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Scottish Schools Girls International Squad announced for 2019-20

(Pictured above: Scottish Schools Girls U18 Squad 2014-15)   The squad for the Scottish Schools International Girls Squad has bee...

Camelon Juniors earn Club Academy Scotland Accreditation

  Camelon Juniors' Under 20's Development squad has earned Club Academy Scotland status after a recent audit. The accreditati...

Scottish Schools Boys International Squad announced for 2019-20

  The Squad for the U18 Boys Scottish Schools international team has been announced.   The announcement comes after the ...

Scottish Youth FA Cup - U19's Last 16 Draw 2019/20

  The draw for the last 16 of the inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup was made at Hampden Park on Tuesday evening.   The ...

Scottish Youth FA Cup - U17's Last 16 Draw 2019/20

  The draw for the last 16 of the inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup was made at Hampden Park on Tuesday evening.   Barr...

  • Scottish Schools Girls International Squad announced for 2019-20

  • Camelon Juniors earn Club Academy Scotland Accreditation

  • Scottish Schools Boys International Squad announced for 2019-20

  • Scottish Youth FA Cup - U19's Last 16 Draw 2019/20

  • Scottish Youth FA Cup - U17's Last 16 Draw 2019/20

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George Galloway (born 16 August 1954) is a British politician, author, and broadcaster who was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1987 to 2010. He was formerly an MP for the Labour Party, first for Glasgow Hillhead, and later for Glasgow Kelvin, before his expulsion from the party in October 2003, the same year that he came to public attention for his opposition to the American and British invasion of Iraq. He subsequently became a founding member of the left wing Respect Party, and through them represented Bethnal Green and Bow in the 2005 parliament. Galloway is also well known for his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother.
 
A keen football fan and player throughout his youth days, George answers five questions on his youth career for YFS...
 


1. Which clubs did you play for in your youth career?
I played for Charleston Primary School and Harris Academy in schools football. As an amateur I played for West End United at under 12 level, Lochee Boys Club at under 16 level and St Columbus at under 18 level.
 
2. Who were the best players you played with and against during your youth career?
The best players I played against were Derek Johnstone who scored ten goals against us in a schools football game and Jim Leishman then of Buckhaven High School.
 
The best players I played with were Derek Addison later of Dundee United. Then at my school George Fyffe, a Bobby Murdoch type inside man, again in schools football Alex Brash a great captain who later played for Forfar I think, and Kenny Payne who played for Arbroath but briefly co incided with me at St Columbus. 
 
And a guy called Dave Brogan a real cool cat, who played with me at St Columbus and then for Cowdenbeath.
 
3. Who were your role models as a young player?
My role model was Dennis Law.
 
4. Who was your favourite coach at youth level?
Favourite coach was Jack Knight from Harris Academy.
 
5. If you had one piece of advice to today’s generation of youth football players, what would it be?
My advice would be to play the game, wherever and whenever. Don't wait for organised games, play in your house with a rolled up sock, play in your back green with a tennis ball, play anywhere and don't stop until it's dark.  That's the Scotland that produced Kenny Dalglish et al.