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  1. If just one match had gone the other way, then we would have scraped the playoffs, I call that progress. Although realistically it was more than one match but it somehow helps look at how we have improved since Burley and Levin.
  2. In a bit to make friendlies meaningful, there is the 2018-2019 UEFA Nations League to look forward to. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018%E2%80%9319_UEFA_Nations_League#Format The format looks confusing but is another route apparently for 4 teams to qualify for the EURO's in 2020. A third rate international competition is perhaps where we belong, so gutted today. Does anyone have any understanding of how this thing is going to operate?
  3. I will just have to resort of acquiring matches from Argentina 78, Spain 82, Mexico 86, Italy 90, Denmark 92, England 96 and France 98.
  4. I can't take much more of this. I moved abroad and it takes allot of effort to follow Scotland live every match, I am so gutted. My kids are 6, this is up there with Georgia 2008, Georgia 15, Belgium 01, Holland 03 but then you pick yourself up thinking hey we have a chance. Its going to be 5 years until we make a major tournament, this is bad. Three years ago I thought this EURO 16 is our best hope and I had some hope, but I have no left to spend.
  5. Was not enjoying that first half at all, we seemed like to have no creative ideas up front. S Fletcher isn't doing anything.
  6. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/11/12/article-2503591-195EEB4900000578-451_634x422.jpg Let's take care of the Poles tonight. HUNDREDS of years ago there was a king of Scotland and his name was Robert the Bruce. It was a good thing that he was both brave and wise, because the times in which he lived were wild and dangerous. The King of England was at war with him, and had led a great army into Scotland to drive him out of the land and to make Scotland a part of England. Battle after battle he had fought with England. Six times Robert the Bruce had led his brave little army against his foes. Six times his men had been beaten, until finally they were driven into flight. At last the army of Scotland was entirely scattered, and the king was forced to hide in the woods and in lonely places among the mountains. One rainy day, Robert the Bruce lay in a cave, listening to the rainfall outside the cave entrance. He was tired and felt sick at heart, ready to give up all hope. It seemed to him that there was no use for him to try to do anything more. As he lay thinking, he noticed a spider over his head, getting ready to weave her web. He watched her as she worked slowly and with great care. Six times she tried to throw her thread from one edge of the cave wall to another. Six times her thread fell short. "Poor thing!" said Robert the Bruce. "You, too, know what it's like to fail six times in a row." But the spider did not lose hope. With still more care, she made ready to try for a seventh time. Robert the Bruce almost forgot his own troubles as he watched, fascinated. She swung herself out upon the slender line. Would she fail again? No! The thread was carried safely to the cave wall, and fastened there. "Yes!" cried Bruce, "I, too, will try a seventh time!" So he arose and called his men together. He told them of his plans, and sent them out with hopeful messages to cheer the discouraged people. Soon there was an army of brave men around him. A seventh battle was fought, and this time the King of England was forced to retreat back to his own country. It wasn't long before England recognized Scotland as an independent country with Robert the Bruce as its rightful king. And to this very day, the victory and independence of Scotland is traced to a spider who kept trying again and again to spin her web in a cave and inspired the king of Scotland, Robert the Bruce.
  7. YES. I am watching the match from Texas and have taken the day off work so I can watch it live, so excited.
  8. For just once, I would like to qualify with games to spare. I cant imagine what it would feel like to be one of those teams like Germany or Spain who barring the odd poor result stroll through a campaign usually.
  9. Is Anya out for both games or only Poland?
  10. The chart above is incorrect for at least the Scotland portion, if we get 6 points we are in the play offs, I don't think they have accounted for head to heads.
  11. Sorry missed that. If we both draw on Thursday then your there. All you need is one win out of two matches to be certain of a 2nd/3rd place finish. I don't see you getting anything off the German's however.
  12. If you get a draw against the Poles, and your predicting we beat them at home - are you thinking we will drop points against Gibraltar? if it goes as you predict, Scotland home win, Ireland home loss to Germany - Then our fate is in our own hands as every scenario of your last game has us finishing 3rd unless we drop points v Gibraltar and honestly that will be a nervy game and we need a calm big performance from someone like Darren Fletcher to calm the ship. We drew 2-2 with Poland away, if we do beat them on Thursday then I see you guys up for it in your last game and its winner takes 2nd place and anything can happen with a home crowd behind you. If however you beat Germany then all credit to you and we are most likely going out.
  13. Scotland 2- Poland 1 Germany 4 - Ireland 0 Gibraltar 1 - Scotland 4 - party o after that first goal goes in. Ireland 0 - Poland 1 I can't remember the last time I have been this excited for a game, I've been hitting the wiki page almost daily for the last 2 weeks. I think the downer of the Georgia game has surely shooken up the squad and staff. I've taken the day aff work to watch the games live as I live in Texas. Thankfully Thursday's game is on Fox Sports 2 but it might be ESPN deportes for Monday.
  14. Who would you play Gala?
  15. I reckon you've nailed it. Any more word on Anya's fitness as I know there was a question mark a few days ago. McArthur really grew on me during the German game.