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MCFADDEN!

Euro 2008 Scotland
by KrisMc (U5144216) 13 October 2007
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Ya Beauty!! 3-1 , some breathin space now!

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posted Oct 15, 2007

The best Scotland player in the last 3 matches not only for his goals but for his skills and workrate. He has that little spark that every team needs and sooner or later Moyes has to play him as striker which is where he is most dangerous.

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posted Oct 15, 2007

"...But the 26-year-old Everton forward has long been a favourite with Scotland followers..."

Picky I know erm but you'd think an in depth article about a player would have his correct age - he's 24.

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posted Oct 16, 2007

D'oh! Good spot 1974andallthat... The mistake has been rectified.
Let's hope McFadden can bang in another goal on Wednesday!

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posted Oct 16, 2007

James McFadden is a football ledgend! I don't see why Everton have kept paying over the odds for what can only be classed as sub-standard strikers. If Everton played him more often not only would he lift them further up the table he would improve as a player benefiting not only Scotland but Everton aswell. If he can take Scotland to the top of a European qualifying group which contains the world champions and the ruuners-up, effectively on his own what could he do for Everton?

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posted Oct 16, 2007

Faddy for President!!

Let's hope he can keep up the momentum for the last 2 games.

It could be all over if Lithuania pull off a miracle against France tomorrow and we beat Georgia (is that correct?)

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posted Oct 16, 2007

"I can understand D Moyes wanting to play Andy Johnson"

I can't, sorry. I know he nicked a goal recently, but am I right in thinking that was his first of the season? Johnson is fast, and he cost the toffees 8.5m or so, but I can't see these facts as reason enough for him continually displacing form players. I reckon Yakubu will be more of a threat once he settles - I would happily have taken him back at pompey. With the form Faddy's in, and Vaughan due back sometime in the autumn, AJ must be feeling the pressure. I reckon Faddy's done enough to merit a few starts in his best position, and then DM will see what he can do. If not, Faddy and his agent should start considering his future, as I'm sure every Scotalnd fan would like to see him playing week-in, week-out and developing into the player we all know he can be.

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posted Oct 16, 2007

He was superb and the goal was outstanding .... his games was excellent throughout .... my only criticism is the "dive" in the penalty box. I am totally supportive of Gordon Smith's initiative on diving, it should be applied across the footballing world, but don't let the blinkers go on just because it was Faddy and because of the great result .... IT WAS WRONG.

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posted Oct 16, 2007

TE...wondering why you put "dive" in inverted commas?

I would also, because I don't think it was a dive, but I do feel that Faddy was a bit theatrical going down. Nowhere near Mikoliunas theatrical- there was definite contact, and to be honest having watched it many times, I still feel it was a PK. However, I reckon Faddy definitely damaged his chances of getting anything off the ref by hamming it up a bit too much.

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posted Oct 17, 2007

Class - And Rafa has noted it, he was at Hampden on satday and will be making a bid for Faddy in the summer, beleive me. You heard it here first.

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posted Oct 17, 2007

A great player and in great form at the moment. I can't understand why Moyes (who is at practicaly every Scotland game) doesn't play him just behind a striker.

Look at it this way - England are in a far easier group than Scotland yet they need a win tonight in Russia (3rd in their group) and a draw in the final home match against Croatia (top of the group). It's shamefull they aren't topping it let alon requiring a couple of points to qualify.

Bearing that in mind what makes the Everton striking position even more laughable is that Andy Johnson is WWAAAAYYY down the list of England strikers behind Rooney, Owen, Heskey & probably even Crouch.

Go figure.

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