THE Scotland game went much as I expected with Craig Levein's men settling for a draw – and the game going under 2.5 goals.
On Sunday while the debate rages about whether the boss got his tactics right or wrong three Ramsden Cup quarter-finals are taking place.
The arrival of Rangers in the SFL has moved this tournament up a notch and Sunday's three winners know there is a chance of a money-spinning semi-final or final if the Ibrox men go that far.
So there is a lot at stake and every side should be giving the ties their full attention.
The top match sees First Division leaders Partick Thistle entertain Raith Rovers and form favours the home side. Jags have won four out of four in the league and have netted 10 goals in three home clashes.
Jackie McNamara's side are the new promotion favourites and look the real deal. A potential cup final against Rangers in front of a full house at Hampden is a big carrot and I fancy the Jags at 4-5 (various). Raith are 10-3 at bet365 and BetVictor.
McBookie.com are offering first-scorer prices on this live TV game and the other two. Kris Doolan is worth a look at 4-1 after a strong start to the season.
Shire have lost their last three games and conceded 12 goals in the process but strangely their last victory came against First Division Airdrie in the Ramsdens Cup and it was a convincing 3-0 victory.
That Airdrie result suggests we should be a little cautious but Cowdenbeath's form has been impressive with four successive wins to nil and I expect them to go through. The odds are poor but you can get Beath at 4-5 with Stan James minus one.
The third tie is tougher to call with just two points separating Arbroath and Stenhousemuir in the Second Division. Both sides suffered disastrous defeats last week with Arbroath losing 6-0 at Queen of the South and Stenny going down 4-0 at home to Forfar.
(4-5, Stan James)