Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC, the first decade, 1994 to 2003-4, written by Mr Ian S Broadfoot 2004.
Tells the story of a Scottish Football Fairytale. Highland League clubs Inverness Thistle and Caledonian amalgamated in 1994 and joined the Third Division of the Scottish Football League. Ten seasons later, their offspring – Inverness Caledonian Thistle – became First Division champions and earned the right to join the Bank of Scotland Premier League. Throughout this remarkable decade the Inverness side earned a fearsome cup reputation, with two Scottish Cup victories over Celtic and one against Hearts.
The book begins with the birth of Thistle and Caledonian in 1885, and tracks the lost opportunites for Inverness to gain a spot in the Scottish League. When the chance finally came, it took a traumatic merger to achieve the goal and start on the adventure that eventually led to glory. Authoritative and concisely written, Going Ballistic! combines match reports, interviews, anecdotes, behind-the-scenes insights and colour and black and white photographs to reveal the full story of these memorable ten seasons. The book also includes a comprehensive results and statistics section.