Originally Posted by Arthurgray50@blu
To be totally honest l think that Scottish football has been dead for years, and for simple reasons, If you take out Rangers and Celtic, you would not have Scottish football.
Tv money for example, we had Setanta, Sky and ESPN, they would only covers games that involved in the Old firm games, no dis -respect to Scottish football but who would pay subs to watch Arbroath play St Mirren for example - no one.
Clubs are taken over by rich owners, and then dumped. What has happened at Rangers FC could happen to any club in the UK, wages are far too high, and if people say it won't happen to Celtic, it can - no one is out of the question.
What has to happen is that we in the Premier League have to say is merge- there has to be a wage curb on wages, none of this silly money, such as £100.000 per week.
The Premier League MUST merge to save these clubs going bust. I would say the SPL has to be say The Championship and lower clubs then form a new Ist and 2nd Division and a third.
Ie PL is extended by 6 clubs, then a PL2, (The Championship) Ist Div (The Championship ) 2nd and a Third.
You cannot expect Rangers or Celtic joining the PL straight up as that would prove argument.
Most clubs fly to away games, and fans either drive or go by train anyway.
In fact if l am not wrong, one football fan travels from London each week and flies to Inverness to watch home games.
TV money will then flood in, and we could have the same games played each week, ie Sat, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday and Fridays, so nothing would change - this to me the only way forward for BRITISH football.
i see you will be against scotland getting indepeance then arthur
apart from mergin the sfl and efl together i agree with you on the rest and that the point i am makign if rangers go bust scottish football is dead because scottish football needs rangers adn celtic
but for football in generaly to survive a cap and accoutn management is needed, ony good thing for scotland is rangers might be forced to playing there youths meaning they get better and sold on to english teams and theng et better even more