Alan Hansen: A Class Act

Alan Hansen was an accomplished sportsman. He represented his county at golf, volleyball and squash at junior level. His brother John Hansen had won the 1971 League Cup after Partick Thistle’s shock 4-1 win over Celtic at Hampden Park. Alan would play over one hundred games for the ‘Jags’ who were managed by Celtic legendContinue reading “Alan Hansen: A Class Act”

Scotland: Five In a Row

1988 Paul McStay scores against Norway in Oslo September 1988. Andy Roxburgh had been Scotland manager for two years. Solid and unspectacular would describe his team. Drawn in a tough group Scotland had failed to qualify for Euro 1988, finishing behind the Republic of Ireland, Bulgaria and Belgium. The Scots had kept five clean sheetsContinue reading “Scotland: Five In a Row”

Liverpool: A Captain’s Tale

1977 Emlyn Hughes lifts Liverpool’s first European Cup in Rome Emlyn Hughes 1973-1979 Emlyn Hughes was signed from Blackpool in 1967 for £65,000. Bill Shankly had tried to sign him for over a year and he slotted in at left back. His all action style earned him the nickname ‘Crazy Horse’ and his versatility meantContinue reading “Liverpool: A Captain’s Tale”

Joe Jordan: The man for the big occasion

1974 Joe Jordan celebrates scoring against England at Hampden Park Joe Jordan was a throwback. An all action centre forward known for his power in the air and his hold up play. However he was a lot more than that. From 1973 to 1982 Jordan led the line for Scotland and is still the onlyContinue reading “Joe Jordan: The man for the big occasion”