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SPFL is a massively underrated league but big teams don’t seem to trust it. Edouard will probably have to go to a smaller club to ‘prove himself’ in England before a champions league club spends big money on him. Like VVD.
Wouldn’t be surprised to see him move to Leicester if they make the CL.
 

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Nah, Rangers are mid Championship. Celtic probably high end Championship.
As they are now. But give them the same finances a a PL team I reckon both would be able to be comfortable in that league. More likely to be able to attract bigger names than most.
 

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The Celtic team that beat Lazio (2nd in Serie A) are at best championship level?
Celtic have also lost to some drab teams in Europe too, teams below championship level... So it's swings and roundabouts in Cup games.. Celtic would struggle in Serie a over the course of a season
 
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Celtic have also lost to some drab teams in Europe too, teams below championship level... So it's swings and roundabouts in Cup games.. Celtic would struggle in Serie a over the course of a season
The are still far better than "Championship at best"
 

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The spl is sandwiched between the Austrian top flight (15th) and the Cypriot top flight (17th) as Europe's 16th best top flight in the power rankings.... It's absolutely shite
 

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Okay buddy

It's not an opinion it's probably fact, celtic spend less on players and wages than several championship clubs... They wouldn't compete with teams like Leeds or West brom over 46 matches, both of which play faster more expansive football
 

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Meanwhile back in the real world
 

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not for me, i couldn't give two hoots about scotish football.

Its behind closed doors friendly v a prem reserves team.
 

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It's not an opinion it's probably fact, celtic spend less on players and wages than several championship clubs... They wouldn't compete with teams like Leeds or West brom over 46 matches, both of which play faster more expansive football
Probably a fact? Okay buddy you're a WUM and are now on ignore.#

A team with fucking Patrick Bamford or Hal Robson Kanu vs. Edouard

FFS
 

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Probably a fact? Okay buddy you're a WUM and are now on ignore.#

A team with fucking Patrick Bamford or Hal Robson Kanu vs. Edouard

FFS
Not wumming, its logic... Think about it... What's with the inability to hold down a debate without getting agitated instantly
 

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The spl is sandwiched between the Austrian top flight (15th) and the Cypriot top flight (17th) as Europe's 16th best top flight in the power rankings.... It's absolutely shite
It has punched above its weight for years for a country of 5 million. National team a regular at world cups, European trophies at domestic level and several Scottish players in English title and European cup winning sides

It's probably now where it should be for a country of its size. But it's still the best attended league in Europe per capita.
Easy just to just dismiss it as shit. Like I said earlier, like the lower league's in England there's an authenticity about it that's missing from the the EPL in my opinion.
 

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It has punched above its weight for years for a country of 5 million. National team a regular at world cups, European trophies at domestic level and several Scottish players in English title and European cup winning sides

It's probably now where it should be for a country of its size. But it's still the best attended league in Europe per capita.
Easy just to just dismiss it as shit. Like I said earlier, like the lower league's in England there's an authenticity about it that's missing from the the EPL in my opinion.
people should watch some Championship games, they are absolutely shite
 

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Some of the Celtic fans that came down for Richard Shaw’s testimonial were feral.

Much preferred the Dundee United lot taking their shoes off at Highfield Road.
 

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It's a poor standard, offered almost zero competition for the 2 big clubs over history barring the odd anomoly, its slow paced, its a bit behind the modern curve and is no way shape or form comparable to the standard set in the championship..

I have no doubt with English money celtic would become a premier league side, but at this moment in time they are a long way off winning England's 2nd tier (if they could join)

No disrespect of course, just absolute honesty
 

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It's a poor standard, offered almost zero competition for the 2 big clubs over history barring the odd anomoly, its slow paced, its a bit behind the modern curve and is no way shape or form comparable to the standard set in the championship..

I have no doubt with English money celtic would become a premier league side, but at this moment in time they are a long way off winning England's 2nd tier (if they could join)
Virgil Van Djik disagrees with you. I'll listen to him - no offence!
 

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It’s hard to compare I reckon both Rangers and Celtic would survive in the championship with Celtic at the top end but should either get into the prem the money there would propel both to premiership heights, these two clubs are massive.
 
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It's not an opinion it's probably fact, celtic spend less on players and wages than several championship clubs... They wouldn't compete with teams like Leeds or West brom over 46 matches, both of which play faster more expansive football
I would say the only people who would agree with you would be rangers fans . I would put them in at least English Prem league maybe not top half but in the Prem
 

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I would say the only people who would agree with you would be rangers fans . I would put them in at least English Prem league maybe not top half but in the Prem

Over time of course, I'm talking about today, they are not at that level
 

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Man utd are a massive club, Barcelona, real Madrid are massive clubs... Celtic and rangers are big clubs... That's where it ends

A club who could barely average over 30,000 in the previous 100 years before the late 90s can never be called massive
 

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The Scottish league's bloody dire...there's only 2 teams who battle it out every season & the rest are all mainly utterly shit
Dunno how anybody can enjoy watching it...awful stuff
 
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Virgil van dijk thinks what exactly?
That the Scottish game is better than people make out and it was the Making of him, (though by that I think he was referring to the mental toughness required to play at a big club in the spotlight). Think James Madisson and others have said similar.
I don't think it's as poor as people make out. To say it's shit when it's produced the players it has and does is a bit silly in my opinion.
 

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The Scottish league's bloody dire...there's only 2 teams who battle it out every season & the rest are all mainly utterly shit
Dunno how anybody can enjoy watching it...awful stuff
I watched Boro vs Hull recently and that was like bleaching my eyes
 

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That the Scottish game is better than people make out and it was the Making of him, (though by that I think he was referring to the mental toughness required to play at a big club in the spotlight). Think James Madisson and others have said similar.
I don't think it's as poor as people make out. To say it's shit when it's produced the players it has and does is a bit silly in my opinion.
He will say that though, he's hardly going to upset celtic fans by saying the league is gash, he played for them
 

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That the Scottish game is better than people make out and it was the Making of him, (though by that I think he was referring to the mental toughness required to play at a big club in the spotlight). Think James Madisson and others have said similar.
I don't think it's as poor as people make out. To say it's shit when it's produced the players it has and does is a bit silly in my opinion.
It shocked Madders when he went there the season after he left us
 

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Don’t disagree but I’m talking as they are now, Celtic might just get in the prem now but once in the prem it would be sky’s the limit imo. both could become the richest clubs in the Premiership very quickly.
 

clint van damme

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He will say that though, he's hardly going to upset celtic fans by saying the league is gash, he played for them
Why would he care. It's not like he's going back there.
 

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Using this logic, the Cypriot league is also surprisingly good and so is the Austrian league... Honestly chaps come on I know many have vested interests in celtic and rangers but fuck me the league is abysmal
 

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John McGinn joined Villa partly because he wouldn't of been a first choice at Celtic