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Two Tier Premier League Will Not Happen

Two Tier Premier League Will Not Happen

You take 14 out of the Championship and it wrecks the Football League. So it started in 1888 and Mr Gartside kills it in 2009 - I don't think so. - Brian Mawhinney

LORD Brian Mawhinney has rubbished Bolton chairman Phil Gartside's plans for a two tier Premier League.

Gartside, obviously concerned about what will happen when Bolton are relegated from the Premier League (that is a when and not an if), has come up with the ridiculous idea of extending the Premier League to 36 teams, then splitting it into two divisions of 18.

Gartside would do this by inviting Celtic and Rangers to compete, leaving behind an already struggling SPL due to the financial problems of broadcaster Setanta and also inviting 14 clubs from the Championship.

There is no mention of how this would be done, whether they would be hand picked or the places actually earned. But once completed. The trap door would be closed, shutting off the remainder of the Football League from ever gaining promotion. A move which would almost certainly kill off the Football League.

Gartside believes his plan: 'would also solve the problems of the winter break and supporting the England team.' he told the BBC. While adding: 'We have already got to the situation where the three clubs that go down from the Premier League are usually the three that come up.' (answers on a postcard for the last time this actually happened.)

Thankfully the plans have been dismissed by the Premier League and Football League chairman Lord Brian Mawhinney.

'It is not going to happen, it is nonsense' Mawhinney told the BBC.

'Let me do a little bit of arithmetic for you - Mr Gartside said he would like two leagues of 18 teams - that is 36.

'He has got 20 teams in the Premier League. He wants Celtic and Rangers - that means he needs 14 from the Championship.

'You take 14 out of the Championship and it wrecks the Football League. So it started in 1888 and Mr Gartside kills it in 2009 - I don't think so.'

Vital Wolves Comment: Common sense prevails. The people in charge of the Premier League and Football League should be looking at ways of financially plugging the gap between the sides in the top divisions, while also looking to help the financially stricken clubs at the bottom of the league ladder.



Source: BBC

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Writer:Akela
Date:Tuesday June 2 2009
Time: 3:00PM

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