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“I look back on my football life with so many fond memories. I am one of the lucky ones to have played the game at the very highest level for my country. The highlight for me was undoubtedly playing for Scotland at three World cups. However, my favourite game was against Brazil in a pre-season tour to South America in 1977 to get ready for our World cup campaign in Argentina one year later.
We defeated Chile 4-2, drew 1-1 with Argentina and then faced the Brazilians in the Maracana stadium in our final match. I had a splitting headache ahead of the game, but instead of taking a tablet prescribed by the Doctor, I mistakingly took a sleeping tablet we were all supposed to take the night before. Kenny Dalglish struggled to wake me up on the day of the game.
Doctor Fitzsimmons told me to drink lots of coffee to stay awake during the match! I played really well despite the Brazilians winning 2-0. Kenny said it could have been 10-0 if it hadn’t been for me. I won man of the tournament and checked every tablet I ever took after that, even in Argentina the next year!”Back to The Football Family
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