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Should we get rid of diddy teams like St Johnstone and Hamilton to improve the Scottish game?

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1 hour ago, oneteaminglasgow said:

Its something about East Stirlingshire/Stenhousemuir steal fans from Falkirk and with these extra fans they'd be a bigger club and therefore better (because bigger clubs are always better than smaller ones, everyone knows that) so by having less clubs we'd have more big clubs, which would be better.  It's not a very good argument. 

Oh, and England has 92 league clubs to our 42, which is of course relevant because reasons. 

It's not good at all. I thought there must be more to it given how often it's spouted. Redistribute really not a lot of fans and not a lot sponsorship money and Scottish football will be good again? Genius stuff. Same with summer football. Until the hard of thinking cliche spouters realise the core problem with Scottish football is we just don't produce many decent players any more then we'll continue to decline, although there isn't too far left to go.

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On ‎10‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 08:38, RandomGuy. said:

Its not been made completely clear, I don't think. Last I looked I thought that only 13 qualifying spots will be available from the Qualifiers, down from 22.

That's right...

When they introduced groups in the UEFA Cup there were 40 places, and 80 clubs competed for them in R1.

In the Europa League currently there are 48 places but only 22 for clubs progressing from QR4... 16 places go automatically to the top 12 leagues, plus 10 go to CL QR4 drop-outs (also note of the 44 clubs in QR4 there are 15 who drop-out of CL QR3).

From next season there are only 13 places for clubs progressing from QR4... 17 go automatically to the top 12 leagues, plus 18 go to CL drop-outs automatically (10) and in their own pathway (8). Latter is due to them introducing dropping-out for clubs which lose before CL QR3 whereas currently they're out of everything. There'll be 26 clubs in QR4.


There will be 141 clubs competing for those 13 places, including 19 clubs from the top 12 leagues alone.


It doesn't affect how many slots we get and their entry points, and apparently all rounds will be 1 week later than currently.

However it'll be near-impossible to make groups.

Edited by HibeeJibee

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slightly hurt that the OP hasn't specified County among the diddy clubs to be purged. We usually star in this kind of thread.
Oh well that must be what happens now we've become Billy Big-time.

Don't be daft. Anyone with any knowledge knows that you're the true €$tabli$hm€nt club.

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On 07/07/2017 at 01:30, theGOAT said:

Serious question, we don't need teams filled with hammer throwers who are managed by members of the jobs for the boys scheme.

 

Martin Canning and Tommy Wright are the 2  most technically and tactically limited managers in the league, they only want to send players out to hoof the ball up to the strikers, or foul players to stop the opposition from playing any form of football.

 

The players in each team are just journeyman grafters with 0 footballing ability. Liam Craig, David Wetherspoon, Darian McKinnon and Dougie Imrie sum this category up perfectly.

 

Falkirk and St Mirren are genuine better fits for the top division rather than these 2 ancient diddy teams.
 

Thoughts?

Is this seriously from a Gunt? The most technically limited football team in Scotland since the formation of the scottish league with more hammer throwers than the former soviet union has produced, ever? With, at the helm, the most technically and tactically limited manager since Levein.  Hahahahaha. This has got to be a wind up.........sorry if I've been whooshed here but seriously. 

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5 hours ago, Les Westander of County said:

slightly hurt that the OP hasn't specified County among the diddy clubs to be purged. We usually star in this kind of thread.

Oh well that must be what happens now we've become Billy Big-time.

I rate Ross County quite highly, Inverness are the main diddy team of the North - thankfully they're back where they belong.

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I reckon if Scotland had too many teams to support, capitalism would have eliminated enough clubs to maintain equililbrium through clubs going bust.

 

 

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There are only two teams too many in Scotland. The Rangers and Celtic. Clubs that exploit sectarianism in order to brainwash docile and weak minded individuals from all over Scotland in order to build huge followings and spread religious hatred. If these two vile institutes didn't exist, then every other Scottish football club would have a healthier support and most likely be better off. FTOF

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7 hours ago, YER SISTERS YER MAW said:

There are only two teams too many in Scotland. The Rangers and Celtic. Clubs that exploit sectarianism in order to brainwash docile and weak minded individuals from all over Scotland in order to build huge followings and spread religious hatred. If these two vile institutes didn't exist, then every other Scottish football club would have a healthier support and most likely be better off. FTOF

I can't fault a word in that.

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There are only two teams too many in Scotland. The Rangers and Celtic. Clubs that exploit sectarianism in order to brainwash docile and weak minded individuals from all over Scotland in order to build huge followings and spread religious hatred. If these two vile institutes didn't exist, then every other Scottish football club would have a healthier support and most likely be better off. FTOF

This post deserves an award tbh.

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On ‎10‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 09:47, topcat(The most tip top) said:

 


Given that we follow a league where two clubs have won all the titles since the '80s I don't think we're in the best position to cast the first stone on this.

NB
I'm not trying to say that I'm like Jesus Christ here, that's for others to say

 

"Crucify him!"

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1 minute ago, topcat(The most tip top) said:

 


Crucifixion is a doddle

 

Only if you are Jesus.

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2 minutes ago, topcat(The most tip top) said:

 


The cryptic ones are a bit tricky mind you

Oh hang on...

I think I might be getting it confused with cruciverbalism

 

Keep this patter up and I may have cross words with you, buddy.

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22 hours ago, thekorean said:

I reckon if Scotland had too many teams to support, capitalism would have eliminated enough clubs to maintain equililbrium through clubs going bust.

 

 

This is the very definition of an open goal.

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On 2017-7-9 at 11:38, Craig Lea said:

It would help Scottish football if we had fewer teams.  For the size of our population (in relation to say England) each club is carrying too many players.

Reducing the number won't happen because the old die-hard supporters wouldn't let it, but what we need is say one or possibly two teams from Fife meaning mergers of clubs like E. Fife, Dunfermline, Raith and Cowdenbeath, one team from Dundee, one from Stirlingshire, 1 from Lanarkshire, 1 from Ayrshire etc etc.  At present the resources Scotland has are spread too widely and therefore too thinly meaning that some clubs barely exist financially and there is no short or medium term prospect of improving their status.

The result of this is that we would finish up with either 2 leagues of 10 (or possibly 12) and fewer games which could be compensated for by spicing up cup competitions with foreign teams like the Scandinavians/Irish/Welsh.  One thing we can't do is continue as we are which results in our efforts in European being embarrassing and continuously eroding our co-efficient.

Just a thought.

Just a total absence of thought.

Complete, unadulterated horseshit.

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