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Scotland Away Kit Attrocity

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on February 27, 2014 by Tartan Army Soldier

I am almost speechless! The new Scotland Away Kit has to be the worst thing I have ever laid eyes on! When I first saw it I thought for a moment it was April Fools day.

Yesterday I received an email from the Scotland Supporters Club. The subject was ‘Scotland’s New Away Kit Revealed’. I’m not one for buying every new version of kit, but I thought I would have a look. And I wish I hadn’t bothered. The sight was awful! My eyes wanted to die!

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It asks me to preorder. Hmmm… Let me think…. Nah! I’ll save my money thanks, for something that doesn’t make my eyes want to bleed.

Tickets for Wales v Scotland available soon

Posted in Uncategorized, World Cup, World Cup 2014 with tags , on July 12, 2012 by Tartan Army Soldier

The SFA have revesled that 3,600 tickets will be available for the Scotland fans hoping to see the Wales v Scotland match in October. No date has been set for availability, but SSC members will have priority. Those with at least 3 points will be ensured tickets.

Ukraine TV Reporter v Dutch Fans

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 18, 2012 by Tartan Army Soldier

This isn’t really ‘on topic’, but it’s too funny not to include.

Dutch fans chant and cheer as a blonde Ukrainian reporter tries to give a report.

 

Republic of Ireland 1 – 0 Scotland

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 31, 2011 by Tartan Army Soldier

Scotland suffered its only defeat in the Carling Nations Cup on Sunday, finishing tournament runner-up. The deciding Republic of Ireland v Scotland match finished 1-0 in favour of the hosts.

Both teams started the match with an unbeaten tournament record. With 2 victories each, both needing a victory to secure victory in the inaugural tournament.

Compared to previous matches the Irish were stronger and the Scottish weaker. Ireland added the experienced Darren O’Dea, Keith Fahey, Stephen Hunt and Liam Lawrence. Meanwhile Scotland had lost the in-form James Morrison and the experience of Gary Caldwell to injury.

Both teams started well. The ball was sent towards goal nets at both ends. However it was the Irish who broke the deadlock after some unfortunately loose playing by Scotland.

Robbie Keane was the man who broke the deadlock. Advancing from the centre of the field he kicked from the edge of the penalty box sending the ball under McGregor giving Keane his 49th goal for Ireland. 23 minutes gone and Scotland were a goal down. Despite some shots at the Irish goal from Adam and Naismith that was how the first half ended.

Envigorated by their lead the Irish started the second half enthusiastically. The hosts continued to pressure Scotland who held off further advances.

Play picked up when Barry Bannan replaced an injured Adam. However it was not enough an the match ended Republic of Ireland 1 – 0 Scotland.

Wales v Scotland result – Wales 1 – 3 Scotland

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 26, 2011 by Tartan Army Soldier

Scotland are only one match away from winning the Carling Nations Cup. After a 3-1 victory over Wales, there is now only one game left to play, and it could lead to some nice silver.

We were back at The Three Kings. The atmosphere wasn’t exactly electric, but we had beer and we were were hopeful that Scotland could continue their recently improved form.

Scotland’s recent history against the Welsh hasn’t been good. The last two meetings have ended with Wales victorious. Added to the fact that we haven’t got the better of Wales since 1984, there wasn’t an overwhelming expectation for Scotland to win. Fortunately the 27 drought was about to end.

The game started a bit slowly but it soon picked up. Both teams had chances, coming close to scoring on a number of occasions. Unfortunately, it was Wales who broke the deadlock. After pressing hard against the Scotland team captain Earnshaw earned himself what was surely an inevitable goal. Taking advantage of a dire header by left-back Crainey past he seized the ball and sent it flying past Allan McGregor to put Wales into the lead.

The second half saw a much improved Scotland effort. Having been booed off at the end of the first half they seemed fired up and had certainly upped their game. An it paid off. Only 10 minutes in and James Morrison send the ball into the Wales netting, bringing the score level.

Wales made some changes, but Scotland were on a roll. Morrison set up a second goal, pulling the ball back to allow Miller to put Scotland into the lead. It was 2-1 in Scotland’s favour. But more was to come.

Only a further six minutes had passed when Scotland moved further ahead. Whittaker’s struck a pinpoint cross that connected with Christophe Berra, who headed the ball past the far post. 3-1! Fantastic! And that was how it ended. Superb result.

The scene is now set for Scotland to play the Republic of Ireland on Sunday. If they win the Carling Nations Cup will be heading to Glasgow. I’ll be in Scotland then, and intend to find somewhere to watch it with my brother and other fans.

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.

Norway v Scotland rescheduled – the plans begin

Posted in FIFA, Tartan Army Abroad, UEFA, Uncategorized, World Cup 2010 with tags , on December 8, 2008 by Tartan Army Soldier

I just got back from my hoidays to find that the Norway v Scotland game has been rescheduled to 19 August instead of the original 12 August. Because of Champions League dates, UEFA made a request to FIFA to move the date forward. They were happy to agree.

Apparently the SFA made ‘repeated attempts’ to have the date changed to Ocrtober, after the start of the SPL season. As seems to be usual, the SFA was “disaapointed”.

Anyway, now we can start making plans. We have flights to Oslo in mind and are hoping to book some accommodation for 4 days. Oslo is meant to be expensive for beers, so if anyone knows of some cheap venues, we have would welcome a reply.