27 June 2014

Willie Woodburn – The Lifer

By Gary Havlin | Contributor

Extracts from an article first published in Four Four Two magazine, February 1999, by Gordon Thomson




Willie Woodburn was once described as an enigma.

Wrapped inside this enigma was a scapegoat of the Scottish Football Association's draconian disciplinary system. His story taught thousands a Latin phrase, except 'sine die' didn't sound like a learn-it-by-rote classroom clause. It was much more than that. It sounded like the end.