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  2. Good news about getting back training! Looking forward to the games now!
  3. Raman Bhardwaj on twitter saying that the go ahead to restart training is imminent, i guess the format of the league from now in is the big question now ! i would go for 18 games and a split adding 4 games then playoffs
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  5. That implies that someone did design it, rather than some sort of horrible production error they they decided to sell.
  6. Did you design it, or something?
  7. Sorry, I was meaning this season. I was keen to know where they were sitting when League One was stopped in January as they're being held up as an example of how easy it is to put a team together and get it playing well immediately. Had the championship been shut down at the same time as our league, I get the feeling that QOTS wouldn't be the team being used as an example. They were afforded the time to play themselves into form and for their team to gel. A luxury not afforded to Thistle and McCall
  8. Not being pedantic, Ian McCall signed these players, Lyons for whatever reason hasn’t played even although the player proved he could play at that level last year with Montrose. Conor Murray hasn’t shown anything hardly as you quite rightly say . Zak Rudden hasn’t played any football for the last 2 years so if you want to hit the ground running that wasn’t the best choice. We’ve still got the same problems now that we had 2 years ago , no goal threat , no pace in the team and in my opinion a decent experienced goalkeeper. At our level, we should be looking for a manager to improve players and get more out of them . I’m struggling to think of any player ( Sena apart ) who I think has improved.
  9. Just went on for a look see and was thinking of buying one. Looks like only 6 left and Small and Medium only. Does that seem correct?
  10. Yesterday
  11. As this thread seems to be fairly active I would like to put a plug in for the Limited Edition Jersey! Please go to the Limited Edition Jersey thread and read my comments at the end of P2? Got mine today and really like it! Cheers All
  12. When the Leagues were stopped (and we were subsequently demoted) I am pretty sure QOS were 2 points above us in 9th place having played one game more than us! In other words we were in bottom place, 2 points behind our nearest rivals, but with a game in hand!!
  13. For nearly half of his time in charge we've not been allowed to train or play. I may be wrong here but I'm sure QOTS took until the 29th of December to win their second league game of the season. Their form has improved as the season has went on (a luxury that has not been afforded to Thistle and McCall). Its almost as if being able to build a team and play into form and avoiding loads of injuries actually helps. I can't actually find it but it would be really interesting to see where QOTS were sitting in the table when our leagues were stopped. I would imagine based on their poor start, they'd have been very close to rock bottom.
  14. It's a great song, and a great cause.
  15. Great wee interview here https://thejagsfoundation.co.uk/return-to-firhill-road/
  16. I don't think you can say he has had 18 months? How can you really judge him given the huge number of games missed due to the pandemic
  17. I don’t recall a single fan objecting when we signed Lyons, Rudden and Murray. He can’t generally be blamed for Rudden being so injury prone or Lyons and Murray being largely disappointing
  18. Totally disagree, 18 months is plenty of time to get things sorted out , if you take Dunfermline and QOS as examples , gave free transfers to almost all of their first team squad and basically started again . Both teams are doing well with new squads in the Championship. McCall used to have an eye for a player, can’t see that any more Lyons , Murray , Rudden etc haven’t improved our team at all , before that when we got relegated he filled our team with the Old Firm’s development squad. We can dress it up all we want , McCall is totally culpable and possibly the only reason he is still around is purely financial.
  19. The biggest difference for me was not January, but pretty much when McCall arrived. Up to then we had Millar who looked a genuine goal threat. McCall arrived and he went off the boil, before leaving. Had we kept the Kenny Millar from pre McCall to the end of the season we would have been in much better shape.
  20. That's a fair point, although at the time the players he was shipping out we probably all agreed with and the same with the players coming in. In hindsight it was probably too much too soon. I still maintain that if he's given enough time to build a team he'll get it right. I don't think he's had that yet despite being in the job for 18 months
  21. Agree. But even before December, he got good results. First league game we beat ICT 3-1 away, beat Morton with 10 men at Firhill and a win at Dens park amongst them . We also had some bad results gubbed at Somerset park and East end park and also beat at Firhill by Arbroath, but we looked as if we were on the up until January.
  22. Disagree about the need for a January overhaul. In December McCall had to some extent turned a corner with Caldwell’s team. 9 points from 4 games and actually playing some decent stuff. Never won a single match in the 8 games played since the start of the transfer window. McCall's rebuild essentially relegated us. Summer was the time to rebuild. It's true performances were starting to pick up when the leagues were stopped. We would probably have finished above QotS but unlikely to get any higher. We were out of the bottom two at the start of January.
  23. I think we need to be careful what we wish for. I won't go into detail about how I think the team are shaping up and how I think we'll be in a play-off etc..... but I do think we're doing ok. Was recently on the video call you get as a second prize for the 50/50 draw and was very impressed with the management team on that night. The 3 are all completely different characters and brought a variety of (very detailed) responses to the questions asked. It was clear that the gaffer knew his stuff, was extremely professional in his responses and gave the impression that he will do the business for Thistle. To be fair, Archie seemed a little distracted on the call but came across as a players player / manager. Every manager needs a supporting cast in order to deal differently with certain players and take some of the weight. I would not for one minute want to see Scally leave. Incredibly detailed in his knowledge of the games modern nuances and definitely the stats man. Gave me great confidence that the team were doing as expected in order to be fit, should the need arise... A management team of 3 does not seem too excessive in the modern day and I doubt one person would be able to run a team with all that's required.
  24. When we were in the premier imo St.Johnstone were the benchmark. Well run of the park and well run on it. Whenever they changed their manager they always got somebody in who just carried on where the previous manager had left of. I know their style of play was not liked by most on this forum, in fact i remember a few posting on this forum that they would rather Thistle got relegated than play like them. Careful for what you wish for. They are never mentioned when relegation is spoke about and if they do have a bad run they then follow it up with a good run. I heard them say say on the news last night that they are the second most successful team in Scotland in the last 10 years. Also congratulations to ex jag Callum Booth for being part of the league cup winning side. Did a good job for us and also a very nice guy.
  25. I can imagine the SFA's definition of "positively received" being along the lines of ..... SFA.... "We sent you some information. Have you received it?" Scottish Government.... "Yes".
  26. It's called kicking the can down the road. Goes on much longer we will be due to start season 21/22.
  27. Certainly an interesting take on it.
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