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Tartan Army to be asked not to gather in Trafalgar Square

Posted in Tartan Army, Tartan Army Abroad, World Cup 2018 with tags , on September 28, 2016 by Tartan Army Soldier

The English FA will be asking Scotland fans not to congregate in Trafalgar Square on the day of the England v Scotland World Cup qualifier. However, they do have a good reason.

Typically, the Tartan Army would be expected to take meet en mass in Trafalgar Square. As much as the authorities would complain, it would be a fun and harmless affair. However, a clash with Remembrance Day commemorations means that the square will be unavailable to gathering fans.

The Royal British Legion has asked that football fans do not meet or celebrate in the square. However, like other members of the public, Scotland fans will be welcome to attend remembrance events and pay their respects to the war dead.

No doubt the Tartan Army will be able to make alternative plans. And every Scotland fan is an ambassador for Scotland, so we expect no trouble.

More info in The Scotsman.

Slovenia v Scotland – February 29

Posted in Friendlies, Tartan Army Abroad on February 1, 2012 by Tartan Army Soldier

Scotland will be heading of to Slovenia at the end of February for a friendly away fixture.

Tickets for the Slovenia v Scotland match are now available to Scotland Supporters Club members from 23:59 tonight. Cost is 30 Euros (about £20) each. There will be only 660 tickets available. So get in quick.

Liechtenstein v Scotland – Ticket allocation decision

Posted in Euro 2012, Tartan Army, Tartan Army Abroad with tags , , , on July 1, 2011 by Tartan Army Soldier

The SFA have released details of the ticket allocation for the Liechtenstein v Scotland match on 8 October. Scotland fans have been allocated 2000 tickets.

Tickets will be available to SSC members with 6 points or more. Purchases can be made any time after 10.00 am on Friday 8 July until 9.00 pm on Friday 12 August. Tickets will be available from ticketlink.

Republic of Ireland v Scotland – Tickets details released

Posted in Tartan Army Abroad with tags , , , on April 7, 2011 by Tartan Army Soldier

The Scotland Supporters Club have given out details of ticket prices and allocations for the forthcoming Republic of Ireland v Scotland Carling Cup match.

Tickets for the Republic of Ireland match on 25 May will cost £27 and £40 and will be guaranteed to all supporters with at least 3 away points. Tickets for this match will go on sale from 10:00am on Friday 8 April and will be available until Wednesday 9:00pm on27 April.

Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketlink.co.uk/scotlandtickets.

Scotland’s initial allocation is 3126 tickets in the North end of the stadium. These tickets will cost £27. A further allocation of 2000 seat in the East lower section will available for £40 each.

Members with 0-2 away points can register for a ballot.

Wales v Scotland – Tickets details released

Posted in Tartan Army Abroad with tags , , on April 6, 2011 by Tartan Army Soldier

The Scotland Supporters Club have released details of ticket prices and allocations for the forthcoming Carling Cup match against Wales.

Tickets for the Wales v Scotland Carling Cup match on 25 May will cost £18 and will be guaranteed to all supporters with at least one away point. Tickets for the match in Dublin will be on sale from Friday 8 April at 10:00am and will be available until Wednesday 27 April at 9:00pm.

Tickets can also be bought at www.ticketlink.co.uk/scotlandtickets.

Scotland’s initial allocation is 3126 tickets in the North end of the stadium. This number has been based on the number of Scotland fans you who went to the Northern Ireland match in February and a recent poll. If all theses tickets are bought the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have guaranteed that more tickets can be made available.

Members on "0" away points can register for a ballot.

Sweden 3 – 0 Scotland – Levein’s Scotland disappoint

Posted in Friendlies, Scotland Squad, Tartan Army Abroad on August 17, 2010 by Tartan Army Soldier

Another disappointment..

I had thought about going to Sweden to watch this match. Luckily I didn’t have enough holiday time left to make it possible. Spending a load of money to see Levein’s Scotland fail would have been too painful.

The game was dire. Pretty much from the start Sweden were in control. We were down a goal by the third minute. Nightmare. Scotland did have some chances, but nothing came from it. Then Sweden went further ahead with a Bajrami goal leaving Scotland trailing 2-0 at half-time.

The second half didn’t see any improvements. Despite a passionate start and a close shot at goal by McFadden the ball was never in serious threat of landing in the Sweden net. And the hosts scored again making it 3 – 0. After that there was still a further 35 minutes to go. And to be perfectly honest I am too depressed to keep writing about it.

I feel sorry for one of my brothers who was there. My other brother claimed he was too busy at work to go to Sweden. He said “Its the end of month accounts”, which considering the date, seems an odd reason. Maybe his time at the Norways game has dulled his enthusiasm. Not that I criticise.

I just hope the team can find some form by the start of the Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Japan v Scotland – Was it worth getting out of bed?

Posted in Friendlies, Scotland Squad, Tartan Army Abroad on October 11, 2009 by Tartan Army Soldier

I almost wish I’d stayed in bed. Getting up on a Saturday morning to see Scotland lose 2-0 is not my idea of time well spent. And to have opened the scoring (for Japan!!) is even worse. An excuse is that we were missing a number of our best players. True enough. But Japan were not exactly fielding their best squad.

The game seemed to really drag.  As for the Scotland squad, the did try, but they didn’t merit Burley saying that  “they were excellent”. Not one shot at goal (the Japan goal!!) and, as a result, nothing to show for it. Then the own-goal. Well, you all saw it. I was just glad when it all ended.