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  1. For JD? SSC19337 Just verified that it works!
  2. Hopefully it stands us in good stead. I get the continuity aspect but I always think you should take the opportunity of a friendly to learn something and so far it looks like a missed opportunity. It would have been good to get a better look at Ferguson and Porteous deserved another start as well. Also, if you aren't going to use a friendly to get a full look at Jacob Brown and another keeper then when is the opportunity going to arise.
  3. I really don't see what we learn from that starting line up at all.
  4. Kelly should get 90 mins in my opinion, I'd be very disappointed if I was him and i was on the bench again for a friendly. Little point in carting him all over Europe to never give him a sniff of a game when we need a backup with some experience.
  5. I'd be disappointed if Craig Gordon started to be honest, If it was me I'd give Kelly the full 90. You need to get a good blend in friendles as @Diamond Scot alluded to, a mix of starters, new faces and fringe players. E.g. IMO it would be a waste of a trip to start with Gordon, Patterson/Hickey, Tierney, Robertson, Hanley, Hendry, McT, Armstrong, Christie, McGinn, Adams. But having a starting line up of something like; Kelly, Hickey, Robertson, Hendry, Porteous, McKenna, Gilmour, Ferguson, McGinn, Anderson, Brown would offer the chance to see Kelly and Anderson, Brown get a start, a bit more of Porteous and Ferguson, etc. Then when the subs start you bring on Hyam for McKenna, Doig for Robertson, Campbell as well maybe.
  6. Turkey away confirmed. Venue tbd. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63176919
  7. It would be good to get a game but I don't think we will have one to be honest. We seem to have an opinion at SFA/press level that friendlies are a waste of time. If Poland and Austria hadn't have been prescribed then I doubt we'd have played any in March (one at most). Our media will moan about players needing a rest and then every other country in Europe will play apart from us.
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_2024_qualifying Stage Matchday Dates Qualifying group stage Matchday 1 23–25 March 2023 Matchday 2 26–28 March 2023 Matchday 3 16–17 June 2023 Matchday 4 19–20 June 2023 Matchday 5 7–9 September 2023 Matchday 6 10–12 September 2023 Matchday 7 12–14 October 2023 Matchday 8 15–17 October 2023 Matchday 9 16–18 November 2023 Matchday 10 19–21 November 2023 Play-offs Semi-finals 21 March 2024 Finals 26 March 2024
  9. What I reckon he'll pick: Gordon Souttar - Hanley - McT Patterson - McGinn - McGregor - Gilmour - Robertson Armstrong - Adams I'd personally change a few things Hanley should be nowhere near the team. For me he was the root cause of a lot of the problems on Saturday. Adams is running on fumes so I'd freshen things up there, it would be good to give Brown/Stewart a full game. I'd start Hickey as Robertson is knackered, but I recognise the captain isn't getting dropped. Freshen things up in the middle, Turnbull in for Armstrong maybe. Ideally you'd have a 'keeper with a few caps here to give a run but that's a wider problem that should've been addressed earlier in the year.
  10. I've got a child ticket and an adult ticket spare if you want? I'll DM you
  11. Yeah, this really surprised me about why Gordon got 180 mins against Poland and Austria. I can't believe Clark or Kelly didn't get at least a half between them. I found that a really strange decision, if they aren't getting a shot in a friendly then realistically when are they going to get a chance.
  12. I'm tempted by that. Looks to be reasonably close to the centre as well.
  13. Train down on Friday, back Sunday. It takes 2 hours and is reasonably cheap, about £45 return I think
  14. The not having many strikers made the friendly team selections in March all the more surprising. I know you want to keep the momentum going but it surely would have been better to give Brown a lot more minutes than he got and give Stewart at least a run.
  15. Back on Ticketmaster, general sale this morning at 11.
  16. I know we're not exactly short in midfield, but I was at Fiorentina v Empoli on Sunday and Liam Henderson was playing for Empoli. Looked alright, played advanced in midfield and got past the strikers a few times. Had a few bits of posturing, barging and arguments with Torreira who he towered over! He got subbed when one of their CBs got sent off after an hour. I remember the days we'd have killed for a midfielder starting in Serie A but it's a sign of how much we've improved that he's way down the list.
  17. I think we definitely need one or both of the other keepers to have some game time. That was probably my only negative from Thursday's game, it would've been a perfect time to give one of them at least a half.
  18. Game might be delayed https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/mar/01/ukraine-play-off-in-scotland-could-be-delayed-to-allow-team-world-cup-chance
  19. I agree with the gold but you do sometimes need a little bit of a neutral-ish colour on the kit, especially if the shorts are navy. I really don't get this obsession with red on our socks from some people though, not for me. The current home top is decent, I don't get why the red is on it but it doesn't ruin it. We're one of those countries who play in their flag's colours so I'm happy with all navy or navy with white shorts, red shouldn't be anywhere near it for me.
  20. Biggest disappointment for me was the lack of goals, we created a lot of chances and not putting a couple of them away was pretty much the fine line between us getting out of the group and being sat here writing this. Not that we're especially blessed but only taking 3 strikers was a bit puzzling, surely another different option - even someone inexperienced - was worth a squad place?
  21. Hi all, I found this photo earlier of Bellahouston Park on wiki from 1938 and wondered if anyone knew what the two grounds were just down from top left? I'm fairly certain that's Ibrox at the top so were the other two football grounds as well as they look to have stands?
  22. I'm doing one at work for the first time this year and I've really enjoyed it, much better than the English PL one like you say. Currently 8-3 and top of my conference, 101 - 78 up this week with 2 players still to play. I've been really lucky with RBs, which is good considering my only objective in the draft was to get Matt Ryan!
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