You Couldn't Make It Up!

by Jack Little

Thistle shipped 8 goals in an 8-1 defeat to Celtic in a Scottish Cup replay in January 1969. On 2/2/1969 the "Sunday Mirror" reported that an Italian film crew had been at Celtic Park to film AC Milan's forthcoming opponents in the European Cup quarter-final. The Italian TV director told Jock Stein "In Italy they always stop at 3-1". Milan beat Celtic 1-0 on aggregate so they stopped at 1-0!

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

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