Sunday, 18 January 2009


Here's Ian Ure and Alex Hamilton waiting in an Edinburgh hotel ready to travel with the Scotland team for an international match.
Ian and Hammy played in the same Scotland team together quite a few times in 1962-63. In fact they both featured in Scotland's famous 2-1 victory against England at Wembley in 1963. Also in the team were icons, Dennis Law and Jim Baxter.
The footage below has some moments from that very game. Listen out for the commentator stating that Ian Ure is considered to be the best centre-half in the world!
Incidentally, Scotland played most of this match with 10 men. Captain Eric Caldow broke his leg early in the game, and there were no subs allowed for this back then.
Photo by the Scotsman.

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