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  • TA Club London and STC No 29576
  1. if wales can do it

    I agree with you - however there is no reason why young Scots (as Kieran Freeman has shown in the past couple of days) cant move to academies in the rest of Britain - assuming they have some potential. Also - there are many posters on here argue that the best Scottish youngsters shouldn't leave Scotland at a young age for those considerably better academies outside of Scotland. Claiming they should learn their 'trade' and then move on in their 20s. Plus correct me if I'm wrong but isn't there at least five young Scots at Swansea? I was glad to see Kingsley get called up after a handful of premier league games for Swansea but plenty on here were not.
  2. Wales - Belgium

    not just Rossy - there are a number of posters on this board who have argued that the current Scotland team are better than Wales or 'Bales' as they have ridiculously preferred to call them. Hopefully they might finally accept that more than half of that Wales would walk into the current Scotland team and - dare i say - half of the Ireland team too
  3. Wales - Belgium

    Well played Wales. yes hopefully the buffoons on this board who called them Bales for the past couple of years will now accept they are more than a one-man team. Ramsey, Allen, Williams and his fellow premier league defenders would walk into our side. Well played Wales and shows how far behind, Scotland is, of that tiny country (with football as their second sport)
  4. Slovakia

    Agree with you 100% We need our young players to leave Scotland and the poor facilities, poor diet, their mates and the drink culture behind. And test themselves against the best youngsters from elsewhere and become professional footballers. And realise what it takes to become really top players
  5. Strachan..out...poll

    Very true, we will always have the Kirin Cup to cherish. My point as I'm sure you are aware was more regarding Mox's quote about Ferguson You could easily (Kirin Cup win allowing!?!?!) replace Ferguson with McFadden and Rangers, Blackburn.. then Rangers again with Motherwell, Everton, Birmingham then Motherwell again and make sarcastic comments about cherishing memories of McFadden shining a light on the world stage. Whats the difference - McFadden worshipped and Ferguson ridiculed?
  6. Strachan..out...poll

    I think Ferguson played in the same number of tournaments as McFadden
  7. Strachan..out...poll

    And conveniently forgotten European Cup winner Paul Lambert?
  8. Match thread

    But you wouldn't be dreading the campaign if we were playing a Celtic reserve and a Sporting Lisbon B team player in the team? Or selecting someone playing in the Scottish championship where some of the opposition is part-time? I'm all for bringing in young players if they are proving their worth - reserve football and scottish championship level of play is not proving their worth. These young players have to prove themselves at a decent level.
  9. i think we'll beat malta

    Really? Did you pay attention to the last qualifying campaign. Our head to heads with Poland and Ireland (the equivalent of Slovakia and Slovenia this time) were decent. It is possible that England - like Germany in the last group - wont win every game. Except of course we dont see it like that - first seed should win every game, so lets just assume they will. And Ireland and Poland took six points off of Georgia - we didn't. i agree with you that we should be looking for 12 points from the games against Malta and Lithuania. Slovakia and Slovenia will be expecting to do so. With our attitude though, we'll probably be happy with an away point here and there.
  10. Match thread

    Has Kingsley done any less than McKay or McGinn who have received caps recently? And in fairness to Kingsley he didnt look out of place whilst playing for Swansea against Arsenal's international payers at the end of the season - and looked one of the better players tonight
  11. Scotland Players In Action

    Not disagreeing entirely with what you suggest. (the question of course is where is best for young Scots to develop? - not for this thread) However, Deila has picked a 19-year-old scotsman Tierney over Izaguirre - a 29 year-old with 82 international caps - this season. Its entirely possible Tierney's form will drop and he will lose his place but it cant be denied that Deila is prepared to give youth a chance and play at least a handful of scots every game.
  12. Scotland Players In Action

    In fairness to Deila - he is playing Scottish players in Celtic'sfirst team. At least 5 or 6 Scots are regularly starting for them. Thats more than some sides - eg Inverness If Christie, Allan and Armstrong aren't good enough to play regularly for Celtic then they aren't good enough for Scotland. Think next season will be critical for all three (Christie has a bit more time), although suspect Allan will be in English championship/league 1 next season.
  13. "They Could Have Played For Us"

    We had Ian St John and Alan Gilzean up front alongside Law during that period, so dont think Baker would have made that much difference. 1962 - lost in a play-off to Czechoslovakia who went onto play Brazil in the actual final. So it was already a great Scotland team. DIdnt qualify for 1966 because of a stupid defensivefinal five minutes against Poland at Hampden. Two very,very narrow defeats were reasons we didnt qualify - nothing to do with a lack of qualities in the forward department.
  14. Scotland Players In Action

    of course its not that simple. I cannot believe some people cant understand that. Quality of regular opposition must be taken into consideration. How anyone can argue that Scotland, next season, will be better off if Russell Martin is playing in a promotion-chasing championship Norwich side rather than a relegation-threatened premier league Norwich is beyond me. If the argument is to for Strachan to be picking 'confident players who are winning most games' then Lee Wallace, Danny Wilson, Andy Halliday, Barrie Mackay and Kenny Miller should be walking into the team. Think this board - quite rightly - would go into meltdown if that happened.
  15. Scotland Players In Action

    Thats my view too. For example, next season - I'd much rather Norwich stayed up and struggled than got relegated and were pushing for promotion. Surely its better that Russell Martin is playing against the likes of Aguero and Costa than playing against Rotherham or Bristol City's strikers.