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  1. Womens U19s

    Dates don't really clash. Group games are being played on Tuesday 16th, Friday 19th and Monday 22nd. Semi finals on Thursday 25th and the final on Sunday 28th. i.e. no games on a Saturday. Only dates that might clash are the games on Tuesday 16th?
  2. Euro 2020 ticket prices

    Scotland is hosting the women's under-19s this year; games at Perth, Paisley, Glasgow (Firhill) and Stirling. Northern Ireland is hosting the men's under-19s next year, although it's tough to qualify for that (only 7 places available).
  3. Jed Steer

    Nope. Vast majority of national football teams represent independent nation states, so they just say that if you're a citizen then you're eligible. FIFA have a rule on top of this that require people to live for five years in their "new" country before playing internationally. Different nation states have different citizenship rules. Some allow people with grandparents born there to become citizens (e.g. Ireland), others don't. Most states allow people to become citizens by naturalisation, so that's how you sometimes get Brazilians turning out for Qatar, UAE, etc. This all means that the "rules" for other national teams can be quite different, e.g. it would be impossible for an adult to naturalise as a British citizen and then play for one of the home nations. It is possible for a child to naturalise and then play, under the education rule that was brought in about 10 years ago (e.g. Jordan Rhodes).
  4. Jed Steer

    The home nations need to have "arbitrary" rules because otherwise each national team could pick whichever player with a British passport they liked, irrespective of their personal circumstances and ties (or lack of them) to that country.
  5. Jed Steer

    Graham Alexander was probably the most committed Scotland player of the last 20 years at least. Born down south, never played in Scotland, and didn't even play at a high level in England until later in his career. His dad was Scottish and he saw it as the biggest honour he could realistically achieve. Worked his way up to Preston and started getting picked when he was 30, when most players are about to chuck it. Made himself a regular and ended up with 40 caps, was a big part of the improvement under Smith / McLeish (first spell).
  6. Next Scotland Manager

    Pretty sure McLeish was welcomed the first time, as well. He'd had a bad season to finish at Rangers, but he had a pretty good track record up to then and even that bad season didn't look so bad when Le Guen came in and made a right hash of it. Also there was a feeling that McLeish was a "safe pair of hands" to keep going with the momentum started by Smith in the Euro 2008 qualifiers. Strachan was universally welcomed - the TA had put up a "Strachan SOS" banner at Levein's last game.
  7. The Hibernian Thread

    It sounds like he's had that kind of season at Sunderland. Showed some promise, but missed too many games due to injury. They irritated Ross to the point where he signed another midfielder (Leadbitter), who has mostly kept McGeouch out of the team since then.
  8. Next Scotland Manager

    According to Archie Macpherson's book about Stein, he told Macpherson to say on TV that he "understood" Stein was interested in the Scotland job. Stein then sort of denied this on the radio the next morning ("Archie was flying a kite"). Different time and circumstances, of course. Scotland job was more prestigious, we usually qualified for World Cups, had top players, and Stein wasn't 100% happy at Leeds.
  9. Next Scotland Manager

    He also said one of them was Rangers. That leaves two other offers, which may or may not have been English, and didn't come to anything anyway.
  10. If you mean just to Hearts, 2012. They played Celtic on their trophy day that year, then won the cup final v Hibs a week later. In general, it happens any time one of the OF win the league and are also playing in the SC final (e.g. this year, 2018, 2017, 2013, 2009, 2007, etc.).
  11. Next Scotland Manager

    Will it? Clarke's brother was saying the other day that nothing has come along yet. The profile / reputation of Scottish football in England is basically nil. If Clarke doesn't want to take anything below the Championship, he could be waiting a long time.
  12. Hibs vs Aberdeen

    Aye, but your record against them at Pittodrie is awful. No wonder Milne wants to move to Kingsford. Aberdeen's overall record v the gruesome twosome over the last two years: P21 W4 D4 L13 Hibs record in the same period: P18 W4 D7 L7
  13. Hibs vs Aberdeen

    Looking forward to Cove Rangers skelping them in derbies on the way down.
  14. More like finished full-stop. Lennon tried to reinvent him as a holding midfielder, when McGeouch was injured (about a year ago), and then as a centre-back. He filled in once or twice in the Euro games, and looked really shaky even against the Faroese fishermen. Oddly enough, he did have a couple of semi-decent games back at right-back in December (while Gray was injured). I struggle to believe that any FT team would sign him, except as a player-coach type thing. He's not played at all under Heckingbottom. I think his only recent appearance in public was in a Norwich end-of-season charity/celebration game. Although it's interesting to note who was playing in midfield in that team.
  15. Next Scotland Manager