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  1. robphil

    Who Are The Jags Players In This Photo?

    square goalposts...old floodlights...tenements...a packed terracing...many thanks for wonderfully evocative picture of a bygone age. truly was 'firhill for thrills' in those days of my youth.
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    Ryan Williamson signs

    Was at Starks park with QoS supporting friend last night; JC was interviewed on the pitch at half-time when he was very, very complimentary about thistle manager and players. Stressed how much he had enjoyed himself at firhill. Definitely sounded as though he wanted to extend his stay among us
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    A New Direction?

    The reporter was quoting Caldwell directly. my Fleet Street days are long over...
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    A New Direction?

    The quotation marks would suggest the words came out of caldwell's mouth. yes, reporters have been known to adjust the facts for all manner of reasons but tampering with direct quotes is a dangerous tactic
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    A New Direction?

    in one interview Caldwell says signing Boyd and Miller would be a 'no brainer''; in his next foray into print he claims kris Doolan was ushered out because he wants to 'build a team for the future'. one of those statements is surely erroneous
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    A New Direction?

    harkins and boyd in the same team? i don't know about what 'new direction' we will be taking but i have a depressing notion of what pace that 'new direction' will be played at
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    Who's picking the team?

    why doesn't he ask the players to put the name of their preferred manager next season in sealed envelopes?
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    Jags v Ayr 23/27 April

    the only seat storey should occupy on the bus is the one behind the wheel...
  9. Big al or johnny Mckenzie??? For longevity, I'd go for johnny Mac; but two giants of Scottish fitba'...
  10. maybe you caught him on two bad days but having known the gent in question since he was a teenager i can honestly say he has always been just that - a gentleman...
  11. robphil

    Caldwell’s Massive 7 Days

    I, too, am 60 plus years and I, too, wil not be renewing. The last 20-odd months have been far too depressing...
  12. robphil

    With The Jags in Sweden 1972

    many, MANY thanks, ccjag; just got round to watching your oscar-deserving documentary (just HOW good was denis mcquade?). 'tis quite an emotional experience watching the boys of '71 (and the youthful davie mcp) in action one year on from their hampden heroics. i know stockholm well and and quite understand why the memories you garnered have survived nigh on half a century.
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    Caldwell

    Can not remember my first game but the first BIG match was the 1958 league cup final (our third final in six seasons!) in which we were thumped 5-1 by a brilliant hearts' side. Fortunately, I have a happier league cup final memory to draw upon......
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    Winter window

    i have been attending estadio firhill for over 60 years; as a child, i watched hearts thump us 5-1 in the league cup final at hampden. i stood on the terracing every match day during the misery of 1970 when scot symon's team of ancients finished stone bottom of the old first division (to paraphrase bill shankly, we were lucky to finish bottom!) i endured the disappointment of 1975 when we missed out on a place in the inaugural 10-club premier league by three points. of course, there have been high points; '71 of course, our great promotion year when archie steered us back into the top flight with erskine and doolan in their pomp. but most of all, just being a jags' fan and all the laughs and jokes shared with the terrific people in red and yellow scarves around me. after 18 months of inexorable decline, however, i have endured enough misery. my season ticket has been placed in hibernation. will it ever reappear? that depends on the people entrusted with running our beloved club...
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    Record number of ex-Jags to line up against us?

    Don't know if johnny Gibson ever played against us but we must have faced joe craig and Ronnie Gavin with david mcp in the home dugout at parkhead
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