ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: January 1, 2007
DJ: The Derek Johnstone Story
By (author) Derek Johnstone; With Darrell King
In October 1970, a raw sixteen-year-old kid from Dundee exploded on to the Scottish footballing scene. Derek Johnstone became an overnight sensation when he scored the winning goal for Rangers in the League Cup Final against Celtic at Hampden Park in just his second starting appearance for the Ibrox club.Now, some thirty-seven years on from the day that changed his life forever, one of Scotland’s most colourful and often controversial characters tells his own story. “DJ: The Derek Johnstone Story” is the long-awaited and eagerly anticipated journey of a real great.From the memory of the game that made him, through a highly successful and at times tragic fifteen at Rangers, the man who played 546 times and scored 210 goals for the Glasgow giants lifts the lid on the famous 1972 Cup Winners’ Cup success in Barcelona, on life under the steely hand of Jock Wallace and on his emotional exits and return to Ibrox.DJ speaks for the first time about his 1978 Argentina World Cup hell and why he turned his back on Scotland. He also delves into his brief managerial spell at Partick Thistle and speaks frankly about his reputation now in the eyes of the Rangers faithful.”DJ: The Derek Johnstone Story” is an honest, unmissable and heartfelt account of the life of a genuine footballing legend and a candid insight into his life both on and off the pitch.
Derek Johnstone is a Rangers legend who also played for Chelsea and Scotland and player-manager of Partick Thistle. Derek has worked extensively in the media for BBC Scotland, Radio Clyde and The Evening Times. Darrell King is a sports writer with The Evening Times and a member of Radio Clyde’s SuperScoreboard team.