Scottish Premiership Rivals: Celtic and Ross County Compete for Victory
Celtic F.C. and Ross County F.C. are two of the biggest clubs in Scottish football, playing in the Scottish Premiership. Both teams have a rich history and a loyal fanbase, with their games always attracting a lot of attention from football fans around the world.In this, we will take a closer look at these two clubs, their history, their rivalry, and their performance in the Scottish Premiership. We will also discuss their current squads, their managers, and their chances of success in the upcoming season.
History of Celtic F.C.
Celtic F.C. was founded in 1887 by Brother Walfrid, an Irish Marist Brother. The club's original purpose was to raise money for the poor in Glasgow's East End, and it quickly became a symbol of the Irish Catholic community in Scotland.
Celtic F.C. has a long and successful history, having won 51 Scottish league titles, 40 Scottish Cups, and 9 Scottish League Cups. The club has also had success in European competitions, winning the European Cup in 1967, becoming the first British team to do so.
The club has had many great players over the years, including Henrik Larsson, Jimmy Johnstone, and Kenny Dalglish. Celtic F.C. also has a famous rivalry with Rangers F.C., with the two teams regularly competing in the Old Firm derby, one of the biggest and most intense rivalries in world football.
Ross County F.C.
Ross County F.C. was founded in 1929 and is based in Dingwall, a town in the Scottish Highlands. The club has had a relatively short history compared to Celtic F.C., but it has still enjoyed some success over the years.
Ross County F.C. has won the Scottish First Division three times and the Scottish Challenge Cup twice. The club has also had some notable performances in the Scottish Cup, reaching the final in 2010 and 2016.
Ross County F.C. has a strong fanbase, and the club's home stadium, the Global Energy Stadium, has a capacity of 6,000. The club's rivalry with Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C. is one of the most intense in Scottish football, with the two teams regularly competing in the Highland derby.
Performance in the Scottish Premiership
Celtic F.C. has been one of the dominant teams in the Scottish Premiership over the years, and they are the current record holders of the most consecutive league titles, having won 9 in a row from 2011 to 2020. However, they have struggled in recent seasons, finishing second in the 2020-21 season behind arch-rivals Rangers F.C.
Ross County F.C. has had a mixed record in the Scottish Premiership since their promotion in 2012. The club has finished in the top six twice, but they have also been relegated twice, most recently in the 2020-21 season.
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has undergone significant changes in their squad and management since their disappointing 2020-21 season. The club's former manager, Neil Lennon, resigned in February 2021, and he was replaced by Ange Postecoglou in the summer.
Celtic F.C. has made several signings in the summer transfer window, including Kyogo Furuhashi from Vissel Kobe and Joe Hart from Tottenham Hotspur. The club has also retained some of their key players, including Odsonne Edouard and Callum McGregor.
Ross County F.C. has also made some changes to their squad ahead of the 2021-22 season. The club has signed several players on loan, including Jake Vokins from Southampton and Max Stryjek from Sunderland. They have also brought in some permanent signings, such as Jordan White from Motherwell and Callum Morris from Dunfermline Athletic.
Ange Postecoglou was appointed as Celtic F.C.'s new manager in the summer of 2021, as previously mentioned. He brings a wealth of experience to the role, having managed clubs in various countries such as Australia, Japan, and Greece. Postecoglou is also a successful international coach, having led the Australian national team to victory in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. With his extensive knowledge of the game and proven track record of success, Celtic F.C. will be looking to him to help guide the team to victory in the upcoming season.
Ross County F.C.'s current manager is Malky Mackay,
who took charge of the club in December 2020. Mackay is a former player who has also managed clubs such as Watford and Cardiff City. He has also been the assistant manager of the Scottish national team.
Chances of success in the upcoming season
Celtic F.C. will be hoping to bounce back from their disappointing 2020-21 season and challenge for the Scottish Premiership title once again. The club has made some significant changes to their squad and management, and they will be hoping that these changes will bring about a return to winning ways.
Ross County F.C. will be looking to avoid relegation and establish themselves as a mid-table team in the Scottish Premiership. The club has made some new signings, and they will be hoping that these players will help them improve on their performances from the previous season.
Celtic F.C. and Ross County F.C. are two of the biggest clubs in Scottish football, with a rich history and loyal fanbase. While Celtic F.C. has a much more successful history, Ross County F.C. has enjoyed some notable performances in recent years. Both clubs will be looking to improve on their performances from last season and achieve their respective goals in the Scottish Premiership. With new players, new managers, and renewed optimism, the 2021-22 season promises to be an exciting one for both clubs and their fans.