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Scotland’s Women Continue To Lead The Way & Deserve A Huge Send Off!

Date: 10th April 2019

The Scottish Women’s national team are just a few months from competing in their first World Cup.

The tournament will take place in France this summer and the Scots have been given a tough group that includes an in-form England, previous winners Japan and South American side Argentina. 

If the team are feeling any pressure then they didn’t show it in their latest round of friendly games in Spain this month. 

First of all they drew 1-1 with Chile, in a game in which the Scots dominating when it came to the amount of chances created. 

They would go one step better on Monday, when a Kim Little strike gave the women a famous victory over Brazil. 

Now it’s true that the Brazilian team are in a depressing losing streak at the moment and their confidence levels are probably on the floor but they’re still tenth in the current world rankings and they’ve beaten Scotland in their last four games at this level. 

In fact only one other Scottish side of any gender or age group has ever recorded a win over a Brazilian national side. 

Scotland teams usually see the yellow strips and blue shorts and lose the game mentally before a ball is kicked. 

The 1-0 win in Murcia was a huge morale booster for the Scots, as they head into the biggest summer of their lives.

They took their chance when it arrived and then held their nerve to see the game out, that’s usually where we always falter. The women managed to show that they don’t seem to suffer from the same mental fragilities that our men have done for decades now. 

As a nation we can all look forward to June, I honestly think Shelley Kerr’s squad will be extremely competitive in France and will make us proud. 

I’m also hoping that as a nation we can come together and support the women on this historic journey. We’ve been waiting since 1998 to go back to a World Cup, at a senior level, and we should savour the moment! 

Unfortunately there’s been quite a few negatives that have surrounded the Scottish game in the last year. Fan misbehaviour has once again become too frequent and all too often hits the headlines, the officiating at games has been of a particularly low standard and the men’s national senior team have produced minging performances against Israel and Kazakstan. 

In contrast the women’s game is on an upward trajectory. 

Glasgow City continue to impress in Europe, Celtic and Hibs are making the SWPL 1 competitive, BBC Alba are showing international, league and cup games on their TV channel, The SFA are now ensuring that we have female faces in every PR campaign like strip launches and our players are excelling down south and abroad. 

These footballers are inspiring a generation and have it in them to inspire the whole nation. 

On the twenty-eighth of May, the Scotland Women’s team will play a warm-up game against Jamaica at Hampden. They are hoping to create a record crowd and at least beat the 4,098 crowd that turned up to watch the play Switzerland last year. 

I’m hoping they smash that and get at least 20,000! They deserve as many people to be there as possible as they’re the best team currently representing our flag and they deserve a huge send off! 

The tickets for the Jamaica match go on sale tomorrow (11th of April). 

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