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'I have to be brave' – McLeish after latest Scotland defeat

'I have to be brave' – McLeish after latest Scotland defeat

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Alex McLeish says he will need to "stand up and be brave" as the pressure increases on the Scotland manager.Sunday's 3-1 home loss to Portugal means he has won two of his six games in charge of the national side.The friendly defeat came just three days after a 2-1 collapse away to Israel, ranked 94th in the world, in the Nations League. "It's never easy to lose and that was a tough weekend," said McLeish."I have to stand up and be brave and take it forward."There's other examples of managers being under the cosh - Michael O'Neil and the Russian camp and Stanislav Cherchesov persevered. I'll always retain that determination."Scotland beaten by ruthless PortugalAs it happened: Scotland lose to ...
Northampton Town sack manager Dean Austin after 4-0 defeat to Mansfield

Northampton Town sack manager Dean Austin after 4-0 defeat to Mansfield

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DOWN AND OUT The Cobblers have just one win from 12 matches in all competitions this season. Northampton have sacked their manager Dean Austin. The 48-year-old took over in May 2017, having initially been placed in caretaker charge following the departure of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Northampton have parted company with Dean Austin He could not help the club avoid relegation from Sky Bet League One, and the Cobblers now have just one win from 12 matches in all competitions this season. They were beaten 4-0 at Mansfield on Saturday and are 21st in the table. A brief club statement read: “Northampton Town can confirm following discussions that they have parted company with manager Dean Austin. “Dean has worked extremely hard for...
'A whole heap of negatives' – Scotland suffer worst home defeat in 45 years

'A whole heap of negatives' – Scotland suffer worst home defeat in 45 years

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Scotland will be "embarrassed" by the ease with which they were ripped apart by Belgium at Hampden, says former defender Willie Miller.The Scots were thrashed 4-0 in front of 20,196 fans on Friday, their fifth defeat in their past six friendlies.Two Belgium goals came from Scotland being caught in possession, while a misplaced pass led to another. "You are coming off that pitch quite embarrassed by the manner of the goals," Miller told BBC Scotland."If you're playing Belgium away from home and get beaten 4-0 to the second best team in the world, you can live with that."But at home you are expecting more from Scotland. Although there were positives, you're not expecting to see them losing goal...
Daimler forced to recall Mercedes with defeat devices

Daimler forced to recall Mercedes with defeat devices

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The German government has ordered car maker Daimler to recall 238,000 vehicles in Germany after they were found to be fitted with illegal software that masks diesel emissions.Across Europe a total of 774,000 diesel vehicles contain "defeat devices" and Daimler said it would recall them all. The diesel versions of the Mercedes C-Class, Vito and GLC models are the main ones affected, the ministry said. Daimler said it would refit the software but denied any wrongdoing.It comes three years after VW admitted having fitted "cheat" devices in vehicles that made their engines appear less polluting than they actually were. About eleven million cars worldwide were affected in that case. German transport minister Andreas Scheuer ...
Polls open in first Iraq election since IS defeat

Polls open in first Iraq election since IS defeat

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Voters across Iraq are going to the polls for the first national election since the country declared victory over Islamic State. Almost 7,000 candidates from dozens of political alliances are competing for 329 parliamentary seats.Prime Minister Haider al Abadi facing stiff competition from parties with closer ties to Iran, which holds considerable military and economic sway in the country.Despite overseeing the defeat of the terrorist group, whose fighters overran nearly a third of Iraqi territory just weeks after he took office in the summer of 2014, Mr Abadi has failed to emerge as the clear favourite due to entrenched corruption and an economic downturn. Image: (L-R) Nouri al Maliki, Prime Minister Haider al Abadi and cleric M...