Under the less than dynamic duo of Rod Petrie and Ian Maxwell Scottish football plunged new depths as they lost 4-0 at home tonight to a Belgium side that barely got out of third gear.
So far this year Scotland have been turned over by Kazakhstan, Russia and Belgium twice as the committee boys of the SFA shuffle the chairs on deck oblivious to the conclusion that they are the problem with the results the consequences of their actions, or in-actions.
Tonight Scotland are in fifth place in Group I of the European Championship qualifiers, trailing Russia, Belgium, Kazakhstan and Cyprus but still ahead of San Marino.
In June Petrie was voted in unopposed as President, he failed to host a media conference to discuss his role or the qualifications that he has for his new gig.
The yo-yo status of Hibs says everything about the new President who watched his club play three seasons in the second tier of Scottish football having gone through nine managers in the last ten years. Don’t put money on Paul Heckingbottom lasting through till the end of the season.
Petrie was one of the driving forces behind appointing Alex McLeish as Scotland manager, even with the core of Celtic’s Treble Treble winning squad available the former Hibs boss managed a 3-0 loss to Kazakhstan.
Maxwell has been chief executive for just over a year, again his qualifications for the job seem to be vague after guiding Partick Thistle to relegation from the top tie despite the benefit of having a lottery winner bankrolling much of the club’s infrastructure.
Steve Clarke will face up to the inquest into Scotland sitting in fifth place in group I with a trip to Russia up next that stat is unlikely to change anytime soon.
In the meantime Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie, James Forrest and Greg Taylor have a month of club action before their next dreaded call-ups.