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Hearts line-up v Maccabi Tel Aviv 1st Aug 1966.
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:43 am
Could anyone please help me with the Hearts line-up for the friendly game against Maccabi Tel Aviv 1st August 1966 ?
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:31 pm
Not the line-up, I'm sorry, but this is from my forthcoming book 'Very Heaven'
"Foreign opponents were still a rarity and the visit of Israeli side Maccabi prompted much interest. A good gate of 5,000 turned up at Cappielow to see Morton beat the visitors 4-0. Maccabi’s visit to Tynecastle was watched by Celtic boss Jock Stein and his assistant Sean Fallon, ostensibly on a spying mission to see League Cup opponents Hearts. The Parkhead duo could hardly fail to be impressed by Hearts striker Willie Wallace. The top scorer for the club for the past four seasons started out the new season the way he meant to go on with a hat-trick in a 4-2 victory. Before long, Wallace would become one of Stein’s most important acquisitions."
Alas, when researching for this, it never occurred to me to note down the line-ups for friendlies. If Sat 31 hasn't got it then I'll ask around and try and dig it up for you.