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    Scotland Strikers

    Scotland Squad Announced Today
    The lack of any quality strikers is what caught my eye and it's not as if there are loads missing the game and ready to come back.

    The 2 named: Cummings & McBurnie are average works in progress

    Other than Leigh Griffiths (28) and perhaps Chris Martin (29), who is worth a pick?

    Jordan Rhodes (28) has never been favoured
    Steven Fletcher (31) might have had his time
    Shaun Maloney (35) has retired.
    Steven Naismith (31) has not recovered form since injury.
    Kris Boyd (35) to slow and old.
    Kenny Miller (38) is too old
    Ross McCormack (32) is gone
    Johnny Russell (28) I presume has given up given he now plays in USA

    *Ages are at August this year
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    As utterly depressing as it is, Kris Boyd is the only Scottish striker who I have seen and been remotely impressed by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMurdoch View Post
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    Scotland Squad Announced Today
    The lack of any quality strikers is what caught my eye and it's not as if there are loads missing the game and ready to come back.

    The 2 named: Cummings & McBurnie are average works in progress

    Other than Leigh Griffiths (28) and perhaps Chris Martin (29) who is worth a pick?

    Jordan Rhodes (28) has never been favoured
    Steven Fletcher (31) might have had his time
    Shaun Maloney (35) has retired.
    Steven Naismith (31) has not recovered form since injury.
    Kris Boyd (35) to slow and old.
    Kenny Miller (38) is too old
    Ross McCormack (32) is gone
    Johnny Russell (28) I presume has given up given he now plays in USA

    *Ages are at August this year
    How do you mean McCormack is gone?

    Im not saying hes the answer but just because Russell is playing in the US doesn't mean hes done. Kenny Miller played in the MLS and still did the business for Scotland.

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    How do you mean McCormack is gone?

    I'm not saying hes the answer but just because Russell is playing in the US doesn't mean hes done. Kenny Miller played in the MLS and still did the business for Scotland.
    McCormack was so far out the picture at Championship Aston Villa that they sent him to Australia on loan
    Russell is not all that and going to USA was always seen as getting out of fire to take it relatively easy in the final part of your career. I know the league has improved but it still smacks of giving up on any great playing ambition.

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    Is Griffiths injured?

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    Is Griffiths injured?
    Calf injury

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    You could maybe add Stevie May into that list, but he looks a long way off getting called up.

    I'm hoping for Scotland's (and Hibs) sake, that Shaw breaks through and gets more game time.

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    Is Griffiths injured?
    Yes, he injured his calf muscle just after scoring winner against us in 1-0 defeat at Parkhead last month
    What a moment this is!
    It's Liam Henderson to deliver......

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    You could maybe add Stevie May into that list, but he looks a long way off getting called up.

    I'm hoping for Scotland's (and Hibs) sake, that Shaw breaks through and gets more game time.
    Forgot about him.
    The bad injury stopped him in his tracks and may be the reason he has looked so ordinary since going to Aberdeen.
    I don't think he will do anything great now. Would like to be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMurdoch View Post
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    Forgot about him.
    The bad injury stopped him in his tracks and may be the reason he has looked so ordinary since going to Aberdeen.
    I don't think he will do anything great now. Would like to be wrong.
    Aberdeen fans think hes struggling at the moment, injuries starting to catch up on him

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    Aberdeen fans think hes struggling at the moment, injuries starting to catch up on him
    The injury he had was horrific and potentially career ending.
    He may be one of those guys who is never quite as good again after a horrific injury.
    Lose a little speed, a little suppleness etc

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    Stevie May looked hopeless against us and is struggling to stay in the Aberdeen team.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozyhibby View Post
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    Stevie May looked hopeless against us and is struggling to stay in the Aberdeen team.


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    See above Ozy

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    I think Jamie Paterson at Bristol should get a chance. Always looks decent when I have seen him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMurdoch View Post
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    McCormack was so far out the picture at Championship Aston Villa that they sent him to Australia on loan
    Russell is not all that and going to USA was always seen as getting out of fire to take it relatively easy in the final part of your career. I know the league has improved but it still smacks of giving up on any great playing ambition.
    Where he was absolutely banging them in at one point.

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    Is Jamie Mackie at QPR still any good?

    Slim pickings up front.

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    Could always play 4,6,0.

    Thank me later, my mate Craig said it would be seen as innovation if I told you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Bobby View Post
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    I think Jamie Paterson at Bristol should get a chance. Always looks decent when I have seen him.
    Not much of a goal scorer though. We have plenty wingers.

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