For Scotland to qualify for the European Championships from a group that contained the world number 1, 2 and 8 whilst we languished in a post-Bertie Vogts world was unlikely; to say the least.
But today Scotland ground out yet another astonishingly characterful and, at times, beautiful victory.
Talisman Faddy looks world class every time he pulls on a Scotland Jersey.
The likes of Hutton and Scotty are immense.
The only numptie on the pitch today was Gary O’Connor who got needlessly booked in the final seconds and misses the next game. Given his attitude towards Scotland I think we all need to question whether or not we will really miss him.
This picture sums it up. No question Alex McLeish has had his detractors in the past, particularly on a strategic level, but there is no substitute for experience and I, for one, think he is maturing into a great manager.