ALLY MacLeod’s death after years combating mental illness shocked football enthusiasts, but family and close friends would surely acknowledge that his extraordinary career is the stuff of celebration, more than commiseration.
THE funeral of Ally MacLeod, the former Scotland football manager, will take place today at St Columba’s Church, Midton Road, Ayr.
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ALLY MacLeod, the decent and well-meaning man who took Scotland on a misguided journey from euphoria to bitter reality, has died. He was 72.
THE passage of time, and the desire to forget, makes it difficult to recall whether Ally MacLeod railed against Scotland’s debilitating lack of national confidence, or was the very cause of it.
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