Re: 2012-2013 Discussion Thread for La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, etc
We don't know if the players knew about EBT's or not, some might of, some might not of.
Either way, it doesn't change their on field performance, and even if we did lose the titles in the time period being inspected we would still have more titles than everyone. Businessmen put EBT's in place not a club can't act by itself, and punishment should be aimed at the people that are responsible.
But the SPL is a difficult level at times for Rangers and Celtic, some teams Real Madrid etc play against in the Champions League are the same quality as the teams in La Liga, which suits the level of the Real Madrid play it, so their achievements are amazing in proportion to the level they compete at, just as any other teams achievements, are just as good, but the level they can play it and the quality of the level they play it.
SFA have made quite a mess of the whole situation as it is.
Simply put, the level you play at is proportionate to any club's success. Proportionality at the level we are at as a club and the level we are allowed to play it, we have been more successful than any other club.
EDIT: It's a 'lower quality' of competition to clubs that compete at a different level, but many factors out of clubs' control contribute to what level they are able to compete at, it's not a 'low quality' to the teams that are there, so the achievements match up.
I'm not saying Rangers and Celtic and any successful club could win the Champions League just because they have had success.
Last edited by AJ; 08-03-2012 at 12:19 PM.