Archive for July, 2007

Germans watching England v Germany at Bavarian Beerhouse

Posted in England on July 27, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

I just received an invite from a German work colleague to watch England v Germany at London’s Bavarian Beerhouse. Obviously, I had to refuse. But had Scotland not been playing the same evening I am sure I would have been there with the Germans.

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On the slim chance that the Scotland game is abandoned, the Bavarian Beerhouse can be found at 190 City Road, outside exit no. 8 of Old Street tube station.

Scotland v South Africa – ticket details released

Posted in Friendlies on July 26, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

The Scotland Supporters Club have just sent out an email detailing ticketing for the Scotland v South Africa friendly in August. Tickets prices will be as listed below:

Main Stand £20
South Stand £15
Richard Donald Stand £15
Merkland Stand (FAMILY) £10 per adult, £5 per child (under 16)

Tickets will be made available to SSC memebers from August 3 and purchases will be limited to 4 tickets per member. The public have access to any remaining tickets on August 13.

Scotland to face South Africa at Pittodrie

Posted in Friendlies on July 23, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

OK. I found out five days late, but I just saw that Scotland are, as many have predicted, to face World Cup 2010 hosts South Africa at Pittodrie Stadium on August 22.

This will, not doubt, be used to prepare for the Lithuania and France games in September. With the Euro 2008 qualifying games becoming ever more important I expect Scotland coach, Alex McLeish, will be testing some of his players to ensure the best team is present in both these crucial games.

FIFA Rankings Update: Scotland 22nd

Posted in FIFA on July 18, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

I just checked up on the latest FIFA rankings. The Scotland squad are now listed as 22nd, which is one position higher than last month. Not exactly shocking or exciting is it. More interesting perhaps is England’s fall to 12th position. Mr McClaren will be far from happy with that. And, considering their team as one of the best in the world, I’m sure the few million England fans won’t let it go unmentionned.

FIFA Rankings July 2007

France v Scotland: French tickets now for sale on the web

Posted in Euro 2008, Tartan Army Abroad on July 10, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

Want to secure a ticket to the France game? Sorry, stupid question! Well, it has come to my attention that tickets are now on sale for the France v Scotland game on the web at http://www.fff.fr. Scroll down to “Billetterie : France-Ecosse”, click the “Lire…” link and you can select English. it’ll bring up a stadium plan and price categories.

So, if you don’t think you’ll be elligible for a ticket from the SSC quota this may be worth a look.

Scotland v Lithuania – tickets ordered

Posted in Euro 2008, Tartan Army on July 4, 2007 by Tartan Army Soldier

Fantastic! We just ordered our tickets for the Scotland v Lituania game. Our ticket-master Allan put the order in this morning, and seven of us will be joining the rest of the Tartan Army on September 8. Can’t wait.