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Volume 6 No. 212
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Partick Thistle Execs Say Tynecastle Delay 'Damaged' Scottish Game

Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle execs demanded the Scottish Professional Football League hold an "extensive review" into why Sunday's match against Heart of Midlothian was "allowed to remain in doubt until just hours before kickoff," according to Fraser Wilson of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Hearts "only got the final all-clear" for its new main stand at Tynecastle on Sunday morning after "working round the clock over the weekend to meet safety requirements." The match, which kicked off at 3pm, "was in doubt right up until 9am" and Partick execs "slammed the situation," saying that it "damaged Scottish football." Partick execs apologized to its fans and said that the situation "must never be allowed to happen again." In a statement, they said, "While Partick Thistle Football Club is pleased that today's Ladbrokes Premiership match against Hearts will go ahead, we remain deeply unhappy that the decision was left so late in the day. ... On Monday, we will be asking the SPFL for an extensive review into the circumstances that allowed this situation to arise" (DAILY RECORD, 11/19).