Archive for March, 2009

No Holland v Scotland game in Atlanta

Posted in World Cup 2010 with tags , on March 30, 2009 by Tartan Army Soldier

Am gutted! My Saturday in Atlanta was no fun, with Scotland suffering a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Dutch, and not even having the chance to see the game.

It all started so well. Stuart, who wrote to TAS a few day ago, emailed to say he had found a pub showing the Scotland match – Fado Irish Pub. Seemed like a perfect plan. And friends here agreed it was was likely the best venue for watching ‘soccer’. So off we went.

Anticipation was high. Like Scotland’s recent journey to Paris the odds were stacked agaianst us. So, there was nothing to lose and everything to gain. However, all thoughts if watching the game were quickly dashed. For some cable TV/BBC messed up reason they couldn’t show the Scotland match. So we ended up watching the Germany v Liechtenstein game while following the Scotland match on the Internet. As BBC reports updated my mood dimmed and I ended up thinking maybe it wasn’t so bad that I missed seeing it all.

Next game, Iceland. Well, I think I’ll be following that on the Internet as well. Fado’s have no plans of showing the match. I just hope I see the BBC Sports site describing a few Scotland goals. Otherwise we are in big doo-doo. Come on Scotland. It’s time for some serioous points!

Scotland v Iceland tickets go on sale to public

Posted in Uncategorized, World Cup 2010 with tags on March 12, 2009 by Tartan Army Soldier
Hampden Park

Hampden Park

Been waiting to get your hands on a ticket for the Scotland v Iceland game? Now’s your chance. The sale of tickets to the Scotland Supporters Club has closed and a public ballot has been opened for remaining tickets. Registration for these tickets can be found at http://www.ticketlink.co.uk/scotlandballot, and you ca sign up until the end of Sunday 15 March.

I’ll be on holiday then. I’m still looking for somewhere to watch this and the Holland match. Being that I’m going to the USA where they (or their TV stations) are still light years behind in appreciating ‘soccer’ it’s not been easy to locate somewhere I might watch the games. I’ll keep looking, but any input would be very welcome.