Tuesday 21 May 2002

An elegant solution

It’s understandable that Rangers and Celtic want to play on a bigger stage than that offered by the SPL. Nevertheless, the English and European football authorities make sense when they insist that clubs play in their own countries. I have a simple and elegant solution. Large, Berlin-type walls should be built round Ibrox and Parkhead. The land inside should be ceded to England. In exchange, we get Berwick back. The Old Firm can then play legitimately in the English First Division and eventually in the Premiership. Of course, the walls should be constructed when the “fans” are inside the grounds. Whether they are ever granted visas to re-enter Scotland is a matter of conjecture.