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 Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: 13en  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 17:15

What’s the preferred line up tonight then lads?
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: dafc-chris1  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 18:02

McLaughlin

Palmer
Cooper
TIerney
Robertson

Jack
McTominay

Armstrong
McGinn
Christie

Dykes
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 18:24

Posted at 18:2118:21
BREAKING
Tierney dropped, Cooper in
Czech Republic v Scotland (19:45)

Scotland: Marshall, Palmer, Cooper, McKenna, Robertson, Fleck, McLean, McTominay, Christie, Armstrong, Dykes



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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 18:37

Looking forward to seeing Cooper starting. Really need a settled defensive partnership

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 18:38

And there it is, as predicted in the other thread. Tierney is dropped and Robertson stays. He’s a waste of a jersey when it comes to Scotland. Also, IMO Tierney is the better all round player.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 18:43

or it was agreed with Arsenal he would only start one of the two games, just a thought.

Jack and Forrest out of the side whether by choice or possible agreement is a result! McGregor not far behind in that sense either.....although all that is countered with McLean starting



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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: AlterPar  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 18:45

Robertson is world class when played in the role that suits him. Absolutely no doubt that he would stand out even in Scotland’s team if he was played this way. He was rotten vs Israel but often had no space to operate!
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 19:58

Wish I had put money on first goal them.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 20:00

Worse than Friday and utterly predictable. What a shower of absolute roasters.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 20:01

Like printing money.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: d3monstrate  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 20:13

Good goal, very unlike Scotland
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 20:14

Good ball in and a good poachers goal there. We've done little but that was good.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 20:57

Come on Scotland
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: ParfectXI  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 21:17

Awful, just awful it looks like a preseason friendly and Scotland are playing like it’s a preseason friendly. Absolutely zero inventiveness, zero urgency and zero “cares” given by some of our players
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 21:18

At least we're winning.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Pars_1986  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 21:26

Watching this kinda makes me glad weve not been at the top table in tournaments since 98 as it would be more embarrassing than this tonight
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 21:32

There's been some guff Scotland teams in recent years but this one is right down there with the worst of them .

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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: ParfectXI  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 21:34

Tbh I’d rather lose but give it a right good go and be entertaining- this dross is 2 hours of my life I’ll never get back. Almost as boring as the Israel game, which was only slightly more entertaining than 2 hours of paint drying
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 21:36

I knew our superior fitness and technical ability would guarantee us a win tonight
We really could go all the way in this competition on that display
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 21:37

Top of the group
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 21:39

Abysmal watching.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: wulliepar57  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 21:44

Absolutely abysmal performance again
now we know why we haven't reached a tournament final , performances like this
Clarke has still a lot to prove that he is the right man from the job
right now i'm not convinced
the other result went for us with a point a piece
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 21:45

We never deserved a draw never mind a win there. Marshall saved us big time. Every player in the pitch was garbage. Especially Armstrong and mctominay. Arguably our best pool of players for generations and we are just as bad as the Vogts era. At least Bertie got us to a play-off. Embarrassing stuff from these so-called PROFESSIONAL footballers. Imagine being paid ten of thousands of pounds to do a job you’re terrible at. Something you’ve done all your life. The shame!
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 21:51

We've got some ok midfielders and two good left backs but there's very little to this squad IMO. Keepers are OK too actually.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 21:58

But then again, results in football is all that matters and it was a 2-1 victory away from home when the ref. was doing us no favours, giving fouls for blatant dives around our box. I though wee Mcglynn when he came on was superb, when we were under pressure and we should have nicked at least one more goal from breakaways in the second half.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: ParfectXI  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 22:00

It kinda says it all that in the last 20 mins our best defender was Patterson who came on as our forward. Your not gonna get many goals in your own penalty box.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 22:02

"there's very little to this squad IMO"

100%
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 22:03

Beyond belief that Aberdeen continually turn down millions of pounds for McKenna.

Awight Pat!
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 22:26

High level of armchair critics on here. Getting a result with such a "useless team" as the general consensus seems to be is maybe something we can build on. We do seem to be slightly deficient in some positions and have too many of similar types of player but hey, we won. Don't forget it was probably roasting temperatures in Prague and our players would have no acclimatsation to that.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 22:26

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Frank Butchers LoveHandles, Mon 7 Sep 22:03

Beyond belief that Aberdeen continually turn down millions of pounds for McKenna.


That's probably because it's not true to be fair.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 22:28

Dykes at least like a decent front man - glad he's playing for us and not Australia. He's a step in the right direction (more to his game than Brophy for example).

Liverpools system suits Robertson perfectly. He as arguably the best centre half in the world alongside him and able to provide cover when he goes forward. That's not true when he plays for Scotland, so he's nowhere near as effective. For Scotland I'd pick Tierney over Robertson every time.

Centre half has been the problem for decades now - not sure why we aren't producing decent centre halves any more, but we aren't and it's hurting us.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 22:28

Quote:

DBA, Mon 7 Sep 22:26

Quote:

Frank Butchers LoveHandles, Mon 7 Sep 22:03

Beyond belief that Aberdeen continually turn down millions of pounds for McKenna.


That's probably because it's not true to be fair.


It was true.

Awight Pat!
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 22:30

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Frank Butchers LoveHandles, Mon 7 Sep 22:28

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DBA, Mon 7 Sep 22:26

Quote:

Frank Butchers LoveHandles, Mon 7 Sep 22:03

Beyond belief that Aberdeen continually turn down millions of pounds for McKenna.


That's probably because it's not true to be fair.


It was true.


Is it?

"Continually" turning down "millions of pounds".

You sure?
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 22:32

They are so called professional players.Why can they not do basic passing,tackling, and generally not getting in about the opposition. I think the players have no guts and,no ambition, they have it too easy,shower of over paid posers.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 22:33

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DBA, Mon 7 Sep 22:30

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Frank Butchers LoveHandles, Mon 7 Sep 22:28

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DBA, Mon 7 Sep 22:26

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Frank Butchers LoveHandles, Mon 7 Sep 22:03

Beyond belief that Aberdeen continually turn down millions of pounds for McKenna.


That's probably because it's not true to be fair.


It was true.


Is it?

"Continually" turning down "millions of pounds".

You sure?


I'm pretty sure like.

Awight Pat!
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 22:48

Teams usually play in the image of the manager




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: par_33  
Date:   Mon 7 Sep 23:02

Robertson was utter dross, kept the boy onside for their goal trying to play the high line. Doesn't look interested.

Again, as said above, we take a one goal lead in all games and we think that's enough, keep bloody going.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 08:29

If we manage to beat Israel and were to meet Norway in the final I dread to think what Haaland would do to our defence


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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 09:04

A win is a win, if we were outstanding last night and were beaten, The same guys would be on here moaning about a whole different set of reasons.

The Czech team were flung together overnight but what no one has mentioned is that as a team they played well. You can only play what's in front of you, the nations league puts you up against teams of the same abilities, right now we are 5 games unbeaten.

East End Park is a symbol of all that is DAFC.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 09:17

You're right, MDCCCLXXXV; imagine the reaction on here even if we'd played well and lost. As Steve Clarke said, we were on a hiding to nothing and Scottish teams seldom play well in these circumstances. We prefer to be underdogs. The English-based players wouldn't have played for a while either which wouldn't help.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Benny74  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 11:55

Nobody has made much of the fact that the Scottish and English based players are not fully fit yet and the Czech team were from their top flight which started on 12 July. It would have been quoted many a time if either of the cheeks had gone out of Europe to one of their teams.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 12:38

Nice to read the excuses coming here for what was, in reality a totally inept performance.
We would have lost 5-0 to their full team.
We showed no heart, no desire and the team were all over the place for large parts of the game.
Marshall was the only player who came out with pass marks.
Every bit as bad as the Vogts era who at least had the excuse he had to start from scratch after Craig Brown's ageing squad mostly retired.
The Czech team deserve all the plaudits last night for showing the spirit we sadly lack in quantaties.

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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Yasser76  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 12:56

I agree 100% with the above post. Lack of fitness doesn't excuse the lack of passion or general inability to stay in position or put 2 passes together. Terrible performance. I'm disappointed as i genuinely believed Clarke was our man. I still hope he can turn it around.



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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: mittenz  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 13:06

It must be the way he wants them to play, because when you look at the likes of Liam Cooper, Andy Robertson, Scott Mctominay, when they play for their clubs they are excellent, Cooper under Bielsa, Robertson under Klopp, no way can their ability be any different unless the manager isnt utilising them properly
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 13:36

When they play for thier clubs the 10 other players on their side are class players that train together 24/7, not to mention the fact that thier manager sets them up to play a set way , Stevie Clarke has to pick 11 players from a squad that doesn't have that pedigree as well trying to fit his better players into that starting 11, he then has to find a style of play to get a result.
In the 60s ,70s and 80s every decent side in England had a couple of Scots in thier sides, in 2020 the most players to come from 1 club are Celtic players. Celtic as club dont have any players from Scotland in the positions that Scotland are struggling with (keepers, central defenders and goal scorers)

East End Park is a symbol of all that is DAFC.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 13:37

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mittenz, Tue 8 Sep 13:06

It must be the way he wants them to play, because when you look at the likes of Liam Cooper, Andy Robertson, Scott Mctominay, when they play for their clubs they are excellent, Cooper under Bielsa, Robertson under Klopp, no way can their ability be any different unless the manager isnt utilising them properly


Andy Robertson is at a disadvantage with Scotland in that, everybody knows his strengths and can counteract them but with Liverpool, he's only a cog in a larger machine and so can play more freely there, his natural game.
Plus, he doesn't have the teammates who instinctively read his game so he's looking ordinary purely down to the fact, he's going back to basics to compensate an ordinary set of players.
As for McTominay, he was found out against Israel as never in a million years a defender.
Last night confirmed it.

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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 13:43

Robertson is better for Liverpool because of the players around him, we have nothing up top for him to aim at.I've seen him play for Liverpool a few times when the front 3 aren't playing and he isn't the same player then either-towards the end of the season he had a couple of nightmares. Liverpool have signed a new left back so will be interesting to see if he retains his place there. Haven't seen as much of McTominay but can't say I rate him that highly in international terms.He wasn't starting for Man U often after the restart and their form picked up. I have an element of sympathy for him though as he isn't a centre-half and looked like a fish up a tree.I suppose the Premier League will show how good Cooper is.

I just don't think our squad is very good so with that in mind Clarke has actually done well to go 5 unbeaten. The squad tends to pick itself and there is no strength in depth in several positions.

As much as it pains me to admit it we miss a Scott Brown type character in midfield.Billy Gilmour will go on to be a certainty in there given natural progression and if he remains injury free and there does at least seem to be some decent youngsters coming through.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 13:49

It doesn't seem that long ago people were saying we had the best squad of players we've had in a long time and Steve Clarke was the guy to knock them into shape.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: incognito  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 15:55

He's won 5 lost 4 (two of which were against the best country onthe planet) and drawn 1! So out of 7 winnable games he won 5. It's a very good start for a new manager. What else could we hope for?

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It turned into a street!"
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 16:32

Only pass marks for me last night were Marshall and maybe Dykes . Dykes must be wondering if he picked the right international team to play for !
I read somewhere that possession stats were at 50/50 . Quite misleading stat when you consider that the majority of our possession was in our own half , and the overwhelming majority of our passes were across the park or backwards .
I hoe our luck lasts for a while , because when it runs out , this team will take a lot of hammerings .

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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 16:49

I believe the team is 3 or 4 players from being a half decent side, obviously 2 centre backs, a holding midfielder in the Scott Brown mould and an out and out striker, hopefully Dykes can be that player

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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 16:50

Well said incognito, haven't come across such a bunch of greetin' faced moaners for a long time. It takes time for a team to gel and the amount of game time together has been minimal. No wonder passes were going astray.

Just hope the greetin' faces take a rest when the Pars season starts or we might be in for a barrage of moans from day one.



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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 16:55

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Paralex, Tue 8 Sep 16:50

Well said incognito, haven't come across such a bunch of greetin' faced moaners for a long time. It takes time for a team to gel and the amount of game time together has been minimal. No wonder passes were going astray.

Just hope the greetin' faces take a rest when the Pars season starts or we might be in for a barrage of moans from day one.


Most of the Czech side were playing together for the first time ever!!

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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 17:54

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Paralex, Tue 08 Sep 16:50

Well said incognito, haven't come across such a bunch of greetin' faced moaners for a long time. It takes time for a team to gel and the amount of game time together has been minimal. No wonder passes were going astray.

Just hope the greetin' faces take a rest when the Pars season starts or we might be in for a barrage of moans from day one.


24 hours was enough for the Czechs to gel 😂


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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 20:02

P wrote:

>
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Paralex, Tue 08 Sep 16:50
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> Well said incognito, haven't come across such a bunch of
> greetin' faced moaners for a long time. It takes time for a
> team to gel and the amount of game time together has been
> minimal. No wonder passes were going astray.
>
> Just hope the greetin' faces take a rest when the Pars season
> starts or we might be in for a barrage of moans from day
> one.

>
> 24 hours was enough for the Czechs to gel 😂

They lost--------at home!!!!!
>
>
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 20:24

I didn't see much of the game, but they deserve some credit for losing the first goal and finding a way to win.

They could have quite easily gone in to their shells for fear of the headlines the following day.

Having said that, I don't hold out much hope for us in the short term.

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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 20:34

Quote :-
24 hours was enough for the Czechs to gel 😂

They lost--------at home!!!!!


This is what I love about how we all see a different perspective to a match
We played what was deemed a third choice Czech team
We should have lost 4-2
But football is a funny old game and we won ... well done for digging in guys
Lets build on that result
Come on Scotland
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 20:55

I was thinking along the same lines,Bpp. For all their possession the Czechs lost two avoidable goals at home. For the first the defence froze and the second was a cheap penalty.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 22:12

Point is don’t use “It takes time for a team to gel” as a defence for a rank rotten performance against a team thrown together at a day or twos notice with players where the vast majority will never be capped again.

It’s a stupid point to make in the circumstances


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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 22:13

Good win by the U21's tonight!
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Tue 8 Sep 22:21

I’ve just watched a 4-2 win by France over Croatia, the same score as in the WC Final 2018. France have a midfield teenager called Camavinga who looks like he might be in the same class as Mbappe, who didn’t play in the match.

Young talent like that is rare but Croatia seems to manage very well without it. Croatia has a population slightly less than Scotland but has produced two outstanding teams since 1998- the last time we qualified for a competitive tournament. In between that WC semi final in ’98 and the 2018 WC Final they have regularly qualified for tournaments. Tonight, even without Modric or Rakitic, Croatia were able to play the ball out confidently from within their own half and regularly test the French defence.

Most of their top players play outwith the Croatian league but they certainly seem to have a knack for turning up talented youngsters. It's like they have a conveyor belt of big, athletic players who are technically good. Is there anything Scotland could learn by looking at their football set up?
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Wed 9 Sep 01:36

While Croatia are the best of the bunch, most of the former republics of Yugoslavia seem to punch above their weight. Whatever doubts anyone might have about the FIFA rankings, they all show up well, bearing in mind their small populations:
Croatia (6)
Serbia (29)
Bosnia (49)
Montenegro (64)
Slovenia (65)
North Macedonia (68)
Kosovo (115)

And of course prior to its break-up, Yugoslavia was a force to be reckoned with - 3rd and 4th in the World Cup, twice 2nd in the European championship.

They also have a long list of top class tennis players, male and female from Yugoslavia or the sucessor states - off the top of my head Djokovic, Ivanisovic, Cilic, Karlovic, Seles, Pilic, Jankovic, Ivanovic.

AND they are among the tallest people in the world (2-3 inches taller than Scots on average), so they're world-class at basketball and goodness knows what else!



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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Wed 9 Sep 02:39

Maybe you are under playing the quality of 11 Czech professionals P, many of whom may play in the same local team. In no way did they look like the quality of the Faro Islands or San Marino.

The Czech republic has a population of double that of Scotland therefore it isn't unreasonable to assume they have double the pool of top class professionals to pick from. No I can't accept that this was a low quality team we were playing.



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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Wed 9 Sep 05:03

One of the most memorable games that I saw at Hampden was the 1977 WC qualifier against the Czechs, who were the European champions at the time. They were favourites, but we won 3-1 with goals from Jordan, Hartford and Dalglish.

The manager of the Czech team was Dr Josef Venglos who later went on to manage Celtic.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 9 Sep 08:24

I was also at that game Oz ....great night
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Wed 9 Sep 09:19

I had no idea Venglos had managed the national team.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Wed 9 Sep 10:18

I was at that Czech game at Hampden too. Our goalkeeper was Ally Hunter who let the ball squirm through his arms for the first goal. It was equalised by a Jim Holton header from a Tommy Hutchison cross. We had a staff outing to the game and we were in the "Rangers" end.

No, it's the 1974 World Cup qualifier I'm thinking of when Joe Jordan scored the winner but I was at the 1977 game too.



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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 9 Sep 11:19

Those were the days paralex
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Wed 9 Sep 11:50

Venglos was also their manager in the 1990 World Cup and took them to the quarter finals
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Wed 9 Sep 12:23

Cheers - didn't know that either.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Wed 9 Sep 13:21

73 game was better, Hampden atmosphere was electric!
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: RhinoPars  
Date:   Thu 10 Sep 09:49

That game was memorable for me too. Just prior to that game I was camping with some friends on Arran and we got woken up and washed out by a flood in the middle of the night that damaged tents. The only dry thing one guy had was a pair of swimming trunks. Everyone got temporarily evacuated to some hall and I remember a policeman who arrived on the scene of the flood asking another bedraggled Glasweigan camper "What appears to be the problem" and he got the brilliant response of "ehh its no exactly sunny Jim". With the damage to the tents we ended up spending our last night at a B&B where the owners kindly dried out all clothes and stuff and looked after us really well. This was great, as I ended up being able to watch the qualifier with the owners of the B&B in their sitting room. Was a great win.

On another matter - while Robertson may not be the same player he is in a very good Liverpool side, I think some are perhaps being a bit harsh in their criticism. He was involved in the build up to our first goal, and I recall him making a great run down the wing and then putting in a good cross in just before the penalty which he also won. Probably a bit lucky to get the penalty as I thought the foul seemed to be outside the box.



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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: 1970par  
Date:   Thu 10 Sep 11:12

A wins a win and you can only beat the team put out in front of you

4 points in the bag, top of the league, let’s move on to the next game with a bit of confidence
Our own fans need to stop slagging of Robertson, we always do this to players we think should be doing better for Scotland eg Kenny Dalgleish, Darren Fletcher both got the same treatment. Perhaps this kind will lead to a player retiring from International football
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 10 Sep 11:32

It's a longstanding trait amongst Scotland fans. Denis Law used to get a lot of stick when he was generally acknowledged as one of the best in the world.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Thu 10 Sep 13:51

What's wrong with saying it how you see it ? Glad we managed to get some points on the board , but i thought we were guff in both matches and said so.
If I thought we'd been great in both matches , i'd have said that instead .

Bobvo

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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Thu 10 Sep 14:16

What kind of tent was that Rhinopars? Obviously not 3000 hydrostatic head. You were probably camping in Glen Rosa and were ushered back to the church hall in Brodick where I spent several nights over the years on a camp bed. I suppose there wasn't much fun camping if you didn't get washed out and seeing Scotland make the world cup finals made it all worth while.
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 Re: Scotland vs Czech Republic
Topic Originator: RhinoPars  
Date:   Fri 11 Sep 18:15

Paralax I don't recall what kind of tent they were but they weren't fancy ones. You are probably right about the locations. The names sound familiar, but it was a long time ago. Our group initially had three tents and I think we managed to cobble together enough bits from two damaged tents to get one working tent. Fortunately one couple in our party left a day or two earlier leaving their usable tent for us so we were OK with two working tents. Everything we had was soaked and the B&B allowed us to dry everything off and also see the game. Watching Scotland qualify for the world cup with a very nice couple who ran the B&B was a great way to finish the trip.
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