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I took great pleasure in explaining to a Celtic supporter a while back that his club were the least relevant in Scottish Football. "How do you work that out?" he blurted. Well, other than Rangers

Well if you think about it, if Celtic and Rangers both go out of the Scottish Cup, does the final not then matter? Do the teams think it's not worth winning because the old firm aren't in it? No.

Think I speak for us all when I say Raith Rovers can go f**k themselves. Won't be setting foot in thier stadium again. 

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8 minutes ago, Billy Campbell's Ghost said:

On their website updating their fans basically blaming us for not guaranteeing them promotion and money. Shocking position, rather than a dignified wait and see.

2020

The Board of Directors of Raith Rovers are making this statement to update supporters on what has happened over the past few days in relation to the SPFL Resolution to call an end to the 2019-20 season.

We had hoped to be able to give you some good news. That is not possible, however.

The SPFL Board met today (Tuesday 14th April 2020) but we have been advised that as of 8pm Dundee FC had not submitted their revised vote.

Raith Rovers FC and 15 other clubs in League 1 and League 2 voted in favour of the Resolution by the 5pm deadline on Friday 10th April in order to ensure the quick distribution of much needed funds to all 42 league clubs and to enable us to move to the next stage of the process – consideration of league reconstruction.

We have, from the very start of this process, supported the idea of league reconstruction and have made this clear in all our communications.

The SPFL documentation received by all clubs on Wednesday 8th April made it clear that declaring the season ended was the only way to achieve distribution of funds and to then proceed to the next stage.
Several clubs wanted a guarantee that reconstruction would happen – this could not be given as it is not within the gift of the SPFL.

Any decision on reconstruction requires a vote by all 42 member clubs.
We were clear that this had to happen as soon as possible after the first vote.

We would support a move to an SPFL Premiership of 14 clubs and 3 leagues below that of 10 each but will seriously consider any alternative model which emerges.
Our preferred solution would mean admitting Kelty Hearts FC and Brora Rangers FC to SPFL League 2 with no clubs being relegated.
This would result in 4 very competitive leagues when football eventually restarts.
However, this cannot be considered until stage 1 of the process is completed.

At the time of writing 80% of clubs have voted in favour, but Dundee FC have still to vote and their vote – as everyone knows – will be the deciding factor in determining how matters progress going forward.

Our position is clear! We want the 2019-20 season declared over, funds distributed and discussion about reconstruction to start very soon.
Any attempt to deem the 2019/20 season null and void and deny us being named as winners of League 1 and/or not promoted will be vigorously resisted.

We will update everyone as soon as the situation becomes clearer, whenever that might be.

In the meantime, thank you for your support and we wish you all good health during this crisis.

We look forward to seeing you all in season 2020-21 at Stark’s Park.

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Their chairman certainly wants us to be the fall guys, not the fact that two seasons in a row they've blown it leading the division and then failed in the play offs. 1point ahead of Falkirk with 8 games to go and there desperate for the season to be called... desperate.

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There's not really anything wrong with that statement, it's largely factual + re-stating their view of what they'd like to happen, over two stages. I'd imagine most clubs below the SPL's bottom 2-3 would be keen on the 14-10-10-10 with no relegation, as a short-term solution, for 1 or maybe 2 seasons. 

Total contrast to the OTT rant from their chairman, in the Courier at the weekend.

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35 minutes ago, Boba Fett said:
2020

The Board of Directors of Raith Rovers are making this statement to update supporters on what has happened over the past few days in relation to the SPFL Resolution to call an end to the 2019-20 season.

We had hoped to be able to give you some good news. That is not possible, however.

The SPFL Board met today (Tuesday 14th April 2020) but we have been advised that as of 8pm Dundee FC had not submitted their revised vote.

Raith Rovers FC and 15 other clubs in League 1 and League 2 voted in favour of the Resolution by the 5pm deadline on Friday 10th April in order to ensure the quick distribution of much needed funds to all 42 league clubs and to enable us to move to the next stage of the process – consideration of league reconstruction.

We have, from the very start of this process, supported the idea of league reconstruction and have made this clear in all our communications.

The SPFL documentation received by all clubs on Wednesday 8th April made it clear that declaring the season ended was the only way to achieve distribution of funds and to then proceed to the next stage.
Several clubs wanted a guarantee that reconstruction would happen – this could not be given as it is not within the gift of the SPFL.

Any decision on reconstruction requires a vote by all 42 member clubs.
We were clear that this had to happen as soon as possible after the first vote.

We would support a move to an SPFL Premiership of 14 clubs and 3 leagues below that of 10 each but will seriously consider any alternative model which emerges.
Our preferred solution would mean admitting Kelty Hearts FC and Brora Rangers FC to SPFL League 2 with no clubs being relegated.
This would result in 4 very competitive leagues when football eventually restarts.
However, this cannot be considered until stage 1 of the process is completed.

At the time of writing 80% of clubs have voted in favour, but Dundee FC have still to vote and their vote – as everyone knows – will be the deciding factor in determining how matters progress going forward.

Our position is clear! We want the 2019-20 season declared over, funds distributed and discussion about reconstruction to start very soon.
Any attempt to deem the 2019/20 season null and void and deny us being named as winners of League 1 and/or not promoted will be vigorously resisted.

We will update everyone as soon as the situation becomes clearer, whenever that might be.

In the meantime, thank you for your support and we wish you all good health during this crisis.

We look forward to seeing you all in season 2020-21 at Stark’s Park.

does the clown not think maybe just maybe that's what we are fighting for and if we were to vote yes it would just be the same old same old...bet the c**t wouldna be greeting if his club was a point behind Falkirk...actually he would he'd be begging us to vote no.

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2 minutes ago, WoodStein said:

There's not really anything wrong with that statement, it's largely factual + re-stating their view of what they'd like to happen, over two stages. I'd imagine most clubs below the SPL's bottom 2-3 would be keen on the 14-10-10-10 with no relegation, as a short-term solution, for 1 or maybe 2 seasons. 

Total contrast to the OTT rant from their chairman, in the Courier at the weekend.

Lots wrong with it.

Several clubs wanted a guarantee that reconstruction would happen – this could not be given as it is not within the gift of the SPFL. 'The gift of the SPFL'? Really? The SPFL is the clubs, it has no remit to gift anything.

Any attempt to deem the 2019/20 season null and void and deny us being named as winners of League 1 and/or not promoted will be vigorously resisted. This despite the undeniable fact that they haven't won it and thus have not in fact earned promotion.

What they'd like to happen isn't necessarily what should happen; or certainly not in my opinion anyway.

 

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1 minute ago, Prince Buster said:

Lots wrong with it.

Several clubs wanted a guarantee that reconstruction would happen – this could not be given as it is not within the gift of the SPFL. 'The gift of the SPFL'? Really? The SPFL is the clubs, it has no remit to gift anything.

Any attempt to deem the 2019/20 season null and void and deny us being named as winners of League 1 and/or not promoted will be vigorously resisted. This despite the undeniable fact that they haven't won it and thus have not in fact earned promotion.

What they'd like to happen isn't necessarily what should happen; or certainly not in my opinion anyway.

 

that's exactly it..they have voted for whats best for them ie promotion and don't have the f**cking balls to just come out and say it 

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29 minutes ago, WoodStein said:

There's not really anything wrong with that statement, it's largely factual + re-stating their view of what they'd like to happen, over two stages. I'd imagine most clubs below the SPL's bottom 2-3 would be keen on the 14-10-10-10 with no relegation, as a short-term solution, for 1 or maybe 2 seasons. 

Total contrast to the OTT rant from their chairman, in the Courier at the weekend.

No dispute its factual but can they not hold off a wee bit?

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9 minutes ago, Billy Campbell's Ghost said:

No dispute its factual but can they not hold off a wee bit?

they all fear UEFA stepping in and saying "right lads as you were this season is f**ked we'll go again next season"

 

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3 hours ago, WoodStein said:

There's not really anything wrong with that statement, it's largely factual + re-stating their view of what they'd like to happen, over two stages. I'd imagine most clubs below the SPL's bottom 2-3 would be keen on the 14-10-10-10 with no relegation, as a short-term solution, for 1 or maybe 2 seasons. 

Total contrast to the OTT rant from their chairman, in the Courier at the weekend.

Let's be honest, that Raith statement is all sorts of wrong!! It comes across like a hostage video telling loved ones you're ok whilst holding up a copy of today's paper!! 

They're trying to justify their stance in jumping up a division through luck of timing whilst playing the "awww we're all gonna starve to death" card.

That entire statement is pathetic, contrived and not even a decent attempt at attracting sympathisers. Get them right in the sea!!

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12 hours ago, Boba Fett said:
2020

The Board of Directors of Raith Rovers are making this statement to update supporters on what has happened over the past few days in relation to the SPFL Resolution to call an end to the 2019-20 season.

We had hoped to be able to give you some good news. That is not possible, however.

The SPFL Board met today (Tuesday 14th April 2020) but we have been advised that as of 8pm Dundee FC had not submitted their revised vote.

Raith Rovers FC and 15 other clubs in League 1 and League 2 voted in favour of the Resolution by the 5pm deadline on Friday 10th April in order to ensure the quick distribution of much needed funds to all 42 league clubs and to enable us to move to the next stage of the process – consideration of league reconstruction.

We have, from the very start of this process, supported the idea of league reconstruction and have made this clear in all our communications.

The SPFL documentation received by all clubs on Wednesday 8th April made it clear that declaring the season ended was the only way to achieve distribution of funds and to then proceed to the next stage.
Several clubs wanted a guarantee that reconstruction would happen – this could not be given as it is not within the gift of the SPFL.

Any decision on reconstruction requires a vote by all 42 member clubs.
We were clear that this had to happen as soon as possible after the first vote.

We would support a move to an SPFL Premiership of 14 clubs and 3 leagues below that of 10 each but will seriously consider any alternative model which emerges.
Our preferred solution would mean admitting Kelty Hearts FC and Brora Rangers FC to SPFL League 2 with no clubs being relegated.
This would result in 4 very competitive leagues when football eventually restarts.
However, this cannot be considered until stage 1 of the process is completed.

At the time of writing 80% of clubs have voted in favour, but Dundee FC have still to vote and their vote – as everyone knows – will be the deciding factor in determining how matters progress going forward.

Our position is clear! We want the 2019-20 season declared over, funds distributed and discussion about reconstruction to start very soon.
Any attempt to deem the 2019/20 season null and void and deny us being named as winners of League 1 and/or not promoted will be vigorously resisted.

We will update everyone as soon as the situation becomes clearer, whenever that might be.

In the meantime, thank you for your support and we wish you all good health during this crisis.

We look forward to seeing you all in season 2020-21 at Stark’s Park.

On past experience you know that if talks on reconstruction are based on the SPFLs good faith only, then you can forget it.

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49 minutes ago, Dundeefc1783 said:

Think I speak for us all when I say Raith Rovers can go f**k themselves. Won't be setting foot in thier stadium again. 

Probably not. We could possibly be playing them next season and needing the points, I think that would trump any potential boycotts.

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13 hours ago, Prince Buster said:

Lots wrong with it.

Several clubs wanted a guarantee that reconstruction would happen – this could not be given as it is not within the gift of the SPFL. 'The gift of the SPFL'? Really? The SPFL is the clubs, it has no remit to gift anything.

Any attempt to deem the 2019/20 season null and void and deny us being named as winners of League 1 and/or not promoted will be vigorously resisted. This despite the undeniable fact that they haven't won it and thus have not in fact earned promotion.

What they'd like to happen isn't necessarily what should happen; or certainly not in my opinion anyway.

 

I meant 'wrong' in terms of blaming Dundee for the mess, as they did at the weekend [ref the OP]

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