Fucking Scotland…

I’m even more angry than on Saturday, even though I resisted the urge to put a 1-0 correct score bet on Macedonia.  Obviously, I’m pleased we won but it was horrible.  Iceland, Gudjohnsen apart, have no good players.  OK, maybe Hreidarsson would get in the Scotland squad.  To prove this further, teenage wing-back Gunnarsson (of Coventry City, yikes!) was constantly pointed out as a danger-man for… his long throws.

Long throws?  I’m sorry, isn’t this international football?  Sheesh.

Scotland were poor for the first hour, but in control after Broadfoot’s goal(!) and McFadden’s atrocious penalty.

Incidentally, why didn’t the track-side reporter’s first question to Captain Kirk involve the upcoming apocalypse?  Warrants mentioning; the day the super-collider fails, Kirk Broadfoot scores on his international debut.  Expect plagues and locusts soon.

Broadfoot followed the ususal platitudes about “spirit” and “character”.  Jesus H. Christ!  If the character was so strong why did the captain give away a penalty and get sent off for nothing? Gordon had the chance covered (if the guy even got near the cross), yet McManus chose that moment to punch the ball away, in full view of the officials.  Where’s the character there?  That the leader should sabotage everything?  Fucksake.

McFadden did something similar against Norway once, when the ball was certain to cross the line.  As it happened, the penalty was scored and Scotland played a man down (their most creative man, at that) for most of the game.  We lost that one, so where’s the learning from experience?  Absolute idiocy.  I suppose the fact that we held onto 2-1 was commendable but it wasn’t like Scotland had to do much, or look convincing doing it.  Hardly Crockett’s Last Stand.  Did I mention Iceland are rubbish?  Scotland still looked like they were about to shite themselves.

Everyone remembers Turkey’s thrilling underdog run to the semis of Euro 2008 but they only got the equaliser against Croatia (and what the fuck were they about tonight?) because the Croat forwards, as they did all tournament, wandered offside, surrendered needless possession and didn’t challenge the free-kick that led to the back-breaking goal.  The Czech Republic let the inferior Turks back in the previous match, too.  Scotland showed similar, horrendous lapses throughout the game tonight.

Caldwell, a centre half who, it seems to me, plays in clown shoes, was taking free-kicks twenty yards from the Iceland goal and was flicking them, as if he was showing off in the playground.  Why?  Fletcher (in good form for the current European Champions), Miller (yeuch) and the abortion that is Hartley were especially terrible, the latter taking worse free-kicks than Caldwell.  Oh, and he looks like the Yorkshire Ripper.

I can’t remember the last tme I was so angry after my team won.

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