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Greer suffers late despair with Scotland

The Argus: Gordon Greer Gordon Greer

Albion skipper Gordon Greer suffered late heartbreak as he won his fourth cap for Scotland last night.

The defender was left grounded as Nigeria forced a 2-2 draw in a lively friendly with the Scots at Craven Cottage.

Greer got across well to make a tackle on striker Uche Nwofor in the heart of the Scottish area as the game reached the 90-minute mark.

But he was slow to get back to his feet and paid the price when defensive sidekick Grant Hanley failed to clear.

Hanley lost the ball to Nnamdi Oduamadi and, when it went back into the middle, Greer had lost ground on Nwofor, who swept a shot past Allan McGregor.

Scotland led twice and Greer had a decent match. Hanley was at fault for Nigeria’s first equaliser as he was slow to close Michael Uchebo.

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6:57am Thu 29 May 14

AlanDuffy says...

"Stability is absolutely key to long-term and sustained success for any football club" Gus Poyet on signing new contract with Sunderland
"Any club that is well-constructed and well-organised is permanently tracking potential managers for a situation such as this." Saints chairman on losing their manager
"Stability is absolutely key to long-term and sustained success for any football club" Gus Poyet on signing new contract with Sunderland "Any club that is well-constructed and well-organised is permanently tracking potential managers for a situation such as this." Saints chairman on losing their manager AlanDuffy
  • Score: 3

8:07am Thu 29 May 14

mikeygit says...

Greer--´slow to get to his feet´--sometimes the story of his season with us--getting on years---hopefully we will soon be back on our feet with a new manager and a hatful of signings---one can live in hope!!
Greer--´slow to get to his feet´--sometimes the story of his season with us--getting on years---hopefully we will soon be back on our feet with a new manager and a hatful of signings---one can live in hope!! mikeygit
  • Score: -5

12:29pm Thu 29 May 14

afterovid says...

You couldn't make it up..... the 'Frank Spencer' of football....... oohh Betty, I slipped on a whoopsy
You couldn't make it up..... the 'Frank Spencer' of football....... oohh Betty, I slipped on a whoopsy afterovid
  • Score: -6

12:42pm Thu 29 May 14

gilbertthecat says...

To be fair it sounds like Hanley didn't do much better. I've often thought that GG isn't the quickest and I remain of that mind but what he does well is read the game and get in the right place. Remember that we did do rather well on the goals against stats, even if we'd all prefer a much better goals for stat. GG is an International whatever way you cut it and that can't be bad for us.
To be fair it sounds like Hanley didn't do much better. I've often thought that GG isn't the quickest and I remain of that mind but what he does well is read the game and get in the right place. Remember that we did do rather well on the goals against stats, even if we'd all prefer a much better goals for stat. GG is an International whatever way you cut it and that can't be bad for us. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 4

12:43pm Thu 29 May 14

gilbertthecat says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
"Stability is absolutely key to long-term and sustained success for any football club" Gus Poyet on signing new contract with Sunderland
"Any club that is well-constructed and well-organised is permanently tracking potential managers for a situation such as this." Saints chairman on losing their manager
Wrong thread AD?
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: "Stability is absolutely key to long-term and sustained success for any football club" Gus Poyet on signing new contract with Sunderland "Any club that is well-constructed and well-organised is permanently tracking potential managers for a situation such as this." Saints chairman on losing their manager[/p][/quote]Wrong thread AD? gilbertthecat
  • Score: 0

6:21pm Thu 29 May 14

brighton bluenose says...

gilbertthecat wrote:
To be fair it sounds like Hanley didn't do much better. I've often thought that GG isn't the quickest and I remain of that mind but what he does well is read the game and get in the right place. Remember that we did do rather well on the goals against stats, even if we'd all prefer a much better goals for stat. GG is an International whatever way you cut it and that can't be bad for us.
Well said - after having a good game for 90 miss Green was a bit unfortunate and maybe a tad slow to recover but reading reports of the match elsewhere Hanley screwed up in the way he provided cover AND was at fault for the first goal as well!
[quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: To be fair it sounds like Hanley didn't do much better. I've often thought that GG isn't the quickest and I remain of that mind but what he does well is read the game and get in the right place. Remember that we did do rather well on the goals against stats, even if we'd all prefer a much better goals for stat. GG is an International whatever way you cut it and that can't be bad for us.[/p][/quote]Well said - after having a good game for 90 miss Green was a bit unfortunate and maybe a tad slow to recover but reading reports of the match elsewhere Hanley screwed up in the way he provided cover AND was at fault for the first goal as well! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 2

12:21pm Fri 30 May 14

Mr Farkenbus says...

afterovid wrote:
You couldn't make it up..... the 'Frank Spencer' of football....... oohh Betty, I slipped on a whoopsy
I don't think Pilo Dargsmuk was playing in that match?
[quote][p][bold]afterovid[/bold] wrote: You couldn't make it up..... the 'Frank Spencer' of football....... oohh Betty, I slipped on a whoopsy[/p][/quote]I don't think Pilo Dargsmuk was playing in that match? Mr Farkenbus
  • Score: 1

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