1972

FROZEN IN TIME

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - Post Match -

IT’S never a happy time when a team suf­fers a heavy de­feat.

But the fall­out from a 6-1 thrash­ing by St John­stone led to Falkirk play­ers threat­en­ing to strike on the last week­end of Au­gust, 1972.

Bairns’ man­ager Wil­lie Cun­ning­ham’s de­ci­sion to with­draw cer­tain bonues and priv­i­leges didn’t go down well.

A lo­cal ho­tel was the venue of a squad meet­ing on the morn­ing of their match with Mon­trose, and it looked like the fix­ture might be post­poned.

How­ever, peace broke out fol­low­ing talks with the club di­rec­tors. The play­ers won the dis­pute – and were vic­to­ri­ous on the field.

They beat Mon­trose 3-0 but fin­ished be­hind St John­stone in the League Cup sec­tion and failed to qual­ify for the Sec­ond Round.

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