Sky Sports’ coverage of Scottish football has been criticised on occasion for not being as comprehensive as their coverage of the English Premier League.
But the broadcaster has made the correct decision when it comes to the first Scottish Premiership game they are going to show next season.
The SPFL announced that the first game to be shown live, on Sunday the 5th of August, will be the start of Steven Gerrard’s Rangers revolution, as he takes his Gers side to face Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
⚽???? | Here are the opening weekend fixtures for the 2018/19 @Ladbrokes Premiership!
— SPFL (@spfl) June 15, 2018
This makes a change from recent seasons, as usually the previous year’s champions are on live as they are presented with the league flag.
But even Hoops fans would concede that their opening game of the season at home to Livingston is not worthy of being shown live on television.
A far bigger audience will turn in to see a high-profile manager like Gerrard’s first ever game in charge of the Gers, especially as they will be taking on an Aberdeen side who have finished ahead of the Gers in the last two seasons.
No doubt people will find things to complain about in Sky’s coverage of Scottish football before next season comes to an end, but they have made the correct decision in deciding to mark the start of the season by showing Gerrard’s first game in charge of the Gers.
In other Rangers news, a Gers misfit has left the club