Bobby Brown – a goal­keep­ing hero who went on to be the boss of Scotand

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

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

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