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Tartan Chris

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    Scottish player transfers

    Did no one see the story about Michael Kelly? Scottish, a CB (only 21) and already being linked to Palace, West Ham and Millwall despite only playing 15 games so far for Bristol Rovers. Not capped yet for under 21s. https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/west-ham-crystal-palace-millwall-2429187 Given the position he plays he's very much one you should be watched. Edit: Left back according to that (not another one as that woman said when the last election was called). I'm sure he was being described as a CB in other reports when I saw his name.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Ethan Hamilton scored a great goal for Rochdale on his debut.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Kenny McLean actually came on for Norwich and I think set up the Rhodes goal with a lovely cross. Hasn't played much for them.
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    Karamoko Dembele

    Said this before but his brother plays for Peterborough and he was interviewed and said his dream is to play with his brother....for the Ivory Coast. Would be amazed if he declares for Scotland...isn't playing for the youth sides like when Giggs played for England all those years ago due to residential issues?
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    Scottish player transfers

    Cairney being linked with West Ham again, pretty sure they bid for him last January transfer window. Are we high enough up the Premier league table yet....
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    Scottish player transfers

    Which one? I presume Graeme but Andy is playing really well for Luton atm, think he'll be back in championship and actually playing for someone in it next season.
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    Scottish player transfers

    West Brom confirmed the news. Should get regular game at Celtic and needs to get his career back on track.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Going by last 5-10 years playing in bottom half of premier league regularly is pretty good going for any player being called regularly by Scotland. He obviously isn't good enough for any of the top 6 who are a league apart now and not much difference between teams between 7th-14th imo as Burnley have shown recently.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Newcastle want to sign him aswell.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Injured/change of manager etc. Disrupts players really. Lad is a good player, just seems like Ritchie not fully committed to Scotland with constant pull outs and in fairness McLeish has reacted by not calling either up so up to them really.
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    Scottish player transfers

    Cairney being strongly linked to Newcastle.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Cup game. Still nice to see him actually starting games at least. Edit: Actually you're right, just didn't realise the opposition name. Didn't even realise until you posted that he's been loaned to a team in the Portugeese Second division. He needs to come back to U.K I think now. 5 years at Sporting without ever playing games for their main team and now dosen't even get loaned to another team in the top league.
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    The Future of The EPL is Bright the Future is Scottish

    Would be good for some of those to get loan moves in the new year to championship/league 1. Fair to say they're all a long way off breaking into first teams. Gilmour coming on for Arsenal the other night seems promising. I was actually confused by that as all the posts I've read were about Chelsea. Are they Brothers?
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    If what you say is correct the ironic thing is Vogts was actually the Germany manager at the time Craig Brown took over Scotland!
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Miller played great in that campaign from memory so should be ahead of Boyd. Mculloch was also an underrated member of that squad as was Hartley so there was decent depth to that squad in most areas.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Yeah Forrest will start next game due to saving 'Eck job with a hat trick. Just find him an incredibly inconsistant player so will have to see what his form is like in March generally. With Snoddy you know he'll work hard regardless of form and he's playing so well in premier league atm. Back to what he was like at Hull 2-3 years ago.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Was thinking what formation to use for next round of games as seems the 3-5-2 will be ditched. 4-2-3-1 and you could have Snoddy on one flank and Fraser on the other so you have nice mixture of pace and crosses. Any one of Paterson/Armstrong/Cairney for the number 10 role depending on the type of opposition. But then we get to the age old debate of how to fit Tierney/Robbo in.....good luck 'eck!
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Snodgrass so good atm. Will probably be shortlisted for premier league player of the month.
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    2020 Draw Thread

    Would be better for belgium to win every match really (same formula as England in the last group). Means Russia could only get maximum of 24 points so already points total for 2nd place is dropping towards 20 points which has to be a target even if 17-18 points feels more realistic. Russia beating Belgium at home would be as much bad news as when ROI out of nowhere beat Germany.
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    2020 Draw Thread

    Home form is still reasonably strong for me. 7 points v England, Slovakia and Slovenia was more than I expected. In the Euros took 4 points off Poland and ROI which should've been enough and ran Germany close 2-3. Problem is there's always a draw v mediocre opposition early in the group that means catch up. Lithuania was that one last time and also Macedonia in the 2012 group was huge considering qualification did actually still go to the last game against Spain. More for me is the poor away form that is always a problem. If you look back to euro 2016 qualifiers Wales actually got a 0-0 in Belgium which gave them a major mental boost. ROI also got a 1-1 in Germany. A backs to the wall draw in Moscow would do wonders to the belief of the squad.
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    2020 Draw Thread

    Is goal difference or head to head the difference if teams are level on points in this qualification? Worth knowing with San Marino in the group. Also 6 teams so you won't have that scrubbed off v bottom team unlike those awful 5 team groups.
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    2020 Draw Thread

    Yeah will likely come down to how well both do in Kazak and Cyprus. Of course with Scotland away record can't be trusted to win both but Russia also known to be flaky aswell so possible they could drop points at one of those venues.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Great to see. Interesting Pellegrini straight away told him to lose some weight if he wanted to feature in pre season. That's the difference working under a guy who's managed Real Madrid and Steve Bruce as Snoddy would've probably fallen on the floor laughing if he was told that last season!
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    2020 Draw Thread

    Think the qualifier in 2000 was played in Serraville, their capital. The one v England in 1993 was played at Bologna's ground. Edit; Took 70 minutes to score v them, Matt Elliott's first. Back when memories of Scotland playing at major tournament were only 2 years old.
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    2020 Draw Thread

    Good schedule imo. Reminds me a bit of playing Faroes and Lithuania first up in 2008 qualifying. 6 points and that put pressure on Italy who had a slow start. Russia will obviously have Belgium in the first three so potential to open up a bit of a gap on them ahead of the home game. 9/9 start would mean there's a pretty good chance of it being taken to last game.
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