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when is squad annouced?

Stand up if yer in favour of a fully autonomous fiscal system

Total Posts: 2182 | Joined May 2002 | Posted on: 9:49 pm on Aug. 12, 2003 | IP

I think most of the comments are bang on.......Now is not the time to try anything new.
Now is the time to go with what we can tentatively rely on to do a decent job.

The Norway game should be a loosener for the squad, gearing us up for NINE points from our last three games.........maybe SEVEN........OK might have to settle for SIX...but no less.

Bell's afore ye go............

Total Posts: 424 | Joined Feb. 2002 | Posted on: 10:01 pm on Aug. 12, 2003 | IP

Fresh ideas
Maloney definately, Thompson no way

Fletcher no way he's only played twice for Man U.

Will super Bazza be playing or is he 'injured' again.

I am not paraniod it's just that everyone's against me!

Total Posts: 23 | Joined Oct. 2002 | Posted on: 10:03 pm on Aug. 12, 2003 | IP

Fresh ideas
Maloney definately, Thompson no way, Fletcher isn't ready, and will super Bazza be playing or is he 'injured' again.!!!!????  

I am not paraniod it's just that everyone's against me!

Total Posts: 23 | Joined Oct. 2002 | Posted on: 10:06 pm on Aug. 12, 2003 | IP

I think it's a great opportunity to let a few of the players who have been in recent teams but were previously on the fringes get a full game. I'd include Micky Cameron in this as he looked the part against Germany, Webster probably Rae.

I think it's the perfect game for Barry to prove he's fit again and on recent performances that seems to be the case. Will he go - I'm certain he will but understand peoples reservations. If he does then he should play to see whether he can fit in with Cameron and probably Lambert.

With four weeks or so to go before the qualifying matches that will determine whether we qualify out right or for a playoff I think this is the wrong time to bring in yet more new young players.


And of course I think Steven Thompson should play at some stage but I would wouldn't I !!

Smarter than your average bear!

Total Posts: 393 | Joined Mar. 2002 | Posted on: 10:14 pm on Aug. 12, 2003 | IP
tartan fish

Fresh ideas
I agree that the team sholuld be settled for the Norway
game.But say we're 1-0 down in Germany with 20 mins
to go. I'd rather see Maloney/McFadden coming off the
bench than a seasoned pro such as....... canny mind his
Fkin name noo. Bradford? Andy Gray?

Total Posts: 42 | Joined July 2002 | Posted on: 10:16 pm on Aug. 12, 2003 | IP

I would maybe use the Norway game in same way the Poland one was used at same time though agree with point about too much experiamenting. Would possibly use this game to look at players looking to be fit for Faroes game.

I'm on the whisky diet I have already lost 3 days already
Tommy Cooper

Total Posts: 617 | Joined May 2002 | Posted on: 12:52 am on Aug. 13, 2003 | IP

there are certain players who it would be pointless to play against Norway , Lambert, Fergie, Douglas, Dailly beign the 4 that spring to mind all solid performers who we know loads about and who are comfortable with the set up. Guys who have become regular or semi regular recently shoudl get a run, Presley Webster Crawford, Cameron, Ross etc (tho Miller is injured) adn id like to see some fring players get a run - definitely a goalie and probably Kerr, MAloney and McFadden too.

Id probably go with a 442 of






there is probably an argument for includign hutch as well

Total Posts: 554 | Joined Oct. 2001 | Posted on: 3:39 pm on Aug. 13, 2003 | IP

aye mibbe, but I'd like to see Hutchy back in there, watch him last month for West Ham, he's chompin at the bit!

am surprised nobodies bought him?


Total Posts: 1979 | Joined Jan. 2000 | Posted on: 4:10 pm on Aug. 13, 2003 | IP

The one player i hope is on the sheet is Lambert it says on text that we will find out 2moro what his decision is with regards to carrying on playing.


Total Posts: 960 | Joined Mar. 2002 | Posted on: 8:34 pm on Aug. 13, 2003 | IP

If I was trying players against Norweegis (which I wouldn't - I'd want to get as close to the team for Germany as poss and get them to gel) I'd go with Stweart, Kerr, and definitely Gavin Rae -  he can go from box to box all day (no, I don't mean gay), and scores his share too. We need an attacking midfielder who can tackle back with plenty of grit.

McFadden should be left out for now (although in May I was screaming for him)  because his attitude sucks and he's not proper fit anyway. Maloney shoulda scored more goals in the last 6 games - he's a good runner, link-up player, and he sets up plenty of chances but it's a shade too early - his goalscoring form of late doesn't merit a place in the squad IMO, but I'd definitely bring him in further on in the campaign.

Thompson's not THAT bad guys!!! Rather him than Kyle or Andy Gray.

Never judge a man until you've mocked awhile in his shoes......

Total Posts: 256 | Joined May 2003 | Posted on: 12:41 am on Aug. 14, 2003 | IP

Opinionated Wind Bag
Tommyt - I like your proposed team. I hope he starts with that. A team like that would make this friendly quite an exciting prospect.

After the Germany game in June, I cannae wait.......

Disaster for Scotland

Total Posts: 220 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 8:02 am on Aug. 14, 2003 | IP

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