Archive for August, 2013

Scotland v Croatia – ticket sales open 26 August

Posted in World Cup 2014 on August 24, 2013 by Tartan Army Soldier

Tickets for the Scotland v Croatia World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park on 15 October are to go on sale to Supporters Club members on Monday 26 August at 10 am. Tickets will be available by clicking here.

Tickets will be priced as follows :

South Lower – £35

South Upper – £32

North Stand – £32

West Stand – £25

East Stand – £25 adult/ £10 child

Members who require tickets in the wheelchair or ambulant section should contact Sharon or Paige on 0141 616 6199/6198.

The sale closes for members at 5 pm on Friday 13 September. Tickets will then be available to the general public from 10 am on Wednesday 18 September.

England v Scotland ends with 3 – 2 victory to England

Posted in Friendlies with tags , on August 17, 2013 by Tartan Army Soldier

It was a breathtaking 90 minutes. I’m absolutely gutted, but inspired by a great Scotland effort. Twice Scotland were ahead! But twice England equalised. Then, a third, and finally, a goal by England to sink our hopes for the evening.

We were in York. Scottish pubs seem to be non-existent there, so we headed to O’Neil’s with its bank if TV screens. Not surprisingly we were outnumbered. However, the atmosphere was one of good-spirited rivalry.

Scotland were on great form. From the start it seemed that Gordon Strachan continues to have a positive influence on the attitude and performance of the squad. So much so that it didn’t come as a huge shock when James Morrison put us 1-up against the English. A truly deserved goal! That would have been enough – a repeat of the 1999 result. But there was more to come.

There were four more goals. Sadly three of these were for England, and we came away second-best. Kenny Miller’s goal kept hopes of a victory alive, but sadly it wasn’t enough.

In summary I’d say it was a positive, respectable performance by Strachan’s Scotland. My be we didn’t win, but the team seem to moving in the right direction. Perhaps we can have a rematch next year, this time at Hampden. Let’s hope so.