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I know C. R. dos Santos is an extremely talented footballer but there is always something strangely satisfying seeing his team getting beat. All that skill and his ego gets in the way of his team's needs. Sad in a way ..  probably one of the best of our time, but would never be the best of all time because of his good fortune to play at a time when players get much greater protection than in the past and the ball technology allows his ability to shine. Realise it is one of those debates where everyone has their own opinion but would he have fared so well with a "casey" trying to nutmeg Ron Harris and Norman Hunter..  well maybe the first time...... 

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Ronaldo should have seen red against Ireland. Punched Dara O’Shea in the head off the ball at the penalty incident. VAR done nothing about it. Great save from Bazuna from the man who should have been sent off before he took it 

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36 minutes ago, Old Codger said:

to be honest, I feel a little sorry for them, it is no coincidence that the quality of their players has nosedived since the SPL was formed solely to allow the big four teams to get revenue from the increased number of derbies. Players from teams like Partick and Dundee used to get regular caps because of their ability, now it tends to be that they get caps because they are needed to make up the numbers. Know it will never change back but another case of the greed of the few put before the pleasure of the many   

Genuine question, does that really explain why Scotland are as bad as they are...? I've never got it. 

They're a football mad, relatively wealthy country with leagues full of home grown players.

Similar population to likes of Norway, Denmark, Croatia and have been playing football longer than some countries have been around full stop. 

 

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I think it does partly, added that prior to the SPL, very few overseas players were in their leagues .. sort of a parallel to English cricket. Those nations that have clubs that realise that developing players to play abroad like the ones you have mentioned reap the benefit at national level, but Scotland doesn't seem to have anyone following that model either. Can't really ever see them being a high level team unless some serious reorganisation takes place..  as I say, just my opinion, but if wrong, what a coincidence.   

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56 minutes ago, Blanco said:

Ronaldo should have seen red against Ireland. Punched Dara O’Shea in the head off the ball at the penalty incident. VAR done nothing about it. Great save from Bazuna from the man who should have been sent off before he took it 

What a horrible little winker he is but what a footballer,Brilliant performance from Ireland though. Should have got something out of that game.

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2 minutes ago, Leesider said:

What a horrible little winker he is but what a footballer,Brilliant performance from Ireland though. Should have got something out of that game.

Definitely should have. We have a young team who will grow together if given time. Bazuna in goal is only 19 and looks top quality. Idah up front was superb and what a game from Josh Cullen. McGrath looks good too. The future is bright if we show patience 

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13 hours ago, Old Codger said:

to be honest, I feel a little sorry for them, it is no coincidence that the quality of their players has nosedived since the SPL was formed solely to allow the big four teams to get revenue from the increased number of derbies. Players from teams like Partick and Dundee used to get regular caps because of their ability, now it tends to be that they get caps because they are needed to make up the numbers. Know it will never change back but another case of the greed of the few put before the pleasure of the many   

Scotland has 4 big clubs ? A one horse league and the horse has gone lame.

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At the time, Hearts and Hibs were a force but not a match for the Glasgow clubs..  agree with you now that any of their teams would be matched and possibly beaten by the better clubs in the Championship.

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