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    Interest in Scotland national team

    Is it at all time low? The excitement of qualifying has vanished pretty rapidly.

    We maybe have a potentialy world class player on our hands but it all seems so meh.

    Most western euro nations still seem to attract large crowds and generate a bit of excitement among football fans but it all seems more than a bit flat with Scotland.

    Clarke seems to be in a permanent state of raised suspicion or fairly flippant at any question he's asked.....a kinda dour Gordon Strachan.

    I sat through the England v Albania game on Sunday......first game I've watched for 90 mins since playoff game at Rugby park......and it all seemed pretty pointless as well.....even crowd looked throughroughly bored.

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    Think they made a mistake not moving to Murrayfield, hampden is ****. The away support has always been decent but think the home support wuda increased in Edinburgh. Bigger capacity, better area and better stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric_sinclair View Post
    Think they made a mistake not moving to Murrayfield, hampden is ****. The away support has always been decent but think the home support wuda increased in Edinburgh. Bigger capacity, better area and better stadium.
    Totally agree about Murrayfield, took my grandson to see the Liverpool v Napoli.
    Great atmosphere with a full house, and good views all round the stadium. Both managers were impressed with the stadium, and endorsed it for football.
    It's also easier to access than Hampden.
    SFA blew their chance to move, but we all knew they would never leave Glasgow.
    Used to go to all the Scottish games at Hampden, when the crowds were 134,000 and 120,000,
    Hampden was a dump then, and still is. Wouldn't cross the road to watch Scotland now, but still always want them to win.
    For years, the problem is always scoring goals, and think that will continue, as most of the managers in Scotland are happy if their team keeps a clean sheet.
    We have lost the art of scoring goals, and it reflects on the national team.
    As for tonight's game, hope I'm wrong but can't see us getting a win tonight, they are now talking about a draw being a good result !

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    Quote Originally Posted by deecom View Post
    Totally agree about Murrayfield, took my grandson to see the Liverpool v Napoli.
    Great atmosphere with a full house, and good views all round the stadium. Both managers were impressed with the stadium, and endorsed it for football.
    It's also easier to access than Hampden.
    SFA blew their chance to move, but we all knew they would never leave Glasgow.
    Used to go to all the Scottish games at Hampden, when the crowds were 134,000 and 120,000,
    Hampden was a dump then, and still is. Wouldn't cross the road to watch Scotland now, but still always want them to win.
    For years, the problem is always scoring goals, and think that will continue, as most of the managers in Scotland are happy if their team keeps a clean sheet.
    We have lost the art of scoring goals, and it reflects on the national team.
    As for tonight's game, hope I'm wrong but can't see us getting a win tonight, they are now talking about a draw being a good result !
    Pretty much spot on, pity our better players are full backs and holding midfielder. Cud do we a proper goalscorer.

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    I’ve zero interest in the national team, no been to watch them since the late 70’s and couldn’t care less if they qualify for finals or not. Hardly ever bother watching them on TV either.

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    Zero interest,last game was at Hampden against England in the Rous cup ,running battles in the streets….nah…..!!!

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    No interest whatsoever

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    Quote Originally Posted by deecom View Post
    Totally agree about Murrayfield, took my grandson to see the Liverpool v Napoli.
    Great atmosphere with a full house, and good views all round the stadium. Both managers were impressed with the stadium, and endorsed it for football.
    It's also easier to access than Hampden.
    SFA blew their chance to move, but we all knew they would never leave Glasgow.
    Used to go to all the Scottish games at Hampden, when the crowds were 134,000 and 120,000,
    Hampden was a dump then, and still is. Wouldn't cross the road to watch Scotland now, but still always want them to win.
    For years, the problem is always scoring goals, and think that will continue, as most of the managers in Scotland are happy if their team keeps a clean sheet.
    We have lost the art of scoring goals, and it reflects on the national team.
    As for tonight's game, hope I'm wrong but can't see us getting a win tonight, they are now talking about a draw being a good result !
    Was in an 85k crowd twice at Hamden v England but the one v Sweden a night game was fantastic.

    Only recently beaten by Sunderland v Charlton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Returnofrros View Post
    Is it at all time low? The excitement of qualifying has vanished pretty rapidly.

    We maybe have a potentialy world class player on our hands but it all seems so meh.

    Most western euro nations still seem to attract large crowds and generate a bit of excitement among football fans but it all seems more than a bit flat with Scotland.

    Clarke seems to be in a permanent state of raised suspicion or fairly flippant at any question he's asked.....a kinda dour Gordon Strachan.

    I sat through the England v Albania game on Sunday......first game I've watched for 90 mins since playoff game at Rugby park......and it all seemed pretty pointless as well.....even crowd looked throughroughly bored.
    I thought that England played Andorra last Sunday

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    Quote Originally Posted by islaydarkblue View Post
    I thought that England played Andorra last Sunday
    Yeah they did, my attention to detail wouldnae get me a job in forensics.

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