Jump to content


Gold Members
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited


12 Good

Profile Information

  • My Team
  1. Started a new save with Scotland during the last international break to see if I could do better than Steve Clarke with the squad he has. used the newest database with all new transfers in it but also declared Che Adams for us. Was going to try and play the same tactics as Clarke but soon decided there was better ways to get the best out the squad. Went with A 4-2-3-1 Qualified for the Euros and managed to make it to the semi finals before losing a 2 goal lead to Holland. Thankfully they went on to beat England in the final. Managed to top a World cup qualifying group ahead of Spain and have Mexico, Czech Republic and Qatar in the group stages to come. Thank god Qatar came out of pot 1 otherwise it could have been a very tough group. I am now ranked 18 in the world so was actually in pot 2 for the draw. Goalkeepers - A massive problem here. Gordon retired after the Euros so been between Clark and McCrorie with Clark probably just the better of the 2. RB- Been starting Tierney here with Patterson and Hickey in the squad to cover but both have played and performed well. CB- Hendry, Cooper, Souttar and Hanley have all filled the slots and still cant decide on a pairing but Porteous has since come and and done well LB - Obviously a no brainer here but have Hickey as back CM- Best pairing has probably been McGregor and McTominay but having McGinn and Gilmour as back ups has been great and could easily play any combination of the 4 and not have any drop in quality. RW - Forrest with Olly Burke as a replacement. Not great admittedly but hopefully get good younger players making a breakthrough LW - Christie generally starts with Fraser as a sub but Fraser can just as easily play on the right if needed AM - Between Gauld and Turnbull for starting but Ferguson has also come in and done a job ST - Che Adams all day long. He has hit 19 goals in 28 starts and if fit then he absolutely will start every game. The squad is actually very good and its also very young so will hopefully get better.
  2. Scotland just hit 13 in my Hearts save and only 4 scorers. Never seen 3 hattricks in a game before but almost 4 in this
  3. Started a new save with Hearts after the Scotland disappointment. Was interested to go back and see what happens with the new European competition and see if I can have an success. Had a cracking start to the season before coming undone at Celtic Park which was no surprise. Haven't signed a single player and relying heavily on youth.
  4. Well here we go. Biggest match in a quarter of a century for Scotland. Lost our captain and Ryan Fraser to suspensions so in come Taylor and Burke. Got a bad bad feeling about this but I suppose that comes with years of following Scotland. 21 seconds gone and we are out of the world cup. Horrendous start and in truth it could have been worse. Started to come back into the match and were awarded what looked a dodgy VAR penalty but Billy Gilmour missed his big chance. Holding on by our fingertips. 4 big players missing before the tournament started and then two more before kick off. Don't think many countries could cope with that Yaaaaaa Beuaty. Down and out and now we are back in with a chance. Out of nothing. Brilliant goal from Mikey Johnston. VAR goal chopped off for Mikey Johnson in the 82nd minute to put us in the next round. Devastating. Horrendously disappointing.
  5. In the middle of the World Cup the draw has been made for the Euro qualifiers. I've absolutely no idea how but ive been seeded 1st. Didn't realise that before I watched the draw and was beginning to think they forgot to put me in. Happy enough with that although on 2nd viewing I don't think we will have a single comfortable away game
  6. A draw between Italy and Cameroon and a win for us puts us through. Worst case now is an Italy win against Cameroon because that outs the pressure on. Confident that a win against USA should be enough but that will probably come back to haunt me and we will find another way to fail to qualify.
  7. Shame you don't because this guy has it in him to go anywhere he likes
  8. Next up is Cameroon. If we want to qualify then this is a must win. Or certainly a must not lose. Kept the same starting 11 from the last match and hopefully have a similar performance Wow. That was everything that the 1st game wasn't. Absolutely all over the place at the back and Cameroon are so fit and strong that they are causing us all sorts of problems that no one else has. Could be 6-6. Really glad to get the equaliser and go into the last game with a chance. (better check the other score to make sure that's the case) Cameroon are a very good team. Very quick and strong and difficult to play against. Hopefully get a win against the US and hope that we can scrape through this
  9. The big day has finally arrived for Scotland fans. 24 years on from the last World cup appearance. Good to get the hardest game of the group out of the way first I reckon. Cameroon have beaten the USA 1-0 in the groups other game in the early kick off. Kept the same line up as the Montenegro game and hopefully we can play with the same attacking flair Happy enough with the first half. Very even with very few clear cut chances but certainly not coming off 2ndf best. More yellow cards than I would like which could come back to haunt me later. Very happy with the result but denied a victory by a fantastic 88th minute save. Shows we can go toe to toe with the worlds best and come out with something. Hopefully not downhill from here
  10. Montenegro next up at Rugby Park. Will try and start with the team I think will face Italy and hopefully get a morale boosting win. Pretty sure this is the team against Italy barring a disaster. Well that really couldn't have gone any better. Still no goal from a striker though. Thrilled with that performance and a great morale booster. Finally got a goal from a striker too
  11. Starting line up for the game against Spain. Trying Leigh Griffiths up front after a bit of a break so hopefully he can get a goal. Great first half. Not too many clear cut chances but a great header by Ryan Fraser. Kept possession very well against a good team so very encouraging. That lasted all of 60 seconds into the 2nd half. Changing it up a bit to give the squad a bit of a rotation and see if I can get a goal out of a striker. Very happy with that result and performance. Very composed on the ball. Its a real shame we are missing so many big players because I feel this could have been a great World cup for us.
  12. Thought I had misread this first time round. Only getting 25/1 on Scotland haha
  13. So Finally time to name the World Cup squad. Also now lost Scott McKenna to injury as well. It really is slim pickings. So this is the matched we face in the next few weeks to try and take Scotland beyond the 1st stage for the first time. When the draw was made I was very confident but with the injuries we have had I'm struggling to see how we can qualify.
  14. Did Scotland qualify?
  15. Disappointing defeat but showing more and more that I can go head to head with the big teams and compete. Had so many chances to win the game. Since the game I've had the news that both Ryan Christie and Scott McTominay will miss the world cup through injury. Especially gutted for Christie because he is about the only striker I have that looks remotely likely to score.
  • Create New...