Youth Team Regular
Apr 19, 2012, 12:42 PM
Team(s): St Albans City
Post #4 of 10
I took this as a threat by the SFA that Rangers and Celtic must agree to rule changes on voting i.e the 11/1 to 9/3. In essence, if they don't the remaining ten will resign from the SPL and join forces with SFL as part of the new national league. It was very interesting wording that the SFA said we'd ask the teams to join and if two or three choose not to, that is up to them. You don't need to be Sherlock Holmes to realise they were referring to the old firm and not East Stirling and Stenhousemuir!
The only wrinkle might be if the SPL ten resign, but some of the SFL 1 teams (Falkirk, Dundee, Partick etc) side with Rangers and Celtic. Could get very messy.
In the event that all teams agree to join the SNL would think they'd keep the division sizes the same in the short term and then discuss arrangements to increase the Premier to 14 or 16 teams in the future.
I guess the SFA nominate the teams that Qualify for Europe, so would imagine to qualify for Champions League in the future Rangers and Celtic would need to be in the SFA sanctioned competitions.