Bought another magazine for our Magazine cover collection on the website. This time it’s Sportsworld from June 1974. Sadly, there’s a not a plethora of great Scotland photos within it. There is an interview with Bob Wilson, Ron Greenwood and Derek Dougan on the World Cup and Scotland’s chances. It is kind of funny that we think of this team being full of great players whilst the panel felt that’s what the team lacked. Interestingly, Greenwood who would go on to manage England suggests that Billy Bremner never plays as well for Scotland as he does for Leeds. However, both Dougan and Greenwood plump for Brazil and Scotland to progress from our group whilst Wilson calls it right saying Yugoslavia will top the group with Brazil coming second.
There’s also an article from Hugh McIlvanney potting Scotland’s World Cup history but once more suggesting that the team wasn’t good enough and harking back to the generation before i.e. a young Law, Jim Baxter, John White etc were so much better. Not the greatest of mags as there is some articles on Cricket, Marathon running etc. but quite a good cover though