Gordon Strachan’s genetics talk is nonsense – Scotland failure rests with him

Strachan entered the crazy world of managerial make-believe with his comments after Scotland missed out on another World Cup and should not be given the chance to deliver more excuses

If Gordon Strachan was seeking deflection from Scotland’s latest tale of woe, he is at least due credit for original thinking. Had Strachan’s players displayed the same elements of stunning creativity that the 60-year-old did in the immediate aftermath of a harrowing evening in Ljubljana, Scotland would still be part of the 2018 World Cup equation.

Whereas Strachan’s reputation had been partly restored by a run which took Scotland – a previously ragged, dysfunctional Scotland – to the brink of a play-off spot, collateral damage appeared once more on Sunday evening. The tossing away of a 1-0 lead with an abject second-half display against Slovenia was bad enough before Strachan entered the crazy world of managerial make-believe.

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Strachan entered the crazy world of managerial make-believe with his comments after Scotland missed out on another World Cup and should not be given the chance to deliver more excusesIf Gordon Strachan was seeking deflection from Scotland’s latest tale of woe, he is at least due credit for original thinking. Had Strachan’s players displayed the same elements of stunning creativity that the 60-year-old did in the immediate aftermath of a harrowing evening in Ljubljana, Scotland would still be part of the 2018 World Cup equation.Whereas Strachan’s reputation had been partly restored by a run which took Scotland – a previously ragged, dysfunctional Scotland – to the brink of a play-off spot, collateral damage appeared once more on Sunday evening. The tossing away of a 1-0 lead with an abject second-half display against Slovenia was bad enough before Strachan entered the crazy world of managerial make-believe. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/oct/09/gordon-strachan-genetics-scotland-world-cup

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