John McGinn is the embodiment of a bolder, braver Scotland

John McGinn Scotland
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When the final whistle sounded at Hampden Park, Scotland having just been eliminated from Euro 2020 at the hands of Croatia, Steve Clarke will have known what had gone wrong. 

For all the scrutiny over tactics and systems, the one word he’ll have been repeating in his head will have been ‘bravery’.

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Adam Clery

Adam published his first article for FourFourTwo in 2015, but didn’t publish his second until seven years later in 2022. A figure that would put him near the top end of any ranking for Longest Time Between Appearances For One Club. In the time between he plied his trade as both a writer and presenter on YouTube, earning the dubious distinction of being “The James Milner of WhatCulture”. Be that because he was capable of playing any role, or just because it felt like he’d been around forever, depends on who you ask. And yes, that is him from the Football Manager documentary and, no, he doesn’t want to talk about it.

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