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Forever and ever, we'll follow the Jags, the Partick Thistle, the Harry Wraggs,    :drink:
For we have a promise, that we shall fulfill - to bring the Scottish Cup back up to Maryhill!   

Now we can't be quite sure when our fathers or grandfathers first made that promise, but what we do know is that still we ache for the second coming of that beautiful old trophy, 100 years on from our sole success.

Unravelling the legendary historic journey, we'll uncover the background stories, get to know the players and discover which national records we broke along the way.

This is the story of how the Cup was won, a herculean struggle, the likes of which had never been seen before in the National Cup - and has never been seen since.

Hope you can join us this coming Wednesday for part one...

 

(thanks to PTFCShirts for the colourization)

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Don't want to start another thread on this, but would like to poll the forum on naming this story. Two choices are in the running, so Thistle fans can decide (poll also running on Twitter).

One forumite, one vote! You simply need to reply with A or B (but add comments if you like!)

 

A] The Day The Scottish Cup Came Up To Maryhill

or

B] 1921: A Scottish Cup Odyssey

 

Voting closes tomorrow night, 19-Jan-2021 21:00

Thanks!

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The player sitting down to right of the cup is Wullie Salsbury.  He stayed at the end of my street and passed away in the late 50's, early 60's. His grandson Gordon Smith was in my class at secondary school and had a playing career with St Johnstone ,Aston Villa, Spurs, Wolves . The cup was taken round the schools in  Maryhill and my dad had the pleasure of  witnessing this great occasion.

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10 hours ago, The Thistle Archive said:

Don't want to start another thread on this, but would like to poll the forum on naming this story. Two choices are in the running, so Thistle fans can decide (poll also running on Twitter).

One forumite, one vote! You simply need to reply with A or B (but add comments if you like!)

 

A] The Day The Scottish Cup Came Up To Maryhill

or

B] 1921: A Scottish Cup Odyssey

 

Voting closes tomorrow night, 19-Jan-2021 21:00

Thanks!

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21 hours ago, mulguy jag said:

The player sitting down to right of the cup is Wullie Salsbury.  He stayed at the end of my street and passed away in the late 50's, early 60's. His grandson Gordon Smith was in my class at secondary school and had a playing career with St Johnstone ,Aston Villa, Spurs, Wolves . The cup was taken round the schools in  Maryhill and my dad had the pleasure of  witnessing this great occasion.

Great stuff, love a wee anecdote! 'Sally' was another of George Easton's shrewd acquisitions from the juniors (St Anthony's). The wee man played a key role in our Cup success as the story will tell.

 

Thanks all for taking the time to add your vote and deciding the story title; between WAT & Twitter, the A's have by 18 to 11, the A's have it!

 

 

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I thank my right honourable friend and will now proceed...

 

So, today we begin the 100th anniversary celebration of our 1921 Scottish Cup success.

17 parts are scheduled between now and April, but don't be surprised if this changes.

“Not so much a cup campaign as an odyssey” ~ David Ross (Gaffers, 2011)

The introduction page → is published today, along with part 1 of the story →

I hope you'll be able to join the journey over the next few months; some very entertaining pages are lined up for us all to enjoy.

'mon the Jags!

 

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The 1921 Scottish Cup got underway OTD 100 years ago. Hi-Hi or Hibees? We look back to the First Round action, keep an eye on Thistle's League progress and stumble into a new and bizarre Jaggy Factoid... which two clubs saw more 1921 Cup action at Firhill than Thistle?
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8 hours ago, The Thistle Archive said:
 
The 1921 Scottish Cup got underway OTD 100 years ago. Hi-Hi or Hibees? We look back to the First Round action, keep an eye on Thistle's League progress and stumble into a new and bizarre Jaggy Factoid... which two clubs saw more 1921 Cup action at Firhill than Thistle?

Great fact about the 2 teams who had more cup action at Firhill than Thistle that season. Don't want to say who they are as @Jaggernautmight want to guess.

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7 hours ago, Auld Jag said:

Great fact about the 2 teams who had more cup action at Firhill than Thistle that season. Don't want to say who they are as @Jaggernautmight want to guess.

I vaguely remember that I went to one of those matches,.... but don't remember any details!

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7 days ahead of our trip to Easter Road, pt 3 sets the 20-21 scene...

● Harris departs; near world record transfer fee
● Club-record fee paid for Campbell
● Napoleon is a Jag
● Meet George Easton & Sandy Lister
● Thistle's international pedigree

The Day The Scottish Cup Came Up To Maryhill part 3 →

 

 

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:help:

Very pleased to uncover David Johnstone's D.O.B. this week, 10/11 of the '21 winners now aged.

1 to go:

Matt Wilson, born Glasgow, died in October, 1974, in Canada. Club-list: Queen's Park, Partick Thistle, East Fife and Clyde.

Crack genealogist required!

 

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On 1/29/2021 at 9:39 AM, The Thistle Archive said:

7 days ahead of our trip to Easter Road, pt 3 sets the 20-21 scene...

● Harris departs; near world record transfer fee
● Club-record fee paid for Campbell
● Napoleon is a Jag
● Meet George Easton & Sandy Lister
● Thistle's international pedigree

The Day The Scottish Cup Came Up To Maryhill part 3 →

 

 

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Fantastically brilliant and interesting stuff as always. Grateful for all the hard yards (metres?) you and others have put in.

Do you have some means of time transporting George Easton and Sandy Lister forward a century. How we could do with them or their ilk! 

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On the Matt Wilson quest  :detective:

 

THREE HELD UP IN CANADA

Bob Millar, manager of Indiana Flooring Team (now known as New York Nationals) is having difficulty in getting the players he fixed up on this side across the Canadian border.

One player held up by the immigration authorities is Joe Slavin, late of Hearts. Millar is confident, however, that he will be able to get the status of Slavin, and of Matt Wilson and Jimmy Warden adjusted at an early date.

Wilson is the ex Clyde and Thistle player, and Warden was with Dumbarton. Meantime, they are kicking their heels in Canada.

~ The Traveler, Sunday Post, 9th October, 1927

 

Matt did play with the New York Nationals, games found late in 1927 and early in 1928, even once came on a sub goalie for the first time in his career.

Went on to play with Toronto Ulster United, games found in 1929 and 1930. Here he is pictured with the 'Red Handers' in 1930:

 

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100 years ago today... Hibs v Thistle

And so, Thistle's 36th Scottish Cup campaign was all set to get underway in Leith. Until now, we had only ever got as far as the Quarter Finals; could we take it a step further this year, in line with our improving League status? Despite the table positions, the Dundee Courier fancied Hibs, but it was always going to be a tight one to call, especially with Thistle on the back of three consecutive 0-0 draws and stuffy Hibs having taken 4½ hours to get through round one.

Read the story of the game, find out which club-records were broken on this day, and meet Joe Harris...

The Day The Scottish Cup Came Up To Maryhill part 4 →

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100 years ago today... Thistle v Hibs

And so, on a cold and wet Tuesday afternoon, we've got Hibs back at Firhill. As fate would have it, these sides had actually been scheduled to meet at Easter Road tomorrow afternoon, but that League fixture was postponed, the Scottish Cup taking priority. This was the first of only two games that Thistle would play at Firhill in this eleven-game campaign, both of which were replays. Lately, a paucity of goals at either end meant that contrasting club-records were building. A fifth consecutive clean-sheet would be unprecedented in the club's history, as would a sixth consecutive game without a goal. Beyond that, a fifth consecutive repeat scoreline (0-0) would be another freakish first; they couldn't possibly, could they?

Read the story of the game, and meet Jimmy McMenemy and Andrew Kerr...

 

The Day The Scottish Cup Came Up To Maryhill part 5 →

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