10/04/2010

Rae Furious At SFL Decision

Morton chairman Douglas Rae is unhappy at the SFL's decision to play the Ross County v Morton fixture, which had to be cancelled due to County's Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic this Saturday, on Monday 26 April.

And Rae expressed his anger in last Saturday's matchday programme. "I have appealed against that ruling on the grounds that is unfair to our team to have to play on the Monday evenining following an away match on the previous Saturday," he wrote.

"Travelling to Dingwall in midweek is a nightmare exacerbated on this occasion by the extensive roadworks being carried out around Aviemore. Our team, when playing a midweek match at Dingwall, normally do not get home until around 2.30am and we are faced with a two hour delay in additon on this occasion."

The Cappielow side's attendances have been causing Rae concern in recent weeks, and he insists that the SFL have to take some of the blame for the stay-away fans. "It is unfair too on any fans who might be travelling to the game although I have informed the SFL that if they force us to play on Monday 26th April, we could have no fans travelling in support of our team," he added.

"The SFL is totally unconcerned that fewer fans come through the turnstiles in midweek matches than on Saturdays but that seems to be of little interest to the 'powers-that-be'. It is not right that a cavalier approach should be taken by the very people who are supposedly looking after the interests of our clubs."

1 comment:

mortonjag said...

It's not often that I have anything in common with 'Shoogly' but the SFL decision beggars belief.

Why is it nowadays that folk can't seem to see the wood for trees?