Bobby Brown – a goalkeeping hero who went on to be the boss of Scotand
of Roger Hunt, hardly a weakness. So on paper it was all very much against Scotland. But they turned in a strong display and the thing that comes through from speaking to Bobby and some of the players, is that none of the Scottish squad felt inferior to England despite their success in the World Cup.
“Bobby was confident in the calibre of player he had available to him and was quite bold with his selection. He picked an old one and a young one for key roles, one being Ronnie Simpson, the goalkeeper, who made his debut under Bobby aged 36.
“The other was Jim McCalliog who played a blinder. Bobby was criticised for his selection by certain sections of the press beforehand but a superb display on the day meant it was a dream start to his Scotland managerial career.”
Spider Bobby in the Queen’s Park line-up, in light goalkeeper jersey, in early 1940s