Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
come on shire

Canada at Easter Road

Recommended Posts

17 minutes ago, skippy2015 said:

Mulgrew and Fletcher getting a hard time tonight I thought they were two of our better players along with Cairney and anya. Berra looked well syked up for the friendly lol hammering into challenges correct attitude if anything. Think my team would be
GK Gordon
LB Tierney
RB Robertson
CB Mulgrew
CB Berra
CM Armstrong
CM Brown
ACM Snodgrass
RM Ritchie
LM Burke
FW Griffiths

Is that a back 4 with 4 left footed players. That would be something unusual (not saying it`s a bad thing).

At least it would be worth discussion in a match that is likely to be shite.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Think tierney would do a better job at left back than anya. Tierney and Robertson 2 of our best players so thought I would try and squeeze them in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Biggest disappointment of the night was Burke yet again, I can't recall him doing anything in a Scotland top other than running the ball out of the park or falling over. He's clearly a good athlete but we need players who can keep the ball. Ritchie and Fraser should start alongside Snodgrass imo. Forrest has been excellent in recent weeks too so wouldn't be against him getting one of the three spots.

Stunned at how good Aird was, he's never done that in his career before surely. Defenders consistently backing off helped him though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Marshmallo said:


Stunned at how good Aird was, he's never done that in his career before surely. Defenders consistently backing off helped him though.

Yep i`m sure he couldn`t believe his luck at the free space he was allowed to run into. Dreadful stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Burke was awful but the way he brushed that defender of when he was through on goal makes me think longer term could be good up front. That way he doesn't need to worry about the defensive side of his game

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was one of the 9,150 - real and fictional as it was nothing like that - people in attendance tonight. It wasn't a very good football game. We aren't a very good football team. That is all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Darren Fletcher just doesn't seem at it to me. Slows the game down too much and just seems to be off the pace. I'd drop him. If Strachans got balls he will but he won't.

Thought Anya constantly over lapping to some moderate effect was a positive.

Cairney looks a tidy player. Wouldn't mind him in the midfield for Sunday. I'd be inclined to play Armstrong also with him being one of the few players actually in form.

Hope James Morrison is fit for Sunday. Underrated player. 

I think Slovenia are good enough to beat us quite handily on Sunday. If we get the first goal maybe we've got a chance but if we go behind the belief will evaporate like a led fucking balloon. Either way the malaise of Strachans reign has well and truly set in - that was depressing tonight.

 

 

 

Edited by paddymcp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How on earth Strachan got Celtic past the CL group stages I will never know. I always thought his teams were a mess and that he had too many favourites. He was an unconvincing manager before Celtic and he's a bloody awful manager now.

He's a dinosaur, he talks endless sh*te, he's rude, his assistants are a bunch of clowns, and his squads are a mess.

God knows when we're going to hit rock bottom. We've sunk very, very low now, and I tend to defend Scottish football. The Tartan Army want to have a good look at themselves too - they're becoming as bad as those w*nks at Murrayfield.

Edited by Malcolm Malcolm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I was one of the 9,150 - real and fictional as it was nothing like that - people in attendance tonight. It wasn't a very good football game. We aren't a very good football team. That is all.


What would you say is a more realistic number?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to see Micky Flanagan at the Playhouse. I didn't realise the biggest comedy gig in Leith tonight was at Easter Road. 

1-1 with Canada is a fucking embarrassment. Our works team would beat Canada. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Aidan said:

What would you say is a more realistic number?

 

It was 6,000 and something IMO.

Being generous the FF Lower was 1/4 full (500), the South Lower was half full (1,000) and the East was 2/3 to 3/4 full (4,000+). Uppers were all shut AFAICS except smattering of VIPs etc. in West upper padded. Throw in whatever was in the West lower = 6,000-and-something.

Could be less - could not have been much more than 7,000.

Put more simply but less scientifically - I've been at plenty ER games with crowds of 9k-10k (which may have included absent STs)... Fuller than tonight.


Herald:

Shock as Scotland's draw with Canada is seen by record low Easter Road crowd

The record attendance at the home of Hibs came 67 years ago when 65,860 watched an Edinburgh derby. Tonight as Scotland could only draw with Canada 1-1 in a friendly, little more than 14 per cent of that number bothered to show up.

While the capacity at Easter Road has been cut over the years, the ground was seen to be a quarter full - although the official attendance was put at 9,150.

Edited by HibeeJibee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, qos_75 said:

1-1 with Canada is a fucking embarrassment. Our works team would beat Canada. 

Was at the game. Canada knocked the ball around quite nicely. My son's a Newcastle fan so have been to quite a few games this season. I'd peg Canada at about the level of a Bristol City, they'd probably struggle to stay in the Championship. Sadly, Scotland are nowhere near as good as Newcastle though. Anya was one of the few bright sparks, Cairney did ok, the rest looked like a disinterested rabble. 

Edited by Frankie S

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As a Canadian expat I went along tonite and was delighted with Canadian players performance. Scotland were dreadful. The lack of technique and creative ability in the Scottish internationals was a total shock to me. They made us look really good and we're not. 

Oh loved the meltdown of the 3 teenage Leith jakeys behind me at the end of the game. They didn't take it well they didn't beat Canada. Ha ha GIRFUY ya wee Hibs hoors. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...