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What a terrific read. Thanks to The Thistle Archivists.

But, have I missed something here?:

"Trivia fans may be pleased to know that, as current knowledge has it, India is the third-known country (after Scotland & Northern Ireland) to have birthed a Jag."

Surely England must be in there? Or, have I indeed failed to understand?

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1 hour ago, The Thistle Archive said:

It's true, debut-dates-wise we go from John Hendry (Northern Ireland) in 1879 to James Ward (India) in 1881 to Tom Maley (England) in 1884. Then a long gap to Maurice Parry (Wales) in 1909.

 

 

Got it, thanks!

Third in chronological order, not in overall order.

Note to self: Think harder!

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:detective:  HISTORY REPEATING


 ● For only the 4th time in history, Thistle repeat an away League fixture, exactly one year on. The only previous occurrences were at Rangers (2-Jan-1909), Rangers (2-Jan-1930) and Celtic (20-Dec-2017). All repeats have ended with the same outcome as the year before! What's more, in the latest case, goals from Brian Graham & Scott Tiffoney ensured the win on both occasions, making for a very unique stat in Thistle history.
 ● With Kyle Turner being suspended, Jack McMillan and Steven Lawless become the last two standing in terms of a 100% competitive appearance record this season.
 ● Brian Graham scores his 38th competitive goal for Partick Thistle, and this matches his previous best at any other club, set with Raith Rovers 2011-2013.
 ● Scott Tiffoney has scored for Thistle in 3 consecutive away games at New Douglas Park.
 ● Aaron Muirhead and Ross Docherty get on the assists chart for the season, bringing the player spread to 14. The greatest spread since records began (19) was set in 2019-20.
 ● Thistle go 4 without defeat at New Douglas Park, 20th July 2019 to date.

 ongoing sequences:
 ● 8 competitive home games without defeat; 19th Jul 2022 to date. (Longest run since: 8 games; 3rd Mar 2020 to 5th Dec 2020. Club-record: 24 games; 5th May 2001 to 17th Aug 2002.)
 ● 16 consecutive competitive appearances for Jack McMillan (a new personal best) & Steven Lawless, 9th Jul 2022 to date. (Longest run since: Kyle Turner - 16 games, 6th May 2022 to 7th Oct 2022. Club-record: Johnny Jackson - 313 games, 28th Aug 1926 to 25th Mar 1933.)

 

Keep up with Stats Watch and all the rest of it via our home page news →

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8 minutes ago, The Thistle Archive said:
Still trying to add 'Bio Extras' for those born on a daily basis. If anyone fancies writing for any favourite player not yet covered then please get in touch. Born OTD 1875 was WILLIAM WALLACE and his entry is a cracker! 

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Not the last time we would pip Morton to a title as well. :happy2:

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1 hour ago, Jaggernaut said:

 Consecutive home games without defeat: (Club-record: 24 games; 5th May 2001 to 17th Aug 2002).

Wow, that's some record, which many of us on here must have seen unfold before our disbelieving eyes.

Hard to imagine that being bettered these days!

I’m guessing the game before 5th May was the QOS/Cassidy game? If so I think we must have been on a run before that because we didn’t lose many at home that season

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2 hours ago, jaggy said:

I’m guessing the game before 5th May was the QOS/Cassidy game? If so I think we must have been on a run before that because we didn’t lose many at home that season

Why guess, 2 secs to look it up. From our top bar select matches then 2000-01 and you're there...

http://thethistlearchive.net/2000-01

Would have been more than 40 if they hadn't taken their foot off the gas!

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12 minutes of a 25 minute 'Current Account' episode is available to view at the BBC Archive, rejoice! Largely filmed 30-Oct-1976 (Thistle 2 Rangers 1) although footage of the game is sadly blacked out. Unmissable, click link below!

https://discover.bbcrewind.co.uk/asset/628547ea4b0a950023598c58

 

 

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16 minutes ago, East Kent Jag II said:

Until I looked at the content, I thought you meant the pyrotechnic version of flares!

Great to see the late great Thistle men - Bertie Auld; Ian Archer and Brian ( Not Jackie) Whittaker.

A great obituary in the Celtic Wiki for Brian.

 Definitley not the pyrotechnic type, the trouser type. 

Agree re the late greats.

Just add some of that content nearly x rated. Keep your shorts on when the camera's are about. 

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CONFIRMED: 148 unbroken seasons of Partick Thistle FC!

Our young club fell off the radar in 1876-77 but - at long, long last - we've found not one, but TWO first-team matches, both in the dying embers of that second season. The two games - away to Partick Ramblers & Smithfield - are now databased and the match hubs accessible via the 1876-77 page →

Since the 'Official History' book in excess of 200 games have been found (many in competitions) but our latest two finds are the most precious of all. Not only do they give us an unbroken history, our first-known players & scorers are assigned as:

John Inglis →

Jack Beattie →

T. Brown →

Enjoy your history Jags fans, and spread the word!

 

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7 hours ago, The Thistle Archive said:

CONFIRMED: 148 unbroken seasons of Partick Thistle FC!

Our young club fell off the radar in 1876-77 but - at long, long last - we've found not one, but TWO first-team matches, both in the dying embers of that second season. The two games - away to Partick Ramblers & Smithfield - are now databased and the match hubs accessible via the 1876-77 page →

Since the 'Official History' book in excess of 200 games have been found (many in competitions) but our latest two finds are the most precious of all. Not only do they give us an unbroken history, our first-known players & scorers are assigned as:

John Inglis →

Jack Beattie →

T. Brown →

Enjoy your history Jags fans, and spread the word!

 

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Whole season of wall to wall victories without losing a goal. What's not to like?

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It was a happy accident that led to our stumbling across into the 1877 Partick Ramblers game, and it caused us to look, look and look again. Et voila... yet another TWO new first-team games have been discovered in our story, which seems destined never to end. We always look upon blank Saturdays as extremely suspicious and it's a case of slowing down an trawling more surely to squeeze out everything we possibly can.

We had already played Partick home and away just months earlier, so it seems strange that we should do so again, but that's what occurred in May 1882, in what seems like a two-legged grand challenge to finish the season off. Reports of the previous February game had talked of a partisan derby atmosphere and that the ground (Inchview) was pandemonium. The scoreline in that one had been reported as 2-2 or 3-1 or 5-2 to Thistle! We speculate, but perhaps the result was disputed by both clubs and this extra challenge was designed to settle things once and for all.

A new player, Taylor , goes into our A-Z as a result of this find.


13-May-1882 Partick 2 Partick Thistle 3 (Friendly) →

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The second of the two newly discovered games with Partick, 11 days later, a 4-2 win on aggregate if you like. A Wednesday evening affair for the shipyard workers to let off some steam! The 'Stats Watch' entry makes for some interesting reading - note the continuing dominance at Jordanvale.

24-May-1882 Partick Thistle 1 Partick 0 (Friendly) →

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Amazing trawling by the Archives teams to provide us with these kinds of information.

Got to admit that I often use the Official History as a kind of bible ( or at least as a reference point), but it's clear that it's incomplete and has many "trivial" errors (players missing, misspelt names etc.). I wonder if one day it could be updated.....

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1 hour ago, Jaggernaut said:

Amazing trawling by the Archives teams to provide us with these kinds of information.

Got to admit that I often use the Official History as a kind of bible ( or at least as a reference point), but it's clear that it's incomplete and has many "trivial" errors (players missing, misspelt names etc.). I wonder if one day it could be updated.....

I so miss that book of the Official History. I had it, but lost it in a few house moves. Sob!

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3 hours ago, Jaggernaut said:

Got to admit that I often use the Official History as a kind of bible ( or at least as a reference point), but it's clear that it's incomplete and has many "trivial" errors (players missing, misspelt names etc.). I wonder if one day it could be updated.....

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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7 hours ago, The Thistle Archive said:

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.

 

 

 

Around 500 people paid up front for the OH (their names are listed at the back of the book), thereby guaranteeing the production cost. An updated version might use that model too.

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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

 

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