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    Once again the Scots have managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I almost feel sorry for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootshallbloke View Post
    Once again the Scots have managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I almost feel sorry for them.
    Ha! We'll at least be in Russia -but not for long judging by what I saw earlier.
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    I don't understand the dislike that flows both ways. I would much prefer all home nations to qualify, over and before any Johny Foreigner.
    Scottish football is more screwed by the lack of Scot players with top clubs than England is in the Prem - and that is sad enough.

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    Part of me laughs at their misfortune but part of me feels a bit sorry for them. Major tournaments are always better when at least one of the other home nations is there and it's been a long time since Scotland were at one. And they did well just to get into a position where they could qualify in the final game. If only Harry Kane hadn't scored that last-minute equaliser against them.

    Saying that, if they had qualified you just know they would've beaten us in Russia.
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    I wouldn't have minded seeing Scotland qualify for the World Cup - and Russian off-licence owners would certainly have been bang up for it.

    They blew it in their first four games and were always playing catch up thereafter (which reminds me of another team who wear navy blue), although of course that last minute Harry Kane equaliser at Hampden massively hurt them too...

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    Scotland the brave fail again.still no doubt their support our opponants with vigour.
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    As will the Welsh now, as they have also failed to qualify after losing to Rep of Ireland.

    Back to Scotland, I think Gordon Strachan's excuse for failing to qualify is brilliant. He's blamed it on "genetics" (Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel !!).

    In other words Gordon claims that the Scottish are too short to compete against other nations. Despite being the same size as world and euro champions Spain in 2015, and the Portugal team that won the Euro's in 2016.

    From the bbc site here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41553517
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    Who cares. The mighty Iceland are there, and England are ******** themselves again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattitouk View Post
    As will the Welsh now, as they have also failed to qualify after losing to Rep of Ireland.

    Back to Scotland, I think Gordon Strachan's excuse for failing to qualify is brilliant. He's blamed it on "genetics" (Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel !!).

    In other words Gordon claims that the Scottish are too short to compete against other nations. Despite being the same size as world and euro champions Spain in 2015, and the Portugal team that won the Euro's in 2016.

    From the bbc site here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41553517
    Just glad Messi wasn't Scottish, otherwise he would never play International football due to his height

    Do like Strachan, comes out with some tongue in cheek crackers, that the press latch on
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    Syria are out thanks to a 38yr old Tim Cahill. *******, as if they've not suffered enough.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK Shrimper View Post
    Syria are out thanks to a 38yr old Tim Cahill. *******, as if they've not suffered enough.....
    Australia in the same qualifying group as Syria?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davewebbsbrain View Post
    Australia in the same qualifying group as Syria?
    It was a Play off for the play offs I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK Shrimper View Post
    It was a Play off for the play offs I believe.
    You couldn't make it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by davewebbsbrain View Post
    You couldn't make it up
    http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/prelimi...to-russia.html

    It's like a complex maths problem they give Uni students.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davewebbsbrain View Post
    Australia in the same qualifying group as Syria?
    Australia moved to the Asian confederation a few years ago. Thinking being that there is more scope for them to develop if they are playing half decent opposition rather than just steamrollering Vanuatu and Tonga every four years.

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