From the publisher:
Scottish Football: Souvenirs from the Golden Years - 1946 to 1986 takes a nostalgic look at Scottish football and mementoes from four decades when the game was at its (almost) egalitarian and entertaining best. It was a period with a wide spread of trophy winners: eight different league champions, 14 clubs sharing the two main domestic cup competitions, plus trophy successes in Europe for Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen, and semi-final near-misses for Dundee, Dundee United, Dunfermline Athletic, Hibs and Kilmarnock. This fascinating book also spotlights the British Championship, the Summer, Drybrough and Texaco Cups plus a host of cult heroes, lost stadia - and Quiz Ball! Alongside this colourful history are collectable treasures.
It was a time when programmes were succinct sought-after souvenirs and not bloated corporate catalogues, when trading cards were useful and informative. Annuals, magazines and club handbooks also added to our wisdom. We'll never see an era like '46 to '86 again, so here's your chance to savour it once more.
Robert Marshall and David Stuart are Scotland (and Partick Thistle) supporters, collectors, writers and delusionists who first collaborated in season 1992/93 on the Jags fanzine Sick in the Basin. Since 2014 they have co-produced the paper-based bi-annual fanzine Scotland Epistles, which is dedicated to Scotland's national football teams. Two Scotland books followed: in 2017 Glory, Tears & Souvenirs and in 2019 Club, Country & Collectibles.