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  1. romanticscot

    FIFA World Rankings Tracker

    September 20th Scotland ranked 39(+1) 25th Highest UEFA Nation Next ranking update - October 25th
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    Nation League Group C

    I think the Nations league will be routine but then the campaign next year will be where the drama is. Most likely being drawn with Iceland, Ukraine, us, Cyprus, Faroe Islands and Kosovo and then chucking it all away because we gave some team far too much respect.
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    Nation League Group C

    I cant wait for the next game, If we win our game v Israel and so to does Albania then Israel will likely be out of contention already. This is our best chance of a play off for decades.
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    Nation League Group C

    One positive note about the next round of fixtures is we have our competitive game first and then go into Portugal so we can be fresher for the first game and then not came about the Portugal game if we have anyone pick up a knock - I would even use that game to try some different players. Make it count for something other than a demoralizing defeat.
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    Nation League Group C

    We won 2 nil, and are sitting top of the group with one played. I think this nations league is a success. I watched France and Holland the other day when normally I would not care to watch other qualifiers or friendlies. If we did not have a play off spot to play for, it is very possible that this tournament thing would not be so engaging unless you were sitting in League A.
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    Albania Match Thread (10/09/2018)

    Looked that was directed at the back post. But regardless, a 2 nil win. Top of the league, all going to plan.
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    Albania Match Thread (10/09/2018)

    Fantastic result, looked composed and a good unit. Many positives from that. For what its worth, both goals should be accredited to Naismith. Shots goal bound are accredited to the attacker regardless if they strike an opposing player.
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    Albania Match Thread (10/09/2018)

    It will come, allot of positives despite my reaction to the line up when it was announced. Need to watch for the counter but Naismith and Russel and McGinn have been good.
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    EURO 2020 Qualifying

    There are ten groups, so the first ten 10 will be seeded 1/pot 1, 11-20 will be seeded 2/pot 2 and 21-30 will be pot 3/seeded 3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018–19_UEFA_Nations_League_C#Overall_ranking Look at the references cited at the bottom of the article for more info.
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    EURO 2020 Qualifying

    Draw England in the group would be interesting, but play off would be league C teams.
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    EURO 2020 Qualifying

    So I have been doing more reading, EURO 2020 qualifying - 10 groups of 5 and 5 groups of 6- 55 nations in total competing for 24 spots. If we end the Nations league within the top 6 League C teams in terms of comparative ranking we will be draw in pot 3 or 3rd seed in our qualifying group. If we top our group then we are a cert to be in pot 3 - if we finish 2nd, we still have a chance if we are ranked first or 2nd out of the 2nd place teams in League C. Obviously we want to win our league and I believe we are can do that, then when they draw the proper EURO 2020 qualifying groups we have a chance to seal automatic qualification by ending up in the top 2. Not sure how the World Cup qualifiers will be but nothing else matters in the EURO qualifiers in terms of scope for EURO 2020 than ending in the top 2, so surely we have to be more assertive, especially if we have a play off berth in the bag - if those games implode, then we could change our manager and having a play off spot to play in then it makes the job the more attractive to potential candidates. Just looked at the World Cup 2022 qualification conditions are as of yet they are unannounced - expect change. These next 4 games(ignoring Portugal) over the next 10 weeks are hugely important - no pressure Eck, but this is why you wanted the job, now please make it happen, you have it within your hands to orchestrate something that previous 8(including yourself) Managers have failed to do - get us to a major tournament play-off; not since Berti Vogts in 2003, and then you can achieve something that the last 10 major tournament campaigns have failed to produce and that is actually qualify. Come on Scotland, lets start with 3 points tomorrow.
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    EURO 2020 Qualifying

    So by now we all know that the UEFA Nations league has a play off spot should we need it by winning our group, but I just learned that this tournament is going to be used for seeing for the qualifying group draw - does anyone know how that is going to work? I have just been following the current standings of all of the leagues - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_2020_qualifying#Qualifying_group_stage And read this The qualifying group stage draw will be held on 2 December 2018 at the Convention Centre Dublin in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.[11] The 55 teams will be drawn into 10 groups (five groups of five teams and five groups of six teams). The teams will be seeded based on the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League overall ranking. The four participants of the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals are guaranteed to be drawn into groups of five teams.[1] Matches will take place from 21 March to 19 November 2019.
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    Team for forthcoming matches

    I am sticking with Gordon, he reflex saves are still sharp in my view.
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    Team for forthcoming matches

    4-2-3-1 GK - Gordon Tierney Souttar Mulgrey Robertson McTominay McGinn Paterson McGregor Fraser Griffiths If we find ourselves in a position of looking comfortable and winning, I would have Robertson and Tierney to swop sides and see how Robertson is looking on the right. I don't think Paterson has played right mid for us, I am aware he hasn't started this season great but he was looking good in that slot tail end of last year, I know what Forrest can do - I want to have a look at Paterson in there - actually now I think about it, I would start Forrest in there and then look at Paterson at about 55 minutes in.
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    Nation League Group C

    It's called satire, usually there is someone who suggests using a campaign to build the team young and abandon the current campaign. If we do that in this current league we go down. We have four games with teams of our current stature to guarantee a play off spot, we could be come November in a position we have not been in since 2003 It's definitely a great opportunity for us. I was gutted with the manner of the loss yesterday - we don't have a settled formation, we are still absent minded at times, and we still don't have the Robertson Tierney situation resolved but there a few positive take aways - 352 isn't wise v a top side, Fraser is an asset, Russell is too. I wish we had momentum and more answers but we are in a situation of knowing things that won't work for us.
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