Source Says Hearts Will Take Legal Fight All The Way As All Avenues Open For The Club

Ann Budge of Hearts in crowd
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 01: Hearts owner Ann Budge is seen during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the reconstruction dream officially dead, Hearts put out a blistering statement yesterday confirming that they will be taking legal action. Compare this to what my source out of Hearts told me six days back, which was exclusively laid out first to my Patreons. Ann Budge has been remarkably consistent in ensuring that no one can blame her for rushing to the courts and ensuring Scottish football fails.

I went back to my source at Hearts to find out what the latest is at the moment. While obviously, he would not go on record, he was ready to give a short update on where he sees thing heading.

According to my source, SPFL can forget about starting the Premiership season on August 1, 2020, no matter what SPFL board member Les Gray states in public. He confirmed that the club would definitely be asking for an interdict order to ensure that the Premiership does not start without Hearts until a final judgement is made.

Also, he reiterated that Ann Budge intends to move to Competitions and Marketing Authority along with moving to the courts. While not wanting to go into too much detail, he had this message for all the fans of Hearts, ”Don’t worry, we will not be found wanting. You can be rest assured, we know what we are doing. We are operating in a target-rich environment where so much can be made use of that I don’t even know where to start.”

”Also while Partick Thistle and Stranraer are not going to the courts, it is likely that any order will impact them as well. So there is a good chance we all survive this together.”

All in all, it does seem unlikely that the SPFL will be able to sweep this one under the carpet. Also, one last note which I would like to address. There is a certain spin in some section of the media that because there was a vote taken to end the season on PPG, the precedent set in France and Belgium would not apply. That is categorically false. Read this article on the Belgian situation when the entire situation went down by our columnist Broken Belgian Football Supporter.

Update: Since our chat, Partick Thistle have declared that they intend to join Hearts in this legal battle. You can read Partick’s full statement here.

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