You Couldn't Make It Up!

by Jack Little

Against Hearts at Firhill on 5/5/1979, Bertie Auld took off Jim Melrose (who had been the best forward on view and had scored the opening goal) with 13 minutes remaining. Nothing unusual in that - except both substitutes had already been used. He played down the incident after the match but it was evident he was displeased with Melrose because they earlier "had words". The 10 men went on to score again in the last minute for a 2-0 win but it was a gamble that didn't impress the fans and Auld was given some abuse at the end.

Publishing date An original Thistle Archive publication, 07-Sep-2020.
Latest edit date Latest edit version 02-Jun-2020.

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