Morton Offer Clyde Use Of Cappielow

Morton chairman Douglas Rae has offered Clyde free use of Cappielow for their home fixture against Dundee on the 2nd of May. Rae told the Greenock Telegraph's Roger Graham about his offer last Friday, he said: “I phoned Clyde to offer them the use of the ground without charge. They are good people at Clyde and I thought it was the fair thing to do.”

Clyde owe Broadwood Stadium Company - as the name suggests they, rather than Clyde, own Broadwood Stadium (pictured, above left) - around £270,000 in rents and other debts. The company, owned by North Lanarkshire Council, has set Clyde an eviction date of 26 April from Broadwood - meaning they wont have a venue for their fixture with Dundee on the 2nd of May.

It may well be in Morton's best interests for this match to go ahead as if Clyde were unable to fulfill the fixture (or in worse circumstances, go out of business) it would be likely that all points against Clyde would be wiped out meaning a loss of 10 points from our current total of 44.

Morton play St. Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on the same date as the Clyde versus Dundee match.

Greenock Telegraph - Morton Offer Clyde The Use Of Cappielow (03.04.2009)

bbcsport.co.uk - Council Company To Sue Clyde FC (02.04.2009)

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