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Saturday, 7 September, 2002, 17:47 GMT 18:47 UK
Scotland hit all-time low

Scotland gave the worst performance I've seen from them in drawing 2-2 with the Faroe Islands.

They did well to come back from 2-0 down but the worrying thing is that the Faroes had some great chances to score.


What is so worrying is that there are no young players coming through

John Petersen, who scored both goals for them, should have made it 3-0 shortly after the break but the ball bobbled and he fired it over the crossbar.

Things are just going from bad to worse for Scotland. They don't have the players and they don't have any confidence after losing five games on the bounce and then drawing this game.

And what is so worrying is that there are no young players coming through.

One of the big reasons is that there are too many foreigners playing in the Scottish Premier League.


You can't blame manager Berti Vogts for the dire state of the Scotland team

If you watch an Old Firm game you are lucky if you see three Scottish players on the pitch.

That is why you can't blame manager Berti Vogts for the dire state of the Scotland team.

He can only work with the players he's got and they are not good enough.

But saying that, international management is like club management - it's results that matter, and if they don't improve for Scotland, Vogts will be out of a job.


Scotland 3-1 Canada

Iceland 0-2 Scotland

Faroes 2-2 Scotland

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