Originally posted by roma45
its been celtic or rangers for the last 25 years (and more) all fans of other teams up here would love if they joined the epl. it would never happen, why would england want a bunch of bigoted terrorist loving scum that follow celtic and rangers turning up in thier town? ask manchester police if they would be happy. there is a lot more of the story to come with rangers. celtic are as bad, just not been caught YET.
Why would Madchester police care? They'd see nothing they're not used to seeing from United Red Scum facing up to Liverpool dockers. Or they could ask Millwall over.
But that's my point, really. Rangic and Celters are much closer, in stature, in behaviour, and in quality, to English clubs than they are to the other Scottish clubs. They belong
in the EPL rather than the SPL.
And yes, I realise that it wouldn't be a popular move in many circles. But I do believe that it is necessary to save football in the rest of Scotland, and I also believe that whose who would hate it at first,if they really are football
fans rather than winning-the-league-again-*yawn* pure partisans, would have to conclude after not too long a time that the result would be good for Scots football as well as good for the Old Firm. Scots clubs would no longer lack even the slightest prospect of winning anything, and would therefore have a reason to try to develop themselves further; and Rangers and Celtic would finally have some serious opposition, giving them a reason to do the same. Hell, it may even prove good for the EPL: more of a range of clubs at the top can't be bad for them, either.
Popular? Of course not. A bitter pill is never popular, but it may be necessary. Scottish football is diseased, and this bitter pill is needed to cure it.