Winger Joe Tulip was a Northumbrian born Englishman who had trials with Blackburn Rovers but signed for Queen of the South from Crawcrook Albion in 1933, and who made his Scottish League debut that November against Rangers. After scoring the only goal at Celtic on 23rd December 1933 the billboards for the Glasgow evening press ran with the headline, “Tulip Tiptoes Through The Shamrocks”. Queens finished 4th that season, their highest ever Scottish League placing. He continued to play throughout the 1930’s scoring 43 goals in 129 games. Described at the time as “a strong dominating winger, he makes quick progress, crosses without waste of time, and always keeps in touch with team movement”.