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9 hours ago, lady-isobel-barnett said:

Thanks for the alert. Just ordered the paperback version.

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Just got my copy of Mark Fleming's book, and looking forward to reading it. I'm guessing it's a print-on-demand deal, as my copy was printed for/by Amazon..... in Japan! I'd like to think that this is the first one here, but many thousands more will follow........

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44 minutes ago, The Thistle Archive said:

Our latest page, the Illustrated Top 50 competitive scorers is worth a look...

 

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Oh for a Willie in our current team! No plays on the name please-keep it clean.

7 in the list, including the top 2, which includes you know who....

I remember quite a few on the list. Kris, Dave McParland, Tommy Ewing, Coulston and Bone, Joe Craig ,& not forgetting one of my favourite Jags, Dougie Somner.

Good work!

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Quite a list of players. I have had the pleasure of meeting and having my photo taken with 3 of them. Chris Erskine when he and Callum Booth visited young Robert in hospital. Kris Doolan when myself and Angela McPhee  presented him with the disabled supporters player of the year trophy which was named in Robert's memory, a few hours later  myself and @jagman presented Kris with the 100 goals trophy. Dougie Somner at a player of the year dance in the late seventies.

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A really well put together list. :thumbsup2:

Not many hattricks amongst the more recent players there. I imagine that can be put down largely to multiple subs and formations where you play a lone striker. 

I reckon Liam Buchanan would've made the top 50 had he not been out with that bad injury. 

 

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11 minutes ago, jaggy said:

I only see 49 on the list up to Gerry Britton, am I missing something?

Just done a head count.  There are 50 players on the list. There are joint scorers, including Gerry Britton, but I make it 50.

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44 minutes ago, East Kent Jag II said:

Just done a head count.  There are 50 players on the list. There are joint scorers, including Gerry Britton, but I make it 50.

I was being dumb, I just looked through the list without looking at the numbers and forgot about joint scorers :partyhat:

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MoJo had a really excellent goal scoring rate considering the time he spent with the Jags. If he had stayed 10 years at the same rate he would have  been up there with Messrs Sharp and Paul. 

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Just randomly taking the guys who have scored 55 or 56 goals.

Imagine having a front five of Maurice Johnston, Jim Melrose, Bobby Howitt, Chris Erskine and Ronnie Glavin.

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12 hours ago, lady-isobel-barnett said:

A really well put together list. :thumbsup2:

Not many hattricks amongst the more recent players there. I imagine that can be put down largely to multiple subs and formations where you play a lone striker. 

I reckon Liam Buchanan would've made the top 50 had he not been out with that bad injury. 

 

Thank you!

In all games it's 40 hat-tricks in the 1940s, 3 in the 2010s!

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Everyone at The Thistle Archive is pleased to support Phil's excellent RedYellow.org  fan merchandise initiative. With all profits donated to PTFC, it's a win-win with Christmas coming up and a great product range on offer. The footer of every page at The Thistle Archive now has a handy link through to the shop. 'mon the Jags!

 

 

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I'm grateful for this.

The Archive guys contacted me this week with this very kind offer. I was genuinely touched.

It's a great idea that Partick Thistle fans online initiatives should support one another. The Thistle Archive is a fantastic resource for all Jags fans, mind-boggling I its scope. I tip my hat and will be putting links to the site on RedYellow.org this weekend.

Once again big thanks to The Archive Four. Now, into this mob Thistle!

 

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Loving reading through the random facts but this one really caught my eye

The rather timid 1-0 defeat at Firhill against Airdrie in the League Cup on 12/8/1967 won't live long in the memory but the match did have one bizarre feature. The pitch markings were red.

Anyone explain why the pitch markings were red? Can't because of a frozen or snow covered pitch going by the date

 

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18 hours ago, fifexile said:

Loving reading through the random facts but this one really caught my eye

The rather timid 1-0 defeat at Firhill against Airdrie in the League Cup on 12/8/1967 won't live long in the memory but the match did have one bizarre feature. The pitch markings were red.

Anyone explain why the pitch markings were red? Can't because of a frozen or snow covered pitch going by the date

 

Since I wrote that you might reasonably expect me to know the answer - but I don't  FE.   IIRC none of the press reports knew either.

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11 hours ago, fifexile said:

Loving reading through the random facts but this one really caught my eye

The rather timid 1-0 defeat at Firhill against Airdrie in the League Cup on 12/8/1967 won't live long in the memory but the match did have one bizarre feature. The pitch markings were red.

Anyone explain why the pitch markings were red? Can't because of a frozen or snow covered pitch going by the date

 

Maybe blood, to intimidate the opponents?

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