Tuesday, 31 March 2015


A six one victory & yet. The first Scotland hat-trick since Colin Stein in 1969 & yet we have not had a player score 4 in one game since Colin Stein in 1969, more than that he scored 4 in a row.
Ludicrous ticket pricing saw a poor paying crowd supplemented by an East & West Stand freebie youth section, no bad thing as the experience of a good Scotland win may entice others to join the cause.
I for one however struggled to raise a cheer for home goals as it was only Gibraltar we were playing, mind you they brought a sizeable support that fully deserved their goal & to be honest I clapped the equaliser in their honour. One day Steven Fletcher will score a hat-trick of back heelers, he certainly has had enough practice.
The group is as we expected developing into one of death, we have been here before, see any of our qualifying groups in the major championships. Ireland insist on scoring in injury time and although we beat them 1-0 they, or we on their behalf still hit the crossbar well into the 90th minute at Celtic Park.
We march on to Dublin in what has become for Ireland a must win game & to be honest for us a must not lose match.
Poland are leading & deservedly so, we will have to beat them at Hampden & what an atmosphere that game will provide.
So 2 massive home games lay in wait & as usual new will have to get a result against the World Champs, no change there then. A tricky, awkward trip to Georgia awaits, the type of game we have lost in the past, can't afford it again this time.
Can we do it? Of course we can.
Can't wait.


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