You Couldn't Make It Up!

by Jack Little

Thistle's style of football in the Premier Division under Bertie Auld made few friends. Several opposition managers criticised their defence in depth, sitting in and hoping for a goal on the break. On 27/9/1980 the "Aberdeen Evening Express" carried a report of an Italian league match the previous week. The reporter was unimpressed because the match was "unadventurous, negative stuff which put you in mind of Partick Thistle first team versus Partick Thistle reserves."

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

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