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  2. And look at the f-----g mess they made of it.
  3. Jordanhill Jag

    Archie Interview

    And that includes promotion a top six finish and our longest stint in the SPL
  4. partickthedog

    Squid

    I was working in the office on my birthday a few years ago, when a colleague said that someone from the bank was in the meeting room, and that I had to go and see them. Was annoyed that my day was being invaded by a bank manager trying to get me to open an account I didn't need, so I went through somewhat reluctantly and sulkily. My colleague said, "this is Chris from the bank" and I thought he looked quite young to be in a senior position in a bank. Then the penny finally dropped even more slowly than Gary Caldwell turns round a tanker. Fortunately I still have the photographs and the signed mouse mat to prove it. What a humble self-effacing, humorous guy,. Could have talked to him for hours. Always had time and consideration for the fans, as AJ has testified so eloquently on Robert Junior's behalf. Absolutely brilliant player and some fantastic goals and also assists over the years. The cross for Doolan to clinch top 6 against Motherwell was amazing. The famous goals have already been highlighted, but led me add a few which are perhaps less celebrated, but still precious memories: 1) Vital volleyed equaliser at Airdrie when our promotion campaign was flagging in the deep mid-winter. 2) Last season's league opener at Hibs (who unfortunately then came from behind). 3) Double at Falkirk in a 3-2 success. 4) 3rd goal at Ross County watched by the 150 of us who braved Storm Barbara. 5) Ross County again, less than a year ago, a superb volley to take the lead in a nervy relegation fixture. 6) That first hint of brilliance with the swooping finish against Liverpool in Archie's testimonial. 7) His joy in scoring a peach against Falkirk at Firhill just a few months ago. And there are so many more. Unashamedly my favourite player of the past decade. Just loved that slightly goofy hangdog expression and the way that he could laugh at himself in post-match interviews. I will still be supporting Thistle home and away, but a little part of what makes the Jags so special has been lost. Hopefully there are new heroes to come and that gap will be filled in time. All the best to Squiddy/the Bridge/Big Bird in his new aquarium/aviary. Just thankful he is not in the same league as us.
  5. lady-isobel-barnett

    Centenary Fund

    That's a relief. Things are really looking up at the Club. All we need now is for our chairperson to reply to emails from Bowen Boys and Fawlty Towers and we'll be one big happy family once again.
  6. dibble

    Squid

    Good luck to chris probably good move for him. Not too bothered about him leaving. Would rather use his wage to get in decent striker or defender as that’s what we need to keep us up. Chris had a chance to shine last season and didn’t take it. Think he will struggle to get a game at livi. If he does may do ok but that will be due to having a team of better players around him.
  7. dl1971

    Winter window

    The board including GB have sanctioned this move. Clearly they have backed Caldwell. So when the sword of Damocles crashes down a few heads will go I suspect....
  8. alx

    Caldwell

    Season ticket renewal time always concentrates the mind of football boards
  9. Weebaw1

    Boycott Stranraer Game?

    Yes, JLS it is
  10. dl1971

    Squid

    Spot on
  11. Weebaw1

    Squid

    Very upset about this. I’m delighted for him to have secured an 18 month deal at a premier team and certain he’ll do well. I met Denis McQuade in a restaurant once and I asked him about Erskine. They were quite similar. He just said that he’s a typical Jags man. Great guy and a special talent. Pity he went to Arabs shortly later who couldn’t figure him out. But at least he made some money. I’m down tonight, especially as I can’t see a way out with a brain dead manager and a board who have abrogated all responsibilities. However, when Denis went to Hearts we got wee Donald Park who was fantastic. The King is Dead. Long live the King!(Whoever He May be)
  12. jaggy

    Centenary Fund

    I got emailed yesterday to say the ball is now ready. I now have to find some time during the working week to go and collect it
  13. Today
  14. BowenBoys

    Lets fill the J.LS. vs Stranraer..

    If you are going to organise a mass protest, you will need to ensure the masses know about it.
  15. I suppose that a referendum is when the people get the vote as to whether or not to end a referee's career. Should we be calling for a managerendum?
  16. allyo

    Boycott Stranraer Game?

    We could do with a miracle... Seriously, agree with you. Yellow vests (without red stripes) definitely not the way to go. Quite like the JLS idea. Never been before
  17. Winter of '63

    Squid

    Chris Erskine is on my list of favourite Thistle players...he was indeed a kindred spirit of Denis McQuade...both equally likely to trip over their own feet or to score a goal that I will always remember...Chris's gangling run and perfect chip against Falkirk and his vital volley against Airdrie are fixed in my best Firhill memories...and fitting that he scored another typical goal against Falkirk to clinch promotion. His message on leaving confirms that he is one of the good guys and represents the true spirit of our Club. I posted very recently that I hoped that Chris Erskine would be at Firhill after Caldwell has left...I don't think that it is for the good of the club that it isn't the case.
  18. erty13

    Caldwell and Low update from PTFC

    A few questions. How do you gather feedback from the fans to discuss the big issues. What areas are you going to raise and what questions are you looking for answers to.
  19. erty13

    Caldwell and Low update from PTFC

    A few questions. How do you gather feedback from the fans to discuss the big issues. What areas are you going to raise and what questions are you looking for answers to.
  20. thru thin and thin

    Boycott Stranraer Game?

    The fact that our directors box and the home dugouts have been located in a stand that is normally filled with away fans, has deflected the general feeling of annoyance and anger that the jags fan are feeling at the moment. I have always thought that this contributed to the slow lack of action by the board during Archie's tenure, and it now continues with Caldwell. When we lost away to East Fife and it got a bit hostile, both Archie and the board were visibly rattled! Why do we not pack out the Aitken Suite on Saturday and again the following week, for a rousing chorus of 'Sack the Board' and 'Caldwell must go'. The board would certainly here as the boardroom is only through the foyer!
  21. 1 John Lambie

    Caldwell and Low update from PTFC

    Timeline on this, although we meet with the board tomorrow, formal minutes should be received by the end of the week & we will work to get these on the Thistle website/Trust fb page asap. So over the weekend or Monday at the latest, assuming the timelines stated hold up, which they have to date.
  22. jlsarmy

    Winter window

    Not true Firhillista , we won 3 league games under Archie and Chris Erskine scored in all of them , we’ve only won 1 game since under Caldwell , I would say Chris Erskine’s contribution even this season is there for all to see .
  23. JAG1970

    Caldwell

    Board will back him until the fans decide they’ve had enough
  24. westertonjagfan

    Boycott Stranraer Game?

    Agreed. Yellow vest equals nazi ********. No ta.
  25. ClydebankJag

    Archie Interview

    Did you think Storey was a bad or good signing? If he had worked out would you have been happy or unhappy that we put him on a good deal with strong retention built in?
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