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  1. u21 squad announced for the forthcoming double headers: Scotland Under-21 squad Goalkeepers: Mark Hurst (St Johnstone), Liam Kelly (Livingston) Defenders: Dominic Hyan (Reading), Stephen Kingsley (Swansea), Donald Love (Sunderland), Callum McFadzean (Kilmarnock), Jordan McGhee (Hearts), Mark O'Hara (Dundee), Liam Smith (Hearts), John Souttar (Hearts) Midfielders: Ryan Gauld (Vitoria de Setubal), Liam Henderson (Celtic), Lewis Macleod (Brentford), Craig Slater (Colchester), Craig Storie (Aberdeen). Forwards: Ryan Christie (Celtic), Jason Cummings, (Hibernian), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Billy King (Inverness), Oliver McBurnie (Swansea), Sam Nicholson (Hearts) Must admit there's a few there that I don't know too much about. Nice to see Macleod back, no sign of Jack Harper but I guess that must be down to lack of games at first team level.
  2. Unbelievable when you start adding up the transfer fees for McCormack, Rhodes and Fletcher. Two of them can't get in the squad at all and the other one we're not confident about putting the ball in the back of the net. It is a crazy world we live in!
  3. Maloney may need games but he made quite a difference when he came on for Hull on Saturday, scored one and set up the other! I'm not sure how Rhodes and McCormack are obviously similar to Griffiths except that they play up front. Seem quite different types of striker to me from what I have seen.
  4. I wonder how Phillips would get on if he played down the middle. Most of his career he has spent on the flank but I'm sure he has played more centrally early on and scored goals, one thing that he does have is pace and that is not a quality associated with our other forwards. Aganst Malta we need tricky clever players who can unlock defences (eg Snodgrass, Bannan) but if we were set up to counter attack Phillips might be a useful asset if played down the middle particularly as we now have a bit of pace down the flanks.
  5. McCormack seemed to have come back into favour. His omission is a strange one, I have very little if any confidence in Fletcher or Martin conjuring a goal out of nowhere against a packed defence but that is exactly what McCormack is capable of doing and that is exactly what we'll be up against.. Between them Martin and Fletcher have played 34 games and scored a grand total of 9 goals of which 7 were against Gibralter.
  6. I think it will be tried and trusted as much as possible, we need to get off to a good start against Malta and it has potential banana skin written all over that but I think Burke will be in the squad. I'd like to see Bardsley in the squad simply beause he's playing and Hutton isn't but it's far too much of a gamble to pitch someone like Love in for that fixture. I'm not sure about Kingsley as we're well served at left back, in the long term I wonder whether he could do a job further up the park or even as a central defender.
  7. I think the Scots athletes have done pretty well on the whole. As well as Doyle, Sharp, McColgan, Butchart all through to finals and with pbs or seasons best. O'Hare ran well in his first heat but not sure what happened in the semi final, he was running really well and seemed to have got his tactics spot on but it just didn't work out.
  8. I remember watching Garner a few times the season before last season. I think Preston had a bit of a cup run and he was certainly a player who caught the eye. Kenny Miller's can't keep going on forever so I think it should be a decent signing. Comparisons with Hooper are pretty valid though Hooper was a fair bit younger when he joined Celtic.
  9. As has Hutton for Villa.
  10. Rangers are in the market for an expeienced no-nonsense centre half, must be cheaper than Lescott. Sounds like he could fit the bill and be the answer to our prayers
  11. I see Rogers has made a comment about Brown possibly dropping back into the centre of defence some time in the future. It would just be typical if he became at success in a shortage area after he retired and was no longer available for selection.
  12. Jack McBean has joined Coventry City on loan. I know at one time there was mention that he might be one to look at, at least WGS will find it easier to get to Coventry than LA! http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37136354
  13. Looks like my best years might still be ahead of me!
  14. Certainly add experience and is a mere youngster compared to Gordon Greer, so he's definitley one for the future. Joking apart I always thought Andy Webster was a decent enough centre half just his career was very hampered by injury.
  15. Probably the right decision and he may find it easier at his age and with injury problems to just concentrate on his club career. I saw him make his international debut and he promised great things. He's had a good international career and its a shame he'll miss the engalnd games, a rejuvenated Scott Brown firing on all cylinders would have been an asset. However football moves on and it gives a chance for others to be involved. Shame that Scott Arfield has decided for Canada, box to box midfield player with an eye for goal, playing at the highest level and less likely to get red carded.