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  1. 6 points
    On this day 100 years ago there was bad news for all Thistle fans, as it was pretty much confirmed in all the papers that Rangers were going to win the Scottish Cup tomorrow. Are they, aye? The Day The Scottish Cup Came Up To Maryhill part 16 →
  2. 5 points
    And so, to the last installment in our Scottish Cup story, capturing all the drama of Scottish Cup Final day in words and pictures. From beginning to end, tremendous energy and stamina were displayed by both sides; Thistle were trademark resolute and Rangers were frustrated. Meet the last two squad members; stand-in Watty Borthwick and goalscorer John Blair... eternal Partick Thistle legend! The Day The Scottish Cup Came Up To Maryhill part 17 →
  3. 3 points
    On the 16th April, 1921, eleven men took to the field and defeated the Rangers by one to nil, thus securing the Scottish Cup for Partick Thistle. Campbell, Crichton & Bulloch; Harris, Wilson & Borthwick; Blair, Kinloch, Johnstone, McMenemy & Salisbury. "Now, what I think should happen is that people who support Thistle memorize these names, because these are people who are outstandingly important, and it should be part of the curriculum in Maryhill primary schools." (Robert Reid, April, 2021) You should listen to that man, he's very wise, used to be a head teacher you know. We're a' Robert Reid's bairns! Of course, there was more to it than those eleven could physically have managed, for the Thistle took an astonishing eleven matches to eventually secure the trophy, creating all sorts of unique records along the way. In total, 18 squad members contributed to the herculean struggle, almost wholly fought in the mud, wind and rain. These men are profiled in the stories herein, as well the two group leaders, George Easton (manager) and Sandy Lister (trainer). The pen pics in the story were written for The Day The Scottish Cup Came Up To Maryhill → and are slightly tweaked here to accommodate the single piece approach. They are listed in the order in which they appeared in that original story. Right then, pens and paper at the ready, children of Maryhill. Are we sitting comfortably? Good. Then we shall begin… The Class Of '21 →
  4. 3 points
    Only us of a certain vintage appreciate this..
  5. 3 points
    So Pele takes a bump on the head and is suffering concussion. The nurse has a look and reports to th doctor ‘he doesn’t know who he is’ and the doctor says ‘Tell him he’s Zak Rudden’
  6. 3 points
    Orange and peach is the new red and yellow!
  7. 2 points
    Alloa relegated. Enjoy Mike Mulraney.
  8. 2 points
    Wonderful stuff as always. I love the word "ousted". Until I read your profile of him, I had not realised that John Blair's roots were in Ardrossan, and his career was launched with Saltcoats Victoria. A very good friend of mine is both Club Secretary and Club Chaplain at Saltcoats Victoria. I have just sent him an extract from your report and thanked Saltcoats Victoria for nurturing such a Thistle legend. The fact that the said friend happens to be the most ardent h*n in the history of the world only added to the pleasure!
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    A big thank you to everybody that made this thread possible. From the family members of Thistle players of the time to everybody @The Thistle Archive and also @East Kent Jag II,this thread has been fascinating and insightful. A great way to celebrate and commemorate the players who were involved in the 11 games that ended with us bringing the Scottish cup to Maryhill. All Thistle fans know what happened in 1921 and also 1971, in fact some of us auld yins were at the 1971 league cup final. But some of the stories from the 1921 Scottish cup squad most of us would never have heard. Who knew that a Rangers players knicker elastic might have helped Thistle win the cup. The reporting of the day was also a bit different from current reports, although just like 1971 we upset the odds to win the 1921 Scottish cup. The virtual medals are also a great idea.
  10. 2 points
    Break out the Ice Cream Soda with a dash of orange and peach juice
  11. 2 points
    Most recent update: https://thejagsfoundation.co.uk/tjf-programme-article-montrose/
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    I kind of feel bad for the guy being outed and shamed so publicly for making a bad decision.....choosing to support one of the 2 cheeks.
  14. 2 points
    We've suffered badly for a few seasons when teams play for a draw or are happy with a point at Firhill. Thought tonight was heading for further proof. Improved decision making in the 2nd half was as important as personnel changes. Love it when players are booked for time wasting then minutes later are chasing the game.
  15. 2 points
    10 year contract for Big Wull, before Barca come calling.
  16. 2 points
    What a difference Tiffoney has made to the team since he signed!!
  17. 2 points
    23.2% of Scottish fans are in favour of OF colt teams playing in the senior leagues. That's reduced to 11% when you discount OF opinions. In other words only one supporter in nine representing forty out of forty two clubs wishes to see Rangers & Celtic colt teams in the leagues.
  18. 2 points
    I say we do a crowdfund for a Bobby Houston cairgo after this magnificent result! Who's in?
  19. 1 point
    Wrap Tiff in cotton wool from now until the end of the season.
  20. 1 point
    Thanks BB, and best wishes to you and all going forward into the next round. My tactics were scuppered by a total lack of shocks from the round of 32 onwards. Brora did make a valuable contribution early doors, but one swallow doth not a summer make. My plan was to emulate Crisp in the Grand National. Build up a huge lead in the first round and hang on grimly to the end. Sadly I was enveloped by a host of pursuing Red Rums plus Auld Jag with his orange and peach juice (not to mention the dash of American Cream Soda).
  21. 1 point
    Very close to £80,000 - great effort by all concerned https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-jags
  22. 1 point
    Your in the management team.
  23. 1 point
    Lose on Tuesday and East Fife win 15 - 0, we're fourth.
  24. 1 point
    We would need both of them to lose a game and us to draw for that to come into play. I would rather there was only one team on more points.
  25. 1 point
    I must admit: when I first opened this thread without knowing the result, seeing "Montrose Goal of the Game" in the title had me thinking that we might have lost by several goals!
  26. 1 point
    Thank you the Thistle Archive team, and thank you AJ. But this is all about a wonderful dogged group of players. It was an epic. 3 games in round 2 against Hibs; 3 games in the QF against Motherwell; and 3 games against Hearts in the SF. Glasgow Spongers only stumble on their imperious route to the final was a 0-0 draw against Alloa at Ibrox in Round 3. This was followed up with a 4-1 win, also at Ibrox in the replay. I suppose the two 50,000+ crowds (half of the final attendance) helped sway the decision to forgo home advantage for the replay! This story was made for me by the elegant profiles of manager George Easton, trainer Sandy Lister and all of the players who took part in the campaign. My favourite? Jimmy (Napoleon) McMenemy. Written off by the Celtic manager Willie Maley, he came to the Jags, and showed what a football brain can do. More grist to the mill of our current Dads' Army! The enigmatic Matt Wilson I liked, as well as David Johnstone, who came into the midfield when Willie Hamilton fell ill. Willie sadly died a short time later. With all of the discussions we have about the best Thistle manager. George Easton must be up there - and not because of this cup win. A manager with excellent awareness of evolving talent, he brought excellent player after excellent player to Firhill. Well done TTA!!
  27. 1 point
    Isn't it nice just to have our game done and dusted. On Saturday what will be will be.
  28. 1 point
    If Falkirk fail to win on Saturday, it will be in our own hands. Who thought we would saying that last week? Many thought we would struggle to make the play offs. That is why we love our team. Mon The Jags!
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  30. 1 point
    Quite appropriate that ZAK is wearing PELE,S no 10 tonight..
  31. 1 point
    Was thinking much the same myself, Mon a Jags!
  32. 1 point
    I'd love to see the look on Lambie's face as he listened!
  33. 1 point
    How sweet, to be able to thwart a "double" ! How sweet, that it would be against "them!" How sweet, that it would be against all odds! How sweet, if we could manage to beat them or their best friends/enemies one day again soon! It's been much, much too long.
  34. 1 point
    He writes a Celtic blog???? Get him out.
  35. 1 point
    Personal opinion, but I prefer some, but not all, in the women’s game.
  36. 1 point
    More than happy to do that. But i will leave the cargo chilling to other members of the forum.
  37. 1 point
    Ok guys got it wrong who would have thought that Rudden would get 2 ..More the same on Thursday...
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  39. 1 point
    Maybe he shouldn’t. What the hell do we know ?
  40. 1 point
    hmmmm...here comes the goal machine Zak Rudden. Come on............prove us wrong
  41. 1 point
    It's like that quite a lot. I don't understand how clubs like East Fife can have a stable high definition stream for fully 90 minutes when ours is often poor.
  42. 1 point
    I'd rather see us stay in League 1 than let those scumbags enter Colt teams.
  43. 1 point
    buy 2 CJ ... large size for your beach body summer look & roomier XL for extended periods when you can't resist a bit of cake and a few shandies
  44. 1 point
    I've bought a few different sized t-shirts for myself and family and would say the size charts are accurate.
  45. 1 point
    The sizes are as shown on the sizing charts. I've had no feedback with sizing issues (apart from a couple of 'lockdown' related ones ).
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  47. 1 point
    Got the Tell Him He's Pele and the 50 and Counting tshirts. Another from me
  48. 1 point
    Got a T shirt the other day. Excellent quality
  49. 1 point
    Usually we either draw it or lose it, but there have been occasions when we don't get to play it at all.
  50. 1 point
    I'll shove a few quid in