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Rangers & Celtic May Join Proposed EPL2


English Premier League 2 - Bolton Chairman Phil Gartside has put together a blueprint that may revolutionise English football, forever.

In essence, Gartside is proposing two leagues of 18 with promotion and relegation. In addition, and if they were lucky enough the proposed EPL2 may invite for two teams from Scotland, probably Rangers and Celtic just to add a little spice to the league.

Sunday Mirror Sport has been given a full briefing on the document, which is being backed by at least seven Premier League clubs as well as key Football League clubs who are keen to be part ofthe new breakaway.

A prominent Championship chairman, whose club have been in the Premier League, said...

'Given the severe financial restraints in the Football League it would be madness not to consider the proposals?'

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Would you be in favour of having a Premier League 2? What about playing Rangers and Celtic a couple of times a year, good or bad idea?

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 19 2009

Time: 2:50PM

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A lot of clubs would never allow Celtic in their league as they would be shooting themselves in the feet, enough said.
CowesBhoy
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19/04/2009 15:41:00

A lot of clubs would never allow Celtic in their league as they would be shooting themselves in the feet, enough said.
CowesBhoy
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19/04/2009 15:41:00

Lets put this to bed shall we? The SFA would never allow any Scottish club into a foreign league, or they can kiss kiss goodbye to their autonomy and therefore their National team. End of story
jackblue
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19/04/2009 17:17:00

Lets put this to bed shall we? The SFA would never allow any Scottish club into a foreign league, or they can kiss kiss goodbye to their autonomy and therefore their National team. End of story
jackblue
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19/04/2009 17:17:00

On that particular point, there's nothing stopping Celtic resigning from the SFA. If the opportunity was there and the money right, there's no reason to expect that wouldn't happen. The issue is that Celtic would not be able to qualify for Europe through the English system, same problem Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham have (though to a far lesser extent!)
CowesBhoy
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19/04/2009 17:49:00

On that particular point, there's nothing stopping Celtic resigning from the SFA. If the opportunity was there and the money right, there's no reason to expect that wouldn't happen. The issue is that Celtic would not be able to qualify for Europe through the English system, same problem Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham have (though to a far lesser extent!)
CowesBhoy
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19/04/2009 17:49:00

jackblue...ANY club from ANY country cdan give notice to pull out of the leagues they are in mate.i can see this happening
bluemooner_mcfc
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19/04/2009 18:14:00

jackblue...ANY club from ANY country cdan give notice to pull out of the leagues they are in mate.i can see this happening
bluemooner_mcfc
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19/04/2009 18:14:00

It's still divisions one and two, doesn't matter how you dress it up!
pentonpompey
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19/04/2009 18:31:00

It's still divisions one and two, doesn't matter how you dress it up!
pentonpompey
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19/04/2009 18:31:00

Celtic and Rangers will never play in Europe again if they join...
eighthsin
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19/04/2009 19:53:00

Celtic and Rangers will never play in Europe again if they join...
eighthsin
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19/04/2009 19:53:00

so IF the proposed PL div2 did come off i think it would sound the death knell for the smaller clubs such as the burys, roshdales, and stockports. or the english league as there would be no way they could complete the rest... and who's to say that murdosh will back it? its just Fartside trying to stop bolton gettin relegated to the championship in the next year or so...
cityman51
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20/04/2009 17:19:00

so IF the proposed PL div2 did come off i think it would sound the death knell for the smaller clubs such as the burys, roshdales, and stockports. or the english league as there would be no way they could complete the rest... and who's to say that murdosh will back it? its just Fartside trying to stop bolton gettin relegated to the championship in the next year or so...
cityman51
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20/04/2009 17:19:00

If Celtic and Rangers get relegated would they go back to Scotland or into the Championship, or will the EPL be relegation proof? Presumably this is all being done in the name of money.
kennyclementstache
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22/04/2009 18:35:00

If Celtic and Rangers get relegated would they go back to Scotland or into the Championship, or will the EPL be relegation proof? Presumably this is all being done in the name of money.
kennyclementstache
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22/04/2009 18:35:00

The old firm in the premiership eh? Now that really will make it a two tier league!
fifthcolumnblue
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23/04/2009 00:48:00

The old firm in the premiership eh? Now that really will make it a two tier league!
fifthcolumnblue
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23/04/2009 00:48:00

I do not see this as a goer - Rangers and Celtic get automatic entry into Europe each year and the big bucks that come with it. In an EPL2 that wouldn't be the case.
Thaibluefan
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23/04/2009 01:42:00

I do not see this as a goer - Rangers and Celtic get automatic entry into Europe each year and the big bucks that come with it. In an EPL2 that wouldn't be the case.
Thaibluefan
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23/04/2009 01:42:00

 

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