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SPFL Appeals, Partick Thistle Charitable Trust Success & Vaccine Hubs

Date: 15th January 2021

Tonight it was announced that The SPFL have decided to reschedule the relevant Kilmarnock and St Mirren matches after both clubs successfully won their appeals against the punishments they received for Covid-19 regulation breaches. 

I feel that this is a much better outcome than just handing the clubs losses in forfeited games. Yes, it might cause an extra strain in the fixture list but in all honesty I don’t think the SPFL’s original decision was fair when compared to the breaches, especially when you look at the subsequent Celtic Dubai affair and aftermath. 

It will also provide a fairer conclusion to the season (if we can finish the season) and it should avoid clubs being relegated without those possible question marks that would have occurred due to those forfeits. 


The Partick Thistle Charitable Trust have leased the Petershill Sports Complex from Glasgow City council. The complex is a great footballing hub and will provide the charity trust the chance of widening their horizons and provide even more for the local communities. 

It is some wonderful news for Glasgow’s west end/Maryhill area and I am sure The Partick Thistle Charitable Trust will grow and help even more people that really need that help! 

During this tough pandemic The Partick Thistle Charitable Trust has stood up and really supported their local community. Thankfully they’ll still be there after the current health crisis and continue to show their support at a superb venue! 


Scottish football has shown since Covid-19 struck that it can rally round and support the local community as we’ve told you about throughout the last year. 

As the rollout of the vaccine continues to ramp up, Scottish Football clubs are once again showing that they are their to be at the heart of the community. It has been reported that the likes of Dunfermline Athletic, Rangers and Celtic have all offered their stadiums as hubs to provide space for health professionals to give out vaccines from them. 

We have football grounds all over Scotland and they usually are at the hearts of towns, villages and cities, so they could become vital bases to help communities back onto their feet again. Starting as bases for giving out vaccines would be another fantastic way of showing Scottish football is there for everyone! 


In case we were in any doubts that the coronavirus was still with us, Raith Rovers have announced that some of their players and backroom staff have tested positive for the virus. That means that their next Championship game with Inverness Caledonian Thistle has been postponed. 

All at Supporters Direct Scotland wish all those with a positive result a speedy recovery. We also ask all those associated with Scottish football; players, staff and fans to remain vigilant and stay safe! 

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