Yesterday’s announcement by the Scottish FA that the suspension of football outwith the Premiership and Championship would continue until March at the earliest has seen plenty of focus on Leagues One and Two but one aspect that has gone under the radar is that it could, potentially, stop Rangers from winning a historic SWPL title this season.
The Gers currently sit top of the table on goal difference – six clear of Glasgow City – with Celtic two points behind in third place.
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City have won the title 13 seasons in a row, although the 2020 campaign was declared null and void and the continued suspension is making a repeat this season look more and more likely.
The halt last year led to the season changed from the usual summer season to a winter calendar, similar to the men’s game.
The change to the calendar from a summer to winter season could, in theory be a one-off to allow the existing 2020/21 season be completed over the entirety of 2021 before reverting back to the ‘old’ way.
Glasgow City have been the benchmark in women’s football in Scotland for well over a decade but Rangers’ move to a professional set-up has seen them upset the apple-cart.
While the title is far from secure for Malky Thompson’s Gers, given their position and results so far this season – Rangers thrashed Glasgow City 5-0 away from home at the end of 2020 – it would be gutting to see them missing out on a first-ever title win for the club in the women’s game.
Rangers fans were left in bits this morning as Celtic’s ‘banner years’ continued unabated