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The Cuddly Toi

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  1. Many years ago I was in a wee bookshop in Byres Road and he was in front of me in the queue to get Xmas Calendars He had a right go at them for having piles of Old Firm calendars and no Partick Thistle ones We then had a long chat about Thistle out on the pavement. He didn't get to many games but he knew plenty about our results
  2. There were 4 OPR fans sitting behind me at the Dundee United game, and they said that Kakay had repeatedly claimed on their website that he was really enjoying being at Thistle and living in Glasgow, and that he hoped to extend his loan. They thought that QPR had recalled him.
  3. My friend Stewart Leask was a die-hard Thistle fan and regular attender at Firhill . He lived in Milgavie, but he and his wife Linda had a wee cottage on the Isle of Arran which she had inherited. On Sunday 3rd February Stewart and his dog Corrie left this cottage to walk to the Glenashadale Falls. He never came home. A huge search was organised, involving the police, the army, the coastguard helicopter, the local Mountain Rescue Team and scores of volunteers from all over Arran On Wednesday Corrie was found near the carpark for the Falls. On Friday Stewart's body was found in the sea off the Ayrshire Coast. As you can imagine, this long period of uncertainty put an intolerable amount of stress and strain on his wife and family. A huge blow to his family and friends, and another sad loss to the Thistle family, his cheery, smiling face will be sorely missed. We will be putting up a tile to his memory in the Jackie Husband stand.
  4. OK lads, who was it that pushed wee Gary into the Kelvin?
  5. One of my sons lives in Cambridge. Now when he gets homesick for Firhill he'll be able to go and watch Amoo and Azeez in action. That'll teach him.
  6. Thought it was pretty crap that Ross County closed down the usual away stand and made us sit in the east stand, which was facing directly into the hurricane. When I arrived wind, rain, sleet and the odd seagull were driving into the stand, and the gallant 161 were all cowering in the back three rows. Luckily the storm abated just as the game began, and we got a wonderful view of the goals being scored right infant of us.
  7. Just got my Pensioner's Winter Fuel Allowance Put me down for £2 per goal (PAWS) cheers the not-so-cuddly toi
  8. Just won the Centenary Fund April Draw, so I'm upping my pledge from £2 to £5 per point BB, what you're doing is brilliant
  9. two pounds per point, to include tonight's game
  10. Mr Jones, the hundred-year-old Jags Fan who was a guest at Firhill near the end of last season is currently in a hospital and bored out of his skull. A friend of Mrs Not-So-Cuddly goes to visit him and plays dominoes with him, but she has no interest in football. Is there a Thistle historian who might be interested in visiting him now and again to record some of his memories? If so, please PM me.
  11. A few seasons ago we actually had Flannigan and Bannigan in the team
  12. One of my sons lives in Belfast and he goes to see Glentoran regularly. I've been there with him several times. Going to their home games is like going back to the 1950's, wooden stands, old guys in suits, bunnets and mufflers, wee boys with ricketies, and a pretty basic social club. Plus they never seem to chant or sing. Having said that they were all very welcoming, I never heard any sectarian abuse, and going by the names I'd think their team has a mix of religions And before the game they play a version of 'The Star of The County Down' by Glens fan Van Morrison. "When you see them play on a Saturday they're the Star o the County Down. Because the Oval is south of the Laggan they play in County Down, and most of the banners round the ground were from wee towns in County Down. The streets on the north of the ground (our route of approach) are all new housing with lots of Ulster Flags during the marching season (as anyone going to the game will see) but I've never felt threatened there (unlike in the Lower Newtonards Road) For a couple of years recently my other son was living in Brno in the Czech Republic. It was Brno that we played in Europe after we beat Glentoran home and away. Spooky
  13. jimmy boyle was a very small full back we also once had a miniscule wee winger who I think came from Airdrie but whose name escapes me at the moment
  14. The third Thistle Connection is Amy McDonald, who sang Flower of Scotland, and has carnal connections to an ex Thistle player
  15. Three Thistle Connections to Scotland's last home game Thick as Thieves is correct with Graham Dorrans Sunnylaw Jag is correct with Charlie Adams The third one has a different type of 'connection'
  16. 1) Woops, I was there in Genoa and was so overcome at seeing two former Thistle players in a winning Scotland team that I seem to have convinced myself that they both scored 2) I didn't mean to ask for the three Thistle connections in the last Home International. For clarification I'm asking about the three Thistle connections to Scotland's last home game
  17. Question :- what are the three Partick Thistle connections to Scotland's last home International ?
  18. Robert Fleck played for us on loan from Rangers Later in his career he scored for Scotland in the Italy World Cup v Sweden, same match as Wee Mo scored in
  19. He obviously still has a soft spot for Thistle. He was in the Corporate Hospitality at Firhill before the Ramsdens Cup Final, and they got him to draw the raffle.
  20. This is puerile stuff Charlie. He was a Thistle fan long before Save the Jags and travelled to most away games on the Milngavie bus. He was one of four who established Save the Jags and for that he should always receive our gratitude. As Chairman he was not good at dealing with the fans, but despite the vituperation from people like you he still goes to most away games and he takes a Hospitality Table at most home games. To say he's not a Thistle fan is crass stupidity, and you know it.
  21. Have we got lots of folk travelling big distances for this game? My son just flew in from Brno in the Czech Republic
  22. This was our 3rd game in 7 days. The team were tired and boy did it show. Misplaced passes, hospital balls, inability to control the ball, failure to win the 50/50s, headers lost to pygmies, poorly timed tackles, all classic signs of tired players. And Raith realised we'd be tired and buzzed around like mad, creating a lot of chances but spurning all of them. Bizarrely, the empty goal that Doolan missed was the easiest chance of the first half. After the sending off the ten men really got stuck in and finally started spraying passes around. Bannigan created but failed to take an excellent scoring opportunity. Until then only Erskine had shown any sort of sparkle. Raith fell out of the game until the last five minutes, when we survived some scary moments. The Thistle Fans were magnificent. They knew the lads were tired and didn't dwell on the mistakes and errors, but cheered and chanted and sang and encouraged. And in my opinion it was that encouragement that kept the players running and covering and tackling and blocking until the final whistle. So well done the players and well done the fans
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