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 Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 18:53

Team is :-

Marshall O.Donnell McTominay Gallagher Considine Taylor
McGinn(c) Jack McGregor
Fraser Dykes

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 19:52

Good start. Good determination from Dykes to stay on his feet rather than go down for a free kick.
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 19:56

How much does Davie Provan fancy John McGinn? Does he ken his dad or something?

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Pars_1986  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 20:22

Its probably been spoken about before but over noticed in this game quite a few times the Czechs have more than stolen a few yards at thrown ins. Which brings me to my question how come refs etc dont care as much with players doing this compared to to them steeling a yard from a free kick
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: d3monstrate  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 20:35

Would imagine its cause throwins arent really seen as a direct threat, where as every yard gained at a free kick means the ball will have more power when it gets to the box?

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Pars_1986  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 20:52

I thought that aswell but with today's players throw ins are as good as a free kick or a corner these days
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Pars_1986  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 20:55

Dykes picking up a silly suspension surely means nisbet will be called up next month if he continues his form
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 20:56

Only a matter of time before the Czechs score. What was Dykes thinking there? Stupid.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Pars_1986  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 20:57

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General Zod, Wed 14 Oct 20:56

Only a matter of time before the Czechs score. What was Dykes thinking there? Stupid.


Lucky to be still on the park from that. Nisbet surely has to be called up next month now if he continues his club form
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 21:17

The block from McGinn when he was about three yards out was immense.
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 21:27

This second half has been painful. We are riding our luck big time.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 21:29

No doubt they should have scored but McBurnie was a bit unlucky with the effort off the bar.
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 21:38

Big 3 points. We were lucky at times but there was a lot of graft and good defending at times too.

Well done.
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 21:39

Great work rate from the lads...brilliant result
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 21:39

McGinn is clearly our most influential player and potential best also. He should be captain. Take the pressure off of Robertson a bit. Dykes will be a miss in the next game.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 21:40

Great fighting spirit from Scotland thought Czec were a good team ,Up against it for long spells but worked as a team ,Well done lads .
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 21:41

Brilliant result!
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 21:45

Is that Dykes out of the Serbia game now or will it carry on for the current tournament? Won't lie, we are terrible to watch, but we are doing bloody well so far that I have us 40/60 to beat Serbia
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: the saline hill puma  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 21:48

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Andrew283, Wed 14 Oct 21:45

Is that Dykes out of the Serbia game now or will it carry on for the current tournament? Won't lie, we are terrible to watch, but we are doing bloody well so far that I have us 40/60 to beat Serbia


No he will miss next group game v Slovakia
Play off is classed as different competition
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 21:49

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the saline hill puma, Wed 14 Oct 21:48

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Andrew283, Wed 14 Oct 21:45

Is that Dykes out of the Serbia game now or will it carry on for the current tournament? Won't lie, we are terrible to watch, but we are doing bloody well so far that I have us 40/60 to beat Serbia


No he will miss next group game v Slovakia
Play off is classed as different competition


That's a relief then, he's been a breath of fresh air up front.
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 21:54

Great backs to the wall performance.
We used to be crucified for playing like that, even away from home but we have found our level and the manager knows it.
He's got the team spirit back which is mega important.

Just one win or two points in our remaining games and we are in another playoff.
Happy days.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 22:00

Great result. Good to find solid centre halves finally.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 22:05

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AdamAntsParsStripe, Wed 14 Oct 21:54

Great backs to the wall performance.
We used to be crucified for playing like that, even away from home but we have found our level and the manager knows it.
He's got the team spirit back which is mega important.

Just one win or two points in our remaining games and we are in another playoff.
Happy days.


I don't think that's how it works. World cup qualifying is a lot less generous. Could be wrong though, it's not like it's straightforward!
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 22:09

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Rusty Shackleford, Wed 14 Oct 22:05

Quote:

AdamAntsParsStripe, Wed 14 Oct 21:54

Great backs to the wall performance.
We used to be crucified for playing like that, even away from home but we have found our level and the manager knows it.
He's got the team spirit back which is mega important.

Just one win or two points in our remaining games and we are in another playoff.
Happy days.


I don't think that's how it works. World cup qualifying is a lot less generous. Could be wrong though, it's not like it's straightforward!


It's the top 2 group winners that don't qualify for the tournament/playoffs that get the additional 2 playoff spaces.

It's likely all the Group A teams will go through in normal qualifying, so one win and I reckon we'll be in there.
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 22:10

This from Aunty :-

Scotland made it eight games unbeaten - their best run in 32 years - as they resisted intense second-half pressure for a hard-fought Nations League win over Czech Republic at Hampden.

Ryan Fraser.s sixth-minute finish gave the hosts a lead they clung on to.

Steve Clarke.s men defended resolutely - and were grateful for an incredible Tomas Soucek miss - to go four points clear at the top of Group B.

Err naw we are in group M :)

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 22:17

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Rusty Shackleford, Wed 14 Oct 22:05

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AdamAntsParsStripe, Wed 14 Oct 21:54

Great backs to the wall performance.
We used to be crucified for playing like that, even away from home but we have found our level and the manager knows it.
He's got the team spirit back which is mega important.

Just one win or two points in our remaining games and we are in another playoff.
Happy days.


I don't think that's how it works. World cup qualifying is a lot less generous. Could be wrong though, it's not like it's straightforward!


Yes I've just read how it works there but I'd say we are in with a shout of being one of the two best group winners should we fail to qualify in the WC group stages if we can get another three points minimum.

It is complicated though I know compared to the previous one.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 22:30

Things in football can change so quickly. Not so long ago we had no centre backs. I.ve just been listening to the Radio Scotland pundits discussing which three CBs should play against Serbia. They were spoiled for choice and the only one they could agree on was McTominay who was written off by most a few games ago!

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 22:44

It’s like something has finally clicked with the Scotland team in the last week. McTominay looked lost in defence over a month ago against Israel and a weak Czech team. Now he looks very comfortable. I would not be surprised if he has practiced that role at United recently too. He looks far more reliable than Maguire.

I think a fully fit Cooper is a must also.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: parsgooner  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 23:08

Am I correct in saying that most of our centre backs are left footed?

Interesting to see how Tierney fits in when he returns.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 23:26

I think it has helped our cause that Mctominey and Fraser have been short of games at club level because both were full of energy and raring to go. We did allow Czech Republic a lot of possession though but we looked like we had a bit of physical presence in defence. Definitely something to build on. Well done Steve Clarke.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 23:28

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Buspasspar, Wed 14 Oct 22:10

This from Aunty :-

Scotland made it eight games unbeaten - their best run in 32 years - as they resisted intense second-half pressure for a hard-fought Nations League win over Czech Republic at Hampden.

Ryan Fraser.s sixth-minute finish gave the hosts a lead they clung on to.

Steve Clarke.s men defended resolutely - and were grateful for an incredible Tomas Soucek miss - to go four points clear at the top of Group B.

Err naw we are in group M :)


Not really a big deal.tho is it? Celebrate the win!

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: dafc  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 23:29

Griffiths will be called up before Nisbet, if he plays regular over next few weeks he is a stick on.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 14 Oct 23:30

Wouldn't mind seeing Dykes paired up with Griffiths up front at some point.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 01:03

My impression is that Griffiths has had his day. Just a hunch but I don.t see him back in the navy blue.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 05:24

I won’t be surprised if there at are people wanting Scott Brown to cone out of retirement for the Serbia game. There is still an opening in midfield as McGregor is constantly anonymous. McLean should be starting ahead of him easily. Watch as Scotland qualify for the euros then the tournament is cancelled. What would be more Scottish than that?

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: DulochConvert  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 06:01

Zod, was predictabing that with my son tonight, 8 wins on the trott!
Having issues teaching him what being a Scotland fan is, especially defending a early goal!

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 06:32

Win away to Slovakia and we win our league win away to Israel and we will be chapping on the door for a World Cup playoff place

Come on ye pars ⚽️
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 07:35

Promotion to league A if we win the group too means we are pretty much guaranteed a play off for the next Euros before the first ball is kicked.


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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 08:04

Am I right we have to beat Slovakia or Israel away to progress to WC League A?

Against Slovakia we.ll be without suspended Dykes, our in-form front man. That.s a huge blow. Is Griffiths going to be ready? Nisbet is hardly breaking down the door for selection with 3 goals against Livi and one against Cove?

We were unable to beat Israel in two recent home games.

So they are both going to be extremely tough matches.

As for the Serbia game, did I see Scotland at 5/1 against? That would make Serbia pretty hot favourites. Reminds me of our play-off at Wembley in 2000 when we were 6/1 against. So it can be done, but it.s a big ask to win any of the three games.

But, after Kazakhstan, it sure feels good just to have got this far .



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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: dafc111  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 09:23

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onandupthepars, Thu 15 Oct 08:04

Am I right we have to beat Slovakia or Israel away to progress to WC League A?

Against Slovakia we.ll be without suspended Dykes, our in-form front man. That.s a huge blow. Is Griffiths going to be ready? Nisbet is hardly breaking down the door for selection with 3 goals against Livi and one against Cove?

We were unable to beat Israel in two recent home games.

So they are both going to be extremely tough matches.

As for the Serbia game, did I see Scotland at 5/1 against? That would make Serbia pretty hot favourites. Reminds me of our play-off at Wembley in 2000 when we were 6/1 against. So it can be done, but it.s a big ask to win any of the three games.

But, after Kazakhstan, it sure feels good just to have got this far .



Re your Nisbet point, 7 goals in the 9 games he has started this season. He is the most in-form striker on Scotland right now. Why wouldn't he deserve a call up? If Shankland can get in the squad so can Nisbet
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 09:51

According to "Transfermrkt.com"* Kev.s goals this season:

v Livi (3) Buddies (1) Hamilton (2) Cove (1)

He.s doing well, but hasn.t scored against the better teams. Makes me wonder if a better team knows how to shut him out. That.d be my concern. I.d like to see him get in the squad and see how he.d do in training with our national squad. Trouble is these upcoming games are of huge consequence. I think if he.d scored against the OF his case for inclusion would have been far stronger. (Mind you, I don.t know if he played a blinder against the OF - d.you know how he did in those games? If he played well against them it should count for something.)

I think it.ll depend on who else we.ve got. I.m hoping that, with Dykes out, Clarke will be looking to bring another front man in.

*https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/kevin-nisbet/leistungsdaten/spieler/360661

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 12:14

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onandupthepars, Thu 15 Oct 08:04

Am I right we have to beat Slovakia or Israel away to progress to WC League A?

Against Slovakia we.ll be without suspended Dykes, our in-form front man. That.s a huge blow. Is Griffiths going to be ready? Nisbet is hardly breaking down the door for selection with 3 goals against Livi and one against Cove?

We were unable to beat Israel in two recent home games.

So they are both going to be extremely tough matches.

As for the Serbia game, did I see Scotland at 5/1 against? That would make Serbia pretty hot favourites. Reminds me of our play-off at Wembley in 2000 when we were 6/1 against. So it can be done, but it.s a big ask to win any of the three games.

But, after Kazakhstan, it sure feels good just to have got this far .



So, you're a glass half full type😂
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 12:26

Clarke is not a risk taker and these games are massively important- I don’t see him putting Nisbet in for these ones unless there’s a real injury crisis.
Tbh we are not exactly a goal scoring threat at the best of times anyway so it’s the least of our worries


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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 12:36

I think I.m sitting on the fence there BigJ. We had heck of a lot of luck against the Czechs. With Dykes or Griffiths I.d be very hopeful against the Slovaks, but without both... Is Nizzy our only hope? Maybe he could do it. But it feels like we.re in squeaky bum time.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 13:30

Griffiths was stinking for Scotland nearly every time he played. Think people judge him purely for the 2 free kicks against England because his goal scoring record for us it pretty terrible
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 13:32

Not sure what Shankland has done that Nisbet hasn't.
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 13:40

we had defended our lines for a while and had a bit of luck with one or two chances where they could have done better...

but lets not forget that apart from the goal, we had a shot bounce back of the bar that could have went in, we had a another great chance where we had the keeper to beat but put it over the bar (and we had a boy taken out who would have been 1 on 1 with the keeper near the end)

not saying we.re the finished article or should have humped czech.s last night... but lets not forget the times they rode their luck and put that in the context of the game when we.re talking about ourselves being lucky

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Thu 15 Oct 14:14

To be fair to Shankland I thought he looked sharp enough when he came on the other day. Possibly £20 million man McBurnie made him look sharp.As good as Nisbet was for us last season Shankland had a better record-he scored 6 more goals from 5 fewer shots in one more game. Shankland.s been in and around the squad for a few games now. I.m not saying Nisbet can.t and won.t progress past him it.s just Shankland has had a slight head-start .Pretty sure if he stays fit and keeps banging them in his time will come.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/scottish-championship/top-scorers


After we took Dykes and Fraser off last night we were always going to be camped in. We also had lots of players missing so it was a very good result. Scotland used to go hand in hand with the phrase glorious failure before so maybe that tide is beginning to turn.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 16 Oct 08:18

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parathletic, Thu 15 Oct 14:14

To be fair to Shankland I thought he looked sharp enough when he came on the other day. Possibly £20 million man McBurnie made him look sharp.As good as Nisbet was for us last season Shankland had a better record-he scored 6 more goals from 5 fewer shots in one more game. Shankland.s been in and around the squad for a few games now. I.m not saying Nisbet can.t and won.t progress past him it.s just Shankland has had a slight head-start .Pretty sure if he stays fit and keeps banging them in his time will come.

Shankland's stats were better than Nisbet's but it could be argued that he played with better players, in a better team and presumably, created more and better chances?

Fwiw, Nisbet impressed me far more than Shankland during their time with the Pars, although I believe Shankland was younger then and has improved greatly since.



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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Fri 16 Oct 08:47

I.d definitely agree GG. Their trajectory has been similar-both admitted that they didn.t apply themselves enough early on in their careers but have gone on to turn it around.

I get the argument that Shankland was playing with better players last season also and admittedly I didn.t watch Dundee Utd often but when I did they were pretty poor. Those stats also show that he had actually had fewer chances although obviously it.s hard to determine how good a .chance. is. Couple that with the fact he was top scorer in the league with Ayr United the year before with 24 and that.s why he has been given his chance. It should send out a message to anyone at our level-Dykes and Shankland have got their chance and it won.t be long until Nisbet does too if he keeps it up.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Fri 16 Oct 09:23

Great that we're even having this discussion about which young domestic striker is better. Let's hope they both continue developing with KN ever so slightly ahead :)
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 16 Oct 09:56

I don.t think Nizzy has been capped by Scotland at any level. He seems to be a genuine late developer which is unusual nowadays. I know he admits he didn.t apply himself properly when he was younger but I think the same could be said of Shankland and I think he was capped at under 21 level.

There seems to be a tendency on here to see it as Nisbet v Shankland but really the more strikers we have in contention the better.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: d3monstrate  
Date:   Fri 16 Oct 11:51

They might also look at Hornby...

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 16 Oct 11:53

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wee eck, Fri 16 Oct 09:56

I don.t think Nizzy has been capped by Scotland at any level. He seems to be a genuine late developer which is unusual nowadays. I know he admits he didn.t apply himself properly when he was younger but I think the same could be said of Shankland and I think he was capped at under 21 level.

There seems to be a tendency on here to see it as Nisbet v Shankland but really the more strikers we have in contention the better.


I wonder if there's any likelihood that Steve Clarke might pair them together for Scotland, or is that the kind of suggestion that would induce a nosebleed in him?



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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Fri 16 Oct 12:03

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GG Riva, Fri 16 Oct 11:53

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wee eck, Fri 16 Oct 09:56

I don.t think Nizzy has been capped by Scotland at any level. He seems to be a genuine late developer which is unusual nowadays. I know he admits he didn.t apply himself properly when he was younger but I think the same could be said of Shankland and I think he was capped at under 21 level.

There seems to be a tendency on here to see it as Nisbet v Shankland but really the more strikers we have in contention the better.


I wonder if there's any likelihood that Steve Clarke might pair them together for Scotland, or is that the kind of suggestion that would induce a nosebleed in him?


I think they are too similar to play together. Both target men when ideally you need one feeding off a playmaker.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 16 Oct 12:11

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AdamAntsParsStripe, Fri 16 Oct 12:03

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GG Riva, Fri 16 Oct 11:53

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wee eck, Fri 16 Oct 09:56

I don.t think Nizzy has been capped by Scotland at any level. He seems to be a genuine late developer which is unusual nowadays. I know he admits he didn.t apply himself properly when he was younger but I think the same could be said of Shankland and I think he was capped at under 21 level.

There seems to be a tendency on here to see it as Nisbet v Shankland but really the more strikers we have in contention the better.


I wonder if there's any likelihood that Steve Clarke might pair them together for Scotland, or is that the kind of suggestion that would induce a nosebleed in him?


I think they are too similar to play together. Both target men when ideally you need one feeding off a playmaker.


I've heard that argument before, but many successful teams have played with two strikers in the past, ideally with a No. 10 in a central role behind them. If the strikers are intelligent in a football sense, they will develop a better understanding of each other's game each time they play together and learn when to run or drop off, so they don't get in each other's way by going for the same ball.



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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Fri 16 Oct 12:46

Perhaps time McBurnie was booted out the squad along with Patterson? He's played what, 12 games or so and not scored once I think?
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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 16 Oct 14:20

Andrew283 wrote:

> Perhaps time McBurnie was booted out the squad along with
> Patterson? He'.s played what, 12 games or so and not scored
> once I think?

Not too sure about that. McBurnie has been useful when he has come on and he deserves a start in the Slovakia game. Paterson has a physical presence which can be useful too.

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 16 Oct 23:55

I think GG makes a good point. Makes me think of the old saying "good strikers hunt in pairs".

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 Re: Scotland v Czech Republic
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sat 17 Oct 00:41

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Paralex, Fri 16 Oct 23:55

I think GG makes a good point. Makes me think of the old saying "good strikers hunt in pairs".


It's not a good point in international football though.
I'm all for great partnerships but you never really see that on this level even with great teams.
Dykes is going to be a great player for us as he can do both roles.
A striker and hold the ball up for someone else but score too.
Naismith had similar attributes as did Millar before him.
This two center forwards thing is romantic but unworkable.

Zwei Pints Bier und ein Päckchen Chips bitte
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