Category Archives: International

Time to put this wee nation excuse to bed
By J Bleasdale |

YOU would think that after 18 years that it’d get easier watching a major international tournament would be easier for Scotland fans, having grown so used to the idea of us not qualifying since the France ’98 World Cup. Over the years, however, the frustration of not seeing our country represented at the World Cup [Read more]

Scotland’s absence shouldn’t detract (too much) from Euro 2016
By C Adey |

With a distinct lack of domestic football to keep us entertained over the next couple of months, interest will be largely centred on Euro 2016 over the coming weeks. Of course, despite some encouraging signs of progress under Gordon Strachan, qualification for Euro 2016 wasn’t to be for Scotland.  It’s not going to make viewing [Read more]

Scotland should take encouragement from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign
By S Douglas |

Scotland should look back at their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a great sense of pride at what they managed to achieve, with the progression under Gordon Strachan boding well for the future of the national team. While narrowly missing out on qualification has provided no crumb of comfort for the Tartan Army who began [Read more]

Is Ryan Gauld ready to step up?
By Guest Writer |

It turns out Scottish football couldn’t hold on to ‘Baby Messi’ for long. Ryan Gauld was snapped up by Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon for £3 million in July and with a release clause of €60 million in his contract it is clear he is held in the highest regard by his new club. Sporting have [Read more]

Poor old Roy Hodgson
By A Alexander |

The England manager recently reached the conclusion that the English premier league was spoiling his country’s chances of winning a major tournament. Not that it’s any consolation to Roy but some of us came to the same conclusion many years ago. Of the twenty premier league clubs at this point in time, only five have [Read more]

Czeching out the Euros & falling in love with football
By L Dunsire |

As the European Championships draw ever closer I’ve started to feel rather nostalgic, as it was this very tournament that made me fall in love with football, 16 years ago. I was a bit of a late starter when it came to having an interest in this sport. I wasn’t dragged to matches as a [Read more]

Team GB: The facts for Scottish fans
By Guest Writer |

Britain will enter the first joint home nations football team in 52 years in next year’s London Olympics. While this will be a historic moment, the Scottish Football Association has concerns about the implications on the national league. Fans are also worried about what this will mean for the domestic sport. Here, we explore some [Read more]

Scotland fail to deliver in the latest qualifying double header
By C Adey |

Go back seven days and there was the expectation that we would now be sitting in second place in our Euro qualifying group. The fact we had only won four points in our initial four games was quietly ignored, as international fever took hold. As a nation we reverted to the belief that it is [Read more]

Scotland Qualifier Preview: Double Or Quits
By J. Brownlie |

After the recent doom and gloom of all our club sides being out of Europe before the group stages it’s time to look ahead to our international double header at Hampden. We play Czech Republic on Saturday 3rd September and Lithuania on Tuesday 6th September, which are must win games if we want to be at Poland/Ukraine 2012. [Read more]

Scotland Drawn in World Cup Qualifying Group A
By J. Brownlie |

Our group has been drawn and we now know who we will be competing against for a place at World cup 2014. I thought I’d write up a wee bit about the teams we will play against. Croatia ranked 9th in FIFA rankings – Seeded top in the group and in recent times they stopped [Read more]