A Scottish journalist wants cameras inside the dressing room for the upcoming Celtic vs Rangers cup final.
The Glasgow divide lock horns again next month in the League Cup at Hampden Park. Neither team has barely blinked domestically and this is the first cup of the season up for grabs.
The game is arguably the most tense for many years and journalist Michael Gannon has written in the Daily Record that he wants access all areas.
Journo calls for Celtic vs Rangers backstage cameras
The game needs no billing for anyone in the know about the Scottish game.
Rangers have been trophy-less for many years and the Hoops are eyeing a quadruple treble.
Both teams are level on points and only a goal or two separate them in the Scottish Premiership table. The Scottish League Cup is the first chance for one of the big two to put a marker down on the other.
Mr Gannon wants cameras in the dressing rooms to create a Netflix style documentary and “Scottish football revolution.” Sunderland and Manchester City have done it in the past but it’ll be nothing as tense as the December final.
It might be unpopular for the fans but everyone, no matter the result, would be sitting with their popcorn ready. The match is box office in itself some would say, but there is good dosh in it to be made as well.
Would documentary be a step too far?
If the miraculous idea was picked up, then it would change the landscape for the country’s game. It would become more American, more open and less secretive. Managers wouldn’t want their team talks or tactics out in the open, so the idea is perhaps a non-starter.
However, with the growing popularity of these Netflix style documentaries, it may not be up to them.
At home broadcasting and streaming is becoming popular in nearly every Scottish household.
It might be too early for next month’s final, but it could be something that does take shape in the future. Just how would the crazy and unpredictable world of Scottish football react to a major change in its landscape?