This Sunday sees an epic battle between two giants of international football, Scotland and Ireland. Sadly nobody actually cares. Early estimates are that the attendance for this cup final (I say with almost a straight face), is expected to be about 20,000.
"Scotland on the verge of silverware is not an everyday occurrence but we have that chance and I would ask all fans to do their bit to help the cause by whatever means possible.Sorry Levein, as tempting as the offer is I think I'll save myself a few hundred pounds and maybe watch it on TV, if there's nothing better on of course. It is on a Sunday so there won't be much competition, although I do love Songs of Praise. Perhaps I am being rather harsh on Scotland, after all we scored two goals against Spain and have scored three goals in three games recently, although after a quick search on the SFA website I see that the three goals were scored against the Faroe Islands whose entire population can fit into Hampden, Northern Ireland and Wales.
"The players are grateful for that backing. We won the Kirin Cup [in Japan] in 2006 but that was the other side of the world. Now we have another opportunity on our doorstep and with the help of the fans, we can take that one final step."
That said if somehow Scotland qualify for Euro 2012 I will definitely be cheering us on, buying a Scotland top and pretending I was in from the ground floor because I am a dick.