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How Brexit – and Ange Postecoglou – helped kick-start Scottish football’s Aussie invasion

While some in Australia might look down on the standard of Scottish football, and question whether it’s the right spot for a talented player in their early-to-mid 20s, Arnold sees it as the perfect stepping stone between the A-League and the bigger competitions in Europe. The big, boisterous crowds, heavy media scrutiny and threat of relegation make it a more intense experience.

Then there’s the sheer number of games: on top of the 38 rounds in the league (compared to the A-League’s 26), there’s the Scottish Cup, League Cup, and for Celtic, Rangers, Hearts and Dundee United this season, European competition.

“I’ve been saying it for four or five years – we don’t play enough football in this country,” Arnold said.

“I don’t think the challenge so much is the actual quality of the league, it’s just the amount of football that they’re playing. The standard is good…

Read more at www.smh.com.au

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