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Scotland v Serbia – one fan’s perspective

Scotland v Serbia was potentially the tensest 120-odd minutes this country has ever experienced. Up and down the nation, people tuned in to watch the men’s national team as, for the first time in 22 years, we had a sniff of qualifying for a competition. The team is often described as experts in ‘snatching defeat […]

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Huge gulf in class between England and Scotland as Euro qualifiers commence

England 5-0 Czech Republic; Kazakhstan 3-0 Scotland. The contrast could not be starker.  Less than 24 hours after Scotland slumped to what many have deemed their worst defeat in history, England hit five at Wembley for the first time since 2014.  A plastic pitch, a long way to travel – the Scottish excuses are simply […]

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McLeish sparks optimism on his return as national manager

As the Scotland team dejectedly walked off the pitch in Ljubljana back in October following their 2-2 draw to Slovenia, a late Robert Snodgrass equaliser was not enough to see Scotland clinch that ever-elusive play-off spot. Following three consecutive victories against Lithuania, Malta and Slovakia, thousands of Scotland fans descended upon the Slovenian capital knowing […]