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    Default 10 Genuinely World Class Scottish Footballers

    Hate International weeks, so dull waiting to get back to real football and The Rangers. Given an unusually pleasing Scotland performance, and the well earned plaudits for our team, it made me think of the days of yore when Scotland genuinely had great players and qualified for tournaments. Who do we think were the last 10 Scottish footballers that were by common consent "World Class". Let's define world class as they would have been accepted as top 10 in their position in their era by most knowledgeable fans. Here's my starter:

    Jim Baxter
    Denis Law
    Danny McGrain
    Kenny Dalglish
    Graeme Souness
    Andy Goram

    Over to you my fellow Bears (and here's a clue for lurking Tim's...Paul McStay is a no, never!!!!)

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    Alan Hansen

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    Davy Cooper.

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    Davie Cooper.

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    George Young.

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    Willie Henderson

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    Sandy Jardine.

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    Mccoist? On a whim but golden boots talk!

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    Jardine and McGrain.

    Jardine always given his natural RB spot ahead of McGrain who went to LB.

    Pre-dating my era but from what I have read about Alan Morton he is the player I would like to take the TARDIS to to witness his genius.

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    Long before my time - but I understand Alan Morton would walk into the to ten (maybe even 5)
    And is Jock 'Tiger' Shaw another shout ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    Willie Henderson
    Selected for 'Rest of the World' fixtures on occasion.

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    Ian Durrant(would have)

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    Not wanting to piss on anyone's chips - but maybe Jimmy Johnstone might creep in ?

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    Jimmy Johnstone
    Billy Bremner
    Alan Hansen
    Joe Jordan

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    Hard pushed to say anyone other than 3-4 have ever been truly world class.

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    Might seem somewhat laughable now, but had you been selecting a sitting midfielder for a world XI in 2008, then Fletcher would have been in contention.

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    Would you put Barry Ferguson on that list ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMcLeod89 View Post
    Would you put Barry Ferguson on that list ?
    You really wouldn't.

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    Willie Henderson and Sandy Jardine

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    Not Andy Goram, good shot stopper, that is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMcLeod89 View Post
    Would you put Barry Ferguson on that list ?
    if you had only ever seen 9 players and ferguson you would

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydneyger65 View Post
    Not Andy Goram, good shot stopper, that is all.

    I disagree, Ferguson had him at Man U after he had passed his best.

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    The correct answer is none.

    If you went into a pub in Brazil, how many of these 'world class' players will any have the patrons have heard of never mind rate as amongst the best in the world?

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    Charlie Cook

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    I've just been told by a very sprightly & clued up 86 year old neighbour in Essex who knows his football -
    that Alex James would walk into any team any where on the planet in any era - & he's not prone to exaggeration either - honest

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