Manager Benny Rooney
Benny Rooney
For the timeline overview see our Partickle: The Managerial Comings And Goings →; see also: Benny Rooney (player) →; Benny Rooney (opposition manager) →
Benny Rooney
● Benny Rooney, 1984 (SPC)

born in Scotland

Bernard Rooney was born on Monday, 3rd May, 1943, in Glasgow. He had one spell as manager at Firhill.

MANAGERIAL SPELL

(Mon-21-May-1984 ↔ Mon-31-Mar-1986; 1y,10m,10d)

Peter Cormack's two failed attempts at promotion - Thistle weren't used to such things at this stage - led to change. Benny Rooney and Mike Jackson, two former Jags, were offered two-year contracts as manager and assistant on 21st May 1984 and accepted right away, leaving behind Albion Rovers. “Better late than never” quipped Benny, who had turned Thistle down 3 years earlier.

(41y,2m,25d) Sat-28-Jul-1984 [a] L0-2 Queen's Park (Friendly)
first – last of 85
(42y,10m,26d) Sat-29-Mar-1986 [h] L0-2 Hamilton Academical (SFL First Division - game 32)

Expectations that they might hit similar heights to their Morton era were not met, and Rooney became the first Thistle manager to be sacked. In a far from ideal scenario, he was told of his fate by telephone, as he lay ill in his flu-bed.

Benny was in charge of Thistle for 85 games in total, as well as managing at Morton (1976-1983) and Albion Rovers (1984).

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(age) 1984-85
1. (41y,2m,25d) Sat-28-Jul-1984 [a] L0-2 Queen's Park (Friendly)
2. (41y,2m,27d) Mon-30-Jul-1984 [a] D0-0 Stenhousemuir (Friendly)
3. (41y,2m,29d) Wed-01-Aug-1984 [h] W1-0 Shrewsbury Town (Friendly)
4. (41y,3m,2d) Sun-05-Aug-1984 [h] W3-1 Manchester City (Friendly)
5. (41y,3m,8d) Sat-11-Aug-1984 [a] L0-4 Forfar Athletic (SFL First Division - game 1)
6. (41y,3m,15d) Sat-18-Aug-1984 [h] D1-1 Clyde (SFL First Division - game 2)
7. (41y,3m,18d) Tue-21-Aug-1984 [a] L0-3 Cowdenbeath (League Cup 2nd Round)
8. (41y,3m,22d) Sat-25-Aug-1984 [a] L1-2 Motherwell (SFL First Division - game 3)
9. (41y,3m,29d) Sat-01-Sep-1984 [h] W3-0 Falkirk (SFL First Division - game 4)
10. (41y,4m,5d) Sat-08-Sep-1984 [a] D1-1 Meadowbank Thistle (SFL First Division - game 5)
11. (41y,4m,12d) Sat-15-Sep-1984 [h] L0-1 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 6)
12. (41y,4m,19d) Sat-22-Sep-1984 [a] D2-2 St Johnstone (SFL First Division - game 7)
13. (41y,4m,26d) Sat-29-Sep-1984 [a] L2-3 Ayr United (SFL First Division - game 8)
14. (41y,5m,3d) Sat-06-Oct-1984 [h] W1-0 Hamilton Academical (SFL First Division - game 9)
15. (41y,5m,10d) Sat-13-Oct-1984 [h] D0-0 East Fife (SFL First Division - game 10)
16. (41y,5m,17d) Sat-20-Oct-1984 [a] L0-1 Clydebank (SFL First Division - game 11)
17. (41y,5m,24d) Sat-27-Oct-1984 [h] L1-2 Brechin City (SFL First Division - game 12)
18. (41y,6m,0d) Sat-03-Nov-1984 [a] D0-0 Kilmarnock (SFL First Division - game 13)
19. (41y,6m,7d) Sat-10-Nov-1984 [h] W2-0 Meadowbank Thistle (SFL First Division - game 14)
20. (41y,6m,14d) Sat-17-Nov-1984 [a] L1-4 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 15)
21. (41y,6m,21d) Sat-24-Nov-1984 [h] L3-7 St Johnstone (SFL First Division - game 16)
22. (41y,6m,28d) Sat-01-Dec-1984 [h] W2-0 Ayr United (SFL First Division - game 17)
23. (41y,7m,6d) Sun-09-Dec-1984 [a] L0-1 Hamilton Academical (SFL First Division - game 18)
24. (41y,7m,12d) Sat-15-Dec-1984 [a] L1-5 Falkirk (SFL First Division - game 19)
25. (41y,7m,19d) Sat-22-Dec-1984 [h] W2-1 Motherwell (SFL First Division - game 20)
26. (41y,7m,26d) Sat-29-Dec-1984 [h] D1-1 Forfar Athletic (SFL First Division - game 21)
27. (41y,7m,29d) Tue-01-Jan-1985 [a] L0-1 Clyde (SFL First Division - game 22)
28. (41y,8m,9d) Sat-12-Jan-1985 [a] L1-3 East Fife (SFL First Division - game 23)
29. (41y,8m,16d) Sat-19-Jan-1985 [a] W4-0 Brechin City (SFL First Division - game 24)
30. (41y,8m,27d) Wed-30-Jan-1985 [a] L2-4 Meadowbank Thistle (Scottish Cup 3rd Round)
31. (41y,8m,30d) Sat-02-Feb-1985 [h] W1-0 Kilmarnock (SFL First Division - game 25)
32. (41y,9m,6d) Sat-09-Feb-1985 [a] L0-1 Clyde (SFL First Division - game 26)
33. (41y,9m,17d) Wed-20-Feb-1985 [h] L0-1 Clydebank (SFL First Division - game 27)
34. (41y,9m,20d) Sat-23-Feb-1985 [h] L0-1 Falkirk (SFL First Division - game 28)
35. (41y,9m,27d) Sat-02-Mar-1985 [h] W6-2 St Johnstone (SFL First Division - game 29)
36. (41y,10m,6d) Sat-09-Mar-1985 [a] W2-0 Meadowbank Thistle (SFL First Division - game 30)
37. (41y,10m,13d) Sat-16-Mar-1985 [h] D1-1 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 31)
38. (41y,10m,20d) Sat-23-Mar-1985 [a] W2-1 Clydebank (SFL First Division - game 32)
39. (41y,11m,3d) Sat-06-Apr-1985 [h] W3-2 Ayr United (SFL First Division - game 33)
40. (41y,11m,6d) Tue-09-Apr-1985 [a] W3-1 Brechin City (SFL First Division - game 34)
41. (41y,11m,10d) Sat-13-Apr-1985 [a] L0-2 Kilmarnock (SFL First Division - game 35)
42. (41y,11m,17d) Sat-20-Apr-1985 [h] L0-1 Motherwell (SFL First Division - game 36)
43. (41y,11m,24d) Sat-27-Apr-1985 [a] W1-0 East Fife (SFL First Division - game 37)
44. (42y,0m,1d) Sat-04-May-1985 [h] D1-1 Forfar Athletic (SFL First Division - game 38)
45. (42y,0m,5d) Wed-08-May-1985 [h] W*1-1 Clyde (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final) * W4-2 pens
46. (42y,0m,8d) Sat-11-May-1985 [a] D1-1 Hamilton Academical (SFL First Division - game 39)
47. (42y,0m,10d) Mon-13-May-1985 [h] L1-2 Rangers (Glasgow Cup Semi Final)
(age) 1985-86
48. (42y,2m,28d) Wed-31-Jul-1985 [a] L0-1 Stirling Albion (Friendly)
49. (42y,3m,0d) Sat-03-Aug-1985 [a] L0-2 St Johnstone (Friendly)
50. (42y,3m,7d) Sat-10-Aug-1985 [h] D1-1 Morton (SFL First Division - game 1)
51. (42y,3m,14d) Sat-17-Aug-1985 [a] W2-1 Dumbarton (SFL First Division - game 2)
52. (42y,3m,18d) Wed-21-Aug-1985 [a] L0-1 Motherwell (League Cup 2nd Round)
53. (42y,3m,21d) Sat-24-Aug-1985 [a] D2-2 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 3)
54. (42y,3m,28d) Sat-31-Aug-1985 [h] L1-3 Clyde (SFL First Division - game 4)
55. (42y,4m,4d) Sat-07-Sep-1985 [a] L0-5 Kilmarnock (SFL First Division - game 5)
56. (42y,4m,11d) Sat-14-Sep-1985 [h] L1-2 Alloa Athletic (SFL First Division - game 6)
57. (42y,4m,18d) Sat-21-Sep-1985 [h] L1-2 Hamilton Academical (SFL First Division - game 7)
58. (42y,4m,25d) Sat-28-Sep-1985 [a] W3-2 Falkirk (SFL First Division - game 8)
59. (42y,5m,2d) Sat-05-Oct-1985 [h] L0-3 Forfar Athletic (SFL First Division - game 9)
60. (42y,5m,9d) Sat-12-Oct-1985 [a] D1-1 East Fife (SFL First Division - game 10)
61. (42y,5m,16d) Sat-19-Oct-1985 [h] W2-1 Brechin City (SFL First Division - game 11)
62. (42y,5m,23d) Sat-26-Oct-1985 [h] W2-0 Montrose (SFL First Division - game 12)
63. (42y,5m,30d) Sat-02-Nov-1985 [a] W3-1 Ayr United (SFL First Division - game 13)
64. (42y,6m,6d) Sat-09-Nov-1985 [h] D1-1 Kilmarnock (SFL First Division - game 14)
65. (42y,6m,13d) Sat-16-Nov-1985 [a] D1-1 Alloa Athletic (SFL First Division - game 15)
66. (42y,6m,16d) Tue-19-Nov-1985 [h] L2-3 Celtic (Glasgow Cup Semi Final)
67. (42y,6m,20d) Sat-23-Nov-1985 [a] D2-2 Hamilton Academical (SFL First Division - game 16)
68. (42y,6m,27d) Sat-30-Nov-1985 [h] L1-2 Falkirk (SFL First Division - game 17)
69. (42y,7m,4d) Sat-07-Dec-1985 [a] D1-1 Forfar Athletic (SFL First Division - game 18)
70. (42y,7m,11d) Sat-14-Dec-1985 [h] W1-0 East Fife (SFL First Division - game 19)
71. (42y,7m,18d) Sat-21-Dec-1985 [a] L0-2 Brechin City (SFL First Division - game 20)
72. (42y,8m,8d) Sat-11-Jan-1986 [a] L1-3 Morton (SFL First Division - game 21)
73. (42y,8m,15d) Sat-18-Jan-1986 [a] L1-3 Montrose (SFL First Division - game 22)
74. (42y,8m,22d) Sat-25-Jan-1986 [a] D0-0 Airdrieonians (Scottish Cup 3rd Round)
75. (42y,8m,29d) Sat-01-Feb-1986 [h] D2-2 Ayr United (SFL First Division - game 23)
76. (42y,9m,0d) Mon-03-Feb-1986 [h] L1-2 Airdrieonians (Scottish Cup 3rd Round replay)
77. (42y,9m,19d) Sat-22-Feb-1986 [a] D0-0 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 24)
78. (42y,10m,2d) Wed-05-Mar-1986 [h] W1-0 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 25)
79. (42y,10m,5d) Sat-08-Mar-1986 [h] L1-2 Dumbarton (SFL First Division - game 26)
80. (42y,10m,9d) Wed-12-Mar-1986 [a] D2-2 Clyde (SFL First Division - game 27)
81. (42y,10m,12d) Sat-15-Mar-1986 [h] D3-3 Morton (SFL First Division - game 28)
82. (42y,10m,16d) Wed-19-Mar-1986 [h] D2-2 Dumbarton (SFL First Division - game 29)
83. (42y,10m,19d) Sat-22-Mar-1986 [a] D2-2 Alloa Athletic (SFL First Division - game 30)
84. (42y,10m,22d) Tue-25-Mar-1986 [h] L0-1 East Fife (SFL First Division - game 31)
85. (42y,10m,26d) Sat-29-Mar-1986 [h] L0-2 Hamilton Academical (SFL First Division - game 32)




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