Did Scotland really all play in Tommy Walker's strips?

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Did Scotland really all play in Tommy Walker's strips?

Post by Sat31March1928 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:03 pm

I've been sent this by John Proudfoot.

A chap in my work brought in a scrapbook of an old relative for me to see. It's full of newspaper cuttings from 58 -62. There is an interesting 60 strip cartoon drawings of "The Hearts Story" by Paul Trevillion
(he also did Roy of the Rovers and You are the Ref) amongst others.


See http://www.londonhearts.com/images/hstory/index.htm for parts 1 to 25

Amongst the 'info' in the strips

was this one, is it true?

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Post by ScottishFA » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:43 pm

To back this up, here is a quote from Rex Kingsley's autobiography (I Saw Stars, published 1947):

During the war George Graham was in a panic for 'national jerseys. So he issued an appeal to all old 'national players to let him have their shirts for the next Scottish side. Tommy Walker immediately sent in every blessed shirt he'd won ... bar one. He couldn't send that one. I had it. He'd given it to me to auction at one of my war charity shows. As it happened, it was the jersey he won in the 1938 Wembley game when he scored the vital goal. I sent it to Mr Graham right away ... and the next Scottish team appeared against England wearing a full set of Tommy Walker's shirts!

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Post by Sat31March1928 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:16 pm

A good excuse to post a picture of that 1938 strip

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Post by Sat31March1928 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:34 pm

Oddly enough if it was that 4-0 defeat Tommy didn't play in the match.

http://www.londonhearts.com/scotlanduno ... 30417.html

A game that marked George Young's first Scotland game.

match report here

http://www.londonhearts.com/scores/imag ... 041701.htm
Jackson; James; Jackson; James; Jackson

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Post by Burnie_man » Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:08 pm

The question on everyone's lips of course is.......did he get them all back? :lol:

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