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14 minutes ago, Jaggernaut said:

Must admit that instead of all the speculation, I prefer to wait until new signings are actually announced,...

and then we can trash the new signings as journeymen, rejects, too old, etc. before they go on to confirm those things that all the supporters could foresee while the management was blind.

The problem with that is there has been an almost penny pinching attitude for many a year at Firhill which has resulted in many seasons signings being left to the last day.

This would mean having little to discuss all summer till the last day of the season.  Granted the trend has been bucked a little this season with the signings of Dowds, Milne and Muirhead.  But we still are well short of players, not least in the attacking/forward areas

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1 minute ago, Garscube Road End 2 said:

I shall leave that to your imagination my good lady!

Because your mind is frazzled by the idea of defining something you write? :clapping:

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1 minute ago, Jaggernaut said:

Because your mind is frazzled by the idea of defining something you write? :clapping:

My brain isn't so frazzled as to see that PTFC's management team aren't up to moving us forward on the playing field. Unlike yourself maybe?

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47 minutes ago, Garscube Road End 2 said:

I shall leave that to your imagination my good lady!

Sorry, still none the wiser, and I've an ok imagination. I've asked on here quite a few times what a "fanboy" is and never once has anybody given me an answer.   Still never heard the word being used in conversation only on forums.

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1 hour ago, Third Lanark said:

The problem with that is there has been an almost penny pinching attitude for many a year at Firhill which has resulted in many seasons signings being left to the last day.

This would mean having little to discuss all summer till the last day of the season.  Granted the trend has been bucked a little this season with the signings of Dowds, Milne and Muirhead.  But we still are well short of players, not least in the attacking/forward areas

Good post @Third Lanark. I’m surprised to read that McCall thinks our midfield was good this season. It’s one of the worst midfields I’ve seen at Firhill. As some might say, powderpuff. 

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2 hours ago, Garscube Road End 2 said:

My brain isn't so frazzled as to see that PTFC's management team aren't up to moving us forward on the playing field. Unlike yourself maybe?

But they have moved us forward. Objectively speaking, we are further forward than when they took over. Yes it was a step backwards before 2 steps forward but I can live with that.

Whether they can take us further forward remains to be seen, but we are on an upward trend at the moment.

 

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46 minutes ago, Duke Gekantawa said:

But they have moved us forward. Objectively speaking, we are further forward than when they took over. Yes it was a step backwards before 2 steps forward but I can live with that.

Whether they can take us further forward remains to be seen, but we are on an upward trend at the moment.

 

Since January we have been on a downward spiral. We haven't had a good 90 mins. From where we were at the point it has been an awful decline. I certainly don't think they are moving us forward. Initially 2 steps forward then 3 steps back. A manager who didn't have an earthly on how to fix it. We only made the play offs due to Raith Rovers' collapse. Our form from January was of relegation proportions. And witness the dreadful sequence of results against teams fighting relegation. Morton( x2) Dunfermline by 4-1, Hamilton by 4-0 and last game at Ayr 3-1, going on 5 or 6. Pitiful stuff. That is not moving forward, but going backwards.

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4 hours ago, lady-isobel-barnett said:

What is a "fanboy"?

It used to refer to male fans of nerdier subjects like comic books or Dr. Who.  It’s evolved a bit and now is used to denote any male having a borderline romantic obsession with a topic or person.

Used in a sentence:  “The Marvel fanboys from ComicCon got into a fight with the Ian McCall fanboys.  No one was harmed, although several calculators were broken and Gerry can’t find his asthma medication.”

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9 hours ago, ChiThistle said:

It used to refer to male fans of nerdier subjects like comic books or Dr. Who.  It’s evolved a bit and now is used to denote any male having a borderline romantic obsession with a topic or person.

Used in a sentence:  “The Marvel fanboys from ComicCon got into a fight with the Ian McCall fanboys.  No one was harmed, although several calculators were broken and Gerry can’t find his asthma medication.”

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Thanks for that, Chi. Finally got there after two or three years of the asking.

So as I now read it when some folk accuse someone of being a Thistle fanboy/fangirl and they think they're making a disparaging remark, they may in fact not be. Maybe kinda like being called a "happy clapper" by people who boo Jags players during a game.  

Your next task, should you accept the mission, is to let me know what's the antithesis of "fanboy".  :)

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20 minutes ago, lady-isobel-barnett said:

:D

Thanks for that, Chi. Finally got there after two or three years of the asking.

So as I now read it when some folk accuse someone of being a Thistle fanboy/fangirl and they think they're making a disparaging remark, they may in fact not be. Maybe kinda like being called a "happy clapper" by people who boo Jags players during a game.  

Your next task, should you accept the mission, is to let me know what's the antithesis of "fanboy".  :)

Garscube Road End 2 !

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3 hours ago, Garscube Road End 2 said:

Got in before me!

I’ll get in before you and say you are luckily not going to the Broch. @elevenoneits Ochilview now for your round 

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5 hours ago, lady-isobel-barnett said:

:D

Thanks for that, Chi. Finally got there after two or three years of the asking.

So as I now read it when some folk accuse someone of being a Thistle fanboy/fangirl and they think they're making a disparaging remark, they may in fact not be. Maybe kinda like being called a "happy clapper" by people who boo Jags players during a game.  

Your next task, should you accept the mission, is to let me know what's the antithesis of "fanboy".  :)

I am pretty sure the word describing the antithesis has been around longer than “fanboy”….

That word is “hater” and I believe it’s still gender-neutral.

Although I’m now singing a version of Avril Lavigne’s first hit: “He was a hater boy, I said see you later boy…” and I do NOT like how it’s sticking in my head.

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48 minutes ago, ChiThistle said:

I am pretty sure the word describing the antithesis has been around longer than “fanboy”….

That word is “hater” and I believe it’s still gender-neutral.

Although I’m now singing a version of Avril Lavigne’s first hit: “He was a hater boy, I said see you later boy…” and I do NOT like how it’s sticking in my head.

She certainly hated skating. Not sure if she liked other types of fish 

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1 minute ago, sandy said:

She certainly hated skating. Not sure if she liked other types of fish 

I am a big fan of the Patrick Troughton and John Pertwee reincarnations of ‘Dr Who.’ I am a senior citizen. Does that make me a ‘fan boy’ or  what???!!

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2 minutes ago, denismcquadeno.eleven said:

I am a big fan of the Patrick Troughton and John Pertwee reincarnations of ‘Dr Who.’ I am a senior citizen. Does that make me a ‘fan boy’ or  what???!!

I might be a fan boy too, cos I remember watching Jon Pertwee live on cooncil telly. I was just a wee bit young to remember Troughton ;)

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26 minutes ago, denismcquadeno.eleven said:

I am a big fan of the Patrick Troughton and John Pertwee reincarnations of ‘Dr Who.’ I am a senior citizen. Does that make me a ‘fan boy’ or  what???!!

A “whippersnapper”, too young to remember the true great William Hartnell

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50 minutes ago, Dick Dastardly said:

A “whippersnapper”, too young to remember the true great William Hartnell

No, I do remember the first Dr Who. Saw the very first episode, which was slightly delayed because of John F Kennedy’s assassination. I liked Hartnell as the grandfather, and particularly the historical times  he visited, never repeated as frequently with other Dr Who eras. He was known for forgetting and fluffing lines in his later episodes, known as his ‘Billy-fluffs’ but he was quite an old man by then and not very well. And, crucially the series went out, ‘live.’  He was the first doctor,  the iconic Daleks and Cybermen started during his era and of course all the original aspects which are key to the series even today, eg the tardis as a 1963 police box, companions, travelling back/forward in time plus the fact his ‘ship’ is bigger on the inside than outside, first began almost sixty years ago and carries on today. Remarkable, really, I think.

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4 hours ago, denismcquadeno.eleven said:

No, I do remember the first Dr Who. Saw the very first episode, which was slightly delayed because of John F Kennedy’s assassination

I never knew that. I too saw the first episode but as far as I mind it went out as scheduled on yon Saturday night.  

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7 hours ago, lady-isobel-barnett said:

I never knew the 

I never knew that. I too saw the first episode but as far as I mind it went out as scheduled on yon Saturday night.  

It did but was repeated the following Saturday. (According to wikipediea! I remember the episode but am too young to remember that detail).

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9 hours ago, lady-isobel-barnett said:

I never knew the 

I never knew that. I too saw the first episode but as far as I mind it went out as scheduled on yon Saturday night.  

It did, but was delayed just for a few minutes, because of a news report which took place just before. It still went out on the same day. I remember that assassination because of the reaction of my mum and dad. Kids always notice when their parents act a bit differently eg being upset or worried about something. I got the same feeling, before this, during the Cuban missile crisis, which was very scary.

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