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SteveHFC
20-05-2013, 10:54 PM
Will be announced tomorrow morning apparently.


With Tony Watt getting a call up apparently :faf: :faf:

HibeeHendo
20-05-2013, 10:59 PM
Will be announced tomorrow morning apparently.


With Tony Watt getting a call up apparently :faf: :faf:

Is anyone in the same frame of mind as me and they're not that bothered at all about the national team?

It would be a joke if the above is true and Sparky gets left out.

SteveHFC
20-05-2013, 10:59 PM
Is anyone in the same frame of mind as me and they're not that bothered at all about the national team?

It would be a joke if the above is true and Sparky gets left out.

Hearing Tony Watt (Celtic) & Stuart Armstrong (DundeeUtd) likely to be named in #Scotland (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Scotland&src=hash) squad for WC qualifier against #Croatia (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Croatia&src=hash).

hibs4thecup1988
20-05-2013, 11:10 PM
If Sparky doesn't get called up he would be best to announce his international retirement now.

I am 99.9% certain he will be in it though:agree:

FromTheCapital
20-05-2013, 11:15 PM
Would be a complete and utter joke if Tony Watt got the nod instead of Leigh...
Think Sparky will be in it however.

:aok:

silverhibee
20-05-2013, 11:35 PM
Griffiths will be in the squad when it is announced. :aok:

underscore
21-05-2013, 08:16 AM
Scotland squad:

Goalkeepers
Matt Gilks (Blackpool)
David Marshall (Cardiff City)
Allan McGregor (Besiktas)

Defenders
Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic)
Danny Fox (Southampton)
Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers)
Alan Hutton (Real Mallorca)
Russell Martin (Norwich City)
Lee Wallace (Rangers)
Andy Webster (Heart of Midlothian)
Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)

Midfielders
Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United)
Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Scott Brown (Celtic)
Chris Burke (Birmingham City)
Craig Conway (Cardiff City)
James Forrest (Celtic)
Ryan Jack (Aberdeen)
Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United)
James McArthur (Wigan Athletic)
James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)
Steven Naismith (Everton)
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City)

Forwards
Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian)
Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic)
Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers)
Tony Watt (Celtic)




I give up! HUtton, Wallace, Webster, Caldwell? None of them should be near the scottish squad.

easty
21-05-2013, 08:18 AM
Who the duck is Ryan Jack? Never even heard of him...

Peevemor
21-05-2013, 08:21 AM
Who the duck is Ryan Jack? Never even heard of him...

Tom Clancy hero. :agree:

Treadstone
21-05-2013, 08:25 AM
Where is Phil Bardsley ? Best right back available to Scotland. Alan Hutton - does Strachan no watch the games. Going by the Tony Watt rule and our current options Jordon Forster can count himself unlucky (and I am only half joking).

CorrieHibs
21-05-2013, 08:31 AM
Scotland squad:

Goalkeepers
Matt Gilks (Blackpool)
David Marshall (Cardiff City)
Allan McGregor (Besiktas)

Defenders
Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic)
Danny Fox (Southampton)
Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers)
Alan Hutton (Real Mallorca)
Russell Martin (Norwich City)
Lee Wallace (Rangers)
Andy Webster (Heart of Midlothian)
Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)

Midfielders
Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United)
Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Scott Brown (Celtic)
Chris Burke (Birmingham City)
Craig Conway (Cardiff City)
James Forrest (Celtic)
Ryan Jack (Aberdeen)
Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United)
James McArthur (Wigan Athletic)
James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)
Steven Naismith (Everton)
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City)

Forwards
Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian)
Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic)
Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers)
Tony Watt (Celtic)




I give up! HUtton, Wallace, Webster, Caldwell? None of them should be near the scottish squad.


What a very, very poor defence!

Part/Time Supporter
21-05-2013, 08:32 AM
Where is Phil Bardsley ? Best right back available to Scotland. Alan Hutton - does Strachan no watch the games. Going by the Tony Watt rule and our current options Jordon Forster can count himself unlucky (and I am only half joking).

(apologies for the Daily Mail link)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2326902/Phil-Bardsley-pictured-lying-50-notes-casino-floor.html?ico=sport%5Eheadlines

Hibernian Verse
21-05-2013, 08:34 AM
From what I've seen from watching La Liga recently, Hutton is doing quite well.

Happy to see Tony Watt called up, doing well in u21s and good to blood the young players and get them involved, he probably won't play many minutes.

NORTHERNHIBBY
21-05-2013, 08:38 AM
Picking Wallace is to keep The The Rangers sweet so that they will cooperate if and when they get back to the SPL.

Treadstone
21-05-2013, 08:38 AM
(apologies for the Daily Mail link)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2326902/Phil-Bardsley-pictured-lying-50-notes-casino-floor.html?ico=sport%5Eheadlines

If this is the reason then its pathetic. Footballer wins a few quid and makes tit of himself and by the way sober ​.

Sergio sledge
21-05-2013, 08:45 AM
I give up! HUtton, Wallace, Webster, Caldwell? None of them should be near the scottish squad.

What defenders would you select instead?

Caldwell has his calamity moments, but he's a decent defender who gets a hard time on here. Webster is slowing down, but probably still one of our only options at CB. I'm not sure what sort of form Hutton has been in, but he has been playing regularly for a La Liga side.

I agree with you on Wallace, he's a good player, but it is unfair on him to expect him to step up from SFL 3 level to international level and it is unfair on other Scottish players playing at a higher level than him.

Hibernian Verse
21-05-2013, 08:47 AM
Picking Wallace is to keep The The Rangers sweet so that they will cooperate if and when they get back to the SPL.

He's picking Wallace because he's the best left back we have available. Doesn't matter who he plays for. Before you come back with "he won't be up to stratch playing in Div 3", that will be decided by Strachan in training with the rest of the squad. Amazed that this Rangers business is still seen as an issue with Strachan who is not only a Hibs fan but an ex-Celtic manager - I don't think he cares who guys play for, only that they give their all under his management.

lord bunberry
21-05-2013, 08:49 AM
There's at least two in that squad that I've never even heard of

Sylar
21-05-2013, 08:54 AM
Surprised to see George Boyd left out of the squad but it's far from the worst Scotland squad I've seen. A decent blend of youth and experience IMO.

Is Johnny Russell still injured at the minute?

hibee_girl
21-05-2013, 09:00 AM
Surprised to see George Boyd left out of the squad but it's far from the worst Scotland squad I've seen. A decent blend of youth and experience IMO.

Is Johnny Russell still injured at the minute?

Apparently Boyd left out cos he's getting married around that time

Mr White
21-05-2013, 09:02 AM
What about Paul Dixon? Came in and did well against Serbia then disappeared. Is he injured?

hibby rae
21-05-2013, 09:05 AM
Scotland squad:

Goalkeepers
Matt Gilks (Blackpool)
David Marshall (Cardiff City)
Allan McGregor (Besiktas)

Defenders
Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic)
Danny Fox (Southampton)
Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers)
Alan Hutton (Real Mallorca)
Russell Martin (Norwich City)
Lee Wallace (Rangers)
Andy Webster (Heart of Midlothian)
Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)

Midfielders
Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United)
Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Scott Brown (Celtic)
Chris Burke (Birmingham City)
Craig Conway (Cardiff City)
James Forrest (Celtic)
Ryan Jack (Aberdeen)
Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United)
James McArthur (Wigan Athletic)
James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)
Steven Naismith (Everton)
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City)

Forwards
Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian)
Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic)
Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers)
Tony Watt (Celtic)


I give up! HUtton, Wallace, Webster, Caldwell? None of them should be near the scottish squad.

To me it looks like Strachan is actually trying to put together a team that can play football as opposed to Potter's 'grab a point' approach. Could be exciting up front for a change.

underscore
21-05-2013, 09:11 AM
Hanlon is a better defender than Caldwell and Webster.

underscore
21-05-2013, 09:14 AM
Boyd and Mulgrew are not picked as they are getting married. How very modern.

pontius pilate
21-05-2013, 09:55 AM
The defenders are chronic that's not a dig at Strachan but the fact we have very little in good quality defenders. The midfield and attacking options are very good indeed also noticed no miller no brown either

Sylar
21-05-2013, 11:38 AM
The defenders are chronic that's not a dig at Strachan but the fact we have very little in good quality defenders. The midfield and attacking options are very good indeed also noticed no miller no brown either

Brown is there :agree:

Delighted Miller isn't.

TomoHFC
21-05-2013, 11:52 AM
Nice to see sparky in the scotland squad and giving a chance I'll be pissed if he's no playing

pontius pilate
21-05-2013, 11:54 AM
Brown is there :agree:

Delighted Miller isn't.

I noticed that after I posted Doh!

TRC
21-05-2013, 01:15 PM
no Dorrans I see, noticed he was playing for WBA at the weekend, I take it he has been injured?

Sergio sledge
21-05-2013, 03:01 PM
Hanlon is a better defender than Caldwell and Webster.

No chance Hanlon is better than Caldwell, a player with over 100 appearances in the premier league, many of them as captain.

Webster probably just edges it over Hanlon as well due to his greater experience.

hibs4thecup1988
21-05-2013, 03:06 PM
No chance Hanlon is better than Caldwell, a player with over 100 appearances in the premier league, many of them as captain.

Webster probably just edges it over Hanlon as well due to his greater experience.

And look at what he done for wigan?

Experience counts for nothing nowadays. Ask sir alex. Forster is better than Webster for crying out loud

hfc rd
21-05-2013, 04:11 PM
What about Paul Dixon? Came in and did well against Serbia then disappeared. Is he injured?



Supposedly out of favour at Huddersfield Town and hasn't played that much. Could do with him at Hibs.

Keith_M
21-05-2013, 04:11 PM
The defenders are chronic that's not a dig at Strachan but the fact we have very little in good quality defenders. The midfield and attacking options are very good indeed also noticed no miller no brown either


Miller is only mising because he has an injury. Strachan said we'll see him again in the next squad.

It actually makes me despair, TBH.

TheFamous1875
21-05-2013, 04:16 PM
Where's Johnny Russell?


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Part/Time Supporter
21-05-2013, 05:23 PM
Where's Johnny Russell?


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Just back from injury, hasn't started a game in nearly 3 months.

TheFamous1875
21-05-2013, 05:55 PM
Sure I saw him back the last few weeks, maybe just as a sub.


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lord bunberry
22-05-2013, 07:29 AM
Just heard he has retired from international football

easty
22-05-2013, 07:43 AM
Well that's my day ruined. Next you'll be telling me One Direction have split up, that would just tip me over the edge!

blackpoolhibs
22-05-2013, 07:54 AM
Well that's my day ruined. Next you'll be telling me One Direction have split up, that would just tip me over the edge!

Keep away from sharp objects, JLS are going their separate ways too. :wink:

Scouse Hibee
22-05-2013, 07:55 AM
Just heard he has retired from international football

Never really understand players who retire from international football, only 29 so plenty to offer and should be able to cope with the demands. Doesn't have to worry about going to major tournament finals so what's his problem.

Sylar
22-05-2013, 07:57 AM
Just heard he has retired from international football

A strop because he wasn't selected by GS for the latest squad?

He's pish anyway. He might do it for the Tims on occasion but he's never impressed me in a Scotland shirt.

Billy Whizz
22-05-2013, 07:57 AM
Never really understand players who retire from international football, only 29 so plenty to offer and should be able to cope with the demands. Doesn't have to worry about going to major tournament finals so what's his problem.

I think he had some personal problems. His wife lost a baby, she was on TV recently campaigning about something. Maybe got a bit on his mind at the moment

hibsbollah
22-05-2013, 07:59 AM
Well that's my day ruined. Next you'll be telling me One Direction have split up, that would just tip me over the edge!

:hilarious

Scouse Hibee
22-05-2013, 08:08 AM
I think he had some personal problems. His wife lost a baby, she was on TV recently campaigning about something. Maybe got a bit on his mind at the moment


Maybe, I think they lost a baby in 2008 and have have had three children since though.

NORTHERNHIBBY
22-05-2013, 08:41 AM
Maybe not wanting to turn out for the national team and have to be away from his club side and also the potential for injuries, will get him an extended run for Celtc.

Diclonius
22-05-2013, 08:46 AM
Oh well, that's one less player who won't get automatic selection because he plays for Celtic.

Speedy
22-05-2013, 02:57 PM
Gordon Greer!?

JimBHibees
22-05-2013, 03:02 PM
Never really understand players who retire from international football, only 29 so plenty to offer and should be able to cope with the demands. Doesn't have to worry about going to major tournament finals so what's his problem.

:greengrin

underscore
22-05-2013, 03:15 PM
No chance Hanlon is better than Caldwell, a player with over 100 appearances in the premier league, many of them as captain.

Webster probably just edges it over Hanlon as well due to his greater experience.

Caldwell is rank rotten and has been for at least 18 months. Webster is done also. This is a game thats worth nothing and should be about building for the future. A few older headds in the squad for exp but the rest should be youth. Its time to change.

Keith_M
22-05-2013, 04:33 PM
No Fletcher? I had expected to start seeing him in Scotland squads.

Billy Whizz
22-05-2013, 04:37 PM
No Fletcher? I had expected to start seeing him in Scotland squads.

Which one? Steven is injured, and Darren is still recovering from his illness

Keith_M
22-05-2013, 04:49 PM
Which one? Steven is injured, and Darren is still recovering from his illness



I meant Steven and thanks for the info



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