The Queen of Hearts not fit for board position?

Scott Binnie sports reporter

Brechin City’s Ken Ferguson was deservedly re-elected as representative for Leagues One and Two and our congratulations go to Ken.

Ken faced no opposition for his post but it would have taken something special to dislodge him from the position.

What was surprising though was the refusal of the board to bring anyone new on from last season’s Championship.

Representatives from Hearts, Rangers and Hibernian were refused entry.

Those three teams are three of the five biggest in Scotland; how can they not have a say?

In various ways, these clubs have learned their lessons from varying degrees of abuse of themselves and the game around them - so why not let them in?

The new Rangers regime is just in the door but have already performed with more grace and dignity than their last few predecessors.

But the most perplexing one was the omission of Ann Budge, the Queen of Hearts.

Can anyone look at what she has done to the Jambos in the last year and not want that mind involved at the top of our game?

Apparently, some people can.

She’s forward-thinking, she’s intelligent, she balances a keen understanding of the game as a business and a sport, and she isn’t afraid to swim against the current of the boring, self-serving status quo of Scottish football.

There needn’t had even been people leaving the board; bringing two or three new seats into the room for Budge and one from Rangers/Hibs would offer something fresh.

One of the latter duo will be back at the top flight next season anyway, possibly both.

Let them contribute to fixing the mess they helped make.