David Dolan
David Dolan
David Dolan
● David Dolan, c1982 (SD)

probably born in Scotland

David Dolan was born on Sunday, 8th August, 1965, in Glasgow.

The 5' 10 (10st 3lbs) forward signed (on an 'S' form) for Bertie Auld's Thistle on Monday, 17th November, 1980.

He made his debut appearance (as a trialist) on Saturday, 25th July, 1987, in a 0-0 neutral-venue friendly draw against East Stirlingshire.

There were no goals for David during his spell with Thistle.

He played his second and last game for the club on Monday, 3rd August, 1987, in a 2-1 friendly defeat away to Baillieston Juniors.

His club-list included Partick Thistle and Anniesland Waverley.

Bio Extra

This 15-year-old left winger was a schoolboy signing in the final days of the Bertie Auld era. He played for Partick Thistle boys club and was phased into the reserves in season 1982-83. His deal was cancelled in September 1983, and he left Firhill without having appeared on a first-team teamsheet. He was playing with Anniesland Waverley when he re-surfaced as a potential new signing for Billy Lamont's Thistle in the pre-season of 1987.

Thistle made a low-key start to season 1987-88, unusually set in the playing fields of the British Aluminium Social Club in Falkirk, where they drew 0-0 with East Stirlingshire. Match programme no.1 of the new season has a brief mention of the game, but no teamlines. We only know of Dolan's involvement as the Jagzine recorded it for posterity; Dolan was listed at #9. He was also listed as a sub for the second pre-season friendly the following Saturday, a 3-1 win vs. Stenhousemuir at Ochilview, but didn't get a run out. He came off the bench two days later in a 2-1 defeat to Ballieston Juniors at Station Park on the Monday evening, but no contract was forthcoming.


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