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  1. Yes, exactly as GRE2 says above. In all, we've only ever won 4 out of 22 cup games with the Pars, a very poor record. Don't forget we've got the full and complete competitive H2H records against all 145 opponents at your fingertips to investigate... PTFC vs. Dunfermline Athletic →
  2. Did you check Jimmy's bio on the Archive? http://www.thethistlearchive.net/jimmy-davidson "He was later groundsman at Glasgow's Jordanhill College and worked in Glasgow District parks department until he retired at 65." Could be he had a similar/concurrent role at Wyndford?
  3. Most of the post-Kelty updates are in place check the home page for the latest news. Stats Watch is especially busy this week, some entries below ● Kelty Hearts become the 145th club to meet Partick Thistle in competitive action, one for one matching Partick Thistle's history of 145 competiton seasons. ● Joe Cardle is the first 'former Jag' to be sent-off against Thistle since Eddie Forrest (Forfar Athletic) saw red exactly 17 years to the day. ● After going almost 2 years without a red card in the League, Thistle have suffered four in six weeks. It's only the second time in history we've had Jagsmen ordered off in 3 separate games in the same month. November 2022 (Muirhead, Akinola & Docherty) now sits alongside October 1994 (Craig, Charnley & Grant). ● Referee Craig Napier has sent off a Jagsman in each of his last two Thistle games; Muirhead (5th November 2022) & Docherty (26th November 2022). ● 5 former Jags play against Thistle for the first time since February 2019, when a similar number did so as Dunfermline Athletic players. ● Brian Graham's 40th competitive goal moves him one place above Steven Lawless in that chart. The 'Top 50' target is Gerry Britton who registered 43. ● Jack McMillan registers his 8th assist of the season. In the latest 10 seasons of competitive action, only Kyle Turner (10, 2021-22) and Kallum Higginbotham (11, 2013-14) have set up more goals for Thistle in any given season. ● Tony Weston becomes the 16th Thistle scorer in 2022-23 competitive action, a tally which is now two beyond last season's spread of 14. ● A little bit of history is made as Thistle make 6 substitutions for the first time ever in a 'Major Competitive' match. It matches the 'Competitive' record (6) which was set on 21st July 2012 when a Celtic XI was defeated by 2 goals to nil in the ARR Craib Cup Semi Final. ● It's very unusual to see a player come on, score, and then be subbed off, but that's what happened to Anton Dowds. Surprisingly, he's the third Jag to experience this sequence in competitive action, following on from Scott Houston (2-2 vs. East Fife in April 1999) and David McCallum (5-3 vs. Raith Rovers, August 2001). ● For the second consecutive competitive game, Thistle register a 3-goal winning margin, a stat last seen in March 2013 when a 6-1 win over Livingston was followed by a 3-0 at Cowdenbeath. The club-record (5-in-a-row) was set in December 1899. ● With many fans boycotting in protest at the way fan ownership has been handled by the club, the attendance of 1,484 was an all-time low for a Partick Thistle Scottish Cup tie at Firhill. The previous record-low (1,818) was set in November 2005, a 1-1 draw at home to Albion Rovers.
  4. "Hi there, me and my mate are trying to come up with a list of players who played for thistle and played in the world cup. A quick Google search wasn't any help. Any ideas of where we could find this info?" This 'customer request' was received the other day and it's our great pleasure to answer with another fine reference page for everyone to enjoy... 'Jags at the World Cup' is mapped in our lists section under 'Achievements'. We've created three 'tabs' for the page; one for the 10 players, one for the 19 matches and one for the 28 appearances. Pictured at Zürich, 16th June 1954. is Scotland's first-ever World Cup finals match versus Austria. Johnny MacKenzie (5th in line) & Jimmy Davidson (8th in line) became the first of the 10 Jagsmen who would play in a World Cup. Jags at the World Cup →
  5. Is it a random montage? NO! This real-time beauty was snapped by Donald Wilson at Dens in Feb 2015! Every match gallery serves up delights and his flickr albums are now embedded @ TTA to the end of 15-16 with more to come. The building list continues on our home page →
  6. On The Thistle Archive you can now view a slideshow of Donald Wilson's photo albums from around 100 matches 2011-2014 as well as this season, with many more to come. See today's 'Archive News' entries on the home page → for the building list. Within each match hub click on the 'Gallery' tab to view. Each time you can click directly through to Donald's highest resolution flickr option. If each photie had a name this, from the latest Arbroath entry, would be "Gallus" ...
  7. Arbroath video highlights are in place, keeping up our 100% match coverage record for the season for those on council telly... Season 2022-23 →
  8. A lot happening on the Archive, worth a bookmark and a regular check. Archive News → We've discovered another first-team match, hidden away on an April Monday in 1884. Alas, it's a defeat and is lacking in terms of fine details, but it's now fully embedded in our history all the same... 21.04.1884 Johnstone [h] L1-2 (Friendly) → Dave The Ukrainian (DMYTRO PRONEVYCH) is 38 today and we send him our warmest best wishes. To stay safe in February 2022, he and his young family (pictured) had to flee to relatives 300km west of Kyiv. Bio added... Dmytro Pronevych → Photies of a Joey Pathak the schoolboy added (see 'Gallery' tab)... Joey Pathak → Some cool Sunday Mail reports from Rex Kingsley went into some 'Scrapbook' tabs (a great many many more to follow) e.g. 20.11.1954 Celtic [h] W4-2 (SFL Division A - game 11) → Did you know? Aside from the 4000+ dog meetings, Firhill has hosted over 1,000 sporting contests which didn't include any of the regular Partick Thistle teams. A new entry went in the other night, Iceland U19 v Scotland U19. On the Archive, we've attempted to list them all. By the way, someone was telling us we're missing a charity game involving Tiger Tim Stevens in the summer of 1975 which attracted 10,000 to Firhill. Anyone got any details on that one? The Firhill Diary →
  9. ON THIS DAY: Monday the 18th November 1963, marks the date when Partick Thistle played hosts to a continental club for the first time. And what an occasion! How we ended up winning by only one goal beggars belief, especially having went 3 up. It could easily have been five or six – oh how different it might have been! Chance after chance was squandered and the Czechs scored from their only two attacking excursions of the second half. We had now been sentenced to ninety minutes of hard-labour in Brno. “It was little wonder that Partick’s supporters left the ground boiling with exasperation.” Spartak’s season had just finished and, according to the Evening Times report, Thistle were the first side to knock three past them during their campaign. To mark the occasion, the full match hub is now in place, complete with 'Scrapbook' and 'Gallery' tabs... Partick Thistle 3 Spartak ZJŠ Brno 2 (Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 2nd Round, 1st leg) → Photo at 12 mins; it's going to be a goal as Ernie Yard rises magnificently to fully respect (the silhouetted) Davie McParland's excellent cross.
  10. In 1914 and 1939, Partick Thistle FC was one of the many clubs whose players and former players became soldiers, sailors and airmen, and not all of them came home. Since 'The Partick Thistle Fallen' was published one year ago, it's been discovered that three fringe/reserve Jagsmen - Alec Logan, Thomas Shemwell & James Maxwell - were all servicemen who died during the First World War. On remembrance day, the article is duly updated, now featuring the seventeen men who sacrificed their lives. The Partick Thistle Fallen →
  11. Exactly one year on from 'The Fallen', this sister-piece takes on the tough challenge of identifying and writing about all the Partick Thistle players or managers who served and survived in either of the two World Wars. This is easier said than done. There are memorials and Rolls of Honour to the Fallen, but the vast majority of those who returned went back to their families and got on with their lives. There is not so much information available on them, and it has seemed like an open-ended and nebulous task. With this in mind this record of those who served will undoubtedly change in time, as family members get in touch, or other information becomes available. If we're missing anyone please do let us know! Not all of these men won the Scottish Cup with Partick Thistle (some did), and not all were decorated with military medals (some were) but, on the eve of remembrance day 2022, it's our great honour to pay tribute to 69 of our brave men... The Partick Thistle Returned →
  12. In our quest, we've chased librarians and historians all over the world for knowledge and will continue to do so! Vaalerengens were the first continentals to defeat Partick Thistle way back in May, 1930. We got in touch in them to chance our arm, and got a great result with missing scorers, the name of the venue and more. 31-May-1930 Vaalerengens 4 Partick Thistle 3 → With the 'Bislett Grusbane' now confirmed for Vaalerengens in May 1930, we are now down to just 9 missing venues out of 6,723 first-team games. For anyone able to assist, or for general interest, these are:
  13. Thank you both, yes, food for thought! Think the December 1875 is the one we should settle on. The SFA annual didn't magic the date from out of the air, someone in the know must have informed them. The first-known instance of PTFC in print was 7 days before the first-known game when they appeared in the North British Daily Mail's fixture list. That 12th February 1876 cutting is now introduced via the 'Scrapbook' tab... 19-Feb-1876 Partick Thistle 1 Valencia 0 (Friendly) →
  14. Agree, would be excellent, would love to help make it happen if it was on the agenda. Would there be enough interest to justify costs? Always a bit of a worry for an independent venture. Re the new Partick games, was curious to see how the H2H now shaped up... Our rivals had a head start on us by almost 2 years, but it was Thistle who comprehensively came out on top, taking over Inchview in 1885. Ruthless perhaps, but PTFC live to tell the tale of how the burgh was won...
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