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    U19's v Spain

    According to the SFA site that's 10 goals in 13 caps!
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    Scottish player transfers

    Not got a suitable thread for this so thought I'd start a new one. Anyway, there seems to be a rumour that Bologna and Parma are both after Liam Henderson who has impressed during his time at Bari. Even if it doesn't go ahead it's really pleasing to see he's made a good go of it. I've not seen him at Bari but this would suggest he's close to the Scotland squad (although in a position where we have plenty of competition). Transfer news affecting national team players seems quiet at the moment although one mention of McGregor to Bournemouth.
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    Jack Harper

    The BBC have an article on Jack Harper on their website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46884187 Taken from an interview with Guillem Balague. Haven't listened to it yet but it's an interesting article.
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    Oliver Burke

    Fletcher's never been a goal machine but as you say maybe we don't have to have that. When you have Burke/Christie/Forrest/Fraser/Armstrong bombing on goals will come. I'd still go for Naismith first though.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    They won 1-0 and he played the full 90 minutes. I'd like to see the stat of how many they've won when he was playing.
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    In praise of Brendan Rogers

    As a Hearts fan maybe i shouldn't be saying this but... Brendan Rogers has been a huge force for good for the National team and deserves massive credit for what he has done. Even though it's early days Oli Burke looks like yet another Scot benefiting from his guidance to go alongside McGregor, Christie, Johnston, Forrest etc. Most weeks there will be a minimum of 5-6 Scots starting and it could easily be as high as 8 or 9 with more on the bench. It's a shame that Gerrard's not following suit but hopefully it's just a short-term strategy that changes over the long-term. Levein's disappointed me this season after the positivity of the young lads last year but there's others that deserve credit such as Robinson. Fingers crossed the Motherwell lads progress. I'm sure Rogers will be back in the EPL someday and I think it'll be a loss to the National team (although you wouldn't be surprised to find an increase in Scots at whichever club he finds himself at).
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Exactly! The perfect answer to Liverpool's goal scoring problems. 😁
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Robertson has the highest number of assists for a defender in the EPL but, if it's possible to say, he should have a lot more if those strikers weren't so wasteful. Sounds ridiculous i know!
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    U17 squad

    2 friendly games this week. 0-0 against Spain and a 2-1 win against Hungary. Two goals from Motherwell lads (I believe). Motherwell are churning them out at the minute!
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    George Johnston scored for Liverpool U23 on Monday against Man City.
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    Scottish player transfers

    I'm intrigued by the fact that Souttar's name not mentioned when it gets to transfer window time. Souttar and McKenna could both play in the EPL. Those two could make up the centre of defence for the next 5-10 years. Think they both have a very bright future.
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    Scottish player transfers

    West Ham in for Fleck according to the papers. Would be very interested to see how he'd get on at that level.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Maybe getting carried away but I think things are starting to look more promising. Only a few months ago we were wondering where all the strikers are but now there are possibilities. Burke, Hornby, Brophy, McBurnie, Harper and Hardie are all fairly young and then behind them are even younger lads who look promising. I still think it's a bit early to be getting over excited about Hornby but he certainly looks good. I'd still be picking Naismith and hoping Griffiths is back soon but i'd be getting them into the squad
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    U17 squad

    Was googling some of the names in the U17s and saw that the Norwich lad was 'scouted' by Scotland which struck me as interesting. They must have to do a hell of a lot of research into those players that aren't born in Scotland! Is there a file on every youth player?
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    Scott McTominay

    Signed a new deal at Man Utd keeping him there until 2023: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/breaking-scott-mctominay-signs-new-13887606 Positive news.
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    Jack Harper

    Think that's harsh. He was picked as he was the best Scottish striker during that period. His play for Hearts over the past 12 months has been excellent and he brings real experience to the team.
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    U17 squad

    That's a great name!
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Cairney starts on the bench and no McDonald at all (is he injured?) Reports are that Fulham are looking to loan McDonald out and I wonder if Cairney might look for a move.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Full 90 minutes for Burke. Great to hear that. How did he play? Although I can imagine that giving him confidence through playing full matches would be a sensible tactic.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    You're right. However, the bigger the pool of youngsters at top clubs the better it is for the future. Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool are all amongst the world's biggest teams and we have a youngster at each. Then one at wolves and Everton and a scattering elsewhere. It's not a huge number but they're getting world class coaching. Even at Stoke. Hardly a great team but Souttar is coming through and was on the bench last weekend. It just adds up to more reasons to be cheerful.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    I understood he was well thought of. I've been keeping an eye on their U23s as they also have Gallacher who hasn't featured for a while. But Johnston's played all the games I've checked. Captaining Liverpool's U23 doesn't guarantee you'll make it but it's positive. Just a shame he's left footed!
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    Scottish player transfers

    I'm not sure about that. Would be great but I think Bournemouth-Southampton-Everton are about the right level where he'll play every week and shine as he has done. I'd prefer him to stay at Bournemouth though. Think Howe's worked well with him.
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    Scottish player transfers

    No. Bit an odd one. He's good but not sure how much of a game he'd get there so it doesn't sound right to me.
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    Karamoko Dembele

    I agree with this. If he chose the Ivory Coast then that would be completely understandable. England, however, would be hard to take. Yes he's eligible but despite being born there I don't think there are any ties. It'd be like Bradley Wiggins cycling for Belgium. He's still young so I'm happy to give him plenty of time. You'd think that all around him he'd have friends and colleagues making the case for Scotland. On the issue of money, I don't think playing for Wales has held Bale back. As Chripper asks though, what is the rule on number of swaps?
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Gauld played for Farense today in their 3-3 draw. Got subbed after 71 minutes although they were 2-1 up at the time.
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