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No Premier B teams, no Rangers/Celtic

Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:51 pm

The Guardian


EFL puts definitive end to controversial plan to include Premier League B teams

• Governing body also closes door on Celtic and Rangers joining league 
• League One and Two clubs reject idea of taking part in winter break


The 72 Football League clubs have definitively ruled out the prospect of Premier League B teams playing them in league football or Rangers and Celtic joining them as part of a planned revamp.

Really informative article here:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... -structure

End phrase took my attention

"The mechanism for arriving at the new structure via promotion and relegation in the 2018-19 season is still to be decided. At its most extreme it could mean seven teams being relegated from the Championship that season and three coming up from League One. More likely is some form of compromise whereby fewer teams are relegated."

Thoughts?


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Re: No Premier B teams, no Rangers/Celtic

Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:28 pm

I'd take Rangers in the English league, they know what they are. Celtic can fornicate off though.
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Re: No Premier B teams, no Rangers/Celtic

Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:32 pm

Don't think either club would be accepted, but I also think we're inevitably moving towards 5 divisions of twenty teams, idea seems to be on a roll now ... ...
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Re: No Premier B teams, no Rangers/Celtic

Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:32 pm

What about, in that case, if we have 5 leagues of 20:

Premier League
Championship
League Div 1
League Div 2 North - League Div 2 South

??

Then the 'poorer' clubs would have more derby matches and less distance to travel!
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Re: No Premier B teams, no Rangers/Celtic

Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:40 pm

That would be a good option imo. Less distance to travel generally would mean more of a crowd in the away end too. The thing that bugs me with lower league football is seeing so many empty seats
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Re: No Premier B teams, no Rangers/Celtic

Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:20 pm

daib0 wrote:Don't think either club would be accepted, but I also think we're inevitably moving towards 5 divisions of twenty teams, idea seems to be on a roll now ... ...
I think it would make financial sense, surprised it hasn't happened already tbh.

If you have one you have to have the other though. Also if you don't support one of three or four clubs and you support it, you're a turkey voting for Christmas.

A Britannia Cup would be really good imo. The FA Cup is dead now, may as well merge it with the Scottish and Welsh equivalents before considering a league merge.
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Re: No Premier B teams, no Rangers/Celtic

Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:22 pm

Short Back and Sides wrote:That would be a good option imo. Less distance to travel generally would mean more of a crowd in the away end too. The thing that bugs me with lower league football is seeing so many empty seats
Tickets are too expensive. When Villa were in the PL, it was cheaper for me to watch them than Walsall in League 1.
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Re: No Premier B teams, no Rangers/Celtic

Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:28 pm

Saying no to B teams and Celtic/Rangers is a good move.

Not sure about the 5 divisions.
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Re: No Premier B teams, no Rangers/Celtic

Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:03 pm

Dante wrote:Saying no to B teams and Celtic/Rangers is a good move.

Not sure about the 5 divisions.
In most European, nealy all, leagues a 5th professional league is unthinkable - bravo to Englsnd!!
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