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Scotland v USA: Friday 15th November

Game on at 3.05pm at the usual venue, the Football Factory at Legends, W 33rd b/w 5th and Broadway.

Also the The Highlander NYC bar is screening the game in conjunction with the American-Scottish foundation, details here. W 39th b/w 5th + 6th, and also a 3.05pm kickoff.

Let’s hope Scotland play like this:

While the USA show up like this:

 

Macedonia v Scotland: Tuesday 10th @ 2.30pm

Live at the Football Factory @ Legends, W 33rd b/w 5th and Broadway.

Belgium v Scotland – Friday 6 September

3pm KO @ Legends, W 33rd b/w 5th & Broadway. See you there!

Video

England v Scotland – Wednesday 14th @ 3pm

Wednesday’s game will be shown live in the Football Factory at Legends, W 33rd b/w 5th and Broadway. 3pm KO.

Brooklyneers, it’ll also be on at your borough’s two Scottish pubs: Isle of Skye (Williamsburg, Driggs b/w N 9th and N 10th) and the recently-opened Duke of Montrose (Park Slope, 5th Avenue & Bergen St). I’m told Brooklyn is in the same time zone as Manhattan so that would also make it a 3pm KO.

Who remembers this? I know I do.

Scottish Trivia Night on August 1st

Other trivia nights just can’t compete!

“General Trivia with a Scottish tinge” on Thursday 1st August, 8.30pm at the Isle of Skye bar in Williamsburg (Driggs between N 9th and N 10th St).

Scottish Trivia Night

Will Big Eck celebrate your win too?

Hosted by Morrison Bowmore. Prizes possibly whisky-tinged, too.

See you there.

Countdown to Copa: David Sheridan Player Profile

 

David Sheridan doesn’t read books and plays soccer like Bobo Balde. You decide which is the bigger crime against humanity in our next Countdown to Copa.

David’s profile is sponsored by the Down Under Bakery, maker of fantastic meat and veggie savory pies. Get a dozen delivered to your home or visit the DUB Cafe at 211 Prospect Park West (corner of 16th Street) in Brooklyn.

Launching a precision cross – straight into an English face [Photo courtesy of David Hogarty]

How old are you? 19

Where did you grow up? Glasgow

Who was your favourite player as a boy? Henrik Larsson

Who’s your favourite player now? Lionel Messi

What do you do for a living? Student

Which team(s) do you support? Celtic

Scotland will win Cosmos Copa 2013. Who will come second? Maybe NYC Poland

Which well-known player do you think you’re most like? With my immense trickery and attacking skills I would say Messi or Ronaldo but other people have compared me to a young Bobo Baldé due to the occasional dodgy pass

Do you prefer Ronaldo or Messi? Messi

What’s your favourite Scottish band? Not a band but Calvin Harris

What’s the last book you read? What’s a book?

What’s your favourite drink? Anything non-alcohlic because I’m an athlete! [Ed: we know this is a lie] 

Countdown to Copa: Nathan Stockie Player Profile

Today’s Countdown to Copa victim is Nathan Stockie, who’s unique in two ways: (1) He’s the only American-born player in our squad and (2) He’s not actually in our squad. Why? Because he broke his arm just as our Copa training got going, and that’s a big problem for a goalie.

But Nathan’s helping out on the sidelines and has promised to steal us lots of free soccer gear from his employer (*) who we aren’t naming because they won’t cough up any sponsorship cash! [Note to Nathan’s employer: I made this bit up, honest.]

Nathan’s profile is actually sponsored by the Isle of Skye Scottish Pub – an authentic Scottish bar in the middle of Williamsburg and scene of this famous rendition of Loch Lomond by the NYC Scotland squad!

Born in the USA!

How old are you? 22

Where did you grow up? Beaumont, Texas. Howdy!

Who was your favourite player as a boy? Craig Gordon, despite his history as a yam

Who’s your favourite player now? Stuart Holden, Scots-American

What do you do for a living? Student

Which team(s) do you support? Hibees

Scotland will win Cosmos Copa 2013. Who will come second? I’d like to say USA

Which well-known player do you think you’re most like? A hybrid of Schmeichel and Casillas

Do you prefer Ronaldo or Messi? Messi by far, won’t see him gettin an Oscar for playin football

What’s your favourite Scottish band? Honestly been in the States my whole life, can’t really recall any, The Proclaimers, they do a version of Sunshine on Leith. [Ed: we’re pretty sure it’s the original?]

What’s the last book you read? The Wallace

What’s your favourite drink? A nice cold Coke or Corona