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Premier League to benefit from Welsh & Scottish presence?

Cardiff are the second Welsh team in the Premier League. (©GettyImages)
Cardiff are the second Welsh team in the Premier League. (©GettyImages).

Recently, Cardiff City ascended to the Barclays Premier League and gave a reminder of the increasing amount of foreign teams in the competition. 

The Welsh squad joined its countryman, Swansea City as the second non-English club in the league, with the objective of leaving a good impression on the upcoming season as the Swans did with a bright gameplay, challenging the biggest clubs on England. 

But these aren't the only teams looking forward to compete in the English top flight. Scottish representatives Celtic and Rangers are trying to get into the league, in order to keep their competitiveness in a more demanding tournament. 

According to The Mirror, both teams are looking forward to an eventual move to the Premier League, and along with them, the major revenue that would be generated by the large group of fans that both clubs summon each match. 

A move like this could only bring benefits to a league that seeks to keep the recognition as the best one on the planet. 

Besides, the diversification of the competition could contribute to a more competitive league, as all the different teams would look forward to not only the title, but as well, the domination of their country in it. 

Nevertheless, this seems unlikely, at least in a short-term period, as PM David Cameron is concerned about the "safety if the Glasgow clubs go into England’s lower leagues and ‘swamp’ small grounds with their massive support," as he was quoted by The Mirror.

In what now corresponds, Cardiff and Swansea sides are up to demonstrating that they are not weak and they can challenge English giants. But if in any case, Celtic and Rangers can't join the Premier League, it can be considered the creation of a new competition where all the British clubs can compete with each other. 

It could have the format of the FA Cup and it could integrate every team that wish to make part of a high competitive tournament.


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