The English Premier League is the most lucrative league, but maybe the other Scottish teams like Hearts would give a better account of themselves if the lionshare of Scottish TV revenue didn't just go to the Old Firm teams? It would surely benefit Rangers and Celtic too in a European-sense if their domestic league was to become more competitive and they got used to playing more regularly at a higher level?cidermaster wrote:Celtic and Rangers will still go through,as for HEARTS they were outclassed,but remember both Celtic and Rangers are much bigger than Spurs but Spurs have access to far more money.
1. What about Rangers?Ferris wrote:No Scots teams left in Europe now. I don't think the lack of money can be blamed for the Old Firm losing to teams like Sion and Maribor, it's a combination of not enough competition in the SPL and poor coaching.
Rangers had to play a Qualifier for the Champions League, but they lost to Malmo. So they dropped into the Europa League qualifying rounds.AlexZ wrote:Thanks, Ferris.
My mistake, I thought, than Rangers playing in Champion's Leaugue as champion of SPL.
Great result for Shamrock Rovers. They will play in the same Europa League group as Spurs.AlexZ wrote:Some results, which I like:
Shamrock Rovers - Partizan 1–1, 2-1
Ireland save 1 club in European Cups.
Legia Warsaw - Spartak Moscow 2-2, 3-2
I'm big CSKA fan in Russia and don't like Spartak Moscow.
Indeed, it's been seemingly inevitable all summer that those two were leaving. Also you have to wonder why Wenger still hasn't signed a new centre-back when it's been apparent for ages that they need a decent one to partner Vermaelen. They might still end up getting one but why leave it so late? He seems reluctant to fork out for a solid Premier League defender, but thinks nothing of spending £12-15 million on a winger who was playing in League 1 last season! Wenger seems like he's always more concerned about the future than the here and now. Must be very frustrating for their fans.steophonic wrote:I don't understand why targets weren't identified at the start of summer, when it was clear that Fabregas and Nasri were potentially on the way out... it's not like Wenger didn't have any warning!