One of the things that proliferated football magazines and newspapers in the 60’s and 70’s was pictures of players with their International Caps whether they were schoolboy, Under 23 or 21 as years went past or full caps. It was always very contrived and normally they stood there proudly with this stupid looking schoolboy cap with a tassle on their head.
Nowadays there doesn’t seem as many or is it that magazines don’t have Scottish players in them anymore (except ours of course). Wearing his proudly in one of the pictures of Bobby Moncur for season 69-70 and in the other Mr. Dalglish is presented with a statuette of one, for the honour of winning his hundredth cap.
Of course up until the 1970’s caps were only given for the Home International Matches only. This meant that a lot of Scotland players never received the caps they were due until a campaign was started by broadcaster Gary Imlach in 2005, whose father Stewart played in 1958 World Cup, asking for caps to be given retrospectively for Scotland. The SFA bowed to popular opinion and awarded these caps in 2006.


David Stuart