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  1. 1 hour ago, Albertlegend said:

    So negative overall, why leave it so late with the subs? An improvement on germany but still pretty poor. Ralston just looks miles out his depth, would rather see James Forrest at RWB but Clarke will never be that attack minded.

    i though McGinn and McGregor were anonymous. Gunn and mctominay played well! 
     

    I think Iv been burned too many times by Scotland at major tournaments but Hungary on Sunday in giving me Morocco at France 98 vibes! 

    Uruguay at Mexico 86 ? Yugoslavia 74 ? Don't know why. Nothing performance wise so far points to it. But I think Sunday will be different. I have a dream !

  2. 8 hours ago, rubber_duck said:

    Ralstons limited, gave a goal away, looked awkward…but by god he hung on. Fair play. Deserves his place. 

     

    I'd imagine he'll keep his place due to a lack of alternatives, at least in Steve Clarke's mind, but he doesn't deserve to. 'limited' 'gave a goal away' 'looked awkward' You're absolutely right and that's what you judge an international footballer on. He hung on ? Didn't hide ? That isn't nearly enough. 

  3. 14 minutes ago, Stellaboz said:

    Fcking idiots working some of the drink stalls at the fanzone.

    Me: 2 Pils please

    Her: sorry but we have Bitburger?

     

    Fck me. 

    English not her first language ? Didn't quite understand your accent ? Yep, what a f***ing idiot.

  4. 6 hours ago, Red Kite said:

    If I've got this right, BBC have gone 75% Merseyside on commentators for your game tonight.  Steve Bower, ex-Radio Merseyside and James McFadden, ex-Everton, on the telly.  Alistair Bruce Ball, sounds-Scottish surname and Pat Nevin, ex-Everton and Tranmere, on 5live sync.  I shall be hoping the local boys talk a good game and don't let us down.

    Wot ! No Liam MacLeod !!

  5. 2 hours ago, Kevin Finnerty said:

    Mate who cares. We're at a tournament, we've got two games left to play and people are very naturally going to continue feeling hope and excitement to some degree or another until we're actually out of it. You can write us off just now if you want and you can crow about how correct you were if and when we fail to get out of the group, but it's not going to put you in some special elevated position above folk who dared to indulge in a bit of optimism.

    You really don't have a clue how this works son, do you ? I put my opinion, based on what I've seen of Scotland and their opponents, and conclude that I don't think we will beat either of them. I still have as much hope and excitement as you or any other perennial optimist . I just have no expectation. That's all. You see it differently..I'd much rather you be right than me . Optimism's fine. Realism's fine. 

  6. 1 hour ago, Kevin Finnerty said:

    Mate who cares. We're at a tournament, we've got two games left to play and people are very naturally going to continue feeling hope and excitement to some degree or another until we're actually out of it. You can write us off just now if you want and you can crow about how correct you were if and when we fail to get out of the group, but it's not going to put you in some special elevated position above folk who dared to indulge in a bit of optimism.

     

    1 hour ago, git-intae-thum said:

    Not worth it bud. They are an England supporting troll account or one of those very odd Scotland hating Rangers types that you occassionally come across.

     

    1 hour ago, git-intae-thum said:

    Not worth it bud. They are an England supporting troll account or one of those very odd Scotland hating Rangers types that you occassionally come across.

    Not thinking this Scotland team is good enough to beat Switzerland or Hungary is some sort of thought crime with you, is it ? Very odd.

  7. 9 minutes ago, Red Kite said:

    I am beginning to wonder if part of the telly deals is that they have to keep the focus on England to maximise revenue for all commercial partners and English businesses.  These tournaments generate a fortune for a lot of businesses, including food, bevvy, kits, flags etc.

    Exactly. They keep the focus on England because upwards of 90% of the audience are English. It can be annoying to the minority but it's just the demographics. It's not a conspiracy to do down uppity Jocks. Considering the total disinterest in England for just about all things Scottish I actually think the national (UK) coverage for Scotland at this tournament is fair enough. 

  8. 22 hours ago, BFTD said:

    Unfortunately, I'd imagine that the Swiss will be quite keen to have six points on the board before they have to play Germany, just to nullify any outside chance of them ending up in third place. Doesn't mean that it'll be a walkover for them; they're good, but still a level below the sides who might actually win the tournament. Don't forget they also made an arse of a very straightforward qualifying group.

    They'll think they've got nothing to fear from us, but if we can put in the kind of performance we know the team's capable of, the game's still anyone's.

     
     

    We need to put in the kind of performance we suspect we're not capable of to stand a chance. Friday night was the performance that this team is capable of. Some on these forums tried to gently warn of the possibility of a hammering only to be swept aside by a tidal wave of delusional hysteria. Let's just hope we at least give the Swiss a bit of a game. That's probably going to be as good as it gets.

  9. On 15/06/2024 at 16:59, SlayerX said:

    Like 100% of English politicians are obsessed with keeping Scotland in the Union.

    Yet, apparently, England are subsidising Scotland. Apparently.

    Obsessed and scared of going it alone without your golden goose.

    As for "hating".

    Flip the script: Imagine every time you turned on the tv you heard a Scotland voice, you had to watch English shows and English commercials, etc.

    Imaging during England's matched 10% of the build up is about the England's upcoming match and 90% is about Scotland's upcoming match.

    15 minutes into the coverage last night it went to England's camp. I immediately switched off till kick off.

    Imagine your media, print, radio and television has a Unionist slant to it.

    Want to talk about the £2trillion from the North Sea?

    I think if the shoe was on the other foot you'd get it.

     
     

     

     

    Have you actually ever met anyone English to corroborate your McGlashanesque rantings ?  I want an independent Scotland too but not because of 'English' adverts on the telly. Try talking to some people. Many, many English are as scunnered with the little Englander, Tory leaning media as any Scot is. They long for an independent Scotland as somewhere a little more decent than Tory England that they can escape to. 

     

  10. 6 hours ago, SlayerX said:

    The matches against the Netherlands, England and France were deceptive.

    I watched all three recently. Yes, we received three poundings on paper, but the results didn't reflect the general play.

    For a start, in those three games we had a total of 23 shots. The result against the Dutch was incredible. Even van der Vaart said we should've won 4-0.

    We matched France in possession and in shots. And the England game was more even than the scoreline suggests.

    In all three games we really did play some nice, possession based football.

    I would have to watch the Germany match over again, but it looked like we were playing 5-4-1 and our masterplan was to park the bus and escape with a point.

    Well, I hope Steve Clarke realises now that against teams with world class players who can open up low blocks, those tactics are not going to work.

    And dropping the only midfielder in the squad who always offers for the ball (Gilmour) was a mistake.

    I just hope the players pride is hurt to the extent that they take their frustration out on the Swiss and Hungary.

    We need to get back to how we played in the qualifying: Dynamic, on the front foot and fearless.

    Last night was not a true reflection on the Scotland national team.

    Hopefully we can redeem ourselves against the Swiss and Hungary.

    Delusional nonsense from Desmond I'm afraid. Last night was very much a true reflection ....I asked how bad could it get and even i was shocked by the answer. 

  11. 48 minutes ago, Raidernation said:

    Been saying this for decades, Scotland, internationally, will almost always be on the back food, certainly not 70% possession. Bigot brothers players just cannot play defensively, so don’t fukking play them.

    Almost all coast in every domestic game and haven’t a clue how to play on the back foot.

     

    Oh, and Porteous, just GTF you doss c**t!

    Correct 

  12. 25 minutes ago, SlayerX said:

    https://www.veed.io/view/e84e99a8-ff01-405f-a4b5-74e397aa15ce?panel=

    Each to their own, mate. Just sick and tired of the negativity.

    Anout France 98, I meant the nerves.

    I was way more nervous about France 98 than I was for Euro 2020.

    You should watch France 98 again.

    We should've got a point against Brazil and we should've beat Norway and Morocco.

    The results didn't align with the application or attitude.

    You were doing well until Morocco... delusional isn't strong enough for the belief we should have won that game.

  13. 42 minutes ago, SlayerX said:

    The positivity and optimism is great. Long may it continue.

    The Negative Normans and naysayers should take a day off and support the team.

    For me, this doesn't feel like it did in Euro 2020. It feels more like France 98.

    Probably because we're involved in the opening game against a football powerhouse. As opposed to Euro 2020 when we didn't meet a big team.

    You can be positive, optimistic, support Scotland with a passion and still think they will probably lose. That doesn't make me any less Scottish or any less excited or any less desperate for my country to succeed. And I'm getting a tad tired of 'Delusional Desmonds' telling me otherwise. And I, for one, hope it's nothing like France 98. One point and a hammering in the final game ? No thanks.

  14. Those of us too young, too old, too skint, too hen pecked, too lethargic to sign up for German manoeuvres but whose passion and excitement for Scotland is as great as anyone wandering around Munich in a cheap kilt, how do you plan to get from the fridge to the sofa ? From the bus stop to the pub ? Whether you're a Cpl Jones or Pte Frazer, a Mainwaring or a Pike or even a good old Godfrey, this Euros is just as exciting for Scotland's Home Guard..

  15. 4 minutes ago, TheScarf said:

    I have a bad feeling about this.  2-0 Germany.

    As bad feelings go that's pretty optimistic. I'm inexplicably optimistic.... Germany...1, Scotland 1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  16. On 04/03/2024 at 14:48, Jives Miguel said:

     

    No I don't believe that I do actually. I don't appreciate your insinuations that I'm bigoted. 

     

    What I have an issue with is carrying the can for the GAA. Still to hear any rational explanation as to why I and other UK taxpayers are funding the GAA - a sport organisation based in Dublin, Ireland - new stadium instead of the GAA itself.

    There are those who will always try to shutdown any criticism of Ireland, it's government or any of its population by tarring the critic with the bigotry brush just as there those who howl anti-Semite at those who criticise Israel and its  government. 

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