John Robertson: ‘The opportunities we missed at Hearts were huge’

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:00:48 GMT 7

John Robertson: ‘The opportunities we missed at Hearts were huge’

Club legend on the 1980s titles that never were, wanting to join Rangers and why he has changed roles at Inverness

Dens Park, 3 May 1986. The attendance was 19,567; tens of thousands more have long recognised the significance of what transpired. Albert Kidd’s goals – 83 minutes, 87 minutes – denied Hearts the point needed to pip Celtic to the title. Images of men in maroon shedding tears on the terraces have never really gone away.

Understandably, reflections from Hearts players on the most painful of sporting episodes are not plentiful. That will change with the imminent publication of John Robertson’s long-awaited and self-written autobiography. Robertson, the club’s top league goalscorer with 214 over two spells, was the darling of the Hearts support then and remains revered. The poster boy carried the burden of what transpired in Dundee. A week later, Hearts lost the Scottish Cup final to Aberdeen.

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