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  1. Starting to clear my in-laws house and my wife (yes, wife) found her completed 1978 Panini sticker album: I never managed to complete any of these books in my youth! Apologies - the team image is a bit blurry.
  2. The Edinburgh Evening News link: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hearts/what-expect-court-session-hearts-and-partick-thistle-take-spfl-2899578 Haven't worked out the Court of Session one yet
  3. Here we go again: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53196309 Another 28 days
  4. More years ago than I care to remember, I was carrying out maintenance surveys in Stornoway. After grilling one of the maintenance engineers during the day, we set off at night to the pub for a pint and a bite to eat. I was pretty surprised when the same bloke came into the pub for a pint wearing his Jags strip! I can't remember how often he made the games but we had a good night.
  5. Absolutely - just a shame it's on the front page of the news site. Hopefully becomes yesterday's news soon enough.
  6. Just having a look at the BBC Scotland news website and this plonker popped up, sadly wearing a Jags strip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-52894473 Pity they didn't block out our badge!
  7. The other thing to consider is if some sort of emergency occurs e.g. fire alarm, that requires the ground to be evacuated. I'm sure people wouldn't be filing out in an orderly manner, one at a time.
  8. Greaves page: https://www.greavessports.com/sports-c119/football-c621/football-kits-c5143/partick-thistle-c5169
  9. Actually had a search through the forum and artificial pitch discussed back in 2017. I'm not for them but would be interested to know what our record is playing on them. if, as stated on the other thread, 7 out of 9 teams we will play against next year have one. We better find a way to play on them and win.
  10. In terms of preparation for next season, whenever that starts, and we do find ourselves in League 1, on another thread someone mentioned that a large number of the teams in that league play on artificial pitches. Is this something we should look at for both the short and long term futures? Personally I'm not a fan but the bigger picture is it might suit Thistle in the long run.
  11. I always believed that a number of the juniors, and Pollok immediately come to mind, weren't that interested in joining the "senior" ranks. A quote, albeit 2018, from the Evening Times: The juniors were just fine, thanks very much. They had good players, better than many senior teams, strong clubs and in many ways played by their own rules. It worked well for years. So many, and this is inarguable, were bigger and better run than those who ply their trades in what is now League One and Two. Perhaps even higher up. Looking at average attendances, and appreciate this isn't everything, Pollok are comfortably above all of League 2, and match the likes of East Fife and Forfar. Given all the additional licensing costs it makes you wonder why they would bother. It would seem to make more sense for League 2 teams, at least, to drop back into the junior ranks.
  12. Us and ICT for sure - nobody else involved in a three way WhatsApp group
  13. I don't really see a problem with a shorter season. If, say, the 2019-2020 season finished on the run up to Christmas, then the 2020-2021 season starts in January and finishes in May 2021. The teams have continuous football from the re-start, possibly Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday games.
  14. My first Thistle game, from memory, was in 1971 against East Fife. It was a white programme and I always thought it was around March but the records show we won 4-0 on Saturday 30th January. Aged 4 and a bit I'm sure spent most of my time running up and down the terracing. I was 5 by the time the Cup Final came along but Dad reckoned I was a bit too wee to go. I had both programmes for years, now sadly gone.