Are our World Cup dreams already over?
Readers have their say on our chances
Scotland’s chances of reaching a major championship tournament for the first time since 1998 took a huge blow last week.
A 1-1 draw with Lithuania and a damaging 3-0 defeat in Slovakia three days later was enough to put pressure on boss Gordon Strachan.
And since the hope of qualification for the 2018 World Cup seems lost after only three games, we took to the streets of Burnside to ask readers if they thought Scotland could still make it to Russia.
Graham McCall, 65, from Rutherglen, said: “I’m afraid not. They’ve blown it after the previous game [against Lithuania]. It’s a long way back now and they’ve got England next.”
Rutherglen’s Alex Robertson, 82, added: “I don’t think Strachan is the right man for the job. They should have got someone else in a long time ago. Why did he bring on Leigh Griffiths with half an hour to go against Slovakia? It was absolutely ridiculous.”
Joanna Gold from Burnside, who was out shopping with her son Lewis, said: “I would love to see Scotland at the World Cup but I don’t think it will happen this time. I think they should stick with Strachan. It won’t make a difference if you change the manager all the time.”
David Lamb, 79, of Burnside, commented: “It will be another 20 odd years before we make another major competition. You’ve got to get someone in who these players look up to. We need a man who has a bit of fight and he’s definitely not got it.”
I’d love to see Scotland at the World Cup but I don’t think it will happen this time Joanna Gold
Blown their chances Graham McCall
Not this time Joanna Gold and Lewis
Wrong man Alex Robertson
No fight David Lamb