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    Thistle vs QotS Thread

    Hapless and hopeless. 2 very good Fox saves between them an 0-3. We could have played all day and not scored. Hugely disappointing.
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    New Owner

    Ta for that info. I've also found this on the interweb re UK clubs https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/football/newportcounty/17876989.success-fan-owned-clubs-like-newport-county-big-boost-bury-39-s-woes-says-andrew-penman/
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    New Owner

    Are there any examples of clubs being successfully run by fans?
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    McCall returns.

    So, is this essentially McCall as Director of Football, Archie as 1st team coach and Scally as assistant coach?
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    McCall returns.

    Am i being cynical? I reckon Ayr have pulled a fast one here. We can't announce til the compensation is agreed with them. Their announcing before this has been done helps ensure they get the max £ they can? Imagine the backlash if we don't agree to the money Ayr want??
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    Who Will Replace Caldwell?

    Caldwell has to go. The uncertainty created with the proposed takeover could make appointing a new permanent manager difficult however. I'd doubt anyone would want to come with the prospect of being punted early doors if news owners come in. A temporary fix could be Gerry Britton and Scott Alison until the ownership issue is resolved.
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    New Owner

    The 'I'm away in a huff' stand?
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    New Owner

    Yip that money was to build the training ground and then lease it back to Thistle. The money wasn't Thistle's. The complex was due to be opened in time for the start of this season but nothing has happened for months. I smell a convenient excuse to say its canned.
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    New Owner

    I think that it proves (once again) that football clubs shouldn't rely on wealthy benefactors to subsidise their activities.
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    New Owner

    Under the previous board then we would have faced a deficit of £200k. Given the club has apparently no overdraft facilities, how was this deficit to be covered?
  11. Very preseason in first half . stepped it up in 2nd for a while. Plenty of shots on goal from outside the box which we didn't do last season. Good to see oware back. Cardle was good and Palmer looked like a player. On another day miller would've scored 2. Not bad considering we've not played any proper games til today.
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    Youth Academy closing ?

    Given that the Weirs fund this, I assume if true its their decision rather than Thistle's ? I read a while back that a number of clubs also down South had decided that the Academy route wasn't cost effective.
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    A night with GC

    Very impressive. I'm starting to warm to him. Amazing what some decent communication can do. Looking forward to the next instalments.
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    Colin Weir Stand shut

    Good to see the money saved going directly to the playing budget.
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    Dools Race Night.

    To coin a phrase; ' it ain't what you do, its the way that you do it'. The way that Kris was thrown out the door is nothing short of a disgrace.
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    Jacqui Low

    Maybe she's so good and so much in demand from her other commitments that she can't spare the time to communicate regularly as promised with us.
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    Just seems to be yet another PR disaster by the club. Surely if this had been done properly we could have had some sort of joint official statement from Dools and the Club or even a website interview/chat. How many players of his quality and loyalty have we had over the years? One thing for sure is Caldwell and Low and Britton will need to get the player recruitment right this close season or they face serious fan revolt.
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    Jacqui Low

    Getting back to the point made by the OP, it was the chairman who instigated and heralded 'regular (monthly) updates' to improve communication with the fans. These bizarrely stopped (after only two?) She IMO has damaged her credibility. Why initiate this to universal approval from the fans only to stop when the going got tough? A great chance to have been visible and talking to us when we were bottom of the league and struggling. That would be the mark of a great chairman.
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    Season Tickets 2019/20

    For the first time in 20 seasons I'll be waiting to see who we sign before deciding whether to buy for me and wife. Normally I'm a very early renewer. The preseason signing activity has been a disgrace for the last two so I don't see any point in my paying out early while the club waits to the last minute to get players in.
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    Season 2019-20

    One big issue next season will be the loss of money from the parachute payment. £600k this season down to £300k next. Unless the Board can find a easy to replace that then I think our scope for decent signings is very limited.
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    Board Changes

    Ideal opportunity for the Board to give us one of their promised monthly updates (last one January so my calendar must work differently to the Chairman's). This months update could perhaps talk about the Board changes and progress on the training ground.
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    Dunfermline 06/05

    Unbelievably poor for the first 30 mins. Again not working hard enough or enough movement. A good performance after that and we could have won it.
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    Caldwell’s Massive 7 Days

    The training was great according to the official website. Pumping guaranteed then .
  24. If we go down I doubt we could afford to pay a CEO.
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    Friday night v ICT

    Frustrating is the word!