Saturday, September 02, 2006

A Game of Two Halves

For those in the south still feeling the disappointment of England's performance at the World Cup, spare a thought for us Jocks. Scotland's European Championship qualifying campaign starts today. Our first game is at home to the Faroe Islands and, fingers crossed, we might just win it.

But it is only the top two teams in each group who'll qualify for Euro 2008. In our group (B), we've got World Cup quarter finalists Ukraine. And we've got World Cup runners up France. And we've got World Cup winners Italy.

Obviously, we'll give it 110%. But we've got a mountain to climb. At the end of the day.

Don't think I'll be booking my tickets for Austria/Switzerland just yet.

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7 comments:

. said...

6 nil must be better than a lot expected or hoped for, I would imagine.

CuriousHamster said...

Totally. Unlike Bertie, Walter Smith really does seem to be able to get the best out of our players. If we had a slightly less scary group, I'd even be cautiously optimistic about qualifying.

Still, I can't remember the last time Scotland scored six goals against anyone. Bring on the Italians. :o)

D-Notice said...

At least you didn't draw with them like last time ;-)

CuriousHamster said...

Why you... I've a good mind to delete that comment for being needlessly hurtful ;o)

It does remind me that we've got to play them away.

*Worries*

D-Notice said...

I'm sorry! ;-)

I really should have kept quiet until after we play Macedonia on Wednesday... after all we did draw with them last time...

The way Italy played - 1-1 vs Lithuania - who knows how you lot will do?

Remebmber: all the British teams are in it together! :-)

D-Notice said...

Bet you're happy about the result.

As you beat Lithuania away who drew with Italy, does this mean you're better then Italy? ;-)

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