Match

Wales 1 Scotland 1 1985

During World Cup qualification for Mexico 1986, British rivals Wales and Scotland clashed at Ninian Park in the final group game with both teams needing points to qualify. Manchester United forward Mark Hughes put the Welsh one goal to the good after just 13 minutes before Rangers Davie Cooper equalised from the spot with 10 […]

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Blog

International Goals Galore

The early days of association football saw a mainly attacking and free flowing goal scoring game. There were many high scoring matches with double figure scorelines and one-sided thrashings. The first official ‘international’ game took place in 1872 between Scotland and England and it ended in a 0-0 draw. England were chiefly one of the […]

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Gallery

Big Jim

Imposing defender, Jim Holton was born on 11th April 1951 in Scotland. The centre back spent his early career at West Bromwich Albion but unfortunately he didn’t get the breakthrough at The Hawthorns. After being released by WBA, Jim finally made his professional debut for Shrewsbury Town in 1972 and he established himself as a […]

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Player Q&A

90 seconds with David ‘Speedo’ Speedie

Born in Scotland but raised in Yorkshire, Speedie worked as a coalminer before signing professional terms with Barnsley in 1978. Without having scored a single goal for Barnsley in 21 appearances, he was off to Darlington where his talent was apparent to Chelsea Manager John Neal, who signed him for £80,000 in May 1982. In his five year spell at Stamford Bridge […]

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Player Q&A

90 seconds with Brian ‘Choccy’ McClair

The Scotland international started his professional career at Motherwell in 1981 before heading to his boyhood club, Glasgow Celtic. After a very successful spell with The Celts which included a SPL title and Scottish Cup win, Sir Alex Ferguson signed him for £850,000 to play for Manchester United where he spent the next 11-year’s of […]

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Polls

Bremner Vs Souness

Former Scotland midfield generals, Billy Bremner and Graeme Souness will both be remembered for being fierce competitors on the pitch for club and country. As captains they we’re both leaders of men, driving the Tartan Army into battle like William ‘Braveheart’ Wallace at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. They both had footballing ability which meant […]

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Match

England 2 Scotland 0

Back in 1996, the Tartan Army and the Three Lions locked horns in the group stages of the European Championships at Wembley Stadium. A header from Alan Shearer and a wonder goal from Paul Gascoigne gave England victory over the Auld enemy Scotland. SHOP the official England and Scotland retro collections at 3Retro.com

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Classic Encounters: Scotland 3 Holland 2 World Cup 1978

At the World Cup in Argentina 1978, Scotland’s team was brimming with talent with the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Archie Gemmill and Joe Jordan in the squad making them fifth favourites with the bookies to lift the Jules Rimet trophy just behind hosts Argentina, Brazil, West Germany and Holland. However, it seemed that […]

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Leeds by Example – Peter Lorimer

“The greatest player in the world” That was the view that then-Scotland manager Tommy Docherty had of Hotshot. Eddie Gray’s view is that you wouldn’t get a Lorimer in today’s market for £50-60m. It was while playing for Scottish Schoolboys against England at Hampden that Gray first saw just how good a player Lorimer was, […]

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