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Saturday, 24 February 1968
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Match Summary
Scotland Squad

England Squad

Team Records
   
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The Tartan Army Squad for the match against England  February 1968
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Baxter, James Curran 29 September 1939 28 LHB Nottingham Forest FC, England 34 3
Baxter was withdrawn from the squad on 19 February.
Bremner, William John 9 December 1942 25 LHB Leeds United AFC, England 11 0
Clark, Robert Brown 26 September 1945 22 G Aberdeen FC 1 2 GA
Cooke, Charles 14 October 1942 25 F Chelsea FC, England 4 0
Crerand, Patrick Timothy 19 February 1939 29 RHB Manchester United FC, England 16 0
Crerand was withdrawn from the squad on 19 February.
Gemmell, Thomas 18 October 1943 24 LB The Celtic FC 5 0
Gilzean, Alan John 22 October 1938 29 F Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 11 8
Gilzean withdrew from the starting line-up a day before this match.
Greig, John 11 September 1942 25 RHB Rangers FC 23 3
Hope, Robert 28 September 1943 24 IL West Bromwich Albion FC, England 0 0
Hope was withdrawn from the squad on 18 February.
Hughes, John 3 April 1943 24 OL The Celtic FC 5 0
Johnston, William McClure 19 December 1946 21 F Rangers FC 5 0
Johnstone, James Connolly 30 September 1944 23 OR The Celtic FC 6 2
Law, Denis 24 February 1940 27 F Manchester United FC, England 39 27
Law was withdrawn from the squad on 18 February.
Lennox, Robert 30 August 1943 24 LF The Celtic FC 4 2
McCreadie, Edward Graham 15 April 1940 27 FB Chelsea FC, England 13 0
McKinnon, Ronald 20 August 1940 27 CHB Rangers FC 11 1
McNeill, William 2 March 1940 27 HB The Celtic FC 20 1
Morgan, William 2 October 1944 23 OR Burnley FC, England 1 0
Morgan was withdrawn from the squad on 18 February.
Simpson, Ronald Campbell 11 October 1930 37 G The Celtic FC 3 5 GA
Ure, John Francombe 7 December 1939 28 HB Arsenal FC, England 11 0
Morgan was withdrawn from the squad on 21 February becasue of injury.

Squad details correct up to and including Scotland's match against Wales on 22 November 1967.
Tallies from SFA.

Diary

Thursday, 1 February 1968 - The Scottish League have agreed to a request from the SFA not to arrange games in the midweek before the Scotland-England match on 24 February for clubs who have players in the pool for the International. Because of the second round of the Scottish Cup on 17 February, no first division matches will be played on that day. Usually postponed games have to be played during the following week. Under the agreement the Celtic v. Aberdeen and Dunfermline Athletic v. Rangers matches, arranged for the day of the cup, will not be played as the Old Firm are bound to have players in Scotland's pool.

Wednesday, 7 February 1968 - Scotland U23 1 England U23 2. Very little went the way of Young Scotland at Hampden Park. Two goals which could well have been prevented cost them the match, and the early loss of Robertson robbed the attack of blance and the additional striking force which was more evidently needed as the game wore on. Hood's equalising goal, swinging out of Springett's reach, was sandwiched by a Martin Chivers' sixteenth minute goal, a tap-in after Ferguson could only slip away Kidd's low hard cross, and a Rodney Marsh English winner, after Kidd's corner was headed down to him by Chivers. After the match, Bobby Brown, the Scotland manager, severely criticised English players' tackling. He described it as 'nauseating.'

Wednesday, 14 February 1968 - Bobby Brown named his pool of players today. Twenty Scottish players have been named, but this number will be reduced after the cup-ties this week-end which offer a last check on current form. Scotland's shortened list of 16 will assemble at Largs next Monday.

Saturday, 17 February 1968 - Late today, Bobby Brown withdrew the names of three Anglo-Scots from his list. Manchester United's Denis Law, West Bromwich Albion's Bobby Hope and Burnley's Willie Morgan, and a further reduction in the party could be made before the players assemble in Glasgow on Tuesday.  The omission of Law, who has not missed an International against England since he was first capped against them in 1960, was perhaps only to be expected. After having been troubled all season by a persistent injury he returned to the Manchester United team on Saturday against Burnley at Turf Moor and was a shadow of his normal self.

Monday, 19 February 1968 - Shortly after having been informed that the Scottish Cup replay between Rangers and Dundee had been postponed, Bobby Brown announced that he had further reduced his player-pool to fifteen. He has dispensed with the services of two more Anglo-Scots, Nottingham Forest's Jim Baxter and Manchester United's Pat Crerand. Arsenal's Ian Ure, who injured an ankle in the FA Cup tie against Swansea on Saturday, will be unable to travel to Inverclyde Physical Recreation Centre at Largs to-day with the rest of the party. He is receiving intensive treatment at Highbury and Brown will know to-morrow whether he will still consider Ure as a candidate for selection.

Tuesday, 20 February 1968 - Arsenal's Ian Ure was dropped from the squad mid-afternoon through injury. Bobby Brown followed up the news by announcing the team to face England.

Wednesday, 21 February 1968 - The Scottish team got down to serious preparation for Saturday's match. After a morning round of golf at a Largs course they took part in a practice match against Celtic in the afternoon. The game was played at the Inverclyde Recreation Centre and Celtic shadowed the tactics expected to be employed by England on the day of the match. There will be another practice match tomorrow at Cappielow Park, probably behind closed doors. Bobby Brown added that the Scotland team would play in their national colours in all their try-out games for the psychological reason "that wearing dark blue may pull just that little bit extra out of the players."

Friday, 23 February 1968 - Tottenham Hotspur's centre-forward, Alan Gilzean, is suffering from a strained muscle behind his right thigh. Although he is highly unlikely to feature in to-morrow's International, he will be given every opportunity to seek any improvement. On Wednesday, towards the end of the practice match played against Celtic, Gilzean overstretched himself going for a ball, but when he awoke yesterday morning Gilzean complained of both pain and stiffness behind his right leg. To make matters infinitely worse for Scotland, there is no hope whatever of his deputy, John Hughes, the burly Celtic player, turning out against England. When Hughes reported with the fourteen players to Largs on Tuesday he was still in the process of recovering from a damaged leg.

Scotland Form: last six games
D W W L L W  f 9:a 9  success: 58%
320 22 October 1966 - Wales 1 Scotland 1 [0-0]
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Davies
Law
BC AD
321 16 November 1966 -
Scotland 2 Northern Ireland 1
[2-1]
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Murdoch, Lennox
Nicholson
HW
322 15 April 1967 - England 2 Scotland 3 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
J.Charlton, Hurst
Law, Lennox, McCalliog
AW
323 10 May 1967 - Scotland 0 USSR 2 [0-2]
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Gemmell OG, Medvid Fr HL
324 21 October 1967 -
Northern Ireland 1 Scotland 0
[0-0]
Windsor Park, Belfast
Clements BC AL
325 22 November 1967 - Scotland 3 Wales 2 [1-1]
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Gilzean (2), McKinnon
Davies, Durban
HW

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