With Euro Qualifiers starting today, thought we could get a thread going:
Kazakhstan 3-0 Scotland
Belgium 3-1 Russia
Cyprus 5-0 San Marino
Northern Ireland 2-0 Estonia
Netherlands 4-0 Belarus
Slovakia 2-0 Hungary
Croatia 2-1 Azerbaijan
Israel 1-1 Slovenia
FYR Macedonia 3-1 Latvia
Austria 0-1 Poland
Some suprising results, especially Scotland getting smashed by the might of Kazakhstan, Croatia scraping through after dropping and early goal to Azaerbaijan and Poland beating Austria with ex SFC player Janko coming off the bench but failing to make any mark.
Janko’s still playing? Long career for a long lad.
Man Scotland is in a proper nadir.
Expect that trend to continue when bog-average Mick McCarthy managed Rep. of Ireland come up against the might of Gibraltar overnight.
Mick McCarthy is back with Ireland? They must have run out of managers who actually wanted the job.
Siem’s brother comes on late for the Netherlands in the blockbuster vs Germany.
The goal was from open play, but still…
Portugal up by 2 against Turkey and looking from a different football universe to the Socceroos. However the fans are doing - I kid you not - a Mexican wave. No football kulcha.
Also Gareth Bale eh?
Also,.2-0 is the most dangerous scoreline on football.
Wales > Golf > Madrid indeed
Also Wales play the winner of the Scotland v Ukraine match. Who ever wins it will be an absolute cracker
Geez! Can’t believe Italy out. So we’re looking at:
Scotland/Ukraine vs Wales
Poland vs Sweden
Portugal vs Macedonia (I refuse to add the North)
Ukraine/Scotland game to be postponed until June and Poland advancing with Russia’s exclusion. Poland drew 1-1 with Scotland after they agreed to a friendly in the same window.
Weren’t Italy on something crazy like a 40 game steak without a loss?
Yep, they hadn’t lost in ages. Not getting to a World Cup two times in a row is incredible for a team like Italy.
Now for Portugal to fark it up in classic Portuguese style.
Seems like 25 games is the most dangerous streak in football!