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So the cat is out the bag, the reason for the big perty in Livi was not to celebrate finishing top of the group it was to announce that the 'top tier' of women's football is to be increased.

This means that by finishing top of the group, Scotland's women now will play in the upper eshelons (spelling????) of European football...which was the goal all along.

The bad news is, there is NO trip to Prague and NO playoff!!!!

Battlebus Commander and Credit Card are in the hotel at the moment with a 42 drink voucher between them dancing with the Scotland women's team and management.

It sounds like one helluva party on the phone.

Well done to all the supporters who went along to Livi for the two matches and especially the ones who went to merfir tidville in Wales.

(Edited by Tam at 7:54 pm on July 11, 2002)

Note: All opinions expressed above are that of the author and in no way respresent any club, organisation or disorganisation

Total Posts: 638 | Joined Sep. 2001 | Posted on: 7:53 pm on July 11, 2002 | IP

One and Only!
So whats next then?
Is there a tournament comin?

Quia quamdiu Centum ex nobis viui remanserint, nuncquam Anglorum dominio aliquatenus volumus subiugari.

Total Posts: 3229 | Joined Sep. 2001 | Posted on: 7:56 pm on July 11, 2002 | IP

Feq - an' i was gettin' tae go tae Prague on ma ane!!

Ah well - does this mean the Czechs stay in the group or do they play-off against the Belgies, noo??

Could still get a trip tae Prague.

Bzzzz - should mean we play in a five team qualifying group for the next finals (2005??)

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Total Posts: 774 | Joined Sep. 2001 | Posted on: 11:18 pm on July 11, 2002 | IP

Excellent news for the ladies and as one who enjoyed both games at Livingston in the flesh and the one at Merthyr Tydfil as a virtual spectatorI would like to wish them all the best for the upcoming qualification campaign.
I am also looking forward very much to seeing Andy Gray on the bus through to Livingston for all the home games

TAMB Sunshine Appeal show the true face of the Tartan Army remember "one beer less" can make one hell of a difference
The future is bright the future is Scottish

Total Posts: 1579 | Joined Sep. 2001 | Posted on: 12:26 am on July 12, 2002 | IP

Congratulations to the ladies.  Fantastic stuff.

So, who's up for a weekend in Prague anyway?  I've got holidays to use up.

Tommy's Tantric Tartan Army

Total Posts: 728 | Joined Sep. 2001 | Posted on: 1:30 pm on July 12, 2002 | IP
Tartan Sheep

Great news - looking forward to seeing the giants of women's fitba at Almondvale...and Scotland's opponents too

When does the next tournament start?

...if we join, we can win. if we win, well then we'll have something that we've never had...a country of our own

Total Posts: 645 | Joined Sep. 2001 | Posted on: 2:10 pm on July 12, 2002 | IP

Fantastic news for the lassies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cr@p news for me... I was looking forward to Pargue..

Tommy's Tantric Tartan Army

Total Posts: 837 | Joined Mar. 2002 | Posted on: 6:03 pm on July 12, 2002 | IP
TA Ealing

Where's Pargue Dianne - some wee Baltic state?

Campbeltown Loch, I Wish You Were Whisky


Total Posts: 1324 | Joined Sep. 2001 | Posted on: 7:47 pm on July 12, 2002 | IP
Credit Card

Fresh ideas
Aye congratulation to the team. Me and The Battlebus Commander danced and drunk the night away with them last night they are totally over the moon and quite right too.

The sad news though is that Vera Pauw is leaving next month. She has done a lot of hard work to get the team playing well and believing in themselves. She also mentioned the great support from the Tartan Army in her speech at the last 2 games at Livingston and of course in Wales.

They are going to put together a schedule of friendlies, let's hope they go somewhere hot and easily accessible for us.



Total Posts: 29 | Joined Mar. 2002 | Posted on: 9:34 pm on July 12, 2002 | IP

Just to confirm all that:European elite swells from 16 to 20
Friday 12 July 2002
UEFA has confirmed that it is to increase the number of teams in the first-strength qualifying category for the 2003/05 UEFA Women's Championship from 16 to 20, meaning there is no need to play this summer's scheduled promotion/relegation play-offs.

Second tier
Originally, the four teams which finished bottom of 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying Groups 1 to 4 would have had to tackle one of the winners of Groups 5 to 8 in the second tier of women's football for the right to feature in qualifying for the next European Championship.

Executive Committee decision
However, at its two-day meeting in Nyon, Switzerland, UEFA's Executive Committee decided to accept a proposal to modify the existing format. Hence, the Czech Republic, Finland, Spain and Portugal, the respective bottom clubs in Groups 1 to 4, are all able to breathe a sigh of relief after being spared the prospect of facing some of Europe's finest emerging nations.

Unblemished records
Yugoslavia, who won Group 6 at a canter with an unblemished record of six wins out of six, and Hungary, who were perhaps even more impressive in topping Group 8, conceding just five goals and scoring 33 in eight matches, are rewarded for their efforts with a place among the European elite.

Late surge
The same honour befalls Scotland, after the British side's late surge saw usurp Belgium at the head of Group 5, and Poland, the outstanding nation in Group 7.


Total Posts: 2244 | Joined Sep. 2001 | Posted on: 4:54 pm on July 20, 2002 | IP

British side!??!?!

Tommy's Tantric Tartan Army

Total Posts: 837 | Joined Mar. 2002 | Posted on: 12:56 pm on July 21, 2002 | IP

Fresh ideas
I think that the upsurge in Womans Football is great.Maybe in future years we'll build a Scottish National Team that can get into the second phase of a major tournament for a welcome change.Following my trip to Sweden in 1992 I went back over another 4 times and the Womans'scene had taken off in a big way.Incidentally some of them could tackle me from behind anyday,there were some real crackers.
Let's hope they can build a team that'll stuff the English on a regular basis.Let's hope those ladies do well. I hope everyone is getting geared up for the season ahead at national level.I,m already sussing out accomodation and flights for Portugal in 2004,here's hoping we'll be there.
Once again good luck to our female footballers,maybe we could organise a tartan army v Scottish woman game over in Portugal.

All The Best to everyone tuning in.
Big Pat


Total Posts: 2 | Joined July 2002 | Posted on: 10:13 am on July 23, 2002 | IP

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