Monthly Archives: November 2012

Friendlies

Match review: Luxembourg 1-2 Scotland

Scotland fans weren’t asking for too much last night, they weren’t expecting a goals avalanche or some tiki-taka themed football. Just a reason or two to look to the future and say “well maybe it’s not that bad”. Perhaps it wasn’t the fixture to look for it, after all most people had derided the fixture in some shape way or form over the last week. It was a waste of time to take on a minnow, what’s the point of picking the old guard, and then conversely when a clutch of those first choices threw a sickie, what’s the point of picking guys like Shinnie, Barr and Kelly?

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Friendlies

Match preview: Luxembourg v Scotland

On Wednesday night Scotland travel to Luxembourg to take part in a friendly that, frankly, few of their fans are enticed by. The first game of the post Craig Levein era seems somewhat of a damp squib with Billy Stark in caretaker charge and with little chance of landing the job on a permanent basis.

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Scotland Manager

The next Scotland manager: Bert van Marwijk

Owen Coyle, Gordon Strachan, Alex McLeish, Joe Jordan, the list of names in the running for the Scotland job is hardly inspiring. Frankly, I find it hard to get excited about any of them taking over, even after the disastrous reign of Craig Levein. Likely the only Scot that would cause me to dance in the streets on taking the job would be David Moyes and let’s face it, he wouldn’t go anywhere near it right now.

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Scotland Manager

An interview with an idiot

In the continuing search for the next Scotland manager, Hamilton Crescent sat down with candidate for the job, Robert McCracken. Robert is an expert Football Manager player, having dominated European football with Porto and was under consideration for the position when Craig Burley was sacked before eventually losing out to Craig Levein.

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Scotland Manager

The next Scotland manager: John Collins

Another one bites the dust, another one bites the dust, and another one gone another gone, another bites the dust. Scotland are again without a manager after Craig Levein joined the legion of middle aged Scottish managers who couldn’t work their magic on the national scene. Two points from the first four games in qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is simply not good enough for the Tartan Army, so who should it be? There have been numerous calls for different managers but I am going for one of the more ‘out there’ candidates and a man who featured in the last Scotland squad to play at an International tournament, the midfield maestro, John Collins.

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