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posted Dec 17, 2009

We will win the world cup now

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Not quaking as much as the rest of the world at the thought of engerlund getting put out of the World Cup on penalties by ze Germans.

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comment by GM70047 (U8567743)

posted Dec 17, 2009

He has never won anything, as a player or manager! He is not ready for this job!!

No thank you!

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posted Dec 17, 2009

What are you doing?

Seriously... what are you doing? How old are you?

Grow up mate, stop trying to bait people on an internet forum by posting "hilarious" wind-up topics like this. I've checked your post history and this certainly isn't the first time you've had a pop at something involving Scotland or Scottish football.

You boring little drip.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

thelionthatroared.

Come on man, where is your is sense of humour? it good to see the SFA haven't lost theirs.
I mean...Craig Levein for gods sake.

You lot will be lucky to be in the same pot as San Marino and Andorra in future draws.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Listen pal do you seriously think England have what it takes to win the world cup?

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Don't want Levein as boss. End of. This is no better than Burley IMO.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

well lets think.

We have a great squad, full of confidence. All but one play in the best league in the world. The bookies (who very rarely get it wrong) have England at 3rd favorites.

But the most important factor...we are there, so yes, we have a chance. My bet is semi final at least. Which isn't too bad really.

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comment by Tom (U2753009)

posted Dec 17, 2009

The difference would be that Craig Levein can see the potential for players to perform at a higher level.

Boyd brilliant in SPL but too fat and slow for Europe or International. Levein would certainly NOT be an Old Firm puppet. By that I mean Barry Robson couldn't get a game for Scotland then joins Celtic then suddenly becomes an important regular (and as for Broadfoot!!!!) The chuckle brothers who play at the back for Celtic ....hmmm

Scotland is void of decent players at the moment but Levein has spent a lot of time restructuring United's youth system to change that. He can (may) have influence on other clubs to cahnge too as Scotland Manager.

My belief is he is not ready for an international job just yet though. At United he is afforded the luxury of being allowed hiccups along the way but won't get that with the Scotland job.

Even if he is not ready though the big question is WHO ELSE? Who knows the Scottish scene well enough AND has the experience …... Walter Smith but he doesn’t want the job! We don't need a foreign manager with no knowledge of the Scotland game!

Just my opinion smiley

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posted Dec 17, 2009

But do you not think that every time they say the same thing and yet it all ends in tears (specially John Terry lol)
You do have a great squad but they never quite cut it do they I dont think you will get anywhere near the semis like



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comment by Tom (U2753009)

posted Dec 17, 2009

comment by Pretty_boy09 (U14218726)

Listen pal do you seriously think England have what it takes to win the world cup?

sadface unfortunatly under Capello they do! He has shown what a difference having a 1st class manager makes! Just look at the way the England squad conduct themselves now!

I personnaly hope they make it to the semi's then for Terry to miss the PK to send them home smiley

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posted Dec 17, 2009

We have a great squad, full of confidence. All but one play in the best league in the world.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------who says so? the english?
the spanish i know say their league is better and the best, i would go with the spanish myself, even the smaller teams like (valencia vs deportivo) is different class to (west ham vs wigan)
get over yourself.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

4 POSTS IN AND I THINK ENGLAND WAS MENTIONED ALREADY!! USUALLY THE REASON I'M RELUCTANT TO VIEW THESE FORUMS!

That aside, I think appointing Levein would really show the strength of the candidates now (poor.) The man (as said) has never actually won anything and has no experience (other than some friendlies) against foreign competition. In honesty I can see this job been given to a current assistant manager/coach of a club perhaps with maybe a desire to take a manager's role over the amont of money they are paid.. i.e. Steve Clarke, Joe Jordan etc.
I think the manager choice has to be a combination of knowledge of the Scottish game and foreign experience. Levein lacks one of those elements.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Nah mate England in a world cup final wed never hear the end of it just like did you know that england won the world cup in 1966?

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posted Dec 17, 2009

I think we will get to the semi's at least. Other than Spain don't see any really great sides out there. Even when we played Brazil (with a 2 string side) they were not all that. but like I say pretty_boy. We are There, so we do have a chance.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

i didnt realise that all but one of the england squad played in spain!
maybe they will win that world cup after all.
torville and dean,zola bud,eddie the eagle,tim henman,nigel mansell EAT YOUR HEART OUT

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posted Dec 17, 2009

comment by U6681627
posted 2 Minutes Ago

We have a great squad, full of confidence. All but one play in the best league in the world.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------who says so? the english?
the spanish i know say their league is better and the best, i would go with the spanish myself, even the smaller teams like (valencia vs deportivo) is different class to (west ham vs wigan)
get over yourself.

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being bitter and twisted has become a national pasttime up there hasn't it.

But watching the likes of St Mirren and hamitlon on a weekly basis must have you looking south with so much envy.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

HAHA no great sides out there so Holland, Germany, Brazil but to name a few are not great sides I agree Brazil arent the side they used to be but I still rate them better than England

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posted Dec 17, 2009

If not Levein then who?

To be honest, Scotland is blessed with decent, quality managers, both young and old.

I see Levein as the front runner out of the current options you have. Unless SAF decides juggle the job with Manure.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

People, Scotland needs someone who is experienced at international level, Craig was mugged by old Wattie on Tuesday night and his team selection on a few occasions this season 9Hearts for one) has been flawed. He has a lot to learn and the time isn't right for him.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

We already played Holland over there place, they weren't great, Germany are average at best, I stick with what I said, Only Spain would worry me. Also our half of the draw is not the worst half to be in.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

who cares at the end of the day the bottler levein will go to england if he makes a good job of it look at big ginger at brummie hes doing okay and no not a bear but a hoops fan the spl is garbage hibs and DUs challenge has fizzled out after 15 games RIP spl

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Well I guess we will just have to wait and see then wont we! I stick by what i Said England wont get anywhere near the semis

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posted Dec 17, 2009

The original poster is just a guy/girl/hermaphrodite who regularly likes to post negative comments towards Scotland.
Once engerlund get knocked out on penalties at quarter final stage he will be nowhere to be seen.
Im more looking forward to the finals to see the South African riot police going for a ruckus with the engerlish "fans".

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posted Dec 17, 2009

i love the way the 'english' judge everyone else from 'friendlies' yet to judge them by there consistant failure to beat ANY top sides in 'friendlies' is not fair judgement?
hahaha.
i cant wait to see them come home with their tails and media between their legs once again.
THE ENGLISH NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM= all pizza and fairytales!

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posted Dec 17, 2009

bitter and Sad pretty_boy. But this thread was about the SFA going for a manager that could help your nation compete with the likes of England. Lets face, that ain't gonna happen for many many years. If ever.

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comment by Tom (U2753009)

posted Dec 17, 2009

Owen Coyle!

You could argue is current job is 100 times more difficult than Levein, and he is doing not too bad!

Some may argue Levien is doing an decent job in a very poor SPL!

The ONLY person Scottish who would make a difference is Alex Fergusson and can't see him even taking a phone call from the SFA

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comment by Tom (U2753009)

posted Dec 17, 2009

comment by herring_baws (U12772547)

posted 6 Minutes Ago

....'the spl is garbage hibs and DUs challenge has fizzled out after 15 games RIP spl'

NO WONDER, Flood, Robson, Zaluska, Rhiordan .... you buy all the other teams best players then rot them in the reserve team because you know if any OF ever finish less than 2nd they will only get about 15,000 fans turning up leaving huge holes in the budgets and stadiums!

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posted Dec 17, 2009

comment by mack-the-knife (U14067981)
posted 20 Minutes Ago

bitter and Sad
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Oh the irony doh
A guy coming on a Scotland board trying to be a wum.
You could not make it up !

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posted Dec 17, 2009

do you actually know what irony is lipstick? It seems not.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

I take it you are a Yank and do not understand irony.
You come on a Scottish board with abusive comments etc and when people respond, you call them bitter and sad.
OH THE IRONY doh

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Leicester fan here. This news is shocking, Scotland will be a laughing stock, or more so with this appointment. The man is useless.

http://sportales.com/soccer/we-hate-manchester-united-should-we/

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Craig Levein has no experience at any kind of decent level. The SPL is becoming almost non-proffesional status. This would be bad for scotland, bad for dundee united, bad for craig levein and generally bad all round for everyone concerned. I look forward to the SFA announcing the appointment later in the week. I truly despair.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Why has the BBC posted an obvious attempt at a wind-up as a link in the middle of this article?

That aside, I would rather see Levein stay at Dundee United so he can finish what he has begun with their youth system. We certainly need a team other than Hibs (and occasionally Motherwell too) to produce a few decent players.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Compete with the likes of england haha you would think your the best team in the world according to you your second best under spain its because of people like you that we all want england to choke as per usual and scotland maybe rubbish mate but at least our players dont cry like a bunch of little girls lol

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posted Dec 17, 2009

We're clutching at straws and for Craig Levein to throw his slightly mediocre career on the line just isn't the answer. Not nearly enough top class managerial experience to be considered for the job and yet the SFA will yet again pay large sums of money to pull him away from his club only to be talking about paying him out 12 months into his contract. Money and careers down the drain. Why not look at a completely different strategy and have a selection committee (hate to say it but - like the cricket board!!) and then employ a football coach instead of a full-time manager?

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Craig Levein is a manager I rate, and would be interested in seeing him in the post. At the same time I would be sad for Dundee United, although he would be leaving them in a far better situation than a few seasons ago where they were fighting off the spectre of relegation.

If I were a Scot I would be a little concerned about his lack of experience outside the SPL; however he has a track record of getting the most of the players he brings in, to the extent that it persuades the OF to poach them!

If he does take the job, then at least there will be one English git here wishing him and the Scotland team the best of luck.

ps mon the Arabs!

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posted Dec 17, 2009

comment by Pretty_boy09 (U14218726)
posted 13 Minutes Ago

Compete with the likes of england haha you would think your the best team in the world according to you your second best under spain its because of people like you that we all want england to choke as per usual and scotland maybe rubbish mate but at least our players dont cry like a bunch of little girls lol
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We are among the best in the world, Fifa rankings would suggest we are. We have the best league in the world, have world class players and currently have a world class manager. So, yes, you can only aspire to compete with England, alas thats all it will ever be...aspirational.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

If there are any kids watching, observe subby's technique: he starts a thread about Craig Levein then quickly subverts it into a discussion about England's World Cup chances. A move worthy of the jug-eared crisp pedlar himself.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

I think you will find squiggler, that it was the chip on the shoulder brigade who started on England, check out this thread closer, I tried to bring ot back to Levein. But as per usual, your inferiority complex got the better.. and started dissing England. So predectable, yet so sad.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Thank you for displaying your prejudicial attitude about my 'inferiority complex'. Can you point out where I dissed England?

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comment by RichArab (U826501)

posted Dec 17, 2009

Interesting how the subject matter has changed so much.

I can see Levein taking the job, especially as its him that's said he'll speak to the SFA. Nothing as yet (that I know of) from United.

Agree on the anti-Levein comments above iro. the Scotland job. Too young, too inexperienced. He's also said from day one at United that he wants to return to England to manage - the SFA must know that and surely are thinking about how quickly McLeish upped and left the Scotland post!

As a United fan I'm desperate for him to stay. The turnaround at Tannadice since he arrived has been outstanding and is unquestionably down to Levein. The only consolation if he does go to Scotland rather than another club is he'll not take any of our players with him.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

mack-the-knife may be a WUM and you all bite, then have a wee moan about it doh

My god, I am Scottish, but I know when to stop. England can win the world cup and make no mistake.

Scotland cannot because we are not in it!!

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posted Dec 17, 2009

comment by lipstickgiraffe (U12462585)
posted 2 Hours Ago

Not quaking as much as the rest of the world at the thought of engerlund getting put out of the World Cup on penalties by ze Germans.

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That was the 2nd post sqiggler..I started a thread about Levein and it took 2 posts to start on England..it wasn't me, and I wasn't blaming you either.

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comment by Mik (U7077759)

posted Dec 17, 2009

As a Rangers fan I think Levein is a good young manager, not what Scotland need though, we need an experienced, been there done that kind of guy. We are not the best team in the world but under the correct man I beleive we can return to being a very hard team to beat which is what is needed before we even think about becoming a better team.

I would gladly see the back of Walter Smith as I just don't think he has what it takes to do anything in the Champions League for us. What do you think, Smith in at Scotland and Levein in at Rangers. smiley

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comment by A_A (U11576740)

posted Dec 17, 2009

leveins a decent manager, but i really feel that scotland could do better than him. there are some first class managers currently out of work, looking for a new challenge. roberto mancini being 1 of them. if ireland can get trappatoni, then scotland can get mancini. this team needs a first class manager, because there are some great players hiding there - d fletcher, s fletcher, mcfadden, hutton, berra, wallace, boyd, ferguson. we have a good enough level of talent to get to a world cup or a euros, but only with the right man in charge - this appointment is probably the most important decision the SFA ever have to make (knowing those clowns they will make the wrong decision)

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posted Dec 17, 2009

It seems to me that we started on England in retaliation to your cheeky post about Scotland so my friend you are the the one that started the argument pretty sad really

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comment by 1974 (U2219781)

posted Dec 17, 2009

"The bookies (who very rarely get it wrong) have England at 3rd favorites."

Ha, the bookies a bit unprofessionally - usually get caught up in the English national pastime of overconfidence. In the past, be it internationals or European club games, the bookies tend to make the English side favourites at times when any outsider with common sense can see that is not the case. Speaking from personal experience I've made a few bob in the past because of this both at the bookies and on websites betting against English punters biggrin

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Ah well..Enjoy your days with Levein and your annual mighty clash with the Faroe Islands. Now that is really sad, wouldn't you say Pretty_boy

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comment by 1974 (U2219781)

posted Dec 17, 2009

"What do you think, Smith in at Scotland and Levein in at Rangers."

That would be dependent on Rangers being able to offer a manager a wage!

What a state for a club that size to be in.

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