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  1. Exactly, up till the pens not a single shot on target at home in a knockout game. That's what we've turned into now.
  2. Almost feels like his head is on the block tonight but to some extent of his own making. After expected defeats from Belgium and Russia performances remain unconvincing. Even victories have had fair share of luck in scraping wins - and draws! Win tonight will provide a bit of hope for playoff final but a loss will result in very little hope with next qualification.
  3. 4-2-3-1 Marshall Palmer Cooper Tierney Robertson McTominay Fleck Armstrong McGinn Christie Dykes
  4. Wales and NI have both been at a major tourney since 98; ROI have been in 3. Scotland are the second biggest nation in the UK and a bigger pool of players to draw from so have been severely under-performing in the same period. Managers have a big part in the success but as has been mentioned many a time the SFA must take a large part of the blame also.
  5. Only an assumption of course but the fragile Tierney situation is well known since his move to Arsenal. Clarke is taking more positives than negatives but seems to have raised more questions than answers. If Czechs had been full strength evidence suggests we would have been well beaten so we've had a fair amount of luck getting away with 4 pts, a weakened opposition team and two penalties. Can only hope we start performing next month but signs are ominous so far.
  6. Dropping Tierney must have been due to an agreement with Arteta and proneness to injury. McT at CB is still a mystery. Palmer has played CB at Sheff Wed. Perhaps he just wanted to give everyone a game for fear others doing McBurnie?
  7. Happy with those players, though think it may be better in a 4-2-3-1 formation to allow Robbie, Palmer, Tierney to make runs down the flanks. There should be no excuses with a weakened Czech team to get a victory and we have already put pressure on ourselves by not beating Israel at home. Like others have said, apart from a spell under Strachan, there's been precious little to be confident about performance wise with recent Scottish managers. But with potentially up to 8 EPL players in the team we should be doing a lot better and keeping up with some of the other home nations if we are go
  8. "Isn't particularly warm"?? Don't think that was the point of the programme but the players seemed to want to play for him. He comes across to me as pretty thick but he has been successful as a manager and it was the players - with all their frailties - that came across in the show, as it was supposed to. Le Tissier and Merson were likeable and great players whereas Ruddock looked like he was on a self destruct mission.
  9. Well with all the repeats of the missed penalties, the San Marino goal that knocked them out of 94 WC and playing a French naturist team I think it was actually good viewing for Scots.
  10. He's probably got a good agent that gets him into TV and radio with alarming frequency. Let's face it, he's then up against some of the younger c-list TV personalities these days like I'm a Celebrity where even he stands out. Anyway the program was also about the team so that made it interesting to me rather than Redknapp. Just wish Scottish TV would do something similar..
  11. Aye but they did take the piss out of themselves and come out with a few old stories. Quite enjoyed it even with the predictable parts, but seeing the likes of McAvennie, Coisty, Faddy, Andy Goram, on a jaunt would make for good viewing
  12. Wondering what a Scottish version would look like - Kenny Dalgish or Graeme Souness as manager with a team of ex-players that go on a tour and see if they can win 2 games out of 3 that in theory would qualify for knockout stages. Just to prove it could be done without the pressure of actually qualifying! I'm sure there would be a few players that would provide good entertainment value...
  13. Steve Bruce gone at Villa - not too surprising even though he did steady the ship. Been watching them for years but will be interesting to see who they take on next. They are a bit of a sleeping giant but there has not really been anyone that could take them on since MON. Henry, Allardyce, Moyes, Dean Smith and even John Terry are named as possibles but not sure if any of them would cut it. Wonder if they will look north of the border....
  14. Well whaddya know, he's ending the season on form for West Brom scoring winners and getting man of the match. Decent player in ther somewhere...
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