NsaneAxeman :Gspot69 :NsaneAxeman :Gspot69 :NsaneAxeman : It just shows you how the English leagues are compared to Scotland. A good quality player signing for the lowest tier of English league football when the majority of the teams in the Scottish premier couldn't even get anyone close to his stature.
Looks like Sneijder is also heading from Real to Inter for 16million Euros.
Still hoping to see some big names go to the Premier but it's looking increasingly unlikely.
Dont understand why your having a pop at the Scottish league the guy knocked back premiership clubs to go to Notts C so is league 2 a bigger league than the premiership ?
I said a player of that stature, not Sol Campbell exactly. After watching all the SPL teams in europe so far I think it's pretty obvious why I'd have a pop at the Scottish league. It's dismal viewing and it means a lot of Scottish players miss out on european experience again.
Scottish football dont have a team with a multi million investor they have to live within there means im sure if a consortium ploughed silly money into Aberdeen for example and said money is no object buy who you want then im sure they could attract players of Sol Campbells "stature" the fact is there is 0 money in our game right now however i dont feel that the old firm are worse than a lot of premiership sides outside the top 4-6 and im sure the Edingburgh teams would be mid championship sides think thats pretty decent considering we are a smaller nation in football standards with very little dosh in our game we were royally screwed when Setanta went bust and the money they promised was not paid and the joint sky/ESPN deal is a disgrace the fact English football has so much money clouds the fact that a lot of Premiership sides are average at best and bottom 5-6 sides in that division would struggle to finish 3rd in spl what makes English football so exciting is a) Top 4 sides are 4 of the best teams in the world and b) bottom half sides treat home games against them as their cup final and always always raise their game against them making it exciting matches
I know there's no money in the Scottish game but Hearts did have someone come with money but he turned out to be a twat. I seriously doubt the bottom sides of the EPL would struggle to come 3rd. Rangers and Celtic are not as good as they were a few years ago and any team in the EPL would have a decent chance of coming in the top 2 of the SPL.
Yes Setanta screwed the SPL and yes the money from the Sky/ESPN deal was pitiful but there's also a credit crunch and any money is better than none and the old firm always feel they deserve the lions share.
I feel with the fanbase big 2 in Scotland have they could easily adapt to premiership once the money started coming in and to say ANY team in epl could break into the big 2 in Scotland is not true im not saying Rangers and Celtic would be challenging for europe if they played in epl but they would not be in the bottom 4-7 teams maybe im looking at it with blinkers on because i watch Scottish football week in week out but teams like old firm Hearts and Hibs really do play good football and i think watching them reguarly you would see that sure Scottish teams struggle in Europe but it is a massive learning curve adjusting to European style football compared to domestic English clubs used to be woeful when the champs league first started but they have now learned how to play against foreign sides and dominate the Champions league