lobby_dosser - Member
without rangers the spl will become more exciting for the 'diddy' teams. however without the other half of the bigot brothers, celtic fans/ sky/ sponsors will get bored quickly.
Scottish fitba has been shit for years, so it's not going to be that much of a culture shock..
I agree the league would be better for the smaller teams though, and that their attendences would rise along with that, not a bad thing for the game tbh. And with the pittence sky gives to scottish football(in comparison) well it could probably make up some of the shortfall, not all mind.
Will there be less money, will more teams go to the wall as a result? Probably, doesn't necessarily mean the death of the game. You would see increased competition(and a downsized celtic too). But who knows where that would lead.
I personally think people saying it's the death of scottish football are a bit wide of the mark, and tbh, more sympathetic to rangers than they care to admit(clearly i'm not)..
Personally i'd take my chance without them. It was rangers that started the arms race, which hasn't done anything bar get teams in bother and a less competitive league. Maybe teams will take notice and realise they have to live within their means, whatever that entails. we are getting further away from the likes of England and Spain anyhow, so may as well go for it now imo.
Regardless, we'll see what happens, who knows what the future holds. I've a sneaky suspicion that some of these missing millions will turn up to back a new Rangers.