So we were a little premature in announcing that VAR will be introduced in Scottish football. Effectively, it will. The SFA have prepared for its arrival with full training and application for new staff, and current refs have all worked hard on implementing it.
The one big caveat is the literally absurd vote the SPFL insist on carrying out, and to the best of our knowledge, not a single vote we’ve ever seen in Scottish football has ever resulted in anything which favoured Rangers.
The original SPL entry vote – rejected, the season ending early award to Celtic, granted, and now this.
We are pretty much willing to guarantee Scottish clubs will reject this on grounds of being unable to afford it, which is what the SPFL are banking on.
They do not want VAR, but have bowed to public and shareholder pressure by going through the paces of pretending they do.
The SFA are the ones who have actually gotten the ball rolling on this, actually put the tech into play and hired staff to run it.
The SPFL are the ones insisting on another stupid vote, one they’ve done everything in their power to rig to their outcome, by getting a rejection of VAR.
Initially charging clubs £100,000 a year, which they already baulked considerably at, Doncaster then decided to double that fee to try to cement clubs’ inability to afford it.
The only two who can are Rangers and Celtic.
End of the day the vote takes place in two weeks, and we’d be absolutely amazed if the clubs vote for it based on how the SPFL have rigged it the other way.
The SFA do want it, but our league bosses don’t.
Guess there can still be miracles?