Murray Brodie – Eight Day Wonder

Murray Brodie may not have had the longest City career, but you can’t knock his strike rate…

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An injury to Andy Lochhead in October 1969 led to Frank O’Farrell handing a debut to 19 year old Glaswegian Murray Brodie.
His scored in his first game, a 3-1 win against Watford on Filbert Street.
The following Wednesday night Brodie was handed the number ten shirt again, and scored again, as City notched a 2-1 home win over Middlesbrough.
Brodie retained his place for the trip to Deepdale on Saturday, but picked up an injury early on in the game and was replaced by David Tearse. City lost 2-1 with Archie Gemmill scoring both Preston’s goals.
And that was it, two goals in three games in eight days and Murray’s City career was done.
He did prove that he was no fly-by-night however, racking up 514 appearances for Aldershot over the next thirteen years…


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