It’s another classic magazine cover and this time it’s from the 1974 World Cup from Scotland v Brazil in Frankfurt, Germany on 18th June 1974. In action is Billy Bremner with Jim Holton and Martin Buchan also in shot. The Brazilians are Jairzinho and Mirandhina. As we all know and as taught in History lessons at school (well it should be) the game ended nil nil. The game is remembered for Billy’s heartaching miss in the second half. Looking at the highlights on You Tube there were plenty of chances for both sides but for Scotland it was a missed opportunity as Brazil were there to be beaten. Who knows if Willie Ormond had introduced a sub at some point perhaps Tommy Hutchison or the criminally ignored Jimmy Johnstone, then maybe history would have a different tale to tell.
As you can see on the cover, England were on tour that summer as they failed to make the finals. There is also an article on the rising prices of admission to the Scottish First Division for season 74-75, terracing prices are rising from 35p to 40p, what a rip-off.