George Hunter

Jake Bradley

Alan McInally

Davie Dodds

Q From Howard Moles: "Which Scottish player has played for 3 different clubs, all of which have been European Cup or Champions League winners at some time in their history?"

A Alan 'Rambo' McInally is your man, having played for Celtic, Aston Villa and Bayern Munich, all of whom have won the European Cup. His father Jackie played in the Kilmarnock team which won the Scottish League championship in 1965.

Q Peter Ross asks: "On what date in 1987 and for how much did Davie Dodds sign for Neuchatel Xamax? Also on what date did he sign for Aberdeen?"

A You would think this information would be fairly easy to come by but apparently not. I've seen suggestions that Dodds was transferred in 1985 and also that he came back to play in the Aberdeen team that won the League that year. Neither is the case. It was actually 1986 when Dodds left Dundee United for Switzerland. I can't trace the precise date nor the fee but it was during an extemely busy close season at Tannadice when several players departed the club. He didn't stay long with Xamax, returning to Scotland in September the same year when he signed for Aberdeen. He made his debut for the Dons in a 2-0 League defeat away to Rangers on September 27th that year.

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Q Kevin Mattocks asks: " I'm after the name of a Celtic keeper, probably in the early 1960s, who came south and played for Derby County. I was asked this but it's a wee bit before my time and anyway I'm a Hibs supporter !"

A The man in question is George Hunter but it was the 1950s not 1960s. Troon-born Hunter made 38 appearances for Celtic between 1949-54 and played in the team that won the Scottish Cup in 1951. He was transferred to Derby in the summer of 1954 and made 19 League appearances in 1954-55 before moving to Exeter City where he played 147 times in the League between 1955-59. Oddly, for a club so far from Scotland, his understudy Alec Bell was also an Ayrshireman.

After playing a couple of seasons with non-league Yiewsley he returned to the League, turning out 22 times for Darlington in 1961-62. George then moved back into non-league football with Burton Albion but made one last league appearance in 1965-66 aged 35 for Lincoln City.

Q Norman Bradley asks: "When did Jake Bradley play for Hibs? Was he understudy to Willie Ormond during the "Famous Five" era."

A Jake Bradley was indeed understudy to the legendary Willie Ormond. Although he didn't play any League matches for Hibs, Jake was in the team which was beaten 3-0 by Motherwell in the 1950-51 League Cup Final. He later emigrated to America and you can find out more about him on the Scots American Athletic Club of Kearny New Jersey website. I can't find any trace of the U-21 match they mention on the site (neither U-21 or U-23 matches were regular fixtures back then) and you'll note that the League Cup Final has been listed as the Scottish Cup Final.

That was his only game for Hibs though he later turned out for Third Lanark, Shrewsbury Town and Dumbarton.