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Is it practical or desirable for Rangers and Celtic to leave the S.P.L for the English premiership?

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Discussive Essay by Kirk Cuthill Is it practical or desirable for Rangers and Celtic to leave the S.P.L for the English premiership? The premiership claims to be the best league in the world which it may well be, but in a recent survey it was also found to be the most boring league in the world, with the most no scoring draws and low scoring games. The premiership nevertheless would provide Rangers and Celtic the money they crave. If Rangers and Celtic did leave Scotland for the English premiership they would gain more money than they would ever dream of getting in the SPL. They would also be able to keep hold of their best players and attract bigger and better players to the club because most players in the world want to play in the premiership, rather the top league in Scotland. On the other hand if the old firm moved to the English premiership they may lose some of their "Scottish" identity. I am not suggesting that this would happen immediately. ...read more.

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I've written about some of the negative or more challenging aspects of this move. But lets look in more detail at some of the more positive aspects of the move. In the Long term, the loss of Rangers and Celtic may make the SPL a more competitive league. People could become more interested in the league because you would not know who was going to win the next league title. A recent survey showed that if you took the old firm out of the league standings and took all the points Rangers and Celtic took off the remaining clubs in the league, and then there would have been several different winners of the SPL over the last few years. Another obstacle to the old firm moving south is that the first division clubs in England may be unhappy that they would have been allowed instant access to the premiership. Clubs like Wolves have been trying for years to get in. ...read more.

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The story of Motherwell is typical of all of the SPL clubs, so the removal of the big two will mean that all clubs in the SPL will be on a level par and will not have to spend a huge amount of money to compete with each other. A very serious disadvantage to the old firm leaving and going to England is that there may be fighting between rival fans. Games between Rangers versus Manchester United and Celtic versus Arsenal may cause fights due to bigotry. This may cause police in England and Scotland to prevent away fans coming to England and Scotland. Fans will be unhappy because they cannot see their team week in and week out. But this is a small price to pay and the prevention of travelling fans could help stop these fights from happening. Overall, I feel the move of the Old firm is a good idea because it will make the SPL more competitive because all the teams will be on a level playing field. Also the move will give Rangers and Celtic the money they want and the level of Competitiveness they want. ...read more.

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