Alex Massie

World’s Worst Bankers Elimination Match

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So, Scotland host Iceland tonight in the latest "crucial" World Cup qualifier. The loser will have almost no chance of making it to South Africa so tonight's tussle is effectively an elimination contest. Just as importantly, the losers will assume the official, undisputed title of Worlds' Worst Bankers. The Scotsman's David Maddox runs through the line-ups here.

Given the importance of the occasion it was reasuring to see the Scotland skipper prepare for the match in traditional style  - by getting bladdered in what the Daily Record called a "marathon booze session" after the team returned to their Loch Lomond HQ following Saturday's 3-0 drubbing by the Dutch.

Anyway, consider this an open thread to discuss the World Cup and other football-related matters. Not just Scottish football, of course, but English, Welsh, Irish etc etc...

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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