Anybody who read a column I wrote a few weeks ago about Scot Gardiner won’t be surprised that my opinion on the man hasn’t changed.
He and his opposite number at Morton, Dave MacKinnon have got very different versions of events regarding whether there was or wasn’t a proposal to null and void the leagues coming out of Inverness – and I know which one I believe.
I worked with both men at Dundee. In fact, I’ve worked with a lot of chief executives over the years and the only one I’ve fallen out with is Scot Gardiner.
I found it staggering that he would go on the radio and say what he said a few weeks ago and it doesn’t look like he’s learned his lesson.
Inverness Caley Thistle were always the sort of club that nobody had a problem with.
Now look at them – they’re slap bang in the middle of all the controversy.
The most telling thing for me is that when it came to Tuesday’s vote, Inverness were on their own in the Championship.
Not one other club was on Scot Gardiner’s side of the argument.
That’s as clear a picture as you can get.
These are chief execs who he will see every week during a season but none of them have agreed with him.
There is a lot to be said for leaders who keep quiet, run their clubs very well and speak in public only when they really need to be heard.
Scot Gardiner likes the spotlight but give me substance over publicity any day of the week.
As far as the actual vote was concerned, now is the time for the clubs to move on.
Throwing money at lawyers is the last thing Scottish football needs at this time.
Rangers have made their point but whatever grievances they have need to be put to the side.
All eyes are going to be on the Bundesliga at the weekend.
The English Premier League are fortunate that Germany’s top flight is coming back first.
They’ll be able to learn a lot of lessons from what goes well and what needs to be improved upon.
If the coronavirus derails the Bundesliga, though, there’s no chance of the Premier League getting finished down south.
It would be too big a risk, especially as Germany have contained the pandemic better as a country than England.
You are already hearing some players speak about their worries but that’s nothing compared to what would happen if one actually caught the virus at a training ground or during a game.
From a TV point of view, I’m intrigued to find out how enjoyable closed-doors football will be as a spectacle.
I’ve got a feeling it will be better than some people fear. I think everybody who loves the sport is missing it so much that having it back will outweigh the lack of atmosphere.
Folk are starting to think about which Bundesliga team they’re going to support so that’s my next task.
I’ll not be a glory-hunter and go for Bayern. My first choice would have been Stuttgart because I played against them with Celtic but they’re not in the top league these days so I’ll have to give it a bit more thought before Saturday.