You Couldn't Make It Up!

by Jack Little

Close season? What close season? At the end of season 1920/21 the SFA undertook a representative tour of Canada and Eastern USA. They believed in getting the most out of the players, playing 25 games in 62 days and travelling over 12,000 miles in the process. 3 days after Thistle's last game of the season, the party sailed from Liverpool on the maiden voyage of the Cunard-Anchor line's "Cameronia" and among the 1,600 passengers were Willie Bulloch and Jimmy McMenemy who had been included in the party of only 16 players. Just 14 days after the end of the domestic season both of them played in the opening game of the tour in Halifax. Bulloch had played 33 games that season, McMenemy 31. Bulloch played in 15 games and McMenemy 18. Both played 2 games in 2 days at one stage during the tour. The party returned to Liverpool on the White Star liner "Celtic" (!) on 1/8 and season 1921/22 began 15 days later. McMenemy missed the first 3 games of the season and played his first game (of 36 that season) on 30/8. Bulloch had a longer rest. He missed 8 games and played 23 beginning on 19/9.

Delve straight in to any given year via the links below:

1875 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1943 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1969 1970 1971 1975 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1995 1997 2004 2005 2006 2007

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





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