Exactly. Never should have been Mclaren.
Thinking about the match in a less pis*** off state now, it was plainly obvious that we thought we'd won just by turning up. That's why there was no urgency or energy until about the 85th minute when we suddenly realised we actually needed to play and score in order to win.
A win here and then a draw in Croatia would have left us sitting pretty nicely. Now an extremely difficult win away in Croatia is necessary. This week should have been 4 points from 6 without too much trouble. Now it's looking like it will be 1 from 6.
Just to clarify something if anyone knows for sure. 2nd goes into a playoff right? But best 2nd place gets in automatically? That's the way it's always been but then ESPN commentary today mentioned 2nd getting in automatically which surely can't be true. ESPN don't have a lot of credibility tbh. Anyone know for sure? Have the rules changed this time perhaps? Or are ESPN wrong again?
yup, two from each group qualify automatically. Would seem kind of unfair if Scotland had to battle it out with both World Cup finalists for only one place...