Top Takeaways: We Had A Dream – Scotland Internationals in the Black & White Era

Taking a look at We Had A Dream – Scotland Internationals in the Black & White Era, here are some takeaways from this wonderful nostalgia-fuelled trip down memory lane.


Early Football Superstar

Hughie GallacherHughie Gallacher

A wonderful Goalscorer, virtually unplayable at times, Hughie Gallacher finished his Scotland career with more goals than caps.

Captivating the crowd (and reporters trying to summarise his wizardry!) with his skill, Gallacher was one of the first British football icons.

Successful at a host of clubs including Airdrieonians, Chelsea and Newcastle, Gallacher was also one of the Wembley Wizards that defeated England on their turf, 1-5.


Unfulfilled Potential

Despite having some truly excellent players at our disposal through the years, the stars have never quite aligned for Scotland to go for glory at an international tournament.

Johnstone, Law, Greig, Bremner, Dalglish, Jordan and Baxter – the list could go on and on. Each of them footballing icons we have been blessed to witness pull on the famous dark blue jersey.

Imagine if some of these players were available today, eh?


A Knack for Scoring

Denis LawDenis Law

Scotland has a knack for producing great Goalscorers. Looking back just at the Black and White Era, here are just a few forwards that wouldn’t let a chance go begging.

Hughie Gallacher, Lawrie Reilly, Kenny Dalglish and Ian St John all boast impressive goalscoring records for club and country.

Providing a fantastic foreword for the book, who could forget “The Lawman”, Denis Law! Only Sir Kenny, who played nearly double the games for Scotland, matches the laddie from Aberdeen’s amazing 30 goals in just 55 caps.


Stellar Support

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Obvious to some but we can’t resist tipping our hat to the tremendous support Scotland’s fans have provided for our team’s exploits through the decades.

Whether filling up Hampden or following the team on a globetrotting adventure, Scotland’s fans are there in full voice supporting oor team.


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