Scottish Premier Premier League (Not a typo)

Scottish Premier Premier League (Not a typo)

Post by P.J. Parso » Sat, 16 May 1992 18:48:01


Rumours are currently abounding of a breakaway by the top Scottish clubs from
the Scottish League. Apparently, there was a meeting yesterday between 5 top
Scottish clubs, Rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen, Dundee Utd and Hearts, to discuss
'The Future of Football'. The Scottish League secretary knew nothing about the
meeting when questioned.

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Scottish Premier Premier League (Not a typo)

Post by cba.. » Tue, 19 May 1992 21:38:07

Quote:

> Rumours are currently abounding of a breakaway by the top Scottish clubs from
> the Scottish League. Apparently, there was a meeting yesterday between 5 top
> Scottish clubs, Rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen, Dundee Utd and Hearts, to discuss
> 'The Future of Football'. The Scottish League secretary knew nothing about the
> meeting when questioned.

It would only appear to be rumours at the moment but something positive must
happen soon. The rumours indicate that a study will be started soon to examine
ways of improving the game here so it is a bit premature to talk of
breakaway. One suggestion has been to invite the likes of
Newcastle and Sunderland to a new league as they are not (yet) involved in
the English Premier League. However, would they want join a Scottish League.

Sandy Mackinnon
University of Strathclyde
GLasgow

 
 
 

Scottish Premier Premier League (Not a typo)

Post by N.Bill.. » Wed, 20 May 1992 00:52:52

Quote:


>> Rumours are currently abounding of a breakaway by the top Scottish clubs from
>> the Scottish League. Apparently, there was a meeting yesterday between 5 top
>> Scottish clubs, Rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen, Dundee Utd and Hearts, to discuss
>> 'The Future of Football'. The Scottish League secretary knew nothing about the
>> meeting when questioned.

>It would only appear to be rumours at the moment but something positive must
>happen soon. The rumours indicate that a study will be started soon to examine
>ways of improving the game here so it is a bit premature to talk of
>breakaway. One suggestion has been to invite the likes of
>Newcastle and Sunderland to a new league as they are not (yet) involved in
>the English Premier League. However, would they want join a Scottish League.

What would be the european implications of that ? ie European Cup places ,
UEFA places etc. I assume only scottish clubs could take the scottish
european places regardless of how well sunderland , newcastle or anyother
England based team did .(?)
N.

 
 
 

Scottish Premier Premier League (Not a typo)

Post by David Gil » Thu, 21 May 1992 14:54:30

Quote:


>>It would only appear to be rumours at the moment but something positive must
>>happen soon. The rumours indicate that a study will be started soon to examine
>>ways of improving the game here so it is a bit premature to talk of
>>breakaway. One suggestion has been to invite the likes of
>>Newcastle and Sunderland to a new league as they are not (yet) involved in
>>the English Premier League. However, would they want join a Scottish League.

>What would be the european implications of that ? ie European Cup places ,
>UEFA places etc. I assume only scottish clubs could take the scottish
>european places regardless of how well sunderland , newcastle or anyother
>England based team did .(?)
>N.

As long as the teams are affiliated to one league I don't think there would
be a problem. For example, Berwick Rangers are on the English side of the
border but I can't see a problem with there european place if they got one.

I am curious to see how this develops. Does anyone think this could be the
first tentative steps towards some sort of Anglo-Scottish League or even
British League? Lets face it football in England is changing fast. I for
one have always thought that the possibilities of a Super League was just
media hype. But now look what has happened...
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Scottish Premier Premier League (Not a typo)

Post by cba.. » Sat, 23 May 1992 18:52:49

Quote:

> Rumours are currently abounding of a breakaway by the top Scottish clubs from
> the Scottish League. Apparently, there was a meeting yesterday between 5 top
> Scottish clubs, Rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen, Dundee Utd and Hearts, to discuss
> 'The Future of Football'. The Scottish League secretary knew nothing about the
> meeting when questioned.

The 5 clubs met again on the 21st May to announce that they have appointed
a firm of consultants to examine ways of setting up a new league. The
consultants will advise on all legal and financial aspects and it could
be that the likes of Newcastle and Sunderland may be invited to join. The
Scottish League don't know anything about it and because all the SFA
officials have been away on holiday with the Scotland team in America they'll
probably arrive back today to find that their cosy little set-up has at
last been disturbed.

Sandy Mackinnon
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow