Old Firm To move to English League

#1
Scottish Premier League - Cameron pushing for Celtic and Rangers to move south.

PM Cameron is apparently trying to persuade the FA and the Football League to allow Celtic and Rangers to jump straight into the Championship.The Sunday People claims that the British PM is taking a "massive interest" in the potential move south of the border for the Glasgow giants.

Scottish Premier League - Cameron pushing for Celtic and Rangers to move south - Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Now, loathe or hate them, will it or will it not happen? Personally if Welsh teams are entitled to play in the English then there should be no restrictions on Celtic & Rangers either but no doubt it'll spark off the odd heated debate somewhere along the lines.

NB: I'm a Rugby fan over Wendyball before anybody asks.
 
#2
Is Cameron going to explain why he thinks Rangers and Celtic should be allowed to jump over several hundred English teams straight into the Championship? Especially when, to be fair to them, they're both ******* shit and don't really deserve to even be in the second tier of English football?
 
#3
Which would mean either:
a) Two extra teams relegated to make room
b) Two less teams promoted to make room
c) Increase league size by two

a) Current Championship sides will not agree
b) Current League 1 teams will not agree
c) No one will agree

AND

Loosing Celtic and Rangers would virtually destroy the SFA so they aint going to be happy

AND

Every police force in England is going to say "We want a horde of porridgewogs descending on our hreen and wunerful land"

Answer A1) Yes think of the overtime A2) Do we ****


The only ones that would agree would be Ranger and Celtic

Plus if our ginger neighbours vote to ditch lizzie and become the Democratic Republic of Jockland then it would put the SFA and possibly the FA in queer street with UEFA....
 
#4
If Cameron's putting pressure on the governing bodies it could put the English FA in queer street with UEFA or FIFA anyway.

FIFA rules prohibit national governments from intervening in national FA matters. I think Greece came close to being kicked out of FIFA for it a few years back.
 
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#5
How would both cope being unable to challenge for top honours, and what financial state would Celtic end up being in when they can not be guaranteed Champions League income at all.
 

OldSnowy

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#6
Firstly, Rangers are crap, have less than no money, and not much of a future, to be honest.

Secondly, it means farewell to a Scotland in international competition, surely ? We don't have Galicia, or Normandy, or Sicily with their own teams, so why Scotland (and Wales of course)?

It's a bit of "let's kick Eckie Salmond" anti-independence bluster, IMHO.
 
#7
It's good to see that the Country is running so well that the PM can spare the time to busy himself in such a specific sports questions.

Here's an idea Dave, how about the FA and SFA sort it out, that's if there is anything to sort out.

It's almost as bad as that shit with Blair and Coronation Street.
 
#9
Well Celtic would have to start in the Conference and win to get in the Football League.
As for Rangers they would probably be in the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Football League.
So yes kill Scottish football off in one fell swoop.
 
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trowel

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Well Celtic would have to start in the Conference and win to get in the Football League.
As for Rangers they would probably be in the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Football League.
So yes kill Scottish football off in one fell swoop.
Sweaty Wendyball has been dead for years. Even a Plastic Jock like me,with no interest in the silly game, noticed that.
 
#12
There didn't used to be a proper Welsh league so Swansea, Cardiff, Wrexham, Merthyr Tydfll and a couple of others joined the English system the same as all the English teams did as they were founded or decided to step up and join the league system.

I think they were given the option of transferring over to the League of Wales when it was founded in the 90s but I don't think any of them did.
 
#14
I think that Dave is 24 hours too early with this joke. Its 1st April tomorrow.
 
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#16
One result against a team with not much to play for and in a rut does not a viable team make.

How did the Second Round game against Juventus go?

In fact, how have all of Celtic's European games in the last few years gone? Neither of the 'big' Jock teams would last more than one season in the Premier League. They're of Championship quality at the very best, and that's being generous.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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#17
Great idea - I've always said that the Premiership needed to get more excited about the Battle of the Boyne and more supportive of the IRA.
 
#18
One result against a team with not much to play for and in a rut does not a viable team make.

How did the Second Round game against Juventus go?

In fact, how have all of Celtic's European games in the last few years gone? Neither of the 'big' Jock teams would last more than one season in the Premier League. They're of Championship quality at the very best, and that's being generous.
We are where we are, we're one of the best financially ran clubs in Britain though. I don't think we should move but it isn't David Cameron who'll make the decision anyhoo. If a theoretical move happened we'd be challenging in five years or so. Granted surviving the first year would be a challenge but the Kaiser would get his dosh out for that.

Football has been bollixed since Sky got involved, we will end up with two twenty team leagues in Europe. The sad bit is all of the lower league teams who'll end up semi pro, we're not that far off it now.
 

Sixty

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#19
Is Cameron going to explain why he thinks Rangers and Celtic should be allowed to jump over several hundred English teams straight into the Championship?
You should be grateful that your association isn't as venal as ours. The Rangers FC (a brand new club) were allowed immediate access to the SFL despite there being far better claimants for entry (Spartans, for one) as a sop to the bigots and glory hunters that follow them.
 
#20
You should be grateful that your association isn't as venal as ours. The Rangers FC (a brand new club) were allowed immediate access to the SFL despite there being far better claimants for entry (Spartans, for one) as a sop to the bigots and glory hunters that follow them.
You'll need to look higher than the grass roots fans, many of whom aren't bigots to be fair.
 

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