This magazine cover is from World Sports May 1968 and shows the Scots in attack with Billy Bremner in clear view and John Hughes as the no. 9. On the goal line is Martin Peters and Ray Wilson, with Bobby Moore looking on as Gordon Banks is leaping in the air. The England number two is Keith Newton. The full Scotland line up is Ronnie Simpson (Celtic), Tommy Gemmell (Celtic), Eddie McCreadie (Chelsea), Billy McNeill (Celtic), Ronnie McKinnon (Rangers), John Greig (Rangers) captain, Charlie Cooke (Chelsea), Billy Bremner (Leeds United), John Hughes (Celtic), Willie Johnston (Rangers) and Bobby Lennox (Celtic). Interestingly enough in Richard Keir’s excellent Scotland The Complete International Record there is a picture of the team at Largs before the game and John Hughes is not there but Alan Gilzean is. One can only guess that Gilzean was injured prior to the match to allow Hughes to take his place and indeed score Scotland’s solitary goal. As for the magazine there is an article on Billy Bremner, but most of the coverage is of the Australian touring squad for that year. 

David Stuart

First posted on Facebook on May 8th, 2015