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23 minutes ago, The Minertaur said:

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Already depressed about being in the Lowland League without having to read this nonsense!

Welcome to the Lowland League, where half the threads are the same 5 people having the same argument about the Dutch and Crotian youth set-ups for eternity 

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51 minutes ago, mrman2011 said:

With Scotland going out the World Cup. we need to invest/Increase in Youth/B team football for the future development and its paramount we have SPL sides having B teams in the Structure this will enable better development ahead of a loan/Reserve system which people from the dark ages want in place to protect there silly petty interests.  

European countries with a population (roughly) within 25% of our own: Denmark, Finland, Slovakia, Norway, Ireland, Croatia, Georgia and Bosnie & Herzegovina.

Our last WC appearance was in 1998. In that time Finland, Norway and Georgia have all failed to qualify as well. The Finnish, Norwegian and Georgian leagues all have B teams in the league system. So having B teams does not work for them.

Denmark's best WC performance in that time was the last 16 which they have managed twice. They also don't have B teams so we can't put down their successes to B teams.

Slovakia also made the the last 16 in 2010. They do have B teams! The success you've been clinging onto... not really. Not a single member of their 2010 squad played B team football in Slovakia. 

Ireland also made the last 16 back in 2002. Again... the League of Ireland doesn't have B teams. 

Bosnia made the 2014 group stage and have very limited B team involvement at the lowest part of their pyramid. Once again. No-one in that squad came through Bosnian B teams. 

Croatia, tho', are an anomoly aint they? Tiny country but made the final in 2018 (they never made it past the group stages since 1998 and even failed to qualify one year so that final could be argued as an outlier) but I digress. Clearly the most successful nation who Scotland can compare themselves to in population. They do have B teams so that must be the link as well? No. None of their silver medal winning squad played regular football for B teams in Croatia either.

Aint it weird? Almost as tho' B teams have no relevance to these countries success at international football.
 

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Yes. Cheer-up!

Maybe they could bring in Darvel as Team 20 instead of having the 19 including the 3 reserve/B teams.

At least that would be something positive.

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33 minutes ago, Dev said:

Yes. Cheer-up!

Maybe they could bring in Darvel as Team 20 instead of having the 19 including the 3 reserve/B teams.

At least that would be something positive.

At least I am consistent. No B teams and have a 16 team League.

C’mon The Rose 🌹🌹🌹

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If they accept hearts aswell then it will be hibs next year and aberdeen after that and an emerging promising pyramid system will be diluted to a glorified reserve  league. 

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17 minutes ago, paddymcp said:

If they accept hearts aswell then it will be hibs next year and aberdeen after that and an emerging promising pyramid system will be diluted to a glorified reserve  league. 

Apparently, as part of the agreed review, there will be a rule put in place barring B teams from the end of next season.

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31 minutes ago, Pyramid Watcher said:

Apparently, as part of the agreed review, there will be a rule put in place barring B teams from the end of next season.

Take that with a pinch of salt as reserve sides weren’t meant to be there in the first place.

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Countries that have let B teams in have actually got worse.(Netherlands)?

imagine Rangers and Celtic b teams ruining the the championship and other b sides ruining all the other divisions?

Time to find a new sport.

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44 minutes ago, FairWeatherFan said:

Remembers that last year the sales pitch was for one season as there would be reconstruction the following season. :oops

Will be interesting to see if the SFA and SPFL do get behind it, that would be a first.

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1 minute ago, Pyramid Watcher said:

Will be interesting to see if the SFA and SPFL do get behind it, that would be a first.

As seen with all the SPFL reconstruction talks over the years. The SPFL Board might be behind something. That doesn't mean the right majority of members are.

 

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2 hours ago, Sparticus said:

Countries that have let B teams in have actually got worse.(Netherlands)?

Funnily enough the fact that the Dutch national team have been really poor for years gets consistently ignored by the B-team advocates. For that matter, my detailed essay on how awful it is in The Netherlands, which I have posted quite a few times now, still has 0 replies from B-team advocates that use actual arguments on why I'm wrong or why it would be different for Scotland.

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2 hours ago, FairWeatherFan said:

As seen with all the SPFL reconstruction talks over the years. The SPFL Board might be behind something. That doesn't mean the right majority of members are.

 

I said in a post yesterday that the stance on that might change with the relegation of Cowdenbeath? Not guaranteed to, but it just might.

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15 hours ago, The Minertaur said:

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Already depressed about being in the Lowland League without having to read this nonsense!

Mrmans just a troll(does exactly the same on the highland league forum,looks at the prevailing mood&says the opposite,even if it contradicts his post yesterday), obviously very inadequate,just ignore him.if everyone was on here saying the B teams would be the best thing ever he'd be saying get them tae f**k

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11 hours ago, paddymcp said:

If they accept hearts aswell then it will be hibs next year and aberdeen after that and an emerging promising pyramid system will be diluted to a glorified reserve  league. 

Only Scotland could not bother having a pyramid system for a hundred&fifty years or so then,when they finally get round to it, totally ruin it.depressing beyond words

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Apparently, as part of the agreed review, there will be a rule put in place barring B teams from the end of next season.

If the Lowland League clubs have any ability for critical thought (and we've already seen that they don't), then the obvious question after this would be "what's in it for Celtic and Rangers then?". Why would they happily have themselves barred from having a B team at any point in the future just so Hearts can have one this year? It would be completely contrary to their very obvious long-term goal.

So there are two possible outcomes here - they and the Lowland League board are lying again, or the reason that they can claim B teams will be banned from the Lowland League is because the proposal will instead have them either in SPFL League 2 or some sort of new League 3, in which case the ambitious Lowland League teams will have to play them again soon anyway.

My money would be on the latter.
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As predicted, all 3 B teams will be entering the lowland league next season

We all know the clubs responsible for voting yes.

Gretna, BSC (or whatever they are called) EK etc, get them in the bin.

Circus of a league

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