Child's Play....

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

I am sure that most of you probably didn't get to see the Scotland game in Georgia, due to the fact you were probably still drowning your sorrows after England managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Thankfully, I missed the England debacle and made it home in time to see Scotland see off Georgia, to leave them needing just a point against Italy against Hampden. Or so I thought. Instead, I saw the Scots turn in an absolute abject performance to leave them with it all do in their final game.

The more concerning thing for the Scots is that they appeared to be beaten by a bunch of school kids. I think the guy who scored the first goal was 16 years old and the Georgian goalie was 17 years old or something. Now, I am no football genius, but if I was the Scotland manager I would have told my players to have as many shots as possible but the David Hasselhoff look-a-like had nothing to do for the whole 90 minutes, apart from stroke his bum-fluff.

The terrible state of the pitch probably didn't help, but Scotland looked clueless from start to finish. Perhaps they were confused by the fact that all the Georgian players had ridiculously high numbers on their shirts. The guy who scored the first goal had the number 99 on his back. To be fair, I think some of the Scotland team got so baffled by the numbers that they thought they were playing American football, as some of their overphysical play demonstrated.

I think David Weir probably just wondered what the hell was going on and was thinking that he was playing against some of his children or something, cos he must be at least 50 years of age by now.

Scotland have been immense so far through qualifying and credit to them for taking it to the last game. It would be a shame if they miss out on qualifying, due to the fact that they lost to a bunch of players whose balls haven't even dropped yet.

As for Georgia, well in about 12 years, perhaps they could become a world force in football. They obviously have terrific breeding at the moment knocking out all kinds of talent. Arsene Wenger will probably snaffle some of them and bundle them in a van and drive them down to the Emirates. But as a famous Scotsman once said..... "You never win anything with kids"


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