England’s World Cup Run: A Wake Up Call To Scotland?

Written by on July 11, 2018

Let us first of all say at least ‘ they ‘ [ England ] were there!

We can only hope that England’s run to the World Cup 2018 semi final will act as a wake up call to the SFA and those representing the Scotland National Football Team.

A Scot called Alan Russell was the England striking coach in Russia by the way so maybe the first thing the SFA should do is give him a call, although it is unlikely they could match any offer on the table by the Three Lions.

The England team that got to within 90 minutes of a World Cup final is not the greatest England team ever but again, they qualified, and we have now been 20 years without qualification to ANY major football tournament at international level and it will be 24 years, as far as World Cup’s go, by the time the next major FIFA tournament rolls around.

Time to get your act together Scotland because we can’t continue to part support England/part support the opposition, depending on your personal stance, north of the border because it actually makes us look like a non-football country.

Don’t breathe a sigh of relief our rivals are out at the final hurdle let’s act to make our football at international level better.

Most supporters north of the border want to see Scotland at major tournaments again on a regular basis and there is no reason why we shouldn’t dream.

Football in these islands largely has its origins in Scotland yet we are now behind the likes of Panama, Iceland and indeed Croatia [ a nation of 1 million less than Scotland ] when it comes to World Cup appearances in the modern age.

Time to sort it out because our dire run in qualification is in stark contrast to an England set-up who make the best of what they have.

Why can’t we do the same?

 

Alex Horsburgh

 


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