You Couldn't Make It Up!

by Jack Little

While the "big" team were playing a friendly away to Preston North End on 20/4/1889, the "wee" team were playing Limavady in County Londonderry. The" Londonderry Sentinel" of 23/4/1889 takes up the story…"LOYAL SCOTCHMEN. On Saturday evening as the steamer Thomas Dugdale was about to leave for Glasgow the members of the Partick Thistle Second Eleven Football Club, who had been in Limavady playing a return game with the Limavady club, were preceding home on the steamer named. As soon as they got on board the crowd on the wharf gave them a cheer when the footballers promptly responded by taking off their hats and lustily singing the National Anthem. This loyal preceding rather nonplussed the local "patriots" who made no further demonstration".

Publishing date An original Thistle Archive publication, 07-Sep-2020.
Latest edit date Latest edit version 02-Jun-2020.

© The Thistle Archive 2015-2024. All rights reserved. Third-party trademarks and content are the property of their respective owners, and subject to their own copyright terms and conditions. See the website links provided in each case.