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  1. Plenty of folk are getting on their high horse complaining that this is all inconsequential in relation to the war in Ukraine. Does everything have to be black and white, either / or? Is it not possible to recognise the magnitude of the situation in Ukraine while also still caring about football and having an opinion on how this situation is resolved? I mean, the folk at FIFA / UEFA / SFA will be wracking their brains about what to do. What's wrong with us doing that? Doesn't necessarily mean we're insensitive. There may be one or two who are, but I imagine most folk are horrified by what's happening over there. Lets not forget that this is a football forum, and the beauty of football is that, in the grand scheme of things, it's utterly meaningless and can be a good distraction from the horrors of life. My view is that if Ukraine want to go ahead with the fixture then great. And if they would like a postponement then we should respect that as it's a hellish situation at present. But of course there will have to be a cut off.
  2. Anyone got a couple of tickets to sell?! The website has taken me in circles all morning
  3. Anyone got a couple of tickets to sell?! The website has taken me in circles all morning
  4. I got one of these tops online. The badge is a rubbery thing, the lion is more brown than red. I'm wondering if they're all like that or have I picked up a dud?
  5. Griffiths has to be in the squad to face England! His presence would give us the sort of buzz that Faddy used to. And may plant a seed of worry in the England squad.
  6. Great vid! Very rousing stuff, feeling pumped now!
  7. Yeh, give it a few decades first! Oh wait..
  8. WTF was McTom doing at the end there? We were launching a final offensive with Israel in retreat, and when it came back to him he just passed it back with zero urgency, and the game fizzled out with the ball passing back and forth in defence!
  9. Good point! But it's possible that club games will get back underway before internationals.
  10. I guess the silver lining in all of this is that when we start playing competitive games again hopefully our new wonder kid Gilmour will have settled into the Chelsea team and will be more ready for his chance to take our midfield by storm.
  11. Thanks so much Nobby. I'm actually heading to London next week. Let me know what part you're in.
  12. A general sense of superiority and ownership. Well I didn't specifically say it was about being in the union. But I don't think it's a coincidence that a country that's not quite a country and is in the unusual position of being 'governed' by a neighbouring country suffers from a failure mentality. It's really not a normal position to be in in the first place. The British are well known for their psychological warfare so due to our position in relation to them (geographically, politically, socially, etc) I have no doubt that our national psyche bears the burden. An everyday example was on Friday at around 7pm I went on the BBC sport site to check our line up and there was nothing about the game. But of course, after suffering a disappointing defeat it was featured as the top story through into the next day. I do agree with you that we're in a vicious cycle though. And I think the best starting point is to question the old narrative that we're shite and our players are shite and we're losers etc etc.
  13. We weren't successful. We had better players at the time but never even made it past the group stage of any tournament, often due to calamitous results. I would suggest that it's 'lazy', and self defeating to say that we definitely have a 'serious psychological problem' but to assume that we've mainly just invented it ourselves. See above, we had great players in previous decades but still never achieved anything on a competitive level beyond qualifying for tournaments. And if we really don't give a toss about England then why are they regularly referenced on this forum, usually as some sort of bench mark of how things are done? Absolutely. Scotland is full of people who subscribe to the British establishment view. This is the biggest problem we face, one from within. And the Scottish press are barely even Scottish. And the players reading this stuff is just the tip of the iceberg. If you have a whole stadium of people who have directly, or indirectly been regularly exposed to this viewpoint, and furthermore a whole nation of people, then it's no surprise that any kind of international success is affected by it. I would imagine that every one of us, despite supporting Scotland, has at least at one point made a joke to a non-supporter about how shit we are just to conform to social convention.
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