Scotland under Vogts

Scotland under Vogts

Vogts linked

FORMER Scotland boss Berti Vogts remains tight-lipped over reports he is set to link up with Jurgen Klinsmann at Bayern Munich next season.

When will the exile end?

SCOTLAND, plus World Cups, plus anniversaries, equals squirming. On Friday, it will be exactly eight years to the day since the national side contested a match in any major finals; a 3-0 drubbing by Morocco fatal to hopes of progressing beyond the group stages in France 98.

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Berti Vogts bows out

NO FOOTBALL manager deserves to be spat on or subject to physical abuse.

Vogts' long goodbye continues after another stay of execution

BERTI Vogts’ long goodbye to the Scotland manager’s job continued yesterday when he was given another stay of execution by the Scottish Football Association (SFA).

Scotland miss the boat over Burton

BURTON O’BRIEN today insisted that there is no chance of him performing an international U-turn and agreeing to play for Scotland.

Capital managers both feel for Vogts

RIVAL Capital managers Craig Levein and Tony Mowbray joined forces today to express their sympathy for under-fire Scotland boss Berti Vogts.

Mowbray lifts gloom for Scots pair

HIBERNIAN manager Tony Mowbray has admitted to having pep-talks with Gary Caldwell and Ian Murray after Scotland’s disastrous World Cup encounters against Norway and Moldova.

The Tartan Army finally accepts it's Moldova

IT WAS Robert Louis Stevenson who said that "to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour".

German football writers say it's time up for McBerti

ALL across Germany yesterday, they were writing the obituary for Berti Vogts’s career.

Scotland game overshadowed by Moldovan political tensions

ARMED riot police will be deployed for Scotland’s World Cup qualifying match in Moldova tonight, amid heightened tensions between ethnic Russians and Romanians in the former Soviet state.

Bonhof warns youngsters not to underestimate Moldovans

SCOTLAND Under-21 coach Rainer Bonhof has warned his players that Moldova are no longer the international pushovers they once were.

Attack will be the best form of defence

GARY CALDWELL today claimed Scotland’s strikeforce can help stifle the goal threat of towering Norwegian hitman John Carew.

Berti's woeful Scotland team is lesson to us all

ALAS, poor Scotland. The sports pages have been enriched over the past fortnight by eulogies of the late Gordon Smith, a footballer who shines bright in the memory of almost everybody who saw him play, even though it is more than 40 years since he retired.

Bertie's excuses now tiresome

SO where now Berti? With the start of Scotland’s World Cup qualifying campaign barely three weeks away the German coach seems no closer to providing the answer to that question than when he took over from Craig Brown two-and-a-half years ago.

Sympathetic Fletcher backs unlucky Marshall

DARREN FLETCHER today expressed his sympathy for David Marshall after the young goalkeeper endured a luckless Scotland debut.

Vogts takes a hammering as chieftain of the games

IT IS not the sort of fling an international football manager normally revels in. But Berti Vogts found he enjoyed throwing a hammer when he opened a Highland Games yesterday.

MPs' tribute to Fletcher

DARREN FLETCHER has been congratulated at Westminster on becoming the youngest Scottish football captain since World War Two.

Gordon can look back and laugh at his gaffe

SCOTLAND newcomer Craig Gordon today recalled how his dream debut almost turned into a nightmare.

It's McNamee you're looking for

HE IS hoping to earn his first cap next week, but David McNamee has never been far from the Scotland team. Brought up in Mount Florida, he and his mates tried countless times to sneak through the doors of the National Stadium and out on to surface, but never succeeded. They settled instead for scaling the walls of Lesser Hampden or, if a game was on, started a kickabout on the ash pitches nearby. "Obviously you had to watch out for broken glass, syringes and stuff like that," he says.

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