Neil Doncaster

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Neil Doncaster told : “It’s really important that any club makes its own decisions because they are an independent business,” External link

thetimes Friday, May 22, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It’s really important that any club makes its own decisions because they are an independent business,” External link

thesundaytimes Friday, May 22, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We will see the Scottish game given the profile and coverage it deserves next year by [exclusive rights holder] Sky Sports," External link

bbc Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We will see the Scottish game given the profile and coverage it deserves next year by [exclusive rights holder] Sky Sports," External link

bbc Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "On Friday, Ladbrokes Premiership clubs expressed their clear and unanimous view that there was no realistic prospect of completing the outstanding fixtures from Season 2019-20. " External link

independent-ie Monday, May 18, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : ”On Friday, Ladbrokes Premiership clubs expressed their clear and unanimous view that there was no realistic prospect of completing the outstanding fixtures from Season 2019-20. “The SPFL Board met this morning and in line with the express agreement of member clubs in April, the board determined that League Season 2019-20 and the Ladbrokes Premiership be brought to an end. This decision now enables us to pay out around £7million in fees to help clubs stay afloat during this incredibly difficult time. We will begin processing these payments immediately. “The focus of all those involved in the game will now turn to how we get football up and running again safely as soon as possible. Nobody should be under any illusion as to how complicated and difficult a challenge it will be to return Scottish football to normality. We will be liaising with Government on the best way forward and working to ensure that all of our 42 clubs are playing football again as soon as humanly possible” External link

guardian Monday, May 18, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "The focus will now turn to how we get football up and running again safely as soon as possible. " External link

irishmirror Monday, May 18, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "On Friday, Ladbrokes Premiership clubs expressed their clear and unanimous view that there was no realistic prospect of completing the outstanding fixtures from Season 2019-20. " External link

independent-ie Monday, May 18, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "The focus will now turn to how we get football up and running again safely as soon as possible. " External link

themirror Monday, May 18, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We all understand how vitally important it is that we have fans in stadia, safely, and we look forward to engaging with government to ensure that the game can return as soon as is safely possible,” “I think we do need to think about all options but it’s well understood that the economics of the Scottish game rely on fans in stadiums, so that has to be our focus” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We all understand how vitally important it is that we have fans in stadia, safely, and we look forward to engaging with government to ensure that the game can return as soon as is safely possible,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : "Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs" External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "This is a passionate game and clearly when football is not being played and businesses in general are under massive pressure, you can expect passionate comments to be made. " External link

herald-ie Monday, May 11, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

newsandstar Sunday, May 10, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, May 10, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

guardian Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

worcesternews Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We know how many players are out of contract in May and during June and that will put clubs in a very difficult position and unable to play their remaining games, certainly not with the squads that started the 19-20 season,” “The board have committed to consulting with clubs and are looking forward to hearing some feedback from the Premiership meeting on Friday which I believe covered this issue” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : “Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : "Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs. " External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We know how many players are out of contract in May and during June and that will put clubs in a very difficult position and unable to play their remaining games, certainly not with the squads that started the 19-20 season,” “The board have committed to consulting with clubs and are looking forward to hearing some feedback from the Premiership meeting on Friday which I believe covered this issue” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : “Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "That is the sort of discussion you expect to go on," "That's what happens when you've got these rough, tough business people involved in the game. That's wholly different from someone making a formal complaint or allegation of bullying, and that hasn't happened. "I would encouraged anyone who feels they've been bullied by anyone to come forward and report it. It'll be investigated and dealt with in the proper way" External link

bbc Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

oxfordtimes Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : "Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs. " External link

yahoo-au Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We know how many players are out of contract in May and during June and that will put clubs in a very difficult position and unable to play their remaining games, certainly not with the squads that started the 19-20 season,” “The board have committed to consulting with clubs and are looking forward to hearing some feedback from the Premiership meeting on Friday which I believe covered this issue” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : “Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We know how many players are out of contract in May and during June and that will put clubs in a very difficult position and unable to play their remaining games, certainly not with the squads that started the 19-20 season,” “The board have committed to consulting with clubs and are looking forward to hearing some feedback from the Premiership meeting on Friday which I believe covered this issue” External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : “Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs” External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We know how many players are out of contract in May and during June and that will put clubs in a very difficult position and unable to play their remaining games, certainly not with the squads that started the 19-20 season,” “The board have committed to consulting with clubs and are looking forward to hearing some feedback from the Premiership meeting on Friday which I believe covered this issue” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : “Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : "Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs. " External link

afp-en Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We know how many players are out of contract in May and during June and that will put clubs in a very difficult position and unable to play their remaining games, certainly not with the squads that started the 19-20 season,” “The board have committed to consulting with clubs and are looking forward to hearing some feedback from the Premiership meeting on Friday which I believe covered this issue” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : “Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : "Legal action against the league is ultimately legal action against the clubs," External link

bbc Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "I don't think so. It is a matter for the members. "It was always going to be a difficult challenge. I do think there is a genuine open-mindedness about reconstruction but clearly people felt that now wasn't the time to be going down that route" External link

bbc Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

newsandstar Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

worcesternews Sunday, May 10, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, May 10, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We gave the Minister a frank summary of the existential crisis our game is facing," External link

irishsun Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We gave the Minister a frank summary of the existential crisis our game is facing," External link

polandsun Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We gave the Minister a frank summary of the existential crisis our game is facing," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We gave the Minister a frank summary of the existential crisis our game is facing," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We gave the Minister a frank summary of the existential crisis our game is facing," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We gave the Minister a frank summary of the existential crisis our game is facing," External link

afp-en Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : "It has been several weeks and we've had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong," External link

bbc Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

newsandstar Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

oxfordtimes Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

worcesternews Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

yorkpress Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

thecourier Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

thecourier Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : "It has been several weeks and we've had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong," External link

bbc Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : "It has been several weeks and we've had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong," External link

bbc Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "Testing is a big part of the plan south of the border and the costs are envisaged to run to millions of pounds - that is very significant in terms of our revenues in Scotland," External link

bbc Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "Testing is a big part of the plan south of the border and the costs are envisaged to run to millions of pounds - that is very significant in terms of our revenues in Scotland," External link

bbc Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "If anyone has any alleged evidence of wrongdoing, they must bring it forward," External link

forbes Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said ( about Joe Fitzpatrick ) : "We will know a lot more after Tuesday's meeting with Joe FitzPatrick," "We are looking forward to engaging with the Scottish government and trying to plot a way with them back to games getting on in Scotland. That's what we want, we want them to take place safely" External link

irishmirror Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said ( about Joe Fitzpatrick ) : “We will know a lot more after Tuesday’s meeting with Joe FitzPatrick,” “We are looking forward to engaging with the Scottish government and trying to plot a way with them back to games getting on in Scotland. That’s what we want, we want them to take place safely” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "If anyone has any alleged evidence of wrongdoing, they must bring it forward," "It's now been several weeks since these allegations were first made. I believe they have a duty to bring it to the attention of the chairman of the SPFL as soon as possible. "This ongoing rumour, innuendo, vague allegations, calling for the suspension of myself and [SPFL legal adviser] Rod MacKenzie, it's simply unacceptable. "It places an absolutely intolerable strain on people who are simply trying to do their job to the best of their ability for the benefit of all 42 member clubs" External link

bbc Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "I think we should be absolutely open-minded to any model that gets games up and running safely," "Player welfare is a big part of that. Testing is a big part of the plan south of the border. The costs of the testing in England that is envisaged run to millions of pounds - that is a very significant cost in terms of our revenues in Scotland" External link

bbc Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added ( about Murdoch Maclennan ) : "You have to query whether any investigation will ever satisfy some people," "The letter issued today by [SPFL chairman] Murdoch MacLennan is a comprehensive account of what has occurred, when it occurred, how it occurred. "It attempts to answer the various accusations thrown at the board in the last few weeks. I believe it should help any fair-minded person come to the conclusion there is nothing to be gained from further recrimination, investigation, in-fighting. "I would urge everyone to move towards the conciliation we have to have if the game is to move forward to tackle the crisis we all face" External link

bbc Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "At a time when vital decisions will be made by Government about when we can resume matches, we're sure these findings will make an important contribution to the decision-making process," External link

bbc Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Following confirmation on Wednesday night that the directors' written resolution had passed with more than 80 per cent support from clubs, SPFL staff have been working hard to ensure that these vital end-of-season payments are made available to clubs across the three divisions as soon as possible. " External link

irishmirror Friday, April 17, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Prior to this positive result, we were unable to make the vital end-of-season payments, which will provide a lifeline to so many clubs in the lower divisions. " External link

heart Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Everyone is aware of Uefa's desire for the family of European football to work together to resolve the issues that confront us all," "We are keen to work with Uefa and remain in discussion with them over the situation in Scotland" External link

bbc Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "The quicker we reach a final position the better, but there is no doubt this is the most complicated and challenging situation our game has faced in living memory," "Now is the right time to act. We all know there are no easy answers or simple solutions, but the board's recommended proposal will give us a far greater degree of certainty, minimise the harm to the game overall" External link

bbc Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Everyone is aware of Uefa's desire for the family of European football to work together to resolve the issues that confront us all," "We are keen to work with Uefa and remain in discussion with them over the situation in Scotland" External link

bbc Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "The quicker we reach a final position the better, but there is no doubt this is the most complicated and challenging situation our game has faced in living memory," "Now is the right time to act. We all know there are no easy answers or simple solutions, but the board's recommended proposal will give us a far greater degree of certainty, minimise the harm to the game overall" External link

bbc Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "As a board, we have consulted extensively with clubs in all four divisions since football was suspended on March 13 and have taken expert legal and commercial advice. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "As everyone knows, this is a fast-moving and unprecedented situation for the entire country. We have been in intensive and detailed discussions since last night and have also been taking on board the experience of our counterparts in England and across Europe. " External link

RTERadio Friday, March 13, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "As everyone knows, this is a fast-moving and unprecedented situation for the entire country. " External link

independent-ie Friday, March 13, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Following the First Minister's comments regarding plans to restrict public gatherings from next week, we will enter discussions with the Scottish Government to understand the full detail of their plans and the implications for clubs and national sides. " External link

afp-en Friday, March 13, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

oxfordtimes Saturday, March 7, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

yorkpress Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

worcesternews Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

newsandstar Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant" External link

irishmirror Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant" External link

themirror Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

thecourier Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 6, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

dailyecho Friday, March 6, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

yorkpress Friday, March 6, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

worcesternews Friday, March 6, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

thecourier Friday, March 6, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 6, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

irishexaminer Friday, March 6, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

dailyecho Friday, March 6, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 6, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

yorkpress Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

newsandstar Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

oxfordtimes Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

worcesternews Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

dailyecho Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, March 5, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, March 5, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

thecourier Thursday, March 5, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "We are in regular dialogue with our counterparts in England and leagues in Europe to share news and best practice on what is clearly a serious and concerning situation. "At the moment, there have been no indications that match schedules will be affected, but we are monitoring events closely and liaising with the Scottish Government to ensure we are as well prepared as possible" External link

bbc Monday, March 2, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "We are in regular dialogue with our counterparts in England and leagues in Europe to share news and best practice on what is clearly a serious and concerning situation. "At the moment, there have been no indications that match schedules will be affected, but we are monitoring events closely and liaising with the Scottish Government to ensure we are as well prepared as possible" External link

bbc Monday, March 2, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “Deepening our mutually successful partnership with IMG Arena creates a range of increased commercial benefits, allowing us to reinvest significant revenues across the SPFL. It will also help to increase the international visibility and popularity of our competitions through innovative, best-in-class production” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We're proud of the tremendous partnership we've enjoyed since 2015," "Given the growth of Scottish football over the past four years, we're in great shape to attract significant interest from new sponsors, both nationally and internationally. "We'll no doubt have strong interest from potential title sponsors in light of the unrivalled level of nationwide coverage, passion and drama that the SPFL consistently delivers" External link

bbc Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We had a really good conversation with Humza Yousaf last week which was very positive and very constructive,” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “I’d like to pay tribute to all of our clubs who embraced some fairly radical changes, bringing in overseas teams and colt teams to a competition that had lost some of its shine,” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Everyone is actually extremely aligned in terms of the need to address unacceptable conduct," "We shouldn't be anything but proud of the fact that the clubs, Police Scotland and the Scottish Government are all committed to taking action where it requires to be taken" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Everyone is actually extremely aligned in terms of the need to address unacceptable conduct," "We shouldn't be anything but proud of the fact that the clubs, Police Scotland and the Scottish Government are all committed to taking action where it requires to be taken" External link

bbc Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We've seen several high-profile incidents that took place last season," "Clearly that has given a profile to unacceptable conduct, but I think the broad picture is of a game in really good health. "Scottish football remains an incredibly exciting place to be. Huge drama, huge passion, huge excitement and a great deal of positivity. "I think it's important we do keep things in perspective, as much as we are committed to working hard with the Scottish Government and Police Scotland to address unacceptable conduct" External link

bbc Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "I had a very positive meeting with Humza Yousaf where he formerly requested that a variety of information be made public. "We will now discuss this as a board before deciding the best way forward. "During the conversation, we wholeheartedly agreed on the imperative to do all we can to tackle unacceptable conduct and underlined our keenness to play an active role in the cross-party group in the Scottish Parliament on combating sectarianism in Scottish society when it convenes, we believe, in the summer" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "There's a misconception about strict liability," "Some see it as the answer to unacceptable conduct. If you look at the experience that Uefa have with European competition it's clear that strict liability doesn't work. "You can end up punishing the innocent home clubs and if you start to make away clubs responsible of their fans very quickly you will see away clubs stopping selling tickets to the away fans, putting greater onus on often smaller home clubs. "I've never seen any examples of it working anywhere throughout the world" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : "They do [take responsibility]. We very much welcome the actions that have been taken by various clubs this year," External link

bbc Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "I think it's the future," External link

bbc Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "European League meetings continually talk about ways leagues could work better and closer with each other," "Whether it takes place from 2024 onwards or whether it's slightly longer down the line, who knows? But there is no doubt in my mind that over time there will be more cross-border competition" External link

bbc Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “The member club is the entity that participates in our league” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "What I can absolutely assure you, however, is that all SPFL clubs are fully bound by national minimum wage legislation, they are bound by the law of the land like every other club, every other business, and it would be contrary to our rules were a club to be not paying the national minimum wage" External link

heraldscotland Thursday, December 22, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "It threatens the very future of very top-level football," External link

afp-en Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "There needs to be a far stronger balance between sporting merit and commercial pressures, otherwise we risk an inexorable slide towards an NFL-style closed-shop system," External link

bdnews24 Monday, September 12, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “There needs to be a far stronger balance between sporting merit and commercial pressures, otherwise we risk an inexorable slide towards an NFL-style closed-shop system,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, September 12, 2016 6:56:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "Generally, clubs prefer 3pm starts on a Saturday so we try to schedule as many as we can. If both clubs for any particular fixture want to change they can come to us and make an application. " External link

breakingnews-ie Friday, June 17, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "The SPFL pays a significant sum of money for the use of Hampden Park for these matches. " External link

afp-en Monday, February 2, 2015 8:02:00 PM EAT



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Neil Doncaster told : “It’s really important that any club makes its own decisions because they are an independent business,” External link

thetimes Friday, May 22, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It’s really important that any club makes its own decisions because they are an independent business,” External link

thesundaytimes Friday, May 22, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We will see the Scottish game given the profile and coverage it deserves next year by [exclusive rights holder] Sky Sports," External link

bbc Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We will see the Scottish game given the profile and coverage it deserves next year by [exclusive rights holder] Sky Sports," External link

bbc Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "On Friday, Ladbrokes Premiership clubs expressed their clear and unanimous view that there was no realistic prospect of completing the outstanding fixtures from Season 2019-20. " External link

independent-ie Monday, May 18, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : ”On Friday, Ladbrokes Premiership clubs expressed their clear and unanimous view that there was no realistic prospect of completing the outstanding fixtures from Season 2019-20. “The SPFL Board met this morning and in line with the express agreement of member clubs in April, the board determined that League Season 2019-20 and the Ladbrokes Premiership be brought to an end. This decision now enables us to pay out around £7million in fees to help clubs stay afloat during this incredibly difficult time. We will begin processing these payments immediately. “The focus of all those involved in the game will now turn to how we get football up and running again safely as soon as possible. Nobody should be under any illusion as to how complicated and difficult a challenge it will be to return Scottish football to normality. We will be liaising with Government on the best way forward and working to ensure that all of our 42 clubs are playing football again as soon as humanly possible” External link

guardian Monday, May 18, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "The focus will now turn to how we get football up and running again safely as soon as possible. " External link

irishmirror Monday, May 18, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "On Friday, Ladbrokes Premiership clubs expressed their clear and unanimous view that there was no realistic prospect of completing the outstanding fixtures from Season 2019-20. " External link

independent-ie Monday, May 18, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "The focus will now turn to how we get football up and running again safely as soon as possible. " External link

themirror Monday, May 18, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We all understand how vitally important it is that we have fans in stadia, safely, and we look forward to engaging with government to ensure that the game can return as soon as is safely possible,” “I think we do need to think about all options but it’s well understood that the economics of the Scottish game rely on fans in stadiums, so that has to be our focus” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We all understand how vitally important it is that we have fans in stadia, safely, and we look forward to engaging with government to ensure that the game can return as soon as is safely possible,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : "Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs" External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "This is a passionate game and clearly when football is not being played and businesses in general are under massive pressure, you can expect passionate comments to be made. " External link

herald-ie Monday, May 11, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

newsandstar Sunday, May 10, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, May 10, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

guardian Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

worcesternews Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We know how many players are out of contract in May and during June and that will put clubs in a very difficult position and unable to play their remaining games, certainly not with the squads that started the 19-20 season,” “The board have committed to consulting with clubs and are looking forward to hearing some feedback from the Premiership meeting on Friday which I believe covered this issue” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : “Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : "Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs. " External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We know how many players are out of contract in May and during June and that will put clubs in a very difficult position and unable to play their remaining games, certainly not with the squads that started the 19-20 season,” “The board have committed to consulting with clubs and are looking forward to hearing some feedback from the Premiership meeting on Friday which I believe covered this issue” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : “Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "That is the sort of discussion you expect to go on," "That's what happens when you've got these rough, tough business people involved in the game. That's wholly different from someone making a formal complaint or allegation of bullying, and that hasn't happened. "I would encouraged anyone who feels they've been bullied by anyone to come forward and report it. It'll be investigated and dealt with in the proper way" External link

bbc Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

oxfordtimes Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : "Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs. " External link

yahoo-au Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We know how many players are out of contract in May and during June and that will put clubs in a very difficult position and unable to play their remaining games, certainly not with the squads that started the 19-20 season,” “The board have committed to consulting with clubs and are looking forward to hearing some feedback from the Premiership meeting on Friday which I believe covered this issue” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : “Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We know how many players are out of contract in May and during June and that will put clubs in a very difficult position and unable to play their remaining games, certainly not with the squads that started the 19-20 season,” “The board have committed to consulting with clubs and are looking forward to hearing some feedback from the Premiership meeting on Friday which I believe covered this issue” External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : “Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs” External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We know how many players are out of contract in May and during June and that will put clubs in a very difficult position and unable to play their remaining games, certainly not with the squads that started the 19-20 season,” “The board have committed to consulting with clubs and are looking forward to hearing some feedback from the Premiership meeting on Friday which I believe covered this issue” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : “Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : "Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs. " External link

afp-en Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We know how many players are out of contract in May and during June and that will put clubs in a very difficult position and unable to play their remaining games, certainly not with the squads that started the 19-20 season,” “The board have committed to consulting with clubs and are looking forward to hearing some feedback from the Premiership meeting on Friday which I believe covered this issue” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster responded : “Clubs must do what they feel is right for themselves but ultimately legal action against the league is legal action against the clubs” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : "Legal action against the league is ultimately legal action against the clubs," External link

bbc Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "I don't think so. It is a matter for the members. "It was always going to be a difficult challenge. I do think there is a genuine open-mindedness about reconstruction but clearly people felt that now wasn't the time to be going down that route" External link

bbc Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

newsandstar Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

worcesternews Sunday, May 10, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We will respect the outcome of the vote and I would hope others will respect the outcome of the vote because we are a democracy. My view is we are best spending our time and energy getting games back as safely as possible” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, May 10, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We gave the Minister a frank summary of the existential crisis our game is facing," External link

irishsun Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We gave the Minister a frank summary of the existential crisis our game is facing," External link

polandsun Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We gave the Minister a frank summary of the existential crisis our game is facing," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We gave the Minister a frank summary of the existential crisis our game is facing," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We gave the Minister a frank summary of the existential crisis our game is facing," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We gave the Minister a frank summary of the existential crisis our game is facing," External link

afp-en Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : "It has been several weeks and we've had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong," External link

bbc Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

newsandstar Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

oxfordtimes Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

worcesternews Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

yorkpress Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

thecourier Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : “It has been several weeks and we’ve had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong,” External link

thecourier Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : "It has been several weeks and we've had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong," External link

bbc Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : "It has been several weeks and we've had absolutely no idea what it was that we were supposed to have done wrong," External link

bbc Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "Testing is a big part of the plan south of the border and the costs are envisaged to run to millions of pounds - that is very significant in terms of our revenues in Scotland," External link

bbc Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "Testing is a big part of the plan south of the border and the costs are envisaged to run to millions of pounds - that is very significant in terms of our revenues in Scotland," External link

bbc Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "If anyone has any alleged evidence of wrongdoing, they must bring it forward," External link

forbes Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said ( about Joe Fitzpatrick ) : "We will know a lot more after Tuesday's meeting with Joe FitzPatrick," "We are looking forward to engaging with the Scottish government and trying to plot a way with them back to games getting on in Scotland. That's what we want, we want them to take place safely" External link

irishmirror Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said ( about Joe Fitzpatrick ) : “We will know a lot more after Tuesday’s meeting with Joe FitzPatrick,” “We are looking forward to engaging with the Scottish government and trying to plot a way with them back to games getting on in Scotland. That’s what we want, we want them to take place safely” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "If anyone has any alleged evidence of wrongdoing, they must bring it forward," "It's now been several weeks since these allegations were first made. I believe they have a duty to bring it to the attention of the chairman of the SPFL as soon as possible. "This ongoing rumour, innuendo, vague allegations, calling for the suspension of myself and [SPFL legal adviser] Rod MacKenzie, it's simply unacceptable. "It places an absolutely intolerable strain on people who are simply trying to do their job to the best of their ability for the benefit of all 42 member clubs" External link

bbc Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "I think we should be absolutely open-minded to any model that gets games up and running safely," "Player welfare is a big part of that. Testing is a big part of the plan south of the border. The costs of the testing in England that is envisaged run to millions of pounds - that is a very significant cost in terms of our revenues in Scotland" External link

bbc Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added ( about Murdoch Maclennan ) : "You have to query whether any investigation will ever satisfy some people," "The letter issued today by [SPFL chairman] Murdoch MacLennan is a comprehensive account of what has occurred, when it occurred, how it occurred. "It attempts to answer the various accusations thrown at the board in the last few weeks. I believe it should help any fair-minded person come to the conclusion there is nothing to be gained from further recrimination, investigation, in-fighting. "I would urge everyone to move towards the conciliation we have to have if the game is to move forward to tackle the crisis we all face" External link

bbc Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "At a time when vital decisions will be made by Government about when we can resume matches, we're sure these findings will make an important contribution to the decision-making process," External link

bbc Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Following confirmation on Wednesday night that the directors' written resolution had passed with more than 80 per cent support from clubs, SPFL staff have been working hard to ensure that these vital end-of-season payments are made available to clubs across the three divisions as soon as possible. " External link

irishmirror Friday, April 17, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Prior to this positive result, we were unable to make the vital end-of-season payments, which will provide a lifeline to so many clubs in the lower divisions. " External link

heart Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Everyone is aware of Uefa's desire for the family of European football to work together to resolve the issues that confront us all," "We are keen to work with Uefa and remain in discussion with them over the situation in Scotland" External link

bbc Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "The quicker we reach a final position the better, but there is no doubt this is the most complicated and challenging situation our game has faced in living memory," "Now is the right time to act. We all know there are no easy answers or simple solutions, but the board's recommended proposal will give us a far greater degree of certainty, minimise the harm to the game overall" External link

bbc Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Everyone is aware of Uefa's desire for the family of European football to work together to resolve the issues that confront us all," "We are keen to work with Uefa and remain in discussion with them over the situation in Scotland" External link

bbc Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "The quicker we reach a final position the better, but there is no doubt this is the most complicated and challenging situation our game has faced in living memory," "Now is the right time to act. We all know there are no easy answers or simple solutions, but the board's recommended proposal will give us a far greater degree of certainty, minimise the harm to the game overall" External link

bbc Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "As a board, we have consulted extensively with clubs in all four divisions since football was suspended on March 13 and have taken expert legal and commercial advice. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "As everyone knows, this is a fast-moving and unprecedented situation for the entire country. We have been in intensive and detailed discussions since last night and have also been taking on board the experience of our counterparts in England and across Europe. " External link

RTERadio Friday, March 13, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "As everyone knows, this is a fast-moving and unprecedented situation for the entire country. " External link

independent-ie Friday, March 13, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Following the First Minister's comments regarding plans to restrict public gatherings from next week, we will enter discussions with the Scottish Government to understand the full detail of their plans and the implications for clubs and national sides. " External link

afp-en Friday, March 13, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

oxfordtimes Saturday, March 7, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

yorkpress Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

worcesternews Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

newsandstar Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant" External link

irishmirror Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant" External link

themirror Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

thecourier Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 6, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

dailyecho Friday, March 6, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

yorkpress Friday, March 6, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

worcesternews Friday, March 6, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

thecourier Friday, March 6, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 6, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

irishexaminer Friday, March 6, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

dailyecho Friday, March 6, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 6, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

yorkpress Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

newsandstar Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

oxfordtimes Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

worcesternews Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

dailyecho Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, March 5, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, March 5, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We are taking a pragmatic approach to the current situation and have alerted our members to the fact that, if the outbreak affects the first team of even one SPFL club, it could make completing the SPFL season very difficult, so first-team players and staff should be extremely vigilant,” External link

thecourier Thursday, March 5, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "We are in regular dialogue with our counterparts in England and leagues in Europe to share news and best practice on what is clearly a serious and concerning situation. "At the moment, there have been no indications that match schedules will be affected, but we are monitoring events closely and liaising with the Scottish Government to ensure we are as well prepared as possible" External link

bbc Monday, March 2, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "We are in regular dialogue with our counterparts in England and leagues in Europe to share news and best practice on what is clearly a serious and concerning situation. "At the moment, there have been no indications that match schedules will be affected, but we are monitoring events closely and liaising with the Scottish Government to ensure we are as well prepared as possible" External link

bbc Monday, March 2, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “Deepening our mutually successful partnership with IMG Arena creates a range of increased commercial benefits, allowing us to reinvest significant revenues across the SPFL. It will also help to increase the international visibility and popularity of our competitions through innovative, best-in-class production” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We're proud of the tremendous partnership we've enjoyed since 2015," "Given the growth of Scottish football over the past four years, we're in great shape to attract significant interest from new sponsors, both nationally and internationally. "We'll no doubt have strong interest from potential title sponsors in light of the unrivalled level of nationwide coverage, passion and drama that the SPFL consistently delivers" External link

bbc Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “We had a really good conversation with Humza Yousaf last week which was very positive and very constructive,” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “I’d like to pay tribute to all of our clubs who embraced some fairly radical changes, bringing in overseas teams and colt teams to a competition that had lost some of its shine,” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Everyone is actually extremely aligned in terms of the need to address unacceptable conduct," "We shouldn't be anything but proud of the fact that the clubs, Police Scotland and the Scottish Government are all committed to taking action where it requires to be taken" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "Everyone is actually extremely aligned in terms of the need to address unacceptable conduct," "We shouldn't be anything but proud of the fact that the clubs, Police Scotland and the Scottish Government are all committed to taking action where it requires to be taken" External link

bbc Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "We've seen several high-profile incidents that took place last season," "Clearly that has given a profile to unacceptable conduct, but I think the broad picture is of a game in really good health. "Scottish football remains an incredibly exciting place to be. Huge drama, huge passion, huge excitement and a great deal of positivity. "I think it's important we do keep things in perspective, as much as we are committed to working hard with the Scottish Government and Police Scotland to address unacceptable conduct" External link

bbc Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "I had a very positive meeting with Humza Yousaf where he formerly requested that a variety of information be made public. "We will now discuss this as a board before deciding the best way forward. "During the conversation, we wholeheartedly agreed on the imperative to do all we can to tackle unacceptable conduct and underlined our keenness to play an active role in the cross-party group in the Scottish Parliament on combating sectarianism in Scottish society when it convenes, we believe, in the summer" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "There's a misconception about strict liability," "Some see it as the answer to unacceptable conduct. If you look at the experience that Uefa have with European competition it's clear that strict liability doesn't work. "You can end up punishing the innocent home clubs and if you start to make away clubs responsible of their fans very quickly you will see away clubs stopping selling tickets to the away fans, putting greater onus on often smaller home clubs. "I've never seen any examples of it working anywhere throughout the world" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster told : "They do [take responsibility]. We very much welcome the actions that have been taken by various clubs this year," External link

bbc Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "I think it's the future," External link

bbc Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "European League meetings continually talk about ways leagues could work better and closer with each other," "Whether it takes place from 2024 onwards or whether it's slightly longer down the line, who knows? But there is no doubt in my mind that over time there will be more cross-border competition" External link

bbc Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “The member club is the entity that participates in our league” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "What I can absolutely assure you, however, is that all SPFL clubs are fully bound by national minimum wage legislation, they are bound by the law of the land like every other club, every other business, and it would be contrary to our rules were a club to be not paying the national minimum wage" External link

heraldscotland Thursday, December 22, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "It threatens the very future of very top-level football," External link

afp-en Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "There needs to be a far stronger balance between sporting merit and commercial pressures, otherwise we risk an inexorable slide towards an NFL-style closed-shop system," External link

bdnews24 Monday, September 12, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : “There needs to be a far stronger balance between sporting merit and commercial pressures, otherwise we risk an inexorable slide towards an NFL-style closed-shop system,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, September 12, 2016 6:56:00 AM EAT

Neil Doncaster added : "Generally, clubs prefer 3pm starts on a Saturday so we try to schedule as many as we can. If both clubs for any particular fixture want to change they can come to us and make an application. " External link

breakingnews-ie Friday, June 17, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster said : "The SPFL pays a significant sum of money for the use of Hampden Park for these matches. " External link

afp-en Monday, February 2, 2015 8:02:00 PM EAT



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