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  1. Still think that Griffiths should play, especially against Lithuania. Fletcher's physical presence in attack is less important now that Burke and Snodgrass are available.
  2. Don't have any real issue with Wallace being in the squad as third-choice left-back, aside from wondering why we need 3 left-backs. Wallace is a good player and has handled the step back up reasonably comfortably as far as I've seen. I wouldn't have bothered picking a third left-back, but we're hardly talking about some sub-standard player. Barrie McKay has been poor so far this season, but the likes of him and McGinn are mainly there for experience, and again neither of them are going to play. Both their selections are entirely in keeping with Strachan's general approach, so this idea that it's a sop to Rangers or their fans is absolute nonsense.
  3. I thought Celtic were excellent - they started on the front foot and didn't let Man City settle into the game. The battle between Sterling and Tierney on that left flank seemed to define the game, with both players getting in behind plenty of times and creating a lot of chances. Brown and Bitton hardly put a foot wrong in the middle of the park too. The best performer on the night was Kolo Toure though, who was everywhere. Amazing levels of energy from a 35 year-old convicted doper.
  4. Gauld is eligible for the current campaign of the U21s, but Gemmill has decided to build for the next campaign since we're already out.
  5. They didn't say that, but they quite clearly implied it. They wanted the match to be held at "a venue that would ensure a capacity attendance", and go on to say "we understand and accept that it is for all clubs to indicate the crowd they anticipate taking and Hampden Park was chosen on this basis." In other words, "We wanted it at a smaller venue, but Morton wanted to take too many fans". It's unlikely that Morton said they wanted more than 10,000 tickets, so Aberdeen would still have had access to at least half of Easter Road in this scenario. Had Aberdeen told the SPFL that they were happy to settle for 10,000 tickets, then Easter Road would have been fine. Given that the game hasn't been scheduled for Easter Road, we have to assume that Aberdeen weren't in favour of this even split. Aberdeen's statement explicitly states that they wanted a Saturday afternoon kick-off, something which was never on the table. "Our stated preference was that the game took place at a more reasonable time on the Saturday". There is no mention at all of a Sunday afternoon kick-off.
  6. The bit about clubs "indicating the crowd" is Old Firm behaviour from them - how dare this little diddy team want more than can be acccommodated in one stand of Tynecastle.
  7. What would Aberdeen consider to be a "reasonable time" for a televised game? A lunchtime game couldn't really kick off any later than 12:15 given the potential for extra time and penalties, so did they want an evening kick off? A 5:30 game could end up finishing not long before 8:30 if it went to penalties, which would surely make things tight for fans travelling back to Aberdeen.
  8. He's 21, not 20. Having played for Celtic and having Scotland U21 caps is sometimes enough for a team to take a gamble on a player. If they did scout him extensively, then it's unlikely that it was when he played for Killie (which is the only time he has played first team football at a decent level). None of his performances in one of the worst defences in the Premiership last season would have made them say "I think that guy is going places". In reality, they're taking a cheap gamble in the hope that he is a late bloomer. Even if he fails, they'll probably find a decent Championship or League 1 team to take him off their hands at a small fee.
  9. A) He wasn't a teenager when he played for Killie. B) He played about 30 games for us. C) He has played 0 games for Newcastle, and it is likely to stay that way.
  10. The biggest problem with all the claims about the way the towers fell is that they are trying to make projections based on a one-off extreme event. How many times in history has a commercial airliner flown directly into a tower? They can construct models and do simulations all they want, but these models can never account for every single variable. These unaccounted for extremes are the same reason that bridges occasionally collapse despite being seemingly well-designed. If they built replica Twin Towers and flew a plane full of people into them a million times, there would probably be a million different outcomes.
  11. The team that wins the shootout will just defend like f**k for 30 minutes.
  12. Stuart Findlay is pish.
  13. No, that would still be a penalty. If a foul from outside the box carries on into the box, then essentially the ref would be playing advantage from the point of the initial foul until the foul reaches the box. If a foul starts inside the box then it would be a penalty straight away and the ref wouldn't play advantage. This isn't a new rule - it has always been the case.
  14. If a player starts fouling outside the box, but the foul continues into the box, then it's a penalty.
  15. If you want to criticise someone else's grammar and/or spelling, it's important to get your own right.