For the first time since 1998, Scotland are playing in a major international tournament, largely thanks to the heroics of David Marshall. However, the man from Glasgow is 35. Time waits for no one, not even legends. After the 2021 EURO cycle, it will be time to find the next goalkeeper for The Tartan Army. … Continue reading Finding the Heir to David Marshall’s Throne
"Tom Boyd didn’t mean to score the own goal. It was a mistake. It was not his fault." My teacher told me this when I was 8 years old. She was trying to explain why we got beat by Brazil in the opening match of the 1998 World Cup. This is my first memory of … Continue reading What It’s Like To Be a Scotland Fan
The biggest of things require the least preamble and this, well, this is the distance from your seat at Hampden to the pitch, the average number of inches of waist added to kilt sizes since the trip to France in 1998 and the likelihood (thanks Covid-19!) that the Euros will played without Tartan Army supporters regardless of whether we qualify or not all added up together. It's big. One match to decide if we qualify for our first men's international tournament in over 20 years. So, what are the quick details we need to know about Serbia?
You know, there’s a difference between like and love. I like football but I love it when Scotland win at football. And that's now seven wins from the last eight matches so let's run through the ten things I love about this Scotland team right now.
On Friday 9th October 2020 at 5:30pm Scotland u21 host Czech Republic u21 in a Euro 2021 qualification match. Pure Fitbaw's Owen Brown will be co-commentator on the SFA's live stream of the match and we've put together a watch along pack which can be downloaded or read below.
Almost exactly a year ago Scotland lost at home to Russia (6/9/19) and away to Belgium (9/9/19) in Euro 2020 group stage qualifiers. A hard sell if you were to travel back in time to then and try to convince Steve Clarke about the future but Euro 2020 has been postponed, many of the great goals you thought Matt Le Tissier scored simply did not happen - a beautiful strike instantly deleted, wiped out forever every time he tweets something idiotic - and our opponents tonight, the Czech Republic, have had to call up an entirely new squad and coaching staff with about a day's notice. Here's how we win!
A slow burning apathy, lacklustre communication and suggestions to try new people in different positions; the end of a relationship or the build up to a Scotland match? Either way it’s a date with Israel this Friday night. Here’s a quickfire report with some detail on how we can beat them and what team I’d pick to do so.
Coventry City were League One champions last season thanks to the division’s sternest defensive record. The team kept fourteen clean sheets from thirty-four games, only lost three times, and only once by more than a single goal. Put simply, this was a team that enjoyed defending. Central to Coventry City’s defensive record last season was a back three formed of three Scots, with the experienced Kyle McFadzean flanked by Michael Rose on the right and Dominic Hyam on the left. With the latter two being relatively young and having developed at an impressive rate over the past two seasons or so, they are both players who are likely to to be on Steve Clarke’s radar for the Scottish national team over the coming year.
Indulging in feelings of nostalgia and reminiscing about the good old days is scientifically proven to have a positive effect on our mental wellbeing. A study by the University of Southampton in 2006 found a direct correlation between people who reminisce the most and those who enjoy the happiest lives. Professor Clay Routledge discovered nostalgic … Continue reading Is the Scotland squad really that bad?