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Old 09-07-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Yeh Ireland did good today. Theres always fans of the tournament I guess.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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England whooped on Moldova..anyone watch the game?
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: South FL
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Spain is in a weak group, pathetic.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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Spain is in a weak group, pathetic.
Yes, and they nearly tied against mighty Georgia .

Went to watch Belgium - Croatia yesterday, 1 - 1. The Croatians are good, really play as a team. I put them on top of our group and us second .
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Levin out
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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So, you think it's Levin's fault, the Scotland's performances?
I will say maybe, but the Scottish national team is so average and there are not really technically gifted players.
In this group I can't see Scotland higher than 4th place. Croatia, Belgium and Serbia are superior in all aspects of the game, man, even Macedonia was better than Scotland on Tuesday. Only thanks to your goalkeeper you got that 1 point. You couldn't handle Pandev all game long, if only Macedonians had better striker....
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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He isn't playing Steven Fletcher the most expensive Scottish player ever who has scored tons of goals in the best league on earth, and he isn't playing the 9million player Rhodes who looks amazing and scores for fun. He plays the aging Miller upfront on his own! We have a decent team, we drew with Serbia and out played them, Serbia are a good team with players like Kolarov, Vidic, Subotic, Nastasic, Jovanovic and Stankovic they beat Wales 6-1 last week, we are nearly there we just need goal scorers up front and that joke Levin leaves out our best goal scorers?

And yes Pandev was amazing, but he is an amazing player!

We will struggle to get out our group I know, but at least give it a bloody good go.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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Scotland is a very ordinary team Paul, so very predictable.
You can't beat Croatia, Serbia & Belgium with that style of football.
They are way better technically , so as I said 4th place is the best you can hope for in this group.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Lol ok Pete we have produced countless players better than what your vast country has, and I haven't said we are as good as Croatia or Belgium (who are also better than the USA, but hey!). We have Darren Fletcher, Steven Fletcher, Jordan Rhodes, Robert Snodgrass (one of the most impressive players in the EPL so far this year imo), Scott Brown etc all not in our team when they should be, the best player in the SPL Johhny Russell hasn't been called up, we CAN be better if we had a brave manager. We have a player in Celtics James Forrest that is gonna be at one of Europe's top clubs soon, after FIFA named him as one of world football's top young talents along with Barcelonas Thiago Alacantra, Brazilian Dede and Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler. A good manager that is willing to attack is what we need, when we had Alex McLeish in charge just a few years ago we won the Kirin cup in Japan (not a big cup I know but we hammered Bulgaria 5-1 in the best game I have ever seen Scotland play) and getting us to the 14th best team in the world only 2 places behind England and this was only in 2008 and beating great footballing nations along with beating France in Paris! We can get back to that level with a good manager, there is no doubt in my mind.

2008 world rankings

1. Argentina
2. Brazil
3. Italy
4. Spain
5. Germany
6. Czech Republic
7. France
8. Portugal
9. Netherlands
10. Croatia
11. Greece
12. England
13. Romania
14. Scotland
15. Mexico
16. Turkey
17. Colombia
18. Bulgaria
19. Nigeria
20. USA
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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I still think Scotland plays old fashioned long ball football that can't compete vs technically more gifted sides and unfortunatelly for you there are many of those sides right in your group.
Soon your manager will be fired and then we will all see if it was his fault or not.
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