Archive for May, 2007

Victory in Vienna: Austria 0-1 Scotland

Posted in Friendlies on May 31, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

Another eveing in the Rob Roy bar. Another Scotland victory? With the bar sadly only half full, it seemed not that many were interested. But those there most certainly were. The mood was optimistic and, with the new FIFA rankings putting Scotland at 14th in the world, we knew they had a chance of a result. The match began:

From the start Scotland were clearly the better of the two teams. With most of the match posession it looked like Scotland were bound to score. However for the first half we seemed unable to put the ball in the net. Krys Boyd had a number of chances which he failed to convert. The first half ended 0-0.

Garry O’Connor

The mood was still upbeat for the second half. More posession. More chances. Then, in the 58th minute Lokomotiv Moscow star Garry O’Connor did us proud. Angling a shot straight into the Austrian goal, Scotland took the lead, and the we went mental in celebration!!! Despite a shot a goal by Markus Katzer, the Austrians failed to reply and victory was Scotland’s.

If Scotland play as well against the Faroes, that match should be noooooo problem.

FIFA Rankings Update: Scotland placed 14th

Posted in FIFA on May 16, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

The new FIFA rankings have been released. After last month’s dip, Scotland have climbed to position 14. This is the Scotland Squad’s best ever ranking and is a testament to to their recent form in the Euro 2008 championships. Well done guys!

McLeish announces Scotland squad for Austria and Faroes

Posted in Euro 2008, Friendlies, Scotland Squad on May 11, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

Scotland coach, Alex McLeish, has just announced the 24-man squad for  the internationals against Austria and the Faroe Isles. The team is as follows:

SCOTLAND SQUAD
Goalkeepers
Craig Gordon (Heart of Midlothian)
Allan McGregor (Rangers)
Iain Turner (Everton)
Defenders
Graham Alexander (Preston North End)
Russell Anderson (Aberdeen)
Gary Caldwell (Celtic)
Alan Hutton (Rangers)
Jay McEveley (Derby County)
Stephen McManus (Celtic)
Gary Naysmith (Everton)
Steven Pressley (Celtic)
David Weir (Rangers)
Midfield
Charlie Adam (Rangers)
Scott Brown (Hibernian)
Barry Ferguson (Rangers)
Darren Fletcher (Manchester United)
Paul Hartley (Celtic)
Lee McCulloch (Wigan Athletic)
Gary Teale (Derby County)
Forwards
Craig Beattie (Celtic)
Kris Boyd (Rangers)
James McFadden (Everton)
Shaun Maloney (Aston Villa)
Kenny Miller (Celtic)

SFA send out application forms for tickets to the Austria and Faroes matches

Posted in Euro 2008, Friendlies, Tartan Army, Tartan Army Abroad on May 3, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

The SFA sent out an email to the Scotland Supporters Club yesterday. Application forms have been sent to all SSC members for the Austria v Scotland game on May 30 and the Faroe Islands v Scotland game on June 6. Tickets are priced £15 and £28 repsectively.