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  1. Excuse my self indulgence but having attended estadio firhill since 1956 I hope you will bear with me. I have been struggling with a vile illness for three years now so I don't meander up the garscube road with the fleet footedness of my youth. Yesterday afternoon my family (all of whom except my wife are Ayr united fans) treated me to an afternoon in hospitality. There I met my old pal Denis mcqude plus countless other jags' fans, each and every one a delight. But what makes us unique? People like Robert Reid, players like daft Denis, and dear, old Molly stallon who ran firhill during various regimes. Owing to illness my 68 year fascination with firhill may be drawing to a close. But, by jiminee, how I have loved my near ,seven decades at estadio firhill. And so, to those who follow after, there will be ups (precious few) and downs (far too many) but the maryhill Magyars are unique and however it came about we are so, so lucky to be part of the jags' family Again, excuse me, I am approaching 74'and I had a few drinks in hospitality. I thank you one and all for reading this and, as we used to say in bygone eras... FIRHILL FOR THRILLS...
    17 points
  2. Gutted but so proud of those guys on the pitch and the dugout. Onwards and upwards for next season!
    7 points
  3. Hang it in The Louvre or The Maryhill Burgh halls at least 😂 By club photographer Donald Wilson
    7 points
  4. An important message from Brian.
    6 points
  5. 6 points
  6. Blame blame blame. What is it with always looking for someone to blame? Does it just make people feel better somehow?
    5 points
  7. Only plays for half an hour!
    5 points
  8. Airdrie manager was classy in defeat - top marks.
    5 points
  9. That came very close to Dingwall levels of trauma - I guess that's what makes supporting Thistle so special - I won't miss games against the Old Firm anyway! I think we have been fairly ordinary this season particularly without Lawless and I have questioned our fitness and been critical of Alston...that was reversed tonight - we looked the stronger and fitter side - we really should have won that and would have deserved it. Brian Graham has scored lots of goals for us and missed loads of very good chances so just really unfortunate that he failed to score with what would have been the high spot of his career. The margins in penalties are incredibly tight - Mitchell got really close to every one of their penalties whereas their keeper was nowhere near any of ours...McMillan & Diack were just a fraction off. Stanway took an excellent penalty whereas the very experienced Holt & Docherty hit poor penalty kicks which were easy saves at Dingwall...and they also fouled up the restart after we conceded the first goal. The lame shouts about "bottlers" is just whinging negativity.
    4 points
  10. As others have said we ultimately lost the tie through poor defending at Firhill. But we were better tonight and Doolan’s team selection was spot on and we created the better chances. Yes Graham missed one but his barrel load of goals this season got us to tonight. Penalties is a lottery (Stanway showed bottle to take the first and Diack was unlucky to hit the inside of the post pure and simple - the argument he is “inexperienced “ doesn’t wash as McMillan missed his. And I don’t buy the notion that Diack will never recover from it!). As sore as tonight is, I feel we’re going in the right direction. Had we had McBeth (what a find he is going to be) and OReilly at the start of the season we would have gathered more points. I feel optimistic about the future under Doolan and he’s obviously going to look to strengthen the team again now. Yes the league may be more competitive next season but I believe so will we. Onwards and upwards, Mon the Jags. I’m buying my season ticket as soon as they are released.
    4 points
  11. If I could buy a season ticket tonight I would, so proud of those guys and I hope nobody plays the blame game with McMillan & Diack.
    4 points
  12. Reasons for optimism - we can play a lot better and ref won't be a Raith fan (I hope). I am assuming the real Chris Graham is locked up somewhere as there is no way, even accounting for the terrible standard, that person tonight was a real referee.
    4 points
  13. I don’t find it difficult at all to hate every team that is not Thistle or Scotland.
    4 points
  14. Any chance of signing Megwa from Airdrie?
    4 points
  15. Very clear at halftime that we've secured 3rd place. Given the way last season ended and the players we lost, have to say that's a great effort from the players and the management team. We'll done chaps 👏
    4 points
  16. Ref was Matthew McDermid - the most recent appointment to the FIFA list in January. It is his 4th Thistle game this season having done the previous 3 against Dundee United. He is easily the best we have had this season and very consistent as to what is a foul. I think he has a real chance of going to the very top
    4 points
  17. Strange game. We were poor for 70 minutes but goals aside, we probably had the better chances. Then Stuart Bannigan came on. What an inspiring sub (that was only made as Muirhead got injured). He was like a man possessed and inspired the crowd and his team mates with his performance. He might be past his best but I'd have him in my team over Stanway any day of the week. I just don't see it with Stanway. I know he is young but he's so slow in possession and never moves in the space to receive the ball. We can't start another game with Neilson and Stanway as the midfield two. I'll cut Neilson some slack as it's not his position but he looks really slow and cumbersome in that position (a stupid yellow card as well). I'd almost be tempted to play Bannigan and McBeth in midfield on Friday with Neilson and O'Reilly at the back if Muirhead is out. For an age it looked like we'd have it all to do but by the end you could feel real momentum and belief coming back to the team and fans. As above, Friday is a free hit so lets go and show Raith the real Thistle for 90 minutes.
    3 points
  18. For once the substitutions worked really well. Much more encouraging second half and perhaps our bench is better than we thought. We are still in this.
    3 points
  19. Rode our luck tonight in my view. Airdrie are a good footballing team with no cutting edge, which is the reason that ultimately over the two games they have lost out. We, on the other hand, have Scott Robinson and Brian Graham who managed to fashion a couple of goals for us tonight despite having little in the way of meaningful service. The only other effort of note was Fitzpatrick near the end. Thankfully the defence held firm, as did the crossbar. It goes without saying that a major improvement will be required to get past Raith Rovers. However, well done to the players and the management team for seeing it through v Airdrie. And well done to everyone who came to the stadium to watch. It contributed to a great atmosphere!!
    3 points
  20. McBeth as a CB has had a remarkably transformative effect in turning our defence (in terms of goals conceded per goal) from one of the worse to one of the best (if not the best considering only games with McBeth ar CB). Meanwhile, for whatever reason, the games where McBeth was played as defensive centre mid coinciced with a terrible run where we conceding something like 3+ a game over a period. I know much of the latter may have been due to 1) Neilson not being a particularly good CB/effective alongside Muirhead (O'reilly not being available) and 2) McBeth having to adapt to a huge jump in standard. However, it seems to big a risk to move him out of defence and in to midfield for me.
    3 points
  21. Almost 3,500 Red and Yellow Army have bought their ticket with more than 24 hours until kick-off. Let's get as many Jags fans at the game getting right behind the team: https://tickets.ptfc.co.uk/packages/LZEmOKzmpW/e/re1nr5kadv
    3 points
  22. Never thought he was that lazy
    3 points
  23. The big man looking dapper and speaking well.
    3 points
  24. I think Brian would swap all these awards for a promotion. He is a determined guy and I hope he gets his wish for him as much as anyone else.
    3 points
  25. The first time I saw Brian Graham don the red and yellow was the 2020 Challenge Cup semi-final against Raith Rovers. It was the last Thistle game my dad made it to, and we lost with an absolutely horrendous performance. But the one thing I distinctly remember, departing Firhill that evening, was the solid 30 seconds for which Brian Graham was screaming in Mitch Austin's face for being an absolute half-arsed excuse of a footballer. At that moment, I had this nagging feeling that Brian Graham was going to be at the heart of restoring a winning mentality at Firhill. A mentality that Gary Caldwell had crushed and which, at that time, Ian McCall had really struggled to rebuild. What a player. What a captain. And what a manager. First rate Jag. Boing Boing.
    3 points
  26. Not to hijack the thread but this is the sort of thing that I love about our club: https://ptfc.co.uk/ptfc-news/robert-reid-presented-with-one-in-a-generation-award/
    3 points
  27. Good crowd yesterday, just over 4,200 and a very good response from both sets of fans to the only one Gerry Collins chant on the 4th minute of the game.
    3 points
  28. So Brian scores against Ayr and grabs a double at Dundee United. He enters the PTFC history books as First double Grand Slammer Highest post-war league goals in a season scorer Highest lower league total goal scorer ever The Archive congratulates Brian on his 12 goals in our successful play off run, but refuses to sanction any further awards. Next season he cannot add to his lower league tally so contents himself with another post war record 25 league goals, including a season record 3 Grand Slams against Celtic, Rangers and Hearts. The manager then releases him as he is sneaking uncomfortably close to 121 competitive goals for Thistle. You read it here first.
    3 points
  29. Whilst we are on wonderful stats a word for my Jagzone co-comm Christopher Dobie who came out with the wonderful stat that he has shared on air - that since returning to the club Aidan Fitzpatrick has not scored an away goal south of the Tay Bridge! That my friends requires a doffed cap!
    3 points
  30. Most of your post-Airdrie updates in place, with a packed edition of 'Stats Watch'. Donald Wilson's capture nails it! Partick Thistle 4 Airdrieonians 0 → A MONUMENTAL SEASON FOR GRAHAM ● Amazingly, it's the first half-time stalemate in the league at Firhill in over a year, Queen's Park on 7 April 2023 being the last. Even more amazingly, Thistle won 4 nil that day too. ● Kerr McInroy hits double figures for competitive assists this season, now joint-top with Steven Lawless in that chart. ● Aidan Fitzpatrick hits the 20 mark in terms of goals/assists combined in all competitions this season. ● Brian Graham - the Division's top-scorer - has now scored against every team in the league this season! ● Brian Graham's brace (his 13th for the club) moves him onto 20 league goals for the season and he becomes only the 4th post-War to hit such a figure. The 3 other members of this super-exclusive club are Willie Sharp (22, 1953-54), Frank Coulston (21, 1970-71) & Maurice Johnston (22, 1982-83). See our (fully sortable) Top Scorers per season tables for the preceding 148 years. ● Brian Graham's tally of 24 goals in all competitions this term is the highest of any Thistle player since Maurice Johnston (35) in 1982-83. ● It's an impressive 3 goals in his 288 minutes for Ricco Diack who has scored in both home league matches with Airdrie this season. On both occasions he scored within 7 minutes of personal action! ● Points-per-game king of 2023-24 is undoubtedly Zander MacKenzie with just 2 losses in 22 games in all competitions this term. See our 'Squad Stats 2023-24' table (note: select the 'full' tab) to drill down more. ● For only the second time in the latest two league seasons, there are no bookings. The other instance? Versus Airdrie at the Excelsior back in August. What's going on?! ● In all competitions, Thistle have now registered 10 consecutive home wins versus Airdrieonians (2009 to date), extending the club-record in the H2H. ● Thistle qualify for the Premiership play-offs for the third successive season, where they will play… Airdrieonians! Third time lucky? ● Kris Doolan's Thistle remain unbeaten in 13 games played in the months of April and May. (c/o Matt Greer!) ongoing sequences: ● 6 competitive games without defeat, 16th Mar 2024 to date. (Longest run since: 6 games, 27th Oct 2023 to 2nd Dec 2023. Joint club-record: 16 games, 15th Nov 1975 to 21st Feb 1976 & 30th Sep 2000 to 13th Jan 2001.) ● 28 games in 3rd place (30th Sep 2023 to date), an extension of the club-record for a position outwith outright top or bottom. Overall, it's the longest run since the club-record of 33 games in bottom pace (12th), set between 20th Sep 2003 and 15th May 2004. ● 33 consecutive competitive appearances for Lewis Neilson, 15th Sep 2023 to date, a new personal best. (Longest run since: Steven Lawless - 60 games, 18th Feb 2023 to 6th Apr 2024. Club-record: Johnny Jackson - 313 games, 28th Aug 1926 to 25th Mar 1933.)
    3 points
  31. Just watching Casualty and one of the doctors asked for a BBG. Is there no limit to the man’s talents
    3 points
  32. Considering we lost Holt, Docherty, Tiffoney and Turner, I think we're doing pretty well to be closing in on last season's points total.
    3 points
  33. Beckham, Platini, Baggio and Bannigan, first time i have seen them mentioned together.
    2 points
  34. The 'bottled it' comments... Jeez.... It's like being back at primary school... Footballers at all levels miss penalties. And our misses tonight were about fine margins. It really is a lottery.
    2 points
  35. Thank you all for the debate, all input much appreciated, and it kinda underlines why the question needed to be asked! Across here and Twitter 89 voted, and it was 63-26 in favour of recognising the 2006 promotion in our 'Honours' list. As of today, the deed is done: Partick Thistle FC honours list → Generally speaking, subjectivity is best avoided in these areas, and this is likely to be the last time we break away from 1st/2nd place competition finishes in the list. We're all agreed that, should ever we win a play-off to avoid relegation then it won't be classed as an 'honour'. Over 500 of our boys qualify for an honour of some sort and we look forward to rolling the tabs out at some stage. Meantime, you can get an idea of how this will look via 3 pages that were fast-forwarded to support recent 'Thistle Pin' launches: Neil Duffy → Peter Lindau → Brian Graham →
    2 points
  36. The sun is shining, birds singing in the trees. What a beautiful Friday morning. I can't think what could put a dampener on today's good vibes...
    2 points
  37. Nominated as Player and Manager of the year. Brilliant for him to be recognised for his efforts https://ptfc.co.uk/ptfc-news/brian-graham-nominated-for-pfa-scotland-swpl-manager-of-the-year/
    2 points
  38. Great effort second half. They tired and we didn't. Score first on Friday and its absolutely game on.
    2 points
  39. Just saw on Twitter too Wasiri W in with the fans with megaphone partying away. Great to see.
    2 points
  40. The pitch was awful, even more so given how dry it was. The ball had absolutely zero run. Not a great performance and another game where our players look knackered as the opposition up the tempo. Our lack of midfield is what I ultimately think will cost us, not convinced by 3 at the back either. Can’t be too disheartened at the draw given how we started and finished the game. A really good twenty minute spell but we’ll need that for full 90 on Friday. McBeth was excellent, a real find.
    2 points
  41. No problem. My brain was operating as slowly as the Thistle defence in the second half at Tannadice last night.
    2 points
  42. I still to this day wonder how they fitted them all in. https://i.discogs.com/S5oDJ8R-juM42NywmrKz3CcIn2edrav5KPKilwXbi3Q/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:594/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTEyMzI3/NDcxLTE1MzMwMjAy/NDItODE5NC5qcGVn.jpeg
    2 points
  43. Tuesday 😂
    2 points
  44. Dowds is out because he's on loan from us and therefore is ineligble.
    2 points
  45. If ICT went down I’d be interested in Ridgers, Devine or Samuel’s. Controversial, but all our keepers are out of contract and previously I would have been happy to say goodbye to the lot of them, but starting to think that Mitchell might not be the worst we could do.
    2 points
  46. Peter Pan of the championship, should be on that plane to Germany as a player , but no he plays for Thistle...
    2 points
  47. Doolan has certainly fixed that defence. Only 2 goals conceded in 6 games (only one from open play), and he’s certainly signed a player in McBeth. Great to see OReilly back today to give us more defensive options too. Milne deserved his MoTM but great to see us throw bodies on the line to keep a clean sheet. Add to that we destroyed them up front and nice to see Diack get a goal too. All round a great day with the playoffs now secured. Airdrie won’t be looking forward to seeing us again
    2 points
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