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Lol Uruguay is smaller than Scotland but yeah let's all look at Scotland's astonishing overachievement of not qualifying for a single tournament since 1998.
 

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Lol Uruguay is smaller than Scotland but yeah let's all look at Scotland's astonishing overachievement of not qualifying for a single tournament since 1998.
Don't see how this post is relevant at all to what is being discussed.

Nobody claimed it was an astonishing achievement.

Population is a useful means of comparing nations, however, clearly sometimes smaller nations will do better than larger. See Portugal vs. England.
 

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Don't see how this post is relevant at all to what is being discussed.

Nobody claimed it was an astonishing achievement.

Population is a useful means of comparing nations, however, clearly sometimes smaller nations will do better than larger. See Portugal vs. England.
... or Uruguay vs Scotland, as I mentioned. 3.4 vs 5.4 oh my.
 

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In terms of FIFA points per head of population, Scotland are behind Portugal, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Panama, Uruguay and Iceland. All of who qualified for this World Cup.

Plus Wales and Northern Ireland.
 

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Would St idiot kindly look at this and care to explain why England have one less populous nation ranked above them (Argentina)* as opposed to several for Scotland - Uruguay, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-time_table_of_the_FIFA_World_Cup

Would be nice to get some reassurance that it is indeed a pro-English and anti-Scots conspiracy. But it does make you wonder who's truly the most underachieving nation...

*quite a number of more populous nations ranked below - France, Russia, Mexico etc
 
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Why are these bitter jocks ruining every england match day thread.
 

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We need someone to moderate Salty the supposed mod and his anti England spam imo. The WC section has become a lawless shithole under his command. It's time for change imvho and that.
 

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WE WANT A REFERENDUM.

NO MORE FOREIGN MODSHIP.
 

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We need someone to moderate Salty the supposed mod and his anti England spam imo. The WC section has become a lawless shithole under his command. It's time for change imvho and that.
I'll offer my resignation tomorrow if that's what you want. No problem doing it, been thinking about it for a while anyway.
 

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Why are these bitter jocks ruining every england match day thread.
Not bitter, just keeping you lot on the level, to stop you from jumping the gun as per always when it comes to your national side.

 
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Piers fucking Morgan, Saltire.

Piers, fucking, Morgan.

You'll be quoting messages daubed on public toilet walls in shit next.
 
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I'll offer my resignation tomorrow if that's what you want. No problem doing it, been thinking about it for a while anyway.
Salty, please don't do this!

They're mocking you a bit but they still love you.
 

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Not bitter, just keeping you lot on the level, to stop you from jumping the gun as per always when it comes to your national side.

Don’t kid yourself, you want England to lose and you hate any positivity towards the nation just like the other bitter Scottish one. If you want to hate us then fine you do that but don’t pretend you are doing England fans a favour by shitting on any positivity. Quoting Piers Morgan too Jesus Christ why not get Tommy Robinson’s thoughts next too.
 

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Piers Morgan actually rubbished our chances and moaned that Southgate has thrown the opportunity away.
 

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I'd rather listen to Salty slag England off for three weeks straight, and I know that he is capable of this, than listen to a single word uttered by Piers Morgan.
 

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Not bitter, just keeping you lot on the level, to stop you from jumping the gun as per always when it comes to your national side.

So despite us being shit for 50 years what's the issue with us all being positive, it's better than constant moaning and negativity. Realistically we have an absolutely glorious chance to reach a semi final of a world cup and who knows what can happen then. Colombia won't be easy , nether will Sweden or Switzerland but we are as good as all 3 which clearly gives us a great chance. We've had better teams in the past but imo we have never ever had anyone up front as good as Harry Kane, this is a player who is nearly matching Ronaldo and Messi for goals scored and with someone like that in your side it makes a huge difference. As for you hating england I understand that, but the majority of Scottish people aren't actually like that from my experiences, I've been to Scotland dozens and dozens of times and always wherever it be, been welcomed brilliantly, including both recent england v Scotland games.
 
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Salty moans about fellow Liverpool fans being negative and constantly reminds us that positivity does no harm, so why is it different when it's England?

You bigging up Liverpool for a title push every year is far worse than England fans eyeing up a quarter/semi.
 

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Salty moans about fellow Liverpool fans being negative and constantly reminds us that positivity does no harm, so why is it different when it's England?

You bigging up Liverpool for a title push every year is far worse than England fans eyeing up a quarter/semi.
He seems a tad strange to me, he's all anti English yet supports an English club. Bizarre
 

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You bigging up Liverpool for a title push every year is far worse than England fans eyeing up a quarter/semi.
Not really, as Liverpool going for a title push is (generally) more realistic than England getting to the semi of a tourney. :whistle:
 

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He seems a tad strange to me, he's all anti English yet supports an English club. Bizarre
It has a lot of Scottish connections, one of the reasons I started following them in the first place, many moons ago.
 

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We're all a tad strange, we find enjoyment in watching millionaires kick a ball around a field. Salty mate is good people, despite his hatred for England's national team.

And no Salty mate, I don't want you to resign, even though you don't actually do anything. I'm just winding you up.
 

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We're all a tad strange, we find enjoyment in watching millionaires kick a ball around a field. Salty mate is good people, despite his hatred for England's national team.

And no Salty mate, I don't want you to resign, even though you don't actually do anything. I'm just winding you up.
I don't hate the England national team - I like many of the players, always have done (wish we had a smidgen of the talent you lot have and had). Its just all the media going ott on it after a couple of wins.
 

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... or Uruguay vs Scotland, as I mentioned. 3.4 vs 5.4 oh my.
Or Uruguay vs. England.

Or indeed, at the last Euros, Iceland vs. England.

In terms of FIFA points per head of population, Scotland are behind Portugal, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Panama, Uruguay and Iceland. All of who qualified for this World Cup.

Plus Wales and Northern Ireland.
FIFA points per head of population? I have never heard of some a metric being used. Our head to head record vs. many of those nations will put a very illuminating story, especially the last two.


Would St idiot kindly look at this and care to explain why England have one less populous nation ranked above them (Argentina)* as opposed to several for Scotland - Uruguay, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-time_table_of_the_FIFA_World_Cup

Would be nice to get some reassurance that it is indeed a pro-English and anti-Scots conspiracy. But it does make you wonder who's truly the most underachieving nation...

*quite a number of more populous nations ranked below - France, Russia, Mexico etc
The World Rankings are far from infallible, but there will be plenty of larger nations Scotland ranks ahead of.

Also, in an awful own goals, you have not realised that Denmark is bigger than Scotland.
 

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It has a lot of Scottish connections, one of the reasons I started following them in the first place, many moons ago.
So does United.

Just think, you could have easily chosen the other side.
 

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FIFA points per head of population? I have never heard of some a metric being used. Our head to head record vs. many of those nations will put a very illuminating story, especially the last two.
You haven't heard of FIFA rankings based upon the head count of the nation in question? Nah. I've seen you talk about such things on here, as a stick to beat England with.

Anyway, see the link below.

https://www.rankingper.com/

If it's any consolation Scotland are above England. But that doesn't alter the fact you haven't qualified for any major international tournaments for two decades.
 

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It very obviously favors smaller nations though.
 

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