Alan Pattullo: A year on from the start of civil war and League 1 and 2 clubs prove it is possible for everyone to get along

It just shows what is possible. Despite little encouragement from the SPFL board - indeed, it’s claimed, being advised against seeking to finish the season - all 20 League 1 and League 2 clubs have agreed to try and play 22 games (with a split after 18) before proceeding with the play-offs as normal.

Partick Thistle chairman Jacqui Low is on the League 1 and 2 working group. Her club's season resumes next weekend v Cove Rangers
Partick Thistle chairman Jacqui Low is on the League 1 and 2 working group. Her club's season resumes next weekend v Cove Rangers

That’s providing each club has played at least 18 games by a cut-off date of 22 April. Fixtures for the first week following next weekend's resumption of the bottom two league campaigns were published yesterday.

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It’s a triumph over the naysayers and testimony to the ability of 20 clubs, directed by a working group of five officials from sides such as Stenhousemuir and Partick Thistle, to get round a table – metaphorically speaking of course – and hatch a plan all are in broad agreement with.

What a difference to this time last year, when civil war was preparing to break out throughout the game.

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