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Scottish fitba!

Discussion in 'Scottish Football' started by SALTIRE, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. Leo

    Leo To be a rock and not to roll. Site Supporter

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    What a difference in attitude from the Rangers players on Saturday...away to Hearts at Murrayfield and with Miller back in the fold that was, especially the 2nd half, a performance to savour considering what has been shown for some time now. It certainly made a change to watch them with more confidence, more aggression and more of a team spirit. Hearts took the lead thanks to a stunning freekick from Kyle Lafferty but Miller equalised not long before the break. Hearts should have been down to 10 men when their goal keeper clearly handled the ball outside of the 18 yard box but neither the ref or linesman indicated that they had seen it so Hearts got a very lucky break there. Second half and there was only one team going to win and they did thanks to a 2nd for Miller and a long awaited goal for Josh Windass. I like this lad but feel he's being wasted wide left. Anyway, I'm not getting carried away but it was a pleasure to enjoy one of my team's games for a change. Long may it continue and hopefully the managerial position will be sorted out soon but without a knee jerk appointment.
     
  2. SALTIRE

    SALTIRE Slàinte mhath! Staff Member Moderator Site Supporter

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    We're bottom of the league. This season is looking doom ridden already.
     
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    SALTIRE Slàinte mhath! Staff Member Moderator Site Supporter

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    Fair play to Celtic for breaking the British undeafeated record, with 63 games without a loss. The strength they have in comparison to the others in the league, they could extend this record by some margin.
     
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    New Scotland kit being released in time for not the World Cup! :lol:

     
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    How to piss off supporters even more.....Don't know if it was for contractual reasons but it seems odd to release a new one after being pumped out.
     
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    Last weekend's games.....looked as if it was a cracking game at Easter Road. After equalising Dundee went and lost a second & the game. Fancied them for at least a draw but Hibs are doing well. Stokes got away apparently with punching a Dundee player in the hawmaws....consistency Scottish style. Excellent 0-4 win at Perth for Celtic and congrats to them for breaking the British record for most consecutive domestic games unbeaten. And another fine win (3-0) for Rangers at home to the Jags with Windass netting his 2nd in two games. Hopefully the momentum continues.
     
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    Not at all - wannabe pundit says something controversial to get his 15 minutes in a headline. Even Paul Scholes, who said nothing for his whole career, started once he was in retirement and needed a new job.

    The Scottish call-ups are a mixed bag. Shinnie, Christie and McGinn are brilliant players and bang in form, so absolute no-brainers, Hanlon is also in-form and worth a gamble given the lack of other options. MacLean and Jack aren't in form, but it's a meaningless mid-season friendly that anyone established will pull out of given half an excuse, so picking the best available players in Scotland is hardly a bold step for a Scotland squad.
     
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    Some positives from the game tonight - looking reasonable against a big name side and losing to a dodgy goal on the counter. John McGinn and Callum McGregor looked excellent in midfield and showed they can play at this level.

    It was a shame that some players didn't get on the pitch or get more of a chance. Playing Kenny McLean over Graeme Shinnie given their respective performances and form for Aberdeen was a bad call, and this was an ideal chance to give Hanlon and Cummings a chance. Instead Phillips and Tierney, two players who have nothing to prove, were played put of position for practically the whole game. Hopefully the recent performances of players like Armstrong, McGregor and McGinn will increase the chances of more in form players being given a chance.
     
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    I thought we were fairly bright but without any punch. Good to see us play at other stadia though over the rather bleak Hampden all the time, they should do it more.
     
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    Michael O'Neil given permission to speak to Scotland.

    Happy with that?
     
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    Doesn't bother me either way as I have little interest in any international football but the papers have been full of it, from what I have gathered the fans aren't overly excited....no actual criticism but certainly not banging their approval from the roof. Tbh, why would he want to leave the good job he has to pick up a poisoned chalice of a job.
     
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    As good a candidate as you're likely to get, so I don't see any reason to be negative. It's not a great job, but slightly bigger and better paid than NI, so just a case of whether he takes it or waits for something better to come along.
     
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    As I said I don't have a great interest in international football but what makes you believe the Scotland gig is bigger than the Northern Ireland one ? They got to Euro 16, they got to a play off last week, they're currently ranked 23rd while Scotland are ranked 29th. As for salary, that's just an assumption I'd say because there were reports that the Northern Ireland FA were offering him a fantastic deal to remain.
     
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    Country and player pool is bigger, and rumoured £1m salary, plus he lives in Edinburgh. Scotland are at a low point so there's room to do a similar job as he did with NI. That's why he might take. Flip side is that his stock is currently high, could get a pay rise and wait for a nicer job to come around as I think a few good sized Championship sides might be interested if he waits, as Coleman just has.
     
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    I'm fine with it, he's obviously a good coach and will know the Scottish players well. Hoping more youth can be integrated into the side though, the old guard haven't done it for us so we might as well start from scratch.
     
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    Rangers need to get a new manager I feel soon.

    2 poor results in a week.

    Well done Dundee though.
     

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