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17 minutes ago, Bob Mahelp said:

Too many.....fans, players and management it seems....got carried away with Saturday night. 

Out of 180 minutes of football, we've been utter shite for 135 of them. Fortunately, we got away with it against two less than average sides. 

If we want to get to the world cup, we're going to have to win away in Moldova and then beat two decent sides in the play-offs. 

At the moment we've got f**k all chance of getting to Qatar. 

And you couldnt be happier about it, miserable b*****d. 

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10 minutes ago, monrovianmonk said:

No, the question was can Austria catch us. The answer is no 

Deciphering double negatives evidently becomes trickier following the drinks required to get one through that shitshow. I stand corrected! 

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Just now, rainbowrising said:

People need to recall how we actually performed in the last major tournament against good opposition.  We seem to think beating teams ranked FIFA 80 to 100+ by the skin of our teeth proves how good this squad is. You think? 

experience is a bad thing then ? previous squads would have folded tonight. we are definitely progressing. 

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5 minutes ago, oaksoft said:

If winning football matches makes you depressed and unhappy can I suggest alternative sports such as knitting or finger painting might be a better fit for you? I'm sure there must be a competitive knitting club near you.

I'll be delighted tomorrow, my man, but by God it's terrible being put through the wringer like that. 

I'm sure you may have felt the same when that last minute equaliser went in in Belgrade and yet... 

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1 minute ago, rainbowrising said:

People need to recall how we actually performed in the last major tournament against good opposition.  We seem to think beating teams ranked FIFA 80 to 100+ by the skin of our teeth proves how good this squad is. You think? 

Maybe shitfesting our way to tournaments is our new thing.

It's more fun than being out before the final round of matches TBH.

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I think that game is quite typical of Clarke’s reign, a bit shite at times but quite confusingly, we achieve what we set out to do.

Other than the Serbia game (which just about turned to shite) the England game and the Austria game, we’ve been a bit patchy and had a few breaks which have masked worrying performances. That first half felt very familiar, our players playing below their level, with their confidence and ability seemingly disappearing. 

As we saw at the Euros, when you come up against better sides, don’t take your chances and then make a couple of defensive mistakes, generally your luck runs out. 

But despite all that, you look at the bigger picture - the group table here, and our previous unbeaten run -  and things are going pretty well, so if being shite but scraping our way through is the future then I suppose I’m all for it.

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Boyd nailed it there, the fact that we are raging at winning games is mental.

Even the good Scotland teams in my lifetime have struggled like we did in the last two games, but I doubt they'd have got through them with 6 points.

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Dykes... fecking love the big ride.

I think he's probably the worst player, technically, in the squad, and seems to need 3 or 4 goes on the ball to make something stick ... but he's also proving to be vital to how Clarke sets us up. His physicality and attitude mean we are always in with a chance of bulldozing the opposition defence.

Shame be couldn't have avoided that yellow, played, scored then picked the yellow up Vs Moldova instead.

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Our ability to get over the line in the past 3 games has been immense, the mark of a strong team at international level IMO.

The shithousery during stoppage time was a joy to watch, textbook example of how to kill a football match.

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4 minutes ago, rainbowrising said:

People need to recall how we actually performed in the last major tournament against good opposition.  We seem to think beating teams ranked FIFA 80 to 100+ by the skin of our teeth proves how good this squad is. You think? 

I don’t think anyone thinks we’ve turned into a prime Italy squad here. It is ok to enjoy actually winning games and not being 4th in our qualification group for a change.

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Just now, Gordopolis said:

Dykes... fecking love the big ride.

I think he's probably the worst player, technically, in the squad, and seems to need 3 or 4 goes on the ball to make something stick ... but he's also proving to be vital to how Clarke sets us up. His physicality and attitude mean we are always in with a chance of bulldozing the opposition defence.

Shame be couldn't have avoided that yellow, played, scored then picked the yellow up Vs Moldova instead.

interesting take. kenny miller never came close to achieving 4 in 4 and he gave everything he had. 

Dykes is turning out to be some player for us 

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16 minutes ago, AJF said:

Let's hope Dykes can continue this impressive scoring run and we pick it up a bit against Moldova.

I believe he's suspended for the Moldova game. Canny believe there's still folk out there that don't want him in the team. He's not the best player in the world but he's EXACTLY the type of player this Scotland team needs.

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2 minutes ago, Fratelli said:

I think that game is quite typical of Clarke’s reign, a bit shite at times but quite confusingly, we achieve what we set out to do.

Other than the Serbia game (which just about turned to shite) the England game and the Austria game, we’ve been a bit patchy and had a few breaks which have masked worrying performances. That first half felt very familiar, our players playing below their level, with their confidence and ability seemingly disappearing. 

As we saw at the Euros, when you come up against better sides, don’t take your chances and then make a couple of defensive mistakes, generally your luck runs out. 

But despite all that, you look at the bigger picture - the group table here, and our previous unbeaten run -  and things are going pretty well, so if being shite but scraping our way through is the future then I suppose I’m all for it.

Maybe Clarke has supernatural powers. It's the only explanation for this newfound ability to dig out important results in games where we've looked disappointingly poor.

Probably best we don't upset him.

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