A short post.
The SPL fixture list is out and can be read here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/scottish-premier/fixtures
The two candidates appear to be (a) Dundee FC and (b) The Rangers Football Club.
Would the fixture list throw up any conflicts for Club 12 with Dundee United, as clearly there cannot be games at Tannadice and Dens Park at the same time, or with Celtic, as games at Ibrox and Parkhead do not go on simultaneously.
The list as produced indicates 9 separate dates on which Club 12 and Dundee United are scheduled to play at home at the same kickoff time.
The list produces one date when Club 12 and Celtic coincide. However, as on that date, 11th August, Celtic are already scheduled to play Real Madrid in Philadelphia, their match with Dundee United will be postponed.
It appears that the SPL computer, or the person who programmed it, has already decided on who will take the role of “Club 12”. Will there be arguments made by Mr Doncaster that rejecting Rangers would cause disruption to the fixture list? We shall see.