Scotland vs. Lithuania [R]

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by markdickson, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. markdickson

    markdickson New Member

    May 7, 2001
    Dumfries, Scotland
    Berti Vogts has recalled Kenny Miller and Darren Fletcher to the Scotland squad for next week's Euro 2004 qualifier at Hampden against Lithuania. Scotland must win the match to have a chance of going into the play-offs, and will be backed by a sell-out crowd in the search for goals.

    Kenny Miller returned to action with Wolves last week after a lengthy lay-off and will give added punch to the Scotland attack, while Manchester United youngster Darren Fletcher could be in line for his second cap after making his debut in Norway.

    Neil Alexander (Cardiff City)
    Robert Douglas (Celtic)
    Derek Stillie (Dunfermline Athletic)
    Graham Alexander (Preston North End)
    Steven Caldwell (Newcastle United)
    Christian Dailly (West Ham United)
    Steven Pressley (Heart of Midlothian)
    Andy Webster (Heart of Midlothian)
    Lee Wilkie (Dundee)
    Colin Cameron (Wolverhampton W.)
    Paul Devlin (Watford)
    Barry Ferguson (Blackburn Rovers)
    Darren Fletcher (Manchester United)
    Kevin Harper (Portsmouth)
    Jackie McNamara (Celtic)
    Gary Naysmith (Everton)
    Gavin Rae (Dundee)
    Stephen Crawford (Dunfermline Athletic)
    Paul Dickov (Leicester City)
    Neil McCann (Southampton)
    James McFadden (Everton)
    Kenny Miller (Wolverhampton W.)

    BTW - Match is Scotland's first Hampden sell-out in 4 years!
  2. markdickson

    markdickson New Member

    May 7, 2001
    Dumfries, Scotland
    With Mo Ross suspended & Barry Ferguson at Blackburn, there are NO Rangers players in the squad!

    Is this the first time that this has ever happened?

    Also, no Thompson (injured), while Don Hutchison's career may be over.
  3. Scottish_Morton

    Jul 7, 2003
    Irvine, Scotland
    I got my tickets through the post this morning. Cannie wait!!!!! The atmosphere will be brilliant!

    We have enough quality there to see off Lithuania easily. McFadden is a certain starter after his start at Everton. With Fletcher, Naysmith and Dickov also in great form in the Premiership we should be good.
  4. Desigol

    Desigol New Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    County Tyrone, NI
  5. markdickson

    markdickson New Member

    May 7, 2001
    Dumfries, Scotland
    If I was Herr Vogts:





    IMO it will be difficult to leave out Wilkie & Rae with the form they are in but I think Scotland will win 3-0, while Germany & Iceland draw 0-0.

    Just have to hope for no injuries.

    BTW, Don Hutchison hasn't been dropped, he's got a knee injury.
  6. markdickson

    markdickson New Member

    May 7, 2001
    Dumfries, Scotland
    I mean McNamara
  7. markdickson

    markdickson New Member

    May 7, 2001
    Dumfries, Scotland
    D!ckov out, McCann & Devlin doubtful.

    Bradford's Andy Gray called-up

    so I'll go with:





    BTW, I think that Hutchison was dropped because he scored West Ham's winner at Derby on Saturday.
  8. Parkhead_Faithful

    Parkhead_Faithful New Member

    Dec 19, 2001

    I should hope so, vernear choked on my irn bru there ;)

    Id play Wilkie ahead of Dailly myself but apart from that youre selection is spot on, I have doubts about Kenny Miller's fitness though.
  9. manic jambo

    manic jambo New Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Hi guys, not posted here for a loooooooong time - computer problems!

    My team for Saturday would be

    MILLER - CRAWFORD (due to lack af available alternatives)

    With McCann out I would drop McFadden in to a deeper role to run at the Lithu's.

    Biggest concern is in attack with Miller still not 100% match fit,Crawford not playing that well and no-one else available (Bring in Hutchison or Maloney as back up..)
  10. markdickson

    markdickson New Member

    May 7, 2001
    Dumfries, Scotland
    I think Berti might be forced to as Dailly's wife is expecting their first baby - Berti made some wise crack about going down to help deliver the baby so he could play on Saturday :)

    I saw Lee Wilkie keep Mark de Vries in his back pocket in Saturday's game with Hearts & seems to be playing very well - Gavin Rae also.

    Only 11 out-field players actually trained yesterday with Ferguson, Pressley & Gray all suffering from viruses.
  11. markdickson

    markdickson New Member

    May 7, 2001
    Dumfries, Scotland
    Under 21s' result from last night

    Scotland U21 3-2 Lithuania U21
    0-1 M Stankevicius (5)
    0-2 A Kucys (pen 71)
    1-2 S Hammell (79)
    2-2 S Hughes (90)
    3-2 S Hughes (90+3)

    A superb come-from-behind win.

    Scots top group ahead of Germans but still go into a play-off with 9 other group winners and the 6 best runners up. (England are out :) )

    8 winners qualify for the tourney which takes place next year.
  12. markdickson

    markdickson New Member

    May 7, 2001
    Dumfries, Scotland
    Thank God!

    Scotland 1-0 Lithuania (D.Fletcher 70mins)

    Germany 3-0 Iceland

    We're in the play-offs! :)

    Ger 18
    Sco 14
    Ice 13
    Lit 10
    Far 1
  13. mcgready

    mcgready New Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Re: Thank God!

    Yeah, against the Netherlands. Where in the hell was the Latvia draw?
  14. magggggggggiebhoy

    magggggggggiebhoy New Member

    Sep 1, 2003
    haha the funny part is we got latvia in the practice draw they have before the real one.....but in true scottish style we go and get holland second time around :)

    its hard to believe this will be 2 major tournaments in a row without holland in them

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