Face it. Talk of Catalonian separation has never died down completely. So, in the event that they actually split, how do you think a Catalonian league would fare in Europe? To me, this would be the case where FCB would fare worse being in their own league than as part of Spain, even though the nationalists would never admit that in public. Then, there's the case of Espanyol. I don't know how the hell would a club named for the very idea of belonging in Spain would agree to being part of a league that's outside Spain. It would be very weird, indeed. It would be like Cardiff City deciding that they'll be fully in the Welsh league, after all. Sure, they could come in and dominate the league immediately, but long run they'd lose the prestige of being part of a bigger, more stronger league (English Coca-Cola Championship), and with it the economic incentives of playing against English cities, as opposed to small Welsh villages. Same problem with Catalonia. Then there's the very tricky question of where the borders should be. The nationalists say that the Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands are part of their territory. I don't know if they'd get even those. History's a bit more complicated than that. But I won't get into politics here. More than likely a Catalonian league would start off with just the Barcelona clubs (or just FCB if Espanyol refuses to join) and a bunch of small town clubs. From checking the Spanish league, after Barca and Espanyol, the next highest is Lleida (is Eibar Catalonian, BTW?), in the second division. After that, you have to go to the third and fourth divisions to find more Catalonian clubs. I would expect Lleida and Tarragona to be woefully unprepared to compete in a new league. Unless they can drag Valencia in, I don't see how it would work. Can a Catalonian league be strong in Europe? Would you include Valencia CF and Real Mallorca in the league? Why or why not? Would Espanyol be allowed to stay in the Spanish league in the event of separation? Why or why not?