Scottish football may be a bag of crap. That doesn't mean ALL player in the league are rubbish and incapable of making it on a larger stage.
McFadden is a solid Premiership player. He wasn't right for Everton, but Premier league class he is none the less.
Barry Ferguson was a massive flop at Blackburn, correct. But I'm sure he's back in the Premiership at the moment. Playing for a team sitting in sixth? No?
Giovanni van Bronckhorst a massive flop? The same player that went on to make over 100 appearances for Barcelona? Proper shit him. The fact he failed at Arsenal was down to a cruciate knee ligament injury. And the embarassment of talent Arsenal had in their midfield at the time (when he returned from injury).
Laudrup. Again another player ravaged by injury following his move south. The poorer brother of Michael, I doubt anyone ever epected a World beater. If they did, more fool them.
As for the Duncan comment. Well, I'd expect nothing less from you.
Arteta maybe Spanish, and may have come from a Spanish club to Everton. A club where he warmed the bench after leaving Rangers, a club you could say he flopped at. The fact of the matter he did grace Scottish football. Thus proving that all who play north of the border are not shit.
Larsson. A World class striker who spent most of his career with Celtic. Does that make him any less of a player?
Scottish football does not have the depth of talent as some of the larger European leagues. But it does have it's rough diamonds.
McFadden dropped down a division to play football. The team he signed for got promoted. My contention that you can't transfer directly from Scottish football to English football especially holds true for that lad.
Barry Ferguson couldnt hack it in England which is why he went back to Scotland. He is also in a team that is overachieving. I stand by my assessment,
Your defence of Van Bronckhorst is admirable but I'd take the judgement of Wenger over you any day. Just because he's a success at Barca doesnt gainsay the fact that he couldnt hack it in England. Forlan was crap at United but was superb for Villareal
I notice a bit of rowing back on Laudrup. he is the classic example. He looked world class at Rangers and was scottish player of the year. In hindsight you might say only a fool expected a world beater but that is the reality. The reason he wasnt is because he came directly from Scottish football,
With regards to ferguson maybe you are looking at him through rose-tinted glasses, but a striker who had at best a mediocre scoring record. I cant remember him getting into double figures for league goals in any season.
At least with Arteta you finally grasped the point I made. he did not come from Scottish football. From whayt I gather he made about 15 appearances with Sociedad when there for a season
Larsson was back in Sweden before coming to United where he made about half a dozen appearances. I dont know what point you are making about him.
As for the other idiots making a point about Graeme Sharp this only emphasises my point. He joined Everton in 1983!!