Archive for March, 2016

Scotland victorious again, winning 1 – 0 over Denmark

Posted in Friendlies with tags , on March 31, 2016 by Tartan Army Soldier

Another friendly international. And another victory. As against the Czech Republic, the result was decided by a single goal, this time by Matt Ritchie.

Scotland rarely score early in the game. However, like the friendly in Prague, they didn’t waste any time getting the ball in the net. A moment of hesitation by Danish captain Dan Agger, was mercilessly seized upon by Ritchie, shooting the ball past keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Scotland triumph in Czech friendly

Posted in Friendlies with tags , on March 25, 2016 by Tartan Army Soldier

Great result! Scotland have triumphed over the Czech Republic! Could this be a return to winning form for Scotland?

Well, let’s not get carried away. It was only a friendly, and 1 – 0 is not a score to jump too high about. That said, a win is a win, even by the slimmest of margins. And it was deserved. Ikechi Anya’s strike after 10 minutes put us ahead of the Czechs, but the consistent hard work of the Scotland squad kept the Czech team at bay for the remainder of the match. A win, by what can fairly be described as an experimental squad, is much to be be applauded. Now, let’s hope for more of the same on Tuesday, against the Danes.

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Strachan names squad for Czech and Denmark friendlies

Posted in Friendlies with tags , , on March 12, 2016 by Tartan Army Soldier

Gordon Strachan has named the squads he’ll be fielding to face the Czech Republic and Denmark in forthcoming friendlies.

Czech Republic v Scotland (Prague, 24 March, 7.45 pm) – 

Goalkeepers : Scott Bain, Allan McGregor
Defenders : Christophe Berra, Gordon Greer, Alan Hutton, Russell Martin, Charlie Mulgrew, Andrew Robertson, Steven Whittaker
Midfielders : Ikechi Anya, Barry Bannan, Darren Fletcher, Kevin McDonald, Kenny McLean, Matt Phillips, Robert Snodgrass
Forwards : Steven Fletcher, Steven Naismith, Tony Watt

Scotland v Denmark (Hampden, 29 March, 8.00 pm) –

Goalkeepers : Craig Gordon, David Marshall
Defenders : Ikechi Anya, Liam Cooper, Gordon Greer, Grant Hanley, Charlie Mulgrew, Kieran Tierney, Steven Whittaker
Midfielders : Liam Bridcutt, Scott Brown, Oliver Burke, James Forrest, John McGinn, Jamie Murphy, Matt Ritchie
Forwards : Steven Fletcher, Leigh Griffiths, Chris Martin

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