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The quicker Gretna get relegated...

Scottish Premier Gretna
by U10744577 28 January 2008
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...The better it will be for Scottish Football!

They are an absoloute disgrace!!

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comment by scotbot (U2478811)

posted Feb 19, 2008

If Gretna fold, who will end up joining senior football to make up the numbers?

Gala?
Spartans?
Pollock?
Another Highland League side?

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posted Feb 19, 2008

I dont understand why they let Gretna into the league in the first place. They were never going to have the fan base or facilities to progress so unless they were allowed in simply to make up numbers in the 3rd division they should never have been allowed to join, there are a fair few junior teams who would have been better suited to the cause.
With regards to teams coming up, i think 6 out of the 10 teams in Division 1 would be able to cut it in the SPL in relation to support, quality and facilities, the only teams i think wouldnt fair so well are Stirling Albion, Clyde, Queen of the South and livi.

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posted Feb 19, 2008

Another saints fan here. I have to say its been a thorn in my side all year with that lot getting promoted. On a footballing front well done but on a personal front i am absolutly sicked with the thought. I mean Remember when Falkirk were in the first division (before their new ground) and won the league they were denied promotion due to their ground not being big enough. This not only stopped saints getting promoted it kept motherwell (i think) in the SLP. Now i cant remeber if this is correct but i'm sure thay asked to ground share and the were told "No". if i'm wrong i do apologise. Now a few years down the line and Greatna get to ground share once again stopping saints promotion. Were they granted this due to the past few seasons they had and it would look good for scottish football??? Call me bitter thats what i may be but i can't see how one team is told no yet another team is told yes.

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comment by Womble (U6422867)

posted Feb 19, 2008

Poor Gretna, poor Brooks. I feel very sorry for them. However it does all seem to be coming unpicked, now Irons has left. Yes, it probably would have been be better for a competitive SPL if St Johnstone had gone up. All the same though, lets hope and pray that Brooks has a speedy recovery, because things can't be good for him at the moment

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comment by U9692884

posted Feb 20, 2008

Pathetic, Gretna are in the SPL because they deserve to be, even though theie facilities are poor. But why do you care anyway if their in the league, at least it's a highly likely scenario that you will get 3 points.

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posted Feb 20, 2008

i care because it makes the SPL look like a laughing stock with this micky mouse team in there.

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posted Feb 20, 2008

very rarely to I agree with a Celtic fan but you hit the nail on the head - I agree with every last word.
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Cheers mate ok, we aint all bad guys, well most of the time laugh

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posted Feb 21, 2008

Gretna's bubble has well and truly burst. Their policy of paying SPL wages to players that were all in their late 30s was always going to come back and bite them on the bottom. If Gretna do go bust then it will be good riddence to bad news. They belong in non league obscurity. Gretna were well warned about their signing policy would come back to haunt them.
Perth Saints will take the Dr back as he was good for us. Yes you wish Milson well but it was only a matter of time before he had enough. If I was the SFA I would relegate Gretna to the 3rd division and dock them -25 points.

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posted Feb 24, 2008

Are Gretna not due to get relegated anyway cos i havent heard about their stadium improvements for Raydale being submitted to the SFA yet and i thought they had a deadline of January to have them in place?

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posted Mar 4, 2008

Spoken like the bitter and twisted little man you probably are.... give yourself a shake and get over staying in the first div, anyway, looks like your gonna be there another year anyway so you wouldnt have done any better in the Premier....


"the saint200
"Perth Saints will take the Dr back as he was good for us. Yes you wish Milson well but it was only a matter of time before he had enough. If I was the SFA I would relegate Gretna to the 3rd division and dock them -25 points."

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