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Streaming deal now being done for our league, according to the Record...

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Scottish football’s revolutionary virtual season ticket scheme will stay in place until every fan in the country can safely return to watch their team in action.

Record Sport revealed exclusively that SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster and broadcast giants Sky were on the verge of announcing a ground-breaking plan to allow live streaming of next season’s top flight into the living rooms of fans up and down the country.

The agreement was officially rubber-stamped and announced at lunchtime with a host of Premiership clubs rushing to express their delight at the opportunity for them to access match-day revenue even when their gates remain padlocked.

Now we can reveal that the futuristic facility - which will be in place when the new season starts up behind closed doors - will remain in place until the Scottish government has given the green light for every fan in the country to return to their favourite grounds.

And talks aimed at allowing fans the chance to snap up individual fixtures from away grounds on a pay-per-view basis are now taking place between the top 12 clubs.

A source told us: “This agreement means anyone who buys a virtual season ticket will not need to miss a kick of their club’s home matches.

“Even if restrictions are lifted and a percentage of season ticket holders are allowed inside places like Parkhead and Ibrox, those who cannot attend the matches because of social distancing measures will continue to be able to watch from the comfort of their own homes.

“When fans are allowed back then their virtual season ticket will automatically revert to a real season ticket.

“But if those supporters who are currently being shielded are the last to return to football, then these games will still be available to them.”

Champions Celtic were among a number of clubs to release statements following yesterday’s historic announcement - confirming that the live streaming will be made free to all season ticket holders who are prevented from attending matches in person.

Chief executive Peter Lawwell, said: “The current crisis has had huge implications for the club and our supporters. Once again, I would like to thank our fans for their patience, understanding and support during these unprecedented times.

“I have already said, our priority has been to look at ways in which can resume football and ultimately get our supporters back safely to Celtic Park as soon as possible.

“Until we can welcome our fans back, we want our fans to stay as close to the club and be part of everything we do. It is imperative we cater for the needs of our supporters. These proposals are great news.

“The access will be available while social distancing measures prevent fans from attending matches and will mean that our season ticket holders, exclusively, will be part of every SPFL home game.

“I would like to thank Neil Doncaster, the SPFL board and Sky for the work they have done in bringing this arrangement together.

“We have already been liaising closely with football’s joint response group and Scottish Government in striving to ensure that our fans, the lifeblood of the game, can return to matches as quickly as we can. We will continue this work.”

Record Sport can also reveal a separate plan to allow live streaming of matches from the Championship next season is currently being thrashed out.

The top flight deal comes on the back of Sky agreeing to write off a potential claw back claim of £5.5m after the 2019/20 SPFL season was forced into lockdown by the pandemic without all fixtures being played to a full.

That sum has been renegotiated down to a sum of £1.5m which will be recouped by the satellite firm over the course of a new five year contract, at a cost to clubs of £300,000 per season.

Doncaster, meanwhile, is continuing talks over a potential philanthropic investment from Hearts backer James Anderson, who is looking to help all 42 clubs survive the dire financial consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak.

But suggestions that Anderson is willing to pump more than £4m into the game are wide of the mark.

Record Sport understands the details of Anderson’s generous cash pledge have yet to ironed out but that the total sum involved would be closer to the £2m mark.

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tbf he's got a pretty secure fortune, has stakes worth hunners of millions in various massive companies.

11 minutes ago, ThelegendthatisBeto said:

This Anderson character seems like another di Stefano tbh

tbf he's got a pretty secure fortune, has stakes worth hunners of millions in various massive companies.

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9 minutes ago, rossbatchelor9 said:

tbf he's got a pretty secure fortune, has stakes worth hunners of millions in various massive companies.

Havent stakes worth hunners of millions doesnt mean you've got hunners of millions in the bank tho. Just seems a bit dubious imo. Probably because we have been burnt so many times

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On 04/06/2020 at 07:30, ThelegendthatisBeto said:

Havent stakes worth hunners of millions doesnt mean you've got hunners of millions in the bank tho. Just seems a bit dubious imo. Probably because we have been burnt so many times

The worst that can happen is we'll get nowt and Hearts will be joining us next season.  

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On 04/06/2020 at 00:07, ThelegendthatisBeto said:

This Anderson character seems like another di Stefano tbh

Eh? So he's comparable  to a defender of high profile London gangland killers and friend of Serbian warlord killer Arkan? 

Jesus H Christ

A wee reminder of the dregs DFC got into:-

"Giovanni Di Stefano is an English businessman and convicted fraudster. He has been involved in legal cases for high-profile notorious defendants worldwide; he has no legal qualifications, is barred from working in law in the UK, and is not registered to work as an advocate in the UK or Italy..."

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1 hour ago, Bobby Dee said:

Anyone know an estimate of how many season tickets we have shifted ? 

I would suggest that with the number not being given out it is pretty low.

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43 minutes ago, Dondeh said:

Eh? So he's comparable  to a defender of high profile London gangland killers and friend of Serbian warlord killer Arkan? 

Jesus H Christ

A wee reminder of the dregs DFC got into:-

"Giovanni Di Stefano is an English businessman and convicted fraudster. He has been involved in legal cases for high-profile notorious defendants worldwide; he has no legal qualifications, is barred from working in law in the UK, and is not registered to work as an advocate in the UK or Italy..."

Come on now, you know that's not what I ment. Was just dubious of it. 

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