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Scottish clubs face bleak winter

Fri 10th Dec 2010 | Football Club Administration

Livingston Football Club chairman, Ged Nixon believes Scotland's freezing temperatures could be the final straw for a number of financially stricken football clubs.

With Dundee falling into administration earlier in the year, Nixon believes that more could follow as no money is coming through the door because of recent match postponements in Scotland.

Speaking to BBC Scotland he said; "Realistically, I think its inevitable that somebody else will fall.

"Obviously Dundee are in trouble just now. We are feeling it hard, but there are bound to be other clubs feeling it more than ourselves."

Seven Scottish Football League fixtures have already been dropped from Saturday's fixture card because of snow and ice and two Premier Leagues games have also been called off.

"We have had a very welcome interim payment from the SFL last week and we are fortunate because of what we have done to date in not spending what we don't have," said Nixon.

Livingston are not due to play at home again until 2 January, with Almondavale last hosting a game on 6 November - meaning a spell of around eight weeks without a home game.

"That's a long time between home fixtures," added Nixon.

"For this weekend's home game, we had the restaurants fully booked and the club shop was fully stocked ready for our fans. We will lose all that now, so it's not easy."

 

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