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Scotland suffer 3 – 0 defeat by France

Posted in Friendlies with tags , , on June 8, 2016 by Tartan Army Soldier

Another friendly against a Euro 2016 qualifier, another Scotland defeat. A 3 – 0 deficit this time, so compared with the Italy result, three times the woe.

Saturday’s loss at the hands of Euro 2016 hosts in  Metz was another disappointment. Again, the Scotland squad were outclassed. The French had most of the possession and had great deal more strikes at goal. It was no surprise they ended the match ahead by three goals.

There were a few glimmers of hope. Goalkeeper  David Marshal, as he did against Italy, managed to limit the damage. There were also some respectable performances, Swansea full-back Stephen Kingsley and Rangers winger Barrie McKay both showing they merited selection. Gordon Strachan, although likely livid, will have some positives to consider.

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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!


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.

Scotland v Denmark – Tickets on sale

Posted in Friendlies with tags , , on June 2, 2011 by Tartan Army Soldier

The SFA have organised a Scotland v Denmark friendly. The match has been scheduled for Wednesday 10 August 2011 at Hampden Park. Kick off will be at 7.45 pm.

With the forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers getting closer the SFA have organised a ‘warm-up’ match against Denmark. With tough opposition, including world champions Spain and the Czech Republic, it is intended that this challenge match will allow the Scotland team the preparation they need to reach the finals in Euro 2014 finals in Poland and Ukraine.

Tickets will be available to SSC members from 10am on 3 June. The price has been set at £18 and will include a FREE ticket to the Scotland v Norway Under 21 match at St Mirren Park at 4pm the same day.

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

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.

George Burley sacked – no surprise

Posted in World Cup with tags , , , , on November 16, 2009 by Tartan Army Soldier
George Burley

George Burley, Scotland Coach 2008-2009

I just read on the BBC football pages, George Burley was sacked earlier today.

It’s hardly a shock. After the 3-0 drubbing in Cardiff it didn’t look good for Burley. That, together with the recent dire World Cup qualification attempt, the SFA had to let him go. And having followed Scotland’s impressive efforts under both Smith and McLeish, this downturn was hard to bear. The SFA had, in my mind, no choice but to act.

Now the question is being asked, who’s going to manage the Scotland team going forward? Hopefully someone with a bit of passion.  Sounness? Strachan? I’d like to see Walter Smith back, but that’s unlikely. Whoever takes the job, let’s hope they can inspire the team and fans like not so long ago. Then we can think about maybe having a chance in Euro 2012.

Holland v Scotland venue confirmed as Amsterdam

Posted in Tartan Army, Tartan Army Abroad, World Cup 2010 with tags , , , on October 21, 2008 by Tartan Army Soldier

Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against Holland has been confirmed as taking pace in Amsterdam. The SFA have just declared the venue for the match on 28 March as being the Arena Stadium, home of AFAC Ajax. With a capacity of 51,600, Scotland fan stand to be given an allocation of 5,100 tickets.

Amsterdam Arena

Amsterdam Arena

Unfortunately, I’m going to miss this match. Heading to Amsterdam with the Tartan Army would have been a pile of fun, but I’ve been asked over to America to see a friend. With a bit of luck though I hope to find a cable channel showing the match, and hopefully see a Scottish goal or two.