Willie Jamieson had an illustrious 20-year career, a rough and tumble, no nonsense central defender who shone at no less than seven Scottish professional football clubs.
Beginning his Hibernian days at a senior level in 1980 until he hung up his playing boots at Partick Thistle in 1999 whatever happened to the Barnsley born 5-foot 11-inch journeyman?
Hibernian: 1980 – 1985 (117 apps)
— Hibs Historic Trust (@HibsTrust) October 11, 2016
Hamilton Academical: 1985 – 1990 (148 apps)
— Martyn Bishop (@MartynBCFC) March 9, 2013
Dundee: 1990 – 1992 (90 apps)
Partick Thistle: 1992 – 1994 (87 apps)
Heart of Midlothian: 1994 – 1995 (20 apps)
Ayr United: 1995 – 1997 (52 apps)
Coleraine: 1997 – 1998 (16 apps)
Partick Thistle: 1998 – 1999 (25 apps).
— stuthejag (@stuthejag) September 30, 2018
A former colleague of mine over at Vital Hearts wrote a ‘Hearts Cult Hero XI’ article way back in 2008.
“More than a few eyebrows were raised when Tommy McLean signed this former Hibs striker from Partick Thistle to play in the centre of the Hearts defence. However, unlike many of the Gerbil’s signings, big Willie actually exceeded all expectations and proved to be a competent acquisition.
“Definitely in the category of ‘no-nonsense, old-style centre-half,’ Jamieson’s popularity rose tenfold with a truly astonishing last minute 30 yarder against Celtic at Tynecastle, a goal that snatched a vital point for Hearts in their fight to beat the drop back in the mid-’90s. Even Celtic’s manager that day Tommy Burns admitted that when he saw the ball falling to Jamieson, he was relieved, probably with the same intensity of dread that most Jambos felt, but the ensuing strike was right out of the top drawer!”
Three years after retiring and at the age of 40 Jamieson tried his luck at managing Newtongrange Star FC a club based in the village of Newtongrange. Midlothian.
— stuthejag (@stuthejag) July 12, 2018
— Scottish Footy Cards (@ScotsFootyCards) April 30, 2014
Now age 55 does anyone know what Willie Jamieson is doing these days?