Gold claims that the Scotland national team, currently fighting to qualify for Euro 2008, could be affected adversely by the plan to hand over one of the country´s two places to the Tennent´s Scottish Cup holders.
And Strachan told BBC1´s Inside Sport programme: "No disrespect, but I don´t think that´s Scottish football at its best. You can fluke a couple of results to get to a final. If you play in the championship and you are second or first you deserve to be there and they deserve to be shown as the best of Scottish or English."
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