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  1. G SUS

    Montrose (away) Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Cup

    Dario Zanatta is cup-tied having played for Hearts Colts earlier in the competition.
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    What’s your favourite pre match boozers

    Yeah, but what pub would you like to recommend for a pre-match refreshment? Sadly The Jukebox Rebel isn't about at the moment so there are none of his absolutely brilliant threads to read and the Thistle universe is missing a website that updates with stories/detailed reports, from times we don't remember so we can't "get lost" in the midst of times. If we had that, and a band of authors/publishers behind it then it would be amazing. One to wish for!
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    Current squad

    It's clear that we need an extra couple of strikers because running with two would be foolish. I don't think we need an extra couple of strikers because "we can’t rely on him for 90mins a game for the whole season" when the evidence suggests that when he starts a match, he finishes it. I suspect that he didn't play in more, particularly after the January transfer window, was because they brought in Nelson and Wright who were doing better than him on form. I'd suspect(but don't have time to check) that Doolans playing more than 80 minute starts are probably similar so could he not be relied on for 90 minutes a game for the whole season?
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    Current squad

    But that was exactly your point in the original post, You said he couldn't be relied on to play 90 minutes(as below), but the evidence doesn't support that. Obviously form would be an input into whether he plays. Other attacking options would also have a factor but the evidence shows that he was capable of playing 90 minutes, at a higher level, and he frequently did. Not "being forced" to play 90 minutes is completely different from being unable to. "I’ve obviously not been clear. Every year for far too long we’ve signed forwards with ‘potential’ and spent the following months living in hope that they’d find their way to goal. The other forwards we signed like Sammon and Storey weren’t known as prolific goal scorers either, so again we were left hoping against hope. Gary did the same when signing Mansell and Roy, and neither proved to be a natural goalscorer. McDonald came along and showed us the difference having a real striker can bring to your team. He has signed Miller but given his age we can’t rely on him for 90mins a game for the whole season, and he deserves a strike partner that knows where the net is. To my mind Mansell is still a gamble so if we are signing a third striker I don’t personally get excited by it being someone from the English non league. If he wants to gamble with either of them then I really hope there is someone additionally coming in as second striker."
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    Current squad

    Of the 24 games which Miller started for Dundee(I deliberately left Livi data off as he was manager so it could have been skewed) last season, he finished 13. He was sent off once and only subbed off before the 75th minute, of which there can be a number of factors aside from fitness, on six occasions. He was subbed off in the closing minutes of a game against Hamilton where he grabbed a hat-trick, presumably to gather the applause and in a couple of other games where he found the back of the net. You could well be right but I don't see anything on the numbers for last season which suggest he can't last 90 if required.
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    Miller signs

    It is equally as likely that the decision was made on the fact that Doolan scored four goals in 23 games with Caldwell as manager - and missed a number of opportunites you'd be expecting a striker to put away. The way the Club announced Doolan leaving wasn't anything to do with the manager I'd imagine - the only thing that he could, perhaps, have done differently is bring Doolan on for Shea Gordon late on against Queen of the South. He brought on Cardle, a player who he gave an extended deal to, so maybe he was trying to use it to convince Joe to sign on for another year.
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    Not true. Alloa play Queen of the South so if either side wins we'll be two points behind the other with a game in hand. If they draw, they'll be three points behind with a game in hand which, if we win it, will take us above Alloa.
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    Souleymane Coulibaly

    I think what JagFox was meaning(if I'm wrong JagFox just let me know!) was that guys like Slater, Banzo, Harkins, Spittal and anyone else that has played in centre mid have had the chance to impress over a number of games and let GC see what they are capable of doing on the pitch. At this crucial time of the season with just a handful of games to go, Gordon would have probably been left out of previous squads/starting elevens purely because GC, prior to the reserve matches, hadn't had the chance to see what he is capable of and how he was coping after his latest injury set back. With the tight nature of our position a manager wouldn't want to add an unnecessary risk. - sure you can watch games from the start of the season or a year or so ago but there are no guarantees that you are getting that player.
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    Caldwell’s Massive 7 Days

    Being slightly pedantic but if all the results went against us we'd be a point adrift of Alloa in 9th and 5 points behind(albeit with a miles worse gd) Queen of the South - still an enviable position to be in but not as cut adrift as you are making out.
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    Ayr away 12th March

    Which midweek would you like it to be played on? Tuesday 5th March - ruled out due to the Scottish Cup tie against Hearts being a Monday night. Tuesday 12th March - ruled out because of the Scottish Cup replay(match originally scheduled for this date) Tuesday 19th March - ruled out because Ayr United have three players away on International duty which is why their fixture against Greenock Morton on the 23rd is off. Tuesday 26th March - ruled out because Ayr United have three players away on International duty. Tuesday 2nd April - fixture against Greenock Morton rescheduled for this date fitting in with the SPFL's policy of re-arranging fixtures for the next possible date on their first attempt - ours doesn't get priority because it is onto a second attempt of re-scheduling. Tuesday 9th April - Ayr United unwilling to play due to game on Friday night - perfectly understandable. Tuesday 16th April - Ayr United unwilling to play due to game on Friday night - again perfectly understandable. Tuesday 23rd April - Game scheduled. Four midweeks are ruled out because of International duty and two consecutive Ayr United games chosen for live television coverage(which is a pretty unfortunate occurance). If Ayr had a backlog of fixtures then I could understand it being played on the 9th or 16th. They don't so are prepared to take their chances that no more than one of their outstanding fixtures is postponed. For Thistle it could be beneficial. An Ayr United side sitting confirmed in the playoffs but adrift of 2nd place might be a distracted opponent to play.
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    East Fife v Jags, 9/2/19

    No. Storey was the only player booked for booting the ball awayl
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    East Fife v Jags, 9/2/19

    Against Stranraer in the last round of the cup
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    Winter window

    Can you link me to any interview where Gary Caldwell talks about the contacts he has? I seem to have missed this one by and can't remember any time he has said that he has contacts to draw upon to improve the squad - but I may have been mistaken, and if I am I'll hold my hands up.
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    Winter window

    No it wasn't. Dumbuya was signed because Elliott had picked up a significant injury in pre-season and there was no cover at right back. When Jack Hendry left, we were another central defender down(a position that Gary Miller could cover if required) so bringing in Dumbuya/a right back was a no-brainer. That he fitted into our system better than Miller(as a right back) was just one of those things. He was probably one of a number of targets earlier that pre-season but was out our budget(having played semi-regular League One football for the previous four seasons) but signing him in September made him lower his demands slightly(as no-one else was interested) but made us increase our offer(because we needed him).
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    Winter window

    Scobbie is on loan until mid-January.