Everyone connected with the club was saddened to learn of the passing today of one of its longest serving fans, Jimmy Thyne.
In Clyde terms 98-year-old Jimmy had seen it all during his 81 years a fan, including those three Scottish Cup wins in 1939, 1955 and 1958, and witnessed the highs and lows experienced by most Clyde fans of a similar vintage.
Jimmy attended his first Clyde game back in 1937 when Hearts visited Shawfield in a league match, and from then he was hooked on his local team, Jimmy being from the East End of Glasgow.
He became an active and popular member of the Castlemilk Branch of the Clyde Supporters Club and only failing health in recent years prevented him taking his usual seat at Broadwood to watch his beloved “Bully Wee”. While the stadium was under construction in the early nineties, he would cycle to Broadwood from his Dalmarnock home and report on progress back to his fellow branch members. He also swam daily and was a keen walker, all of this in his seventies.
Vice Chairman John Taylor commented:-
“It’s a very sad day for all of us who knew Jimmy, a dedicated fan of the club. He travelled home and away to every game on the Castlemilk Branch bus for decades and was fitter than anyone of his age you could ever come across. A remarkable man.”
Details of the funeral arrangements will be announced in due course but in the meantime the condolences from everyone at the club go out to his son Jim, daughter Margaret and the family.