I say this with the risk of calculation because deadlines mean that this week’s column was written on the Faroe Islands before last night’s game; so we must have won another and World Cup playoffs, or absolutely ruined !!!
Anyway, watching the dramatic injury winner under floodlights in a very noisy house in Hampden was just a tonic.
Appropriate Scotland felt like Saturday, for the first time in a long time.
On a big game day in Hampden you really get all kinds of painters in your taxi.
But yesterday’s Herald Diary story made me laugh.
Here it is: The diary has proof that Scottish footy fans are a gentle breed, just like any other breed of sophisticated and good breed.
Reader Becky Burns was on a bus leaving Glasgow city center just hours before Saturday’s Scotland-Israel match when she looked out the window at a passing taxi.
The back door of the taxi opened, a man wrapped in Tartan Reglia leaned out, and vomited profusely on the road.
He then got back into the taxi and closed the door.
Becky says: “I was impressed with the way it was understood that it’s more polite to throw someone’s digested breakfast out of the cab. This intro is a great companion.
Ha, ha – thanks Becky – sounds like a failure to you!
It’s a story that all drivers can relate to, nothing bad, but fair play to get out before the taxi;
Here’s hoping we have a huge Hampden playoff awaiting Qatar.
Checks “Route of Qatar” maps … Yes, a badge has just been planted.
This is the best part of 5000 miles, there could be a beautiful drive next November, who is it?
Let’s just leave Spy Heavy behind – not sure if he can compete!