First posted on Facebook on September 6th, 2016
Bruce will turn 69 today. Bruce played for Scotland 24 times scoring six goals, some of which were unstoppable volleys. He along with Don Masson is often cited for the disaster that was Argentina ’78 more than others. However, there is no doubt season ’75 – 76 he and Scotland hit a peak under Willie Ormond and in Willie’s last eleven games in charge; Scotland played 11, Won 9, Drew 1 and lost 1 including a whitewash of the 1976 – ’77 Home Internationals.
Ally MacLeod made Bruce his Captain for his first game in charge and Bruce went on to captain Scotland ten times. Bruce played in the Peru game in Argentina but not the Iran game and the Dutch victory in Mendoza was his last for Scotland.
Happy Birthday Bruce.