June 09, 2006

Scotland at the World Cup


Given that the World Cup starts today, I thought that this would be a timely post. As the Scottish national team will not be gracing Germany with our presence this time around, many Scottish fans are lending their support to Trinidad & Tobago! Even our prime Minister Jack McConell has gone on record as saying he will not be supporting England, but instead will be backing teams with players playing in Scotland, such as T&T. T&T have five Scottish based players in their squad, including Collin Samuel from my team Dundee United, and the guy on this poster, Jason Scotland who plays for my hometown team of St Johnstone! What are the chances of Scotland scoring the winner when T&T plays England! There is even an unofficial Scotland World Cup song and you cannot find a T&T shirt with Scotland written on the back for love nor money in Scotland. Supply has not been able to keep up with demand.

14 comments:

Mark said...

Trinidad & WHO.Lol.

Pamela said...

Interesting point actually Grant. I'm not against England just because I don't live there any more, but, obviously, I'm not married to it either. So just who does one shout for whilst in Spain? (Avoiding World Cup, or any football, here would be impossible, so one may as well get into the spirit.) Well, there's the Spanish national team, of course, but I don't think anyone is really convinced that they will do particularly well. Not a few people, myself included, will opt for Brazil, based on the fact that so many Brazillain players play in the Spanish league.

Nicola said...

Sounds like you're gonna follow the games. :) Didn't know about the scottish players in the Trinidad and Tobago team - interesting information.

Sarah said...

Like Nicola, I wasn't aware of the Scotland connection to the T&T team. Guess I will have to cheer for them too!

Carol said...

That's very interesting about T&T. I'll be cheering for them.

Louise said...

I have not decided on my loyalty for this cup yet. I have a couple of colleagues who are keen English supporters, so I will need to support another team. Brazil chose our team (NZ) for a warm up match- so they get some loyalty out this way.

I have just had friends from Dundee staying with me-Dundee united supporters- such a small world (or are there more than 2 supporters of Dundee United?)!

Carol said...

Grant, this is an amazing post! I've been looking for that song online since I started listening to it on Real Radio on my way to work! I really don't follow the football, but that song cracked me up! Loving both the Caribbean and Scotland this is fab!! Keep up the good work. I'm hoping to get my daily photo blog launched soon!
P.S. I'm an ex-Firrhill-ian! :)

Grant F said...

another ex Firrhill pupil! glad to see the place is turning out so many fine bloggers! the song is fantastic - i always hope robin and cat play it on real radio on my way to work too.

louise - small world, there are a few more than 2 dundee united fans, but i am the only teacher at my school that supports them so that gives me a bit of kudos with the kids as I'm not seen as a glory hunter!

How about T&T today, 0-0 with Sweden!! England should be worried for the next game! Go the Soca warriors!

luggi said...

The support must be helping!

Anonymous said...

I,M A TRUE SCOTSMAN BORN & BRED AND I WOULD NEVER SUPORT ENGLAND TO WIN ANYTHING, YOU NEVER HEER THE END OF IT FOR YEARS

craig said...

how about the aussies with a couple of players who used to play in scotland such as mark viduka and craig moore

ljubljana_photo said...

Jealousy rears it's ugly head once again.
Come on England!!!!!

Grant F said...

Of course we'd rather have our team there than have them sitting at home, but we're not jealous of England. We're jealous of all 32 nations playing in the World Cup. But there is reason for optimism about the state of Scottish football, and it's a long time since we've been able to say that.

Yep - Aussies are another team with a Scottish connection.

sandy said...

jealous of england you must be joking what has england ever done in this world that you would be jealous of, would france suport germany no,spain suport portugal no, so why would we suport england, ireland wont, wales wont, so why would we, come on t&t!!!!!