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  1. LLB, I've edited your post to replace Jags Trust with PTFC Trust.
  2. In response to correspondence I've received can I remind posters that this section, 'Main Jags Forum', of the forum is for discussion of matters relating to Partick Thistle specifically and football in general. There is a General Chat section of the forum for topics that fall outside those areas. A wee eye will be kept on this thread and posts not relating to Partick Thistle/football may be deleted. Or if the majority of posts are in subjects other than Thistle/football the thread will be moved to the General Chat section.
  3. With the Club's 150th anniversary* coming up in the not too distant future an updated Official History would be ideal to coincide with that. *But is 2025 rather than 2026? Contempary sources of the time list the Club's formation as December 1875. Edit to add: Didn't mean to post this as Admin. Ach, well no foul no harm
  4. That's a match report not an error message! Honking. Absolutely honking.
  5. Well at least you can admit it! Where were you in Dallas November '63? On a serious note. You can occasionally let things slide. And @Lambies Lost Doo , to save my DMs from unwanted attention, not sure what your contribution added to the debate during an important time. Let's try and keep things on topic. Edited to Add: I've given a thread another tidy up to try and keep it on topic. I'd prefer to not have to continue to do so.
  6. I've given the thread a wee tidy up to hopefully bring it back on topic.
  7. These are important times on and, perhaps particuarly, off the pitch for our Club. It is vitally important for Thistle fans to have dialogue with each other to discuss these issues. This forum is just one place where these discussions can take place, and I would hope that no matter what my own particular thoughts might be they aren't reflected in how the site is moderated. There has certainly been no attempt to stiffle debate or to try and push that debate in any particular direction. It was some years ago now that I was approached to take over 'ownership' of this forum largely because nobody else approached to do so wanted to take it on. Rather than see the forum shut, I agreed. I'm now at the stage where I have no desire to continue with it. Previously it took next to no moderation. Days and weeks would go by where I wouldn't even look at it unless notification of an issue hit my inbox. That started to change recently and it's starting to take up time that I don't really have. Given the importance of current events I really don't want to shut the forum down. It's nowhere as busy as it once was, but it is a still a good source for debate and for the sharing of information. We need as much communication as possible, now more than ever. With that in mind I'm hoping someone else can take it on. I'm not setting any deadlines or a closure date. I really hope that can be avoided. But if anyone is interested in taking it on could you ping me a message and I'll review where we are at the end of the current month. Thanks for taking the time to read this and apologies for all the nonsense in the last couple of days.
  8. Can I ask that when commenting on the myriad of Fans' organisations/trusts activities that the correct terminology is used so as to avoid confusion. On the basis of consistency I would suggest the following: Partick Thistle Trust: PTFC Trust The Jags Foundation: TJF The Jags Trust: JT Just to add further confusion in addition to the above there also exists The Partick Thistle Charitable Trust which as the name suggests is a Charitable organisation and in no way linked to the above.
  9. Just on a wee housekeeping note can I request, as difficult as it is sometimes to keep up, that we use the correct terminology when referencing the various fans' organisations/trusts. Namely (in alphabetical order lest there is thought to be bias): Partick Thistle Trust (PTFC Trust) The Jags Foundation (TJF) The Jags Trust (JT) Thanks
  10. Please Stop. Signed - Frustrated of Admin!
  11. Your lengthy reply, which focuses more on 'when' what was said rather than the nature of what was said, doesn't really convince me that you don't consider Foster's behaviour to be the more important issue here. He admits himself he was wrong to react and, of course, he was. I'm more concerned at the fact that sectarian abuse was hurled in his direction than how he behaved. And just as an aside to end my own involvement in this debate, the absence of video evidence of sectarian abuse isn't proof that there wasn't any or conclusive proof of when it was delivered. It would be a false premise to suggest otherwise.
  12. Given that you were quick to rush to various football forums to post the video complete with a now much repeated 'amusing' comment (while the game was still in progress I believe) without any attempt to try and establish some kind of context for Foster's behaviour, have made next to no comment on the personal abuse that Foster received, other than to describe it as being the "tame end of offensive" , have made no more than passing reference until pressed to the sectarian abuse, have made reference to Foster being some kind of ambassador, erroneously claiming that he was part of the Women's Team coaching staff, it's not an illogical conclusion to come to that you consider Foster's behaviour as being the primary issue here. It's certainly a more logical conclusion to come to than the assertion that Foster would need to be a time traveller to have heard any sectarian abuse prior to the start of the second half simply because none is audible on a short video.
  13. Just as I can't understand the need to rush to social media to post these types of video, I can't understand why someone would think the bigger issue is when (not if btw, but when) sectarian abuse was heard, and not the fact that a Thistle fan was hurling sectarian abuse. Of course Foster shouldn't have reacted the way he did but his reaction was a human one, albeit a human failing. Is anyone denying that he was subjected to personal abuse relating to his wife and sectarian abuse? Are we really focusing on what and when he heard? The Thistle fan in question (and again there is no question whatsoever that sectarian slurs were shouted at one of our players) should be utterly ashamed of their actions. Ashamed at tarnishing the reputation of Partick Thistle supporters. That is the only issue for me. Anything else is just an attempt at misdirection.
  14. Some of the Thistle fans at the Falkirk Stadium yesterday.
  15. It wasn't to be for us today. We've gone from being flung in at the deep end that is SWPL1 at the last minute, after the season had started incidentally, to going toe to toe against full-time professional Glasgow City in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup in the course of the season. That is a massive achievement. There were contrasting emotions at full-time. Disappointment obviously at losing but also immense pride in our players' efforts. They are a fantastically dedicated group. Of the four teams competing in the semi-finals we've been told that we had the biggest support. I think it would have been in region of several hundred I reckon. Seeing pictures on social media of young supporters posing with the players after the game was just great to see. We're growing as a Club. Our elevation meant that focus had to be primarily on preparing the team on the pitch for the challenge ahead. Off the pitch it has been a real education and positive learning experience. What we need to do is identify where we believe our core support lies and develop that. All this takes time. In 8 years the club has gone from playing in public parks at the lowest rung of the women's game to the top flight. We've received a lot of praise from our peers this season but of course we've got a bit to go yet. The game in Scotland is still growing and developing and unquestionably making mistakes along the way. I'd focus less though on being decades behind other nations and instead focus on the progress that has been made since the 1970s. Then Scotland were the only nation to vote against UEFA's wish that each national association should take control of the women's game in that nation. Scottish football, scottish society as a whole, is still significantly misogynist in nature but that is changing, but we're still in the early stages of the journey.
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