I was going to write something about B Teams, but after writing a few sentences I realised just how ridiculous the idea was and gave up. I can’t help but think Shoot were rubbing their hands in glee thinking they’d be able to stretch their pre-season “Team Ladders” editions over three issues. Anyway, I just thought I’d add a few words of warning about the whole scheme.
The sad truth of this B Teams shambles is that the FA haven’t thought out their plans properly this time. They’ve got it wrong. They developed an idea that would almost certainly damage lower league and non-league football, whilst not really offering the Premier League teams a solution they were happy with. Next time, we might not be so lucky. Next time, the Football Association may come up with a plan that satisfies the majority of fans (however unpalatable), pleases the Premier League sides and also allows the FA to promote their remaining cash cow – The England National side.
As a former Cardiff City supporter, I’ve seen football fans accept changes to their club that most football fans would instinctively oppose. The vast majority of Cardiff City supporters accept the colour change. Justification, even if you don’t agree with it, was even found for Wimbledon’s move to Milton Keynes. A case can be made for anything when money is involved. Don’t get complacent.