posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 05:13 PM
a reply to: skalla
I remember as a kid there was a saying 'all great English teams have a Scotsman in' - and it was true.
Kenny Dalglish, Hansen, Ron Yeats and Souness at Liverpool.
Frank McLintock, George Graham and Nicholas at Arsenal.
Martin Buchan, Denis Law and Pat Crerand at Man Utd.
Don McKay with Spurs and Derby County.
And who could forget the Leeds team with Billy Bremner, Eddie Gray and my childhood hero Peter Lorimer.
And of all the footballers who plied their trade solely in Scotland for me there's been none better than Paul McStay - a truly world class player who
could have earned vast amounts of money yet remained with Celtic throughout his career.
As has been said obviously there was Giggs, Hughes and Rush who would all have commanded a place in a combined UK squad.
And so would Neville Southall and Kevin Ratcliffe.
Apart from Pat Jennings and George Best I'm afraid the only other footballers from Northern Ireland who I can recall at present who I think would have
been included in such a squad are Martin O'Neil and Norman Whiteside - I'm sure there's others though.
edit on 24/6/14 by Freeborn because: grammar