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Saturday, 10 May 1969
Home International Championship 1968-69 (74th) Match

England 4 Scotland 1
Match Summary
England Squad

Scotland Squad
Team Records
The Tartan Army Squad for the Home Championship and match against Cyprus  May 1969
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Baxter, James Curran 29 September 1939 28 LHB Nottingham Forest FC, England    
Clark, Robert Brown 26 September 1945 22 G Aberdeen FC    
Cooke, Charles 14 October 1942 25 F Chelsea FC, England    
Crerand, Patrick Timothy 19 February 1939 29 RHB Manchester United FC, England    
Greig, John 11 September 1942 25 RHB Rangers FC    
Hope, Robert 28 September 1943 24 IL West Bromwich Albion FC, England    
Morgan, William 2 October 1944 23 OR Burnley FC, England    
Simpson, Ronald Campbell 11 October 1930 37 G The Celtic FC    
Ure, John Francombe 7 December 1939 28 HB Arsenal FC, England    
Bremner, William John 9 December 1942 26 LHB Leeds United AFC, England   0
Callaghan, William     FC Dunfermline Athletic FC 0 0
Gemmell, Thomas 18 October 1943 25 LB The Celtic FC   0
Gilzean, Alan John 22 October 1938 30 F Tottenham Hotspur FC, England    
Gray, Edward     HB Leeds United AFC, England 0 0
Henderson     F Rangers FC    
Heriot, James     G Birmingham City FC, England    
Hughes, John 3 April 1943 26 OL The Celtic FC   0
Hughes withdrew from the squad on 28 April after failing to recover from injury
Johnston, William McClure 19 December 1946 22 F Rangers FC   0
Johnstone, James Connolly 30 September 1944 24 OR The Celtic FC   2
Johnstone withdrew from the squad on 7 May
Law, Denis 24 February 1940 29 F Manchester United FC, England   27
Law withdrew from the squad on 8 May because of a knee injury.
Lawrence     G Liverpool FC, England    
Lennox, Robert 30 August 1943 25 LF The Celtic FC   2
Lennox was withdrawn from the squad following the Wales match because of injury.
McCreadie, Edward Graham 15 April 1940 29 FB Chelsea FC, England   0
McKinnon, Ronald 20 August 1940 28 CHB Rangers FC   1
McKinnon withdrew from the squad on 30 April because of a knee injury.
McLean     F Kilmarnock FC    
McNeill, William 2 March 1940 29 HB The Celtic FC   1
Murdoch, Robert HB The Celtic    
Stanton HB Hibernian FC    
Stein, Colin     F Rangers FC    
Wallace     F The Celtic    

Squad details correct up to and including Scotland's match against Northern Ireland on May 1969.
Tallies from SFA.


Wednesday, 23 April 1969 - Only two uncapped players, Willie Callaghan and Eddie Gray, have been included in Scotland's pool of 22 players for the British International Championship between 3 and 10 May and the World Cup qualification match with Cyprus the following week.  As both Callaghan and Gray were in the original pool of 22 for the recent World Cup match with West Germany, the only changes fron that squad is the exclusion of Chelsea's Charlie Cooke, a second half substitute, and Ernie Garr, the young Aberdeen goalkeeper. Rangers' Willie Johnston and Colin Stein come into the party. Stein and Celtic's Jimmy Johnstone are currentky under suspension, but Stein will be available from 1 May, whereas Johnstone will only miss the match against Wales.

Monday, 28 April 1969 - John Hughes has been withdrawn from Scotland's pool over the week-end. The Celtic wing-forward has been troubled by an anle injury since the league match with St. Johnstone at Perth at the beginning of April. No replacement has yet been named.

Wednesday, 30 April 1969 - Ronnie McKinnon and Bobby Lennox will miss the first of the Home International matches against Wales because of injury. Lennox damaged an ankle during the Scottish Cup Final and will join up with the rest of the squad at Largs on Sunday to prepare for the  final three matches. News of McKinnon, however, is not so encouraging. He received such a bad knee injury that he could well miss all three Home International matches, his club's Fairs Cities' Cup semi-final first leg with Newcastle United at Ibrox on 14 May, and the match with Cyprus three days later. As Scotland have seven days yet before they must register their pool of players for the Cyprus game with FIFA, Bobby Brown has decided to wait until later in the week before he makes a reappraisal of the situation.

Friday, 2 May 1969 -
Greatly relieved at not having to make any more changes in the pool for the game against Wales, Bobby Brown took twelve players south to begin their preparations at Chester. They were joined by eight players from English clubs.

Saturday, 3 May 1969 - Wales 3 Scotland 5: The bald statement about the British Championship match at Wrexham to-day was that Scotland defeated Wales for the fiftieth time since the countries first et in 1876. The full story was that the result emerged from a game as strange as the environment in which it was played.

Tuesday, 6 May 1969 - After announcing his team to play Northern Ireland, Bobby Brown said that neither Ronnie McKinnon or Bobby Lennox will be considered for selection for the matches against England or Cyprus.

Scotland 1 Northern Ireland 1: Scotland were somewhat lucky to share the points with Northern Ireland at Hampden Park, where the vast terracings were bare not only because the weather was inclement but, perhaps more importantly, only dedicated followers of the game deserted their firesides and their television sets. Only 7483 watched.

Wednesday, 7 May 1969 - Billy McNeill and Alan Gilzean, who missed last night's international because of injury, are responding well to treatment and are expected to be available for the game against England. Tommy Lawrence, the Liverpool goalkeeper, who had to retire at half-time against Wales on Saturday with an injured nose, is completely fit and will travel to London to-day to rejoin the Scottish party.

Thursday, 8 May 1969 - Jimmy Johnstone has been withdrawn from the player-pool for the match against England. Johnstone, who has an aversion to air travel, was due to catch an early morning train south yesterday, but when the main party arrived at London Airport, Bobby Brown announced that Johnstone was no longer a member of the pool, giving no reason.

Friday, 9 May 1969 - Denis Law will not play against England. He was limping badly when he returned to Manchester yesterday.

Scotland Form: last six games
D W W L L W  f 9:a 9  success: 58%
320 22 October 1966 - Wales 1 Scotland 1 [0-0]
Ninian Park, Cardiff
321 16 November 1966 -
Scotland 2 Northern Ireland 1
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Murdoch, Lennox
322 15 April 1967 - England 2 Scotland 3 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
J.Charlton, Hurst
Law, Lennox, McCalliog
323 10 May 1967 - Scotland 0 USSR 2 [0-2]
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Gemmell OG, Medvid Fr HL
324 21 October 1967 -
Northern Ireland 1 Scotland 0
Windsor Park, Belfast
Clements BC AL
325 22 November 1967 - Scotland 3 Wales 2 [1-1]
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Gilzean (2), McKinnon
Davies, Durban