Date: 8th October 2006 at 1:45pm
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Stirling-born Gary Caldwell spent his early career hanging onto big brother Steve’s shirt tails at St James’ Park, and apparently at one time he cried and begged Sir Bobby Robson to let him return north of the border to join Hibs.



Now at Celtic, he scored the only goal of the game as Scotland recorded a famous victory over World Cup finalists France in their Euro 2008 qualifier on Saturday.

The result made it nine points out of nine for the Scots in Group B and the winner came on 67 minutes when Paul Hartley’s corner dropped to the feet of Caldwell whose low shot found the net.

The French, boasting another ex-Toon defender, Jean-Alain Boumsong had no answers. Boumsong, as I’m sure you know, is trying to rebuild his career in Italy with Juventus.