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Hearts' relegation may have a real knock-on effect for Northern Ireland

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Uncertain future: Hearts’ relegation could make Liam Boyce a wanted man

Uncertain future: Hearts’ relegation could make Liam Boyce a wanted man

Uncertain future: Hearts’ relegation could make Liam Boyce a wanted man

It seemed a bit strange this week that Uefa announced the start dates for European club competitions next season with a few issues still to be resolved this campaign in Scotland. I suppose it's a sign of the times as plans are put in place to move football forward.

Domestically, the Scottish FA will attempt to complete their flagship competition, the Scottish Cup, next season, as it's a big earner for them with both semi-finals and the final played at Hampden Park.

They have broadcast and sponsor obligations too, so will want it played - preferably in front of supporters, but it remains to be seen if that will be the case.