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Point deductions and additions

Below is a comprehensive list of all the clubs that have had league points deducted for various reasons. Most of these were for playing ineligible players, however recently more clubs have been penalised for breaking financial rules, going into administration or tax violations.

There are also instances where, through no fault of their own, clubs have lost points owing to the resignation or expulsion of a member club.

There have also been two occasions, in seasons 1894-95 and 1924-25, when clubs were awarded points after the non-appearance of their opponents.

 

1890-91

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Celtic

Cowlairs

Third Lanark

 

Abercorn

Rangers

St Mirren

Vale of Leven

-4

-4

-4

 

-2

-2

-1

-2

4 September 1890

Between 30 Aug & 12 Sep 1890

 

 

31 September 1890

31 September 1890

31 September 1890

31 September 1890

Bell had been fielded before the regulation two weeks had elapsed after his transfer from Dumbarton

Fielding ineligible player

Fielding ineligible player

 

Lost the points gained following the expulsion of Renton

Lost the points gained following the expulsion of Renton

Lost the points gained following the expulsion of Renton

Lost the points gained following the expulsion of Renton

 

 

1893-94

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Port Glasgow Athletic

-7

Before 9 September 1893

D McNeil was played against Northern (12 Aug) and Clyde (19 Aug) while still registered with Clyde.

 

 

1894-95

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Dundee Wanderers

+2

Before 12 October 1894

Non appearance of Renton at fixture on 29 August 1894

 

 

1896-97

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Linthouse

-4

3 March 1897

J Steele had already played 10 games for Third Lanark this season and was therefore ineligible

 

 

1903-04

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Albion Rovers

-2

9 September 1903

Fielding an ineligible player in three games on 15, 22 and 29 August 1903

 

 

1906-07

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Cowdenbeath

-2

10 Oct 1906

Fielding ineligible players against Leith on 8 Aug 1906

 

 

1907-08

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Dumbarton

-2

11 Oct 1907

Fielding ineligible player

 

 

1922-23

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Cowdenbeath

St Bernards

St Johnstone

Clydebank

-2

-2

-2

-2

29 April 1923

29 April 1923

29 April 1923

2 May 1923

Fielding R McLean in one game while ineligible

Fielding DL Anderson in four games while ineligible

Fielding AS Reid in four games between 24 March and 14 April 1923 while he was ineligible

Fielding John Swan against Vale of Leven on 23 August 1922 while he was ineligible

 

 

1924-25

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Brechin City

 

Beith

Brechin City

Clackmannan

Dykehead

Galston

Lochgelly United

Nithsdale Wanderers

Queen of the South

Solway Star

+2

 

-1

-2

-2

-4

-2

-3

-3

-2

-2

29 Apr 1925

 

4 February 1925

4 February 1925

4 February 1925

4 February 1925

4 February 1925

4 February 1925

4 February 1925

4 February 1925

4 February 1925

Non appearance of Dykehead at fixture

 

Resignation of Dumbarton Harp on 10 January 1925

Resignation of Dumbarton Harp on 10 January 1925

Resignation of Dumbarton Harp on 10 January 1925

Resignation of Dumbarton Harp on 10 January 1925

Resignation of Dumbarton Harp on 10 January 1925

Resignation of Dumbarton Harp on 10 January 1925

Resignation of Dumbarton Harp on 10 January 1925

Resignation of Dumbarton Harp on 10 January 1925

Resignation of Dumbarton Harp on 10 January 1925

 

 

1925-26

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Beith

Brechin City

Clackmannan

Dykehead

Forfar Athletic

Helenburgh

Lochgelly United

Peebles Rovers

Royal Albert

Solway Star

-1

-4

-1

-1

-1

-4

-1

-2

-4

-2

9 January 1926

9 January 1926

9 January 1926

9 January 1926

9 January 1926

9 January 1926

9 January 1926

9 January 1926

9 January 1926

9 January 1926

Resignation of Galston on 9 January 1926

Resignation of Galston on 9 January 1926

Resignation of Galston on 9 January 1926

Resignation of Galston on 9 January 1926

Resignation of Galston on 9 January 1926

Resignation of Galston on 9 January 1926

Resignation of Galston on 9 January 1926

Resignation of Galston on 9 January 1926

Resignation of Galston on 9 January 1926

Resignation of Galston on 9 January 1926

 

 

1928-29

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Albion Rovers

Arbroath

Armadale

Arthurlie

Bo地ess

Clydebank

Dumbarton

Dundee United

Dunfermline Athletic

East Fife

East Stirlingshire

Forfar Athletic

King痴 Park

Leith Athletic

Morton

Queen of the South

St Bernards

Stenhousemuir

-2

-2

-2

-2

-2

-2

-4

-4

-3

-2

-2

-2

-4

-2

-4

-2

-1

-2

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

Resignation of Bathgate on 12 March 1929

 

 

1932-33

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Albion Rovers

Alloa Athletic

Arbroath

Brechin City

Dumbarton

Dunfermline Athletic

East Fife

Edinburgh City

Forfar Athletic

Hibernian

King痴 Park

Leith Athletic

Montrose

Queen of the South

Raith Rovers

St Bernards

Stenhousemuir

-2

-5

-3

-2

-4

-2

-2

-2

-2

-6

-1

-1

-2

-2

-4

-2

-4

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

5 April 1933

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

Expulsions of Bo地ess and Armadale

 

 

1947-48

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Alloa Athletic

-2

December 1947

Fielding ineligible player in 3-1 win against Dunfermline Athletic on 27 August 1947. They were also deducted the three goals they scored.

 

 

1981-82

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Cowdenbeath

-2

During the close season

Fielding an ineligible player against Stirling Albion on 1 May 1982

 

 

1988-89

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Cowdenbeath

Queen of the South

-2

-2

16 February 1989

16 March 1989

Fielding an ineligible player

Fielding an ineligible player

 

 

1989-90

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Forfar Athletic

-2

16 November 1989

Fielding an ineligible player

 

 

1994-95

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Meadowbank Thistle

-3

18 August 1994

Fielding Paul Rutherford against Brechin City on 13 August 1994 while he was suspended

 

 

1996-97

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Falkirk

-3

19 December 1996

Fielding an ineligible trialist against St Mirren on 23 November 1996. The game was ordered to be replayed

 

 

1999-00

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Hamilton Academical

-15

20 April 2000

The club痴 players refused to play games because they weren稚 being paid

 

 

2007-08

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Gretna

-10

13 March 2008

The club was forced into administration, activating the SPL痴 automatic penalty.

 

 

2010-11

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Dundee

-25

1 November 2010

The club was forced into administration. Dundee痴 appeal to the SFL was dismissed on 17 December 2010, and a further appeal to the SFA likewise on 14 January 2011.

 

 

2011-12

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Rangers

-10

14 Feb 2012

The club was forced into administration.

 

 

2012-13

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Dunfermline Athletic

-15

9 April 2013

The club was forced into administration.

 

 

2013-14

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Heart of Midlothian

-15

The club was forced into administration after 2012-13 season had finished and the deduction was made from the start of the following season.

 

 

2014-15

Pts

Date deducted / awarded
Reason

Livingston

 

 

 

2015-16

Dundee United

-5

 

 

 

Pts

-3

23 Non 2014

 

 

 

Date deducted/awarded

11 May 2016

Breach of tax rules.

 

 

 

Reason

Fielding 2 inelegible players in the 3-2 win against Inverness CT on 6 May 2016.