This is always in danger of falling into serious rant category when I start on about the Scottish football team!!
So here we are again looking for a new manager, new direction and some new ideas.
I was never a Burley fan but I would say his departure has been badly managed, surely the time to let him go was after the failed world cup qualification? Now the executive look like they are making it up as they go along and are surely a much a part of the problem.
But what is the solution?
I am….and you are!!
For Burley to be axed is probably correct however I think we are really treating the symptoms and not getting to the root cause. There is not the quality of players available to the Scottish manager to produce a consistently good side.
This is due to a number of issues but mostly due to the relatively small numbers of players. Less kids play football in Scotland than used to. We need as many boys playing football as possible.
That means YOU and I have to make sure our sons, nephews and neighbours kids are playing football! Don’t get them a Wii for their Christmas….get them a ball!
Secondly we have to make sure those people involved in running teams are good coaches, that means developing skills from an early age.
We do not all have to be out with a tracksuit forcing our kids out for early morning runs. Enjoyment still has to be the focus!
Until we all try those that choose to boo Scotland have to have a look at themselves and ask what have they done…….travelling to Cardiff and paying for a ticket is not enough guys!!