Day: 4 September 2021

Only nervy thing about Scotland win over Moldova was scoreline, insists Clarke

STEVE CLARKE insists the only thing nervy about the win over Moldova at Hampden was the scoreline. The Scotland boss was pleased with the shift from his players in front of a packed national stadium but admitted a second goal would’ve made it a more comfortable evening’s work. “It’s a good win for us”, said …

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James McFadden on ‘same old problem’ for Scotland ahead of ‘massive’ Austria clash

JAMES MCFADDEN has branded Tuesday night’s clash against Austria as MASSIVE after Scotland staggered to a 1-0 victory over Moldova. The former national team No2 reckons the clash against Austria, who lost 5-2 to Israel last night, will be crucial in the bid for second spot in the World Cup qualifying group. Speaking on Sky …

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Billy Gilmour admits excitement may have cost him first Scotland goal

BILLY GILMOUR admitted his excitement may have cost him his first international goal for Scotland. The midfielder burst into the box on the hour mark against Moldova but dragged his effort wide from close range on a frustrating night in front of goal for Steve Clarke’s side. But his missed chance didn’t take away from …

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Scotland player ratings as Steve Clarke’s side grind out win over Moldova

Very few touches in a night dominated by Scotland. Would’ve been easy to zone out as much of the play took place in the opposite half but Gordon remained alert and showed good hands when called upon. Andy Robertson 7 A 50th cap for the Scotland skipper with a typical non-stop assault on the left …

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EIS claim stopping pupils being vaccinated is ‘unethical’

Scotland’s teaching union EIS had made claims that stopping 12 to 15-year-olds from being vaccinated from Covid is ‘unethical’.  Larry Flanagan, the general secretary of the EIS union, made the statement after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) stopped short of recommending jabs for young teenagers. On Friday, the JCVI did not recommend …

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Pride Glasgow: March returns for first time since Covid-19 pandemic

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Glasgow as they took part the city’s first Pride celebrations since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Bisexuality was the theme for this year’s Glasgow Pride, which began at Festival Park before making its way to George Square. Most Pride events around the UK in 2021 have …

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Austria dealt injury blow as key man set to miss crucial Scotland clash

AUSTRIA have been dealt a major injury blow as a key man will miss the clash with Scotland next week. New Bayern Munich signing Marcel Sabitzer won’t be involved in the crucial World Cup qualifying match. Instead he will continue his rehabilitation from a groin injury. As his national team-mates linked up for this week’s …

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Obituary: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, whose dense stew of sound changed music forever

Died: August 29, 2021. LEE ‘Scratch’ Perry, who has died aged 85, was a musical pioneer whose free-spirited use of the recording studio as an instrument created some of the most innovative music of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Using his first-hand experience of Jamaican sound systems, his innovations saw some of the …

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Obituary: Ed Asner, actor who starred in Lou Grant and the Pixar smash, Up

Died: August 29, 2021. CRUMPLED, curmudgeonly, often irascible, Ed Asner, who has died at the age of 91, excelled at playing grumpy characters who weren’t easy to get along with. This was evident to a younger generation of fans in his role of Carl Fredricksen, the memorably grumpy widower who tethers thousands of balloons to …

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