Match Day Photos

Some offbeat crowd scenes, pub scenes and sightseeins. Hopefully we haven’t captured anyone being somewhere or with someone that they shouldn’t – ach, it was all for the cause anyway…..

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15th August 2012  Scotland and Australia line-up for the national anthems prior to their friendly match at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh.

 

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15th August 2012   Australia supporters in the ‘Rolf Harris’ end celebrate their team taking an unexpected lead against one of the giants of the northern hemisphere. Scotland recovered to win 3-1.

 

 

 

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8th September 2012    Amy MacDonald and her band at Hampden prior to our World Cup Qualifying campaign kicking-off against Serbia.

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8th September 2012  Scotland and Serbia take the field and the ‘Road to Rio’ begins with a goal-less draw.

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11th September 2012  Scotland and Macedonia line-up prior to fighting out a 1-1 draw in their World Cup Qualifier. Macedonia win the ‘most psychedelic flag award’ however.

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11th September 2012   Andy Murray U.S. Open Tennis Champion – but could he hit a decent ball to the back post?

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12th October 2012     Another ‘snazzy’ flag but this time Wales also throw in a band for good measure, at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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12th October 2012  Disappointed Scotland fans at the Cardiff City Stadium see Wales win the World Cup Qualifier 2-1.

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16th October 2012  In the King Baudouin Stadium, in Brussels and therefore in Belgium for our usual defeat, this time in a World Cup Qualifier.

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16th October 2012    No it’s not the Partick Thistle end at the Champions League Final, it’s Belgium supporters celebrating their second goal in a 2-0 victory over Scotland. It just goes to show though, that beating us still means something to our opponents! Hic!

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22nd March 2013  Scotland and Wales line-up at Hampden Park prior to the World Cup Qualifier, the snow, a 2-1 victory for the Welsh, the snow getting heavier, disruption to public transport etc etc – what a feckin night it turned out to be.

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22nd March 2013   Who says politics and sport don’t mix?

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7th June 2013    Outside the Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia an hour before kick-off.

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7th June 2013  A paraglider arrives at the Maksimir Stadium as part of the pre-match entertainment. It sure beats the hell out of having to listen to a Croatian equivalent of Des Clarke.

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7th June 2013  Croatia and Scotland emerge from the’tunnel of love’ for the World Cup Qualifier.

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7th June 2013  If you’ve got it, flaunt it – Celebrating a rare Scotland away victory. [1-0 versus Croatia in Zagreb – sounds good doesn’t it?]

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14th August 2013  England v Scotland in a celebratory match for the 150th anniversary of the [nameless] Football Association at new, totally over-priced, Wembley.

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14th August 2013   Standing with the English – It has to be said though that I’ve done a lot worse.

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6th September 2013  Belgium come to Hampden for a World Cup Qualifier.

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6th September 2013  It’s half-time in the game against Belgium so time for Roary the mascot to get a ‘backie’ on a Harley around a rain-soaked Hampden. And they say Vaudeville is dead.

 

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15th October 2013    Croatia supporters in the West Stand at Hampden bring gifts of flares prior to our World Cup Qualifier.

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15th October 2013  Justice is done as Scotland complete a home and away ‘double’ over Croatia. Croatia still made it to the play-offs however and eventually Brazil 2014. Funny how things work out….

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15th November 2013  You’ve guessed it – The Yanks are coming….

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15th November 2013   Hand on heart it’s Scotland v USA in a friendly match at Hampden Park,Glasgow.

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28th May 2014   Craven Cottage, Fulham, London – venue for a Brazil 2014 World Cup warm-up  –  for Nigeria….

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28th May 2014  The Tartan Army celebrate a goal at the one-time home of Jimmy Hill during the Nigeria-Scotland match.

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11th October 2014   Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow on the day of the Scotland-Georgia Euro Qualifier.

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11th October 2014   Georgia and Scotland just prior to their soccer masterclass.

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14th October 2014   The Tartan Army gather in Warsaw’s nearly-new, old town.

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14th October 2014   Up in the ‘Gods’ at Warsaw’s National Stadium during the Poland-Scotland Euro Qualifier.

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14th November 2014   Celtic Park, Glasgow awaits the arrival of the Irish for our Euro Qualifier.

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14th November 2014    Scotland and the Republic of Ireland line-up at Celtic Park.

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18th November 2014   Fireworks at Celtic Park, Glasgow ahead of the damp squib friendly versus England.

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18th November 2014     The Saint George’s Cross replaces the Union flag amongst the England support at Celtic Park.

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25th March 2015   Heaving crowds flock towards Hampden ahead of our friendly international against Northern Ireland.

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25th March 2015   Time for reflection on the passing of a true Scotland legend – Dave MacKay.

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29 March 2015   Oh how we all cheered when UEFA’S new kids on the block – Gibraltar – drew level at Hampden by scoring their first ever competitive goal. Colin Stein, cunningly disguised as Steven Fletcher would help spare our blushes with our first hat-trick since 1969.

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29th March 2015   Hat-trick hero and George Clooney lookalike….

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5th June 2015    Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh  

 There are two sides to every argument. 

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5th June 2015   Some arse holds up the Scotland-Qatar friendly match at Easter Road as the stewards draw lots to see who’ll tackle the problem.

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13th June 2015  The Tartan Army in the Temple Bar area of Dublin.

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13th June 2015  Mixing with the Green Army near the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

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13th June 2015  Scotland supporters in North Stand at the Aviva Stadium.

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13th June 2015   Republic of Ireland v Scotland on candid cameras.

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7th September 2015  World Champions Germany, are reminded who they are playing.

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7th September 2015  Scotland and Germany line-up for the national anthems and an intrusive cameraman.

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8th October 2015  Polish flares in Hampden’s West Stand just prior to our Euro Qualifier.

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8th October 2015  Poland supporters in Hampden’s East Stand.

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11th October 2015   11,ooo Scots head for the Estadio do Algarve, near Faro for the final game of the 2016 Euro Qualifying campaign and the party that wasn’t.

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11th October 2015   Inside the Estadio do Algarve and it’s a whole new ball game.

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11th October 2015   A sideways glance at kilts,flags and gaudy jerseys.

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11th October 2015   Gibraltar 0  Scotland 6   and our second hat-trick in the same calendar year thanks to Steven Fletcher and his magical beard.

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8th October 2016   Just in case you weren’t paying attention, the Hampden electronic scoreboard lets everyone know that the home side have done something positive – versus Lithuania in a World Cup Qualifier incidently.

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8th October 2016  …..and it was James McArthur [of Crystal Palace] who netted the last minute equaliser against those dastardly Lithuanians.

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