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Surprised and disappointed at that news.

I do find it hard to believe that it is to protect his body as it is not as if goalkeeping sees you run about 5 to 10 km a match etc. The one saving grace is we're quite strong in the goalkeeping area.

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1 minute ago, Gala Tartan Army (Borders) said:

Fact he was banned a month ago by SFA for kick out against Aberdeen surely a factor.

I doubt it. 

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2 minutes ago, Gala Tartan Army (Borders) said:

Fact he was banned a month ago by SFA for kick out against Aberdeen surely a factor.

Christ, can just imagine Rangers fans revelling in this. And so the nonsence will continue. Cheers Allan.

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26 minutes ago, Malcolm said:

Terrible news... scotlands best goalie by far

By a long long way. Huge hit to our qualification hopes. 

I do like Bain but McGregor is the far superior keeper. 

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2 minutes ago, ProudScot said:

By a long long way. Huge hit to our qualification hopes. 

I do like Bain but McGregor is the far superior keeper. 

I don't think it's a huge hit, McGregor deserved to be number one but Bain is capable of stepping in. 

 

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I’m surprised because I do think we’ve got a half decent chance of qualifying for Euro 2020. I’m sure he’ll regret retiring if we do. 

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Bain has come on leaps and bounds in the past few months, he's inexperienced at international level, but I think his time has come.

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38 minutes ago, EddardStark said:

I doubt it. 

I don't, footballers are like ordinary people, Stupid and love to sulk. 

His suspension may have just been the final straw for someone who was already thinking of retiring

Not the worst news IMO. He was always going retire soon enough anyway.

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I reckon by the end of this season he could have played over  50 competitive club game. I think it's reasonable for a 37 year old to take stock and consider how best he can remain at the top.

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2 minutes ago, EddardStark said:

I reckon by the end of this season he could have played over  50 competitive club game. I think it's reasonable for a 37 year old to take stock and consider how best he can remain at the top.

How many more games would he have yo play with Scotland? I'm guessing not that many

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31 minutes ago, ProudScot said:

By a long long way. Huge hit to our qualification hopes. 

I do like Bain but McGregor is the far superior keeper. 

I’m not sure if it’s that big a hit to our hopes as we have decent cover but it is a bit of a blow with just over a week until the campaign starts. 

I doubt he’d have went on after this campaign so we’ll just need to replace him a year earlier than we’d hoped. 

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8 minutes ago, EddardStark said:

In the 15 months?   10 maybe.? It all adds up. 

In a season, are there that many Scotland fixtures? 

I've said all along I don't think playing the extra games is a big deal. Particularly for goalkeepers.

IMO It's an excuse when they can't be arsed anymore.

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19 minutes ago, vanderark14 said:

How many more games would he have yo play with Scotland? I'm guessing not that many

We have 10 qualifiers, with the travelling to the away games he’s decided it’s too much.

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6 minutes ago, Rab The Crab said:

We have 10 qualifiers, with the travelling to the away games he’s decided it’s too much.

Poor McGregor, travelling for 5 away matches extra per season must be so tough, especially for a goalkeeper. The other 5 matches are on his doorstep. 

 

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