Picked up this book on eBay last week. It’s quite enjoyable, not only does it have some interesting photos but some articles written by some members of the Scotland set up in 1978. Among those written is one by John Blackley writing about the World Cup in 1974 titled ‘Zaire – our World Cup Mistake’ in which he talks of the tension before the match and the ultimate failing in not scoring more goals.
Archie Gemmill writes one called ‘Peru must be treated like Brazil’ which suggests caution but towards the end he talks about good it will be for Don (Masson), Bruce (Rioch) and himself to play against players that are older than them such as Chumpitaz and of course Teofilo Cubillas!
Willie Johnston writes one called ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ which is about him getting sent off in the Argentine the year before and how supported he felt by Ally MacLeod then. Oh dear.
Andy Gray talking about his hopes for the World Cup – Oh dear.
Anyway it’s a great wee read and well worth getting a hold of. I will be posting some of the photos in the It Shouldn’t Happen to A Scotland Player section on the website soon too