Tartan Army Blast Uefa

Last updated : 27 February 2014 By Queens MAD



SCOTLAND face fixtures on six different days and Tartan Army chiefs warn the move away from traditional Wednesday/Saturday fixtures will hit attendances.

TARTAN ARMY chiefs have blasted UEFA’s new “week of football” plan that will see Scotland play Euro 2016 qualifiers on SIX different days.

UEFA President Michel Platini believes the schedule will maximise TV revenues but it has enraged supporters across the country.

Scotland will play Group D top seeds Germany at home on a Monday night – with the away clash on a Sunday. Tartan Army spokesman Hamish Husband says the fixture plan will force punters to either take extra days off work or simply not turn up for matches.


He said: “Fans are angry the traditional Saturday/Wednesday fixtures have changed radically. It’s not just Tartan Army members who are miles away from Hampden.

“Even supporters in the west of the country are annoyed.

“We are facing Germany at home on a Monday night and away on a Sunday night. We only have one Saturday fixture in the whole campaign.

“In the last campaign some fans just didn’t bother turning up to the Croatia game because it was on a Friday night.

“For this campaign fans will have to take more days off work - for home games, never mind away games.”

Meanwhile, Nigeria have offered to play Scotland in a friendly at Fulham’s ground in May although Gordon Strachan has made it clear he’d prefer to take on European opposition in the build-up to the qualifiers.