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hihibear
11-11-2016, 17:47
Recall that England won the first leg 2-0. We were winning 1-0 at Wembley in return game and Brown takes off McCann who was our best player and goes all defensive to preserve the win rather than go for the extra goal to tie the series!
Guess Brown wanted to be known as manager to beat the English rather than go for it to qualify for the finals!
Pathetic and recall I was raging at the time!

nelster
11-11-2016, 17:48
See Switzerland 96 also

Can still see him waving them back

muthacupboard
11-11-2016, 17:53
He replaced him with a striker, did he not? Mark Burchill?

To be fair, it took a Seaman wonder save from Dailly to stop us drawing level on aggregate.

stevesnedden
11-11-2016, 17:54
Brown went negative but Seaman makes an outstanding save from the big religious newspaper in the dying embers.

suramericaranger
11-11-2016, 18:03
In the first leg he brought on Mark Burchill and left McCann on the bench. Hilarious in a way.

Jimlad150
11-11-2016, 18:12
to be fair, he was "Scotland's Michael Owen" at that point according to papers up here

Skyy Bluenose
11-11-2016, 18:19
Brown went negative but Seaman makes an outstanding save from the big religious newspaper in the dying embers.

Can't let shite like that go past without comment.:blink:

yer patter's honking big man.

smkz23
11-11-2016, 18:32
Recall that England won the first leg 2-0. We were winning 1-0 at Wembley in return game and Brown takes off McCann who was our best player and goes all defensive to preserve the win rather than go for the extra goal to tie the series!
Guess Brown wanted to be known as manager to beat the English rather than go for it to qualify for the finals!
Pathetic and recall I was raging at the time!

McCann was subbed for Burchill

Top_Cat
11-11-2016, 18:34
Seaman made a stupendous save at the end, iirc

Phant1873
11-11-2016, 18:41
From what I remember Barry Ferguson had the freedom of the Wembley pitch that night.

subversive_bear
11-11-2016, 18:43
Ferguson ran the show that night.

sirdrinksalot
11-11-2016, 18:45
From what I remember Barry Ferguson had the freedom of the Wembley pitch that night.

Ferguson dominated the middle of the park, he was outstanding.

martin
11-11-2016, 18:48
Was it not meant to be the final international match at Wembley? Sure it was, obviously they didn't want a Scottish defeat as the last one so played a friendly against Germany and were beaten.

Just checked they played a few friendlies after that match before the Germany game which was a qualifier.

smkz23
11-11-2016, 18:50
Was it not meant to be the final international match at Wembley? Sure it was, obviously they didn't want a Scottish defeat as the last one so played a friendly against Germany and were beaten.

The Germany defeat was a World Cup qualifier in 2000.

first250worldrecord
11-11-2016, 19:54
That's absolutely correct, and we, in fact, won the last ever competitve match played at the old Wembley Stadium. Quite fitting really :D

Nonsense. The last game at Wembley was a wc qualifier. Didi Hamaan scoring the German goal in a 1-0 win.

ekbear
11-11-2016, 20:00
That's absolutely correct, and we, in fact, won the last ever competitve match played at the old Wembley Stadium. Quite fitting really :D

They lost to Germany in a WC2002 qualifier at Wembley. Keegan chucked it after they were beaten 1-0 and then Sven took charge.

YorkshireBlue
11-11-2016, 20:10
Playing Colin Hendry in the first leg who wasn't close to being match fit.

Scholes lost him twice to score both goals.

Radioactive Man
11-11-2016, 20:17
Brown went negative but Seaman makes an outstanding save from the big religious newspaper in the dying embers.

Who is it you're talking about?

PunkScott
11-11-2016, 20:25
Who is it you're talking about?

lost me too

govantrueblue
11-11-2016, 20:29
lost me too

Christian Dailly

Radioactive Man
11-11-2016, 20:35
Christian Dailly

Cheers.

Is it too late for this? :badjoke: :D

Dumbarton Ger
11-11-2016, 20:45
Who is it you're talking about?

Whooooshhht

PunkScott
11-11-2016, 20:48
A whoosh? Awful , awful patter. Up there with "Timothy" or "jump jets". :p

I might hunt out highlights of the 2 legs sometime. I remember being gutted at the time.

Dumbarton Ger
11-11-2016, 20:49
A whoosh? Awful , awful patter. Up there with "Timothy" or "jump jets". :p

I might hunt out highlights of the 2 legs sometime. I remember being gutted at the time.

I actually thought it was quite good. Never quite got the 'jump jet' think though

stevesnedden
11-11-2016, 22:46
I'm sure I knicked it from here- so not just shit patter but plagiarism too.

Time to go back to my dour normal self, clearly:o

Sir Duncan Ferguson
11-11-2016, 23:15
Brown lost it in the first leg where he went with Gallacher up front instead of the pace of McCann and also stuck Paul Ritchie at left back where he looked utterly out of his depth.

And as Yorkshire Blue says above, Hendry was nowhere near fit. I'm sure he had played more for Scotland than he did us by that point (2 appearences for us) and was basically whoring himself for a move anywhere to keep his Scotland place

stevesnedden
11-11-2016, 23:18
Brown lost it in the first leg where he went with Gallacher up front instead of the pace of McCann and also stuck Paul Ritchie at left back where he looked utterly out of his depth.

Doesn't Brown say that Lambert would have been picking up Scholes for both corners at Hampden if He hadn't head butted Albertz knee?

Sir Duncan Ferguson
11-11-2016, 23:20
Doesn't Brown say that Lambert would have been picking up Scholes for both corners at Hampden if He hadn't head butted Albertz knee?

I think you're right mate. In saying that if Lambert was fit then I don't think he picks Ferguson and as we all know Barry bossed that Wembley game for 90 minutes that night.