Almanac Soccer- New eBook: A Modern History of Scotland International Football Matches.



With group stage matches of the new UEFA Nations League just around the corner, it is an opportune time for enthusiasts to read up on Scotland’s contemporary football history. James Grapsas, a contributor to The Footy Almanac over the years, has published an eBook on this particular topic: A Modern History of Scotland International Football Matches.


The book covers Scotland’s football history from mid-1987 to mid-2018, spanning 268 Scotland internationals. Former Scotland manager Craig Brown (1993-2001), who has managed Scotland in the most internationals, kindly wrote the foreword. The book features profiles of numerous leading Scotland players over the last 30 years: Paul McStay, Ally McCoist, Andy Goram, Gary McAllister, Colin Hendry, Barry Ferguson, Christian Dailly, Darren Fletcher, James McFadden, Scott Brown, and many more. Scotland managers in the period are also profiled. The book also includes an array of tables and lists of statistics and records.


The highs and lows of more than 30 years are traversed. As a sample, there were World Cup finals appearances in 1990 and 1998. European Championships in 1992 and 1996. The famous win against England at Wembley in November 1999. Double success against France in the Euro 2008 qualifiers. The epic 2-2 draw with England at Hampden in June 2017. Astute observers will realise that Scotland have the rare distinction of having defeated World Cup champions France and World Cup runners-up Croatia in the last two competitive matches against both nations.


A Modern History of Scotland International Football Matches is recommended reading for football followers, particularly those eager to see Scotland return to the international tournament stage after a 20-year hiatus. There is potential for the work to be published in hard copy in the future.




Here is the link to the eBook on Amazon:


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