Ten Days that Shook ScotlandAuthor: Various authors
256 pp with 8 pp colour photographs
Take the ten most momentous days in the history of Scottish football. Add in ten of Scotland's best football writers, journalists and historians. Mix in revealing interviews with some of the biggest names in football (including Willie Miller, Davie Weir, Ernie Walker, Ian St John and even first minister Alex Salmond) . The result is a book that will provide a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in the game in this country. John Cairney tells the story of the first defeat for Queen's Park, after the club had gone unbeaten for a decade. Hugh MacDonald explains why after a final contested by Celtic and Rangers the Scottish Cup was withheld. Frank Gilfeather looks back to the Wembley Wizards of 1928, conquerors of England by five goals to one. Matt Vallance shows how Motherwell against all the odds broke the Old Firm monopoly of league titles. Terence Murray explores Scotland's first appearance at the World Cup finals. Graham McColl analyses the debacle that was Argentina 1978. Rob Robertson goes deep inside the Aberdeen camp as the team prepared to take on the world's biggest club, Real Madrid, in the European Cup Winners' Cup final of 1983. Stephen McGowan recalls the tragic death of Jock Stein in 1985 and ask why he was treated so shabbily by the Scottish establishment. Alan Pattullo delves into the ill-starred reign of former Scotland manager Berti Vogts.