Is The League Cup Still Important ?
Let me start by saying that last night’s result is simply unacceptable. However these things happen. As unacceptable as last nights result and overall performance may have been ,I’ll leave those arguments to others. Today I want to focus on the competition it self and try to establish if my fellow supporters feel this tournament is still relevant and does it still demanded that we play first team players?
It’s been a good few years now since winning or getting to the final of this competition guaranteed you entry to European football. In years gone by you could have a bad season but securing the League cup at least got you a place in Europe. It’s my opinion that the competition was severely devalued once it lost it’s ability to offer a European place.
I would suggest given the fall in Celtic fans attending these games that most have lost interest in this competition until the semi final stage. Last night just over 14,000 fans turned up in total. When I was attending the Next Gen games where our youngsters were competing the crowds averaged around 9,000. Therefore I would also suggest that to breath life into this competition for Celtic fans we should field a predominantly youthful side, with a couple of experienced players to guide them.
I feel it’s time for Celtic to make an adjustment to our priorities. If our aim is to be a Champions League side on a shoestring then we should protect our first team players against picking up injuries in the League cup. This would also allow us to give the players a rest and more time to recover from niggling injuries.
As I said last night’s result was unacceptable in any competition but I think we have to decide if it’s still worth playing first team players in this competition.
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