THE Scottish Claymores travel to Berlin next Sunday knowing they can sneak into next month’s World Bowl if they keep winning, but yesterday they must have used up a large slice of their luck.
JIM Criner used to say it best. "How bout ’em Claymores?" he would cry after every winning effort, never missing an opportunity to talk his team up. On the eve of this season, I asked successor Gene Dahlquist what his catchphrase might be. "I’m not sure. Maybe I’ll just use Jim’s," he responded.
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TODD FRANZ got back to his roots by going fishing this week, snapping up two sizeable trout, and tomorrow he hopes to help the Scottish Claymores reel in another significant win.
HERBERT ‘Whisper’ Goodman admits a win from the Scottish Claymores’ game against the Amsterdam Admirals tomorrow is vital to keep their hopes of making the World Bowl alive.
THE Scottish Claymores resurrected their seemingly doomed season with an important victory at Hampden Park.
HEAD coach Gene Dahlquist saluted Rob Hart as the English kicker surpassed 200 career points for the Scottish Claymores in the impressive 17-7 victory over Rhein Fire at Hampden Park.
FOR London Dunlap, abuse is a focus for 12 months of the year. For four, that means dishing out punishment to any opposition threatening the sanctity of the Scottish Claymores’ end zone. For the remainder, prevention takes precedence in his alternate career, as an investigator in the child protection agency of his native Texas.
SCOTTISH Claymores head coach Gene Dahlquist is hoping for more German misery at Hampden Park as his side look to keep their World Bowl hopes alive.
TONY ORTIZ claimed his first interception as a professional as the Scottish Claymores sank Amsterdam Admirals in Holland last week.
SCOTT DREISBACH has a chance to finally stake his claim for a place in the NFL fast lane with Detroit Lions.
IN THE airy roof space of the Amsterdam ArenA on Saturday night, you could hear the distinct whisper of a storm brewing. The day’s results forewarned that this year’s NFL Europe League must brace itself for a fraught conclusion.
"THAT was the most embarrassing photo-shoot of my life," laughs Scott McCready, having just been spent half an hour posing in a variety of positions with tulips. "I will make sure nobody I know ever sees those pictures."
KEVIN DAFT could come back to haunt the Scottish Claymores as they bid to salvage their World Bowl dreams in Holland tomorrow night.
THE Scottish Claymores’ punchless offense, their Achilles heel throughout the campaign, leaves the Scots playing catch-up in the highly-competitive NFL Europe League.
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WHISPER is his nickname. But in the three weeks of his NFL Europe adventure, Herbert Goodman has made plenty of noise on the field as a totem of achievement in the topsy-turvy start to the campaign for the Scottish Claymores. For the running back from Miami, every day has brought something new - fresh insight into his game or a new window on a world distinct from home.
WHOEVER said that those Americans don’t know how to put on a show? Well nobody, actually, because our ear-drums are revelling in the silence too much to spoil it with strains of protest.
AMERICAN football powerhouse Robert Flickinger once worked in a mortuary but he’s positive that the Scottish Claymores’ World Bowl hopes will not be laid to rest at Murrayfield tomorrow.
SCOTTISH Claymores coach Gene Dahlquist hopes to host a practice session for his kicking team at Murrayfield ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Frankfurt Galaxy.
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