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Thanks very much for your excellent suggestion Jagger, yes it has been discussed. We have the material and the platform, just not so sure about the will and the energy. It is a free platform by Thistle fans for Thistle fans, so if anyone wants to go for it, get in touch. For such a mammoth undertaking it'd probably be wise to touch base with the club for their approval before any effort was wasted.

From time to time we experiment with future plans e.g. Alan Hansen → for players potential. Re your specific query, we previously used the Celtic '71 game → as an experiment with a Match Programme tab, check it out. The programme has both a video and a clickable image gallery on that example.

Some more bits n bobs of Archive News...

We finally found a decent report on the game at the City Ground in March '66. HT scores now 100% complete for 1965-66 →! It's these little things, ye know?

We've found a new match lurking in the Perthshire Advertiser; the Jags were at Muirton Park in April 1952 →. Interesting side note: Jimmy McGowan faced up to his younger brother, Ally, for the one and only time in their professional careers!

Discovering new matches is always exciting - none more so than the one we found the other week hiding in plain sight in the Glasgow Herald - Partick Thistle 1 Rangers 0 →, a testimonial match for Frank Branscombe. We make that FIFTY FOUR Partick Thistle wins over Rangers, an excellent tally, even if it is out of fashion!

As a result of the aforementioned discovery, JOHN COLQUHOUN belatedly takes his place in our Goalies' Clean-Sheet Debutants Club →, and becomes the first Jag to do so against Rangers.

John's one of 177 goalies that we've had, and our end-of-season update table → (fully sortable) compares them at all at-a-glance. Jamie 'ratio' Sneddon is up to joint 13th in overall clean-sheets, with a great opportunity to rise next season.

 

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Sorry, but why Twitter, and not just here?

When I click on Twitter I get a lot of sh*te about what interests me, how do I want to get started, etc. etc. I don't have time or energy for that. 

Honestly, why Twitter? And what if Twitter then recommends that it goes to a new place....?

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I get what you're saying Jagger, I feel the same myself about Facebook.

I suppose the post above is just meant to act as a prompt to get folks to read the news on the home page →.  All 25 are listed there for anyone to explore. The new gallery tabs have captions which are pretty much saying the same thing as the tweets. I'd hope that anyone interested in Thistle history has our home page bookmarked and checks in often to see what's happening. That is thee place for sharing our work.

Why Twitter for that thread? I'm just trying to spread the Jaggy gospel as far and wide as possible (albeit there's only so much one man can do). That main tweet has over 4,000 views and 30 likes. As a result of it, the Celtic Wiki are digging for more missing players, as is a Newcastle historian. The Arbroath Archive got in touch with another two previously unseen Jagsmen. A fair few of the 25 submissions came from Twitter people too.

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15 hours ago, The Thistle Archive said:

I get what you're saying Jagger, I feel the same myself about Facebook.

I suppose the post above is just meant to act as a prompt to get folks to read the news on the home page →.  All 25 are listed there for anyone to explore. The new gallery tabs have captions which are pretty much saying the same thing as the tweets. I'd hope that anyone interested in Thistle history has our home page bookmarked and checks in often to see what's happening. That is thee place for sharing our work.

Why Twitter for that thread? I'm just trying to spread the Jaggy gospel as far and wide as possible (albeit there's only so much one man can do). That main tweet has over 4,000 views and 30 likes. As a result of it, the Celtic Wiki are digging for more missing players, as is a Newcastle historian. The Arbroath Archive got in touch with another two previously unseen Jagsmen. A fair few of the 25 submissions came from Twitter people too.

That clearly answers my curmudgeonly question, thanks!

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We're on a great run of unveiling never-seen-before (by us) Jagsmen lately. It's a combination of catch-up post-database-crash, some inspired digging by ourselves and some great contributions from modern-day descendants. Five more have been added since we last posted here, taking us up to the great milestone of 1,300 Jagsmen with a face to their name.

Yep, after some 10 years of digging, scanning, cropping and whatnot, we're seeing our 1,300th Partick Thistle player (John Hastie) image today, and what a cracking shot it is; all the way from his great granddaughter, Ros, in Australia.

It's a huge gathering, and possibly even the largest tally of first team player images of any club side in the world. Special mentions for Stuart Deans for breaking the ground with this task many moons ago, and to Joe Kelly for all his great digging in recent times. We'll keep at it, you just never know what could still be lurking out there!

Incidentally, just like Doolan vs. County, we've passed the milestone immediately (behind the scenes) and we'll have news of this shortly when they've been applied.

Full details (and keep your eye on) our home page news... →

 

p.s.  Could you help with our missing player images?

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:help: The good news is that the annual update for our On This Day feature has been completed, with reports on all the 2021-22 matches, the day rankings re-tabulated, and all the newly found births and deaths duly loaded. The bad news is that it's stubbornly refusing to embed into our home page (via a cross-site i-frame kind-of-thing).

As can be seen on the home page today →, it can still be viewed by opening a new window, albeit that's not ideal. If anyone with I.T. or programming know-how could offer some assistance please we'd be very pleased to receive it, please get in touch →

 

 

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Quick question Mr Archive, can I go to a different date for In This Day info? 

Asking for a friend who might be 59 in July ;) 

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3 hours ago, sandy said:

Quick question Mr Archive, can I go to a different date for In This Day info? 

Asking for a friend who might be 59 in July ;) 

What date, i'll do you a special?

Former programme editors Niall Kennedy and Tom Hosie wrote mini pen pics for our players from 1982 to the end of the 90s which featured in a millennium special back in the day. They've allowed us to reproduce them on the Archive for everyone to enjoy again, which was very decent of them. These give some much-needed flavour to our rather robotic introduction bios. 267 player profiles have been duly improved today, full list on the home page →

p.s. If anyone wants to write a pen pic for any of their favourite players not already covered then get in touch →

 

 

 

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“Denis, Denis McQuade! Everyone sing his name!“ (Sung to the tune of pop song of the time: “ Rupert The Bear! Catchy tune!

Many times I joined in with singing this song about my favourite player, in my usual spot in the shed. In the pic, he’s wearing one of my favourite ‘change’ strips. Saw the Jags wearing it when they hammered Ferranti Thistle, in a Scottish cup game at Firhill Was the game on a Sunday?

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2 hours ago, denismcquadeno.eleven said:

“Denis, Denis McQuade! Everyone sing his name!“ (Sung to the tune of pop song of the time: “ Rupert The Bear! Catchy tune!

Many times I joined in with singing this song about my favourite player, in my usual spot in the shed. In the pic, he’s wearing one of my favourite ‘change’ strips. Saw the Jags wearing it when they hammered Forres Mechanics, in a Scottish cup game at Firhill Was the game on a Sunday?

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Ferranti Thistle it was and the game was on a Sunday. 6-0 (or was it 6-1?)

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1 hour ago, jaggy said:

Ferranti Thistle it was and the game was on a Sunday. 6-0 (or was it 6-1?)

Why did I say Forres? They both start with an ‘F’ at least! Ferranti became Meadowbank Thistle, which in turn became Livingstone. We scored six that day and FT were a long way short of the level we were on. Now, they’re in the top tier and we…..

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Fun fact for you D; our record margin of victory over Livingston (we include all 3 incarnations in the same H2H) is 5 and it was achieved 3 times, once against each of them! Check the H2H here → then select the record scores tab to check it out.

Re the game it was definitely a Sunday as you can from the same link above, and if you click on the match result you'll see our wee potted report for the game in question.

I see the League fixtures are out, always an exciting day in the calendar. Looking forward to meeting 'The Broch' for the first time, and first-footing Queen's Park @ Lesser Hampden sounds good (in theory). All 42 match hub skeletons are now in place, as well as the season overview page →
 

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32 minutes ago, The Thistle Archive said:

Fun fact for you D; our record margin of victory over Livingston (we include all 3 incarnations in the same H2H) is 5 and it was achieved 3 times, once against each of them! Check the H2H here → then select the record scores tab to check it out.

Re the game it was definitely a Sunday as you can from the same link above, and if you click on the match result you'll see our wee potted report for the game in question.

I see the League fixtures are out, always an exciting day in the calendar. Looking forward to meeting 'The Broch' for the first time, and first-footing Queen's Park @ Lesser Hampden sounds good (in theory). All 42 match hub skeletons are now in place, as well as the season overview page →
 

Thanks for this. Things I recall well, others are hazier, but I had a feeling Ronnie Glavin did very well in this game and his documented hat- trick here proves it! Ronnie was deployed for a time as a striker, after Jimmy Bone was transferred to Norwich City, and he wasn’t bad in that role. Charlie Smith could play in Ronnie’s midfield role and was signed in the late 60s-before Ronnie’s emergence for that purpose. But, Charlie never really made the position his own, being out of the team at times and of course it was Ronnie who lined up in the no.4 shirt in the ‘71 Lge Cup Final. Ronnie was a very combative, hard-tackling midfielder, with a creative side  really, and that was his best position. But, he could score too! By the time of this game, Thistle had a great replacement for Bone-Joe Craig, and he scored two of of the six goals v Ferranti. Funny, that match was played in January, but I recall the game being played on a sunny, fine day. Maybe, my mind is playing tricks again!! I always liked that red change strip, the jersey being the exact colour combination reverse of the first choice shirt. Wonder how many times Thistle actually played in it. I bought a few cotton replicas of Thistle shirts from the 60s/70s from ‘T.O.F.F.S’ but I was disappointed they never did this one. The card above obviously shows Denis wearing it, but cards were also issued showing Bobby Lawrie, Brian Ralston, Johnny Gibson and Charlie Smith wearing it too. Certainly one of my ‘favourites’, I think it was also worn with light blue shorts. Re: Ronnie-I attended a Leeds United v Barnsley match in the early 1980s. Leeds were favourites but, towards the end of the game, the score was 1-1. Suddenly, near the final whistle, up pops Ronnie to grab the winner! The Leeds fans were fuming! Ronnie Glavin is still very highly thought of by ‘Tykes’ fans as one of their ‘Greats.’

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14 hours ago, denismcquadeno.eleven said:

Thanks for this. Things I recall well, others are hazier, but I had a feeling Ronnie Glavin did very well in this game and his documented hat- trick here proves it! Ronnie was deployed for a time as a striker, after Jimmy Bone was transferred to Norwich City, and he wasn’t bad in that role. Charlie Smith could play in Ronnie’s midfield role and was signed in the late 60s-before Ronnie’s emergence for that purpose. But, Charlie never really made the position his own, being out of the team at times and of course it was Ronnie who lined up in the no.4 shirt in the ‘71 Lge Cup Final. Ronnie was a very combative, hard-tackling midfielder, with a creative side  really, and that was his best position. But, he could score too! By the time of this game, Thistle had a great replacement for Bone-Joe Craig, and he scored two of of the six goals v Ferranti. Funny, that match was played in January, but I recall the game being played on a sunny, fine day. Maybe, my mind is playing tricks again!! I always liked that red change strip, the jersey being the exact colour combination reverse of the first choice shirt. Wonder how many times Thistle actually played in it. I bought a few cotton replicas of Thistle shirts from the 60s/70s from ‘T.O.F.F.S’ but I was disappointed they never did this one. The card above obviously shows Denis wearing it, but cards were also issued showing Bobby Lawrie, Brian Ralston, Johnny Gibson and Charlie Smith wearing it too. Certainly one of my ‘favourites’, I think it was also worn with light blue shorts. Re: Ronnie-I attended a Leeds United v Barnsley match in the early 1980s. Leeds were favourites but, towards the end of the game, the score was 1-1. Suddenly, near the final whistle, up pops Ronnie to grab the winner! The Leeds fans were fuming! Ronnie Glavin is still very highly thought of by ‘Tykes’ fans as one of their ‘Greats.’

Decent video of Glavin talking mostly about his time at Barnsley here:

 

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On 6/17/2022 at 8:57 PM, denismcquadeno.eleven said:

Thanks for this. Things I recall well, others are hazier, but I had a feeling Ronnie Glavin did very well in this game and his documented hat- trick here proves it! Ronnie was deployed for a time as a striker, after Jimmy Bone was transferred to Norwich City, and he wasn’t bad in that role. Charlie Smith could play in Ronnie’s midfield role and was signed in the late 60s-before Ronnie’s emergence for that purpose. But, Charlie never really made the position his own, being out of the team at times and of course it was Ronnie who lined up in the no.4 shirt in the ‘71 Lge Cup Final. Ronnie was a very combative, hard-tackling midfielder, with a creative side  really, and that was his best position. But, he could score too! By the time of this game, Thistle had a great replacement for Bone-Joe Craig, and he scored two of of the six goals v Ferranti. Funny, that match was played in January, but I recall the game being played on a sunny, fine day. Maybe, my mind is playing tricks again!! I always liked that red change strip, the jersey being the exact colour combination reverse of the first choice shirt. Wonder how many times Thistle actually played in it. I bought a few cotton replicas of Thistle shirts from the 60s/70s from ‘T.O.F.F.S’ but I was disappointed they never did this one. The card above obviously shows Denis wearing it, but cards were also issued showing Bobby Lawrie, Brian Ralston, Johnny Gibson and Charlie Smith wearing it too. Certainly one of my ‘favourites’, I think it was also worn with light blue shorts. Re: Ronnie-I attended a Leeds United v Barnsley match in the early 1980s. Leeds were favourites but, towards the end of the game, the score was 1-1. Suddenly, near the final whistle, up pops Ronnie to grab the winner! The Leeds fans were fuming! Ronnie Glavin is still very highly thought of by ‘Tykes’ fans as one of their ‘Greats.’

When that red strip with yellow trimmings appeared I kind of thought it was too much like an Aberdeen or Stirling Albion strip, as those teams played in red. Of course the blue shorts didn't chime with that feeling!

But in retrospect,  like many so many other things in life, I only really appreciate it now that it's gone.

But that sentiment doesn't apply across the board!

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On 6/19/2022 at 2:25 PM, Jaggernaut said:

When that red strip with yellow trimmings appeared I kind of thought it was too much like an Aberdeen or Stirling Albion strip, as those teams played in red. Of course the blue shorts didn't chime with that feeling!

But in retrospect,  like many so many other things in life, I only really appreciate it now that it's gone.

But that sentiment doesn't apply across the board!

You’ve certainly got to use your critical faculties more where directors of  football clubs are concerned and, crucially, their ‘actions! boom boom!

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