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Celebrating A Good Week For The SFA & Scots Sides In Europe

Date: 23rd July 2021

I have never been shy when it comes to criticising The SFA, especially when it comes to promoting the women’s game and their ticket prices. 

So it is only fair to give the Association plaudits when they are due and they are definitely due this week. 

I already praised them for the appointment of new women’s international coach Pedro Martinez Losa. I do think that they might have taken a bit too long to get their man but at least they’ve been ambitious and brought in a coach with a winning pedigree. 

The SFA have since followed up the news of the new gaffer by coming out and stating that the women’s national team will now play their home qualifiers at Hampden Park, the home of Scottish football.

It shows that our governing body is finally taking the women’s game very seriously and treating the team as equals to their male counterparts. 

I hope the Tartan Army can now do their bit and help create a great atmosphere for the women’s team! 

With that in mind, today The SFA announced some more awesome news. 

They have released the ticketing information regarding both the male and female team’s qualifiers

The prices are very realistic and I will gladly give either national team my money if I can grab a ticket for one of their upcoming games. 

Well done to The SFA. I will be back to criticising you if mess anything up but this has been a superb week for you. 


It has also been a fantastic week for Scottish football clubs in Europe. 

Celtic managed to draw with Danish side FC Midtjylland at home. Now that might not sound like a great result and it’s not but the team did look to be playing with a better style in Ange Postecoglou’s first game in charge. Hopefully they can pick up that all important win in the return leg. 

Hibs won 3-0 at Easter Road against Andorran outfit Santa Coloma. The Hibees took an early lead before Joe Newell seemed to unfairly receive his marching orders. The Edinburgh side held their nerve to double their lead just after half-time and then Scottish international striker Kevin Nisbet grabbed the final goal with just ten minutes left on the clock. 

It was Aberdeen that picked up the result of the week with their 5-1 thrashing of Hacken at Pitrodrie in the Europa Conference League. Lewis Ferguson would have added some extra cash to his price tag with his impressive brace. New boy Christian Ramirez celebrated his debut with a goal too. This very encouraging home result over the Swedes should be enough to see Stephen Glass’ men through to the next round. 

It was also delightful to see spectators in the stands to celebrate their team’s goals and triumphs. I really hope it is just the start of a successful campaign for all our clubs in Europe this season. 

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