Archive for August, 2008

Scotland v Norway tickets available 30th August

Posted in Tartan Army, World Cup 2010 with tags , , , on August 28, 2008 by Tartan Army Soldier

Tickets for the Scotland v Norway World Cup qualifier go on sale to Scotland Supporters Club members on 30 August. One ticket will be available to each member.

I’m really looking forward to this match. The two teams are fairly well matched and there is everything to play for. Scotland will be expected to win, but Norway are by no way pushovers. Being rated ahead of the Norwegians, we should take all 3 points. However, the visitors will have nothing to lose and heaps to gain if they can steal a point or three, and let’s not forget that the last time the Norwegians came to Hampden they went home with 3 points. A repeat of this would be tragic.

Regardless of past Scotland v Norway results my money is on a Scottish victory:-) Allan, our ticketmaster, has wasted no time and is already organising the our seats.

*** Update: Public tickets on sale ***
The general public can now buy tickets for the Scotland v Norway match, and they will be available from 9am Wednesday 24 September until mid-night on Sunday 28 September. Its a random ballot, with details and registration at www.ticketlink.co.uk/scotlandballot.

Scotland 0-0 Northern Ireland

Posted in Friendlies with tags , on August 21, 2008 by Tartan Army Soldier

Well, I can’t pretend to be over the moon. Northern Ireland are not the best team in the world and we had home advantage. A victory was surely on the cards. Alas it wasn’t to be.

We met up in the Famous 3 Kings in West Kensington. With other Scotland fans a few Northern Irish we sat down to watch what we hoped would be an entertaining game. And with England fans in the next room, it looked like it could be an interesting evening.

Famous 3 Kings

Famous 3 Kings

There certainly were some good moments. Mcfadden was playing his heart out, and there were a few good shots at goal including Barry Robson’s effort from 25 yards. However, even after Northern Ireland’s McGivern was sent off, Scotland were unable to put the ball in the back of the net. Then, the worst thing happened. A penalty to Nothern Ireland!

Northern Ireland had made a break for the Scotland goal. Gooalkeeper, McGregor, trying to stop Feeney’s advance, brought him to the ground, earning the opposition a penalty. Nightmare! We were all an tenter-hooks. Could the Ramgers keepr redem himself for his error. Yes!!!! Yes he could. What an outstanding effort.

Unfortunately that was the highpoint of the match. The game ended goalless. And George Burley has yet to provide a victory. We all drank up and went home.

Next stop Macedonia. Time for a victory I hope.

Scotland v Northern Ireland – Squad Announced

Posted in Friendlies, Scotland Squad with tags , , on August 12, 2008 by Tartan Army Soldier

Goalkeepers
Craig Gordon (Sunderland)
David Marshall (Norwich City)
Allan McGregor (Rangers)

Defenders
Darren Barr (Falkirk)
Christophe Berra (Heart of Midlothian)
Gary Caldwell (Celtic)
Callum Davidson (Preston North End)
Stephen McManus (Celtic)
Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City)
Gary Naysmith (Sheffield United)
Steven Whittaker (Rangers)

Midfielders
Scott Brown (Celtic)
Kris Commons (Derby County)
Darren Fletcher (Manchester United)
Paul Hartley (Celtic)
James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)
Gavin Rae (Cardiff City)
Barry Robson (Celtic)
Kevin Thomson (Rangers)

Forwards

Kris Boyd (Rangers)
David Clarkson (Motherwell)
Steven Fletcher (Hibernian)
James McFadden (Birmingham City)
Kenny Miller (Rangers)