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Scottish Top Division All Stars



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Most Championships - Rangers FC - 55

Most Appearances - :ENG: Bob FERRIER - 626

Most Goals - :SCO: Jimmy McGRORY - 410



COACHES: :SCO: Bill STRUTH

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:SCO: Jock STEIN

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GOALKEEPERS:

:SCO: Andy GORAM
:SCO: Jim LEIGHTON
:IRL: Packie BONNER


DEFENDERS:

:SCO: Eric CALDOW
:SCO: Tommy GEMMELL
:SCO: Richard GOUGH
:SCO: John GREIG
:SCO: Sandy JARDINE
:SCO: Danny McGRAIN
:SCO: Alec McNAIR
:SCO: Billy McNEILL
:SCO: Willie MILLER
:SCO: George YOUNG


MIDFIELDERS:

:SCO: Jim BAXTER
:SCO: Scott BROWN
:SCO: Davie COOPER
:SCO: Barry FERGUSON
:SCO: Jimmy JOHNSTONE
:SCO: Ian McCOLL
:SCO: Paul McSTAY
:SCO: David MEIKLEJOHN
:SCO: Bobby MURDOCH


FORWARDS:

:SCO: Sandy ARCHIBALD
:NIR: Patsy GALLACHER
:SWE: Henrik LARSSON
:SCO: Bobby LENNOX
:SCO: Ally McCOIST
:SCO: Jimmy McGRORY
:SCO: Bob McPHAIL
:SCO: Alan MORTON
:SCO: Jimmy QUINN
:SCO: Jimmy SMITH



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RESERVES:


GOALKEEPERS:

:SCO: Hamish McALPINE
:SCO: Harry RENNIE
:SCO: Ronnie SIMPSON
:SCO: John THOMSON



DEFENDERS:

:SCO: Roy AITKEN
:SCO: Tom BOYD
:SCO: Joe DODDS
:SCO: Dan DOYLE
:SCO: Bobby EVANS
:SCO: Dougie GRAY
:SCO: Paul HEGARTY
:SCO: Maurice MALPAS
:SCO: Ronnie McKINNON
:SCO: Alex McLEISH
:SCO: David NAREY
:SCO: Willie WOODBURN



MIDFIELDERS:

:SCO: Bertie AULD
:SCO: Tommy BURNS
:SCO: Arthur DUNCAN
:ENG: Bob FERRIER
:SCO: Willie HENDERSON
:SCO: Paul LAMBERT
:DEN: Brian LAUDRUP
:SCO: Gary MACKAY
:SCO: Adam McLEAN
:SCO: Tommy McLEAN
:SCO: Jimmy McMENEMY
:SCO: Pat STANTON
:SCO: Gordon STRACHAN



FORWARDS:

:SCO: Lawrie REILLY
:SCO: Stevie CHALMERS
:SCO: Kenny DALGLISH
:SCO: Hughie FERGUSON
:SCO: Bobby WALKER
:SCO: Alec SMITH
:SCO: Sandy McMAHON
:SCO: Willie WALLACE
:SCO: Gordon SMITH
:SCO: Willie ORMOND
:SCO: Eddie TURNBULL
:SCO: John ROBERTSON
:SCO: Jimmy FLEMING
:SCO: Willie McFADYEN





THE BEST EVER XI

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GK GORAM
CB McNEILL ©
CB MILLER
RB McGRAIN
LB CALDOW
DMF MEIKLEJOHN
CMF MURDOCH
RWF JOHNSTONE
LWF MORTON
CF McGRORY
CF McCOIST

Captain: Billy McNeill | David Meiklejohn | Willie Miller
Short Free Kick: Ally McCoist
Long Free Kick: Bobby Murdoch
Left Corner: Alan Morton
Right Corner: Alan Morton
Penalty: Eric Caldow | Ally McCoist


Mon May 09, 2022 5:29 am
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No Charlie Tully or Erich Schaedler here?
I'm also surprised to see Reilly not in first team here, watching the set and reading about his impact at Hibs history I would have rather chosen him than Quinn. Same goes for Auld instead of Brown/Ferguson or Baxter in best XI but you probably can rate that stuff better than me.


Mon May 09, 2022 8:00 pm
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Well Schaedler was a good player, who had a great career in Scotland but I was trying to avoid adding too many players who never won the title. Of course his teammates Stanton and Duncan are here but those two are the biggest Hibs legends after the Famous Five. I also planned to keep reserves to 12 for each position but found there were specifically too many great wingers that I had to expand the midfielders and forwards to fit them in.

I also originally planned to have Reilly in the first team but his career was quite short and he suffered from plenty of injuries so despite his ability, his actual goals and appearances aren't that high compared to some others, combined with the fact he "only" won 2 league titles (obviously still very impressive considering the circumstances of Scottish football). Bobby Walker was an even better player, maybe even the best in the world in the first decade of the 1900s, and similarly misses out. But I also considered putting McMenemy over Quinn too. It's hard to be fair to players from the other clubs when guys like Archibald, Lennox, McNair etc. have almost as many league titles as every other club combined. It's a shame because there are so many legends outside the Old Firm that deserve more recognition, the numbers of guys like Bob Ferrier, Hughie Ferguson and Willie MacFadyen are incredible and the other world class players too like Bobby Walker, the Famous Five etc. are more or less unknown outside of Scotland.

Auld and Baxter were similar in that they were actually only really significant players for about 5 years in the top flight. Of course they were excellent players but Auld is more recognised for his performances in Europe compared to Brown or Ferguson who were dominant figures in Scottish league football. Baxter had a short but incredibly high peak which could put him above Murdoch but Bobby was a crucial part of 8 consecutive league titles and IMO just as good a player, of course in different ways.


Mon May 09, 2022 9:06 pm
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