The story that Joe Rothwell, who we at Ibrox Noise aren’t interested in anyway, is likely to plump for promoted Forest over the Famous Glasgow Rangers only backs up our earlier piece about the PL and Diego Carlos’ comments once he joined Villa from Sevilla.
Rothwell, 27, is about as ordinary a midfielder as there is, and is little more than a journeyman player who hasn’t amounted to a whole lot in the game.
But it’s Forest’s supposed interest that shows how the PL has a pull Rangers simply can’t dream of, with wealth which eclipses what we can offer players and a standard of football way beyond our domestic league.
Of course we have European football, which is a BIG prize for so many players, especially Champions League if we negotiate the qualifiers successfully, and its pull cannot be underestimated.
But for UEL and UCL football weekly, which is what the PL pretty much amounts to, ergo over 40 matches in mostly packed huge stadiums is something Rangers can only partially boast.
And that Rothwell, whatever we think of his qualities as a footballer, would choose Forest over Rangers just reaffirms that pull of the PL over a much bigger club that Rangers are.
If a Brazilian star chooses Villa over Sevilla, it’s down to the league.
And Rangers just don’t have the league to compete.
Thankfully Rothwell isn’t someone we’re bothered about.