Club Statement | SPFL Resolution

Edinburgh City Football club would like to confirm that we voted against last week’s SPFL resolution.  We did so on the basis that we do not believe any clubs should suffer financially for the current situation created by the COVID -19 pandemic.

Without the full league programme being completed, we felt that teams being denied the opportunity of promotion or facing relegation would not be in line with the philosophy of “Sporting Integrity”.

Additionally, we were opposed to the suspension of the pyramid system.

We strongly advocate league reconstruction featuring an increased premiership with promotion from each division, including the winners of the Highland and Lowland leagues joining the SPFL.

This would be a solution which creates only winners and no losers.

It is also our view that there is no clear reason why prize money – or at least a large percentage of it – could not be paid out immediately given these exceptional circumstances.