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Texas Pete

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  1. Texas Pete

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Yeah I remember him getting injured in September. I think it was after the Scotland squad was announced for the Albania and Belgium games so I don’t think McLeish would have picked him. I could be wrong about the dates though.
  2. Texas Pete

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    I knew what you meant. You don’t really need to be left footed to play as the left centre half though although it doesn’t hurt. Surely McLeish and his team have been watching him?
  3. Texas Pete

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    We don’t actually need to win both games although it would be ideal if we did. I’m not suggesting we throw Porteous in at the deep end and you’re right, he’s not ready to start for us yet but exposure to the first team wouldn’t be a bad thing. We may well need to turn to him next year. If Hanley is recalled I doubt he would start. McLeish obviously prefers Mulgrew and McKenna so I would imagine they would start, if fit. We’ll find out in a few weeks I suppose.
  4. Texas Pete

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    I know he’s only 26 but he has about 30 caps or something and he filled me with dread almost every time he played for us. If he has improved (a lot of defenders do improve with age) then I won’t have a problem with him getting back in the squad but I think we need better defenders than him to progress.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    God no. It’s time to look to the future, not backwards. Ryan Porteous should be called up as cover for Mulgrew and McKenna who should either start as the centre halves in a back 4 or in a back 3 with Tierney against Albania and Israel. We also have Jack Hendry so there’s no need to go back to the likes of Hanley who has had his day.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    He’s only definitely going to miss one match for us as he is suspended for Albania anyway. Hopefully he’ll be back and match fit for the qualifiers starting in March. I still hope McLeish ditches the three at the back though.
  7. Texas Pete

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    He did go back to Hearts after the Israel game saying he was injured. Seemed ok as he was walking off after the red card but he must have picked up the injury at some point.
  8. Texas Pete

    Tartan Army are getting what they deserve

    Absolutely but they haven’t done that as part of a mass boycott. Crowds have steadily been declining for years due to us not qualifying and the ridiculous prices the SFA like to charge. We will still get decent crowds in our qualifiers against the bigger teams next year, particularly if we are competing in the group.
  9. Texas Pete

    Tartan Army are getting what they deserve

    We beat Albania easily enough at home. We actually looked pretty good in the first half against both Belgium and Portugal. McLeish has selected some young players and looks to have possibly solved the central defensive worries (if Souttar and McKenna work out) that we have had for years. Winning our Nations League group is still well in our own hands. If you had asked the majority of the TA at the start of the campaign if they would have taken needing a point in Albania (or maybe even a narrow defeat) and a win at home against Israel to top the group, I think most folk would have taken that. Ok so there are also lots of negatives but people are talking as if we were fantastic under Strachan and McLeish has suddenly turned us into a shite team. We’ve been shite for years ffs. As I have said countless times, if we lose in Albania and fail to beat Israel at home then McLeish has failed and should be sacked. Most folk on here want him sacked now when we can still, and probably will in my opinion, win our group and reach the playoffs.
  10. Texas Pete

    Tartan Army are getting what they deserve

    Well I’m not going to stop going to games and I’m sure thousands of others won’t either. I’m all for change though and will be happy to participate in protests against the bigwigs etc. but I will always support the team.
  11. Texas Pete

    Tartan Army are getting what they deserve

    It was his second competitive game and first away from home. Most of the friendlies we have played haven’t been much more than B internationals. The overreaction on here to one bad (admittedly it was terrible) performance/result is ridiculous.
  12. Texas Pete

    Tartan Army are getting what they deserve

    It will be unacceptable. If it actually happens. Even if we had beaten Israel it would still be possible for us to get relegated at this stage. It would be far less likely obviously but still possible. We do still appear to have this unwarranted arrogance about us in that we seem to think Israel etc. have no right to beat us as we are too good and we should be sweeping these teams aside. Those days are gone.
  13. Texas Pete

    Worst 90 minutes as a Scotland fan

    Are you @bonny78 in disguise?
  14. Texas Pete

    Fan Survey

    Did you do the survey? It was mainly about the match day experience against Portugal and how much you know about the Nations League and playoffs etc. There is a space for comments at the end so no doubt people will have a moan about the Israel game and McLeish in general but I don’t think that’s what they’re looking for. No doubt we’ll get an email in a few months telling us not much is changing about the match day experience as the results of the survey were positive or some such nonsense.
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    Nations League

    I don’t see a major problem with it. This type of thing happens quite often in normal qualifying in groups of 5. Could actually work in our favour if they don’t have a match to experiment with players/formations etc. I doubt a friendly where they can make lots of changes would exactly knacker them anyway.
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