Manager Scot Symon
Scot Symon
For the timeline overview see our Partickle: The Managerial Comings And Goings →; see also: Scot Symon (opposition manager) →
Scot Symon
● Scot Symon, 1960s (SFHF)

born in Scotland

James Scotland Symon was born on Tuesday, 9th May 1911, in Errol, Perthshire. He had one spell as manager at Firhill.

MANAGERIAL SPELL

(Wed-25-Sep-1968 ↔ Mon-13-Apr-1970; 1y,6m,19d)

As they had done post-Meiklejohn, the club again invited applications for the post left vacant by Willie Thornton's surprise departure, and it was another ex-Ranger (can you see a pattern here?) who got the nod. Although he'd been highly succesful as gaffer at Ibrox, Symon was never really forgiven for the defeat at Berwick in January, 1967, although it was still a great surprise to many when he was so unceremoniously dismissed ten months later. For the first time, Thistle appointed a “tracksuit” assistant manager in Davie McParland, and there were high hopes that this pairing would be a big success.

(57y,4m,23d) Sat-28-Sep-1968 [h] W2-1 Hibernian (SFL First Division - game 4)
first – last of 80
(58y,11m,3d) Wed-08-Apr-1970 [h] L1-2 Morton (SFL First Division - game 32)

Instead, an unimaginable relegation, the first since 1901, brought the partnership to a halt after just 18 months. As soon as it was mathematically over, internal discussions took place which resulted in Symon moving upstairs, never to manage again.

He was in charge of Thistle for 80 games in total, as well as managing at East Fife (1947-1953), Preston North End (1953-1954) and Rangers (1954-1967).

Scot died on Monday, 29th April, 1985, in Dumbreck, Glasgow, aged 73.

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(age) 1968-69
1. (57y,4m,19d) Sat-28-Sep-1968 [h] W2-1 Hibernian (SFL First Division - game 4)
2. (57y,4m,26d) Sat-05-Oct-1968 [a] D3-3 Morton (SFL First Division - game 5)
3. (57y,5m,3d) Sat-12-Oct-1968 [h] W1-0 Aberdeen (SFL First Division - game 6)
4. (57y,5m,10d) Sat-19-Oct-1968 [a] L0-3 Raith Rovers (SFL First Division - game 7)
5. (57y,5m,17d) Sat-26-Oct-1968 [a] D2-2 St Johnstone (SFL First Division - game 8)
6. (57y,5m,24d) Sat-02-Nov-1968 [h] D1-1 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 9)
7. (57y,6m,0d) Sat-09-Nov-1968 [a] L0-2 Heart of Midlothian (SFL First Division - game 10)
8. (57y,6m,7d) Sat-16-Nov-1968 [h] L0-2 Kilmarnock (SFL First Division - game 11)
9. (57y,6m,14d) Sat-23-Nov-1968 [h] L0-4 Celtic (SFL First Division - game 12)
10. (57y,6m,21d) Sat-30-Nov-1968 [a] D1-1 Dundee (SFL First Division - game 13)
11. (57y,6m,28d) Sat-07-Dec-1968 [h] L0-1 Dunfermline Athletic (SFL First Division - game 14)
12. (57y,7m,5d) Sat-14-Dec-1968 [a] D2-2 Arbroath (SFL First Division - game 15)
13. (57y,7m,12d) Sat-21-Dec-1968 [a] L1-2 Dundee United (SFL First Division - game 16)
14. (57y,7m,23d) Wed-01-Jan-1969 [h] L0-2 Rangers (SFL First Division - game 17)
15. (57y,7m,24d) Thu-02-Jan-1969 [a] W2-1 Clyde (SFL First Division - game 18)
16. (57y,7m,26d) Sat-04-Jan-1969 [h] L0-2 St Mirren (SFL First Division - game 19)
17. (57y,8m,2d) Sat-11-Jan-1969 [a] W2-1 Hibernian (SFL First Division - game 20)
18. (57y,8m,9d) Sat-18-Jan-1969 [h] W2-1 Morton (SFL First Division - game 21)
19. (57y,8m,16d) Sat-25-Jan-1969 [h] D3-3 Celtic (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
20. (57y,8m,20d) Wed-29-Jan-1969 [a] L1-8 Celtic (Scottish Cup 1st Round replay)
21. (57y,8m,23d) Sat-01-Feb-1969 [a] D1-1 Aberdeen (SFL First Division - game 22)
22. (57y,9m,2d) Tue-11-Feb-1969 [h] W2-1 Raith Rovers (SFL First Division - game 23)
23. (57y,9m,17d) Wed-26-Feb-1969 [h] L1-2 Falkirk (SFL First Division - game 24)
24. (57y,9m,20d) Sat-01-Mar-1969 [h] W5-1 Heart of Midlothian (SFL First Division - game 25)
25. (57y,9m,27d) Sat-08-Mar-1969 [a] D1-1 Kilmarnock (SFL First Division - game 26)
26. (57y,10m,1d) Mon-10-Mar-1969 [a] L1-2 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 27)
27. (57y,10m,6d) Sat-15-Mar-1969 [a] L0-1 Celtic (SFL First Division - game 28)
28. (57y,10m,13d) Sat-22-Mar-1969 [h] L0-4 Dundee (SFL First Division - game 29)
29. (57y,10m,20d) Sat-29-Mar-1969 [a] L0-2 Dunfermline Athletic (SFL First Division - game 30)
30. (57y,10m,24d) Wed-02-Apr-1969 [a] W1-0 Clyde (Glasgow Cup Semi Final)
31. (57y,10m,27d) Sat-05-Apr-1969 [h] W2-1 Arbroath (SFL First Division - game 31)
32. (57y,11m,0d) Wed-09-Apr-1969 [h] D1-1 St Johnstone (SFL First Division - game 32)
33. (57y,11m,3d) Sat-12-Apr-1969 [h] D0-0 Dundee United (SFL First Division - game 33)
34. (57y,11m,6d) Tue-15-Apr-1969 [a] D2-2 Rangers (Glasgow Cup Final)
35. (57y,11m,10d) Sat-19-Apr-1969 [a] D2-2 Falkirk (SFL First Division - game 34)
(age) 1969-70
36. (58y,2m,21d) Wed-30-Jul-1969 [a] L2-3 Glentoran (Friendly)
37. (58y,2m,23d) Fri-01-Aug-1969 [a] D2-2 Distillery (Friendly)
38. (58y,2m,24d) Sat-02-Aug-1969 [a] W2-0 Crusaders (Friendly)
39. (58y,3m,0d) Sat-09-Aug-1969 [h] L0-2 Kilmarnock (League Cup Section 3 - game 1)
40. (58y,3m,2d) Mon-11-Aug-1969 [h] L2-3 Rangers (Glasgow Cup Final replay)
41. (58y,3m,4d) Wed-13-Aug-1969 [a] L0-4 Dundee (League Cup Section 3 - game 2)
42. (58y,3m,7d) Sat-16-Aug-1969 [h] L1-8 St Johnstone (League Cup Section 3 - game 3)
43. (58y,3m,11d) Wed-20-Aug-1969 [h] L0-1 Dundee (League Cup Section 3 - game 4)
44. (58y,3m,14d) Sat-23-Aug-1969 [a] L0-6 Kilmarnock (League Cup Section 3 - game 5)
45. (58y,3m,18d) Wed-27-Aug-1969 [a] L0-4 St Johnstone (League Cup Section 3 - game 6)
46. (58y,3m,21d) Sat-30-Aug-1969 [h] W1-0 Dundee (SFL First Division - game 1)
47. (58y,3m,25d) Wed-03-Sep-1969 [a] L2-5 St Johnstone (SFL First Division - game 2)
48. (58y,3m,28d) Sat-06-Sep-1969 [a] L1-5 Hibernian (SFL First Division - game 3)
49. (58y,4m,4d) Sat-13-Sep-1969 [h] L1-2 Dunfermline Athletic (SFL First Division - game 4)
50. (58y,4m,11d) Sat-20-Sep-1969 [a] L1-2 Clyde (SFL First Division - game 5)
51. (58y,4m,18d) Sat-27-Sep-1969 [h] L1-2 Rangers (SFL First Division - game 6)
52. (58y,4m,25d) Sat-04-Oct-1969 [h] D2-2 Kilmarnock (SFL First Division - game 7)
53. (58y,5m,2d) Sat-11-Oct-1969 [a] L1-2 Aberdeen (SFL First Division - game 8)
54. (58y,5m,9d) Sat-18-Oct-1969 [h] D1-1 Raith Rovers (SFL First Division - game 9)
55. (58y,5m,16d) Sat-25-Oct-1969 [a] D1-1 Heart of Midlothian (SFL First Division - game 10)
56. (58y,5m,23d) Sat-01-Nov-1969 [a] L0-1 Dundee United (SFL First Division - game 11)
57. (58y,5m,30d) Sat-08-Nov-1969 [h] D2-2 Motherwell (SFL First Division - game 12)
58. (58y,6m,6d) Sat-15-Nov-1969 [a] L0-1 St Mirren (SFL First Division - game 13)
59. (58y,6m,13d) Sat-22-Nov-1969 [h] L1-3 Ayr United (SFL First Division - game 14)
60. (58y,6m,24d) Wed-03-Dec-1969 [a] W3-2 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 15)
61. (58y,7m,18d) Sat-27-Dec-1969 [a] L1-8 Celtic (SFL First Division - game 16)
62. (58y,7m,23d) Thu-01-Jan-1970 [a] L1-3 Rangers (SFL First Division - game 17)
63. (58y,8m,4d) Tue-13-Jan-1970 [a] W4-0 Queen of the South (Friendly)
64. (58y,8m,8d) Sat-17-Jan-1970 [a] D1-1 Dunfermline Athletic (SFL First Division - game 18)
65. (58y,8m,15d) Sat-24-Jan-1970 [a] L0-3 Kilmarnock (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
66. (58y,8m,22d) Sat-31-Jan-1970 [h] W3-1 Hibernian (SFL First Division - game 19)
67. (58y,8m,24d) Mon-02-Feb-1970 [h] L2-4 Rangers (Glasgow Cup Semi Final)
68. (58y,8m,29d) Sat-07-Feb-1970 [h] W4-3 St Johnstone (SFL First Division - game 20)
69. (58y,9m,5d) Sat-14-Feb-1970 [h] L1-3 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 21)
70. (58y,9m,7d) Mon-16-Feb-1970 [h] L1-5 Celtic (SFL First Division - game 22)
71. (58y,9m,16d) Wed-25-Feb-1970 [a] L2-4 Kilmarnock (SFL First Division - game 23)
72. (58y,9m,19d) Sat-28-Feb-1970 [h] L0-3 Aberdeen (SFL First Division - game 24)
73. (58y,9m,22d) Tue-03-Mar-1970 [h] L1-2 Clyde (SFL First Division - game 25)
74. (58y,9m,26d) Sat-07-Mar-1970 [a] D1-1 Raith Rovers (SFL First Division - game 26)
75. (58y,10m,5d) Sat-14-Mar-1970 [h] W1-0 Heart of Midlothian (SFL First Division - game 27)
76. (58y,10m,12d) Sat-21-Mar-1970 [h] L1-2 Dundee United (SFL First Division - game 28)
77. (58y,10m,19d) Sat-28-Mar-1970 [a] L1-3 Motherwell (SFL First Division - game 29)
78. (58y,10m,23d) Wed-01-Apr-1970 [a] L1-4 Dundee (SFL First Division - game 30)
79. (58y,10m,26d) Sat-04-Apr-1970 [h] D0-0 St Mirren (SFL First Division - game 31)
80. (58y,10m,30d) Wed-08-Apr-1970 [h] L1-2 Morton (SFL First Division - game 32)




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