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Thread: Scottish football

  1. #31

    Re: Scottish football

    Quote Originally Posted by Organ Morgan. View Post
    Premier League need to make it more competitive. My idea is to introduce a dynamic handicap system based on the current table when fixtures are played by penalising the higher placed team with a player less for a set number of minutes, perhaps four minutes per place. For example, top of the league team versus the 11th ranked, the top team plays with ten men for the first 40 minutes of the game.
    Make no difference to our game against Man City, it looked as though they had 22 men on the pitch at times.........no, not at times, all the time😂

  2. #32

    Re: Scottish football

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    Some staggering numbers in this thread.

    https://twitter.com/SwissRamble/stat...496263680?s=19

    The SPL is a joke.
    Real Madrid and Barca wage bill, Ä882m.

    Rest of La Liga Ä883m.

  3. #33

    Re: Scottish football

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Real Madrid and Barca wage bill, €882m.

    Rest of La Liga €883m.
    That's 2 clubs then isn't it? At least there is some competition.
    That said it isn't a good situation either.

  4. #34

    Re: Scottish football

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    That's 2 clubs then isn't it? At least there is some competition.
    That said it isn't a good situation either.
    Celtic play in a league of 12, there are 20 teams in La Liga. It's the same thing.

  5. #35

    Re: Scottish football

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Celtic play in a league of 12, there are 20 teams in La Liga. It's the same thing.
    I would argue that Celtic are playing in a league of one and Barcelona in a league of 2 (and a bit) which isn't the same.

    There are probably other leagues out there which are close to the financial dominance that Celtic currently have though.

  6. #36

    Re: Scottish football

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Celtic play in a league of 12, there are 20 teams in La Liga. It's the same thing.
    But itís not the same is it. I donít hate it but I do think itís a joke that itís taken even remotely seriously as a league and all the hyperbole about Celtic and Rangers belng massive clubs does my head in.

    You mention Ä883m in La Liga for the remaining clubs thatís an average of Ä50m ish. In Scotland that number for the remaining clubs is only circa 10% of that number.

    Scotland also has about 10% of the people itís only got 2 million more than Wales FFS.

    UEFA spotted the error years ago - in my opinion theyíre lucky that their champions donít have to pre qualify much earlier for European competitions and itís only past glories that help there.

    2 big fish in a very small pool. Iíd find a way of bringing the entire Scottish system into the English system and have their leagues as feeder leagues (at appropriate levels) to the English system. You could do the same with the Welsh League I guess, but then all the bullshit politics of FIFA and national teams will kick in.

  7. #37

    Re: Scottish football

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    I would argue that Celtic are playing in a league of one and Barcelona in a league of 2 (and a bit) which isn't the same.

    There are probably other leagues out there which are close to the financial dominance that Celtic currently have though.
    If Rangers weren't relegated, it would be the same. Soon enough, Rangers will be back at the top table and it'll be a La Liga mark 2.

    Re SOC, there's no "error", Scottish teams did poorly in Europe so their coefficient dropped. As well as the fact the top 4 leagues wanted a monopoly on spaces in the CL.

  8. #38

    Re: Scottish football

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    If Rangers weren't relegated, it would be the same. Soon enough, Rangers will be back at the top table and it'll be a La Liga mark 2.

    Re SOC, there's no "error", Scottish teams did poorly in Europe so their coefficient dropped. As well as the fact the top 4 leagues wanted a monopoly on spaces in the CL.
    You could be right, and I hope you are. The detailed look at ranger's finances aren't that pretty though. They've been stretching to get back in contention with Celtic, but are still miles off.
    Rangers are making a loss each year and Celtic, despite spending almost 3 times as much as rangers on wages, make a profit.
    This is due to the European money and commercial revenue that Celtic get absolutely dwarfs all of the other revenue streams in the league.
    If rangers owners have deep enough pockets to close the gap with Celtic and then are able to grow the commercial revenue to match then it might become competitive again.

  9. #39

    Re: Scottish football

    As much as Scottish football is a joke, nobody can deny the passion the fans have for the game. Not massive crowds, apart from Celtic and Rangers, but they do get an atmosphere going, and the Tartan army must be amongst the best set of international fans around, considering the numbers they take to away games, and theyíve had the middle of a donought to shout about for over 20 yrs.

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