International football is becoming a useless interruption in the Rangers and Celtic supporters’ season. We couldn’t give a monkeys on what the crap Scotland team games the SFA can come up with. We are no longer interested in packing Hampden Park!

We have honestly lost total interest and it disrupts league and European football much too often, which is of much more significance to the fans – and that is a fact and it will only get worse.

The days of Rangers and Celtic fans turning up in our thousands are wearing thinner each year. We really don’t care anymore and it only annoys us and interrupts our season – we don’t want it.

Speaking as a Rangers fan, we are fed up with our players getting taken for granted by the SFA. They pick a manager to pick their Scotland team and the ‘Old Firm’ are expected to release their best players to play in usually unimportant friendly games that we will no longer attend.

For so many years now the Scotland team have been extremely poor. The amount of Rangers and Celtic players who can appear for the national team is becoming less each year.

Take the current Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side. Allan McGregor, Lee Wallace, Ryan Jack, Andy Halliday, Graham Dorrans and young Ross McCrorie and Glenn Middleton are the only players that Alex McLeish could pick from a 25 player squad.

And what about the Celtic team, Rangers fans really don’t care, and vice versa!

Steven Naismith, the ex-Rangers and now Hearts striker, scored against Portugal in the third minute of added on time at the end of the 90 minutes to at least give the ‘Tartan Army’ something to cheer about, but it was another grim night for Scotland overall.

Scotland were hopeless again in the 3-1 defeat to an understrength Portugal at a half-empty Hampden crowd to increase the growing pressure on much maligned manager Alex McLeish.

McLeish had been looking for a result following the dire display in the 2-1 defeat to Israel in a Nations League game in Haifa on Thursday evening.

A goal in the first-half from Helder Costa and two more in the second from Eder and Bruma gave Fernando Santos’s Portugal another easy comfortable and well-deserved win.


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