The Scotsman, 1 February 1991
Well, it wasn’t quite the plan that Hibs had come up with back in December, but it had the desired effect as far as they were concerned – no relegation.
It is hard to argue that the resultant 44-game league was of great benefit to anyone except the clubs like Falkirk who would have the opportunity to bank half a dozen decent gate receipts.
Angus Cook’s comments (below) look particularly laughable in hindsight.
Jim Gray, amazingly still on the Hibs board at this point, tried not to sound completely hypocritical in justifying his club’s vote.
No relegation worries says the caption, but he can’t help looking like a man escaping the scene of a crime.
Wallace Mercer was, not surprisingly, quite forthright. The last two paragraphs of the piece below resound with echoes of future events and even the current debate for a 16 team Premier league. There is indeed nothing new under the sun it appears.