The international teams already existed prior to the formation of the leagues so possibly you'd still see the 4 teams even though there's only one league, though if there's a single FA, you imagine there will be pressure for a joint team.If there's a British league, wold we have one British national team or a similar setup to hockey (where a sole GB team does the Olympics, but the individual associations compete in Europe/World Cup?
If we're doing it based on clubs, I would simply have had us never be owned by Roland Duchâtelet.In Very Minor PoD news, I was thinking earlier how much higher placed West Ham could be if Antonio hadn't been injured earlier in the season, forcing us to rely on Haller. Or if Haller could actually score goals in the Premier League.
If for whatever reason the SFA is never formed, is it possible for the Football Association to effectively become FIFA but in the 1870s or is it more likely that it ends up as a British FA? In any case, how easy is it to avoid the creation of the SFA?In terms of the formation of a British League, you just need to avoid the Scottish FA getting formed.
Is it possible to achieve this if WW1 is delayed or if the World Cup is brought forward, this time with British participation?I think the existence of the home nations matches possibly prevents that though. You'd probably need an earlier pivot towards the realisation that the Europeans and South Americans are overtaking the brits in the inter war years or the logic will always be that england-scotland is the big money spinner so why ruin that to beat spain 10-0.
In terms of budget adjusted for TV money. Hibs, Hearts and Aberdeen would be upper Championship, lower Premier League.If there was a UK-wide league structure, how would Scottish teams outside of Celtic (or whatever TTL club was the big superteam there) fare in the top level?
1923-24 springs to mind - if Cardiff manage to score against Birmingham or Huddersfield don't get their third on the last day of the season the league has a Welsh champion.Quite a basic one, but changing the winners of certain seasons where they're separated by goal difference or a certain number of points could be fun (would also mean that Charlton would win the 1936/37 First Division ahead of the Woolwich Rejects which is all I can ask.)