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John O'Neil is another one on the list of players who arguably played the best football of their careers at Saints, but got called up very quickly after departing for another club.

We can all argue about Zander's strength and weaknesses, but if he was exactly the same keeper wearing a Celtic shirt every week instead of a Saints one, he'd be in the Scotland squad. There's no such thing as "international standard".

This is just one of many reasons I can't be arsed with following Scotland any more and haven't watched any of their matches in years.

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Zander isnt a better keeper than Gordon, Marshall or McGregor - thats why he isnt in the squad.

One day he might be the best of the rest but having lived through that with Alan Main im not too bothered.

To say its some anti-Saints conspiracy is just total pish im afraid.

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I don't think there would be the same push for Clark in the squad if he hadn't had Bain and Hamilton  in some of the recent squads, he clearly isn't going to challenge the likes of Gordon or Marshall yet, but it looked for a time that strachan was indeed giving some of the young keepers a chance to be part of the squads, shame they two got it though and now Strachan seems to have gone back to the old vets 

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I doubt anyone actually thinks Zander is ready to start for Scotland but he is for the 'young, promising keeper that can feature in squads without any real danger of playing or international training sessions to get him involved and check him out a bit more' role that the likes of Scott Fox and Scott Bain have had. 

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Agree entirely. But isn't it a bit desperate that the 4th/5th best team in the country is desperately celebrating because one of our guys might or might not be 3rd choice goalie for his country? 

Im old enough to remember games between the English League and the Scottish League. Would we really do any worse if we put out a Scottish League Team? They would work their arses off, and then go for a pint.

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Zander overlooked for the Scotland squad again with Jack Hamilton making the cut even though he has had better performances, we finished higher in the league than them, and he has played more games recently than Hamilton who has been dropped from his starting place with Hearts. You wonder if they even take notice of saints performances and consider them or only look at old firm, Aberdeen and Edinburgh clubs

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Zander overlooked for the Scotland squad again with Jack Hamilton making the cut even though he has had better performances, we finished higher in the league than them, and he has played more games recently than Hamilton who has been dropped from his starting place with Hearts. You wonder if they even take notice of saints performances and consider them or only look at old firm, Aberdeen and Edinburgh clubs

Exactly. I could understand if Hamilton was getting a game and Zander wasn't.

What should be asked of the Scotland manager at the squad announcements is why x player is chosen over y.

If it is because he thinks Hamilton is a better player, then anybody who has watched Scottish football this season would tell you he's not.

As an aside, if he's calling up Mark Reynolds, Anderson is a far superior defender.

 

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Exactly. I could understand if Hamilton was getting a game and Zander wasn't.

What should be asked of the Scotland manager at the squad announcements is why x player is chosen over y.

If it is because he thinks Hamilton is a better player, then anybody who has watched Scottish football this season would tell you he's not.

As an aside, if he's calling up Mark Reynolds, Anderson is a far superior defender.

 

God help us if Reynolds get a start in any of the games.

That donkey's slower than a cab horse.

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