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Colt sides from Celtic and Rangers playing in senior football forms part of a proposal to reorganise the Scottish game from season 2015-16.

The plan from the Scottish Football League, to be discussed by its clubs on Wednesday, would result in the end of the Scottish Premier League.

Instead, the present four tiers would be reorganised into three leagues of 16, 10 and 18 teams.

Celtic and Rangers would provide the two extra teams.

The proposal comes from SFL chief executive David Longmuir.

Rangers are presently playing in Division Three following financial problems but are expected to have achieved at least one promotion by the time the proposals would come into play.

Charles Green has previously said that Rangers will not play again in the SFL while he is Rangers' chief executive.

Now he has told Talksport: "I understand that the Football League on Wednesday are having a meeting of clubs and it's the intention of the executive to unveil what they think would be a restructuring plan for Scottish football.

"I won't be there unfortunately because we are doing the presentations in London, but one of the other directors and the club's secretary will be there, so we will find out what the SFL plan is."

Green's consortium purchased the business and assets of Rangers when they were consigned to liquidation in the summer and the club was subsequently re-launched in the Third Division.

Hearts are the latest SPL club to experience financial turmoil and are battling for survival after Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs issued a winding-up order over a tax bill of almost £450,000.

"Hearts have got into financial difficulty and there were rumours in the papers that there were another couple of SPL clubs in financial difficulty, so it is a time for change," said Green.

"Whether the SPL could survive if two clubs go out of business would be really questionable.

"We are just focusing on winning the Third Division and getting promotion.

"We are a football club, we just win matches and, if you keep winning games, you will end up at the top.

"What the top will be called in three years, who knows?

"If it happens beforehand because of restructuring, or because clubs go out of business, that's unfortunate, but we had to get on with our lives and other clubs will have to do the same."

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What happens if Rangers or Celtic B teams get promoted? Our young boys are better than most in our present division.

Could we end up up playing Rangers reserves in a league game?

That would actually be a good laugh!

No, the highest they could get is the league below.

Barca B can't be promoted from the second league, so I doubt it'd happen here.

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Don't miss a chance "Green's consortium purchased the business and assets of Rangers when they were consigned to liquidation in the summer and the club was subsequently re-launched in the Third Division." Fucking taig BBC.

Thought that aswell. How many years are they going to keep this up for? Do the media in England bring this up when their talking about Leeds united?

Do the Italians bring it up when talking about out Napoli or Fiorentina?

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It looks like the BBC have just been creative with the Green interview. They will have no idea what the plans are for restructuring, plus how the fuck do they know the SPL is going to end 2015. I, for one would like to see the SPL go before 2015 and I would love to see our 'B' team play in the league below us.

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Thought that aswell. How many years are they going to keep this up for? Do the media in England bring this up when their talking about Leeds united?

Do the Italians bring it up when talking about out Napoli or Fiorentina?

Don't expect much else from the BBC tbh biggest shower of cunts since SDM and Craig Shyte. However it seems the Beeb may well be going the way of the SPhelL. Cover up real

Beasts and wrongly try to expose others NOW what does that remind you? Penn State FC may be getting to the end of their free rides.

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We all knew it was going to happen but, 2015 why so long? Does this mean the top league is going to be the SFL again as it used to be?

These proposals are from the SFL. They are in no rush. Wouldn't be surprised if the SPL/SFA try to bring their own version forward sooner.

I suspect this will be the first step of another embarrassing episode whilst the SPL/SFA fumble towards reconstruction.

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We all knew it was going to happen but, 2015 why so long? Does this mean the top league is going to be the SFL again as it used to be?

If the clubs in the SPHelL want to leave the league voluntarily they have to give 2 years notice hence the 2015 date, however if the league collapses before then...... ALL bets are off as to the starting date.

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Colt sides from Celtic and Rangers playing in senior football forms part of a proposal to reorganise the Scottish game from season 2015-16.

The plan from the Scottish Football League, to be discussed by its clubs on Wednesday, would result in the end of the Scottish Premier League.

Instead, the present four tiers would be reorganised into three leagues of 16, 10 and 18 teams.

Celtic and Rangers would provide the two extra teams.

The proposal comes from SFL chief executive David Longmuir.

Rangers are presently playing in Division Three following financial problems but are expected to have achieved at least one promotion by the time the proposals would come into play.

Charles Green has previously said that Rangers will not play again in the SFL while he is Rangers' chief executive.

Now he has told Talksport: "I understand that the Football League on Wednesday are having a meeting of clubs and it's the intention of the executive to unveil what they think would be a restructuring plan for Scottish football.

"I won't be there unfortunately because we are doing the presentations in London, but one of the other directors and the club's secretary will be there, so we will find out what the SFL plan is."

Green's consortium purchased the business and assets of Rangers when they were consigned to liquidation in the summer and the club was subsequently re-launched in the Third Division.

Hearts are the latest SPL club to experience financial turmoil and are battling for survival after Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs issued a winding-up order over a tax bill of almost £450,000.

"Hearts have got into financial difficulty and there were rumours in the papers that there were another couple of SPL clubs in financial difficulty, so it is a time for change," said Green.

"Whether the SPL could survive if two clubs go out of business would be really questionable.

"We are just focusing on winning the Third Division and getting promotion.

"We are a football club, we just win matches and, if you keep winning games, you will end up at the top.

"What the top will be called in three years, who knows?

"If it happens beforehand because of restructuring, or because clubs go out of business, that's unfortunate, but we had to get on with our lives and other clubs will have to do the same."

I do

nt know if the wee mistake is yours of where you copied this from but GCsaid "Rangers will not play again in the SPL while he is Rangers' chief executive." not SFLas in your quote - sorry - pedantic loyal!

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