Euro 2012 qualifier: Czech Republic v Scotland Venue: Synot Tip Arena, Prague Date: Friday, 8 October Kick-off: 1915 BST Coverage: Live on BBC One Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland and streamed on BBC Sport website
By Chick Young
BBC Scotland football reporter
A result just in: a popular Scottish tabloid 1, Craig Levein 0.
There is no doubt that The Sun sports desk will be like a dog with two tails in the wake of the Scotland team announcement for the Euro 2012 qualifier with Czech Republic in Prague.
Jamie Mackie will make his Scotland debut in Prague
For it was they who revealed the unexpected line-up on Wednesday morning, long before eyebrows were raised officially on Thursday evening.
But a similar scoreline in favour of Levein's men - while not wiping the smile from the faces of the newspaper's staff - would at least have the rest of us grinning similarly from ear-to-ear.
Personally, I don't think that Levein handled well the storm that was kicked up by the tabloid but the story will be binned like old chip paper if Scotland can take something from the game.
This in the end is about football not newspaper circulation warfare.
I'm astounded by Kenny Miller's omission because here is a player who has won back-to-back Clydesdale Premier League player of the month awards and has been a goal-machine this autumn.
On top of that, if there is a better road runner on the lonely shift up front, while his midfield and defensive lines are mere spots on the horizon, then I have yet to see him.
I'll be delighted if Jamie Mackie can prove me wrong.
But it's a huge gamble throwing in a player untested at any level of international football and there is an element of risk attached to the inclusion of Gary Caldwell.
Of course, Caldwell, who has not kicked a ball for Wigan this season, has a wealth of experience in the dark blue of Scotland and the loss of Lee McCulloch, Kevin Thomson and Paul Hartley has forced Levein's hand in the search for an enforcer.
Scotland could have used a spin doctor this week, even if around Wednesday morning Levein might have preferred a witch doctor to turn The Sun sports desk into a collection of shrunken monkey heads, but that is now for another day.
The only sun that really matters is the one which will shine on Saturday morning when we awake to reflect on Scotland's result in Prague.
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