Well, well, well . . . finally it happened, someone else bought a copy of issue 4 and took us down to the magic number of 7 copies to be sold and we break even.
So as a reward for one person’s endeavour here is a Scotland 7.
7 caps – Two of the Turnbull Tornadoes in John Blackley and John Brownlie. Celtic legends Jimmy McGrory 7 caps and 6 goals as well as Willie Wallace. Other strikers include the two Duncans; Shearer and Ferguson that is. Frank McGarvey, Ted MacDougall and Craig Mackail-Smith also reached 7. As did a pair of gingers in David Hopkin and Kirin Cup Winner Chris Burke.
7 Goals; Old firm legends Jimmy Quinn and Bob McPhail and then a wad of scorers from the modern era; Andy Gray, Billy Dodds, John Wark, Kris Boyd, Gordon Durie and current player Shaun Maloney.
So who wore the number 7 at the World Cup? Starting from 1974, it was one of the all time great number 7’s in that proud tradition of Scottish wingers Jimmy Johnstone, sadly he would not get to perform on the World stage. Next up was a great player from 1976 and 1977 but not so much 1978; Don Masson. ’82 and ’86 would see another diminutive ginger in WGS filling out the strip. 1990 and 1998 would be strikers who were responsible more than anyone else for getting us to those World Cups with their goal hauls in qualifying in Mo Johnston and Kevin Gallacher.
We have played the USA 7 times and beaten them twice, draw three and lost two. The first time we met was in April 1952 at Hampden. Lawrie Reilly scored three as the Scots romped home 6-0.
So, let’s have the story of number six by simply buying a copy; available here.