeling just now was not amplified.”

“We voted for the change and I still believe that it was the right thing to do however not enough clubs felt the same and I find that really hard.”

Morrison added: “I am not going to get embroiled in rows with clubs that voted differently but it is right that the fans of Peterhead Football Club and fans of the Scottish game know exactly how we voted.”

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