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'78: How a Nation Lost the World Cup

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Against the backdrop of nationalism, devolution and North Sea oil, Scotland were the only British team to qualify for the 1978 World Cup, and set off with genuine hopes of returning champions. But it all went horribly wrong. Beaten by Peru, a country few could point to on a map, and drawing with Iran, Scotland faced Holland, needing to win by three goals. Incredibly, the Scots conjured up one of the greatest goals in World Cup history to give themselves a chance...but it wasn't to be. Throughout this entertaining account, the cast of characters stands out: manager Ally McLeod, more a friendly uncle than world-class strategist; the monstrously permed, part-time goalkeeper, Alan Rough; and wide-boy, Willie Johnstone, sent home after failing a drugs test. Yet, despite the resounding failure and humiliation, Argentina '78 is still viewed with great affection. Perhaps for the last time, Scotland had a world-class team and after all, if you end up beating the runners-up, doesn't that mean you are the winners?

 

Price - £11.87

Archie Gemmill: Both Sides of the Border

Archie Gemmill: Both Sides of the Border

Description:-

Archie Gemmill is synonymous with Scottish football. Scorer of one of the greatest goals in World Cup history, Gemmill looks back at a hugely successful career in England, Scotland and on the international scene, in his long-awaited autobiography. Archie Gemmill's autobiography is the story of a spiky 70s football hero, who rose to captain Scotland, scored one of the greatest ever World Cup goals against Holland in Argentina in 1978 and won the title at Derby and Nottingham Forest under the late Brian Clough. Archie never shied away from a tackle in his twenty-year professional career and he is just as forthright when remembering his bitter clashes with characters such as Jock Stein, Ally MacLeod and Tommy Docherty. In his fast-moving story, he reveals for the first time the truth behind his ommission from Forest's European Cup-winning team; how sticking up for Alan Hansen and Graeme Souness cost him his Scotland job; how Ally MacLeod stripped him of the Scotland captaincy; and details his long-running feud with Tommy Docherty, who made him a scapegoat for defeat by England and led to a three-year exile from the Scotland team. Featuring a foreword by his great friend, the late Brian Clough, this is a compelling story highlighting the glory and agony of a lifetime spent in football.

 

Price - £18.04

Craig Brown: The Autobiography

Craig Brown: The Autobiography

Description:-

Craig Brown, manager of Scotland since 1993, is respected in football, yet he remains elusive. This is his story, from his playing days for Falkirk, Dundee, to the drama of the 1996 European Championships and Scotland's World Cup campaign.

 

Price - £6.99

I Belong to Glasgow

I Belong to Glasgow

Description:-

Ron has written a book called 'I Belong To Glasgow' and it's forward is by Sir Alex Ferguson. In the book Ron writes about Glasgow, discuss the great Scottish footballers, select the best Scottish Team ever and offer a chapter on why 'Anyone But England' is an entirely appropriate approach to take to football supporting.

 

Price - £18.95

Just the Three Weeks in Provence: Travels with the Scotland Squad and the Tartan Army in World Cup '98

Just the Three Weeks in Provence: Travels with the Scotland Squad and the Tartan Army in World Cup

Description:-

Ken Gallacher provides insights from the players' preparation for the matches while diarist Tom Shields is with the Tartan Army as they criss-cross France to follow the team. Both record the dreams and disappointments of Scotland's World Cup team and the fans.

 

Price - £4.00

My Story: The Rough and the Smooth

My Story: The Rough and the Smooth

Description:-

Alan Rough is the best-loved Scottish goalkeeper of all time -- not just for his shot-stopping skills, but also for his ability to laugh at himself when some of those shots did manage to sneak past his trademark perm into the net. In a career that spanned three decades he kept goal for Partick Thistle, Celtic and Hibs as well as earning 53 caps for Scotland. He played with some of the biggest names in the game -- including Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness, Kenny Dalglish and George Best -- and was between the posts for some of the classic moments in Scottish football in the 70s and 80s, such as Thistle's 4-1 League Cup victory over Celtic, the 1977 Wembley classic and the '78 and '82 World Cup campaigns. Never one to hold back, Alan Rough will tell outrageous stories of the extra-curricular activities of his fellow players, all told with the wit and intelligence that have made him so popular. With his 6-days-a-week football phone-in, Alan Rough's profile has never been higher. Now is the time for him to tell his story.

 

Price - £12.53

Over the Top with the Tartan Army: Active Service 1992-97

Over the Top with the Tartan Army: Active Service 1992-97

Description:-

This illustrated text introduces the reader to the mad-cap supporters of Scotland's national soccer team, the "Tartan Army" - a harder core, more eccentric type of travelling soccer fan - and follows the Army on their expeditions around the world during the 1990s.

 

Price - £8.19

Scotland in the World Cup Finals

Scotland in the World Cup Finals

Description:-

In France 98, Scotland will appear in their sixth World Cup finals. This book celebrates the successes a nd achievements of Scottish football throughout the century, and also looks at some of the disasters and misfortunes.

 

Price - £10.50

Scotland National Football Team: History of the Scotland National Football Team

Scotland National Football Team: History of the Scotland National Football Team

Description:-

Scotland National Football Team. Football in Scotland, History of the Scotland National Football Team, Scottish Football Association, Hampden Park, Tartan Army, Scottish Cup, Scottish Qualifying Cup, Scottish Premier League, Scottish Football League, Scottish Football League Second Division, Scottish Football League First Division, Darren Fletcher, Alex McLeish, George Burley, Billy McNeill, England and Scotland Football Rivalry, United Kingdom National Football Team, Article Sources and Contributors, Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors

 

Price - £34.60

Scotland, 1872-1960 (Soccer: The International Line-ups & Statistics S.)

Scotland, 1872-1960 (Soccer: The International Line-ups & Statistics S.)

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Scotland, 1872-1960 (Soccer: The International Line-ups & Statistics S.)

 

Price - £5.95

Scotland, Scotland: Scotland's International Footballers 1946-2005

Scotland, Scotland: Scotland

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A reference book with profiles of each player of the Scotland football team since 1946.

 

Price - £14.24

Scotland: The Complete International Football Record

Scotland: The Complete International Football Record

Description:-

This is the definitive guide to Scottlsh international soccer, containing every Scotland line-up - and that of their opponents - venues, results and scorers, even goal times, from the first game in 1872 to the end of the 2000-2001 season. There is also a listing of each player to have played for Scotland (appearances, goals, date of birth and birthplace) as well as many other statistical listings such as all-time record appearances and goalscorers, managers and largest wins/defeats etc.

 

Price - £17.99

Slim Jim Baxter: The Definitive Biography

Slim Jim Baxter: The Definitive Biography

Description:-

Jim Baxter was one of the greatest footballers Scotland has ever produced. But his career was over by the time he reached 30 and in 2001 he died at the early age of 61, victim of a life-style that ultimately destroyed him. He played just two games against England at Wembley, but these 180 minutes turned him into a legend. The victories in 1963 and 1967 - the second one when England were World champions - were Baxter's greatest performances for his country. His way of turning on the style was how the supporters wanted to see the game played. He played for Rangers for only five years and returned briefly for a sad spell after five unhappy seasons in England. Years of drinking had taken their toll on his fitness and saw his career end at a time when he should have been at his peak. Ultimately alcohol also killed him.

 

Price - £18.99

Tales of the Tartan Army

Tales of the Tartan Army

Description:-

This is glimpse into the occasionally surreal ranks of the army of Scottish supporters seen in stadia around the world - the people who make Scotland famous for their warmth, generosity, and capacity for strong drink. The collection of anecdotes includes stories from the World Cup in France.

 

Price - £6.39

The (Completely Unofficial) Tartan Army Songbook

The (Completely Unofficial) Tartan Army Songbook

Description:-

Have you ever felt like ripping off your knickers, donning your kilt, drinking 16 pints and becoming the latest recruit to the concatenation of chaos that is the Tartan Army, but have been ashamed to because of your lack of musical and lyrical knowledge? Fear not! Help is at hand. The songs and chants in this volume were collected and culled both from the virgin footsoldiers and from the grizzled veterans of the Taran Army's long war against sobriety, and all boil down to the (Completely Unofficial) slogan of the Tartan Army, which is: 'We'll support you ever more. F*** the scorel'

 

Price - £3.60

The Hampden Story

The Hampden Story

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A history of the Hampden Park football ground which looks back across the years to how it all began, the big names who have played there, including Pele, Beckenbauer and Maradona, and the day in 1937 when the British football attendance record was broken, when Scotland played England.

 

Price - £9.74

The Ultimate Guide to Being Scottish: Put Your First Foot Forward

The Ultimate Guide to Being Scottish: Put Your First Foot Forward

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What makes the Ultimate Scot? Is it the ability to identify a tartan pattern from 50 yards? Maybe it's being able to recite the two forgotten verses of "Auld Lang Syne"? Or perhaps it's knowing your single malt from a double malt? "The Ultimate Guide to Being Scottish" examines in hilarious detail the history, politics and traditions that make Scots great. Exploring the best of Scottish culture, this book focuses on the celebrations that Scots have made their own, from Hogmanay to the Edinburgh Fringe festival. Mixing fact and practical hints (like the ideal recipe for boiled sheep's head) with witty banter, "The Ultimate Guide to Being Scottish" is perfect for injecting Scotland's unique and beloved brand of merriment into the year.

 

Price - £5.56

We'll Support You Evermore: A Life in the Tartan Army

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Description:-

Ronnie McDevitt has been supporting Scotland for more than 20 years. In We''ll Support You Evermore, Ronnie describes his experiences with the legendary Tartan Army as they follow Scotland around the world.

 

Price - £9.99

We'll Support You Evermore: The Impertinent Saga of Scottish Fitba

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Description:-

Seeking to reflect the special love of football that the Scottish have, the editors of this volume invited some prominent Scottish journalists, authors and poets to write about their memories of the "gemme", the high and low spots as they remembered them. The journalists include John Rafferty, Ian Archer, Hugh Taylor and John Mackenzie, formerly with newspapers such as "The Scotsman", "The Herald", and the "Daily Record". Well-known Scottish poets Tom Leonard, Alan Bold and Tom McGrath are featured alongside novelists Alan Sharp and Gordon Williams. Together they evoke the magic legends, the memories from the heroic past: the Wembley Wizards, the Famous Five, Torry Gillick, Third Lanark, the Terrible Trio, and Jim Baxter.

 

Price - £6.39






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