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tratorello
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Does anyone know if there's ever been a 'definative' team selected by any magazines/websites/the Scottish FA/etc?

If not would anyone like to speculate on who would make the team?

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A very quick one off the top of my head and missing a central midfielder.


Goram
Mc Grain Hansen Mc Neill Caldow
Johnstone Souness Baxter
Dalglish Law

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If it's based on international performances only, then I don't think Hansen really deserves to be in there, given how unimpressive his international career was (26 caps in eight years and best remembered for the cock-up in Malaga in 1982). Willie Miller would seem a better candidate.

[ 22.01.2008, 12:37: Message edited by: Lieutenant Frank Drebin ]

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Cheers guys, does anyone know if there's ever been an 'official' XI selected?

I seem to remember there being a TV show a few years ago that selected an England All Time XI, has anything similar been done for Scotland?

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I guess a good place to start with this would be the inductees into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame (well, the ones who are Scottish, male, and in there for their ability as a player rather than a manager). They are:

Williw Woodburn
Jim Baxter
Graeme Souness
John Greig
Jock Stein
Billy McNeill
Jimmy McGrory
Danny McGrain
Bobby Murdoch
Jimmy Johnstone
Willie Miller
Hughie Gallacher
Billy Bremner
Dave Mackay
Denis Law
Gordon Smith
Alan Morton
Bobby Lennox
Charles Campbell
Alex McLeish
Alex James
George Young
Joe Jordan
John White
Lawrie Reilly
Willie Waddell
Willie Henderson
Davie Cooper
Tommy Gemmell
Richard Gough
Willie Ormond
John Robertson
Tommy Walker
Billy Steel
Sandy Jardine
Eric Caldow
Eddie Turnbull
Willie Bauld
Jimmy Cowan
Ally McCoist
Alan Hansen
Gordon Strachan

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tratorello
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Cheers Dink.

I actually saw that "Hall of Fame" site when I did my preliminary googling (please note that other search engines are available) but my ignorance of Scottish football means that I had no real way of selecting the 'best' team from that list.

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Lucy Waterman It Be
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Eric Martin

Paul Telfer - Tommy Bowman - Jim Steele - Denis Hollywood

Gordon Strachan - Hugh Fisher - Jimmy Gabriel - Jim McCalliog

Joe Jordan - Ted McDougall

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Paul Telfer the Soton/coventry player?
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Lucy Waterman It Be
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There's only one Paul Telfer.
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I am ashamed to admit that I had to look Eric Caldow up.
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tratorello
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Me too.
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Caldow was horribly unfortunate to have his international career ended by a bad challenge in the 1963 England-Scotland match.

Despite only having 10 men, Scotland won 2-1 with two goals from Jim Baxter - Baxter himself thought it was the best he ever played, better even than the more celebrated 3-2 win in 1967.

Anyway, an all-time Scotland XI:

Jim Leighton

Danny McGrain
Willie Miller
Billy McNeill
Maurice Malpas

Jimmy Johnstone
Archie Gemmill (for that goal)
Jim Baxter
Davie Cooper

Kenny Dalglish
Denis Law

Subs: Andy Goram, John Greig, Colin Hendry, John Collins, Paul Lambert, Mo Johnston, James McFadden

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Bill Brown

Danny McGrain
Alan Hansen
Colin Hendry
Tommy Gemmil

John White
Dave Mackay
Graham Souness

Jim Baxter

Steve Arhibald
Alan Gilzean

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Willie Miller was never a great player for Scotland. If you didn't have Alan Hansen I'd have Richard Gough.

And Jim Leighton ahead of Andy Goram ???? Quite aside from footballing ability, I'd have Goram around to class things up !

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Only using players I have watched:

Alan Rough

Sandy Jardine
Pat Stanton
Billy McNeill
Danny McGrain

Jimmy Johnstone
Graeme Souness
Archie Gemmill
Davie Cooper

Kenny Dalglish
Derek Johnstone

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