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Scots staying at Hampden - seems like a good move although going by early reaction most of the fans want the ends to be re-developed and ensure the stands are closer to the pitch.
 

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The threat to move was the most blatant negotiating tactic ever, and they have effectively bullied Queens Park into giving them ownership.

Right decision but gone about in an unnecessarily public way.

It should be noted that England, Wales and Ireland all have (at least one) brand new huge footballing stadium and all are less than passionate footballing nations than Scotland (two are far less). We should have our own new stadium built, use some of that corrupt money wasted on West Hams stadium, but in lieu of that a significantly redeveloped Hampden would suffice.

It is the home of football after all, just a few miles from the site of worlds first ever international, and hosting football matches a full 20 years before the first Wembley stadium opened.
 

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Bingo.

Even though Albania were being built up before the match as a decent side (which their recent record and playing squad clearly shows) ever since losing to Scotland they are dismissed as no hopers.

You couldn't make it up. If Scotland beat France Saltire would insist they weren't trying, are over the hill, not that good anyway.

"Papering over the cracks".

That will be 5 wins and 2 draws in our last 7 competitive games.

Read it and weep you self hating Scot.
In all my time on these forums and beyond, I've never met anyone more deluded than you, and I follow Liverpool! The chance would be a fine thing these days if we even got a draw against someone like France, nay even someone like Switzerland; the days of us getting results away in Paris or in Germany (which I remember well) have long gone, and will certainly not be coming back any time soon under this fud of a coach.
 

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In all my time on these forums and beyond, I've never met anyone more deluded than you, and I follow Liverpool! The chance would be a fine thing these days if we even got a draw against someone like France, nay even someone like Switzerland; the days of us getting results away in Paris or in Germany (which I remember well) have long gone, and will certainly not be coming back any time soon under this fud of a coach.
Except for the last time when we beat France and our coach was.,,,McLeish.

The current incumbent.

As it is, I'm no big McLeish fan myself. The guy appears to be quite ill in every press conference. He did pull out an excellent result vs. Albania so deserves credit for that.

I would have rather kept Strachan.

That said, whatever you think of the coach, unbeaten in 7 competitive games, winning 5, is far better than the mass of self hating Scots would have you believe.

Worst team eva. Rip it up and start again etc. etc.

They are a horrendous self parody and have existed since the very founding of Scottish football.
 

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As I've said on numerous occasions I have no great interest in internationals but unknown to me, until today, the wife had recorded the Scotland v Albania game. I thought Scotland played well (you can only play who is in front of you....#overusedphrase). I watched the game up to ex Ranger Stevie Naismith got the 2nd but overall I enjoyed the game. Tell you what though....John McGinn is a serious player....hard, direct but he was played too deep for me!
 

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At home to Dundee yesterday in front of a sell out 50,000 crowd & after the Celtic game a win really had to be achieved......and it was. Didn't see the game but going by radio reports and what I've read it was a decent performance with goals from Coulibaly, Kent, Tavernier & Middleton resulting in a 4-0 win. However, the overall performance (especially the first half didn't have Steven Gerrard singing from the rafters. He is of the opinion that there is better to come...I hope so. Glad to see Coulibaly back from injury because, imo, he is going to be an engine in midfield along with Arfield and Jack (when he returns). Hope to see Eros Grezda in action when he gains full fitness. Just for Salty's info....had a tidy £70 on over 2.5......:2thumb:
 

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Why are Falkirk doing so badly in the Championship? They’ve lost all 5 league matches and at home to Connahs Quay (who aren’t any better than Scottish League Division 2 level) in the Irn Bru Cup. They were always challenging for promotion until last season.
 

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Why are Falkirk doing so badly in the Championship? They’ve lost all 5 league matches and at home to Connahs Quay (who aren’t any better than Scottish League Division 2 level) in the Irn Bru Cup. They were always challenging for promotion until last season.
Really couldn't tell you. Apart from looking out for their results (I stay in the area) I don't know enough about the ins and outs and goings on at the club to make an informed judgement. I certainly know that the ground used to be a difficult place to go to when they were in the top tier. Probably due to financial restrictions, they axed their 'academy' at the back end of last year so 'may' just be relying on journey men types and loans but I'm just hazarding a guess there. I thought they had perhaps turned the corner yesterday when they went 0-2 up away to Ayr but ended up losing 3-2. Ayr Utd, it has to be said are doing great so far....2nd equal on points since being promoted from league 1 at the end of last season.
 

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A Tremendous result for Rangers in Spain yesterday evening against the Group favourites. Going behind 1-0 within a minute was a bastard of a start but although it was a great strike for Villareal's first I must say that it came courtesy of a very unlucky deflection (for us) and landed perfectly for the striker. Having the majority of first half possession Villareal just couldn't add to their score and Rangers albeit defending well were very limited in their attacking chances. Once again a different attitude was noticeable in the 2nd half when we started passing better and pushing forward more and that play deservedly got the equaliser. But by fuck Rangers don't do things easy as they were 2-1 down almost immediately. Around 15 minutes from time Gers got their 2nd courtesy of big Kyle Lafferty after a great cross from Barisic. We rode our luck a bit from then onwards but Villareal couldn't get a winner but Rangers almost snatched a victory after some excellent work from Dorrans to play in Scott Arfield who really should have scored but the keeper saved his shot. A bonus getting a point in Spain. Gerrard is doing a tremendous job so far!
 

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Pedro Caixinha after 6 games in 17/18 - 11 points Brendan Rodgers after 6 games in 18/19 - 10 points Last minute goal for Kilmarnock ended Pedro's reign as manager. Will the same thing happen to Rodgers?
 
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Just watched the Rangers highlights from the weekend,cant say I'm surprised by the standard of performance ,Gerrard will insist on his players putting in displays of that ilk until they reach their zenith.

I think Gerrard being a born and bred Scouser is perhaps the only thing deterring me from throwing in the comparison with a young and hungry Alex Ferguson when at Aberdeen,but I'm expecting a similar kind of impact from an equally driven Gerrard.
 

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Pedro Caixinha after 6 games in 17/18 - 11 points Brendan Rodgers after 6 games in 18/19 - 10 points Last minute goal for Kilmarnock ended Pedro's reign as manager. Will the same thing happen to Rodgers?
Not a chance mate. I'd imagine Rodgers is there until he decides to move on.
 

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Considering the result and efforts against Villareal on Thursday this was a fantastic performance, a great team performance which has been installed in them by the boss and an attitude to do their utmost to destroy opposing teams. This is what I and every other Bear want to see when we get Celtic at home in December...none of this giving them respect and room to play the ball as they want. Anyway, that is about 3 months away and a lot of games before them. With Hearts drawing at home to Livingston on Saturday and Celtic losing away to Kilmarnock this was an ideal opportunity to jump into 2nd place and by God did they take that opportunity. 2-0 up at half time and ended up 5-1 with cracking goals inbetween some great passing football. Long may it continue!
 

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