Had a bit of a lazy day on 13th March and so posted a few images as follows;
First up Billy McNeill and Bobby Moore lead out the teams at Wembley in 1965. The game ended 2-2 with Denis Law and Ian St. John scoring for Scotland. Behind McNeill is goalkeeper Bill Brown, Davie Wilson, Alex Hamilton, then possibly John Greig and perhaps Bobby Collins’ head peaking out behind him.
Next up once more a Scotland captain leading out his players at Wembley. This time it’s from 1971 and Bobby Moncur is the Scotland captain. Behind him is Davie Robb of Aberdeen, Jimmy Johnstone, Hugh Curran of Wolves and Frank McLintock of Arsenal. The result was 3-1 to England with Curran scoring for Scotland.
Back to 1966, Scotland v Brazil in a friendly. The Brazilians rather bizarrely get to train down at Troon Juniors. Here’s Pele just coming out the wee hut. I’m almost as fascinated with the what the kids are wearing, to see if I had similar as I am at Pele being there
From the actual game, which ended up all square at 1-1 with Stevie Chalmers netting for Scotland, comes a photo of legends; Pele and Jim Baxter. Pele may have won the World Cup but oor Jim played keepie uppie with the English at Wembley, something Pele never achieved.
Although, if you look at the photo it seem a bit strange, so it may be photoshopped. Who knows?
The Perfect Storm; The game lIve on TV and a heavy continuous downpour in Glasgow sees a crowd of 7,483 turn up for a Home International against Northern Ireland. Scotland draw 1-1 with Colin Stein scoring for Scotland. You might think it was a poor Scotland side on show but with the likes of Denis Law, Billy Bremner, Charlie Cooke, Tommy Gemmell and John Greig on show it was not; whilst playing for the Irish that day were the likes of George Best, Pat Jennings, Terry Neill, Derek Dougan etc.
Interesting to see the crush up at the North Stand