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1 hour ago, weeyin said:

I just love the fact that, after years of complaining about the bias shown when overlooking our players for international duty, we've reached the point where the same fans are complaining the ones that are selected don't deserve it.

Do you think either deserve a call up, let alone actual game time?

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8 minutes ago, 0Neils40yarder said:

Do you think either deserve a call up, let alone actual game time?

As opposed to who in the squad?

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4 minutes ago, 0Neils40yarder said:

Do you think either deserve a call up, let alone actual game time?

I think they are at least decent backup options, and that Gallagher would have done better than McTominay in the last two Scotland games. He certainly did OK in the appearances he's made already.

I also think Gallagher has been at least as good as McKenna in the past 12 months.

We're not overburdened with choices in defence at the international level, however, especially with the current injuries. So I have no issues with either one of our players being selected. It also reflects well on the club to have someone like Dec get international recognition only after joining us.

If you want to go on recent form, Robertson shouldn't even be in the squad tonight, but I imagine he'll be captain and play OK.

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1 hour ago, Winning by Name said:

As opposed to who in the squad?

I'd actually think that with Paterson, Jack and Palmer called up, who can all play right back that there was no need for another one...

 

....as for centre back, if Gallagher on current form is one of our best 4 then we are Donald ducked as he has been honking this season

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1 hour ago, weeyin said:

I think they are at least decent backup options, and that Gallagher would have done better than McTominay in the last two Scotland games. He certainly did OK in the appearances he's made already.

I also think Gallagher has been at least as good as McKenna in the past 12 months.

We're not overburdened with choices in defence at the international level, however, especially with the current injuries. So I have no issues with either one of our players being selected. It also reflects well on the club to have someone like Dec get international recognition only after joining us.

If you want to go on recent form, Robertson shouldn't even be in the squad tonight, but I imagine he'll be captain and play OK.

Playing poorly at the top level is a mile away from playing poorly at spfl level

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Again - when was the last time we had 2 players in a competitive game for Scotland. 

I agree neither has been consistent for us but I hope they do themselves and Scotland justice.

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The two of them sold the jerseys in Israel two weeks ago. 

This is a good chance to redeem themselves and kick start their season. 

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We did have 3 players in the scotland team that got beat 9-3 by England in 1961 Bert McCann, Pat Quinn and Ian St John. The other Player of note was of course Frank Haffey, the Celtic goalie. 

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31 minutes ago, Welldaft Mk1 said:

Again - when was the last time we had 2 players in a competitive game for Scotland. 

I agree neither has been consistent for us but I hope they do themselves and Scotland justice.

McCormack and Clarkson in 2008 I think.  Both came off the bench in a defeat against the Czech Republic.  Not sure if there's been any other double acts since.

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Usually I would be delighted with 2 well players playing for Scotland  but...........but hey could be worse....mcburnie could be starting..........aw jeez!!!

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20 minutes ago, grizzlyg said:

Usually I would be delighted with 2 well players playing for Scotland  but...........but hey could be worse....mcburnie could be starting..........aw jeez!!!

Watching him mime Flower of Scotland while he's LITERALLY ON CAMERA TALKING ABOUT HOW SHIT IT IS TO BE A SCOTLAND PLAYER just about fuckin sums it up.

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1 hour ago, GazzyB said:

Hammell and McFadden, or had McFadden gone then?

Nah, McFadden was away in 2003.  It was towards the end of 2004 before Hammell got his only cap.

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2 hours ago, grizzlyg said:

Usually I would be delighted with 2 well players playing for Scotland  but...........but hey could be worse....mcburnie could be starting..........aw jeez!!!

He's a tosser should be nowhere near the team, Clarke needs to grow a set and tell him to GTF, there are plenty of players who would be happy to take his place.

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Well played Gallagher, solid throughout. Looked far more comfortable in the middle of the three and showed that he can be a leader. 

Buzzing! Roll on Serbia.

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Solid 8 from Dec tonight but the proof will be what happens for the Serbia game. O'Donnell say about a 6,but it's a hard shift playing wingback for Scotland. 

 

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I’ve been very critical of Gallagher for his performances this season but he was excellent tonight against a very decent forward line. O’Donnell by comparison was dreadful 

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