Manager Tommy Bryce
Tommy Bryce
For the timeline overview see our Partickle: The Managerial Comings And Goings →; see also: Tommy Bryce (player) →
Tommy Bryce
● Tommy Bryce, 1997 (QOS)

born in Scotland

Thomas Charles Bryce was born on Wednesday, 27th January, 1960, in Johnstone, Renfrewshire. He had one spell as manager at Firhill.

MANAGERIAL SPELL

(Tue-02-Jun-1998 ↔ Mon-08-Mar-1999; 279 days)

Following on from John McVeigh, Tommy Bryce was another appointed and sacked within the same season. Blew hot and cold, and there was little patience for such erratic form in the third tier.

(38y,5m,21d) Sat-18-Jul-1998 [a] W3-2 Stranraer (Friendly)
first – last of 37
(39y,1m,7d) Sat-06-Mar-1999 [a] W1-0 Alloa Athletic (SFL Second Division - game 28)

With Thistle embroiled in a battle to avoid dropping to the fourth tier, the S.O.S. went out to John Lambie, who answered the call. In an unusual move, Bryce was set to remain as a player for a short spell under the new boss, although it was all a little awkward, and he was soon granted a free transfer (back to Queen of the South) after just one game under this arrangement. In the end, Thistle finished in all-time low position of 28th in Scottish football, coming within a whisker of a dropping down to that fourth tier. It was a season to forget.

Tommy was in charge of Thistle for 37 games in total, and also managed at Glenafton Athletic (2013-2015).

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(age) 1998-99
1. (38y,5m,21d) Sat-18-Jul-1998 [a] W3-2 Stranraer (Friendly)
2. (38y,5m,23d) Mon-20-Jul-1998 [a] W2-1 Stenhousemuir (Friendly)
3. (38y,5m,24d) Tue-21-Jul-1998 [a] L0-1 Queen's Park (Friendly)
4. (38y,5m,28d) Sat-25-Jul-1998 [h] L0-3 Le Havre (Friendly)
5. (38y,6m,0d) Mon-27-Jul-1998 [h] D1-1 Walsall (Friendly)
6. (38y,6m,5d) Sat-01-Aug-1998 [a] L2-3 East Fife (League Cup 1st Round) aet
7. (38y,6m,8d) Tue-04-Aug-1998 [h] L0-1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (SFL Second Division - game 1)
8. (38y,6m,19d) Sat-15-Aug-1998 [a] W1-0 Forfar Athletic (SFL Second Division - game 2)
9. (38y,6m,26d) Sat-22-Aug-1998 [h] D2-2 Queen of the South (SFL Second Division - game 3)
10. (38y,7m,2d) Sat-29-Aug-1998 [a] W2-1 Clyde (SFL Second Division - game 4)
11. (38y,7m,9d) Sat-05-Sep-1998 [h] W1-0 Alloa Athletic (SFL Second Division - game 5)
12. (38y,7m,16d) Sat-12-Sep-1998 [h] W1-0 Stirling Albion (SFL Second Division - game 6)
13. (38y,7m,23d) Sat-19-Sep-1998 [a] W3-1 East Fife (SFL Second Division - game 7)
14. (38y,7m,30d) Sat-26-Sep-1998 [h] W2-0 Arbroath (SFL Second Division - game 8)
15. (38y,8m,6d) Sat-03-Oct-1998 [a] L0-1 Livingston (SFL Second Division - game 9)
16. (38y,8m,14d) Sun-11-Oct-1998 [h] W2-0 Forfar Athletic (SFL Second Division - game 10)
17. (38y,8m,20d) Sat-17-Oct-1998 [a] L2-3 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (SFL Second Division - game 11)
18. (38y,8m,27d) Sat-24-Oct-1998 [h] L0-2 Clyde (SFL Second Division - game 12)
19. (38y,9m,4d) Sat-31-Oct-1998 [a] L1-3 Alloa Athletic (SFL Second Division - game 13)
20. (38y,9m,11d) Sat-07-Nov-1998 [h] L0-1 East Fife (SFL Second Division - game 14)
21. (38y,9m,18d) Sat-14-Nov-1998 [a] L0-2 Stirling Albion (SFL Second Division - game 15)
22. (38y,9m,25d) Sat-21-Nov-1998 [a] L0-1 Arbroath (SFL Second Division - game 16)
23. (38y,10m,1d) Sat-28-Nov-1998 [h] L1-3 Livingston (SFL Second Division - game 17)
24. (38y,10m,8d) Sat-05-Dec-1998 [a] W2-1 Arbroath (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
25. (38y,10m,15d) Sat-12-Dec-1998 [a] D0-0 Queen of the South (SFL Second Division - game 18)
26. (38y,10m,22d) Sat-19-Dec-1998 [h] W2-1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (SFL Second Division - game 19)
27. (38y,10m,29d) Sat-26-Dec-1998 [a] W1-0 Clyde (SFL Second Division - game 20)
28. (38y,11m,6d) Sat-02-Jan-1999 [h] W5-2 Cowdenbeath (Scottish Cup 2nd Round)
29. (38y,11m,17d) Wed-13-Jan-1999 [h] W2-1 Alloa Athletic (SFL Second Division - game 21)
30. (38y,11m,20d) Sat-16-Jan-1999 [h] D0-0 Arbroath (SFL Second Division - game 22)
31. (38y,11m,27d) Sat-23-Jan-1999 [h] L1-2 Dunfermline Athletic (Scottish Cup 3rd Round)
32. (39y,0m,3d) Sat-30-Jan-1999 [a] D1-1 Livingston (SFL Second Division - game 23)
33. (39y,0m,10d) Sat-06-Feb-1999 [a] L0-1 East Fife (SFL Second Division - game 24)
34. (39y,0m,21d) Wed-17-Feb-1999 [h] L0-1 Stirling Albion (SFL Second Division - game 25)
35. (39y,0m,24d) Sat-20-Feb-1999 [h] L1-3 Queen of the South (SFL Second Division - game 26)
36. (39y,1m,0d) Sat-27-Feb-1999 [a] L1-2 Forfar Athletic (SFL Second Division - game 27)
37. (39y,1m,7d) Sat-06-Mar-1999 [a] W1-0 Alloa Athletic (SFL Second Division - game 28)



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