Hearts have launched a court action which if successful could see League Two champions Cove Rangers denied promotion.
Heart of Midlothian FC
In reply to Andrew Lamb, the better-run clubs are generally in the lower leagues, with notable exceptions such as St Johnstone FC and others such as Ross County FC and Hamilton Academicals FC – with Heart of Midlothian FC almost going bust and Rangers FC going into administration.
Aberdeen paid the penalty for losing their nerve as they blew a disastrous shoot-out to kill off their League Cup dream.
Boss Derek McInnes refused to blame the players who missed their penalties in the shoot-out loss to Hearts for the cup exit.
Aberdeen exited the Betfred Cup at the quarter-final stage at Tynecastle, losing 3-0 on penalties to Hearts after a 2-2 draw.