One of the longest standing debates in the Scottish Football world, mainly when jibing with those south of the border, is just how well would Rangers and Celtic do in the English Premier League? We may never know if serious consideration has ever been made to bring the Glasgow giants down into the worlds richest league, but that has never stopped fans passionately debating the outcome should such an event happen.
To get straight to the point, looking at the players currently in the squads, both teams would find it very hard to compete. There is not a single player in either squad who has the pedigree, proven or otherwise, to enter a starting XI in one of the Premier Leagues top 8 teams. For a lot of the last 15-20 years both clubs have relied on Premiership, and even Championship cast offs and we have seen time and time again, players who could not make an impact in the Premier League go on to be huge stars in the SPFL. Strikers who can’t score in the Premier League in England, hit double figures north of the border.
Fans will point to the Champions League successes of Celtic to highlight how these clubs can compete….but these are more one off cup ties. Big occasions. Just because Sutton United beat Coventry in the FA cup doesn’t mean they are worthy of the top division. The same logic applies to the Scottish clubs.
Looking at the wider picture presents a different approach? I don’t think any football fan would honestly believe that the Glasgow giants could come down and be contenders from the off jokaroom. Indeed, as suggested above, a real struggle may be to even stay in the league but should they manage that feat, the future could hold a lot more! The clubs have a solid fan base, commercial possibilities will grow in England as will the TV money. Already able to splash cash at some level, the injection of cash from the Premier League and the attraction of playing for an established club in a vibrant city could lead them to attracting, and being able to pay for, Europe’s top talents rather than the current Premier League cast offs.
But then would it be fair to enter into the top league? https://www.fronlinecasino.com/jeux-casino/ Should they not, like every other team wishing for the Premier League have to strive through lower divisions. Would they struggle in the championship? Would they want to progress through 2-3 leagues to get to the summit? The question is likely to remain open for a long time to come as the chances of Rangers and Celtic ever lining up in regular fixtures at Anfield, Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge appear slim.
Should they not, like every other team wishing for the Premier League have to strive through lower divisions. Would they struggle in the championship? Would they want to progress through 2-3 leagues to get to the summit? The question is likely to remain open for a long time to come as the chances of Rangers and Celtic ever lining up in regular fixtures at Anfield, Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge appear slim.
So in all, only the most devoted and rose-tinted-glasses wearing fan would suggest Rangers and Celtic would head into the Premier League contend for the title from the off and start to be serial contenders. But with time to build, spend and develop….who knows what could happen! I am sure it is something every football fan would enjoy seeing!