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  1. Yes, they way we stood off and admired the Croatian midfield passing it around last night (sometimes at walking pace) was a disgrace. There’s no doubting they have some good players and a great player in Modric, but still no excuse to be so passive in our approach.
  2. Looks like you just did.
  3. It’s not just the other home nations who have progressed to the knockout and latter stages of tournaments, look throughout Europe. Every other nation at one point has qualified out of their respective group, some even gone on to win the tournament! Bulgaria, Romania, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Greece etc etc It’s really difficult to understand how/why we continue to fail as the generations come and go. You would think at some point the stars would align and we could string a couple of results together at the right time in order to qualify. An average looking Swedish side has just topped their Euro 2020 group for example, why do we never do this!?
  4. The Irish co-commentator was very biased towards his own country and did not try to hide it, whereas the Scottish equivalent was very neutral and passive throughout. For me, this sums up the mind set of each nation in a sporting and political sense. Yet again, we blow it by making a wrong decision/mistake at the critical point of the match, it can’t be coincidence that this happens time and time again!
  5. How long into tonight’s game will it be until he mentions the fact that the Euros are now next year......and how waiting an extra year having not qualified since 1998 won’t hurt too much!?
  6. ‘we got our arses handed to us that day’ fairly standard downtrodden Scottish perspective right there! It was an even game that could have went either way. England dominated first 10 mins or so of the second half (when they opened the scoring), but we had our spells too, remember David Seaman pulling off a world class save from a Gordon Durie header. Can’t remember Andy Goram having much to do during the game. To suggest we were somehow outclassed our outplayed that day is ridiculous.
  7. New Zealand do it which proves that it is actually possible.
  8. I would say we take sport just as seriously as any other of the home nations for example, we just have a general acceptance of failure imo. I won the 100 metre race at my school sports day when I was 5 years old!
  9. Can’t think of any notable achievement on the world stage from any of our national sides.
  10. Everybody’s favourite nation to play against! We are guaranteed to fold or make the wrong decision at the crucial moment every single time! For me, we just had to play a bit more clever when their tails were up in the first half, take the ball in hand and suffocate the game a bit! Instead every time we got possession we kicked it back to Japan and invited more pressure! Nation of losers in every walk of life!
  11. Like the look of that team. Only thing I would change, is play a more recognised defensive type player for Fraser, maybe Jack. And drop Forrest for Fraser.
  12. Will try that, thanks 👍
  13. Has anyone tried an alternative to listening to this mans commentary, apart from turning the tv volume down. Thinking of watching on tv whilst listening to radio commentary, but it will probably be out of sync. We all know the predicament that we’re in, just don’t want it rammed down my throat for the entire 90 mins as per usual!
  14. Aye, the players of yesteryear also failed miserably when it came to the crunch! The first World Cup which Ireland qualified for was Italia 90, they went on to reach the quarter finals. Think USA 94 might have actually been the last 16 'only' (but again through the groups). Since then (off the top of my head), they got through the 2002 WC group and certainly the last Euros. You can pretty much go through every country in Europe, and at some point they have reached the latter stages of a major tournament. It truly is utterly depressing.
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