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 Danny McGRAIN 1974-1977 
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Name: Daniel Fergus McGrain

Nicknamed: "Danny Boy", "Shep"


Country: :SCO: Scotland
Club: Glasgow Celtic
Position: *SB
Side: RF/BS
Age: 24-27 years (01/05/1950)

Height: 178 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Attack: 73
Defence: 83
Balance: 82
Stamina: 86
Top Speed: 85
Acceleration: 83
Response: 81
Agility: 80
Dribble Accuracy: 78
Dribble Speed: 80
Short Pass Accuracy: 79
Short Pass Speed: 76
Long Pass Accuracy: 78
Long Pass Speed: 79
Shot Accuracy: 63
Shot Power: 81
Shot Technique: 65
Free Kick Accuracy: 65
Curling: 69
Header: 79
Jump: 82
Technique: 80
Aggression: 74
Mentality: 90
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 86

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 4
Consistency: 8
Growth Type: Standard

S08 - Slide Tackle
S09 - Covering

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Sliding - Covering

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced

Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:01 am

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Updated. Maybe even the greatest British full back of all time. His only weakness was his shooting, other than that he was defensively excellent, fast, had good technique and passing, very tough in the tackle and a brilliant leader. He mostly played out of position at left back for Scotland to accommodate Jardine on the right, but had no noticeable decrease in performance. Maybe he was a little bit dirty sometimes but he was a total professional and a Celtic legend, most fans consider him our best ever defender, even above Billy McNeill. At least in my opinion, he was the best right back in the world for a year or two in the mid 70s, after Vogts and Alberto had declined a little and before Kaltz hit his peak. If he hadn't have had so many injuries and illnesses from 1977 onwards then he might even be considered a top 10 right back of all time, although I'd still have him in the top 20 even despite that.

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