Another magnificent and quite majestic performance from the Scots last night as we swept those cheeky little upstarts off the park with a scintillating and sparkling display of attacking football, the likes of which have not been seen since the Might Magyars stuck 6 past England at Wembley all those years ago. If we keep playing like that then we will really be a major force sooner rather than later….not. I don’t know what it is about Leichtenstein but whenever I hear the name I think of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the bit where they are in that odd little country with the child catcher.
It’s hard to know where to start when picking fault with the performance last night. What was most worrying to me was how few chances we made and how few times we actually looked like scoring, especially in the first half. It was also a tad embarrassing to see Craig Levein at the end dancing around as if he’d just masterminded a 4-0 destruction of World Champs Spain. A little humility wouldn’t have gone amiss. I was actually quite pleased for the visitors after they scored but when they started their timewasting and rolling around near the end I soon reverted to type, hurling abuse at them, questioning their parentage and generally implying that behind closed doors they indulge in activities of an individual nature. Pretty poor I know but you do get a bit sick of these small countries, who will just never be any good (a bit like Scotland then) boring the arse out of everyone.
I thought that Scott Brown was particularly poor in midfield, any initial promise he once showed seems to have been been ironed out of him. James McFadden, the great white Scottish hope of yore, had a genuine good old fashioned shocker and was hooked at half time whilst Kris Boyd looks at least half a stone overweight, disinterested and slow. I think the last few Scotland managers have been too loyal to certain individuals like Brown, possibly that chump McCulloch, Kenny Miller and others and a few changes should be made to give some younger guys a chance.