Dundee offered lucrative friendlies against Scottish Premiership opposition amid rumours clubs want to buy their support after bungled vote to void season
- Dundee have been offered high-profile friendlies against Premiership teams
- There are suspicions clubs are trying to garner their support after bungled vote
- The Championship outfit’s vote against voiding the season didn’t arrive on time
- And Dundee are thought to have been subjected to lobbying from other clubs
Dundee have been offered lucrative friendlies against Scottish Premiership opposition amid suspicions that other clubs are seeking to buy their support as the row over last Friday’s bungled vote to void the Scottish season rumbles on.
The Championship club are at the centre of a battle, which could end up in court, after their crucial vote against voiding the season was not registered on time due to technical problems. Issues with the Scottish Professional Football League’s IT system led to a delay, during which Dundee informed the SPFL board that their vote should be disregarded.
In a bizarre episode, it has been alleged that the board received Dundee’s second email attempting to nullify their vote before they had even seen their completed ballot.
Dundee have been offered lucrative friendlies against Scottish Premiership opposition
That has seemingly left the club with the fate of the Scottish season in their hands.
A majority of 75 per cent is required to approve the SPFL’s proposals to end the lower-league season and give them the power to curtail the top flight at a later date, with the ballots received so far effectively giving Dundee the casting vote.
Dundee are believed to have been subjected to strong lobbying from other clubs urging them to support the resolution over the weekend.
Rangers have called for SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster to be suspended from his job
It is understood that the prospect of friendlies against top-flight opponents was mentioned in several such discussions.
To complicate matters further, Dundee are proposing a restructure of the league next season, which would lead to an expanded Premiership of 14 clubs.
Rangers have demanded an independent inquiry and the suspension of SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster.
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