After the 0-1 defeat by Clyde on 8 October 1898 the Dundee Evening Telegraph reported from the Partick Police Court.

At the match at Meadowside Park, Partick, on Saturday between the Partick Thistle and the Clyde two onlookers, who were anxious about the merits of their respective teams, in order to show their confidence laid bets of 5s each. George Young, lace weaver, 26 Main Street, Bridgeton, obligingly offered to hold the stakes, and after getting the 10s he, on a slight pretext, walked away a little, and ultimately decamped. The sportsmen, however, traced him to a dancing hall in Tobago Street, and handed him over to the police. At Partick Police Court, yesterday he pleaded guilty, but as his mother appeared and paid the 10s, Bailie Tyre let him off with a severe admonition.


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