View Full Version : Why is Scottish sport

08-09-2015, 06:49 AM
... so f*ckng pysh? :(

Fitba lose twice, Rugby lose, Amdy Murray loses. All over the past few days.

Is there anyone in Scotland that can play sport anymore? :(

Anyway, I'm off tae the shops for mare crisps.... :D

08-09-2015, 07:23 AM
You can over analyse these things. We are basically a small country. Small countries do greatness in flashes. We have qualified for more world cup finals than any other country in Europe our size or smaller.

As for the egg chasers I couldn't give a t oss :D

08-09-2015, 10:41 AM
I blame the yahoos personally :-(

08-09-2015, 08:23 PM
Andy Murray is 100x the professional any of our footballers ever will be. He might never be the best tennis player in the world, but not because he doesn't give it his best shot. He'll sit in his old age knowing he was always as good a tennis player as he was capable of being.

C&C the captain of the Scotland football team is photographed lying p1shed in a street surrounded by a half eaten pizza the week before a cup final. Murray would never let that happen to him.

Murray is arguably Scotland's top sportsman of all time. And if he has any rivals to that, it's more likely to be Sir Chris Hoy than and footballer of recent times.

08-09-2015, 08:31 PM
i agree with wally about andy murray, and the pizza incident was much regretable and unproffesional, but im sure the chap in question was not proud of that moment.

the problem we have in scottish sport and football in general is when you get a team who get reasonable success but actually boast about having a drinking culture. "the team who drink together wins together" was a famous quote from this football team who regularly got humped on the big stage during the 90,s. sadly that club didnt have the foresight to understand that teams who drink to much get humped too much. you dont see andy murray boasting of drinking parties do you.

there is too much the drinking culture and spending other peoples money to win but no pay it back mentality in scottish football,

09-09-2015, 04:57 PM
Maybe something to do with your average footballer having the intelligence of a plank of wood.

09-09-2015, 05:14 PM
Comparing the likes of Scott Broon to a plank of wood is a bit much.

The plank of wood has a purpose, & is infinitely mare intelligent :p

09-09-2015, 06:25 PM
As Psych say's we are a small country, But even so we have produced some great teams and individuals, 3 of our fitba reams have won Euro Trophies one actually won 2, Alex Ferguson may well be the best football manager the wurld has ever seen, Andy Murray could well be the best tennis player these Islands has ever produced, Chris Hoy, Jackie Stewart& Jim Clark Eric Liddell, Footballers like Jim Baxter, Davie Cooper, Kenny Dalglish, Denis Law,Jimmy Johnstone would play in any World 11 from any era, Benny Lynch, Ken Buchannan, Dick Taggart, Alan Wells Liz Mccolgan, and of course the creme de creme Jocky Wilson,

09-09-2015, 07:10 PM
Alan wells is nothing but a cheat

Within 2years went from being a skinny long jumper to the fastest man on the planet .

It's well known that he was a cheat,even in the 70's and early 80's.

09-09-2015, 07:36 PM
no wonder scotland are so shyte at sports if the country produce people like you >:)

09-09-2015, 07:39 PM
Interesting that stewarty goes off on a list of nostalgia. Only two of these sports people have competed in the last 20 years or more. And they are two individual sportsmen rather than team players. Which is a worrying sign.

09-09-2015, 07:43 PM
I actually think the above attitudes contribute to the dire results of most major Scottish Sport esp football. We are ever ready to reassure ourselves that failure is acceptable. We always have our excuses in advance....

"we cant do that or we will get murdered, we dont have players as good as them, we will do our best but we dont have resource, our season is starting too late for us to be ready , blah blah blah"

And then when we achieve the predicted square root of fpuck all our pre heated excuses merely reinforce our "told you we arent good enough" mentality. We then add more excuses, we are too wee, we do alright for our size. When we contiunally set our sights as low and pat ourselves on the back with reassuring coments to pass it off it no wonder we never progress.

Ive listened to so many Scotland Coaches / Managers say we will learn fron our experience / defeat so blooody often we should be world beaters the learning weve done , but we never learn fpuck all. Once you g

09-09-2015, 07:49 PM
" Most of the management coaching duds of 20 years ago can still be found hawking their ineffective brand today as assistants backroom staff... Sandy Clark , Alex Smith, Tommy Craig , Paul Hegarty, Jocky Scott, Jim Duffy , Billy Dodds Maurice Malpas and the list goes on"

One of the best sentences I've read on here in a long time. Yet foreign managers are always criticised as soon as something goes wrong. It's almost lilke a Wee Scotlander conspiracy in the press and establishment of the game.