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Where Did All the Jocks Go?

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Gilzeantoscore, 30 Dec 2015.

  1. Gilzeantoscore

    Gilzeantoscore Dean Austin

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    There was a time when every side had at least one Scottish player. There are still plenty of Irishmen playing, but where and why have all the Jocks gone from the top division in the English game. I can't really think of one.
     
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    Jordinho Bill Brown Staff Member

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    There are supposed to be 23 of them currently, but I could only find these:

    Steven Whittaker
    Graham Dorrans
    Russell Martin
    Steven Naismith
    James McArthur
    Matt Ritchie
    Ikechi Anya
    Phil Bardsley
    Charlie Adam
    Alan Hutton
    James Morrison
    Darren Fletcher
    Steven Fletcher

    Maybe their particular skill sets aren't in demand any longer?
     
  3. Gilzeantoscore

    Gilzeantoscore Dean Austin

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    Well done. There are plenty of obscure names on that list. I recognised the two Fletchers, Morrison, Hutton of course, Adam, Bardsley, Ritchie and Naismith.
     
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    Jordinho Bill Brown Staff Member

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    They're probably more suited to the Championship these days. You have players who have gone back to Scotland like Craig Gordon and, erm, Kris Commons.
     
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    Bullet Cecil Poynton

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    It is VERY cold and wet in Scotland. Kids would rather stay in and play video games. They didn't exist in the 60s and 70s.
     
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    AuroRaman Milija Aleksic

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  7. Jordinho

    Jordinho Bill Brown Staff Member

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    Wiki says he's from Glasgow.
     

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