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One more friendly for 2018?

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If I may begin the rumour merry-go-round we had going on at the start of the year.

I saw some rumour spread on Facebook last night (probably bullshit) that our last friendly to be announced for this year was Portugal at home. Presumably, looking at the dates this would be around 16/11 to make the last Nations League game at home to Israel a double header.

Again don't shoot the messenger, but if there are any otherwise informed people inside the foreign press then please feel free to have your say.

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It would make sense that we'd be playing another friendly game at home this year. Portugal is a possible opponent and one that will allow the SFA to make money on tickets. Wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be true.

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1 minute ago, Barney Rubble said:

We play Albania away on 17th November...................

Possibly a typo in the OP? Would be roughly 16th October, as that's when we have a free date.

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3 minutes ago, Clyde1998 said:

Possibly a typo in the OP? Would be roughly 16th October, as that's when we have a free date.

Doubt it was a typo, as OP makes reference to a possible double header with the Israel home game on 20th November.

As you say, the 16th October at home to Portugal would be possible.

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51 minutes ago, Barney Rubble said:

Doubt it was a typo, as OP makes reference to a possible double header with the Israel home game on 20th November.

As you say, the 16th October at home to Portugal would be possible.

Aye I made an arse of it to be fair.

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For the free date that month there is only two real options (unless the SFA go down the road of asking a non-UEFA team) being Croatia and Portugal.

Portugal would be the logical option, as they can add that one on to the season ticket for the Nations League as part of a 4 game package, and thus sell tickets for the qualifiers, and get tickets sold for two friendlies added on to the top of that (imagine a game with the European Champions with Ronaldo would be a dream PR excuse for the SFA/SSC)

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If they're saying they were listening to the views collected from the supporters at the end of the last campaign surely the season tickets would be one of the first things to get ousted?

Having said that, they are probably raging we got drawn into the 3 team group so they'll have to plug the gap caused by the lack of a 3rd competitive home game somehow.

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1 minute ago, N4Footsoldier said:

If they're saying they were listening to the views collected from the supporters at the end of the last campaign surely the season tickets would be one of the first things to get ousted?

Having said that, they are probably raging we got drawn into the 3 team group so they'll have to plug the gap caused by the lack of a 3rd competitive home game somehow.

Why should they chuck the season tickets? If you know you can make all the games then it makes it easier to book as one bundle. Not keen on them including friendlies as I can't guarantee I can make them but they could make 2 different packages including and excluding the friendlies.

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8 hours ago, wanderer said:

For the free date that month there is only two real options (unless the SFA go down the road of asking a non-UEFA team) being Croatia and Portugal.

Portugal would be the logical option, as they can add that one on to the season ticket for the Nations League as part of a 4 game package, and thus sell tickets for the qualifiers, and get tickets sold for two friendlies added on to the top of that (imagine a game with the European Champions with Ronaldo would be a dream PR excuse for the SFA/SSC)

Hmmmm.

The most boring European Chanpions since Greece. 

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8 hours ago, Marky said:

Hmmmm.

The most boring European Chanpions since Greece. 

There’s only been 2 European champions since Greece and the other has games. 

Hoping for Portugal as well. Like many others, biggest UEFA team I’ve not seen us play.

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9 hours ago, Marky said:

Hmmmm.

The most boring European Chanpions since Greece. 

While true, end of the day that's not how the SFA will market it (as said, they will go over board with the whole "Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo and the European Champions are in town" stuff)

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3 hours ago, McToot said:

There’s only been 2 European champions since Greece and the other has games. 

Hoping for Portugal as well. Like many others, biggest UEFA team I’ve not seen us play.

08, 12 and 16 is 3 euros since greece.

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17 minutes ago, Barney Rubble said:

None of those tournaments featured Paul Dickov, though.

He s saving himself for next one with us.

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14 hours ago, Marky said:

Hmmmm.

The most boring European Chanpions since Greece. 

And a side so good, they only won a single match in ninety minutes in the Euros.

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4 minutes ago, Clyde1998 said:

And a side so good, they only won a single match in ninety minutes in the Euros.

 As did Portugal in 2016 - and they played a game more than Greece did in 2004!!!!

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1 hour ago, bonny78 said:

Yes but its been 3 tournaments

The post you quoted said " There’s only been 2 European champions since Greece and the other has games."

They said 2 European champions, not championships.

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