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Saturday, 2 April 1966
Home International Championship 1965-66 (71st) Match

 Scotland 3 England 4
Match Summary
Scotland Squad

England Squad

Team Records
The Tartan Army Squad for the match against England  April 1966
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Baxter, James Curran 29 September 1939 26 LHB Sunderland AFC, England 27 3
Bremner, William John 9 December 1942 23 IL Leeds United AFC, England 4 0
Cooke, Charles 14 October 1942 23 F Dundee FC 2 0
Cruickshank, James Fergus 13 April 1941 24 G Heart of Midlothian FC 1 2 GA
Ferguson, Robert 1 March 1945 21 G Kilmarnock FC 1 1 GA
Gemmell, Thomas 18 October 1943 22 LB The Celtic FC 0 0
Greig, John 11 September 1942 23 RB Rangers FC 14 3
Henderson, William 24 January 1944 22 F Rangers FC 20 4
Hughes, John 3 April 1943 22 OL The Celtic FC 5 0
Hughes withdrew from the squad on 26 March because of a knee injury.
Johnston, William McClure 19 December 1946 19 F Rangers FC 2 0
Johnstone, James Connolly 30 September 1944 21 OR The Celtic FC 2 0
Law, Denis 24 February 1940 26 F Manchester United FC, England 34 24
McCreadie, Edward Graham 15 April 1940 25 LB Chelsea FC, England 8 0
McCreadie withdrew from the squad on 30 March because of injury.
McKinnon, Ronald 20 August 1940 25 CHB Rangers FC 3 0
McNeill, William 2 March 1940 26 HB The Celtic FC 19 1
Murdoch, Robert White 17 August 1944 21 RHB The Celtic FC 3 2
St. John, Ian 7 June 1938 28 F Liverpool FC, England 21 9
St. John withdrew from the squad on 30 March because of injury.
Wallace, William Semple Brown 23 June 1940 25 CF Heart of Midlothian FC 1 0

Squad details correct up to and including Scotland's match against Italy on 7 December 1965.
Tallies from SFA.


Friday, 25 March 1966 - The Scotland Football Association last night appointed John Prentice, manager of Clyde, as Scotland's team manager. He will be in charge of the side against England at Hampden Park to-morrow week, and his contract is to run until June 30, 1970, he will also be responsible for the national side during the next World Cup series.  Prentice yesterday sat in with the selectors when they nominated a pool of eighteen players from which the team to meet England will be chosen.

Saturday, 26 March 1966 - The Celtic outside-left, John Hughes, has withdrawn from the party after it became came clear that the knee injury he received during the inter-league match at Newcastle was not going to heal in time.

Monday, 28 March 1966 - Scotland's well-founded expectations of beating England on Saturday lie at the mercy of a log-jam of matches and the inevitable risk of injury they carry. Over the next three days no fewer than twelve of the seventeen players remaining in the pool will be engaged in cup or league games. The chairman of the selection committee, Mr H.S. Nelson, and the new team manager, John Prentice, will decide to-day whether or not to pick a replacement for Hughes.

Tuesday, 29 March 1966 - A FA disciplinary commission, after a personal hearing in London yesterday, announced that Ian St. John had been severely censured, warned as to his future conduct, and fined 100. St. John was sent off near the end of the match at Fulham for Liverpool on February 26. The hearing yesterday lasted just over an hour and film from 'Match of the Day', the BBC2 programme, was shown during it. An FA official said afterwards "This is the first time that such a film has been used during one of our hearings."

Wednesday, 30 March 1966 - The formation of Scotland's tea to play England emerged more clearly today when Eddie McCreadie and Ian St. John were withdrawn from the party. The final selection will be made tomorrow when the players assemble in Glasgow before they set off for training in Largs, or on Friday.

Thursday, 31 March 1966 - The Scotland team to face England is chosen. The squad of fourteen trained for two hours at the Inverclyde Recreation Centre at Largs. The absentee was Jimmy Johnstone, who remained at Celtic Park for treatment to injuries he received on Tuesday evening in a league match with Kilmarnock. He joined the others later in the evening for a talk on tactics and reported himself as fit.
The only new cap is Tommy Gemmell, replacing Eddie McCreadie. Two players survive from the team that drew last year at Wembley, John Greig, a wing half for Rangers, but will be a right-back on Saturday, and Denis Law.

Scotland Form: last six games
W L L W W L  f 10:a 10  success: 50%
310 27 May 1965 - Finland 1 Scotland 2 [1-1]
Helsingin Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Wilson, Greig
311 2 October 1965 -
Northern Ireland 3 Scotland 2
Windsor Park, Belfast
Dougan, Crossan, Irvine
Gilzean (2)
312 13 October 1965 - Scotland 1 Poland 2 [1-0]
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Liberda, Sadek
313 9 November 1965 - Scotland 1 Italy 0 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Greig HW
314 24 November 1965 - Scotland 4 Wales 1 [3-1]
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Murdoch (2), Henderson, Greig
315 7 December 1965 - Italy 3 Scotland 0 [1-0]
Stadio San Paolo, Napoli
Pascutti, Facchetti, Mora WCP AL