Archive for October, 2013

Victory over Croatia!

Posted in Gordon Strachan, World Cup 2014 with tags , on October 17, 2013 by Tartan Army Soldier

Scotland are back on form! With a superb 2-0 victory over Croatia, Strachan’s Scotland squad have shown us that they are now a force to be reckoned with.

Robert Snodgrass and Steven Naismith were the two heroes of the match. Snodgrass opened the scoring with an outstanding header into the Croatian goal in the 28th minute. Barry Bannan would have added his name to the scoresheet if his penalty had not been expertly saved by the Croatian goalkeeper. But, Naismith was quick enough to ponce on the rebound, sinking the ball into the Croatian to seal the 2-0 victory. A great night for Gordon Strachan and a superb effort from the Scotland team. Well done all!

Now for USA! They are going to have a tough match in November 🙂

Strachan names Scotland squad for match against Croatia

Posted in Gordon Strachan, World Cup 2014 with tags , on October 3, 2013 by Tartan Army Soldier

Scotland coach, Gordon Strachan, has released the names of the 24-strong squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifier against Croatia. The team, who will face the Croats at Hampden Park on 15 October, are as follows :

Goalkeepers
Matt Gilks (Blackpool)
David Marshall (Cardiff City)
Allan McGregor (Hull City)

Defenders
Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers)
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa)
Russell Martin (Norwich City)
Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic)
Lee Wallace (Rangers)

Midfielders
Charlie Adam (Stoke City)
Ikechi Anya (Watford)
Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace)
Scott Brown (Celtic)
Craig Bryson (Derby County)
Chris Burke (Birmingham City)
Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion)
James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)
James McArthur (Wigan Athletic)
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City)

Forwards
George Boyd (Hull City)
Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Ross McCormack (Leeds United)
Steven Naismith (Everton)
Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers)