If the season had started on 1/7, we’d have done a full pre-season without any of our players involved in Euro 2020 or Alfie.I really don't understand why the Scottish league season doesn't start on 1st July to give our teams the best possible chance in Europe. Yes, there will be a few players who will be away on international duty but that's only ever going to impact on Celtic and ourselves and we should be able to cope.
The whole idea of the league cup starting early was to help the teams in Europe, and they then gave those teams a bye which makes no sense.
So for me, start the league on 1st July to get teams up to speed. Move the league cup games to the midweeks of the Champions League (or even the weekends after to give European teams a break). Take a longer winter break if need be - or reduce the number of midweek fixtures.
We “should be able to cope” wouldn’t cut much ice if a tight title race prevailed and we lost the league by virtue of a couple of poor results at the start when playing with half a dozen players missing