IT wasn’t as explosive as many Rangers fans had hoped - or SPFL officials had feared.

The Ibrox club’s “dossier of evidence” was described as “alarming” before it was forwarded to the other 41 member clubs. That was perhaps an exaggeration. The overriding response to the revelations at the governing body yesterday was certainly one of relief not concern.

That said, there were still fresh allegations about the handling of the vote on the end of the 2019/20 season and accusations of serious misconduct by those who occupy senior office at Hampden which will need to be answered, and answered adequately, in the days ahead before the SPFL can move forward and address Covid-19.

Not least by chief executive Neil Doncaster. Rangers are convinced he was in breach of his fiduciary duties when he failed to disclose to member clubs that refunds of up to £10m could be due to broadcasters if they approved a resolution to end the season.

The Ibrox club also insist, not for the first time, that clubs were erroneously told they could only receive cash by voting for the resolution and are adamant there were other means by which the SPFL could have distributed funds to its members.

Furthermore, Rangers’ dossier reveals the briefing paper given to the SPFL board referred to substantial problems involved with league reconstruction – which is currently being discussed by a 15-strong working party – and details of these problems were omitted from the information handed to clubs.

It outlines that the consent of the SPFL’S broadcasting partners is required for a restructuring. “The significant difficulty in obtaining this consent whilst retaining the favourable terms previously negotiated with Sky was disclosed to the SPFL board, but omitted from the briefing paper given to clubs,” it reads.

The advice that Rangers’ have received from legal counsel is that this represents “material misrepresentation by omission” – and they believe Doncaster has to bear primary responsibility.

Much of the evidence goes over old issues, like Dundee’s missing email, the votes being made public before the final outcome was known, even the refusal to pay out end-of-season prize money before final placings were decided.

These have been addressed by several SPFL staff and officials, who have conceded that mistakes were made, as well as the Deloitte probe commissioned by non-executive director Karyn McCluskey, and are unlikely to convince many members to back the requisition at the general meeting on Tuesday.

However, the suggestion that SPFL board member Ross McArthur of Dunfermline and SFA vice-president Mike Mulraney of Alloa had “threatened” Dundee and Inverness Caledonian Thistle – they were, allegedly, told that second tier clubs would not receive as much money if they opposed the resolution - may not go down well.

Was this “robust lobbying”? Or did it go further than that and cross the line between what is acceptable and unacceptable? Doncaster, who Rangers demanded was suspended along with legal adviser Rod McKenzie, will have to explain why nothing was done when this was, if it was, reported to him.

It is also claimed that McArthur and Mulraney knew that Rangers’ alternative resolution had failed before the Ibrox club did. Rangers would like to see and external review determine why there was a leak and what the motivations for it were.

The dossier doesn’t, like this this sorry episode as a whole, paint Scottish football in a particularly positive light. But will it be enough to secure the 75 per cent Premiership, Championship and League 1 and League 2 backing required? It isn’t likely in the current climate. Clubs have greater concerns.

But the SPFL executive and board will still have to respond to stop the mud from sticking and survive.