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  2. McCall doesn't actually say that Dobbie played for Thistle in the article.
  3. I mind many moons ago Dobbie was one of McCall's FIVE target signings to get us promoted. Dobbie was the most unlikely to sign and he duly headed south of the border. I don't believe we signed any of the five. Pat Clarke was one but I'd have to give it some thought to mind the other three.
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  5. Headline: Celtic to be awarded title. Article : A significant number of clubs are considering an option to crown Celtic as Scottish champions. Spot the difference.
  6. Saturday 4th April, 2020 at 1:59pm The latest message from the manager arrives for you today, on the date of another scheduled home game, against Arbroath, which is now postponed. Enjoy! Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock; so why is the red and yellow so dear to me? Firstly, let’s get an undeniable fact out of the way. Perhaps a little bit different to my first stint in charge of this awesome club, I need to win games to remain here. By that I mean that I completely realise that being a Jags man does not make me exempt from the laws of being a football manager. I freely admit that the job is a bit more difficult than I realised (more on that another time!) but these laws are kind of set in stone and apply to every full-time gaffer. Back to why Thistle … and there are two strange coincidences that happened before I fell in love with our club. It may have been around 1987/88 that I attended a reserve game at Firhill; the opposition was either Dunfermline or Hamilton. I was there to watch a pal of mine (Stevie ‘Snowy’ Morrison). I sat in the main stand and got chatting to an older gentleman who was there to watch his son play for Thistle. He was called John Elliot and his son was called Thomas. I met Tommy about a month later, we became great pals and, many years later, he was the best man at my wedding. Already Thistle was starting to seep into me! Secondly, and at another reserve game at Firhill, I saw a striker play, a striker that I would sign a few years later; his name was Stephen Dobbie. He scored five, six, maybe seven goals that night and I went away with his name written in my wee book in capitals! I’ve managed a few international players but in terms of natural talent, most were a good bit behind him. Incidentally he still tells me he owes me a season! Why the Jags? Having lived locally for many (many!) years, my base of friends were, almost to a man, Thistle fans. None were working in the football industry … which in some ways explains my mediocre playing career! But they all loved going to Firhill and when I could I would join them. We always stood in the old terracing behind the goal. It was kind of beginning to start then. I started to realise that the team in Glasgow that most suited my personality was Thistle and I think that’s important. I couldn’t get my head round wanting to watch any team that was going to win almost every week; how can the taste of victory be so incredibly sweet when it is almost guaranteed? Another reason why I evolved to the red and yellow. There are other reasons but I will leave you with one that rightly or wrongly, I believe. There are maybe another 10-12 clubs of our size in Scotland but we are the only club of our size that can claim to be iconic. Please be safe and please be healthy. IMc PS. I have also managed a player with the same levels of natural ability as Dobbie at Thistle!
  7. How can a league with Morton in it be posh?
  8. You may think that, but i could not possibly say.
  9. It's got to be league reconstruction . The league as it is now is posh .
  10. I dont see any other way out, bar league reconstruction.
  11. There's a very big question for Thistle in that idea. Which league would we play in? Assuming that you're just basing it on current leagues, and we're in league A, I think it looks a lot like a plan put together by a Thistle fan.
  12. I think that unlikely at this point in time https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/apr/03/clubs-risk-champions-league-exclusion-if-seasons-abandoned-prematurely-uefa
  13. I read somewhere that Raith Rovers fans had already raised more than 40 Grand. Well done to them!
  14. I couldn't find the most appropriate existing thread, but thought this was worth highlighting. In association with Partick Thistle Charitable Trust: https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/sport/18353767.partick-thistle-charitable-trust-providing-100-meals-day/
  15. Lean On Me, Ain't No Sunshine, A Lovely Day.... and others. I'll be strumming a couple of those this evening. RIP
  16. Yesterday
  17. According to this article from last weekend - that match is already on JagZone OnDemand - https://ptfc.co.uk/ptfc-news/stay-at-home-this-weekend-with-free-jagzone/
  18. If you mean the league decider in 2013 I don’t think it was on tv but I’m sure Jagzone may show it at some point (or via YouTube like the game mentioned above) BBC Scotland had a Dundee U v Celtic cup semi on earlier tonight
  19. This wasn't actually the article I was meaning but this is fairly clear https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/dundee-united-accounts-reveal-wage-20730201
  20. BBC & ITV should be doing the same - classic full game reruns from their vaults. I'd happily settle for the 1970/74/78 World Finals in full to get me through a cabin fever morning or afternoon OR the night we beat Morton a few years ago at a packed Firhill - hardly a classic but it would beat having to talk to the missus! As for SKY, they should open every channel up for free until this is all over.
  21. Sorry, don't think I could find it. I believe their last audited accounts showed something like 130% wages to turnover. Their current situation is based on the fact the 130% or whatever didn't include Shankland. I wouldn't imagine then that the figure would've come down and would be extremely unlikely it's dropped anywhere near below 100%.
  22. I think it was actually Tom Hughes and he later said he was misquoted or his statement misinterpreted.
  23. Reading in that Telegraph article that Dundee Utd have placed their entire staff and players on furlough. That's the Dundee Utd who were reportedly paying wages well in excess of their turnover for the second consecutive season.
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