Football: We Use Votes to Help Us Survive; Exclusive Robinson Admits Self-Interest Is Always Going to Affect SPL
Byline: By Gary Ralston
HEARTS chief Chris Robinson last night admitted the SPL is peppered with self-interest.
But he denied pushing for Inverness Caley Thistle to ground-share at Pittodrie to keep Stewart Milne sweet for buying Tynecastle.
The Two Jags saga took another twist yesterday when the Dundee clubs formed an axis with Dunfermline to push for Caley Thistle to play SPL football next season at their own ground with temporary seats.
Their motivation is to see competition restored in the SPL via promotion and relegation for the good of Scottish football.
However, it is understood the Dundee clubs are also still smarting after Aberdeen chief executive Keith Wyness rejected their plans to ground-share at Tannadice next season at the SPL general meeting on March 30.
The Pars also lost manager Jimmy Calderwood to the Dons in acrimonious circumstances last month, although chairman John Yorkston has insisted it did not sway his vote.
One observer …
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Publication information: Article title: Football: We Use Votes to Help Us Survive; Exclusive Robinson Admits Self-Interest Is Always Going to Affect SPL. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland). Publication date: June 10, 2004. Page number: 60. © 2009 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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