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Levein plays down pressure with goal of keeping advantage in Prague

Having required 96 minutes to deal with Liechtenstein, ranked 141st in the world, Scotland do not embark on their two games in the next five days accompanied by a sense of optimism, certainly not with Spain, standing a mere 140 places higher than the last visitors to Hampden, heading for Glasgow next week.

Blue Movie, By Terry Southern

King B, the world's most admired film director, has decided on his next project: he will make the most expensive and ambitious pornographic movie ever. He uses his artistic cachet to attract big-name stars, and his box-office clout to draw a rich sponsor: the government of Liechtenstein, no less. He and his crew arrive in bewildered Vaduz for the shoot, which soon descends into anarchy.

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Scots grasp for positives after narrowest escape

The Scottish Football Association issued an apology yesterday, but it was not for the woeful performance of the national side. Instead it said sorry to Liechtenstein for the booing of the principality's anthem, which has the same tune as "God Save the Queen". Booing was the overriding accompaniment of a trying evening for home supporters at Hampden Park on Tuesday as Scotland avoided, by the narrowest of margins, the biggest embarrassment in a history that is not short of such contenders.

Scottish FA apologise over jeered national anthem

Scottish Football Association acting chief executive George Peat has described last night's jeering of the Liechtenstein national anthem as "disgraceful" and issued a public apology.

McManus's late header rescues Scottish pride

Scotland 2 Liechtenstein 1

Fletcher aims to avoid 'disaster' on his big night

Darren Fletcher will lead Scotland out at Hampden Park this evening to collect his 50th cap and earn the accompanying place in his country's hall of fame. But if he leads the side off 90 minutes later without three points then he and his team-mates will be ushered straight into Scotland's hall of infamy, a chamber of horrors occupied by memories of the likes of Iran, Costa Rica and the Faroe Islands.

Scotland must find home fire to keep hopes alive

New manager Levein's side are under pressure after failing to score away again

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It's not just England needing a good start to Euro qualifiers, while it's more hope than expectation for other home nations
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Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

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Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
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French chefs campaign against bullying

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The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

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