Tag Archives: Scotland

World Cup Throwback – France 98: When the Scots took centre stage!
By J Bleasdale |

TWO long decades have passed since Scotland’s last appearance at any major tournament, and the pain at missing out doesn’t ease any. Five European Championships and five World Cups have passed us by as campaign after campaign ebbed away into failure. Instead of getting ready to face the World’s best, we’ve become the warm up [Read more]

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McLeish shows his predecessor how friendly should be approached
By J Bleasdale |

MANY eyebrows were raised when Alex McLeish named his Scotland squad for the upcoming friendly matches against Costa Rica and Hungary next weekend. Out went underachievers of the previous regime, such as Ikechi Anya, Chris Martin, Barry Bannan, Steven Fletcher and Robert Snodgrass, all of whom are either not getting regular first team football or [Read more]

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Kitted out! The best and worst of Scotland kits.
By J Bleasdale |

SCOTLAND release their bi-annual home and away kits tomorrow. There have been some classics over the years, from the plain Italia 90 kit to the unusual blue with gold trimmed Euro 2008 Qualifying outfit, from mellow yellow of 1985/86 to the white with blue saltire remembered in Paris 2007. Then there’s been the controversial, stretching [Read more]

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Throwback Thursday: The last time we qualified for the World Cup
By J Bleasdale |

TONIGHT, Scotland face Slovakia in a must-win match to keep alive their playoff ambitions for a second bite at World Cup Qualification – and bring to an end a twenty year wait to play in a major international tournament. In a campaign that began disastrously, with just four points from the first four matches, Gordon [Read more]

Football Aid 2018 – England vs SCOTLAND International Fixture
By C Adey |

How would you like to ‘Live The Dream’ by taking part in a truly memorable 90 minute match and represent Scotland in the oldest international fixture in world football? Well now’s your chance as Football Aid – www.footballaid.com – are offering Tartan Army fans the unique opportunity to play for Scotland in an epic Auld [Read more]

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Will the Scotland turnaround be complete or is it another false dawn?
By J Bleasdale |

TWELVE months ago, it looked like the Road to Russia was shut on Scotland. Two appalling results, a lucky home draw with Lithuania and a resounding 3-0 thumping in Slovakia, put the Scots World Cup Qualifying campaign in serious jeopardy and looked as though was going to push Manager Gordon Strachan out of a job. [Read more]

Scotland v England review
By J Bleasdale |

THERE are many words that could sum up the drama that unfolded at Hampden on Saturday. At the start, there was excitement as kick off approached in this Auld Enemy World Cup qualifier. Frustration at an inept first half performance where Scotland were fortunate to still be level. Hope when Leigh Griffiths’ first free kick [Read more]

Scottish Football Review of 2016
By J Bleasdale |

ANOTHER calendar year is almost at an end and it’s that time of year where people look back over the last twelve months – and Scottish Football is no different. The year started with the threat of a title challenge from Aberdeen after they defeated Celtic to close the gap at the top of the [Read more]

S6E13 No Need For Tissues
By C Adey |

Joining Craig is regulars Hamish and John B (the Aberdeen fan). The lack of free pies, the national team’s default against England, Strachan and Lisa Snowdon all feature. Thanks once again to McBookie for helping us out with the charity bet each week. This week we try and play safe, but that’s almost always the [Read more]

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Strachan’s Softies sent home the think again as the Road to Russia gets set to close
By J Bleasdale |

THIS TIME – that was the battlecry from the SFA’s marketing department to promote the World Cup Qualifying campaign, a bid to end two decades of waiting since our last major tournament appearance. Well, “this time” is heading swiftly towards the same as every other time we’ve attempted to qualify for a major finals since [Read more]

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