Saturday, December 10, 2005

Scotland to Cheer on Trinidad and Tobago

My prediction for the world cup is that there will be a high demand for Trindad and Tobago shirts here in Scotland.

With Dundee keeper Kelvin Jack, Rangers defender Marvin Andrews, Falkirk Midfielder Russell Latapy Dundee United Striker Colin Samuel and St. Johnston Striker Jason Scotland all hailing from Trindad and Tobago, not to mention Dwight Yorke, Shaka Hislop, Dennis Lawrence, Scotland fans loved England's world cup draw.

Devon Mitchell, Errol McFarlane, Jerron Nixon, Anthony Rougier, Brent Sancho, Arnold Dwarika and Lyndon Andrews have also all had spells in Scottish football. They even have a Gary Glasgow on the squad who like Scotland is aptly named though has never played in Scotland. Indeed the full list of clubs in scotland for whom these players have plied their trade is Rangers, Dundee, Dundee United, Falkirk, Hibernian, Livingston, St. Johnston, Raith Rovers and East Fife.

In fact if you see the full list of players who are currenly palying in Britain it makes some interesting reading:

Chris Birchall (Port Vale), Russel Latapy (Falkirk), Jason Scotland (St Johnstone), Stern John (Derby), Kenwyne Jones (Southampton), Kelvin Jack (Dundee), Marvin Andrews (Rangers), Dennis Lawrence (Wrexham), Carlos Edwards (Luton), Shaka Hislop (West Ham), Brent Sancho (Gillingham), Hector Sam (Wrexham)

So be prepared for cheers of Marv, Marv, Super Marv, Super Marvin Andrews whenever a ball is cleared from defence leaving Owen, Rooney or even Crouch looking stupid.


Chris Black said...

I heard Shaka Hislop on the radio a few years ago in a long interview. Came over as the most intelligent footballer I've ever heard, and a really nice guy.

So I just hope Trinidad beat Paraguay and Sweden!

Stephen Glenn said...

I think a lot of Scottish fans are going on an adventure this summer.

Considering that a lot of us have supported a Trindad and Tobago player week in week out from the stands this is fast becoming hte most likely location for the outpouring of Tartan army support.
Even one of the Scottish tabloids had this on it's front page on Saturday.

We might very well revert to England if T & T do as most expect and fall at the first hurdle. But that is something the Scots are used to in World Cups down the years.


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