Convicted criminal & former Welsh international Thomas slams standard of Scotland team



A former Welsh international Mickey Thomas has claimed that the current Scotland team is the worst we have ever had. Scotland face Wales on Friday night in their Group A World Cup 2014 qualifying clash at Hampden Park, just five months after they were beaten 2-1 in Cardiff.

Thomas said: “This Scotland team is the worst they have ever had. Wales should go and get a victory. We played against the likes of Dalglish, Souness and Hansen. They were a great team. They haven’t got a top player.”

Funnily enough, Wales are a side that rely on the solitary figure of Gareth Bale. He turned the tide against Scotland five months ago in Cardiff and Thomas believes that Wales are capable of beating Strachan’s side with or with the Spurs playmaker.

Yet the 3-1 Carling Nations Cup victory over them in May 2011, states otherwise. No Bale and Wales were well and truly beaten on that day by a Craig Levein side – how embarrassing.

Scotland currently lie 66th in the FIFA world rankings, with Wales five points below.

So why should we listen to the ramblings of a guy who retired long ago? We shouldn’t especially from a convicted criminal. Thomas was involved in a counterfeit money operation, laundering the money though the club he was at then – Wrexham – using the money to pay the clubs trainees. He was arrested in 1993 and after a trial jailed for 18 months.

I think before listening to Thomas’ comments most of Scotland and the Tartan Army would rather listen to Craig Levein defending and promoting the 4-6-0 formation.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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