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What A Disgrace

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by BigPhilCeltic4EVA (U13858621) 14 November 2009
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What an absolute disgrace the national side are. I have been a loyal supporter of the team and Burley, but now there has to be change after todays embarassement.

His tactics look sound, but he dosen't get anything out of his players. The only players that i thought did all right were McCormick, Caldwell and Robson.

Sadly the rest i thought everyone else had a nightmare. Fox didnt impress on debut. Hutton, McManus, Miller, Fletcher(both) all looked average plays from 3rd class nations.

We need things to change or we are just going to have another unsuceesful qualifying campaign.

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comment by godmac (U7241429)

posted Nov 15, 2009

The problem has manifested itself into the demise of our game. The Scottish game is dead at club level and internation level. The remaining clubs want to show some unity and take over the SFA. The SFA are a joke and full of little insignificant men who 'think' they know what they are doing. We can complain on individual performances all we want, but until something is done about our game on he whole, we are banging our heads against a brick wall.

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posted Nov 15, 2009

Scotland team:
Marshall, Hutton, McManus, Gary Caldwell, Fox (Steven Fletcher 55), Dorrans (Robson 71), Darren Fletcher, Cowie (Riordan 78), Miller (Wallace 55), Naismith (McCormack 62), McFadden (Kyle 62).

Not a single international class individual in there........every one is a below average club squad player at best........ what do we expect?

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comment by lobby (U14193002)

posted Nov 15, 2009

"Burley not under threat, says SFA"

Well, he damn well should be, along with the bulk of that squad, after that pathetic performance in Wales. It was a total embarrassmwnt and illustrates the desperate state of Scottish football!

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posted Nov 15, 2009

Let's face it, Celtic fans know exactly the "quality" level of Caldwell, MacManus and Fox and they formed three of the back four! The other, Hutton, is a pale shadow of the half-decent player he once was. Any footballing nation that is forced to include the likes of Naismith, Miller and McCormack is always going to be in serious trouble.

Mark MacGhee is spot-on ... our level now is probably on a par with the League of Ireland, and maybe not even that.

I reckon the SNP government should have urgent talks with the SFA to see what can be done to improve the situation ... FAST. Scottish fans have surely had enough of defeats like 4-0 and 3-0 at the hands of countries even smaller than ourselves ... it is a national disgrace and an utter humiliation for the long-suffering football fans in Scotland, surely among the finest in the world.

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posted Nov 15, 2009

football fans in Scotland, surely among the finest in the world.

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<laugh><laugh><laugh>

That's the funniest thing i've read all week

<laugh>

What's 'fine' about the scottish fans exactly? Do you remember what happened at a recent UEFA cup final? And what about those 'fans' who attended the Wales game? They were shouting things at the team that i wouldn't let any pre-teen hear.

Give it up for the best fans in the world!!!<cheers>

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comment by Kyle (U14183841)

posted Nov 15, 2009

nothing will change as people at the to need to go and whilst their there they will preserve themselves.

At this moment the national team need a manager who can play dogged defensive football Like Smith's style, George Graham would give that style of football and enough experience to know how to set up a side to play against vastly superior sides.

the real problem is the Self preservation league(SPL) which needs to be more competitive I would make it an 16/18 team league with 3 relegation places the team who finish 3rd bottom get to play a relegation play-off.

combine division 2 with division 3 to make a 20 team league trying to win promotion to the top division.










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posted Nov 15, 2009

discoagogo

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I assume you mean when the Scotland fans sung Flower of Scotland 80 minutes into the game even though the team were getting beaten 3-0 by a third-string Welsh side?

Exactly.

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posted Nov 15, 2009

I assume you mean when the Scotland fans sung Flower of Scotland 80 minutes into the game even though the team were getting beaten 3-0 by a third-string Welsh side?

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You know exactly what i mean. They were yelling abuse at the team.

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comment by Sparky (U9693774)

posted Nov 15, 2009

Wales are guff <laugh>

Yes they truly are guff,

Hennessey, Bale, Ricketts, Ledley, Ramsey, Edwards, Bellamy, Collins, Davies and Collison all guff players <laugh>

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comment by GBOwls (U10739816)

posted Nov 18, 2009

which way is that ? the exit door like your scottish qualifying campaigns ?

hahahahaha

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