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  1. Why do we need to wait until next week? Because they probably learned their lesson back in 2004 when the SPL chairmen voted to keep Thistle in the SPL and refuse ICT promotion............ and we all know how that ended up, don't we This way they can do their horse trading over the weekend and remove the need for a 2nd vote. As to why they want a vote before discussion of reconstruction, well call me a cynic but once they get the result they are after they could then conveniently drop plans for reconstruction or simply drag discussions on long enough to effectively time them out. The bottom line is I simply don't believe the SPFL want league reconstruction, however clubs like Thistle and Stranraer are causing them a major problem so they have come up with this plan to get the other clubs to vote to relegate us thus doing their dirty work for them. Offering the carrot of league reconstruction will probably make the pill easier to swallow for some clubs and may be enough to swing the vote. Once they have the result they want they then pull the league reconstruction rug away from under the feet of the clubs whilst simultaneously pointing the finger of blame for us being relegated at the clubs and not themselves. As you can probably work out from the above I have absolutely no faith whatsoever in the SPFL and fully expect us to get royally shafted!
  2. I think it is fair to say that most football fans would like to see a return to a two league set up in which you played each team home and away however the very thought of this is anathema to some SPFL chairmen / chairwomen and to the sports media. Of course it's all down to money whether that be extra gate money from having the uglies visit your ground four times (minimum) a season or selling newspapers, pay per view TV packages etc. So you are therefore up against it right away if you want a return to a two division set up. Those against idea this never tire of talking about meaningless fixtures, strangely they never seem to mention that playing in a larger league would be less repetitive therefore less boring, and therefore might actually attract more fans, nor do they point out that meaningless games allow teams to blood youngsters, something that rarely happens under the current system . I suppose it would be possible to do this without the Premiership. Bring in a couple of team and then split the three leagues into two leagues of 16 thus giving 30 games a season. I wonder how that kind of suggestion would go down? Obviously something needs to be done given the current situation but I have absolutely no faith in the SPFL to come up with an acceptable solution.
  3. Obviously Chic and is that Davis of St Mirren? Gerry Collins in the background! I assume this is the Scottish Cup tie that ended in a draw at Firhill with the Jags running out 3-1 winners at Love Street in the replay. A fantastic performance that night and as I recall a Gerry McCoy diving header for the Jags third!
  4. I will never forget that one! As an 11 year old this was my first experience of what happens when you play rangers. I wasn't even at the game, my family had been out for New Years day dinner and were driving home whilst listening to match reports coming in on the radio. In those days there was no live commentary it was just reports from the game so you can imagine my delight when the report from ibrox at around the 90 minute mark had Thistle winning 1-0, even more so as my father was a rangers fan. I can still recall a 2nd report from ibrox as the studio anchor said it's surely full time at ibrox and got the response that rangers had just sensationally equalised. Worse was to follow in what I was convinced was the 98th minute as the reporter almost beside himself with excitement announced that rangers had won it with the last kick of the ball. Boy but did my father enjoy that one There haven't been many occasions where as a Jag I have felt more devastated and yes to this day I am convinced it was a case of keep playing until the h*ns score the winner.
  5. From the Glasgow Cup website: https://www.glasgowfa.co.uk/pdf/gc_rules_2019.pdf (b) In the case of 1st Teams participating in the City of Glasgow Cup, teams must field a minimum of 6 recognised 1st Team players in the starting line-up. We have just one!
  6. Correct me if I am wrong in this but do the rules of the Glasgow cup not now state that we have to play a certain number of players regarded as first team? Not sure how that line up complies.
  7. Well I suppose we can now focus all our misery on the league
  8. Yes but why? What the hell are they doing in training. We have an obvious failing in defence in that we can't defend a corner, so why the hell are we still so piss poor at defending set pieces? They must surely be working on this every day so are we so shockingly poor?
  9. We do tend to do slightly better on live TV when the commentator is speaking in Gaelic
  10. It would be nice if the club thought it important enough to let us know how we were doing in this match