Tierney gets Scotland nod

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If you were wondering why there’s a two week gap between the Community Shield and the start of the Premier League season, I have one word for you – Interlull.

In addition to Uefa Nations League matches – nope, we still don’t understand how that tournament works – there are a couple of rounds of friendlies between European sides coming up in early September.

Obviously, the timing isn’t ideal. The Arsenal first team only returned to London Colney today so it seems somewhat bizarre that many of them will head off again next week. Such are the times we live in.

Free from injury and in fine form, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Kieran Tierney has been given the nod by Scotland. He’s not played for them for nearly two years.

Ahead of matches with Israel (4 September) and the Czech Republic (8 September), coach Steve Clarke said: “You want as many good players as possible in your squad and Kieran will make it better.”

We’ve yet to have confirmation but we’re also expecting senior call-ups for Sokratis, Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac. If Bernd Leno is fit again he might be in with a shout of a Germany call-up.

With Euro under-21 qualification matches scheduled, most of our youngsters could also be selected.

Aidy Bothroyd could call on Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock, Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson for England and you’d imagine Matteo Guendouzi (who?) and William Saliba could get selected for France.

If we get updates in the coming days, we’ll let you know.

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goongot

good way to phuck whatever is there of pre-season.

ArseHobbit

And to put all of the different club squads & leagues in a covid-19 blender and then retrun to their clubs again. Madness.

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

For useless games, make no sense to me.

Mani

What shittt?

And really bad eggs...

Hopefully, none of the players we are trying to move out get injured ??

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

I think about the players who will stay first.

goonero

Pic is worth a Caption contest

“that’s not a roll of quarters Kieran, but don’t worry…it won’t bite”

chepetin

Someday Kieran, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me.

lessthanthesumoftheirparts

Forget the Tesco bag Kieran, you’ve got a saka for life.

Tierneys tescobag

Hey

Comedian

Feel for Leno, there is neuer and ter stegen ahead of him….they both are reserved for world cup and euros, but for friendlies Germany would call up Leno. I hope he just stays and club advise german team against it.

And what is the point of a fucking friendly.

Berlingoon

it’s not just a friendly. It’s the glamorous nations league, which the entire world can’t wait to start again.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

He’s better than Andy Robertson!

Chocolateapot

let’s hope Scotland don’t think so! prefer a robertson injury than a Tierney one tbh

Jack

I am pretty optimistic Clarke will find a way to accommodate both. Back 3/5 would suit Scotland to be honest.

Gudang Bedil

What the hell is going on?

Charles MMM

Strange times..

David Hillier's luggage

Apt choice of picture given the England squad was announced with no left backs in the squad at all…

ArseHobbit

Total nonsense.

Danny

Leno selected for Germany. No Neuer or Ter Steigen so hopefully gets some match time.

Jack

I mean, obviously Tierney is getting a Scotland nod. He’s one of the two best Scottish players (sadly they both play in the same position). As a Scot, I wanted to see Tierney down the left but the good thing about him getting games at LCB is it’s hopefully given Steve Clarke some idea about how to get two of the world’s best LBs in the same team!

OnlyBeingHonest

Cancel International football full stop, its a hindrance and nothing else

CLEGooner

Fuck off Scotland. Time for Tierney to come down with a case of Ozilitis.

shokim

Is a potential bromance brewing? ?