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26 minutes ago, gannonball said:

I always thought Quashie was decent enough for Scotland?

All about opinions but I thought he was the complete opposite

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15 hours ago, Jacky1990 said:

CM - Gary Caldwell: (55 caps/2 caps) hear me out. A very good centre back that would walk into the current team. However, seeing Craig Levein play him at centre mid, at home, in a must win game against Serbia boiled my piss. Suffered from the Charlie Mulgrew falicy of thinking he was a cultured defender because he took 4 or 5 touches before launching it forward. Had no right to be playing in midfield. But played there for a good few games over his career and was a man down on each occasion. Also an utter p***k of a man (nope, still not over his recent managerial spell).

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Honestly Caldwell can never go into a worst team for that one goal against France. Went absolutely bonkers when it went in.

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A Gary Caldwell when at Celtic or first few seasons at Wigan would be our first choice centre half right now and most likely our captain.

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Weird to think he's only 37 and could probably still be playing.
Had injuries been kinder and had he managed to stay in decent form, he could even have been involved in our current squad (I expect proper backlash for this comment - don't let me down!)

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He played some of his best games for scotland in the defensive midfield role. Strange choice to have in a worst 11. Webster Stephen Caldwell Russell Martin Paul ritchie Stephen crainey all contenders

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Russell Martin? He was part of the Strachan resurgence when we had a really tight defence for a good run of 10 games or so. No way he deserves to be in a worst xi

 

Edit: I could pretend that my post was a joke, but I only realised when I re-read it that you meant Johnny Russell and Chris Martin, both of whom I wholeheartedly agree should be in the shiters xi

 

 

 

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I always thought Quashie was decent enough for Scotland?


He was. That’s an insane shout. There are worse midfielders in the current squad.

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5+:

Gallacher
Stockdale   Greer   Mackay   Murray
Cowie   Williams   Severin   Teale
Dobie   Mackail-Smith


Subs:

Gordon
Wilkie   Matteo
McDonald   Holt
Kyle   Burchill

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Greer was excellent for Scotland.  Are people just picking players at random here?

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5+:

Gallacher
Stockdale   Greer   Mackay   Murray
Cowie   Williams   Severin   Teale
Dobie   Mackail-Smith


Subs:

Gordon
Wilkie   Matteo
McDonald   Holt
Kyle   Burchill

Gordon as in Craig? Wtf?

Kevin MacDonald would probably be in there.

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54 minutes ago, TheScarf said:

Greer was excellent for Scotland.  Are people just picking players at random here?

I think a lot of people are picking unfashionable players regardless of how well they actually performed for Scotland

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Gordon as in Craig? Wtf?

Kevin MacDonald would probably be in there.
Good shout. Seemed to be rotten/anonymous in every game he played.

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How about a best XI since 1998?

Gordon

Hutton Weir Webster Naysmith

Fletcher Lambert Ferguson

McFadden Miller Maloney

I did that in about 2 minutes so I'm sure (or hope) I've missed some others.

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How about a best XI since 1998?
Gordon
Hutton Weir Webster Naysmith
Fletcher Lambert Ferguson
McFadden Miller Maloney
I did that in about 2 minutes so I'm sure (or hope) I've missed some others.
I'd have Colin Hendry, McManus, Caldwell before Webster.
Rest of the team looks really good tho.
Midfield looks especially strong, tho perhaps overly 'holding'?

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Aye Webster was probably not the best shout. 🤣

Any of those 3 a better option. A lot more worst XI options at the back than best XI over the last 20 years!

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22 hours ago, gannonball said:

I think a lot of people are picking unfashionable players regardless of how well they actually performed for Scotland

Greer did pretty well for Scotland and was a lot better than most of our current centre back options. It's just a shame he was approaching his mid-30's when we started picking him.

 

Paul Gallagher

 

Stephen Crainey - Grant Hanley - Lee Wilkie - Robbie Stockdale

 

Jamie Mackie - Scott Severin - Gary Holt - Gary Teale

 

Kevin Kyle - Craig Beattie

 

Subs:

Rab Douglas - including him is harsh maybe because he was a decent keeper and a very nice man, but of all the decent-to-good keepers we've had in my time following Scotland (i.e. Sullivan, Douglas, Gordon, Marshall, McGregor) he was the worst of a good bunch.

Barry Bannan

Paul Devlin

Stephen McManus - controversial maybe, but I never rated him at all.

Craig Mackail-Smith

Stephen Pearson

Manager - George Burley

 

7 hours ago, Scumjob said:

How about a best XI since 1998?

Gordon

Hutton Weir Webster Naysmith

Fletcher Lambert Ferguson

McFadden Miller Maloney

I did that in about 2 minutes so I'm sure (or hope) I've missed some others.

                

Craig Gordon

Alan Hutton - David Weir - Gary Caldwell - Andy Robertson

    Darren Fletcher

      Barry Ferguson - Paul Hartley 

James McFadden         -          Shaun Maloney

Kenny Miller 

Subs: 

David Marshall

Robert Snodgrass

Scott Brown

Lee McCulloch

Gary Naysmith

Steven Naismith

Don Hutchison

Manager - Walter Smith 

 

 

 

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