Had one of the wishes of former Britain Prime Minister Tony Blair whilst he was still in power come true, Rangers, Celtic, Arsenal, Liverpool and the biggest clubs in England and Scotland could have been playing together in a British Football League.
Blair, who was in power between 1997 and 2007 was keen to help maintain cultural the links between Scotland and England following devolution, and was convinced football would have been a great tool to employ.
Having rejected the idea of having Rangers and Celtic play in an English League back in 2009, English Football League clubs last September once again voted to shoot down such proposal, which would have potentially paved the way for Premier League B teams, and the Scottish duo to join a proposed League Three.
Blair, a Newcastle fan, said of the idea: “Since that time I’ve always sort of thought about what we did right and what we did wrong.
“I think in retrospect I would have looked for more ways of trying to keep Scotland and England culturally aligned.
“I know it sounds a bit strange but I was for a time quite obsessed with the idea that, for example, for football we should be opening up the English league and the Scottish league and having them together.
“I was looking for ways of making sure that as we in a sense diverged around devolution, that there were elements of convergence and I still think in the future it is important we look for that.”
Should such plan come to fruition, it would definitely help financially strengthen Rangers and their rivals.
It remains to be seen if Brexit could trigger such proposals once it kicks in, though.