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schoolboys who are now nearly 70!

Post by Vasco » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:52 pm

Does anyone have the Scotland line-ups for the schoolboy international matches at Wembley in 1965 and 1967?

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Post by bluedragon » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:21 pm

Vasco wrote:Does anyone have the Scotland line-ups for the schoolboy international matches at Wembley in 1965 and 1967?
The Evening Times gives the following details:

3 April 1965

England 3 (1) Shoemark 2 (16m & 72m) Evans (Pen. ? m) Scotland 0 (0)

ENGLAND: Shilton; Peaper & Styles; Chambers. Went (Capt.) & Newman; Gould & Evans; Shoemark; Stenson & Moss.

SCOTLAND: McNair; Clarke & Weir; Watson, Butler & Manley (Capt.); Thornton & Howden; Waddell; Cumming & Goodwin.

29 April 1967

England 0 Scotland 2 (Another example of Scottish football's Annus Mirabilis of 1967)

ENGLAND: P Cuff (Yorks.); L Millerchip (Nuneaton) & Richard Pitt (Ryhope); M Simmonds (Reading), Tommy Taylor (Hornchurch) (Capt,) & M Towers (Manchester); D Spencer (Melton) & S Perryman (Ealing); S Kenny (Liverpool); L Cantello (Manchester) & G Jones (Liverpool).

SCOTLAND: John McInally (Kirkcudbrightshire); I Donald (Aberdeen) & I Reekie (Fife); N Stevenson (Wishaw), J Gallacher (Falkirk) (Capt.) & G Scullion (Glasgow); J Sloan (Glasgow), J Cruickshank (Glasgow), J Wood (Port Glasgow), A McBride (Glasgow) & K Watson (Edinburgh).

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Re: schoolboys who are now nearly 70!

Post by Vasco » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:30 am

Thanks for reply, but I'm still left scratching my head.

There is no mention in either line-up of the guy I was looking for - (Dennis) Irwin McIntyre, whom I bumped into the other day. Irwin was born in 1950, so I had assumed that 1965 or 1967 would have been the year. Perhaps its my memory. I was sure he appeared for Scotland's schoolboys at Wembley. I'll just need to ask him the next time I see him.

I did discover something from the line-ups of which I was unaware and that was that Malky had captained the schoolboys before joining the Burgh and subsequently Leicester City. He was, I believe, the first substitute actually used in an FA Cup Final.

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Re: schoolboys who are now nearly 70!

Post by ScottishFA » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:32 am

Slightly out with the years. According to the Schoolboy Who's Who, he won four schoolboy caps at U18 level, 1968 v England and Wales, and again in 1969 v England and Wales. His school was Johnstone High.

The book doesn't give exact dates, unfortunately, but the matches were
1968 England 3 Scotland 0 at Mansfield
1968 Scotland 1 Wales 2 at Greenock
1969 Scotland 1 England 0 at Glasgow (venue?)
1969 Wales 0 Scotland 4 at Wrexham

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Re: schoolboys who are now nearly 70!

Post by bluedragon » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:00 am

Your memory of your friend going to Wembley might still be correct.

From what I remember the Wembley Schoolboys International was a one-off showpiece game. The England v Scotland Victory Shield (Under 16’s) match was played on the Monday after the Wembley match with the same squads but at a Football League ground.

The England v Scotland Victory Shield matches in 1965 & 1967 were played on 5 April 1965 at Goodison Park and on 1 May 1967 at Old Trafford. The Scottish squad would not have return home between matches. I found a report of the 1967 match with a couple of changes, but not your friend, from the Wembley line-up. I could not find anything for the 1965 match. Your friend may have been in the squad but just not selected to play at this younger age group. If Andy has him as an Under -18 in 1969 then he could have been a non-playing member of the Under-16 squad in 1967.

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