Michael Johnson Abstains on Newco Vote
By Killie Kingdom
Updated Wednesday, 4th July 2012
Our club is the only one to do so.
Today was the day for Newco Rangers as the other eleven clubs in the Scottish Premier League voted whether the Newco should join Scotland's top footballing flight or be refused entry. A good number of chairmen from the SPL clubs had made their voting intentions public, by saying they will be voting no to the Newco because sporting integrity is more important than financial gain. They are spot on with their statement.
At the national stadium all the SPL chairmen went into the meeting room, dicussed what they had to talk about and then the all important vote. When everyone had finished voting, the results were announced and surprisingly enough, the vote ended up being 10-1 against the Newco joining the Scottish Premier League. A resounding result but to be honest, it's the right one.
Who was the one club you may ask? Answer - Kilmarnock. It appears that our chairman Michael Johnston, did not have the stomach to vote either way. If he had voted "yes" then the entire Kilmarnock support would have been against him and called for him to go but in contrast, if he had voted "no", he feared that the club would suffer severe financial difficulty in making ends meet.
How can he be so sure? Having a league without one of the old firm sides in it, is bound to be a coffers booster at the Threatre - wouldn't it? Surely it would mean more people in the stands cheering the boys in blue and white on, singing and chanting the club's songs? We can keep an eye out on the attendance figures for each home game throughout the season, then judge when the season is over as to whether Michael Johnston made the right decision.
On the whole though and from every non-old firm clubs perspective - justice is finally done!