A selection of programmes from away matches – friendlies, British Championships, Euro & World Cup Qualifiers plus tournament programmes for the finals that we managed to qualify for.
November 2016 World Cup Qualifier, London England 3 Scotland 0
England took three of their four chances whereas Scotland squandered all four of ours. On the plus side – You could get a beer in Wembley stadium and the programme only mentions Frank Haffey once…
October 2016 World Cup Qualifier, Trnava Slovakia 3 Scotland 0.
[Scotland’s first-ever match against the eastern half of the former Czechoslovakia doesn’t go too well. A bad omen perhaps was to be found on page 12 of the programme, namely a photograph of Seana Conneryho resplendent in a kilt, white socks and sensible shoes. Shurely shome mishtake…]
September 2016 World Cup Qualifier, Ta Qali Malta 1 Scotland 5
[Scotland get off to a flier on the Road to Russia as Robert Snodgrass grabs a hat-trick and we quietly forget that with the score at half-time being 1-1 we were ‘bricking it’. All’s well the ends well however…..]
March 2016 Friendly match, Prague Czech Republic 0 Scotland 1.
[Ikechi Anya scores the winning goal as we help the Czech Republic prepare for the Euro 2016 finals.]
October 2015 Euro Qualifier, Faro, Portugal Gibraltar 0 Scotland 6.
[Steven Fletcher’s second hat-trick of the campaign but we’re not going to the Euro Finals. It’s our ninth successive unsuccessful qualifying campaign and although, in theory, it’s only a game of football, the pain is tangible].
September 2015 Euro Qualifier, Tbilisi Georgia 1 Scotland 0.
[Damning statistic – Scotland did not have one shot on target in the entire 90 minutes].
June 2015 Euro Qualifier, Dublin – Republic of Ireland 1 Scotland 1.
October 2014 Euro Qualifier, Warsaw Poland 2 Scotland 2.
[Great Stadium, Great game of football, Great Expectations………]
September 2014 Euro Qualifier, Dortmund – Germany 2 Scotland 1.
May 2014 Friendly match, Craven Cottage, London Nigeria 2 Scotland 2.
[Scotland help Nigeria prepare for going to the World Cup Finals in Brazil where they lose at the last sixteen stage to France].
September 2013 World Cup Qualifier, Skopje Macedonia 1 Scotland 2.
August 2013 English F.A. 150th anniversary celebration, Wembley Stadium-
England 3 Scotland 2.
March 2013 World Cup Qualifier, Novi Sad Serbia 2 Scotland 0.
February 2012 Friendly match, Koper Slovenia 1 Scotland 1
October 2010 Euro Qualifier, Prague Czech Republic 1 Scotland 0.
[Four-Six-Oh! Dontyaknow? Altogether now ”Craig Levein, you’re having a laugh…”]
September 2008 World Cup Qualifier,Reykjavik Iceland 1 Scotland 2.
[The Scotland scorers were Kirk Broadfoot and Barry Robson- Yes, really]
October 2007 Euro Qualifier, Tbilisi Georgia 2 Scotland 0.
June 2007 Euro Qualifier, Toftir Faroe Islands 0 Scotland 2.
May 2007 Friendly match, Vienna Austria 0 Scotland 1.
[Seventeen Scotland caps awarded on the night].
September 2006 Euro Qualifier, Kaunas Lithuania 1 Scotland 2.
September 2005 World Cup Qualifier, Oslo Norway 1 Scotland 2
[A rare away win plus a programme free on entry helped compensate for the extortionate price of a pint in downtown Oslo!]
March 2005 World Cup Qualifier, Milan Italy 2 Scotland 0.
April 2003 Euro Qualifier, Kaunas Lithuania 1 Scotland 0.
September 2001 World Cup Qualifier, Brussels Belgium 2 Scotland 0.
September 1999 Euro Qualifier, Tallinn Estonia 0 Scotland 0.
April 1999 Friendly match, Bremen Germany 0 Scotland 1.
[Everton’s Don Hutchison scores the winner for Scotland as Paul Ritchie, Robbie Winters and Colin Cameron all make their international debuts].
June 1998 World Cup Finals in France
Paris-Scotland 1 Brazil 2. Bordeaux-Scotland 1 Norway 1.
St.Etienne-Scotland 0 Morocco 3.
[Scotland’s most ‘recent’ finals. Who would have predicted that the wilderness years were about to commence – our very own ‘Millennium Bug[ger]’].
November 1997 Friendly match, Saint Etienne France 2 Scotland 1.
[Leicester’s Matt Elliot makes his debut in a World Cup warm-up game].
April 1997 World Cup Qualifier, Gothenburg Sweden 2 Scotland 1
June 1996 Euro Finals Group Stage in London England 2 Scotland 0.
[Alan Shearer+David Seaman penalty save+Paul Gascoigne=Disaster for Scotland].
June 1996 Euro Finals Group Stage in Birmingham
Scotland 0 Netherlands 0 Scotland 1 Switzerland 0.
December 1994 Euro Qualifier, Athens Greece 1 Scotland 0.
[Manager Craig Brown quickly pointed out however that we won more corners than them].
November 1993 World Cup Qualifier,Near Valletta Malta 0 Scotland 2.
June 1992 Euro Championship Finals in Sweden
Gothenburg – Scotland 0 Netherlands 1 Norrkoping – Scotland 0 Germany 2
Norrkoping – Scotland 3 C.I.S. 0
[The three match programmes are practically identical,inside and out. Tyskland is Germany whilst the OSS is for the match against the CIS IE the Commonwealth of Independent States, the short-termed label for the then fragmenting USSR].
September 1991 Euro Qualifier, Berne Switzerland 2 Scotland 2.
[Scotland come back from being two goals down to earn another valuable away point in what was our first ever successful Euro qualifying campaign].
November 1990 Euro qualifier, Sofia Bulgaria 1 Scotland 1
[An Ally McCoist goal helps Scotland to a valuable away point].
June 1990 World Cup Finals in Italy
February 1989 World Cup Qualifier, Limassol Cyprus 2 Scotland 3.
[For seven long minutes Cyprus lead 2-1 before two goals from Richard Gough -the second, deep into stoppage time – gave Scotland a barely-deserved victory. The Gods duly punished us however when we got to Italia 90].
May 1988 Rous Cup, Wembley, London England 1 Scotland 0.
[Liverpool’s Peter Beardsley does the damage].
March 1988 Friendly match, Malta – Malta 1 Scotland 1
[Everton’s Graeme Sharp scores his only Scotland goal in his 12th and final appearance for his country].
October 1986 Euro Qualifier, Dublin Republic of Ireland 0 Scotland 0.
June 1986 World Cup Finals in Mexico.
January 1986 Friendly match, Tel Aviv Israel 0 Scotland 1.
[Celtic’s Paul McStay nets the winner in a rare January match for Scotland].
September 1985 World Cup Qualifier, Cardiff Wales 1 Scotland 1.
December 1983 British Championship, Belfast Northern Ireland 2 Scotland 0.
[Aberdeen’s Doug Rougvie makes his only appearance for Scotland against the winners of the last-ever British Championship]
November 1983 Euro Qualifier,Halle East Germany 2 Scotland 1.
June 1983 British Championship, London England 2 Scotland 0.
[Shunted to a midweek slot – the penultimate Scotland-England B.C. match].
May 1983 British Championship, Cardiff Wales 0 Scotland 2
[Andy Gray and Alan Brazil score the goals].
December 1982 Euro Qualifier, Brussels – Belgium 3 Scotland 2.
[Two great goals from Kenny Dalglish but Nil-Points for Scotland…]
June 1982 World Cup Finals in Spain.
October 1981 World Cup Qualifier, Belfast Northern Ireland 0 Scotland 0.
May 1981 British Championship, Swansea Wales 2 Scotland 0
[Ray Stewart of West Ham and Dundee United’s Paul Sturrock make their Scotland debuts].
September 1980 World Cup Qualifier, Stockholm Sweden 0 Scotland 1.
[A Gordon Strachan goal gives Scotland a precious away win en-route to Spain 82]
June 1979 Euro Qualifier, Oslo Norway 0 Scotland 4.
May 1979 British Championship, London England 3 Scotland 1
[Ipswich Town’s John Wark gave Scotland the lead after 20 minutes and then it all went horribly wrong.]
June 1978 World Cup Finals in Argentina.
October 1977 World Cup Qualifier, Liverpool Wales 0 Scotland 2.
The hand of Jord, brilliance from Dalglish and ‘Argentina here we come!’
September 1977 Friendly match, East Berlin East Germany 1 Scotland 0.
[Goalkeeper David Stewart of Leeds United wins his only Scotland cap behind the ‘Iron Curtain.’ Club-mate Arthur Graham also debuts].
June 1977 British Championship, London England 1 Scotland 2.
[The last occasion in which Scotland were outright winners of the British Championship].
October 1976 World Cup qualifier, Prague – Czechoslovakia 2 Scotland 0.
June 1974 World Cup Finals in West Germany.
June 1974 Friendly match, Oslo Norway 1 Scotland 2.
May 1973 British Championship, London England 1 Scotland 0
[Joe Jordan made his Scotland debut as a second half substitute but a goal from Martin Peters spoiled everything].
May 1973 British Championship, Wrexham Wales 0 Scotland 2
[George Graham scores the goals as Peter McCloy, Danny McGrain, Jim Holton, Derek Johnstone and Derek Parlane all debut].
October 1972 World Cup Qualifier, Copenhagen Denmark 1 Scotland 4.
Brazil Independence Tournament-
29 June 1972 Belo Horizonte Scotland 2 Yugoslavia 2
2 July 1972 Porto Alegre Scotland 0 Czechoslovakia 0
5 July 1972 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 1 Scotland 0.
February 1971 Euro Qualifier, Liege Belgium 3 Scotland 0.
October 1969 World Cup Qualifier, Hamburg West Germany 3 Scotland 2.
May 1969 British Championship, London England 4 Scotland 1.
[Eddie Gray of Leeds United could have picked a better day to make his Scotland debut]
May 1969 British Championship, Wrexham Wales 3 Scotland 5.
[The British Championship is moved to a week-long, end of season affair].
May 1968 Friendly match, Amsterdam Netherlands 0 Scotland 0.
October 1967 British Championship/Euro Qualifier, Belfast Northern Ireland 1 Scotland 0.
[George Best, Derek Dougan, Terry Neill, Pat Jennings and co inflict a defeat on Scotland that damages our Euro qualification hopes. Ultimately it is England who progress to the Quarter Finals of that competition]
31 May 1967 World Tour Unofficial International, Adelaide Australia 1 Scotland 2
April 1967 British Championship/Euro Qualifier, London England 2 Scotland 3.
[In the fantasy world we declare ourselves ‘Unofficial World Champions’ however in the real world Scotland are British Champions who also pick up two valuable Euro qualification points].
October 1965 British Championship, Belfast Northern Ireland 3 Scotland 2.
April 1963 British Championship, London England 1 Scotland 2.
May 1961 World Cup Qualifier, Dublin Republic of Ireland 0 Scotland 3.
May 1960 Friendly match, Vienna Austria 4 Scotland 1
[A crowd of 60,000 saw Dave MacKay net a consolation goal for Scotland]
October 1959 British Championship, Belfast Northern Ireland 0 Scotland 4.
October 1958 British Championship match, Cardiff Wales 0 Scotland 3
[59,162 pack Ninian Park and see Denis Law score on his international debut]
June 1958 World Cup Finals in Sweden.
October 1957 British Championship, Belfast Northern Ireland 1 Scotland 1.
[Preston’s Tommy Docherty is our skipper, Aberdeen’s Graham Leggat our scorer]
April 1957 British Championship, London England 2 Scotland 1.
October 1956 British Championship, Cardiff Wales 2 Scotland 2.
October 1955 British Championship, Belfast Northern Ireland 2 Scotland 1.
April 1955 British Championship, London England 7 Scotland 2
[A bloody sore one with Wolves’ Dennis Wilshaw netting four of them!]
October 1954 British Championship, Cardiff Wales 0 Scotland 1.
[Aberdeen’s Harry Yorston wins his only Scotland cap. Three years later Harry retires from football to follow in his Father’s occupation as a fish porter although a big pools win enables him to leave this job].
October 1953 British Championship/World Cup Qualifier, Belfast N.Ireland 1 Scotland 3.
April 1953 British Championship, London England 2 Scotland 2.
[‘Last minute Reilly’ snatches a draw for Scotland]
April 1951 British Championship, London England 2 Scotland 3.
[Scotland are British Champions with a 100% record]
October 1950 British Championship, Cardiff Wales 1 Scotland 3.
[Celtic’s Bobby Collins makes his Scotland debut as does Willie McNaught of Raith Rovers]
April 1949 British Championship, London England 1 Scotland 3.
[Scotland are British Champions with a 100% record]
April 1947 British Championship, London England 1 Scotland 1.
[No fewer than seven Scotland players make their international debuts].
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