Alan Pattullo

Why isn’t this footballer in the Hall of Fame?

Without wishing to turn this column into a vehicle for forwarding the case for various Scottish footballers to be inducted in the Hall of Fame, there does, as with Jim Holton, proposed by colleague Stephen Halliday several weeks ago, seem to be an urgent need to address Dave Halliday’s exclusion to date.

Diego Maradona Jnr, centre, and agent Luciano Marangona are greeted by Dunfermline director of football Jim Leishman at Edinburgh Airport in 2004. Picture: SNS

When Diego Maradona junior came to Dunfermline

September, 1986. There was no better time to be Diego Armando Maradona. He was fresh from leading Argentina to the World Cup after a series of virtuoso performances, including when he eliminated England with a mixture of fist and velvety touch.

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