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  1. https://ptfc.co.uk/ptfc-news/gordon-cameron/ So sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. I worked with him for over 30 years and he was one of the nicest guys you could meet. A true gentleman who never had a bad word to say about anyone and a real Jags diehard. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. RIP Gordon.
    8 points
  2. Please, don't go there...πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚
    7 points
  3. This will be of interest to the older Jags fans https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/czq4dezljv0o
    6 points
  4. If this goes on much longer I am going to start the match thread for the Dumfy game
    5 points
  5. Because it takes the media team at least 5 hours after the final whistle to do post match interviews, pack up their equipment, drive back to Firhill and start working on uploading interviews, match footage and highlights onto Jagzone. That's after they've driven up to Inverness in the morning, set up their equipment etc., recorded the game, done interviews with manager and a player etc. At least a 16 hour shift for some of them today, so maybe we should give the guys a break? πŸ˜‚
    5 points
  6. Still undefeated this year. Started 2024 9 points off 2nd and 12 off 1st, now 7 off 2nd and 8 off 1st with progression in the Scottish Cup so not a bad January. Maybe one more signing before the end of the month to sweeten it further.
    5 points
  7. Several points here. 1. Maggie Forsyth isn't Morag McHaffie. 2. You still don't seem to grasp the difference between things which are "absolutely essential requirements" and things which are "highly desirable, but not essential". The word "requirement" implies that these things are absolutely essential. They aren't absolutely essential, because a safety certificate can be secured without them. 3. There was literally a discussion at the AGM about several of the more capital intensive maintenance or facilities activity that the Club is not currently doing. No, it simply indicates that, absent capital investment, the Club does not plan to spend significant amounts of money on larger projects to improve or better maintain the stadium than they do currently. There are plenty of reasons why we'd want to scrutinise the budgeting, not least the highly ambitious commercial and and fan-based revenue growth targets. You could even make the argument that the Club should be setting aside more money for regular year-to-year stadium maintenance than it is currently. That remains to be seen. But this is why TJF has indicated that it will robustly scrutinise the detail of the 2024-25 budget when it is presented to the trustees. A commitment secured by the CTA. But - yet again Jim - you are allowing a credible and serious point to get lost in waffle. Your inability to distinguish between (a) things that are necessary to get a safety certificate to allow fans to enter the ground and watch a game of football and (b) things which it would be good to improve to make the matchday experience better and to attract new fans, but which we don't currently have the money for Is completely undermining your point. It doesn't assist. My point is not about whether or not the toilets should be upgraded. My point is that you - James Alexander - were calling for the Club to spend significant sums of money in facilities improvements, which would have required significant amounts of UP-FRONT (rather than ongoing) spending, and which were not absolutely essential to securing a safety certificate. The absence of investment, combined with the Club's (still quite) weak cash reserves, means that no sensible Club Board would - at this time - commit to any major capital projects. Investment could - potentially - change that calculation. Which is why instead of rejecting it out of hand we should - and I'm a broken record here - wait to see what the actual proposal is, instead of wetting our knickers over a general statement of intent from the Club Board, which cannot turn into anything concrete without fan approval. As far as I can see, there has never been an EGM held for the purposes of allotting new shares in the Football Club in the ordinary course of business. The decisions to allow, for example, David Beattie to subscribe for shares in 2007 and Colin and Christine Weir and the PTFC Trust in 2015, were done by resolution of the company and simply announced on the Club website, with relevant filings done by the Club Board and with the support of a sufficient proportion of the shareholders. The Articles of Association of the company do not require an EGM to approve investment. It requires only the approval of shareholders representing the requisite amount of the voting share capital in the company. Indeed, for a period the rules were even more relaxed. Following the Weir deal in 2015, the package included a resolution of the company to allow further allotment of shares by decision of the Club Board, bypassing the requirement for shareholder approval completely. This resolution (thankfully) lapsed a few years later. This isn't a "cosy wee arrangement" it's how the vast majority of companies work. And, to labour the point, under the Club-Trust Agreement it will be illegal for the Trustees to consent to any investment without a beneficiary vote in favour of it. So it is the will of the shareholders that this should be the mechanism by which decisions about future investment are taken. If you don't want that to be the case, exercise what influence you have on the majority shareholder. The only influence we are interested in is that of our beneficiaries. So become one if you aren't already. Or carp from the sidelines. Your choice. Your analysis is positively gyroscopic you u-turn so often Jim. In the hours following the AGM you literally told a mutual acquaintance of ours that I had asked a good question at the AGM about the financial forecasts. Once again, and with feeling. There are lots of things that are not "requirements" that the Club would like to do. Some of those involve spending money. If you don't have any spare capital, you don't budget for things that are "non-essential" even if they are "highly desirable". I'm reserving judgment on this. Until we've seen what their proposals are. Not correct. (1) TJF's contributions are normal revenues. You just don't like the fact that they are willing donations. The Club had failed to mobilise this source of income at all prior to this season. (2) If we assume that the projections for the rest of this season are correct, and then we strip out TJF contributions, the Club is still closer to break-even in 2023-24 than it was in 2022-23 (even after including the Rangers cup income). We aren't. There has been no proposal presented. We will only spend time discussing it if and when a proposal is put. You are the one wasting everyone's time by jumping the gun, raising it here when there's nothing to talk about! You're entirely within your rights to question whatever you want Jim. But it would be a lot more sensible if you questioned the content of an actual proposal rather than a vague statement of intent made at the Club's Annual General Meeting, about something that was prominently advertised and spoken about a full four months before that. Then make sure you're a beneficiary and vote against it!
    4 points
  8. Both teams fielding an ineligible player and being deducted 10 points.
    4 points
  9. Exactly one year on, and KRIS DOOLAN is shoulder to shoulder with Davie McParland in terms of the first 50 competitive games...
    4 points
  10. The results from the TJF Census are now published, together with a report providing (hopefully) a pretty comprehensive update on the key priorities raised by members in late October/early November. https://thejagsfoundation.co.uk/tjf-census-results/
    4 points
  11. Surely the appropriate punishment is mandatory 100% attendance at Firhill for 20 years minimum. That'll show them!
    4 points
  12. Could be serious re-percussions
    4 points
  13. Now that Gladiators is back on our screens I think I can see an opportunity to raise some serious money for the club. Β£5 per person to watch Jim and Graeme go at with pugil sticks (I know who I am rooting for). Contenders Ready!
    3 points
  14. Just in from Inverness. Mixed bag of thoughts. Poor first 20 minutes, but then we came into the game. Strangely we conceded all 3 goals at times when we were actually playing well. I am generally supportive of Jamie Sneddon, but sadly he did look to be at fault with at least the first two goals. The first goal was a speculative long ranger which had good direction but nothing like the power Kerr McInroy generated last week. Jamie seemed to scoop his hand over or round the ball. A solid shovel of the ball to the side looked to be eminently possible. The second goal was at the far end so harder to comment on, but it appeared that an Inverness player had an unopposed header from 2 yards in front of the centre of the goal, in an area you would expect the goalkeeper to be commanding. First half we were very slow and ponderous, shuffling the ball from side to side with no pace or creativity and then launching a long diagonal ball. Even when well directed, by the time the target player had got the ball down, the initiative had been lost. McMillan's absence seemed an ideal opportunity to start O'Reilly, and move Muirhead to right back where he has always been decent, plus adding the long throw option. Williams did not play particularly badly, but he kept checking back and could not get any link up going with Lawless. I would agree with the poster who said that Lawless was off form, but only as regards the first half where he was anonymous. In the second half we stopped playing the long diagonal balls and began passing much more quickly and incisively through the midfield. Lawless came right into the game and had an excellent second half. McBeth really grew into the game and was particularly good in the second half. He was harshly penalised on occasion, so perhaps has to learn the dark art of winning the ball strongly without apparently committing a foul. Fitzpatrick was not on his best form, but kept trying (as witness his goal) and was unusually passionate in trying to galvanise the rest of the team into action. Scott Robinson was the real difference maker today. He is nimble and quick thinking on the ground as you might expect (as in winning the penalty), but also has a spring heeled leap to win unexpected and well-directed headed passes. We really need several consecutive injury-free performances like that. Graham took the penalty well and his volley for the third goal was brilliant. Great credit to the fans today. They really stuck with the team and inspired the fightbacks. For all the shortcomings in the team today, you do also have to credit their fighting spirit in keeping coming back, especially when the goals lost could easily have been dispiriting. Not quite sure where O'Reilly was playing when he came on, but he seemed to be everywhere, not least in the attack. Looks like a quality and committed player who should be starting. I am such a slow typer, 6 others have posted since I started. Apologies if I have duplicated anything they have said!
    3 points
  15. A poor show by ICT on tickets today (Friday). To purchase online, you need to register (why?), but after doing so, it refused to accept either of the two cards I tried with. On to plan B - phoning the ticket office. Only a message to say there would be no answer. It really is about time that the league sorted out the pantomime of inconsistent ticket prices, conditions and sales. Of course there is an incentive to ICT to make tickets unavailable beforehand: they get Β£2 more on the day. As for who is entitled to concessions...that's a closely guarded secret of each club. All ticket prices should remain the same for as long as they are on sale, and the definitions for payment should be the same for the same level, even if clubs feel their ticket prices should vary from other clubs'.
    3 points
  16. Was there a young guy in a balaclava watching you?
    3 points
  17. 3 points
  18. Having watched the disallowed goal countless times, the only thing i can see up with it, was it was scored against Sevco.
    3 points
  19. Ji Stevenson goes on loan to Cunnock juniors for remainder of season. Have read on P&B that that clubs outside the Premier league can sign players until end of February. Imo we should be giving our own players like Lyon, MacKenzie or Diack game time instead of bringing other teams young players in on loan.
    3 points
  20. Not, perhaps understandably, at our best today, but a second successive top six finish is no mean feat. Last year there was a real celebratory moment. Finishing top six was the achievement and was acknowledged accordingly. This time it's merely a staging post for what is to come. We want to try and push Hibs and Hearts for 4th and 5th. That top six isn't seen as the be-all see-all of our season is a sign of the increasing maturity of PTWFC as a club. Cup Final to come. Still in the Scottish Cup. It's an exciting time.
    3 points
  21. Doubt it. But it does explain Derek Adams trying to squirm out of his contract at County.
    3 points
  22. The Thistle players dealt with the horrendous weather conditions and a Hibs team who did not hold back. Scored 2 good goals, particularly the second. What a job Brian Graham is doing for Thistle. I know he has done a couple of stupid things that can infuriate us as Thistle fans, but yesterday he scores the all important first goal and today leads the women's team to their first major national cup final.
    3 points
  23. Are we avenging all our playoff final defeats?
    3 points
  24. At least it'll offer some light relief from the tranche warfare over on yon other thread.
    2 points
  25. Why can't we just go back to turning up , pay your money and get in, simple.....
    2 points
  26. A certain ref might make an appearance πŸ˜¬πŸ€‘. Other than that, nothing. This team is more than capable of going on a good run.
    2 points
  27. Hi Robert, William here. As my colleague Jack will testify, we're never done going up and down the newspaper archives for all 6,000+ matches. Then, just to torture ourselves, we'll think of something else and go and do it all again!!! The latest quest is to find all the kick-off times, which is why we landed on that. Normally moving so fast that we don't stop to capture reports but that caught the eye and it just had to be grabbed!
    2 points
  28. He's doing well but he has a lot to learn. You cant expect someone in the first year of a job to know everything. Fortunately I think he's bright enough to understand that.
    2 points
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  31. If a butterfly flaps its wings.... There's absolutely no way of knowing who (or where), we would have drawn. We've missed out on a lot of money and a shot at glory. That much is certain. Judging by the state of the pitch, I can guess where most of it would go.
    2 points
  32. Not a "core" element of Partick Thistle Football Club, this team epitomise everything you would want from a Thistle team. Pride, passion, guts and no little talent. They exhibit the values of Partick Thistle right to very core of them. An outstanding performance today, and with it our first point against one of the 'Big Three*', another significant landmark. A slight change in shape and they defended quite magnificently limiting Rangers to a mere handful of clear cut chances. I've not seen the disallowed goal back yet, but it looked a legitimate goal to me at the time and messages from people who saw it on TV would seem to confirm my real time impressions. If you are thinking of going to the Cup Final stop thinking about it and just get your ticket. I can't guarantee a Thistle win but I can guarantee that we have a realistic chance of doing just that. A big, noisy Thistle support would make a huge difference. The girls and coaching staff deserve that. *The Big Three were a 60s band. Cavern regulars alongside peers The Beatles.
    2 points
  33. Dools post match interview he does hold hands up and admits subbing Lawless and Graham at time was a mistake. Fair play for that.
    2 points
  34. A lot of the tenements on Maryhill Road were demolished to accomodate a motorway to Loch Lomond which was then scrapped. The city fathers, through the 50s , had plans to replace all of Glasgow's tenements with new concrete boxes. These plans were changed following the storm of January '68 when there was so much damage done and no money for new building. That sparked an interest in refurbishing the tenements and the rise of local housing associations.
    2 points
  35. Just like Hibs in the SWPL Cup, a tough but winnable tie. We've not had much luck against Hearts this season, but were well in the game at Peasy until a hugely contentious decision to rule out a Thistle goal that would have made it 2-2 was quickly followed by a red card for our captain. Hearts will be favourites I suspect but they will definitely have preferred that tie at home rather than at Peasy. At least in March the rain should be marginally warmer. Just 90 minutes away from a Hampden semi where the dream is the winners of Livi v Spartans lie in wait.
    2 points
  36. Men's Fourth Round Standigs Very Bitter Jag leads BILL.H by a single point. Below these two, well, a bit of a gap...
    2 points
  37. A 2-1 victory for us combined with Aberdeen's defeat sees us guarantee a top 6 place with 4 games still to go before the split - well done to all concerned
    2 points
  38. We were never going to get a win after @Albert's Ghost started the match day thread so early. Got to be happy with a draw, but with the top 2 again dropping points we really need to be taking advantage.
    2 points
  39. Get in Tomi!!!! We deserved that.
    2 points
  40. Whilst we are enjoying the men and women's teams recent cup victories just to point out that the youth team are in the quarter final of the Scottish Cup playing Ayr away at 2pm on Friday - let's hope they can make the semis.
    2 points
  41. Anything more about Thomas? Still think he’d be an asset.
    2 points
  42. The key benefit is a conveyor-belt of talent that generates (at least initially) inexpensive first-team players and/or transfer and sell-on fees further down the line. I understand that, across Liam Lindsay, Kevin Nisbet, Aidan Fitzpatrick, James Penrice and others, the Academy has (there or thereabouts) generated revenue for the Club well into 7-figures. The sell-on fees and training compensation payments can get really quite substantial if a player goes on to bigger and better things. Worth emphasising that, at the moment, the Club does not pay to run the Academy. After exhausting the (extensive) capital put in by Colin Weir, the Academy is being funded mostly by a benefactor, partly by sponsorship and partly by the new TJF pledge, this season. There are legitimate questions about how to make the Academy sustainable to fund in the longer-term, but as indicated in the TJF consultation on the pledge, the Club simply wasn't in the position to commit financial (or major administrative) support to it back in the summer. Unless a decision is made to make savings elsewhere in the Club's budget, I don't anticipate this changing. The solution will therefore need to find a way of meeting costs in the short-term and an equitable way of splitting income from graduates sold-on in the longer-term. Without the intervention of the benefactor in late summer, let's be clear though: there would be no Thistle Weir Youth Academy still in existence.
    2 points
  43. Having an academy also creates future supporters, even if they don't make the first team. Not just the kids, but parents and friends can become regular supporters.
    2 points
  44. I would regard Graham’s situation as relatively minor in the overall scheme of things. He can miss the Arbroath game. We have a squad and are well used to covering absences for all sorts of reasons. What is far more serious is leaving Thistle fans with the impossible choice as to which team to support on the day. The media seem to be focusing on Graham and ignoring the wider issue for the supporters. This will also affect attendance at both games.
    2 points
  45. So we have never done it twice in one season. An opportunity to make history!
    2 points
  46. No thanks. Let's have a bit of ambition. Decent winnable tie and then get the financial rewards LATER in the cup.
    2 points
  47. Just want to give a shout out to Jamie Sneddon. No world class saves, but a lot of perfect positioning and safe handling.
    2 points
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