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The Cabbage

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Will Scotland be the Brave?
« on: October 30, 2014, 12:41:50 PM »
Scotland will have to be brave and take risks if they are to progress to a World Cup qualifying play-off final, according to head coach Anna Signeul.

The Scots trail the Netherlands 2-1 from Saturday's first leg at home.

Hayley Lauder and Ifeoma Dieke are fitness doubts for Thursday's game but Rachel Corsie should play despite breaking her nose at Tynecastle.

The winners will play Italy in the final play-off for a place at Canada 2015.

Although the odds are stacked against Scotland, with their higher-ranked opponents a goal up and with home advantage on the artificial turf in Rotterdam, both Signeul and her squad are bullish about their chances of progressing.

"You don't win anything in life if you're not brave," 

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Re: Will Scotland be the Brave?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 01:23:36 PM »
They need to be brave but not stupid. The highlights show 2 stupid goals given away, first one goalie diverts the ball straight to the Holland forwards who says thank you and the 2nd one was a needlesss penalty.
You can't win games by being stupid in defending.

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Re: Will Scotland be the Brave?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 08:51:15 AM »
at least they wont have to play on plastic pitches......

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Re: Will Scotland be the Brave?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 09:44:20 AM »
Well they did the stupid job again... 2 goals given away to Holland. Disappointing really. Schoolgirl defending at International level = goal.
You wonder if they will initiate a change of generation in preparation to Euro 2017 and discard older players.

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Re: Will Scotland be the Brave?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2014, 10:47:35 AM »
the first goal was a scorcher although Fay is not the tallest of keepers - as for the 2nd, well says it all really.

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Re: Will Scotland be the Brave?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2014, 12:03:50 PM »
The first goal the right back is just jogging instead of chasing the winger. And Fay could have done better according to the pundits.
She should have donne better on the first goal in the first leg. She diverted the shot straight to the forward for a tap in. Wrong angle to deflect the shoot.