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    Quote Originally Posted by WeeRussell View Post
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    I, like many who regularly attend Scotland games, long for my team to be more successful. A team GB wouldn’t be my team and I wouldn’t care less how successful they were, and international football would mean nothing to me without Scotland.

    I can just see thousands of Scotland fans, kilted up, belting out the proclaimers and “we’ll be coming” to get to the ground and observe god save the Queen before getting right behind an England team under the guise of team GB.

    I’m not saying you’re demanding I agree with it. But the notion that it’s a fix for our long for success is ludicrous.
    Yeah, I get that. Of course. I've been to European Championships and World Cups with Scotland myself (many years ago!). I won't deny, though, that there was always a bit of a disconnect there compared to supporting Hibs and, I guess, an element of complacency in the sense that we regularly qualified back then. Since then, as the years of exile from tournaments started to mount up I began to feel that for a lot of fans (especially those who have never seen us qualify for anything) the whole kilted/Proclaimers/we'll be coming aspect you mention was becoming a more exciting focus than whether we actually achieved anything on the park - which is fine if all you're really after is a fun/boozy day out/trip abroad. The sad fact is, though, that we've not been "coming" for 20-plus years (although the World Cup exile will SURELY end if the plans for a 48-team tournament come to pass!) and my opinion of the Scotland national team, and the way it's run, has lowered with each passing year - hence my perhaps dispassionate view of how international success might be best achieved. I don't think it's a ludicrous notion, just not one that would ever be acceptable to those for whom going to Scotland games remains important.


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    Don’t forget about Scotland fans we are respected, revered and welcomed every where we play. Our team might be dire but our fans passion, friendliness and positivity is well received. This was earned as is our individuality and Scotland team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    So did you PM the OP?

    How good is Nicola in the kitchen?

    As a gentleman, I couldn't possibly answer that question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G B Young View Post
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    To maybe give me the benefit of what?

    Being critical of Scotland's pitiful failure to qualify for a major tournament this century isn't 'bringing our nation down'. Nor does it make me, IMHO, a t***. It's just an uncomfortable and depressing truth.
    Ir is. What's pitiful though is you're desired solution which is to eradicate Scottish football altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
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    Don’t forget about Scotland fans we are respected, revered and welcomed every where we play. Our team might be dire but our fans passion, friendliness and positivity is well received. This was earned as is our individuality and Scotland team.
    I will do us proud today representing Scotland and Hibs in St. Petersburg

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    Belgium and England would have been a good final . Belgium would still win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauzee=legend View Post
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    I will do us proud today representing Scotland and Hibs in St. Petersburg
    Hope you have superb time 😎

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    It's wrong to insult someone because you don't like their opinion.
    You are correct, apologies to GB Young

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    It's wrong to insult someone because you don't like their opinion.
    Ach, man. That's my whole strategy of debate ****ed noo. Thanks for nowt you.

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