FROZEN IN TIME
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.