The last time the Belfast club played on home soil in Europe was an InterToto Cup defeat to Tiligul
Tiraspol of Moldova in 2001.
The final nail in his Cliftonville coffin came in their InterToto Cup exit against Tiligul
Tiraspol when he head-butted an opponent AFTER being sent off, leaving boss Laurence Stitt with little option but to show him the door.
The final straw for Collins came when he was red-carded against Tiligul
Tiraspol of Moldova in the Intertoto Cup.
Intertoto Cup 2nd rd 2nd leg - AIK 2, Odense BK 0 (Agg 4-2); Bastia 0, NK Slaven Belupo 1 (Agg 0-2); Caykur Rizespor 0, FK Pobeda 2 (Agg 1-4); FK Sartid 2, 1860 Munich 3 (Agg 3-6); Gent 2, Celik 0 (Agg 2-1); Heerenveen 6, FK Metalurgs 1 (Agg 8-4); Lausanne Sports 3, Sturm Graz 3 (Agg 4-3); Lokeren 2, Zaglebie Lubin 1 (Agg 4-3); Lombard Tatabanya 4, Tiligul
Tiraspol 0 (Agg 5-1); Universitatae Craiova 1, Synot 2 (Agg 3-5); Georgia Tblisi 0, Troyes 0 (Agg 0-6); FC Jazz 1 Paris St Germaine 4 (Agg 1-7).
Cliftonville's Chris Scannell put the Belfast club level on aggregate against Tiligul
Tiraspol after just 11 minutes.
Cliftonville's first taste of European action ended in heartbreaking fashion at Solitude as they crashed out 1-4 on aggregate to Tiligul
Tiraspol 1 Cliftonville 0, Zaglebie Lubin 4
Finnairin Palloilijat (Finland), FK Daugava (Latvia), CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria), FC Sloga Jugomagnat (Macedonia), Zalgiris (Lithuania), FK Crvena Zvezda (Yugoslavia), Tiligul
(Moldova), JK Sadam Tallinn (Estonia), FC Shirak (Armenia), Linfield (N.Ireland), Birkirkara (Malta), Newtown (Wales), Shelbourne (Ireland), HB Torshavn (Faroe Islands), US Luxembourg, FC Dinamo Baku (Azerbaijan), CE Principat (Andorra), NK Zeljeznicar and FK Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina).
The Solitude club had suspended Collins after their Intertoto Cup match against Moldovan side Tiligul
Tiraspol in June.
Intertoto Cup 2d rnd 1st leg - 1860 Munich 3, FK Sartid 1; Synot 3, Universitata Craiova 2; Spartak Varna 1, Tavriya Symferopol 0; PSG 3, FC Jazz 0; NK Publikurn 5, Artmedia Petrzalka 0; Tiligul
Tiraspol 1, Lombard Tatabanya 1; Zaglebie Lubin 2, Lokeren 2; FK Metalurgs 3, Heerenveen 2; Odense BK 2, AIK 2.
Cliftonville also crashed out, beaten 4-1 on aggregate by Tiligul
Tiraspol of Moldova.
Belfast outfit Cliftonville were destroyed in extra-time by Moldovans Tiligul