There is a thing that traditional football fans love, and that is – a traditional football club. It’s not a club that has been bought over for commercial gain but a club where true fans get to watch true football players playing actual, honest football with no hidden secrets or agendas.
In Inverness Thistle Football Club, that’s precisely what the fans got, week in, week out. Hardworking players, staff and fans all having a common bond.
The heartbeat of a real football club until some business people with a big idea stole that heartbeat.
Inverness is renowned for its ‘Queen’s English’; for the football-uneducated, you’d be thinking of the current club Inverness Caledonian. If you have yet to learn by now, there was a merger between Inverness Caley and the oldest club in the highlands – Inverness Thistle.
The story of this merger is well-known in and around the Scottish game. Still, when you get close to the Inverness Thistle fanbase (remarkable for a club no longer in existence), you get to feel that heartbeat and enjoy the passion synonymous with clubs born from and stayed with traditional values.
Club Annuals were delighted to work with the old lady club from the Highlands, and we were fascinated and drawn in by the intensity of its fans, former players and their incredible journey through the decades.