Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

November 5, 2003

Savage running out of time

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The News Review:

* Shortcuts | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
* BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Liverpool | Owen blow for Liverpool
* Lundekvam eyes net return
* Savage running out of time
* EURO 2004™ prize money on Kiev agenda
* Will Zidane stay on at Real Madrid?
* Smoke and fists at derby Antep teaches Ankara soccer lesson
* A big song and dance over nothing
* Resurgent Ruud challenges Advocaat
* Lambert to miss Dutch test
* Bench-warmer Rooney
* NEMSADZE IS SWISS BOUND
* Hay keen to keep Kerr at Almondvale
* Robson warns Magpies: ‘Don’t blow it’
* ScottishFitba – the definitive Scotland website. Independent news and…
* China to join Asian family
* Blatter worried about FA’s authority
* ScottishFitba – the definitive Scotland website. Independent news and…
* Harper ready for Rams

Shortcuts | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
Guardian Unlimited – Nov 4, 2003
First, from the early 1990s, we started hearing (mostly from footie folk) about the 101% effort of big-hearted players. This is still current, as in the comment by George Cohen, a 1966 World Cup winner, on the threat by England footballers to go on strike before their vital Euro 2004 game with Turkey. “I’m sure the vast majority of fans are appalled by this. There must be 11 players in the country who would love to play for their country and would give 101%, and maybe Eriksson should call on them. ” This number nonsense at least makes poetic sense: 101% is everything and then just a tiny bit more. But soon the usual sporting proportion became 110%… “He was magnificent. His skill on the ball and his 150% commitment were there for all to see. ” Now even this might not be enough. Last week, the Manchester United goalkeeper Fabien Barthez was expressing his fulsome regard for Alex Ferguson, the manager who had dropped him from the team. “I know and I respect his decisions 200%,” declared the player. Protesting too much? Transfer the improbable fraction to politics and belief totters. Last month the US deputy secretary of state, Richard Armitage, announced that the Pakistani military were “200% behind President Mussharraf” in his campaign against terrorism.

BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Liverpool | Owen blow for Liverpool
BBC News – Nov 4, 2003
“If he plays on Thursday he may well not make it for the Sunday game against Manchester United. But I doubt he will make it for England. ”

Owen suffered a shin injury in the loss to Arsenal and consequently missed England’s crucial Euro 2004 qualifier in Turkey on 11 October. He returned to score during an hour’s outing in the win over Leeds on 25 October when he seems to have picked up his ankle problem. He missed the Carling Cup match at Blackburn before playing for almost 80 minutes against Fulham last Sunday. However, as Houllier uses Owen on an intermittent basis, the forward is unlikely to figure for England against Denmark as he aims to regain full fitness. “This is a different injury to the one he had against Arsenal,” said Houllier.

Lundekvam eyes net return
Telegraph.co.uk – Nov 4, 2003
Norway presented Lundekvam with a special plaque for his goalscoring exploits. Well, exploit actually. On October 16 last year in the sixth minute of Norway’s Euro 2004 qualifying tie against Bosnia Herzegovina Lundekvam scored his country’s 1,000th goal. An eye-witness in the 24,169 crowd said the goal was hardly a classic with Lundekvam bundling the ball over the line with his chest as Norway won 2-0. “It was memorable because it was a landmark for my country,” he said. “The goal came from a corner and it went in off my stomach. But a goal is a goal and I was even awarded a trophy for it… “The goal came from a corner and it went in off my stomach. But a goal is a goal and I was even awarded a trophy for it. “Lundekvam is not likely to need a new cabinet to accommodate more goalscoring silverware. While he grins and bears it, Lundekvam is tiring of the no-goal tag he has at Southampton where his team-mares rib him mercilessly about his record. “I have taken a lot of stick about it but it is not my job or what I am paid to do,” said Lundekvam. Twice this season he has come close to the historic moment Southampton is waiting for. When compatriot Jo Tessem scored against Sunderland the ball was over the line when Lundekvam slid in to make contact, offering only a half-hearted attempt to raise an arm in glory.

Savage running out of time
BBC News – Nov 4, 2003
It’s a concern because it is now five weeks since it happened and he has broke down twice with it. “It’s strange because he’s had scans and x-rays and tests and there isn’t anything there that requires an operation. “There has not even been a thought of going down that road. ”

As regards his chances with Wales, Bruce said: “He has got to be assessed by their doctors but the most important thing is that he gets himself fit. That’s the vital thing.

EURO 2004™ prize money on Kiev agenda
uefa.comUEFA.com – Nov 3, 2003
Penultimate meetingUEFA’s supreme executive body will gather in the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday for two days of talks on major European football issues, in its penultimate meeting of the year. The deliberations will be chaired by UEFA President Lennart Johansson. Prize moneyThe committee will discuss the allocation of prize money to the 16 teams which will contest next summer’s eagerly-awaited UEFA European Championship in Portugal. Johansson praiseIn addition, the state of preparations for the final round will be on the agenda… Johansson praiseIn addition, the state of preparations for the final round will be on the agenda. Mr Johansson recently praised the work of the local tournament organisers in Portugal, who have worked in close conjunction with UEFA to ensure that each of the ten stadiums to be used in the tournament should be officially ready to stage matches by November this year. Joining forces”This [tournament] is not only as well prepared as the others, it’s even better because we decided at an early stage that we should join forces – UEFA and the local organisers in Portugal,” the UEFA President told uefa. “We are being helped by a very positive attitude from the government in Portugal, and first of all the people. They are very enthusiastic and I am looking forward to a marvellous tournament. “Jubilee plansNext year will also see UEFA celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the meeting in Kiev will hear about the latest plans for the European body’s jubilee year.

Will Zidane stay on at Real Madrid?
Independent Online – Nov 4, 2003
“I put forward 2005 because it’s the end of my contract with Real. But that’s simply a landmark and nothing has been definitely decided,” he told Onze magazine. “It all depends on how I feel at the time and also my physical state. ” He will be 33 in June 2005 and said in July he planned to retire then… Zidane – a World Cup winner in 1998 – seems certain to retire from international soccer after Euro 2004 when France defend their European title. “I don’t know whether, in three seasons, I will be playing as well as I have done until now. “I don’t want to play for a year after the European championship, play during the start of the World Cup qualifiers and then retire. “When you start an adventure, you should finish it.

Smoke and fists at derby Antep teaches Ankara soccer lesson
Turkish Daily News – Turkish Daily News (subscription) – Nov 3, 2003
" There have also been allegations from the Galatasaray camp that the man was drunk, allegations firmly denied by Besiktas manager Sinan Engin who said he knew the steward personally and that he would not have done such a thing without serious provocation. Besiktas soccer director Yildirim Demiroren accused the Galatasaray players of deliberately setting out to cause trouble as they left the field. According to Demiroren’s version, a number of them, not just Ayhan, were swearing at opponents and officials in the tunnel. Demiroren admitted that his own players answered in kind and described their behavior as "undefitting Besiktas. "

Just about everybody in the Besiktas camp who has spoken about what took place claims that Galatasaray captain Bulent Korkmaz tried to start a fight in the home locker room. It has been alleged that he entered the room shouting, "Here I am. Come on, then!" Bulent, described afterwards by Sinan Erdem as a "bullyboy," admits that he did go into the locker room but insists that he was trying to settle a score with Besiktas player Daniel Pancu who "said something" to him in the tunnel and was not attempting to provoke trouble on a wider scale… What happened at the Inonu Stadium was a great deal more serious and, in the case of the smoke bombs, potentially disastrous. Let us see what the Professional Football Discipline Committee will do about it. Starkovs
Later this month Turkey faces Latvia in a two-leg Euro 2004 qualifying playoff tie. In one of the few gestures of friendship to be noted on Friday, Turkey’s coach Senol Gunes watched the derby from the VIP box with his Latvian counterpart Aleksanders Starkovs sitting next to him. Starkovs must have gone back home to Riga with a wonderful impression of Turkish behavior!
Bursa
The trouble was not confined to Istanbul. In Bursa brothers Fatih and Ertan Ozbek went out to watch the derby on television in a cafe. As they were returning home wearing their Galatasaray scarves, they were set on by a gang of Besiktas hooligans, some of them armed with long doner knives.

A big song and dance over nothing
Edinburgh Evening News – Nov 5, 2003
At a time where controversy over the war on Iraq and its aftermath continues to rage, it is perhaps surprising to see that the list of current motions at the Scottish Parliament includes one from Conservative enterprise spokesman Murdo Fraser, congratulating Rangers on its “record-breaking achievement” in winning 50 league titles since the club was formed. The motion reads: “That the parliament congratulates Rangers Football Club on its remarkable and unprecedented achievement in winning 50 league titles since the club’s formation, the first football club in the world to achieve this total, and wishes Rangers every success in the forthcoming league season at home and in Europe. ” Also in the list is a motion from Labour Midlothian MSP Rhona Brankin about the Scottish national team, which requests: “That the parliament congratulates the Scottish football team on reaching the play-off stages of the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament; notes the magnificent contribution made by Midlothian’s own Darren Fletcher to the team’s success, and wishes the entire squad the best of luck for the play-off against the Netherlands. ” Great news for the teams and their fans, yes, but surely not a matter which needs to be registered as official parliamentary business? Admittedly, unlike Sheridan, neither Fraser nor Brankin have actually asked for their motions to be debated, they merely wanted to pay tribute to the footballing achievement by recording it in the parliament’s business bulletin. And, to be fair to MSPs, there are dozens of current motions about the issues of the day in the bulletin, including Iraq, along with asylum seekers, the Holyrood Inquiry, the MMR jab and the Scottish fishing industry crisis. But, here and there, some subjects which sound more than a little inappropriate for a national parliament to be recording or debating appear. They include one congratulating Brownings the Bakers of Kilmarnock on being named British Baker of the Year, and another in praise of the people of Alness for being awarded a silver medal in the Europe in Bloom 2003 competition, the kind of motions generally raised in council chambers rather than by national politicians… The motion reads: “That the parliament congratulates Rangers Football Club on its remarkable and unprecedented achievement in winning 50 league titles since the club’s formation, the first football club in the world to achieve this total, and wishes Rangers every success in the forthcoming league season at home and in Europe. ” Also in the list is a motion from Labour Midlothian MSP Rhona Brankin about the Scottish national team, which requests: “That the parliament congratulates the Scottish football team on reaching the play-off stages of the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament; notes the magnificent contribution made by Midlothian’s own Darren Fletcher to the team’s success, and wishes the entire squad the best of luck for the play-off against the Netherlands. ” Great news for the teams and their fans, yes, but surely not a matter which needs to be registered as official parliamentary business? Admittedly, unlike Sheridan, neither Fraser nor Brankin have actually asked for their motions to be debated, they merely wanted to pay tribute to the footballing achievement by recording it in the parliament’s business bulletin. And, to be fair to MSPs, there are dozens of current motions about the issues of the day in the bulletin, including Iraq, along with asylum seekers, the Holyrood Inquiry, the MMR jab and the Scottish fishing industry crisis. But, here and there, some subjects which sound more than a little inappropriate for a national parliament to be recording or debating appear. They include one congratulating Brownings the Bakers of Kilmarnock on being named British Baker of the Year, and another in praise of the people of Alness for being awarded a silver medal in the Europe in Bloom 2003 competition, the kind of motions generally raised in council chambers rather than by national politicians. More bizarre-sounding but probably worthy motions include one entitled “Saving Scotland’s Ink Recycling Industry”, and another recognising work encouraging Scots to swim.

Resurgent Ruud challenges Advocaat
go.com – Nov 4, 2003
4, 2003Resurgent Ruud challenges AdvocaatRuud van Nistelrooy is not convinced his two-goal performance in Manchester United’s Champions League defeat of Rangers will be enough to win over Holland boss Dick Advocaat. The former Ibrox manager was at Old Trafford to watch van Nistelrooy rediscover his scoring touch with a close-range double in the 3-0 win which leaves United on nine points alongside Stuttgart at the top of Group E. But Advocaat has publicly baacked Patrick Kluivert as his number one striker ahead of the Euro 2004 play-off with Scotland after recently dropping van Nistelrooy, and the United star is not counting his chickens. He said: ‘He knows what I can do, it’s up to him now. We will have to see. ‘Van Nistelrooy’s strikes came after Diego Forlan had volleyed his fourth goal in four games, and the Dutchman was quick to praise his partner, saying: ‘He’s done brilliantly for us. ‘Manager Sir Alex Ferguson preferred to heap praise on skipper Roy Keane, though he did acknowledge that the absence of the likes of Ronald De Boer and Christian Nerlinger had weakened Alex McLeish’s side.

Lambert to miss Dutch test
BBC News – Nov 5, 2003
Lambert has been sidelined with an ankle injury he sustained during Scotland’s 2-1 defeat against Germany in September. The Celtic captain believes he will be out of action for at least another two weeks. Should Scotland lose the two-legged encounter with the Dutch, the first leg is at Hampden Park on 15 November, then Lambert’s international career could be at an end. The influential midfielder has insisted that he will retire from international football at the end of the current campaign… The influential midfielder has insisted that he will retire from international football at the end of the current campaign. “That’s eight weeks now and it’s been unbelievably frustrating,” Lambert told the Sun. “There’s not a thing you can do other than persevere every day. “You have your good days and your bad days and on the bad ones I tend to take my frustrations out on Roddy MacDonald the physio. “That’s not fair on him but I just want to be back so much.

Bench-warmer Rooney
go.com – Nov 4, 2003
Everything he does meets someone’s definition of news. Roman Abramovich, fresh from topping the Sunday Times ‘rich list’, is reportedly willing to part with up to ?35 million of his ?564 million earnings to tempt Rooney south. His display on Saturday (at Goodison Park, not Aintree) did not damage Chelsea’s championship challenge but, Sven Goran Eriksson’s supposed arrival apart, few rumours are as persistent. Because Rooney is the most talked about English player of his generation. In part this is because, James Milner apart, there are very few others. Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Steven Gerrard and even Joe Cole belong to an earlier era. He is also Everton’s icon, replacing the lesser-spotted Duncan Ferguson as the crowd’s idol… Now they have the genuine article. But England’s youngest ever player is more assured of a place with his country than his club. Emile Heskey’s return to goalscoring seems rather belated; barring injuries, Michael Owen and Rooney are Eriksson’s first-choice forwards in Euro 2004, Heskey joining perennial substitute Darius Vassell on the bench. And Rooney has more England than Everton goals this season, two to one. His club career is more notable for bench-warming and card collecting. His strike against Charlton in August gives him a grand total of seven Premiership goals. More famously, he has also accumulated 11 bookings and one red card.

NEMSADZE IS SWISS BOUND
Evening Telegraph – Nov 3, 2003
The Georgian international, who has not played since the win over Partick in the middle of last month, has made two visits to a specialist in this country in the last week or so and been told the injury does not require surgery. He, though, wants a second opinion, and will this week head to Switzerland to consult the orthopaedic surgeon who operated on him two years ago when he was hit by a serious cartilage problem. ?Georgi is still feeling something, so he is going to go over to Switzerland to see his own specialist and we will take things from there,? confirmed boss Jim Duffy today. Whether or not his trip leads to more surgery, it looks like the mercurial playmaker is going to remain on the injured list for at least the next month. Joining him on it at the weekend was Scotland defender Lee Wilkie who broke his nose in the Dens Park draw against Hibs… ?Brent could be back with us by Thursday, but he has been out for a good while now and will need a week to 10 days solid work before he is ready to play again. Before the end of the week we will also have a look at Gavin, but there is no way he will be ready for Saturday,? added Jim. That makes Rae doubtful for Scotland?s Euro 2004 play-off against Holland.

Hay keen to keep Kerr at Almondvale
Edinburgh Evening News – Nov 5, 2003
He continued: “It took Brian a little while to reach the form he’s in just now but that’s because he wasn’t used to playing at first-team level on a regular basis. “He had the odd game in the Premiership and even in Europe but he wasn’t having to perform at the highest level week in, week out. “I’m not trying to compare our league with Europe or the Premiership but there is a real difference between reserve football and competitive football wherever that may be. It took him a while to adapt to the pace of the game here but I think over the last two or three matches we’ve begun to see his ability. ” Kerr insists he remains in the dark over what will happen in the New Year. Understandably, the lure of returning to Newcastle to play in the Premiership would be his preferred option, but if he is not to be a part of Robson’s plans he would be more than happy to remain in West Lothian. He said: “Everything is in Newcastle’s hands… You always want to play at the highest level so if they want me to go back as a first-team player then I’ll be more than happy to do that. However, they may decide they want to extend the loan deal and I’d be delighted with that as well because I’m relishing the chance to play games regularly. ” Kerr is likely to be in action for Scotland in the forthcoming Euro 2004 qualifiers. However, it remains to be seen if he will be included in Berti Vogts’ squad to face Holland or if he will retain a place in Rainer Bonhof’s Under-21 pool, who take on Croatia. Either way, he considers it an honour to be selected by his country and now that he’s playing regularly he feels better equipped to handle the international scene. He added: “The Scotland games are definitely something to look forward to. I’m not sure whether I’ll be in the under-21s or maybe even the full squad but either way we’re facing some massive games and to be a part of that would be brilliant.

Robson warns Magpies: ‘Don’t blow it’
go.com – Nov 5, 2003
However, Newcastle matched their seven points in the second phase and, havinglost just one of their last seven matches in all competitions, they too willfancy their chances even without five front line troops. Lee Bowyer is suspended while Kieron Dyer, Craig Bellamy, Jonathan Woodgateand Andy Griffin are all on the injured list, although #8. 5million midfielderHugo Viana, who was at the centre of claims that he is ready to quit Tyneside torevive his international career with next summer’s Euro 2004 hosts Portugal, hasshaken off a foot injury to return to the squad. ‘He’s unhappy, of course, because he wants to play and naturally, he’sconcerned about his international appearances in the summer,’ said Robson. ‘I’ve told him `Hey, you’re here for five years. In fact son, I won’t be herefor 10 years, but I hope you are’. ‘We’ve talked to the kid about it and he has to soldier on.

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Scottish Fitba – Nov 4, 2003
He also did OK against Blackburn in the Carling Cup. “I will see how things go in training this week before I decide who plays on Thursday. Djimi is always linked with a move but he is not going anywhere. All that is just agent talk. “Djimi just needs to be more consistent. The thing you must remember with John is he is playing two play-off games for Euro 2004 with Norway in the next few weeks. Anyway I don’t see what’s wrong with changing the players now and again… All that is just agent talk. “Djimi just needs to be more consistent. The thing you must remember with John is he is playing two play-off games for Euro 2004 with Norway in the next few weeks. Anyway I don’t see what’s wrong with changing the players now and again. Manchester United do it practically every week so it’s not an issue.

China to join Asian family
Calcutta Telegraph – Nov 5, 2003
1, played the Masters and Davis Cup finals ?this has been a great time for him to do the consistent hard work on and off the court ? he hasn?t had the time to do that for two-and-a-half years. ?He finished two years at the top at a very young age and it has taken a lot out of him. ?

Zidane uncertain of retirement

Paris: France midfielder Zinedine Zidane says it is not certain he will retire when his Real Madrid contract ends in 2005. ?I put forward 2005 because it?s the end of my contract with Real. But that?s simply a landmark and nothing has been definitely decided,? he told Onze magazine. ?It all depends on how I feel at the time and also my physical state. ? He will be 33 in June 2005… ?It all depends on how I feel at the time and also my physical state. ? He will be 33 in June 2005. ?I have spoken about stopping after Euro 2004 because at the World Cup in Germany in 2006 I will be 34. I don't know whether, in three seasons, I will be playing as well as I have done until now. ?I don?t want to play for a year after the European championship, play during the start of the World Cup qualifiers and then retire. ?

Marathon ranking

New York: A ranking system to discover the world?s No. 1 marathon runner was unveiled on Monday with organisers offering a $1 million top prize.

Blatter worried about FA’s authority
go.com – Nov 5, 2003
‘The authority of the FA appears to be open to discussion inEngland these days,’ Blatter wrote in a column in the Britishnewspaper Financial Times. ‘Its decisions are suddenly being questioned by the verypeople – players and managers – who are bound most explicitlyby its rulings and regulations,’ he said. Blatter referred specifically to Manchester United defenderRio Ferdinand’s missing a drugs test and the protest by hisEngland team mates over the player’s omission from their Euro2004 qualifier against Turkey last month which he termed’completely unacceptable’. The FA has charged Ferdinand with ‘the failure or refusal’to take the drugs test on September 23 and Blatter said theconsequences could be serious if the player is found guilty. But Blatter cast a doubt over whether Ferdinand and Unitedwould abide by the FA’s final decision and pointed to ‘anunnerving trend towards questioning the FA’s authority’. ‘There seems to be a trend – a totally unacceptable one atthat – for players not only to comment about the FA’s rulings,but directly to contradict them, and to threaten action if theydeem it necessary,’ Blatter said. He also pointed to other acts of indiscipline on and off thefield that have blighted the English premier league this seasonincluding violent behaviour by Arsenal players in their matchagainst United at Old Trafford… The FA has charged Ferdinand with ‘the failure or refusal’to take the drugs test on September 23 and Blatter said theconsequences could be serious if the player is found guilty. But Blatter cast a doubt over whether Ferdinand and Unitedwould abide by the FA’s final decision and pointed to ‘anunnerving trend towards questioning the FA’s authority’. ‘There seems to be a trend – a totally unacceptable one atthat – for players not only to comment about the FA’s rulings,but directly to contradict them, and to threaten action if theydeem it necessary,’ Blatter said. He also pointed to other acts of indiscipline on and off thefield that have blighted the English premier league this seasonincluding violent behaviour by Arsenal players in their matchagainst United at Old Trafford. Blatter said FA chief executive Mark Palios needed to takefirm action to secure the authority of the game’s governing bodyin England. ‘If he doesn’t show a determined hand, if he doesn’t seek tostreamline the FA’s operations and to clarify some ambiguousrules and, most of all, if he doesn’t get the support hedeserves from all quarters, then English football will be leftfacing an institutional problem. ‘Your views on this story?.

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Scottish Fitba – Nov 4, 2003
Birmingham City

Sav’s Injury Setback

Story by Brian Cartlidge
4 November 2003

Robbie Savage has suffered a setback in his bid to shake off an Achilles injury and now faces a race against time to be fit for the game with Wolves on Saturday. The Wales midfielder looked likely to return to the Blues squad for the televised clash with Charlton on Monday night having missed three of Blues last four games with the injury but despite training up until Sunday with no reaction he awoke on the morning of the game feeling sore and was not included in manager Steve Bruces squad for the game with the Addicks at St. Savage now faces a race against time to be fit for Blues next Premiership clash against Wolves on Saturday lunchtime (live on Sky Premiership Plus Channel). Wales boss Mark Hughes will also be sweating on whether Savage will be fit in time for his countries two-legged Euro 2004 play-off qualifier against Russia in Moscow on 15th November and Cardiff on 19th November… Savage now faces a race against time to be fit for Blues next Premiership clash against Wolves on Saturday lunchtime (live on Sky Premiership Plus Channel). Wales boss Mark Hughes will also be sweating on whether Savage will be fit in time for his countries two-legged Euro 2004 play-off qualifier against Russia in Moscow on 15th November and Cardiff on 19th November. birminghamcity-mad.

Harper ready for Rams
edp24.co.uk – Nov 4, 2003
The fans are excellent and I really enjoyed my time there but now I’m playing for Norwich and that’s first and foremost in my mind. “Harper is hoping the hamstring problems that forced him out of the games against Reading and Wigan are now well behind him – but there’s every chance he could miss the home clash with Watford on November 15. Scotland are playing the first leg of their Euro 2004 play-off against Holland on that date and as a member of the last two squads the on-loan winger is very much hoping to be involved again. “I’m not thinking about that yet,” he insisted. “At the end of the day I’ve got to concentrate on my football here. But if I’m in the team and playing well then hopefully I’ll be in the Scotland squad for the two games. We’ll just have to wait and see on that one… “Harper is hoping the hamstring problems that forced him out of the games against Reading and Wigan are now well behind him – but there’s every chance he could miss the home clash with Watford on November 15. Scotland are playing the first leg of their Euro 2004 play-off against Holland on that date and as a member of the last two squads the on-loan winger is very much hoping to be involved again. “I’m not thinking about that yet,” he insisted. “At the end of the day I’ve got to concentrate on my football here. But if I’m in the team and playing well then hopefully I’ll be in the Scotland squad for the two games. We’ll just have to wait and see on that one.

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