if for one month everyone represented their council area instead of their usual club

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If for one month every year each player from Scotland 'came home' and represented the council area where they grew up instead of their usual club, imagine how refreshingly different it could be. There are 32 council areas in Scotland so there would be 32 teams (idea A) and rather than have the top seeds play the bottom seeds, I suspect we would design a cleverly imagined opponent allocation system just for this, that gives out more than one trophy (best improver and best in comparison to population ‘little giant’ might be two trophies of the to fight for). We’d have a total break from the usual clubs all playing at completely different shopping trolley budget levels.

If need be, the top two and the bottom two seeds might be given slightly different rules in terms of the top two having to have a set number of (5) younger players on at all times (with specific stipulations like: one has to be U16, 1 U17, 1 U18, 1 U19 and one U20) and the bottom two being allowed some players from outside their area ....

There are some wonderful opponent allocation system ideas to contemplate … and who might wear what colour? Who might do particularly well?

OR Version B of this idea might be to have only ten teams in total and only two opponents per team per year 1v3, 2v4, 5v7, 6v9, 8v10, 1v2, 3v4, 5v6, 7v8, 9v10 This way we could use just the biggest stadiums and all games would feel more like they matter in playing for the top positions.

These 10 might be:

  • an alliance of the Lanarkshires team,
  • an alliance of the Ayrshires team,
  • an alliance of the Lothians team,
  • an Aberdeenshire+city team,
  • a Renfrewshires + Dunbartonshires team
  • a Highland & islands team
  • a team Glasgow,
  • a team Edinburgh,
  • a team Fife
  • and a Grand Alliance (made up of all other areas)


Either way, this new third allegiance period could make life better by bringing in something new and different and something for those who are not followers of any club, while also building friendship bridges between the derby rivals for a time
 
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The battle of these ten areas would make good viewing and would give us a welcome break from the usual domination of the big clubs
 

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Realistically ? You're on to plums mate. I'll stick to following my team which I have done since I was a young lad.
 

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Never signed up there no but do sometimes read. Recognized your name from here then one day saw the account was no longer active (next to some posts you'd made). Genuinely don't know why you left which is why I asked here. No malice intended, was just curious but it ain't important and fair enough of course if you don't want to go into it. All the best.
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