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Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Auld Enemies in a World Cup Qualifier from Hampden Park



  I used to look forward to this fixture during my childhood, but it's been a rare contest in recent years. It's Scotland vs England from Hampden , where you can guarantee that it will be a passionate atmosphere.

99 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

The national anthems were played and the reactions are the same as back in the day,

12:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A moment of silence for the Terrorist attack last weekend in London. Impeccably observed.

12:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Hampden Park!

12:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Scotland in their traditional navy blue shirts and white shorts while England are clad in all red. Harry Kane skippering the Three lions and Scott Brown skippering the Scots.

12:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A sunny day in Glasgow. Perfect weather for watching a football match.

12:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Scott the Scot Brown already in th book for sandwiching Delle Alli.

12:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Anya wins a corner for the Scots. The corner from Snoddy is cleared by the first man then he passes to Leigh Griffiths , who shoots straight at Joe Hart

12:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Andy Robertson wins another Scots corner.

12:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Livermore more like Liverwurst with a clearance that could have gone anywhere, but it's over the bar for another corner that's headed away by Kane.

12:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Walker chests out a cross from ANya for another Scottish corner.

12:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Scots with lots of early pressure , but no end product.

12:15 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

how hot does it have to get before Dele Alli wears a short sleeved shirt. Is he worried his collection of naff tats will fare. Hello chaps.

12:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Three Lions first sustained possession of the match end with a chipped pass from Walker to Kane , who turns Berra and shoots well over past the on rushing Craig Gordon.

12:21 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

High wide and horrible for Biggles when he should have dropped it off to Alli


12:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello Gooner. Great to chat with you. I would think 70 degree weather is short sleeve weather, but I guess fashion is more important to some modern footballers.

12:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The most surprising result yesterday was Andorra's shock 1-0 victory vs the Magyars, effectively ending their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup. If the Magyars are held scoreless in both the Faroes and Andorra then they have no business competing next summer.

12:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another great possession for England and Kane cannot connect with a pass from Lallana . Another great chance for Candy Kane.

12:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Three Lions have settled down after early dominance by the Scots. Just as I remembered during my childhood.

12:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Robertson clears a pass from Walker for the Three lions first corner.

12:27 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Have you ever seen Marcelo have to run to the touch line to collect a routine pass from midfield, over and over again. Does Dyer not like Bertrand? So poor.

12:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner is easily cleared.

12:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Definitely A Real difference in class between the the Spuds and European champs for sure./

12:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Leigh Griffiths charges down a clearance from Joe Hart. It's a feeling of deja vu.

12:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Danes take the lead in Kazakhstan. Borat will not be pleased.

12:31 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Clever from Biggles to try a chip over a stranded Gordon.

12:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A moment of madness for the Scots as Craig Gordon rushed out of the box to head clear, then Kane lobbed him and Kieran Tierney cleared off the line. The rebound from Rash was deflected for a corner. The Three Lions getting closer to taking the lead.

12:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is Biggles related to Biggles McKane?

12:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rash has a shot deflected by Tierney for a corner after a pass from Delle Alli that was pushed too far wide on a break. It looks like offside was given.

12:39 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Another good buildup wasted by Alli's poor ball to a very well positioned Rashford.

12:39 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Aye, it's that heroic RAF haircut that brings Biggles to mind

12:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lallana has a shot deflected into the side netting for a corner after a nice turn.

12:43 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

What's Biggles doing in the left channel? He's the least central center-forward in English history.

12:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Craig Gordon fists away the corner.

12:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great explanations, Gooner.

12:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Livermore has a powerful long range effort fisted over by Craig Gordon.

12:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Delle Alli takes advice from the Gooner and changes to a shorty sleeve shit in 70 degree weather.

12:47 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

I'd forgotten that Livermore was on the pitch but that was a very good shot off the half-volley. That subsequent yellow, not so much.

12:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Livermore booked for trying to make Livewurst out of Snoddy.

12:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 at the half with no stoppage time played.

12:48 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

A very quick 45 minutes comes to a close. Nil-nil, England the better team, but not good.

12:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

In the other Group C match, Slovenia took the lead vs Malta in stoppage time.

12:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two 1-0 halftime leads and two 0-0 scorelines. Hopefully, there will be more second half goals.

12:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, Gooner. An accurate assessment of the match. England look the more likely team to score, but far from a stellar performance.

12:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wee Gordon makes a change as James MacArthur is on for the injured Jim Morrison, who did not last through till the end of time.

1:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway.

1:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Three Lions have a really meaningless friendly on Tuesday in Paris in a Tale of Two Cities.

1:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Armstrong cuts out a pass for a Three lions corner. The corner from Rash is headed out by MacArhtur, the first man

1:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Then Liverwurst ha s a shot deflect on to the post ,and after a scramble in the box, Cahill has a shot deflected for a corner. The closes England have come to scoring.

1:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gooner will be delighted to read that Chris Eriksen has scored with a spot kick to put the Danes two up against the ten man Kzakhs.,

1:14 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Scotland can't continue their defensive chaos without being punished, can they?

1:14 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Oh, I admire that little Dane. He stepped in for Modric without a pause. I wish him no luck when we play him, but otherwise, he's undeniably classy.

1:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Robertson shoots high and wide off a pass from Leigh Griffiths.

1:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. He's a great winger.

1:18 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

I'm glad the ref was close to that, because my heart nearly stopped when Griffiths went over inside the box. The replay showed that it would have been a soft penalty.

And after it, England has allowed the Scots a bit of an advantage in possession. They were rattled by the closeness of that.

1:19 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Needless from Dyer. He'll miss the France game and serve that ban, right?

1:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Armstrong shoots over with a long range effort on a Scots break. Dier is booked for a foul that he committed on the break when the ref played the advantage. He will be suspended for the World Cup Qualifier in Malta in September.

1:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He won't be suspended for France because that's a friendly. Southgate should be able to find a suitable replacement for that caliber opposition.

1:23 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Good sub this from Scotland. It's little irritant Davies coming on. He's lively but terribly irritating as well. Fouly little Jock he is.

1:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Southgate and Wee Gordon have something in common that most people would not notice.

1:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wee Ryan Fraser will cause the Three Lions problems if he comes on. He'splays with a similar style to that of Wee Gordon back in the day, but more of a winger.

1:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rash on for Ox and Wee Ryan on for Snoddy as both managers opt for more width,

1:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Superb reflex save by Craig Gordon from a close range header from Captain Kane. Delle Alli scuffs the rebound straight to Gordon.

1:28 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Good. Rashford has not propered today and it's not his fault that there was little service for him. Chamberlain on. Fraser on for Scotland not Davies. Fraser is similarly irritating.

Biggles with a header that Gordon instinctively beats away.

1:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Craig Gordon adjusts after misjudging a back pass from Celtic teammate, Kieran Tierney.

1:30 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

CHAMBERLAIN! 1-0

1:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! THE OX GIVES THE THREE LIONS THE LEAD WITH A CURLING SHOT

1:31 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

FINALLY! A bit of class from the Ox who dribbled by two defenders and buried a shot past possibly unsighted Gordon. Maybe that will open the floodgates.

1:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Ox doing the Gunners proud and wishing they would play Celtic every week after getting past Scott Brown , Tierney , then shooting between two defenders and past Craig Gordon with a great curling effort.

1:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A poor challenge by Scott Brown, who has already been booked as he tripped Delle Alli. The Italian ref is in a lenient mood and lets him get away with it.

1:35 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Naughty from Brown who really should face some discipline for that shot on Alli.

1:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Ryan Bertrand is headed well over by Dier.

1:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ten man Kazakhstan pull one back vs the Danes and now trail 1-2.

1:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Leigh Griffiths wide with a long range effort.

1:38 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Flippin' Lalala balloons his headed over when just meeting the ball would have resulted in a goal. I renew my disdain for whatever Southgate thinks he adds to the first eleven. I'm tired of this good engine making him first in contention.

1:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Danes restore their two goal advantage in Kazakhstan as they now lead 1-3

1:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice from Wee Gordon as Chris Martin , a striker, is on for Anya.

1:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Engine that could probably will not next summer in Russia.

1:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Delle Alli takes for ever to get off the pitch at Hampden as he's replaced by Sterling./

1:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Slovenia goes two up vs Malta.

1:44 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

It's Lalala that deserves the hook, but Alli who gets it in favor of Sterling. Alli grew into the game after a tepid 30 minutes and Lalala has been rubbish. Really uninspired game management from Southgate. What's next, Defoe?

1:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wee Ryan wins a free kick off a clumsy challenge by Cahill about 25 yards from goal.

1:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!WHAT A TIME FOR LEIGH GRIFFITHS TO SCORE HIS FIRST GOAL FOR SCOTLAND. A SUPERB CURLING FREE KICK THAT DECEIVED HART. NOW 1-1.

1:47 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Shit. That's undeserved from Scotland who though they've had chances have been really bad. England have no body to blame but themselves. They should still be three clear even with this goal from Griffith. What have they left in the tank to salvage this?

1:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mixed decision making from Soutgate. A great move to bring on the Ox, who gave the Three Lions the lead, but nullified by bringing off Delle Sandwich instead of Lallana.

1:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chris Martin wins a soft free kick from the same spot that the Jocks scored.

1:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL!!! RUDDY NORAH! GRIFFITHS DOES IT AGAIN WITH THE SAME FREE KICK FROM THE SAME SPOT , BUT IN THE OPPOSITE CORNER. THE JOCKS HAVE COME FROM BEHIND TO LEAD 2-1.

1:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

into stoppage time.

1:51 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Good lord. An exact copy puts Scotland ahead. Two clumsy fouls, two peaches of free kicks and Scotland are going to win this. Horrible from England.

1:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Ulstermen win 0-1 in Azebaijan thanks to a stoppage time goal from LUFC's Stuart Dallas. Bob will be pleased.

1:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Three Lions have a free kick just outside the Jocks box., Craig Gordon beats away a free kiick that was a real Dier.

1:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! WHAT A FINISH AS IT'S DESMOND AT HAMPDEN THANKS TO A GOAL FROM CAPTAIN KANE.

1:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dafoe on for Liverwurst.

1:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A dramatic finale is called to an end as it finishes Desmond at Hampden Park with three of the goals being scored in the final five minutes.

1:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great volley from Candy Kane off a long cross from Ryan Bertrand. AN instinctive finish from the Captain of the day.

1:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Slovenia defeated Malta 2-0
The Danes won 1-3 in the land of Borat and the Ulstermen won 0-1 in Azerbaijan thanks to a stoppage time goal from LUFC's Stuart Dallas.

1:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Next on FS 2 is Germany vs San Marino, which if nothing else is guaranteed to have goals.

1:59 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Ridiculous! Scotland throw it away in the dying seconds. Kane isn't picked up and scores to spare the English blemishes.

And to add insult to injury, the universal sign of mediocrity, Defoe gets another 60 seconds on the pitch, all the proof needed that England must do something to improve the chance-taking.

It's still a fairer result than if the jocks had stolen this one. They're terrible, and they don't belong in Russia. They managed 2 stupid human tricks from Griffiths, but very little else. England must create more, and take their chances more efficiently. Better opposition would have beaten us today. Time to do something productive today. Cheerio.

1:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, Gooner. Have a great day. Hope you will be around tomorrow evening for El Classico.

2:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for keeping the home fires burning this afternoon, chaps. I really enjoyed reading your comments. I hope to be around for the US v. Mexico proceedings tomorrow night.

4:09 PM  

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