Listening to the radio just before the Livorno game in Italy. 2006.
No Scottish team had ever won in Italy. In the previous few weeks we'd lost to cellic and lost to ICT at Ibrox.
Previous season we won nothing,finishing 3d a long way behind cellic. Our new French manager was struggling already in the league.
Not only did I think we'd do bad in Livorno, I also thought back to the three times we'd reached European finals, and realised with the huge fall in standard of Scottish football, and the increasing wealth of the big European teams, that we'd never come close again to any