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Celtic AND Rangers Only 4-Days Apart?

If Celtic were scheduled to play in a Cup Semi-Final match on a Wednesday night, which could potentially go into extra-time and penalties, would the SPL make them play Rangers at Ibrox in the Saturday afternoon?

Unlikely - the SPL would probably move the Rangers league game to the Sunday, to give Celtic an extra day to recover from their Semi-Final exertions.

But, Dundee United and not Celtic, it`s not a level playing field because you know that there is one rule for the Old Firm and one rule for everyone else.

After over 120minutes of high tempo football at Hampden Park on Wednesday night, Dundee United will be at a huge disadvantage against Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

Without Scott Robertson (injury) and Willo Flood (signed by Celtic on Thursday), the rest of the United squad are going to be absolutely knackered in the 2nd half at Ibrox.

Unbeaten by the Old Firm in the league so far this season, it would be an amazing result if Craig Levein`s side could hold out for another 90minutes.

Away from home, without 2 of your most important midfielders and extremely tired after the Semi-Final marathon, you wouldn`t put your money on another Tangerine dream result against Walter Smith`s side.

Would an extra day off make a difference.... perhaps not, but you`d expect the SPL at least consider it because United were playing both Old Firm sides in the space of 4-days, but no.....


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Writer: ShedRule Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 31 2009

Time: 3:45PM

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very valid point!
dannybhoy46
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31/01/2009 19:18:00

Rangers had a period towards the end of last season where they regularly had 4 games between ties, sometimes 3, and even 2 playing on a saturday then a monday, both away... they played a gruelling energy sapping uefa cup semi tie against fiorentina away then 3 days later played hibs away from home, lap it up, if you want to compete with the big teams, you have to get used to competing like this, professional footballers should have no complaints with this considering how much they get paid anyway
FlippinEck
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31/01/2009 23:32:00

CLUELESS YOU LOT............gers had a horrendous run in last year did any team offer to help never mind against SPL teams or even Cheltic but for a Euro final shows how much of a disgrace SPL are...... anyway if you canny hack it.... then pack it.............
geordiebear
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01/02/2009 16:56:00

 

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