You Can’t Fire The Players

“After three wins in fourteen matches- culminating in a humiliating 3-0 loss to a ‘rec level’ Wales squad last weekend- George Burley is out as manager of Scotland. As the title of this piece suggests, you can’t place all the blame on the manager, but… It’s worth keeping in mind that it was Burley picked the players who are now being accused of ‘not playing for the manager.’ It’s also worth noting that Scotland scored only seven goals during his tenure as manager, and none in the final three matches he oversaw, essentially ensuring that Scotland would not qualify for the World Cup.” (Avoiding the Drop)

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