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  1. Hi HHHHHHAHHAHHAAAH Bonus 42 Lots of Hs but not in the one game I'd give up my winnings to see it. Cheers
  2. I don't get the chance to come on alot but I've always looked to dip in when I can and it's a great source of information. Recently, seems to be for those who can spend hours expressing their views. Fine, but for the casual observer and someone who posts when he can then it becomes less relevant. That, and the lack of football discussion, probably accounts for the decreasing numbers of folk.
  3. Pounded indeed. 2-0 in less than 20 mins.
  4. Arete

    New Owner

    I'd be quite happy if this thread was closed. Not because of worries about the debate as differences of opinion are good (otherwise why hold elections). But frankly the thread is boring, of little relevance and despite visiting from time to time on what could be one of the most important Jag issues for years I always leave none the wiser or even entertained. Maybe a closure would let someone open up a thread in the future that has something we can debate once more is known. In the meantime, I'll pay more attention to the election as the spectacle of drying paint will probably be far more interesting and at least I know there'll be an end point.
  5. AAHHAHHHAHHAHAAA 4 to go to penalties. Cheers
  6. I like the way this guy sets out our accounts. Indeed, it shows we've been mostly wise over the years in our approach to keeping in the black. I'd like to see that continue whoever owns PTFC in the future. But is impossible to judge current bidders on what been put in the public domain so far. In the meantime the current Board need to follow the pattern of recent years if they wish to make us attractive to prospective buyers - if that's their game plan.
  7. Arete

    What now ?

    Not sure I would give it four 'very' unlikelies but otherwise this is spot on.
  8. The irony here is that the song in question is a rejection of sectarianism and a stance on separating ourselves from all that is wrong in a divisive West of Scotland. One of the reasons I started bringing my kids to Firhill was to get away from such bile. I'd be interested in understanding what the reporter on matches was putting in his/her report on the offence being taken. If it is the use of the Q or P words then he/she must have been apoplectic when they saw the Polish banner at Ibrox. If it is the use of the F word then we're as well emptying stadiums. If they dealt with the crux of the sectarian problem in Scottish football then side issues like songs at Firhill would no longer have a reason to exist.
  9. Ticket prices (£18) are quite high for a League Cup game against Ross County. I'm in London this week and ticket prices for QPR v Bristol City (English League Cup) were at £15. They got around 5700 in which isn't a great crowd for QPR.
  10. Arete

    New Owner

    Last few lines are spot on - unnamed observers who probably have their own agendas and journalistic drivel to fill a space on a Saturday morning.
  11. Was really small attendance given there's usually a decent away support. I remember being at a Friday night first game of season against DU a few years back and there was over 7000 there. And it was on TV too. Premier League then but, all the same, tonight was significantly less. New owners might need to revise their business case.
  12. Arete

    New Owner

    Haven't read all 90 pages but some thoughts on all this. Prospective owners must think they're going to make money. Otherwise, why buy (unless you're a passionate fan with loads of money)? So they must have a business model on how they'll make money. We (the support) are left to speculate and guess on what this is. The current Board must have an idea on this model but can't replicate it themselves (or they'd do it themselves and make money). Colin Weir has loads of cash and is willing to invest in Thistle. Prospective owners could have spoken to him as a potential investor but he didn't fancy it (possibly because of risk). If prospective owners didn't speak to Colin Weir then it's because their business model cannot accommodate another and is linked to something else outwith Thistle. Either way, this indicates higher risk. Current Board replaced the old Board to protect their asset and hold the fort until a deal can be struck. Possible outcomes are not looking good. If a deal is struck then new owners move in and we have a higher risk scenario that either Colin Weir didn't fancy or is so removed from Thistle that he couldn't engage. This could be based on a solid business model but worst case could lead us up an Administration path. If deal is not struck then current Board are left holding the baby with little prospect of making money and they'd lose interest and club will drift.
  13. I think this is close with maybe ICT and Dunfermline swopping as well as us and Morton and Alloa for Arbroath. As someone else has pointed out, I think the Pars could be dark horses this time round.
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