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Tartan Chris

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  1. Next Scotland Manager ?

    Most obvious choice imo once O'Neill turned it down. Him walking out when he did was nowhere near as bad as Walter Smith. Smith went mid group, McLeish left (for a premier league job) when the group had finished and Scotland didn't have a competitive game for 10 months, the problem was who replaced him. Time will tell whether it was his good fortune to take over a team with momentum but I do think his safety first tactics suit international football more than club now. This is a good opportunity anyway. There are good players in this squad and the euros are obviously easier to make than the world cup. Let's be honest whoever is the manager who eventually gets Scotland back to a major finals will become a legend of Scottish football.
  2. Alan Hutton

    I've been a long term critic of Hutton playing for my club but he's been fantastic last few months, easily his best form for the Villa. One little problem guys...all his good games have come with him at left back!
  3. Scottish Players in action 17/18

    He was pretty good in the championship last season. I just think he's on a big contract at Blackburn. One of the best players so they don't want to lose him and obviously not many clubs want to match his wages given his age etc.
  4. Scottish Players in action 17/18

    Matt Ritchie just scored against Man. United.
  5. Next Scotland Manager ?

    Smith too old and too long out of football for me.
  6. Next Scotland Manager ?

    Do it end of season if needs be. Nations league doesn't start until September after all. Would Caldwell have done as well if he'd been appointed Kilmarnock manager in September, I very much doubt it.
  7. Next Scotland Manager ?

    So reading the last few pages....Big Sam is a poor manager yet Caldwell was sacked earlier this season with Chesterfield bottom of the whole football league (after being relegated from league one last season) should be seriously considered. Best two and most realistic options for me are McLeish and Steve Clarke. They'd still be gambles but a left field one like Caldwell would be a monumental gamble.
  8. Scottish Player Transfers

    Scott McKenna being linked with a few championship clubs this morning
  9. Next Scotland Manager ?

    Obviously going to be McLeish. Done the job before (and got some excellent results), club career going nowhere now.
  10. European Nations League

    Didn't realise the other three groups in that section all have 4 teams. Bad omen for me as i still remember 2010 qualifiers when Scotland were in the 5 team group so less chance to get points. Wasn't there a euros group like that?
  11. European Nations League

    Wales played Israel in the euros qualifying. Don't think they had any issues travelling.
  12. European Nations League

    Has happened! That's quite a tricky group, Albania and Israel are 3rd/4th standard teams in a six team group. Albania also qualified for the last euros and were competitive in the world cup group which had Spain and Italy in it. I'd say they're favourites for 1st. I presume you get nothing for finishing second?
  13. Scottish Players in action 17/18

    Mulgrew is easily championship standard. Would imagine he's on a fair whack at Blackburn so that's purely the reason he stayed.
  14. Scottish Players in action 17/18

    Went to WBA-Arsenal today....Phillips actually had a really good game I thought, got plenty of dangerous crosses in.
  15. Scottish Players in action 17/18

    Think Douglas needs to be in the next squad. Isn't it something like over 50% of goals at international level are scored from set pieces. Even the minnows are getting harder to score against so good corners are vital. It's mad with the left backs...even Hutton is playing left back now and actually looking decent there.