Euro 2016 Predictions

The Euros are finally upon us, and for the first time ever they will feature 24 teams – meaning that our festival of football will be all the more jam-packed with games. Although my expectations and hype for the tournament haven’t been all that high, as Scotland yet, yet, yet again have failed to qualify, now that it’s here I’m sure that it will produce some memorable matches and be an interesting month – although it would be very hard indeed to match the World — Read more →

17 and counting

As much as you’d think we’d be getting used to it, last night Scotland once again experienced the pain of failure as our Euro 2016 dreams were shattered.  Despite hope and optimism that this could be our chance, once again we’ve come up short.  Scottish football is at its lowest ebb. So what went wrong this time?  We had a tough group, and one in which we were 4th seeds, but under Gordon Strachan we went into the qualifying campaign with optimism and even though — Read more →

Euro 2016 Qualifiers – Week 1 Round-Up

The road to France 2016 has got under way with the start of the qualifiers to see which sides will make the journey to the newly expanded showpiece in two years’ time. Scotland’s campaign started with, as was expected, a defeat to Germany but the circumstances of the defeat were far from disheartening.  After the Germans took the lead 17 minutes in following some solid possession play the game opened up a little, with Scotland being able to carve out some opportunities on the counter — Read more →