Gordon Strachan determined to wash away memories of Celtic's 5-0 defeat in Bratislava with Scotland victory
FOR the first ten months of his Celtic career time quite literally stood still for Gordon Strachan. One nightmarish visit to Slovakia made sure of it.
That 5-0 Champions League thrashing away to Artmedia Bratislava in the summer of 2005 remains to this day Strachan’s single most harrowing moment in management. A night so bad that, famously, it even broke the cogs inside his favourite Cartier watch.
From that night on until the day he wrapped up his first Scottish title in green and white ribbons in May the following year, the dials on Strachan’s designer time piece stayed perfectly... read more
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