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MON Wants SPL Giants In The PL?

This issue seems to crop up every now and then and here we go again!

Martin O'Neill has joined Appy Arry Redknapp from Spurs and David Moyes from Everton saying that Rangers and Celtic should be allowed into the Premiership.

Our latest poll asks if you agree and we also have a debate going on in the forum: www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum

MON told BBC NEWS that he would like to see both Celtic and Rangers join the Premiership and argues it would make the PL 'stronger'.

'Celtic are just an unbelievable club, and Rangers also.' Adding, 'I don't think for one minute that the likes of ourselves at Aston Villa would sit back and think 'that's it, we'll just give up. I think all clubs would try to get stronger because of it.'

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside is going to put forward his plans which were in the national press a few months back to have a two league Premier League with around 36-40 teams in it and the talk is of including the two SPL giants. Lovely, great way to ruin the Scottish league and to block some of our lower league teams from gaining promotion! If I remember rightly it was a bit of a closed shop when it came to relegation from tier two to the Championship also, which is disgraceful.

I personally have no problem with Celtic and Rangers coming into the English leagues but why shouldn't they have to play their way up from the Conference? The real Wimbledon are having to do so after their club was franchised to Milton Keynes.

The BBC article has a quote from former Celtic player and boss Billy McNeill who thinks it would be good but that it won't happen, something Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore also said as he doubts the PL clubs would vote for it due to (quite rightly) self interest!

There will be a special Sportsound discussing the idea of the Old Firm playing in English football tonight (11/11/2009) from 1900GMT on Radio Scotland 810MW and online.

Our latest poll asks your thoughts.


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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 11 2009

Time: 3:17PM

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"I personally have no problem with Celtic and Rangers coming into the English leagues but why shouldn't they have to play their way up from the Conference? The real Wimbledon are having to do so after their club was franchised to Milton Keynes." SPOT ON!
DJ
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11/11/2009 15:39:00

"I personally have no problem with Celtic and Rangers coming into the English leagues but why shouldn't they have to play their way up from the Conference? The real Wimbledon are having to do so after their club was franchised to Milton Keynes." SPOT ON!
DJ
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11/11/2009 15:39:00

I still remember that "friendly" when Rangers fans vandalised Villa Park .. Plus the damage it would do to the SPL .
Doug4ever
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11/11/2009 16:27:00

I still remember that "friendly" when Rangers fans vandalised Villa Park .. Plus the damage it would do to the SPL .
Doug4ever
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11/11/2009 16:27:00

Totally against it. I was at the FRIENDLY v Rangers, and Celtic hate everything British or English. It would cause loads of differing problems, and really cripple the rest of Scottish football. They are Scottish, play in Scotland.
krfeskivilla
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11/11/2009 16:32:00

Totally against it. I was at the FRIENDLY v Rangers, and Celtic hate everything British or English. It would cause loads of differing problems, and really cripple the rest of Scottish football. They are Scottish, play in Scotland.
krfeskivilla
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11/11/2009 16:32:00

Surely if they introduced a two league premier league the lower one would become like the championship?? And players would only want to play in the top one for the top 18 clubs.
Ams78
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11/11/2009 18:14:00

Surely if they introduced a two league premier league the lower one would become like the championship?? And players would only want to play in the top one for the top 18 clubs.
Ams78
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11/11/2009 18:14:00

The Scots HATE the English. Why should we allow them into our league. NO! GO AWAY!!
Adam Deuce
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11/11/2009 22:51:00

The Scots HATE the English. Why should we allow them into our league. NO! GO AWAY!!
Adam Deuce
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11/11/2009 22:51:00

No chance. It's unfair on the teams they replace who have worked hard to be in the Prem from the Championship - not only that if they don't eject teams then Villa will have to play even more games each season to accomodate them! Isn't Madrid only marginally further to drive too from say Southampton? Why not have them in our league? Keep Scotland. They don't show us any respect and they get a 2 finger salute from me.
leelindsay
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12/11/2009 12:36:00

No chance. It's unfair on the teams they replace who have worked hard to be in the Prem from the Championship - not only that if they don't eject teams then Villa will have to play even more games each season to accomodate them! Isn't Madrid only marginally further to drive too from say Southampton? Why not have them in our league? Keep Scotland. They don't show us any respect and they get a 2 finger salute from me.
leelindsay
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12/11/2009 12:36:00

Never never Never
trekker
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12/11/2009 22:07:00

Never never Never
trekker
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12/11/2009 22:07:00

 

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