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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Hollow victories Reply with quote

I'm struggling to think of a more hollow victory in any sport compared to Celtic's league title this season.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Hollow victories Reply with quote

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I'm struggling to think of a more hollow victory in any sport compared to Celtic's league title this season.

Scotland's 3-0 win in Estonia or Australia's 31-0 win over an American Samoa side consisting mostly of U-18s who'd never even played 90 minutes before.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can only beat what's put in front of you, no wonder really that they want to play in a more competitive league though.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You can only beat what's put in front of you, no wonder really that they want to play in a more competitive league though.

There are only two teams in Scotland, and they have been deliberately kept apart. Hollow victory is an understatement. Celtic won't mind though. They don't want to play in English football because they know they'll just be also-rans. Scottish football is as dead as the dodo.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NorthgateRed wrote:
seano wrote:
You can only beat what's put in front of you, no wonder really that they want to play in a more competitive league though.

There are only two teams in Scotland, and they have been deliberately kept apart. Hollow victory is an understatement. Celtic won't mind though. They don't want to play in English football because they know they'll just be also-rans. Scottish football is as dead as the dodo.


Now there's an idea. Premier League B teams, brimming full of future England internationals, to play in the Scottish League. That would liven things up a bit.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Hollow victories Reply with quote

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Born in Crawley Hospital wrote:
I'm struggling to think of a more hollow victory in any sport compared to Celtic's league title this season.

Scotland's 3-0 win in Estonia or Australia's 31-0 win over an American Samoa side consisting mostly of U-18s who'd never even played 90 minutes before.


yep, Archie Thompson scored 13 goals in that game, although he was 23 years old.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scottish league is a total non event every season.

There are 2 big teams in Scotland and the rest are League 1 size at best going down to non league size.

I am sure it was once a fanastic league, it must have been if you look at an aerial picture of Dundee, where you can se two stadiums, a goal kick away from each other.

It's a real shame, but things have moved on and football has rivals to our leisure time these days.

I think for the sake of football, most teams should go semi pro.

I know a lot of you won't like that, but, how can all these pro teams survivie ?
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give the Scottish League the money the English league has and then see

Like Seano says they can only beat whats put in front of them

How many English teams have the songs both the Old Firm teams have?

Its a way of life up there and the Old Firm fans are best in world

Wasn't so long ago the Hoops were beating Englands finest and beat Barca and Ajax recently.

Has been a poor show without the blue side of Glasgow not there admiteddly.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paulc222 wrote:
NorthgateRed wrote:
seano wrote:
You can only beat what's put in front of you, no wonder really that they want to play in a more competitive league though.

There are only two teams in Scotland, and they have been deliberately kept apart. Hollow victory is an understatement. Celtic won't mind though. They don't want to play in English football because they know they'll just be also-rans. Scottish football is as dead as the dodo.


Now there's an idea. Premier League B teams, brimming full of future England internationals, to play in the Scottish League. That would liven things up a bit.


Or the Welsh League (sorry Gwion!) or the League of Ireland - or spread them around all three and combine them!! Anyone got a name for a combined Scottish, Irish, Welsh and Premier League Reserves League??
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we take the liberty of using the name Eire, we could call it SPEW; Scottish Premier Eire Welsh league. Appropriate really as the idea from the football authorities is a pile of vomit.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aberdeen were the last challengers but that was a generation again.

Not a hollow victory as they won it fair and square (apart from breaking FFP rules...) but Citeh's pitch invasion was one of the more pathetic things I've seen. I'm not one for backing Liverpool, but they wouldn't have done it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seano wrote:
You can only beat what's put in front of you, no wonder really that they want to play in a more competitive league though.


They wanted to play in the English league but were refused. Silly really, as Welsh clubs are allowed in
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bandy1954 wrote:
seano wrote:
You can only beat what's put in front of you, no wonder really that they want to play in a more competitive league though.


They wanted to play in the English league but were refused. Silly really, as Welsh clubs are allowed in


Good point

Why is it some Welsh teams are allowed in but not Scottish ?
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maidenbower Millionaire wrote:
bandy1954 wrote:
seano wrote:
You can only beat what's put in front of you, no wonder really that they want to play in a more competitive league though.


They wanted to play in the English league but were refused. Silly really, as Welsh clubs are allowed in


Good point

Why is it some Welsh teams are allowed in but not Scottish ?

Because they were included from the start - or at least before there was a League of Wales. It's historical.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont see how Celtic's title win is hollow

It is up to all the other teams to build a squad capable of beating or at least challenging Celtic

maybe (like England) the other clubs started concentrating on a decent youth structure then they would be able to 1. develop Scottish football both Internationally and Domestically and 2 would not cost the earth
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