From April, 1937 a then World Record crowd of 149,547 turn up to see Scotland beat England 3-1 with two goals from Rangers player Bob McPhail and one from Frank O’Donnell of Preston North End who was making his debut.

Scotland lined up as – Jerry Dawson (Rangers), Andy Anderson (Hearts), Andy Beattie ( also making his debut, Andy would go on to become Scotland’s first ever Manager in 1954), Alex Massie (Aston Villa), Jimmy Simpson (Rangers, Captain – Jimmy was the father of Lisbon Lion Ronnie Simpson), George Brown (Rangers), Jimmy Delaney (Celtic), Tommy Walker (Hearts), Francis O’Donnell (Preston North End), Bob McPhail (Rangers) and Dally Duncan (Derby County).

Scotland would lose the 1939 match at Hampden v England and with the war it was to be 25 years before they would defeat England in an offical match at home.