Though the headlines will all be stuffed with praises for the English demolision of 'Mother' Russia, i think Scotland's result was by far the best and most impressive. They went to France with a simple plan, to frustrate and hold their more illustrious opponents. It worked to a charm, with the French unable to break through the stubborn Scottish defence, even with them camped in the Scottish half for most of the game. The stats says it all:
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Enigmatic Everton striker, James McFadden, provided the Scots with that little bit of luck, skill and flair upfront, as he scored a glorious 30 yard drive to stun the French crowd. Now the Scots top Group B, and have silenced all doubters. Can they do a Greece and go on to win the Euro 2008 without having any big name players?