Dramatic qualifiers show that international football is far from dull and boring

It’s hard to remember a week of international football like this one. One full of so many shocks and stories and of twists and turns. International football gets a bad reputation, but where does it actually come from? Maybe we should make more of an effort to try. There was drama everywhere this week, it’s just a shame it was seen by so few. By Jamie Braidwood

Ahead of crucial qualifiers, Scotland can afford no more slip-ups

“Scotland’s World Cup dream is fading, but it is definitely not over. The players need to remember that, but they can afford no more slip-ups. The away trip to Lithuania in particular is of utmost importance, and memories of the lacklustre draw at home last autumn must be banished.” By Luke Barry