European Championship Qualifiers 17th - 21st June - Game Thread

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I just wanna say two things.

Billy Gilmour makes the Scotland starting line up, which is great - cos we're going to have more of the ball.

It's fucking pishing it doon in Glasgow the noo. I mean fuckin hosing it doon. A storm just broke about ten minutes ago. Oh it's just let off a wee bit. fuck me that was intense. I've go tmy big windae open.

Mon the Scotland.

edit: Oh there goes the thunder.

is God trying to fuck Scotland?
 

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I'm greatly encouraged by how the Scotland team is progressing. This is a challenge, I look at the odds on this game and I think Georgia were 6/1 which I think really is a big prize for a game that is a lot tighter than that.
I'm hopeful we'll have the same feel at the end of this match [as we did against Norway]. I'm really looking forward to seeing what we can do.
Oh Craig for once in your life say something interesting. Fuckin bawbag.

If we lose this match I'll be in bits. A draw won't make me despondent. But if we lose...
 

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I know nothing about this Georgian side, but looking at their roster the talent seems pretty thin outside of Kvaratskhelia.
 

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I don't think you can play safely in these conditions.

is there anything they can do to take surface water off the pitch?
 

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They paused the game, to decide on a temporary stoppage. Players have gone off. Bloody hell it's never easy.

This is all down to the Tories. And the King.
 

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I've just got back from the offie. It's not raining in Govan. Hampden is about 4 miles from me.

We need to be getting some better kit than fuckin brooms for next time though. this is such a buzz kill.
 

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Who has a clue about the Tedesco/Courtois situation?
Will the coach lose the team and then his job?
Courtois is and always has been a whiny c*nt...he always cries about being underappreciated, teammates winning awards over him, etc. I don't see how Tedesco loses the team here as most of the team rolls their eyes at Courtois anyways. I'm hopeful that he just wanted to bitch about not getting the captaincy (with DeBruyne out he is their best player) and avoid a trip to Estonia after a long club season. Hopefully it's just a short term strop.

Two quick Lukaku goals late in the 1st half have them up 2-0.
 

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how did they play? Was it light work?
Yeah...Estonia didn't offer much. No shots on target and as my son said "Estonia are set up defensively but their defense isn't good".
For Belgium, same tactics, different line-up. Still feel confident they win the group (or at least get through) and they should have enough to trouble even the top sides next summer. Of course Courtois not being available would be a huge loss.
 

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McTominay the goal machine adds a second. A good finish by the way. Not a lot of goal to aim for, outside the box, finds the bottom left corner
 

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I’ve resorted to watching by dodgy means. Think there’s a bit of a delay. Plus the lassie that keeps popping on the screen asking if I fancy a shag doesn’t lend itself to continuity.
 

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you watching it in Boston Kev?

Much better team we've got these days ay.
Following on Twitter, don't have either of the two streaming options available in States for this match.

The team is definitely on the upswing, they've been a joy to watch. That match against Norway would typically have been Scotland giving up two goals in the 87th and 88th minute. Nice to be on the other side now. They've been scrappers for the past couple of years now.
 

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Georgia with a decent passage of play, a decent chance but off target. We don't want to concede and make it a testy final knockings.

A bit more quality where it matters and we''ll get a third. Just been a bit sloppy in the box with the key passes.