We are about to kick off one of the world's great sporting events, The European Football Championships, like many other Scots. of my generation I was born to play at this level if only this that or the other mishap had not diverted me. Honest, ask my brothers they will agree, at least some of them will, some are still jealous.
Some of the world's greatest players will grace our screens and I hope the magic accompanies them, the 'greatest game' the 'beautiful game' is once again in need of a lift. I look forward to seeing great football nations like Italy - Baresi, Rivera, Riva. Germany - Beckenbaur, Muller, Overath. Holland - Cruyf - Van Hanegen, Van Basten. Will new giants emerge from these countries ?
Meanwhile Scotland, England, Ireland, N. Ireland and Wales can look out their buckets and spades, England regard this as a disaster of course, ignoring the plight of the other four who are equally crestfallen but lets be honest, England don't have Charlton, Moore or Lofthouse, Scotland don't have Law, Bremner or Gallacher, Wales don't have J Charles, M Charles or Mike England, Ireland don't have Brady, Stapleton or O'Leary and N. Ireland don't have Best, Dougan or Nelson.
The costs of foreign players in the British game is being seen at international level and we have no-one to support.
I therefore suggest that Scots. should cheer on the team which has the biggest support in Scotland outwith Scotland's own team.
'Dyin Dobre Polski' which of course means 'good-day Poland' - good players, well drilled and coached and great workers, they might also give us a run for our money which would be unusual.
I've been in the Polish Club in Glasgow and I reckon that the building will need to be supported when Poland are winning a game, let's just say that these lovely people know how to party.