THUD! Banco reads Scotty's last post and faints from shock.
Yes, Livingston's performance this year is pretty impressive. However, they aren't going to win the thing are they? Therein lies the rub. Unlike in England, France, Germany or Italy you just can't see another team becoming the best in the country.
Of course, the same problem exists in Holland and yet they manage a fairly decent national side (OK, they screwed up this time round) and Ireland don't even have a proper league at all (and they've even got some Irish players now rather than being the England/Scotland B team) so it can't just be because of this.
As a sassenach I have to say I find the whole situation north of the border fairly depressing (I'm talking football here, lest some mischievous sod puts words in my mouth
) with the whole season resting on whether Celtic or Rangers fail to win every game apart from the Old Firm matches.
I don't even watch the games on Sky anymore (except Celtic-Rangers and the gits put that on pay-per-view) as you know from the start who is going to win.
That this won't change is shown by the crowd averages, 60,000 for the Glasgow clubs and two blokes and a dog for everyone else. With the difference in cashflow even a subsidy wouldn’t make any difference. Perhaps the Atlantic League wasn’t such a bad idea, but of course it would completely screw the rest of the SPL, amongst other things they need the revenue from playing at Ibrox and Parkhead 12 times a season.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.