Willie Herd

Willie Herd
Willie Herd
● Willie Herd, 1985 (HA)

born in Scotland

William Beaton Herd was born on Friday, 2nd October, 1959, in Edinburgh.

The 5' 8 (10st 6lbs) forward signed for Peter Cormack's Thistle on Monday, 21st November, 1983, having most recently been with Falkirk.

Aged 24, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 3rd December, 1983, in a 2-2 draw at home to Brechin City in the SFL First Division.

Willie scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 18th February, 1984, in a 4-1 win at home to Meadowbank Thistle in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 13 goals on Tuesday, 27th January, 1987, in a 3-0 win at home to Queen of the South in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 21st March, 1987, in a 0-0 draw at home to Montrose in the SFL First Division, having clocked up 130 appearances as a Jag.

Willie's club-list included Edinburgh United, East Fife, Falkirk, Partick Thistle, Melbourne Croatia, Morwell Falcons, Alloa Athletic and Bayswater City.

Bio Extra

Ex-East Fife player who was signed by Thistle from Falkirk as a replacement for Maurice Johnston. As a striker he was ineffective, but playing in midfield he became a regular in the team, and fairly popular with the fans. He had undoubted skill and enthusiasm, but failed to pass the ball at the right time on many occasions. Willie emigrated to Australia at the same time as David Walker at the end of the 86/87 season.

(NK)



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