Short odds

24th January 1997 at 00:00
The Scottish Schools' Football Association has scored a winner. In the January edition of its magazine, the "From the archives" section focuses on the under-15 national team of 1966.

Sitting in the front row is Kenny Dalglish. In goal is the equally famous Les Donaldson, now PT guidance at Larbert High and former coach of the under-15s.

The story goes that Dalglish's rise to international fame, and the managerial vacancy at Newcastle, is due to Donaldson, who was always considered to be on the short side for a goalie.

Dalglish once explained his talent for scoring goals. He had no choice. Donaldson was letting them in at the other end.

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