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The whole 9-years-old is a stupid argument tbf. The liquidation and formation of a new corporation does not erase the connection. Clubs are more like nations in that regard, would you say Russia didn’t win WW2 as it was the USSR of France as it was the third republic?Its not lies in fairness
It's fecked right enough it been a source of contempt for years it means some teams end up playing more home games than others plus you can play one team 3 times at home, thus playing one game on their patch! At the end the league splits in a top six,bottom six. Top six going for the championship,ha,ha and bottom six avoiding relegation. Bottom team goes down,second bottom goes into a play-off with the 2nd,3rd and 4th them in championship....you following? Odds are stacked against the championship team they play 4 games to qualify for the play-off then play again against premiership team,home first leg it's a long drawn out affair....and when league is finished team that's in 6 position could have less points than the team in 7th.
Fucking irrelevant outpost? Words, for once, fail me.I know our traditional allegiance in Scotland is with Aberdeen. But a more logical one for me would be Hearts. Capital city. Decent support and history, although the latter more recently restricted to a few occasional cup wins. Aberdeen seem more akin to a Nottingham Forest: unlikely big trophies but an irrelevant outpost geographically and competitively most of the time. Hearts fans at our Europa meetings were a good bunch. Hate the Old Firm - rightly - and have embarrassing neighbours.
Aberdeen’s first competitive match against an English team was Spurs in 73. It’s my understanding connections were made then and increased over the next few years. A bit of a lull in the early eighties when both were strong in Europe, but later, when English teams were banned, a lot of Spurs followed Aberdeen abroad. And it’s still a thing today between what’s left of Spurs mob and Aberdeen Soccer Casuals.I believe it stems from the "casual" football hooligans from the 80's. Aberdeen hate Rangers, who have a long standing friendship/connection with Chelsea (far right politics mainly). Kind of like "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"
i think Howe would be good for celticI was told Eddie Howe about a month or so ago. Not hearing anything different today.
Might stop some maniacs on here demanding he replace Jose.
I believe it stems from the "casual" football hooligans from the 80's. Aberdeen hate Rangers, who have a long standing friendship/connection with Chelsea (far right politics mainly). Kind of like "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"I do get that. But why? There seems so little commonality between a London club and a very much provincial one? Is it simply anti establishment i.e. anti Celtic/Rangers Arse/Chavs? Apologies for the ignorance.
Well cheers for clearing that up......No clue. They’ve said they’ve got an idea, but aren’t letting on what it is. I’m suspicious.
Theres a rumour about a plan to decrease from four leagues to three and increase teams to 14 per league. I believe this means no relegation from any league and all teams in promotion places would be promoted. But it wouldn’t involve the a Highland league or the other league in the south of Scotland, therefore fucking up the pyramid. No clue if this is the Rangers plan though.
They got their wish.