Uncapped Scottish Bears

kblair2912

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Morning all,

A conversation I had with a pal last week about John Brown got me thinking. Who are the other Scottish Rangers players than were inexplicably not picked by Scotland?
 

erskine bear

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Brown is the most obvious, could make a case for Scott Wilson I suppose. Generally most of our Scottish players will have atleast one cap. Even complete dross.
 

mark hateley

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I'm the 90s Broon and Roxburgh had to show no favouritism or in fact any Ger who was in a winning team.

To think the likes of McKimmie and Boyd have about 100+ caps between them.

Robertson and Munro had hardly any caps sums up how pathetic our set up was.
 

zooranger

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I'm the 90s Broon and Roxburgh had to show no favouritism or in fact any Ger who was in a winning team.

To think the likes of McKimmie and Boyd have about 100+ caps between them.

Robertson and Munro had hardly any caps sums up how pathetic our set up was.
David Robertson has 3 caps - the fact he was behind both Tom Boyd and Tosh "Warchest" McKinlay shows the school teacher mentality of both Roxburgh and Brown.
 

Gee

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For a Rangers or celtic player with over 100 games not to be capped he must not have been very good simple as that Brown was a great club player and worse players than him were capped however in his time he was well down the list of centre backs and even further down the list of midfielders he was unlucky Russell was a decent player but simply not as good as others at that time It is all about timing hence Maurice Ross Kirk Broadfoot Steven Hughes and Colin Jackson were all capped
 

The Canny Man

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Scottish football has never recovered from the pathetic Roxburgh/Broon years although if you listen to them you would think they’re Guardiola/Mourinho.
 

mark hateley

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David Robertson has 3 caps - the fact he was behind both Tom Boyd and Tosh "Warchest" McKinlay shows the school teacher mentality of both Roxburgh and Brown.
Oh aye I forgot to add him also.

What a joke our national squad was.

The fact Charlie Adam never had a call up since 2015 is laughable also.

McKinley would have been forgiven if the black eye he gave Larsson would have saw him moved on. But, anyone else remember when he wasnt that good?
 

erskine bear

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This was a personal thing between him and Craig Brown. Robertson was a fantastic left back who spoke his mind and Boyd was average but was a yes man and toed the line Brown was a schoolteacher who treated the players like kids
Yeah I’m aware, I’m sure Brown referred to one of the teachers pets as a “left back specialist” or something. Think a poster above has corrected me on what he actually said.
 
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erskine bear

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Oh aye I forgot to add him also.

What a joke our national squad was.

The fact Charlie Adam never had a call up since 2015 is laughable also.

McKinley would have been forgiven if the black eye he gave Larsson would have saw him moved on. But, anyone else remember when he wasnt that good?
Adam was easily the best technical player round about 2012-2016, the fact he didn’t run around chasing crisp packets hampered him.
 

Willem Bear

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For a Rangers or celtic player with over 100 games not to be capped he must not have been very good simple as that Brown was a great club player and worse players than him were capped however in his time he was well down the list of centre backs and even further down the list of midfielders he was unlucky Russell was a decent player but simply not as good as others at that time It is all about timing hence Maurice Ross Kirk Broadfoot Steven Hughes and Colin Jackson were all capped
Not accepting that about Bomber Jackson, sorry! Extremely underrated player.
 

tazzabear

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I'm the 90s Broon and Roxburgh had to show no favouritism or in fact any Ger who was in a winning team.

To think the likes of McKimmie and Boyd have about 100+ caps between them.

Robertson and Munro had hardly any caps sums up how pathetic our set up was.
Roxburgh and Brown’s thought process concerning John Brown is beyond laughable.
In the 92-93 season during our “fairly decent” run in Europe, our top centre back pairing was Gough and Brown.
McPherson was shunted to right back to accommodate this.
Robertson was outstanding at left back.
For reasons I’ve always found impossible to guess before trying to work out, the Scotland management team refused to consider Brown as good enough, choosing Smith’s second choice, McPherson, as the other centre back.
Totally ignoring Robertson.
Including Goram, this was the core back five that had progressed so well in Europe.
Yet, the super duper Roxburgh/Brown partnership inexplicably ignored this.
 
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erskine bear

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Roxburgh and Brown’s thought process concerning John Brown is beyond laughable.
In the 92-93 season during our “fairly decent” run in Europe, our top centre back pairing was Gough and Brown.
McPherson was shunted to right back to accommodate this.
Robertson was outstanding at left back.
For reasons I’ve always found impossible to guess before trying to work out, the Scotland management team refused to consider Brown as good enough choosing Smith’s second choice, McPherson, as the other centre back.
Totally ignoring Robertson.
Including Goram, this was the back five that had progressed so well in Europe.
Yet, the super duper Roxburgh/Brown partnership inexplicably ignored this.
Maybe the Costa Ricans or a Portuguese taxi driver had advised them ?.
 
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