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Writing the script for Spain v Scotland

October 11th, 2011

Even if, like me, you’re not a Scot, you probably still feel a sense of a pre-ordained script for tonight’s Euro 2012 qualifier in Alicante. Scotland have that traditional glimmer of a chance at making it to the next stage. It is even in their hands – beat Spain and they are through to the play-offs.

But Scottish sport doesn’t usually work like that. The script generally goes like this:

The small glimmer of hope is consolidated by valiant and sometimes heroic efforts.

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