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

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

Dens Park, 3 May 1986. The attendance was 19,567; 10s of thousands more have long recognised the significance of what happened. Albert Kidd’s goals – 83 minutes, 87 minutes – denied Hearts the point needed to pip Celtic to the title. The resulting images of men in maroon crying 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 league top-scorer 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. “It …
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