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England v Scotland - U21 International at Bramall Lane Sheffield
13/08/13: England won 6-0 watched by 26942. The game was billed as the Kick It Out anniversary game as a tribute to the late Laurie Cunningham who became the first black player to earn England international honours when he represented England U21’s v Scotland at Bramall Lane in 1977.  

England v Scotland - U21 International at Bramall Lane Sheffield

13/08/13: England won 6-0 watched by 26942. The game was billed as the Kick It Out anniversary game as a tribute to the late Laurie Cunningham who became the first black player to earn England international honours when he represented England U21’s v Scotland at Bramall Lane in 1977.  


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Wonderful black & white shot of the famous Copland Road gates at Rangers Ibrox stadium
Copland Road Gates, Ibrox Stadium. by ~davidjearly
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Wonderful black & white shot of the famous Copland Road gates at Rangers Ibrox stadium

Copland Road Gates, Ibrox Stadium. by ~davidjearly

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"We’ll really shake them up when we win the World Cup" 
Scotland depart for the 1978 World Cup finals. Scottish manager at the time Ally McCoist McLeod when asked what he would do after the World Cup replied, “retain it”. Royal Mail even had a special stamp ready to celebrate a Scottish victory - Scotland World Cup Winners 1978 ..
EDIT 01/02/12 : Of course the Scotland manager at the time was Ally McLeod NOT Ally McCoist. Thanks for the correction folks, glad to see you’re on the ball! ;-)

"We’ll really shake them up when we win the World Cup" 

Scotland depart for the 1978 World Cup finals. Scottish manager at the time Ally McCoist McLeod when asked what he would do after the World Cup replied, “retain it”. Royal Mail even had a special stamp ready to celebrate a Scottish victory - Scotland World Cup Winners 1978 ..

EDIT 01/02/12 : Of course the Scotland manager at the time was Ally McLeod NOT Ally McCoist. Thanks for the correction folks, glad to see you’re on the ball! ;-)

Tommy Docherty - Footballer & Pasty Chef

Tommy Docherty - Preston North End & Scotland

He can cook too! According to the 1958/59 edition of Charles Buchan’s Soccer Gift Book, Tommy Docherty owned a cafe in Preston and had something of a reputation for cooking up the best Cornish pasties in the area.

He was still with Preston North End at the time this photo was taken but signed for Arsenal soon after.

Royal Air Force v Scotland 1944 - War Charities Representative Match
Played at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground this wartime fixture attracted a crowd of forty thousand and raised over £5000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund and Scottish War Charities.
Scotland won 7-1 with goals from Billy Liddell (2), Andrew Black (2), Willie Fagan, Ephraim ‘Jock’ Dodds & (Sir) Matt Busby. Stan Mortenson scored the consolation goal for the RAF.
Match report on London Hearts

Royal Air Force v Scotland 1944 - War Charities Representative Match

Played at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground this wartime fixture attracted a crowd of forty thousand and raised over £5000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund and Scottish War Charities.

Scotland won 7-1 with goals from Billy Liddell (2), Andrew Black (2), Willie Fagan, Ephraim ‘Jock’ Dodds & (Sir) Matt Busby. Stan Mortenson scored the consolation goal for the RAF.

Stenhousemuir v Hibernian 1984
Played on 07/11/84. Stenhousemuir centenary  game for the Willie Ormond Memorial Cup.  Ormond had started his  football career with Stenhousemuir before moving to Hibernian. This game  was also the anniversary of the first floodlit match in Scotland.  Played between the Warriors and Hibs at Ochilview Park on 07/11/51.

Stenhousemuir v Hibernian 1984

Played on 07/11/84. Stenhousemuir centenary game for the Willie Ormond Memorial Cup. Ormond had started his football career with Stenhousemuir before moving to Hibernian. This game was also the anniversary of the first floodlit match in Scotland. Played between the Warriors and Hibs at Ochilview Park on 07/11/51.

Kenny Dalglish - 100th game for Scotland

Kenny Dalglish - 100th game for Scotland

British Home Championship

A selection of programme covers from games played between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Mainly British Home Championship games but some aren’t. Can you spot them?

Match to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Irish Football Association. Founded in November 1880 it is the fourth oldest national governing body after the other three home associations. This match that was played at Windsor Park in August 1955 is significant in that it is the only time a representative UK team, containing players from each of the four home nations, has taken to the field as the United Kingdom.
England was represented by Bentley, Sillett & Matthews
Scotland represented by MacDonald, Liddell & Johnstone
Wales represented by Kelsey & Charles
Northern Ireland represented by Peacock, McIlroy & Blanchflower
There was a game played at Hampden in 1947 to commemorate the four home associations re-joining FIFA at the end of WWII and the representative UK side had players from each home nation but took to the field as Great Britain.

Match to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Irish Football Association. Founded in November 1880 it is the fourth oldest national governing body after the other three home associations. This match that was played at Windsor Park in August 1955 is significant in that it is the only time a representative UK team, containing players from each of the four home nations, has taken to the field as the United Kingdom.

  • England was represented by Bentley, Sillett & Matthews
  • Scotland represented by MacDonald, Liddell & Johnstone
  • Wales represented by Kelsey & Charles
  • Northern Ireland represented by Peacock, McIlroy & Blanchflower

There was a game played at Hampden in 1947 to commemorate the four home associations re-joining FIFA at the end of WWII and the representative UK side had players from each home nation but took to the field as Great Britain.

Support the campaign against Team GB. FIFA would love it, just love it, if the four home associations lost their influence within the global game and participated as one association with a single vote. A joint Great Britain football team in the 2012 Olympics would greatly enhance their case and serve to undermine the independence of the four home associations. Join Footysphere in supporting the campaign against Team GB.
No Team GB | International Football Association Board
@NoTeamGB

Support the campaign against Team GB. FIFA would love it, just love it, if the four home associations lost their influence within the global game and participated as one association with a single vote. A joint Great Britain football team in the 2012 Olympics would greatly enhance their case and serve to undermine the independence of the four home associations. Join Footysphere in supporting the campaign against Team GB.

Arbroath v Dundee United 1985 - Centenary of 36-0
If there had been a 2nd leg then this is what Bon Accord’s programme notes may have said. Click through to read more …

Arbroath v Dundee United 1985 - Centenary of 36-0

  • If there had been a 2nd leg then this is what Bon Accord’s programme notes may have said. Click through to read more …

Sheffield FC v Queen’s Park 1957

<Sheffield FC v Queen's Park - Centenary Celebration Match 1957

Sheffield FC celebrate their 100th birthday.


Held at Bramall Lane on the 24th October 1957. Exactly 100 years to the day that Sheffield FC were officially founded. This match versus Queen’s Park of Scotland is the World’s first ever football club centenary celebration fixture.

Bramall Lane was also the venue for Sheffield FC’s 125th anniversary match against Manchester United and the 150 years celebration game against Inter Milan.

Sheffield FC v Manchester United 1982Sheffield FC v Inter Milan 2007