Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Michael Stipe

Rangers and Celtic to merge?

Recommended Posts

With Celtic struggling to compete in Europe and Rangers unable (or unwilling) to beat part-time teams, is it time that the two teams merged?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎02‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 11:44, JakeSAFC said:

No. It's time they fucked off out of Scottish football.

Problem is who would have them ? The English don't want them, they both carry too much baggage and I cant see any Atlantic League coming into the horizon any time soon. So we are stuck with them. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Problem is who would have them ? The English don't want them, they both carry too much baggage and I cant see any Atlantic League coming into the horizon any time soon. So we are stuck with them. 


The moon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If celtic and rangers left the league Scottish football would collapse.


Pretty sure that was said before when that diddy side from Govan died.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scottish football is dire as it is, can you imagine what'll happen if the OF was to leave? Sure it would mean most likely Aberdeen or another team could finally win the SPL but its a product that would loose a heck a lot of sponsorship and  TV money. The OF is what brings a lot of that kind of thing into the league, they both left, they would follow and the league would ultimately die.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scottish football is dire as it is, can you imagine what'll happen if the OF was to leave? Sure it would mean most likely Aberdeen or another team could finally win the SPL but its a product that would loose a heck a lot of sponsorship and  TV money. The OF is what brings a lot of that kind of thing into the league, they both left, they would follow and the league would ultimately die.


No one will win the SPL m8, it doesn't exist. The OF is also a major factor in the problems we have up here. The sooner they go/die the better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 13/12/2017 at 09:58, David990 said:

Scottish football is dire as it is, can you imagine what'll happen if the OF was to leave? Sure it would mean most likely Aberdeen or another team could finally win the SPL but its a product that would loose a heck a lot of sponsorship and  TV money. The OF is what brings a lot of that kind of thing into the league, they both left, they would follow and the league would ultimately die.

It isn't though, is it? That's always struck me as something that ex-Old Firm players and Facebook English Premier League fans like to squeak about - without ever backing it up.

Scottish football would be just fine without the Old Firm. Just as it would be just fine without the Edinburgh clubs, the Dundee clubs or the Highland clubs. In fact if they ceased to exist then it would stop the 6 busloads that leave Dumbarton each week heading to Glasgow for their football/singing fix - potentially giving us diddy teams a boost crowds wise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Such a shame there's nowhere for them to go. There is no real movement for European Super Leagues beyond hypotheticals and the English Leagues don't need or want to open their doors for them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Do you support a Scottish team? And if so why?


He supports either Sellik or the ****, so to answer your question, no he does not support a Scottish team.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Truth hurts? I used to follow Falkirk when I was younger but I haven't really followed them since I moved away with work in 2009.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although there is no reason to suppose that getting rid of the ugly sisters is somehow going to magically fill stadia all over Scotland, it is equally true to suppose that their loss will not suddenly see fans abandon their teams either.

The thought process should be, if Hearts can attract 16,000 in a league set up they have absolutely no chance of ever winning then why would they attract fewer in a league set-up they definitely could win?

It is also perfectly possible that the teams going for the title will see a significant increase in attendance(s). If more than one team is realistically going for it then all the contenders will see a significant increase in attendance.

At the start of any season, how many teams fans will genuinely hope they could win the championship without the gruesome twosome? Certainly the city teams, but also Motherwell? St Johnstone? Kilmarnock?

There is also zero chance of no TV and no sponsorship. The Welsh League, which is largely part-time, is sponsored by a ‘Welsh’ building society and is covered by S4C television, despite 6 of the biggest Welsh clubs playing in the English league system.

I cannot envisage a situation where a league with attendances twenty times greater than the Welsh League would not attract TV coverage and with that comes guaranteed sponsorship.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 13/12/2017 at 00:42, David990 said:

If celtic and rangers left the league Scottish football would collapse.

Utterly unsupportable bollocks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Truth hurts? I used to follow Falkirk when I was younger but I haven't really followed them since I moved away with work in 2009.


Shitebag. Which one of the arse cheeks do you support?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this was always my reply when you had one of the local old firm fans giving it the "Falkirk, shire and stenny should all merge" crap, I'd say rangers ann celtic should, as the biggest 2 teams in Scotland, set an example and merge, build a 120000 super ground and have a team capable of winning against the best in Europe, with the added bonus of a rangers and celtic end so every game could be like an old firm game with it's own "special" atmosphere! 

the Scottish football would die without them argument is just rubbish although it would be changed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If Rangers and Celtic collapsed for whatever reason, would Thistle fill the void or Edinburgh teams dominate the league plus Aberdeen?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...