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We missed chance to make Belgium sweat, admits Scotland boss Clarke

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by PA50 hits

Steve Clarke believes Scotland “fluffed” their lines by missing a great chance to put pressure on Belgium in their 3-0 Euro 2020 qualifying defeat at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.The compact Scots defended impressively only for all the good work to be undone just before half-time when a lapse of concentration ended with striker Romelu Lukaku heading in a cross from skipper E...Full Story »

Scotland handed harsh lesson by Belgium

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by PA33 hits

Scotland were handed a harsh lesson with a 3-0 defeat by Belgium at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.Steve Clarke’s side defended with a mixture of diligence and desperation in this 2020 European Championship qualifier only for all the good work to be undone just before half-time when a lapse of concentration ended with striker Romelu Lukaku heading in a cross from skipper Eden Hazard...Full Story »

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi goes commando under kilt and plays bagpipes to prepare for Belgium's Euro 2020 qualifier vs Scotland

Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by hits

MICHY BATSHUAYI prepared to face Scotland tomorrow night in style - by going commando in a kilt and playing the bagpipes. The Chelsea and Belgium striker, 25, is never one to shy away from the limelight so jumped at the chance to get involved. Michy Batshuayi and Thorgan Hazard were treated to a bagpipes lesson ahead of Belgium's clash with ScotlandCredit: Twitter In a video uploaded by Belgi...Full Story »

Substitute Burke is Scotland’s late hero with last gasp winner over Cyprus

Posted Sunday, June 09, 2019 by PA34 hits

Substitute Oliver Burke was the late hero as Steve Clarke’s Scotland tenure began with a nervy 2-1 win over Cyprus at Hampden Park.The pressure was already on the home side after losing 3-0 to Kazakhstan in their opening 2020 European Championship qualifier in Astana opener before beating San Marino 2-0 away in the second of their first double-header, which proved insufficient for Alex McL...Full Story »

Steve Clarke looking for Scotland to feed off captain Andy Robertson’s success

Posted Saturday, June 08, 2019 by PA53 hits

Steve Clarke is hoping Scotland benefit from the success of Champions League winner Andy Robertson against Cyprus on Saturday night.The Liverpool left-back arrived late at the Scotland camp during the week to a round of applause from the squad following the Reds’ 2-0 win over Tottenham in the final in Madrid.Ahead of his first game in charge of the national team, a 2020 European Championsh...Full Story »

Scotland players are only human – McLeish

Posted Monday, March 25, 2019 by PA40 hits

Alex McLeish admits Scotland have to improve and overcome the negativity that surrounds their Euro 2020 campaign after a “nervy” 2-0 win over San Marino.The Scots got off to the start they craved after a shock opening defeat in Kazakhstan when Kenny McLean headed home inside four minutes, but the tempo tailed off and slackness grew.Some of the near 3,000 away supporters chanted again...Full Story »

Scotland stutter along road to redemption with subdued victory in San Marino

Posted Monday, March 25, 2019 by PA38 hits

Scotland made slow headway along the road to redemption as they followed up defeat in Kazakhstan with an uninspiring 2-0 victory over San Marino.Alex McLeish’s side failed to immediately build on Kenny McLean’s headed fourth-minute opener against the worst-ranked national team in the world.Many of the near 3,000 visiting fans therefore vented their disapproval towards the Scottish Fo...Full Story »

San Marino vs Scotland - Scotland boss McLeish vows to make amends

Posted Sunday, March 24, 2019 by PA84 hits

Manager Alex McLeish has vowed to keep trying to make amends for Scotland’s shock defeat in Kazakhstan – and claims there will be twists and turns in their European Championship qualifying group.McLeish and his players have come under fire after a 3-0 loss against the world’s 117th-ranked team in their opening Group I encounter, with their chances of automatic qualification alr...Full Story »

Alex McLeish confident of turning around Scotland’s fortunes

Posted Friday, March 22, 2019 by PA39 hits

Scotland manager Alex McLeish claimed he was “pretty good at bouncing back” as he brushed off questions over his future in the wake of a 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan.McLeish’s side got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to the worst possible start after losing two goals in the opening 10 minutes and they were three down before forcing the home goalkeeper into his only two save...Full Story »

Scotland slump to humiliating defeat against Kazakhstan

Posted Friday, March 22, 2019 by PA38 hits

Scotland suffered one of their most embarrassing defeats as two goals in the opening 10 minutes sent them on their way to a 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan.A top-two finish in their European Championship qualifying group already looks a slim chance after an opening defeat to a team ranked 117th in the world. Kazakhstan had only won three of their previous 40 competitive matches – against Andorra,...Full Story »

Kazakhstan vs Scotland - Tierney joins fellow Scotland left-back Robertson on the sidelines

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2019 by PA67 hits

Scotland are short of left-backs for their Euro 2020 qualifier in Kazakhstan after Kieran Tierney was ruled out through injury.Manager Alex McLeish was already without skipper Andy Robertson following the Liverpool player’s withdrawal due to dental surgery.Celtic’s Tierney was set to deputise for Robertson, but will now miss Thursday’s match due to an apparent hip problem, the ...Full Story »

James Forrest nets Nations League hat-trick as Scotland seal Euro 2020 play-off

Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by PA48 hits

James Forrest scored a stunning Nations League hat-trick as Scotland overcame Israel 3-2 at Hampden Park to book a place in the play-off for the 2020 European Championship.Alex McLeish’s side need victory to leapfrog the visitors to the top of Group C1 but former Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal stunned the home support in the ninth minute when curled in a shot from 30 yards.However, Hoops wi...Full Story »

Albania 0 - 4 Scotland: Scotland ease to Nations League win over Albania

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2018 by PA87 hits

Scotland are within 90 minutes of a Nations League play-off spot after an emphatic 4-0 win over 10-man Albania at the Loro Borici Stadium in Shkoder.Ryan Fraser’s first international goal after 14 minutes gave the visitors the lead before home skipper Mergim Mavraj was sent off six minutes later by referee Vladislav Bezborodov for a headbutt on Ryan Christie.Steven Fletcher scored with a p...Full Story »

Albania vs Scotland - Alex McLeish: All nine Scotland withdrawals are genuine

Posted Saturday, November 17, 2018 by PA114 hits

Alex McLeish insists there is “nothing sinister” about the “extraordinary” amount to call-offs from his Scotland squad for the Nations League double-header against Albania and Israel.Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney returned to the Parkhead club with hamstring tightness on Friday to become the ninth withdrawal ahead of the Group C1 game in Shkoder on Saturday night.McLeish...Full Story »

England Under-21s claim convincing win over Scotland U21s

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA60 hits

England concluded their European Under-21 Championship qualification campaign unbeaten with a convincing 2-0 win over their Scotland counterparts at Tynecastle.The much-changed visitors had already qualified for next summer’s finals in Italy and San Marino with seven wins and two draws in their previous fixtures.They bossed the match against their traditional rivals, although it took until...Full Story »

Scotland boss vows to persevere after latest defeat

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by PA60 hits

Alex McLeish insists he will turn it around for Scotland in two “cup finals” next month despite ending a difficult week with a 3-1 defeat by Portugal at Hampden Park.The Scotland boss came in for widespread criticism after his team lost 2-1 to Israel in the Nations League on Thursday night  and a much-changed Scots side were beaten in a low-key friendly by the 2016 European Cham...Full Story »

Scotland 1 - 3 Portugal: More misery for McLeish as Scotland well beaten by Portugal

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by PA87 hits

Scotland ended a difficult week in no better shape following a 3-1 defeat to Portugal in their low-key friendly at Hampden Park.Alex McLeish made six changes to the side which performed abysmally in the 2-1 Nations League defeat to Israel on Thursday night and they performed competently in a half-full stadium only for debutant Helder Costa to score for the visitors just before the break.However,...Full Story »

Scotland vs Portugal - Fernando Santos wary of Scotland backlash at Hampden

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by PA129 hits

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos has warned his players that Scottish passion can pose them a problem at Hampden.Portugal moved five points clear in their Nations League group (A3) on Thursday when they won 3-2 in Poland without star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been rested as he fights to clear his name following allegations that he raped a woman in Las Vegas in 2009, claims he strongly...Full Story »

Defiant McLeish looking for Scotland reaction to Nations League loss

Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 by PA47 hits

Alex McLeish insists Scotland will bounce back after their 2-1 defeat to Israel in their Nations League Group C1 game at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa.Charlie Mulgrew’s 25th-minute penalty gave the visitors the interval advantage but there was no surprise when the hosts levelled in the 51st minute, midfielder Dor Peretz making up for conceding the penalty with a barge on Steven Naismith ...Full Story »

Israel 2 - 1 Scotland: Scotland slump to Nations League defeat in Israel despite taking first-half lead

Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 by PA80 hits

Sorry Scotland squandered a half-time lead to lose 2-1 to Israel in their Nations League Group C1 clash at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa.Charlie Mulgrew’s penalty after 25 minutes gave the disjointed visitors something of an undeserved advantage and there was no surprise when the hosts levelled in the 52nd minute, midfielder Dor Peretz making up for conceding the penalty through a barge ...Full Story »

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