Archive for March, 2007

Scotland lose to diving Italians

Posted in Euro 2008 on March 29, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

Am gutted! We lost. Stuffed 2-0 by a bunch of cheating diving scumbags! And our crap defence wisnae much help either.

And how did Barry Ferguson get Man of the Match!!!? Who’s idea of a joke was that? It was clearly Craig Gordon, without whom we would have lost by at least 4-0.

Going to watch Italy v Scotland at the Rob Roy

Posted in Euro 2008 on March 28, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

Next stop, the Rob Roy pub near Paddington station, London to see the Italy game. As ever, it will be packed full with the London Tartan Army. Am hoping for a sneaky wee one goal victory to keep us top of Group B. It’s going to be tough, but Lithuania held the Italians to a draw over there, so I reckon we have a chance.

No pies, but Scotland victorious against Georgia

Posted in Euro 2008 on March 25, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

Except for mass anger over the numpty pie-people running out of pies, it was a great day at Hampden.

Scotland victory over Georgia

Having travelled up to Glasgow the day before we made our way to the match. After meeting friends, collecting our tickets and sinking a few beers we arrived at Hampden. The stadium was awash with saltires. 50,000 Scottish fan were there with us, looking forward to another victorious effort in Scotland’s journey towards the Euro 2008 finals. And we didn’t have long to wait for goals.

We started well. Taking control, we dominated possession. Then in the eleventh minute, to everyone’s delight (OK, not the 400 Georgians) Kris Boyd headed us into the lead. 1-0. Brilliant!

The rest of the first half was saw Georgia take more control of the game. However we were still playing well and I was sure we could keep our lead until half-time. How wrong I was. in the 39th minute Arveladze’s diving header sent the ball past Craig Gordon levelling the game at 1-1. And that was how it stood at half-time.

After a unsuccessful mission to buy Hampden pies (“none left…sorry”) and the near bedlam between hungry fans and apparently numb-nut pie people I returned to my seat.

The second half was a bit slow. There didn’t seem to be as many shots at goal. And those of I saw, most seemed to be at the wrong end of the pitch. And questionable refereeing wasn’t helping. Despite this we did enough top hold off the Georgian advance.

The final 20 minutes were to seal provide the result we all wanted. The crowd’s spirits lifted as the ball was fired towards the Georgia goalmouth. Kris Boyd almost equalised in the 70th minute when his shot battered the off the bar. Scotland’s efforts finally paid off when Craig Beattie intercepted Kenny Miller’s flick-on to put the ball in the back of the net and ensure a Scottish victory.

After celebrating in Hampden to Status Quo’s Rocking All Over The World and The Fratelli’s Chelsea Dagger, Glasgow was relieved of good few pints.

BTW, Scotland are still top of Group B and are now unofficial Champions of the World.

Off to See Victory at Hampden

Posted in Euro 2008 on March 23, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

Am heading North now. Hope we stuff the Georgians good!

McLeish names Scotland squad for Georgia and Italy

Posted in Alex McLeish, Euro 2008, Scotland Squad on March 15, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

New Scotland coach, Alex McLeish, has named his 26 man sqaud for the Georgia and Italy matches.

McLeish has made a few changes. Craig Beattie and Shaun Maloney have been included to bolster the attack while Everton goalkeeper, Ian Turner, has received his first call-up.

It seem McLeish has a few ideas of his own and isn’t just going to copy Walter Smith. Let’s just hope he gets the same qulaity of results.

New FIFA Rankings put Scotland at 16th in the world

Posted in Euro 2008, FIFA on March 14, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

Scotland’s position in the FIFA world rankings has improved once again! The new FIFA rankings table places Scotland as currently the 16th best team in the world. Superb!! And with the Georgia match at Hampden in ten days time followed by the Italy game in Bari, there is every chance for continued improvement. I can’t wait. Hampden here I come!

Tartan Special Charter Train to Paris

Posted in Euro 2008 on March 6, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

I was looking on the Web and found the Famous Tartan Army website (Aye, ah know. Where the fook have I been for the past lifetime?). Anyhoo, some guy Croc, has gone and organised travel to Paris. He’s chartered his own train – The Tartan Special – from Glasgow to London and sorted out Eurostar seats for 680 Tartan Army foot soldiers. And there’s accommodation for two nights all organised as well. All for only £295! Well done Croc! Fantastic effort! This foot soldier salutes you.

For some crazy reason there are still places available! If I were you I would get sorted for one of those seats straight away.