Here We (Dont)
Yes, the SPL is still every bit the farce
it was last time we updated these pages. No, we still dont
know whether there will be any promotion or relegation. Perhaps
the Setanta deal is a good one. Maybe it isnt. True,
Scotland ended the season on a high. Also true we dont
really know if well be good enough come the World Cup qualifiers.
But nothing is going to change on these matters in the next few
days, so this is the occasion for this website to look back on Scotland
and the European Championships currently being played in
Portugal. After all we can hardly look forward, seeing as
this is the third successive major Finals weve missed
out on and our bid to host the 2008 competition was dead
in the water before it was even launched.
So, instead of working out how we will fare among the continents
elite, well roll back the decades and have a wallow in history.
Which, when alls said and done, is probably preferable to
discussing the merits of giving Gavin Rae a man-marking job
on Zinedine Zidane.
At just over 5,000 words and a few illustrations and weighing in
at just over 1.5MB, it's a bit too long for a web page so weve
put it online as a pdf file. Click the link to download 'A
short history of Scotland and the European Championship.'