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Title: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on February 15, 2012, 04:32:59 pm
SFA just confirmed friendly in US. Doubt I will be able to afford this one.

Dear SSC Members,

At last, we are delighted to announce an away match against the USAat the end of the season on 26 May 2012.

The match will take place at the home of the NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Florida.

Craig Levein said: “Following the match against Slovenia in February, this will provide another opportunity to get the group together ahead of the World Cup 2014 Qualifiers in September. We will have an extended period together in May, with a training camp in the USA prior to the match on the 26th, which is very important as we prepare for the qualifiers. We’re all looking forward to this match, which gives us a chance to test ourselves against a nation that is emerging as one of the top sides in world football.”

The teams last met on U.S. soil ahead of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, drawing 0-0 on May 30, 1998, in Washington, D.C.

Full details are below…

International Challenge Match
USA v Scotland
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Saturday 26 May 2012
Kick off 8:00pm ET

Although this is a large stadium, we’ve been asked by the US Soccer Federation to give them an idea of how many of you want to travel to this match.

So, we’ll be in touch over the next couple of days with a poll asking if you’re intending to go to the States.

Many Thanks

Scotland Supporters Club
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Madbadteacher on February 15, 2012, 05:29:41 pm
Florida in June?
 ::)
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Mentorred on February 15, 2012, 05:41:36 pm
1 Month too late, I will be there in April.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: dave_min on February 15, 2012, 08:28:16 pm
Florida in June?
 ::)

Pretty sure the 26th May isn't in June.

I'm 50/50 about going. If I do i'll prob go to the States for a few weeks, but I doubt I can be arsed.

I'll probably buy a ticket regardless though  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Madbadteacher on February 15, 2012, 10:36:49 pm
Sorry, someone said June and I didna read properly.

Of course May will be much less warm, humid and inhospitable  ;)
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: BigAl on February 15, 2012, 10:43:39 pm
Sorry, someone said June and I didna read properly.

Of course May will be much less warm, humid and inhospitable  ;)

Anywhere near your pad MBT ?
Got any spare rooms that we could crash in
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Madbadteacher on February 15, 2012, 11:01:50 pm
Only aboot 1000 miles or so
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: dave_min on February 15, 2012, 11:37:02 pm
Just to update y'all.

I can't make it.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Tyrant on February 16, 2012, 08:43:28 am
I would have went if the game fell in one of the 3 weeks that I'll be there this year. But it doesn't so sack the fucking board.

Although the game against the USA at Hampden a few years back made me want to kill myself right enough.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on February 16, 2012, 09:26:09 am
Looking at prices I doubt I will be attending this. Looking at about £600 for flight and accomodation just for a 3 night trip.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Kowalski on February 16, 2012, 11:19:59 am
(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/592/607/alltel2_display_image.jpg?1293397371)
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Stewart on February 17, 2012, 07:31:27 pm
Just to update y'all.

I can't make it.

Part timer.

I can't afford it, so I'm out.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: dave_min on February 17, 2012, 08:06:34 pm
Part timer.

I can't afford it, so I'm out.

Aye - I mind you saying that in Cyprus.... (or was it Sweden?)

The earliest I can get to Jacksonville is 6pm the day of the game.

Can't be arsed going that far to (maybe) miss the game.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Harcus on February 22, 2012, 02:06:50 pm
I don't think this will be much consolation to those not going to USA-Scotland.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: fatjim on February 22, 2012, 02:41:20 pm
I don't think this will be much consolation to those not going to USA-Scotland.

 ;D
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Mentorred on February 22, 2012, 03:03:27 pm
I will just watch it free on Fox Soccer channel or ESPN
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: glasgow sheep on May 15, 2012, 04:24:56 pm
Quote
Scotland squad

Goalkeepers : Matt Gilks (Blackpool), Craig Gordon (Sunderland), Allan McGregor (Rangers)

Defenders : Phil Bardsley (Sunderland), Steven Whittaker (Rangers), Christophe Berra (Wolves), Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic), Russell Martin (Norwich City), Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic), Lee Wallace (Rangers), Andy Webster (Hearts)

Midfielders : Barry Bannan (Aston Villa), Scott Brown (Celtic), Craig Bryson (Derby County), Don Cowie (Cardiff City), James McArthur (Wigan Athletic), Matt Phillips (Blackpool), Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic)

Forwards : David Goodwillie (Blackburn Rovers), Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton), Kenny Miller (Cardiff City), Johnny Russell (Dundee United).
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: caledonia on May 15, 2012, 08:21:38 pm
Only aboot 1000 miles or so

Your a teacher so that should be about 600 miles then.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Madbadteacher on May 15, 2012, 08:23:00 pm
"You're"

 :hammer:
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 15, 2012, 09:52:11 pm
Pretty decent squad. Only glaring omission is McCormack. Assume he has joined Boyd McFadden and Fletcher on the naughty list until Avril is replaced in November.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 27, 2012, 12:28:12 am
Anyone else staying up to watch this?
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: tlg1903 on May 27, 2012, 01:08:31 am
I am, pat nevin summarizing too  :thumbsup:

Never knew klinsmann managed the yanks!
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 27, 2012, 01:15:45 am
Wish they get on with this.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: tlg1903 on May 27, 2012, 01:19:03 am
Wish they get on with this.
This

fuck me that lassie singing for the yanks could screech
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Nellie The Don on May 27, 2012, 01:19:22 am
(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/592/607/alltel2_display_image.jpg?1293397371)

Crap turn out.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 27, 2012, 01:20:31 am
Awful good of them to invite a pished bird from the crowd to sing the US anthem.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: tlg1903 on May 27, 2012, 01:21:50 am
the yanks are all dressed as wally!!!!!
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: tlg1903 on May 27, 2012, 01:25:12 am
fucks sake
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 27, 2012, 01:25:33 am
Oh for fucks sake.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: tlg1903 on May 27, 2012, 01:32:55 am
jesus

Some ping
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 27, 2012, 01:34:42 am
This looks like we are going to take a right doing. Players do not look like they know what they are supposed to be doing. Another tactical success from Harry Potter.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: tlg1903 on May 27, 2012, 01:36:21 am
i'll take that
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Madbadteacher on May 27, 2012, 01:37:07 am
Levien must go

We are inept in all areas of the game compared to the US?

Fucking shite!
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Madbadteacher on May 27, 2012, 01:37:59 am
Christ one lucky goal and leveeeen will want rangers in the spl now
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 27, 2012, 01:39:18 am
Lucky goal but will take it.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 27, 2012, 01:52:48 am
Not looked like scoring yet but at least they are not over running us as much.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 27, 2012, 02:11:07 am
Surely we have a better option than Miller.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 27, 2012, 02:24:34 am
No changes at half time?
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 27, 2012, 02:30:22 am
Why was that change not made at half time.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: tlg1903 on May 27, 2012, 02:41:10 am
Mulgrew is a fucking liability, his positioning has been shit for all 3 goals and all the chances they have had.  Its like watching Ritchie Byrne all over again
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 27, 2012, 02:52:29 am
Anytime that cunt Levien wants to fuck off he is free to do so.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 27, 2012, 03:03:21 am
10 minutes from the end and the cunt swaps a defender for a defender. What was the point of taking Jonny Russell all the way over there the week before major U21 game then not playing him?
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: One Bobby Clark on May 27, 2012, 03:11:37 am
oh fucking dear   (and not to the TA tune either)

that was awful.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Edinburghdon on May 27, 2012, 03:17:11 am
Oh dear oh dear, didn't see the match but I presume it was another free flowing attacking tactical masterclass from Levien then?

I hope you managed to resist the urge to throw something through your tv as soon as he came on jute!
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 27, 2012, 03:20:30 am
Oh dear oh dear, didn't see the match but I presume it was another free flowing attacking tactical masterclass from Levien then?

I hope you managed to resist the urge to throw something through your tv as soon as he came on jute!

Wife does not allow me anything that could damage within reach when watching Scotland.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: stubo72 on May 27, 2012, 03:29:11 am
How the sufferin' fuck did Mulgrew last 70 minutes?!?!?!?

It was clear after 5 minutes he was having a howler. Although he wasnae exactly alone on that count, right enough.

Levein is beginning to annoy me now. He doesnae seem to have any more of a clue than Bertie did...

USA look a good side, but Lichtenstein would have looked good against us the night, I reckon.

Fuckin' hell. Club and country both pish. Football is losing it's appeal!

 :'(
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on May 27, 2012, 07:53:17 am
Anytime that cunt Levien wants to fuck off he is free to do so.

This.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: manc_don on May 27, 2012, 12:00:49 pm
Im surprised anyone bothered with it. Scottish football is shite and the US are a very good side. was never going to be pretty with that cunt in charge.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: tlg1903 on May 27, 2012, 01:27:13 pm
America were excellent last night it has to be said, the energy of their players was phenomenal
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Madbadteacher on May 27, 2012, 02:28:42 pm
Jacksonville in late May, it was probably still in the 30s. Still doesn't excuse so called "professionals" nae being fit, or just being shite! :hammer:

Was only just below that here and I'm damn glad I didna waste $500 going to the "game" now.

Leveeeen  >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :wave:
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Mentorred on May 27, 2012, 04:28:59 pm
The USA did look good, they have been slowly improving under Jurgen.
I did not expect 5-1 though.
Over the last 8 years I have seen US football grow and grow as Scottish football seems to have gone stale.
Note to the big wigs, a more competitive league without Rangers and clubs having to play Scottish players will help the national team in the long run.
 Levein must go now before World Cup qualifying starts or once again we will be sitting at home watching yet another World Cup without Scotland.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Madbadteacher on May 27, 2012, 04:37:04 pm
MLS is not a good league.

Apart from the occasional Beckhams and Henrys the average standard is no better than mid-SPL, I've been watching it regularly for a couple of years now.

Where the USA benefit Internationally is that they do actually have world-class players in big leagues, and a selection that isn't based on wages/transferfees/where the player actually plays. And they do a really good job of looking after the young up-coming players. No Bentlys or night-clubs, just a professional contract at a "fair" level and learn how to play pro-football. Just like us huh?

Now, dinna get me wrong I like MLS, the wage cap thing and draft keeps things far more level than the SPOFL, but sometimes the football played is pretty poor.

And the commentary?  :hammer:
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: maverick sheep on May 27, 2012, 06:02:38 pm
who does levein have photos of, and of what sordid sexual misadventure?
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: fatjim on May 27, 2012, 10:34:25 pm
who does levein have photos of, and of what sordid sexual misadventure?

Your mum?
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: dave_min on May 27, 2012, 11:02:52 pm
Cunt been sacked yet?
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 28, 2012, 09:18:50 am
Cunt been sacked yet?

No he has not. In fact press seem to be solidly behind him accepting every excuse he comes out with. Would love to know what he has on them.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Tyrant on May 28, 2012, 09:45:55 am
Levein is going fucking nowhere any time soon.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Jute on May 28, 2012, 10:25:55 am
Levein is going fucking nowhere any time soon.

He will be gone in November after we have lost first 4 qualifiers.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Tyrant on May 28, 2012, 10:42:27 am
Oh Jimmy Jimmy!
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Mentorred on May 30, 2012, 09:14:05 pm
Awful good of them to invite a pished bird from the crowd to sing the US anthem.
haha she came out and said she never knew she would need ear buds and the ones the sound crew gave her were too big and kept falling out so she could not hear herself. She has been getting the piss ripped out of her on sport talk shows here.
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Dandy_Don on May 31, 2012, 07:30:34 pm
so she could not hear herself

I wish the rest of us had been that lucky....
Title: Re: USA v Scotland 26/05
Post by: Mentorred on May 31, 2012, 07:34:38 pm
I wish the rest of us had been that lucky....

 :lolabove: