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Old 06-14-2013, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Cameron’s surprise part in the controversial move is two-fold:

* Because of fears over safety if the Glasgow clubs go into England’s lower leagues and ‘swamp’ small grounds with their massive support.

* And, bizarrely but *significantly, to catch votes in the upcoming vote on Scottish independence.

Prime Minister David Cameron backs Rangers and Celtic move to Premier League - Mirror Online

“Could you imagine thousands of their fans turning up at tiny grounds and all of the policing and security problems that would cause.

“That is a major worry for Cameron and that has been pointed out in *discussions about what would happen in those circumstances.

“And, of course, there is the vote on independence which is currently splitting Scotland and putting Cameron under pressure as the Queen would see the union being broken up on his watch.

“Rangers fans are squarely behind the unionist cause and will always wave the flag. But if Celtic were to be playing in England it might prove to their fans that they should be British. This may sound strange to people in England but there are hundreds of *thousands of votes here – and football is at the middle of a lot of debates up here.”
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:21 AM
 
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Are Rangers fans currently swamping the grounds of their current opposition?

They want to join the English legue structure the do the same as the Welsh teams, start at the bottom and work up
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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* Because of fears over safety if the Glasgow clubs go into England’s lower leagues and ‘swamp’ small grounds with their massive support.

“Could you imagine thousands of their fans turning up at tiny grounds and all of the policing and security problems that would cause.
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Are Rangers fans currently swamping the grounds of their current opposition

Yes they are. It causes havoc.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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What a tool, the last thing the image of the BPL needs is the bigotry them set of scumbags will bring. It would be fun to watch though, from a distance.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:01 AM
 
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Gunning for votes as per usual. He's a Tory, typical. A part of me wants them to move, might be bad for our game, but at least it would be competitive.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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Agree with Brian on this. They are Scottish and should stay in Scotland.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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Are Rangers fans currently swamping the grounds of their current opposition?

They want to join the English legue structure the do the same as the Welsh teams, start at the bottom and work up
I don't think they should move to English leagues, but if they do they need to enter at the bottom and work their way up. For one thing, put them in the Premier League and they are only going to get relegated anyways. Rangers would likely be bottom of the league, and Celtic would be at best lower end of mid table.

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Agree with Brian on this. They are Scottish and should stay in Scotland.
They should stay in Scotland. Them leaving turns the Scottish league into the Irish. One of complete insignifigance beyond it's borders with no hope of competing at any level. I also feel it would affect the quality of young Scottish players. Right now they can play with Celtic/Gers. Move those two clubs to the EPL and those two clubs will need to find a much better quality of player, this shutting off opportunities for young Scottish players. Those players will still be playing in the SPL, but with those clubs no longer able to compete in Europe on any real level it limits opportunities for your youngsters.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:42 AM
 
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So this ought to be the nail in the coffin of the Scottish League in its two best teams leave.

Besides, I can't see massive support if Celtic are playing at say Southampton.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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Its just political pandering like Paul said so it wont happen, the guy is a gob****e, or genius for bringing it up, I am not sure which.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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I will say Celtic would not get relegated in the EPL. They are better than at least 5 teams. Look how well they played in the champions league. They would also invest.
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