Since the chance at breaking records is on the horizon again, inevitably the chat always turns to comparing teams from the past and present. It’s something that has always been a factor in Scottish football and maybe even football more generally, particularly in journalism circles and cliques. It makes for controversy and headline making and always gets the room chatting away.
Some can be ridiculous and completely nonsensical – Kris Boyd and Henrik Larsson anyone? However, some can generate genuine debate as to whether or not the old or the new is top dog and whether or not certain players would get into either team. This latest one is rather interesting and it comes from PLZ Soccer host, Peter Martin.
The former Sky Sports and Clyde1 man has been using his platform to discuss who would get into the 2003 Seville team under Martin O’Neill from the current Ange Postecoglou side. Martin intimated that only Joe Hart would make the cut and replace Rab Douglas, which I tend to agree with by the way. However, would any others get into that great Celtic side?
It’s given me food for thought…
I think Callum McGregor does get into that Martin O’Neill side ahead of Lennon. I also think Hatate and Petrov could be interchangeable. I certainly wouldn’t say that Stan – as much as I loved him and still do – is a far better player than Reo Hatate. Cameron Carter-Vickers would also have to be considered for a place in the side, in my opinion. But again, O’Neill tended to like big, strong, physical type players – so would he really consider any of the current team?
What’s your thoughts? Does anyone else apart from Joe Hart get in the 2003 Martin O’Neill side for Celtic?
Let us know your views in the comments section…
🗣 ‘Maybe at a push is the goalkeeper is the only one that would get into the 2003 Celtic side’
Do you agree?
— PLZ Soccer (@PLZSoccer) April 19, 2023