This week has seen plenty of discussion about the prospect of the Old Firm joining the English Premier League. This is a ridiculous proposition for a number of reasons - including the possible threat it would have to the Scottish and Welsh football teams. If Celtic and Rangers played in the EPL, the possibility of FIFA saying there should be a UK team would increase. Then no Scottish players would get a chance to fail at World Cup or European qualifying again.
Also - we must remember how the Rangers fans behaved in Manchester at the UEFA Cup final. A disgrace. We already have a rising problem again amongst English fans for trouble - and inviting the Scots to join in would see a huge increase in costs for police.
Ultimately England doesn't need Rangers and Celtic as much as they need the EPL cash. Maybe they will look at joining a Scandanavian league or north european conference.
While the arguments against this proposal are so strong - and it was rightly rejected by Premier Legaue chiefs on Thursday, there is one key element that will decide whether it ever happens. Sky TV. If the broadcaster feels more money can be made by having the Old Firm in the league, they will join. One thing is certain in modern football - and that's that TV money talks the loudest.
Give it five years more of Chelsea or Man United winning the league and the pressure for change will increase.
If SKY want it - it will happen.