Saints duo on international duty

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Two Saints stars will be on international duty tonight, with a host of others set to follow in the coming days.

Left-back Danny Fox is part of the Scotland squad that will travel to Cardiff City Stadium to take on Wales in a World Cup qualifier.

It promises to be a poignant occasion, evoking memories of the tragic night in September 1985 when Jock Stein collapsed and died at Ninian Park.

The death of the iconic Scotland manager in the moments after the full-time whistle overshadowed the dramatic contest between the two home nations.

The decisive World Cup qualifying encounter saw Scotland, by virtue of David Cooper’s late penalty, escape with the draw that they needed to advance to a play-off with Australia, where they duly cemented a place at Mexico 1986.

But the night will forever be overshadowed by the tragedy that unfolded in the minutes after the final whistle.

Stein is set to be remembered this evening, as Scotland and Wales again square off in a crucial qualifying contest.

Both sides are in need of the three points, having experienced unsatisfactory starts to their campaigns.

Wales have lost at home to Belgium and away to Serbia, with the latter dishing out a 6-1 thrashing, while Scotland have drawn their home matches with the Serbs and Macedonia.

Also in action tonight could be centre half Maya Yoshida, who is part of the Japan squad preparing to face France in a friendly.

Both Fox and Yoshida also have games next Tuesday, with Scotland travelling to Belgium for a qualifier and Japan playing Brazil in a friendly, in Poland.

Emmanuel Mayuka is due to feature for Zambia tomorrow, as they face a trip to Uganda for the second leg of their final African Cup of Nations qualifying play-off. Zambia hold a 1-0 lead from the first leg.

Midfielder Steven Davis will skipper Northern Ireland on Tuesday, as they face a daunting trip to Portugal for a World Cup qualifier.

Also on international duty is 19-year-old forward Alberto Seidi, who is in the Portugal Under-21 squad for their home friendly against Ukraine on Monday.

Gaston Ramirez, who had been due to play for Uruguay in a pair of World Cup qualifiers, and Nathaniel Clyne, who was set to feature for England Under-21s in their Euro 2013 play-off games against Serbia, have both withdrawn from their respective squads with leg injuries.

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11:23am Fri 12 Oct 12

Dickosfc says...

Wanna see Mayuka given a go with Lambert. I know we payed top ££ for Jay Rod but for me in the short bursts that i've seen him, Mayuka looks more lively to cause more of an impact.
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Failing that, if only we had a Japanese striker who's prone to scoring crackers and works his socks off. :-)
Wanna see Mayuka given a go with Lambert. I know we payed top ££ for Jay Rod but for me in the short bursts that i've seen him, Mayuka looks more lively to cause more of an impact. . Failing that, if only we had a Japanese striker who's prone to scoring crackers and works his socks off. :-) Dickosfc

11:35am Fri 12 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Good luck to all of the lads, just hope they all come back in one piece and benefitting from the experience.
Good luck to all of the lads, just hope they all come back in one piece and benefitting from the experience. OSPREYSAINT

2:26pm Fri 12 Oct 12

mikesugar says...

So what is the issue with Lee? is he really injured? or just another sick note?
Mayuka has looked a real threat and we don't see him and what the hell are they doing at Stapleford to injure two very key players one with a potentially career threatening injury. Just a few questions NA needs to explain.
So what is the issue with Lee? is he really injured? or just another sick note? Mayuka has looked a real threat and we don't see him and what the hell are they doing at Stapleford to injure two very key players one with a potentially career threatening injury. Just a few questions NA needs to explain. mikesugar

2:34pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Rising_Son says...

mikesugar says... "So what is the issue with Lee? is he really injured? or just another sick note? "

According to his blog he's not far from coming back.
mikesugar says... "So what is the issue with Lee? is he really injured? or just another sick note? " According to his blog he's not far from coming back. Rising_Son

2:43pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Sainty saint saint says...

mikesugar wrote:
So what is the issue with Lee? is he really injured? or just another sick note?
Mayuka has looked a real threat and we don't see him and what the hell are they doing at Stapleford to injure two very key players one with a potentially career threatening injury. Just a few questions NA needs to explain.
Oh golly gee, how many times do people have to be told?

Lee injured his elbow when on international duty last time and is on his way back to fitness. So yes, he really is injured.

Clyne's injury was NOT in training but in the Everton match.
[quote][p][bold]mikesugar[/bold] wrote: So what is the issue with Lee? is he really injured? or just another sick note? Mayuka has looked a real threat and we don't see him and what the hell are they doing at Stapleford to injure two very key players one with a potentially career threatening injury. Just a few questions NA needs to explain.[/p][/quote]Oh golly gee, how many times do people have to be told? Lee injured his elbow when on international duty last time and is on his way back to fitness. So yes, he really is injured. Clyne's injury was NOT in training but in the Everton match. Sainty saint saint

3:04pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Rising_Son says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
mikesugar wrote:
So what is the issue with Lee? is he really injured? or just another sick note?
Mayuka has looked a real threat and we don't see him and what the hell are they doing at Stapleford to injure two very key players one with a potentially career threatening injury. Just a few questions NA needs to explain.
Oh golly gee, how many times do people have to be told?

Lee injured his elbow when on international duty last time and is on his way back to fitness. So yes, he really is injured.

Clyne's injury was NOT in training but in the Everton match.
Lee wasn't on international duty when he injured himself.
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikesugar[/bold] wrote: So what is the issue with Lee? is he really injured? or just another sick note? Mayuka has looked a real threat and we don't see him and what the hell are they doing at Stapleford to injure two very key players one with a potentially career threatening injury. Just a few questions NA needs to explain.[/p][/quote]Oh golly gee, how many times do people have to be told? Lee injured his elbow when on international duty last time and is on his way back to fitness. So yes, he really is injured. Clyne's injury was NOT in training but in the Everton match.[/p][/quote]Lee wasn't on international duty when he injured himself. Rising_Son

3:24pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Dickosfc says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
mikesugar wrote: So what is the issue with Lee? is he really injured? or just another sick note? Mayuka has looked a real threat and we don't see him and what the hell are they doing at Stapleford to injure two very key players one with a potentially career threatening injury. Just a few questions NA needs to explain.
Oh golly gee, how many times do people have to be told? Lee injured his elbow when on international duty last time and is on his way back to fitness. So yes, he really is injured. Clyne's injury was NOT in training but in the Everton match.
Lee wasn't on international duty when he injured himself.
Romour has it, it was Jet Ski related
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikesugar[/bold] wrote: So what is the issue with Lee? is he really injured? or just another sick note? Mayuka has looked a real threat and we don't see him and what the hell are they doing at Stapleford to injure two very key players one with a potentially career threatening injury. Just a few questions NA needs to explain.[/p][/quote]Oh golly gee, how many times do people have to be told? Lee injured his elbow when on international duty last time and is on his way back to fitness. So yes, he really is injured. Clyne's injury was NOT in training but in the Everton match.[/p][/quote]Lee wasn't on international duty when he injured himself.[/p][/quote]Romour has it, it was Jet Ski related Dickosfc

5:45pm Fri 12 Oct 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

My england team for SAN MARINO and POLAND1.PETER SHILTON
2.ALF RAMSEY
3.MICK MILLS
4.ALAN BALL
5.DAVE WATSON
6.MARK WRIGHT
7.TERRY PAINE
8.KEVIN KEEGAN
9.ALAN SHEARER
10.MATT LE TISSIER
11.MICK CHANNON.
3 WORLD CUP WINNERS,A EUROPEAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR,EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS,FA CUP WINNERS,LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS,LEAGUE CUP WINNERS AND ALL SCHOOLED AT THE TOP ENGLISH SOCCER ACADEMY SOUTHAMPTON.
subs
tim flowers,derek statham,russell osman,steve williams,charlie george,frank worthington and peter osgood.WITH THOSE 18 PLAYERS in their hey day at WROY HODGSONS beck and call we would win the world cup in 2014.
My england team for SAN MARINO and POLAND1.PETER SHILTON 2.ALF RAMSEY 3.MICK MILLS 4.ALAN BALL 5.DAVE WATSON 6.MARK WRIGHT 7.TERRY PAINE 8.KEVIN KEEGAN 9.ALAN SHEARER 10.MATT LE TISSIER 11.MICK CHANNON. 3 WORLD CUP WINNERS,A EUROPEAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR,EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS,FA CUP WINNERS,LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS,LEAGUE CUP WINNERS AND ALL SCHOOLED AT THE TOP ENGLISH SOCCER ACADEMY SOUTHAMPTON. subs tim flowers,derek statham,russell osman,steve williams,charlie george,frank worthington and peter osgood.WITH THOSE 18 PLAYERS in their hey day at WROY HODGSONS beck and call we would win the world cup in 2014. CB FRY LIVES

1:17pm Sat 13 Oct 12

scprof says...

CB FRY LIVES wrote:
My england team for SAN MARINO and POLAND1.PETER SHILTON
2.ALF RAMSEY
3.MICK MILLS
4.ALAN BALL
5.DAVE WATSON
6.MARK WRIGHT
7.TERRY PAINE
8.KEVIN KEEGAN
9.ALAN SHEARER
10.MATT LE TISSIER
11.MICK CHANNON.
3 WORLD CUP WINNERS,A EUROPEAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR,EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS,FA CUP WINNERS,LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS,LEAGUE CUP WINNERS AND ALL SCHOOLED AT THE TOP ENGLISH SOCCER ACADEMY SOUTHAMPTON.
subs
tim flowers,derek statham,russell osman,steve williams,charlie george,frank worthington and peter osgood.WITH THOSE 18 PLAYERS in their hey day at WROY HODGSONS beck and call we would win the world cup in 2014.
And would have easily scored double figures against San Marino.
[quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: My england team for SAN MARINO and POLAND1.PETER SHILTON 2.ALF RAMSEY 3.MICK MILLS 4.ALAN BALL 5.DAVE WATSON 6.MARK WRIGHT 7.TERRY PAINE 8.KEVIN KEEGAN 9.ALAN SHEARER 10.MATT LE TISSIER 11.MICK CHANNON. 3 WORLD CUP WINNERS,A EUROPEAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR,EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS,FA CUP WINNERS,LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS,LEAGUE CUP WINNERS AND ALL SCHOOLED AT THE TOP ENGLISH SOCCER ACADEMY SOUTHAMPTON. subs tim flowers,derek statham,russell osman,steve williams,charlie george,frank worthington and peter osgood.WITH THOSE 18 PLAYERS in their hey day at WROY HODGSONS beck and call we would win the world cup in 2014.[/p][/quote]And would have easily scored double figures against San Marino. scprof

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