Not feeling confident for tomorrow, Scotland vs the Czech. In games where we are supposed to win, we go missing. Happened in the last Euro qualifiers, beat Georgia and we were through. But, they didn't.
Line up is,
McGregor, Hutton, Caldwell, Berra, Bardsley, Naismith, Fletcher (captain), Adam, Brown, Morrison, Miller.
Not the best line-up. Would of prefered Naismith up front with Miller, Dorrans instead of Morrison, Bannan instead of Brown and Steven Fletcher instead of Miller.
So that the line up would fit something like
Hutton, Caldwell, Berra, Bardsley
Dorrans, D. Fletcher, Adam, Bannan
Naismith, S. Fletcher
Maybe even just throw Naismith on the right wing if we were to keep the regular model. But, Adam needs someone to be his feet an energy (Bannan), Fletcher isn't 100% and thats where Dorrans comes in. Far better than Brown and Morrison.
As for the defense, not much to choose between. Caldwell being our best right footed center back, Hutton hasn't played a match this season. Berra vs Wilson, but Berra is more experienced, and Bardsley is alright I guess.
And, would prefer Gordon to McGregor, but he is made of fucking glass.
I dunno, I am really happy with the team put out. Apart from Fletcher playing in midfield. I don't care what he does for Man Utd, he is always a complete failure at international level
Miller upfront is definitely the best option, he has FAR more energy than Steven Fletcher and will chase every single ball no matter what, he has great work ethic. Honestly if it wasn't him up front I'd prefer Mackail-Smith, he has looked real sharp.
Hutton being back (despite not playing very often recently) is great news, because he is without a doubt our best right back. And Bardsley has really shone his last few games at right back, but he usually plays at left back so he is getting an opportunity to play in his good position.
And I am a Rangers fan, but i really want Scott Brown to be playing, he always brings his A-game to international games.
I am feeling relatively confident. This is the hard game. If we can beat Czech Republic and Lithuania at home, and Liechtienstein away, then the game against Spain doesn't even matter.
Its a lot to ask from Scotland but I am feeling relatively confident.