After a thoroughly disappointing start to the qualifying campaign, in which Scotland mustered only four points from their opening four games – including a sub-standard 1-1 draw at home to Lithuania, with the point salvaged in the dying embers of the game - Scotland find themselves in the surprising position of holding their destiny in … Continue reading Scotland: Two games from history or Oblivion
It’s amazing what scoring two incredible freekicks in the space of 4 minutes in the powder keg atmosphere of a Scotland vs. England match can do for your reputation. Derided pre-match in certain quarters as not being International class or for only scoring goals in a ‘tin-pot league’, Leigh Griffiths has since been catapulted to … Continue reading Leigh Griffiths: More than the sum of two freekicks
Scotland snatching defeat from the jaws of victory; it’s hardly news and with every passing failed qualification campaign it becomes more and more predictable. However, this time is probably one of the hardest failures to take in recent years given the optimism around Gordon Strachan and his team. An optimism that is perhaps unfounded and … Continue reading Where Now for Scotland?
Gordon Strachan’s apparent quest to entice Steven Caulker into swapping his international allegiance from England to Scotland could lead to the Cardiff City defender to becoming the latest in a long line of non-Scots born players to turn out for the national team. The pursuit of Caulker raises questions regarding the eligibility criteria set out … Continue reading Non-Scots Born Players Representing the National Side