Shadows On The Wall: Whyte Wants Out of Scotland


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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6 Responses

  1. Karl says:

    A notion occured to me half way through reading this. Prior to the European Cup there were regionalised cross-national cups (Mitropa, Latin).

    As the Europa League is currently a bit of a non-entity why not break up the first half of it into regionalised trophies (Latin, Atlantic etc). In theory clubs and nations outside the big money leagues maybe able to nab some European glory.

    The winners of each region could then be joined by the sides falling out of the Champions League with an end of season final rewarding the winner with a place in next seasons Champions League group stage.

  2. Jertzee says:

    I wonder if any of these deluded people that want Celtic and Rangers in the English league system also think that there should be no Scottish representation in the GB Olympic football team?

  3. Rob says:

    Quite, Jertzee – Rangers and Celtic parachuting themselves into the English Pyramid is a much bigger threat to the individual nations than the GB Olympic team is.

  4. Nigel L says:

    I’m not sure about the distance argument. Clubs in the German, French, Spanish and Polish Leagues cope with longer journeys than from the south of England to Glasgow.

  5. Alan Montgomery says:

    As a follower and season ticket holder, who has a 400 mile round trip for home games i take exception to be described as a “turnip”. You may enjoy calling ex-Engerlund managers that but you don’t know me, and i doubt you know any Rangers fans so don’t describe us as such. “Now, were Rangers in the English league at some level, this argument could be countered with the assumption that the club would make up the difference by charging a higher fee on its tickets, thus squeezing more blood out of the fewer turnips that show up.” Ignorance isn’t always bliss!!

  6. Jason says:

    Alan: Thanks for reading, and apologies if offence was taken, which was not the intent. I was trying to turn a phrase in as few words as possible while at the same time conveying the idea that there could be fewer supporters from those English clubs traveling away, as you do for Rangers, to Ibrox should the club be playing in the English system.

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