Ronnie McDevitt - Scotland in The Sixties (2nd Hand Paperback)
The 1960's heralded a golden age of players who wore the dark blue of Scotland. Law, Gilzean, Baxter, Greig and Johnstone are just some of the names still familiar to supporters today.
Bookended by heavy defeats against the Auld Enemy, the decade witnessed just one other defeat in the annual fixture against England and contained both the most-celebrated and horrific of Wembley encounters.
The 60's also included a brief spell with Jock Stein as manager and the only Scotland international to date to be decided in extra time.
Valiant but ultimately failed World Cup campaigns included memorable matches against Italy, West Germany and Czechoslovakia; an embarrassing loss to the amateurs of Norway was offset by a six-goal spree in Spain a matter of days later.
Set against the backdrop of the Swinging Sixties, Scotland in the 60's looks at each of the 64 matches played by the national side during the period and the consequences of those results.
Extensive newspaper and video archive research is complemented by the memories of the players who took part and the reminiscences of supporters and journalists who were there.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Sports & Pastimes
- Published : 2016 (Pitch Publishing)
- ISBN : 9781785311802
- SKU : B002496
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £12.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Recommended." - Backpass Magazine.
"Subtitled 'The Definitive Account of the Scotland Team 1960-69' it lives up to its ambitious tag-line. There is much to be learned from this book thanks to the authors researches extending beyond the matches themselves. It is a must-buy for football historians and a marvellous addition to Scottish footballs bibliography." - Scottish Football Historian.
"Wembley humbling of world champions England deserves its place in annals of Scottish football history 50 years on." - HeraldScotland.com.
"The author has made good use of both primary and secondary source material and of his own original interviews with the protagonists and antagonists. The statistical section at the back is an impressive feat, especially in relation to the 1967 world tour." - Soccerama.
Ronnie McDevitt has been watching Scottish football for more than forty years and has attended four World Cups and two European Championship tournaments with the national side - and seen Scotland play overseas more than one hundred times. Previous books include We'll Support You Evermore based on his travels with the Scottish team, Except for Viewers in Scotland, which documented the history of Scottish football on television, and most recently More Than Argentina, the biography of former football manager Ally MacLeod.