Since it’s Graeme Souness’ birthday I thought I would also add another Shoot cover. This is of course three Liverpool greats and perhaps only two Scotland greats. However, maybe Alan Hansen shouldn’t mind too much as unlike Graeme, he is one of only twenty two players inducted into the Liverpool FC Hall of Fame. Dalglish is also included but out of the twenty two, there are eight Scots altogether. Along with Dalglish and Hansen there are Billy Liddell, Donald McKinlay, Jimmy MacDougall, Matt McQueen, Alex Raisbeck and Ron Yeats. All of them have Scotland caps but for most it’s only handful including Ron Yeats, the ‘colossus’ as he was christened by Shankly, who only received a paltry two. Interestingly enough, three of them Hansen, MacDougall and Raisbeck all played for Partick Thistle. Okay not that interesting for 99% of you but it is to me.
As to the photo and the birthday boy, this is from Shoot of April 21st, 1984 and shows the three amigos with the Milk Cup or the English League Cup as it was once known. It was Souness who scored the only goal in a replayed cup final against Everton. Inside there are colour photos of the winning strike. There is also a piece on the FA Cup Semi-Finals and includes photos of Mo Johnston resplendent in the red and yellow of Watford.
One final thing on Souness. He was obviously won of the hardest men ever to wear the Dark Blue of Scotland but can anyone recall seeing him play in gloves in one of his very early caps at Hampden or have I just made that up?
David Stuart

First posted on Facebook on May 6th, 2015