The SFF Podcast pre-season continues with the return of Krys as host, joined by one John returning from holiday as the other remains on his. It’s a bit like the Celtic first team squad returning from World Cup duty.
Speaking of the World Cup, chat quickly turns to England’s disappointment at an otherwise brilliant tournament. VAR gets some discussion after it’s pivotal place in one of the best finals in living memory, while the tournament itself also went down a storm. A bit like Neymar.
Closer to home, we’re still four out of four in terms of European representation, although the pessimism is clear about how much longer that might last. Discussing third qualifying round opponents feels a bit odd given this was also the second qualifying round preview! But that’s UEFA for you, cram in as many qualifiers as possible to weed out the wee diddy league teams before they meet the small fish from the big pond who get a bye to the group stages.
And as for group stages, the Betfred Cup is well under way in the sectionals for all the non-European competitors. Someone at the SPFL really needs to check a calendar though and remember it’s 2018 and we haven’t had two points for a win in 25 years. It’s a quick review though as not many shocks have happened, other than the greatest football result known to comedy… even if it was on penalties.
Next week we should have a preview of the upcoming league season, but enjoy this chat as we get back into the swing of things.
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