A British League is the ultimate answer but we would lose the national team so it's unlikely to ever happen.
A British League Cup would be great but it would almost certainly be seeded and England's big teams would be unlikely to take it seriously. But it would only be good for Hibs if the fans buy into it.
I would say that anything British-based, including the introduction of a British League Cup, would likely spell the end for the Scottish national team. I believe there's already people within FIFA who wish to see an end to the independent teams for the countries that make up the UK and I would say that a move like this would bring that issue to the surface again.
Apart from anything else, I don't see that England's teams would be interested in this proposal in the slightest and I think it's a complete non-starter.
The governing bodies in Scotland need to work on improving the game in Scotland without having to join up with England.
There are Canadian teams in the MLS but there is still a USA and Canadian National team.
Also, look at cardiff and Swansea!! That hasn't resulted in Wales losing their national team.
Never understood that theory.
Canada is an independent nation, Scotland isn't.
As for Cardiff and Swansea, Wales doesn't have a professional league system (Scotland does) and there's always been an agreement that those two clubs (along with Wrexham) could play in the English league system.
There's a lot of people within FIFA, and also people who come from autonomous areas around the world who aren't allowed to play full international matches and become members of FIFA, who look at the situation in the UK and see England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland having their own independent football teams, despite none of them being independent nations and places like the Basque region or Catalonia, who are effectively in a similar boat to Scotland etc, are excluded from being members of FIFA.
If Scottish/English teams were to set up a Pan-British League Cup tournament, I believe these people would start to lobby for the separate national teams in the UK to be scrapped and for the UK to be represented at FIFA/UEFA sanctioned tournaments by one team.
tho dont know if english clubs wud be up for it.. then again the engtlish league cup until the final round is pretty meaningless. also think english footy has peaked, pretty sure germany will be the best soon
The only way I can see anything British happening would be if it excluded those clubs that qualify for Europe – namely the OF.
Then there may be a problem of the other Scottish club(s) that did qualify for Europe would not want to play in it because the English / Welsh / NI / Ireland games might be most cost effective with a greater prospect of progression. [Actually I quite like the sound of that ]
Too many games as it is. The only way I see it working is to carry on till we get to the last 16 in Scotland and England then draw it from there. Good incentive fir a smaller Scottish club to maybe draw a Man U or Chelsea.