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Nutmeg Issue 19
Nutmeg Issue 19
Nutmeg Issue 19
Nutmeg Issue 19
Nutmeg Issue 19
Nutmeg Issue 19
Nutmeg Issue 19

Nutmeg Issue 19

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The Scottish Football Periodical

 

Priceless archive
By Daniel Gray

Lights, camera, action
A project to photograph the floodlights at every professional football league ground in Scotland illuminates the past and rekindles great memories, nowhere more so than at Dens Park.
Words and photographs by Stephen Dunn

Wee Jim’s huge legacy
As a young player at Dundee United I was privileged to get pep talks from the late, great McLean. Beneath the flinty exterior was a visionary who cared about individuals.
By Craig Easton

Celtic – an era in three legends
Between 1945 and 1965 the Glasgow giant was often sleeping, though occasionally dazzling. A trio of men played key roles in the topsy-turvy years that would change the club’s fortunes.
By Scott Fleming

The mother of all hang-ups
The rough and ready facilities and manners of the old football grounds may be a distant memory, but the embarrassment of going to the football with your mum in those days feels as bright and fresh as ever and can still make a grown man cringe.
By Donald Walker

Wenger’s one-Scot shop
Long before his arrival at Arsenal, the rookie French manager’s first foreign signing had been a youngster from Aberdeen. Strap in for Ray Stephen’s remarkable ride from Deeside to a dressing room with Maradona, and back again.
By Cameron Pope

International man of mystery
David Johnson, born in Jamaica, came so close to being Scotland’s first black player in more than a century. It still pains Craig Brown, then national manager, that it didn’t work out for the striker.
By Kevin McAllion

For the love of an old lady
A Carlisle-born passion for Italy and la dolce vita led to many great experiences, but few as memorable and emotive as that time, in 1974, when Juventus came to Easter Road.
By John Irving

Glory and tragedy of a pint-sized striker supreme
A hundred years ago the legendary Scot made his professional debut. He inspired Newcastle United to their last league title but could not cope with his own drink-fuelled decline.
By Harry Pearson

United we stand, derided we fall
It’s quite something for your football club’s name to have become synonymous with the word for an idiot in Africa’s most populous nation, but how on earth did this laughable state of affairs come about?
By Liam Kirkaldy

Unaltered Images
From Jim Baxter in Black Watch regalia to a beat poet Jinky Johnstone, two books spring the Old Firm from archive to page in photographs unchanged and seldom seen since the day they were taken.
By Daniel Gray

Elgin’s radical left-half
William Leslie had bigger things than football on his mind when he stowed away to Petrograd – meeting Lenin. A conscientious objector and socialist, he always played by his own rules.
By Daniel Gray

Red and green
John McNamara Snr, who graced both Celtic and Hibs, was unusual among 1970s footballers in voicing his family’s left-wing convictions.
By Craig Stephen

Fogged up windows
The double whammy of Covid and Brexit has wreaked havoc on player recruitment. More Scots will probably get the chance to play in England but beyond the short term, transfer uncertainty reigns both ways.
By Greg Gordon

Five fabulous years with Georgians on our minds
Dundee, Rangers and the whole of Scottish football were the beneficiaries of a mini-Caucasian influx around the turn of this century. They brought colour and quality.
By Roddy Cairns

When The Doc lost out to The Lawman
Tommy Docherty and Denis Law once enjoyed a fruitful relationship at both Manchester United and Scotland. It unravelled painfully in the courts.
By Gordon McKay

Debut Scots undone by Swiss cheese defence
A 7-0 hammering by Uruguay at the 1954 World Cup set the tone for decades of national humiliation to follow.
By Ross Kilvington

East Kilbride keep their eye on the prize
Kilby fans have had some memorable moments in the club’s short life – not least that cup tie with Celtic – but rising into the SPFL is the town’s overarching goal.
By Craig Anderson

Who tops the Letdown League?
Football disappointment comes in many guises, often in the last minute – from missed trophies and promotions to hair’s-breadth relegations. We exclusively reveal Scotland’s most gut-wrenching team.
By Jon Davey

Poetry
Shin Guards Clasped in Prayer by Stephen Watt
Fitba’ Frae Ma Livin’ Room by Giancarlo Rinaldi

Plus much, much more.