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Celtic and Rangers B Teams in League Two?

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Plans to introduce Celtic and Rangers B teams into League Two for the start of next season are being finalised for a vote by SPFL clubs. Supporters Direct Scotland have engaged supporters on this topic in the past, but are keen to know whether the opinions of Scottish football supporters has changed.

The survey is open now at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XLJSRN2

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How many of these f****** threads do we need - one for every SPFL team?

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This idea can get so far to fu ck that it would only be visible using some kind of high-powered telescope.

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It makes a mockery of the seaside leagues.  Maybe these clubs don't have massive crowds but the fans that they do have, love their team every bit as much as the big teams fans. The most that these teams can look forward to is winning their respective leagues. What gives these arrogant arseholes the right make a mockery of that and take that away from them.

How about about Man City and Liverpool fire in colt teams in the Scottish premiership to give their young players some game time against experience. I'm sure they would like that.

Their young players are better loaned out to championship clubs anyway. They play with experienced pros and at a higher level than league 1 and 2.

 

 

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Maybe if the clubs in question can post self sustaining audited accounts that do not rely on outside investment (debt to equity swaps, soft loans etc) for 5 years to prove they can afford having multiple teams and that evidence can be given that these youth players rising through the ranks are making an impact on the first team rather than being released to others, then possibly.

Until criteria is met then not a hope as its a green light to hoover up the youngsters from others and picking the best for themselves.
Also, if said teams want to have a colts team then the leagues should be compensated by adjusting the monetary prize breakdowns to account for this.

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Bring back a proper reserve league where injured and out of favour first team players get mixed with youth. 

Even better, reconstruct to 3 leagues, increasing the last league. If the OF are that great they'll have won the league by February and can blood all their youngsters!

This is where Scottish footballs problems lie, 2 clubs wanting everything for their benefit. 

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6 minutes ago, McCulloch No.5 said:

Bring back a proper reserve league where injured and out of favour first team players get mixed with youth. 

Even better, reconstruct to 3 leagues, increasing the last league. If the OF are that great they'll have won the league by February and can blood all their youngsters!

This is where Scottish footballs problems lie, 2 clubs wanting everything for their benefit. 

When the reserve league is running you can have a number of over age players, and in fact I believe it was rebranded to appease misty eyed hacks mainly.

If Celtic and Rangers streamlined their youth policy they wouldn't have hundreds of kids at their clubs and need reserve teams to sort out those that have promise and those that don't.

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49 minutes ago, 101 said:

When the reserve league is running you can have a number of over age players, and in fact I believe it was rebranded to appease misty eyed hacks mainly.

If Celtic and Rangers streamlined their youth policy they wouldn't have hundreds of kids at their clubs and need reserve teams to sort out those that have promise and those that don't.

I often wonder what these misty eyed hacks want from a reserve league.    If you want it to be somewhere when most players are established pros with the odd youth then somebody is going to find a big pile of cash to pay them,  explain to dozens of kids why they aren’t getting game time,  and tell under pressure managers to use one of the handful of kids in the first team over the 30 odd steady pros they have. Sounds great for youth development 

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42 minutes ago, parsforlife said:

I often wonder what these misty eyed hacks want from a reserve league.    If you want it to be somewhere when most players are established pros with the odd youth then somebody is going to find a big pile of cash to pay them,  explain to dozens of kids why they aren’t getting game time,  and tell under pressure managers to use one of the handful of kids in the first team over the 30 odd steady pros they have. Sounds great for youth development 

They want crowds at them - Sadly the hark back to days when football was cheap entertainment and there were only 4 TV channels. Much harder to compete with and even when Dunfermline charged £2 to get in there was never more that 75 people in attendance.

Young kids getting kicked - The seem intent on physical violence of course now every young pro will have a strict training regime drawn up my a professional who can tell them exactly how to bulk up, playing senior football is all about learning game management and the like but the media lovies seem to want seasoned pros steaming into young guys to "teach them a lesson" 

I think basically they want their youth back but what never seems to be brought up is the fact this system in the 90's especially the late 90s didn't bring much success in terms of top players making it in the mid 00s 

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The sooner this happens and Scotland start getting to World Cups again, the better. 

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The sooner this happens and Scotland start getting to World Cups again, the better. 

What do you mean ‘getting to World Cups’ surely if Celtger colts are playing Brechin or Cowdenbeath then it’s only a matter of time till we actually win it!

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We’ve got too many employees and not enough work. Thought we’d move into your premises and take some of your work. It’s OK you can trust us. Our employees will be on the same terms as yours. WHAT your not full time and that’s all your paid?  What administration and our good friends were saved by a nice Canadian. We’re here for the long term or until we can get out of this small pond. Now do as your told.

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The death knell for Scottish football get these two out of the league and let us start enjoying our football without a mindless moron in my face.

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The fact of the matter is quite simple here.

GTF.

I'd sooner have a bunch of junior/highland/lowland teams competing in the league than those diddy Glaswegian clubs.

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I for one can't wait for the tens of thousands Celtgers men and women to fill up away ends around League Two. 

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No thanks - it is not the job for lower league clubs to develop the under 21s  youth teams of the old firm.

Scottish football is not all about the old firm - they really seem unable to grasp this.

Clubs taking players on loan is one thing, but old firm colt teams in the lower leagues is a non-starter.

 

 

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