Scotland, the nation that always came close. The country of Epic Failures. As if failure isn't enough, Scotland have to go a step further. We draw with a ridiculously bad Lithuania, narrowly defeat a country who have only one six games, and then lose to a Czech team who are a pale imitation of their former selves. Yet, we lose 1-0 to future world cup finalists Holland, beat the then reigning world cup finalists France home and away, and come within a minute of Euro 2008 qualification.
So, i will be celebrating a famous win, hopefully. Decent logic suggests 4 or 5 goals for Spain. But maybe, just maybe, Scotland can record another great upset. The country shouldn't be looking for problems with the team, in the wake of some awful form. No, we're not good enough for that anymore. We should be saying "oops, let's get on with it, and we can do this!"
Because it is that stubborn belief that Scotland can do anything that made this country what we are, jealous of England and the best people in the world. If Scotland had everything England had, the world would have a lot more positive outlook on everything. I read an article the other day, it said this outlook is what makes elderly Scots so depressed, because they believed and hoped things would be better than this.
But this is the that forgot about cynicism and new we could do anything. So, let's get that spirit back and believe we can do it.
Scotland team to play Spain: McGregor, Bardsley, McManus, Weir, Whittaker, McCulloch, Fletcher, Morrison, Dorrans, Naismith, Miller
Come on Scotland, tonight can be our night!