40 man World Cup Squads

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Jim Boyce
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40 man World Cup Squads

Post by Jim Boyce » Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:02 am

In the seventies, and possibly later, Scotland initially named a provisional 40 man squad a few months ahead of the finals, which was then whittled down to the 22 that would travel. Anyone know where can I find the player lists for these 40 man squads?

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Post by Alan McCabe » Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:09 pm

1978 World Cup Finals - initial squad of 40

* Asterisks indicate players not chosen for the final squad of 22

Goalkeepers:-
Alan Rough (Partick Thistle)
Jim Blyth (Coventry)
Bobby Clark (Aberdeen)
Jim Stewart (Middlesbrough)*
Dave Stewart (Leeds U)*
Defenders :-
Sandy Jardine (Rangers)
Stewart Kennedy (Aberdeen)
Willie Donnachie (Man City)
Martin Buchan (Man Utd)
Tom Forsyth (Rangers)
Kenny Burns (Nottm Forest)
Gordon McQueen (Man Utd)
Willie Miller (Aberdeen)*
John Blackley (Newcastle)*
David Narey (Dundee Utd)*
Paul Hegarty (Dundee Utd)*
Roddie MacDonald (Celtic)*
John Brownlie (Hibernian)*
Midfielders :-
Bruce Rioch (Derby Co)
Don Masson (Derby Co)
Asa Hartford (Man City)
Graeme Souness (Liverpool)
Archie Gemmill (Nottm Forest)
Neil McNab (Tottenham H)*
Graeme Payne (Dundee Utd)*
Tony Fitzpatrick (St Mirren)*
John Wark (Ipswich)*
Roy Aitken (Celtic)*
Forwards :-
Lou Macari (Man Utd)
Joe Jordan (Man Utd)
John Robertson (Nottm Forest)
Joe Harper (Aberdeen)
Kenny Dalglish (Liverpool)
Willie Johnston (WBA)
Derek Johnstone (Rangers)
Andy Gray (Aston Villa)*
Arthur Graham (Leeds U)*
Ian Wallace (Coventry)*
Frank McGarvey (St Mirren)*

I've only managed to find 39 players - the squad included 23 'Anglos', so the missing man was with a Scottish club.
Possibilities...Willie Pettigrew, Davie Cooper, Ronnie Glavin, Tommy Burns, Paul Sturrock, Des Bremner, Colin Jackson, Bobby Russell, Alex Macdonald, Gordon Smith (?)
Anyone know the 'mystery man'?

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Re: 40 man World Cup Squads

Post by GerryBob64 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:33 am

Frank Gray (Leeds) is one of 40. John Brownlie was not one of 40. George McCluskey (Celtic) is player missing.

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