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    Football PoDs and alternate possibilities.

    Will have the Craig Whyte story updated by Monday.
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    Football PoDs and alternate possibilities.

    I'll do a proper version of it.
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    Football PoDs and alternate possibilities.

    The Whyte Knight. There were moments of doubt. When Malmo equalised during the Champions League Qualifier with ten minutes to go, it seemed that Rangers European Adventure was set to come to a close. The Swedes had not countered for a moment of sheer magic from Nikita Jelavic who scored from an...
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    Football PoDs and alternate possibilities.

    I wrote two on the other place. One about Sky going bust and the effects of it on the Premier League and one about Craig Whyte saving Rangers. Will see if I can find them in morning.
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    What if Murdo Fraser won?

    Ruth Davidson achieved a combination of being personable whilst at the same time mobilising the Unionist voters in the same way the SNP mobilised the yessirs. Bear in mind, 2015 was a shock, destroying 56 years of Labour dominance in Scotland. In this scenario, the SNP would be less able to...
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    What if Murdo Fraser won?

    I started but it lacked detail and never really got off the ground. There could have been a continuity Tory Party, but likely wouldn't. It has been on my mind for a while to do it properly, but doubt there would be that much interest tbh. I still think that a CSU-style Scottish Tory Party in...
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    Football PoDs and alternate possibilities.

    In terms of budget adjusted for TV money. Hibs, Hearts and Aberdeen would be upper Championship, lower Premier League. Dundee United and Motherwell Championship. The rest of the Premiership League One. Except for Hamilton who somehow always survive relegation.
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    Football PoDs and alternate possibilities.

    Actually, thinking about it, you would see Rangers try undoubtedly. Queen's Park though might have been a stretch. They were against the formation of the Scottish League, never mind joining a British one.
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    Football PoDs and alternate possibilities.

    I started it but quickly realised how broad the scope was and how difficult it would be so abandoned it. If I were to revisit the idea it would be far more recent with the FAW refusing consent for any Welsh club to continue in the English leagues when the League of Wales was founded. This was...
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    When was the channel separating Scotland from the island of Great Britain dug?
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    Was looking for elderly, relatively centrist politician. To be honest, one of three I struggled with. Bear in mind, Kinnock failed twice in 1987, 1992, He has the record of losing when going for high office too.
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    President of the British Republic. 1945-1953 - Clement Attlee 1953-1961 - Bernard Law Montgomery 1961-1963 - Harold Wilson 1963-1969 - James Callaghan 1969-1974 - Enoch Powell 1974-1977 - Alec Douglas-Home 1977-1981 - David Steel 1981-1989 - Michael Caine 1989-1993 - Stanley Johnson 1993-2001 -...
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    Yes! Wins the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014?

    One other thing, the effects on Wales and Northern Ireland would be interesting. I suspect it would depend strongly on how an independent Scottish state would cope in the years after independence. Carwyn Jones could have been right. It could cause the Union to splinter.
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    Yes! Wins the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014?

    Part Two to my post above as areas missed out. One major area of instability caused by independence would be in the supply chain and in the service sector. Take Sky, HBoS or RBS. Three large companies which all operate large operations on a UK or GB wide basis. Their service centres will be...
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    Yes! Wins the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014?

    Since division of assets are being discussed, I have read up a bit on independence negotiations and how they would have gone. They actually go for any future negotiations. First things first, there would have to have been a division of assets. There are a list of fixed assets which wouldn't...
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