Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I knew it was too good to last. Exciting, attacking games in the Champions League.

What can you say about tonight's UEFA Champions League match up at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Rangers? Nothing very complimentary, that's for sure.

It's a good, and unexpected, point for the Scottish Champions but man oh man, that was a point won by anti-football. Not that Man United were very much better. They clearly underestimated how hard it would be to break down fortress orange.

You could argue that it's a damn site better than anything the end result other Scottish clubs have got from their European travels this season, but if that's the best that Scottish football can throw up then maybe we should just take a few years off and actually work on building the game back up to acceptable levels domestically first.

With the national team struggling to find their goalscoring touch in recent games, it would appear that a (for once) very Scottish Rangers side seem to have the same troubles.

Whatever happened to that good old fashioned Scottish striker from not even that so many years ago? You know the one. He could actually score goals.

Where are today's and the next generation's Ally McCoist, Charlie Nicholas, Steve Archibald, Joe Jordan? What are we doing wrong?

I honestly thought a couple of years ago that Kris Boyd would be that man, but I think his move to Middlesborough and his recent Scotland performances have found him out in that regard.

Let's just hope that somewhere out there, there's some 15 or 16 year olds that we don't know the name of yet that will drag us out of this depressing mire and move us forward. Scotland and Scottish clubs need proven goalscorers more than ever before.

I wonder if it's too late to try and get Super Ally back in shape?


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