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PASTA Mick

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  1. Forrest should be in the finals squad. Griffiths won't be anywhere near it.
  2. There are 4 games between the top 4 in September. Each of the 4 play 2 of the others. Its a big month. Whilst Denmark are storming ahead, I wouldn't bet on them winning all 10 matches. We need to make sure we get any points they drop.
  3. Looking at my initial predictions, I clearly underrated Denmark. 25 March 2021 Israel v Denmark - Draw Moldova v Faroe Islands - Draw Scotland v Austria - Draw 28 March 2021 Denmark v Moldova -Denmark win Austria v Faroe Islands - Austria win Israel v Scotland - Draw 31 March 2021 Austria v Denmark - Draw Moldovia v Israel - Israel win Scotland v Faroe Islands - Scotland win Looking to September - 1 September 2021 Denmark
  4. It doesn't look too bad... Marshall McTominay Cooper Tierney Fraser Jack Gilmour Robertson McGinn Adams Dykes Bench to change it: Forrest, Armstrong, McGregor, Christie, McLean, Turnbull, Gauld, McBurnie, Nisbet, Griffiths?
  5. That would be a very good outcome in my opinion. We'd still be in with a shout regardless of the results in the other games and then have a run of Israel (H), Faroes (A) and Moldova (A) before taking on Denmark at home in the last match.
  6. 3-5-2 with KT and SM in defence is far more attacking than 4-4-2.
  7. It is so frustrating that we didn't qualify for the u21 finals this time. One win from our last 2 matches and we'd have made it - just like the first time in the Nations League, but we bottled it. We took 4 points off Croatia and we took 4 points off Czech Rep. We lost twice to Greece which cost us, along with a home draw against Lithuania. The Czechs have been eliminated from the finals, finishing third behind Spain and Italy, but above hosts Slovenia. Croatia play England today. A point would put them into the next round but they can still sneak through even if they lose.
  8. You make good points and I did try and think about the level those players were at during that campaign. I have also picked the squad that had our best result between 1998 and November 2020. It would be interesting to see peoples best XI of all the players since 2000. I think only KT and Robertson would appear regularly in peoples lists from the current squad, but others have the potential to achieve far more than players like McFadden and Fletcher did for us. I think we'd have reached Euro 2008 if it had as many teams as Euro 2016 and Euro 2020 has had.
  9. I do agree that we were stronger in the past. I think you need to pick one squad to compare to this one. The Euro 2008 campaign squad was good - how would you compare the two? This was the initial squad for the Lithuania (H) and France (A) double header - Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Sunderland), David Marshall (Norwich City), Allan McGregor (Rangers) Defenders: Graham Alexander (Preston), Russell Anderson (Sunderland), Gary Caldwell (Celtic), Alan Hutton (Rangers), Jay McEveley (Derby County), Stephen McManus (Celtic), Gary Naysmith (Sheffield United), David Weir (Rangers).
  10. The decision to appoint McLeish was a disaster that we all saw coming. It set us back years! But, we've gone from losing 4-0 to Belgium and Russia; and 3-0 to Kazakhstan and Belgium in a single campaign to being harder to beat, and able to compete with teams that I would say have slightly stronger squads. Making Euro 2020 was so important and Clarke has to take a lot of the credit. I just wish we'd got over the line in the Nations League because that play-off insurance would be so useful to us. One issue Clarke had to solve was finding a way to get our best players on the pitc
  11. Faroes results since start of 2020 W 3-2 v Malta W 1-0 v Andorra L 4-0 v Denmark D 1-1 v Latvia W 2-0 v Andorra L 2-1 v Lithuania D 1-1 v Latvia D 1-1 v Malta D 1-1 v Moldova L 3-1 v Austria P 10, W 3, D 4, L 3. The do tend to score goals, although their opposition has been mainly teams of a similar level. I expect a tight game and the longer it is 0-0 the more nervous we will be. We really do need to start the game strongly. My XI would be - Marshall Tierney Hanley Hendry Robertson McTo
  12. 5 matches without a win 😪
  13. We had a chance to put Israel right out of it. We've also not played well enough in either match to suggest we will easily win on Wednesday.
  14. Looking at my initial predictions - 25 March 2021 Israel v Denmark - Draw Moldova v Faroe Islands - Draw Scotland v Austria - Draw 28 March 2021 Denmark v Moldova -Denmark win Austria v Faroe Islands - Austria win Israel v Scotland - Draw 31 March 2021 Austria v Denmark - Draw Moldovia v Israel - Israel win Scotland v Faroe Islands - Scotland win I'm not sure what the best result is for us in the Austria v Denmark game. Probably anything oth
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