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  1. Indeed, these two could easily conjoin historically/spiritually like Clyde, Airdrie, Rangers and others who went bust, but Stirling Albion don't seem to have claimed the history. Like KP, the Forthbank Park ground, bombed in 1940, never survived the war...
  2. Finding a new match is always big news for us - but to find one under the "competitive" banner is super-rare. A very good report of the match from the Bridge of Allan Gazette is included in our match hub. As can be seen from the excerpt below, it was very much a different era! Everything updated everywhere... 14-Jun-2024 06-May-1925 King's Park 4 Partick Thistle 1 (Stirling Charity Cup Final) (Well well well, another new competitive match which previously fell through the cracks for we historians, sorry about that, but better late than never. So, as it transpires, we played this fixture in 4 successive years, 1924 to 1927. Alas, it's a new record defeat in the H2H, just 4 days after beating Celtic with almost the same team too, you just can't predict them! Great match report in the Bridge of Allan Gazette…) 14-Jun-2024 versus King's Park (H2H update - previously unrecorded game means a new H2H record defeat) 14-Jun-2024 Jimmy Kinloch ('Every Goal' tab updated - up to 75) 14-Jun-2024 All-time goalscorers charts (Jimmy Kinloch +1) 14-Jun-2024 Illustrated Top 50 competitive scorers (73-goal Jimmy Kinloch now outright 24th) 14-Jun-2024 Results Summaries (7 tables updated as a result of the King's Park discovery above) 14-Jun-2024 Partick Thistle FC honours list (list updated as a result of the King's Park discovery above)
  3. Fair point Lenzie, although will shy away today on account of workload. One of the complications of this query is the need to track which 'keepers were on duty goal-by-goal, as there have been several tens of goalie subs across the decades.
  4. At one point JAMIE SNEDDON was all-time #1 in clean-sheet ratio terms (20+ apps) but ultimately fell back to 6th as the magic dried up. Annual update applied for all keepers in history in our fully sortable table... The goalies' appearances & clean-sheets →
  5. Well, it's no Stenny! Entertaining draw, with the Stephen Craigan Ian McCall derbies, and a new opponent. Edinburgh City will become the 147th club to meet Partick Thistle in competitive action. One for one, this will match Partick Thistle's history of 147 competition seasons.
  6. Thank you AJ, and what an amazing stat! Even worse - since the 90s we need to get relegated twice before climbing back, groan...
  7. Of course, the wording is all-important here, so duly edited, thank you. Hopefully it stands to reason that leagues are never subject to penalty shoot-out tie-breakers.
  8. I get what your saying, but the "ultimate conclusion" rule applies to the second leg match only, and only in circumstances where a penalty shoot-out is required. We didn't conclude this easily and it took a lot of thinking, but it's now future-proof for our needs as Archivists, the two most important being that no claim can ever be made for remaining unbeaten when a knockout-tie exit has occurred in a tournament, and also that the same consistent rule is applied across all eras at all times.
  9. A lot of end-of-season business conducted in the last couple of days... can BBG do the 5-in-a-row in 2024-25? 28-May-2024 2023-24 (season page finalized) 28-May-2024 Squad Stats 2023-24 (all basic & full squad stats tables finalized) 28-May-2024 SPFL Championship 2023-24 (league table finalized) 27-May-2024 Kris Doolan (manager) (updated to the end of 2023-24, with every game listed, totals summarized and managerial comparison tables updated…) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: All Games (updated to the end of 2023-24. Now up to 6780 games played. We've won more than we've lost, but there's not much in it…) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: All Games (home) (updated to the end of 2023-24) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: All Games (away) (updated to the end of 2023-24) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: Competitive (updated to the end of 2023-24. 89 first-time yellows, the highest figure on record.) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: Competitive (home) (updated to the end of 2023-24) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: Competitive (away) (updated to the end of 2023-24) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: League Max (updated to the end of 2023-24) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: League Max (home) (updated to the end of 2023-24) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: League Max (away) (updated to the end of 2023-24) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: League (updated to the end of 2023-24. 3.25 goals-per-game is the highest figure since the relegation season of 1969-70 which delivered 3.618 goals-per-game…) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: League (home) (updated to the end of 2023-24. There were plenty for the opposition but, for the first time in 50 years, there were no league pens awarded to Thistle at Firhill this season…) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: League (away) (updated to the end of 2023-24) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: H2H Competitive (updated to the end of 2023-24. Pleasingly, Airdrie are moving ever-closer to becoming our most-battered opponent in history…) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: Tournaments (updated to the end of 2023-24) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: Manager's Competitive (updated to the end of 2023-24. He's only a 2nd tier boss but, all the same, KRIS DOOLAN remains PTFC's All-Time #1 in terms of points-per-game, 68 games in…) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: by Venue, Competitive (updated to the end of 2023-24) 27-May-2024 Results Summary: League finish averages (updated to the end of 2023-24. It'll be a 7th consecutive season outwith the top-flight again… Thistle's place in the Scottish game continues to slowly decline as it has done for several decades… very much now a firmly established second tier club in terms of results…) 27-May-2024 Top scorers per season (2023-24 added - Only 4 Jags in history have finished top of all 3 goals categories ('All Games', 'Competitive' & 'League') in 4 successive seasons: Sam Kennedy (1902-1906), Dougie Somner (1975-1979), Kris Doolan (2013-2017) and now Brian Graham (2020-24). To date, no one has done 5-in-a-row in this manner…) 27-May-2024 The scoring finale club (Tomi Adeloye - who scored 8 goals in his 684 minutes - becomes the 142nd member of the club!)
  10. All stats reports are valid, as long as it's clearly stated what you're doing. If you want to run queries to just 90 minutes or whatever that's fine, as long as you state it upfront. A lot of people need it that way for various reasons, mainly bookmakers. However, for the purposes of streaks, tallies & milestones we need to follow the match to the ultimate conclusion per the tournament rules. The excellent Soccerway also lists the ultimate Thistle defeat: https://ie.soccerway.com/teams/scotland/partick-thistle-fc/1909/matches/
  11. It was splendid that Gerry received recognition in his final year, for his big contribution to the Thistle cause 80s-00s, via both the Thistle Pin and the 4th minute reception during the recent Ayr United game. His manager's page at the Archive is now deepened with photos and scrapbook entries... Gerry Collins (manager) → Late-career Gerry Collins had his on-field Thistle moments too, SCORING (blimey!) once in a relegation battle and getting his hands on the Glasgow Cup in '89. Today, his player's page (expanded to 7 tabs) gets the full-monty treatment at the Archive... Gerry Collins (player) →
  12. On this day (24th May) 2003, the longest league season in Thistle history concludes with a 3-2 win at Hibs. While Lambie swans around Easter Road posing for photies, shaking hands and receiving presentations, it's the late GERRY COLLINS who masterminds the victory! ❤️💛 Read all about it in our now fully developed match hub... Hibs 2 Thistle 3 →
  13. All post-Rovers updates now in place at your Archive and the Jags continue to set new Scottish play-off records... Rovers 1 Thistle 2 → IT'S A HEARTACHE… ● The closing game of the 149th season of Partick Thistle F.C. ● Somewhat shockingly, at 30y, 1m, 6d, the starting eleven was the 6th oldest-known Partick Thistle team ever to take the field, and the oldest since Dick Campbell fielded a 30y, 1m, 12d old side in a 6-1 defeat away to Gretna in January 2006. ● With his brace on the night, it's 4-in-a-row for Blair Alston in terms of scoring Thistle's goals vs. Raith Rovers, matching the feats of Alex Stott (1952) and Harry Gibson (1928). It's 4 times the amount managed by Zak Rudden! ● In an unprecedented statistical quirk in the club's history, Thistle lead at the final whistle, only to lose the match on penalty kicks, a conundrum which left us scratching our heads over what to do for the best in terms of recording the outcome for the purposes of streaks, tallies and milestones. Statisically, we've concluded that the match can only be considered a loss, and our thought process is laid out in a newly created section on our About page. ● For the 33rd time, a Partick Thistle match goes to a penalty shoot-out, with the record now reading 14 wins and 19 losses. ● Partick Thistle become the first club in Scotland to lose play-off ties on penalties in 2 successive seasons. ● Partick Thistle lose a top-flight play-off tie in 3 successive seasons, matching the record of Hibernian (2016) and Dundee United (2019). ● Partick Thistle have lost twice as many top-flight play-off ties (6) than any other club in Scotland. ● 21-year-old Kieran Ngwenya plays his last game for the club. ● 21-year-old Lewis Neilson plays his last game for the club. ongoing sequences: ● 39 consecutive competitive appearances for Lewis Neilson, 15th Sep 2023 to date, a new personal best. (Longest run since: Steven Lawless - 60 games, 18th Feb 2023 to 6th Apr 2024. Club-record: Johnny Jackson - 313 games, 28th Aug 1926 to 25th Mar 1933.)
  14. Thank you all for the debate, all input much appreciated, and it kinda underlines why the question needed to be asked! Across here and Twitter 89 voted, and it was 63-26 in favour of recognising the 2006 promotion in our 'Honours' list. As of today, the deed is done: Partick Thistle FC honours list → Generally speaking, subjectivity is best avoided in these areas, and this is likely to be the last time we break away from 1st/2nd place competition finishes in the list. We're all agreed that, should ever we win a play-off to avoid relegation then it won't be classed as an 'honour'. Over 500 of our boys qualify for an honour of some sort and we look forward to rolling the tabs out at some stage. Meantime, you can get an idea of how this will look via 3 pages that were fast-forwarded to support recent 'Thistle Pin' launches: Neil Duffy → Peter Lindau → Brian Graham →
  15. This. We'd even settle for a second class ARR Craib Cup!
  16. Videos, reaction, reports, stats and whatnot all in place... Thistle 2 Airdrie 1 → DANGEROUS DUO ● Aidan Fitzpatrick becomes the first Jag (since our assists records began more than 10 years ago) to register double figures in both the goals and the assists column (11 & 10) in a single season. ● Brian Graham's opener means that he has now scored in a 16th (SIXTEENTH) consecutive month for Partick Thistle in competitive action. With a competitve game from last June, it's a freak-streak, but no surprise to us all the same! ● 78-goal Brian Graham enters the All-Time Top 20 of Partick Thistle's competitive goalscorers. ● 8-goal Brian Graham is now Thistle's third most prolific hitman vs. Airdrieonians; only Willie Sharp (18) and Willie Paul (9) have gone beyond that in competitive action. ● Brian Graham & Aidan Fitzpatrick - jointly acknowledged this week with a Thistle Pin - have an astonishing 49 (FORTY NINE) goals or assists between them this season, with Thistle having scored 84 goals in all competitions so far. ● Stuart Bannigan goes shoulder-to-shoulder with Kris Doolan on 403 competitive appearances (both also aligned on 401 'major competitive' appearances). Only 13 men have went further. ● Thistle have won 7-in-a-row when Colin Steven has been the referee! ● Airdrie become the most-consecutively-beaten club on Thistle territory in all of history. 11-in-a-row takes over from the 10-in-a-row vs. Raith Rovers (1912-1924). ● 4 of those who returned for the play-offs - Brian Graham, Luke McBeth, Aaron Muirhead & David Mitchell - continue 9 games unbeaten in all competitions. ongoing sequences: ● 37 consecutive competitive appearances for Lewis Neilson, 15th Sep 2023 to date, a new personal best. (Longest run since: Steven Lawless - 60 games, 18th Feb 2023 to 6th Apr 2024. Club-record: Johnny Jackson - 313 games, 28th Aug 1926 to 25th Mar 1933.)
  17. TJF's 20th Thistle Pin is announced today and it's a stormer! We've taken the opportunity to fast-forward some ideas on the player's profile pages, see what you think per below, all critique welcome. 07-May-2024 Telling the Partick Thistle story whilst raising a few quid for the club is a win-win all day, and The Jags Foundation have today announced that Aidan Fitzpatrick (20 direct goal involvements this season) and Brian Graham (20 league goals this season) are the latest co-stars for the 20th Thistle Pin! (Precision engineering, we like that.) The 'Boing Boing Pin' will go on sale on the online TJF shop (accessible by members only) on Wednesday 8th May at 7pm. By purchasing yours, you help TJF to meet their £10kpm pledge to the Football Club and £2kpm pledge to the Youth Academy, while also supporting good causes in the wider Thistle community. 07-May-2024 Aidan Fitzpatrick (New 'Summary Totals' idea implemented; 'Bio Extra' entry expanded; 'Every Game' tab introduced; 'Every Goal' tab now hyperlinked to match hubs; 'Scrapbook' tab introduced; 'Gallery' tab introduced; in-lockdown interview added to 'Video' tab. Aidan is the co-star of the 20th Jags Foundation pin announced today!) 07-May-2024 Brian Graham (New 'Summary Totals' idea implemented; 'Bio Extra' entry updated; 'Every Game' tab introduced; 'Every Goal' tab now hyperlinked to match hubs; extra entries added to 'Scrapbook' tab; 'Gallery' tab greatly expanded. Brian is the co-star of the 20th Jags Foundation pin announced today!)
  18. United 4 Thistle 1 → MIXED EMOTIONS ● Ben Stanway scores his first league goal for Thistle. Next target: to score in a match when Thistle don't get beat. ● Ross Stewart has now played 3, lost 3, with 11 goals conceded, and remains rooted to the bottom of the player's stats table for the season (see 'Full' tab). Ironically, his last clean-sheet came in March 2020 for Queen of the South at Firhill. A Thistle win that night would have meant no relegation! ● Ceiran Loney (16y, 1m, 20d) becomes the youngest Jag in history to make a league appearance. He takes over from Jamie McKenzie (16y, 4m, 21d) who set his record on 19th April 1997 in a 2-0 defeat away to Stirling Albion. ● Jags go three league games without a booking for the first time since February 2012. ● It's a third embarrassing defeat by (at least) a 3-goal margin versus Dundee United this season, an unwanted first in the H2H. ● 20-goal Brian Graham becomes the first Jag since Kris Doolan (2010-11) to finish as the Division's top goalscorer. He even wins when he's not playing! ongoing sequences: ● 30 games in 3rd place (30th Sep 2023 to date), an extension of the club-record for a position outwith outright top or bottom. Overall, it's the longest run since the club-record of 33 games in bottom pace (12th), set between 20th Sep 2003 and 15th May 2004. ● 35 consecutive competitive appearances for Lewis Neilson, 15th Sep 2023 to date, a new personal best. (Longest run since: Steven Lawless - 60 games, 18th Feb 2023 to 6th Apr 2024. Club-record: Johnny Jackson - 313 games, 28th Aug 1926 to 25th Mar 1933.)
  19. Yes! We try to avoid cherrypicking if at all possible, so all 1st / 2nd place for tournaments / challenge matches where there's been a trophy at stake have had an automatic credit. And, 'til now, the only cherrypicking instance outwith that has been to award the 'bronze' for the 3 x 3rd place finishes in the top tier which were outstanding achievements for our club. So, this would be the second instance of cherrypicking outwith the rules, not something we like to do if we can help it, but winning promotion is a big thing, so it certainly merits the question being asked...
  20. We're working on the Honours list in regards to players. This will follow our standard club honours list for first-team 11-a-sides... PTFC Honours List → At the moment, the Play-Off winners of 2005-06 are not included, but is there a case to be made that they should be? It's especially pertinent at the moment as we head, once more, into the madness! Please vote (poll closes Sunday-05-May 23:59) and it'd good to hear your thoughts on the subject...
  21. The TJF pins give us a good excuse to push forward design ideas for our player profile pages as we strive for the perfect template that can be rolled out en masse. Please have a click around on Neil Duffy's page and see what you think... any feedback / critique here is welcome... Neil Duffy →
  22. Today's entry is a wee cracker... 30-Apr-2024 30-Apr-1908 Partick Thistle 1 Hibernian 1 (SFL First Division - game 34) ('Scrapbook' tab introduced; 'Gallery' tab introduced - on this day 1908, Thistle say goodbye to Meadowside, and farewell to Partick. A miserable rainy night, only £9 drawn, but £30 due to Hibs! Cut short after 70 mins, but at least we didn't get beat…)
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