Scotland, consolable in defeat


I want Scotland to win at pretty much anything.  For me (fourth generation), this is my home and my country.  I also want Celtic players to be successful.  But the engagement with tonight’s qualifier against Serbia is not there.  If I’m really honest, my biggest wish is for Callum McGregor to have a midweek off.

Memories of the 1998 World Cup do not help.  Celtic contributed more players to that tournament than any other club in world football.  We paid a price the following season as exhaustion took its toll.  Do I really want Celtic players on international duty in throughout the summer, before another tortuous European qualification campaign?  Do you?  No need to pull that plaster off yet.

My country’s position on the international stage has always been viewed through pragmatism.  Will it hurt the poor, or the soon-to-be-poor (hmmm)?  Will it hurt what I really care about, like Celtic?

So good luck to them tonight, but if we are beaten by the better team, I will be consolable.

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  1. 20 secs from the 90 min with 2 added minutes….and they get a free header from a corner.



    My sources tell me…


    HANDS up if you saw it coming .Anyway off to bed catch up tomorrow and TIC should be on phone telling STEVE not to play those 2 CELTIC players on SUNDAY.

  3. The game management, use of subs, closing out the game, clever tactics ……… all the things some believe us has to be done



    Lennon and Kennedy would be slaughter on here for that lost goal. (deliberate name shame)

  4. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Clark – takes off two best forwards and bring on two muppets – ffs!!!

  5. “The closer this gets to an amazing Scottish victory, the more I think something will happen to make us gallant losers again. Weird.” Posted at 9:17. Should have gone to the bookies.

  6. The subs kill off any Hope – Paterson looks older than me and MCBurnie is a painter and decorator who has a double who plays football

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    Paterson is rank, McBurnie is rank – why not bring on Griff if you want to make a change – even the Provan and the Mcfaddy were saying the same.



    Was going mental as soon as I saw the subs.



    Neither picked up that space at the corner. Dykes killed evey ball that came into that vicinity in the 80 minutes he was on.

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    Here was me thinking want away Christie would try for the rest of the season and tart himself in the summer.



    Knife edge.

  9. PITYMEVIN on 12TH NOVEMBER 2020 8:35 PM



    Just seen the latest that we might get the Charlton boy Alfie on a free. Left sided defender, no doubt send the best player we have seen all season back to AC Milan. WTF Good business PL



    *Give it a rest FFS, the hombre might not want tae stay or AC might want him back, just enjoy while he’s here.

  10. Any manager that thinks that bringing on an Adolph Hitler lookalike,is a good idea,deary me.


    Stuart Armstrong on the bench as well.Dont get me started on Mc Burnie.