Tuesday, October 18 – 1943
After the complete failure of the Scottish attack against England last Saturday it seems odds on that the Scottish selectors will at long last give Willie Fagan, of Liverpool, his place in their representative teams.
Fagan has been in international form for season, but has never been given his “break” by his country although a regular in representative Army teams. Billy, I am assured, is playing grand stuff for Chelsea this season.
Scotland have a chance to try out new talent on November 6 when they meet the RAF in Glasgow, and I suggest that they should bring in Fagan so that all selectors could see him in action. One thing, it looks a certainty for Willie to be in the big game at Goodison Park n December 4 when England and Scotland meet in the Army international.
England will not, of course, be able to field last Saturday’s eight goal side, for the Goodison game is confined to Army players, That rules out Stanley Matthews for one.
(Evening Express, 18-10-1943)