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  1. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    I thought at the time he hit it into the ground, which made no sense, then I saw the behind the goal clip and thought no. Now I've seen this- does he hit it into the ground?
  2. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    I'm more surprised he hasn't been taken up by anyone who finished in positions 7-10 in the Premiership last year or the two promoted clubs- I assumed he was nailed on to go to Hamilton when he left us with him being local. Something isn't right if Edwards and McGinn get gigs in the top flight and he doesn't Obviously he's a bit of a loose cannon on twitter - which in a way is refreshing as so many players just spout the same pish- and the gambling thing might still be in people's minds (like that would put fucking *Livi* off with their "characters"). I'd assume he's burnt his bridges if not at Firhill then with Archibald. Or maybe he just didn't fancy pre-season and was over in Northern Ireland for parades and lager.
  3. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    One further thought, is Penrice not quite good at corners? Seems to be at least 4th in the queue.
  4. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    Agree with pretty much everything there apart from some bits about Bell, didn't think he had any chance with the goal and had a couple of decent stops, nothing earth-shattering. Kicking seems Cerny-esque distance wise though. Archie's Jagszone post match interview mentioned a few times that they're onto Penrice about improving his fitness- I wonder if that's part of the reason he disappeared last year. He was good in the first half but (much like everyone else tbf) fell right out of it in the second.
  5. League Cup 18/19 - Group E

    Some hit by Storer, but f**k me he's going to be as good as a man short without the ball, very similar in that regard to Erskine when he first signed. Not a tremendous amount to be positive about with the performance, but we were 2-0 up at half time without playing well and managed, just about, not to throw it away, both of which are an improvement on anything from last year. A good result with 5 or 6 players still to come in, though I'm sure Morton will say their squad is in a similar position. I'm not sure Shea Gordon has touched the ball since his second goal on Saturday. Mccarthy was decent when he came on. Storey was full Miles Storey, caused some chaos and fell asleep for their goal as the right back ran off him. I'd still be trying to find a way to keep him though.
  6. ICTFC 18/19

    The "breaking up" is relevant, but it's related to his body breaking up any time someone kicks him. If you can get 30 games out of him he'll be fine but given his appearance record at Falkirk was even worse than with us I'd be very surprised if that happened.
  7. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    Depends. Whats your views on injury updates on guys who have been out injured for a while? If you like those, you'll love Sean Welsh.
  8. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    So Doolan, who is in his testimonial year, has recently started coaching the youth teams (presumably making up some of his post relegation wage drop) , and is in line to finish his career as our second top goalscorer ever along with god knows how many other records, is going to trade that in for another season of feeding off scraps in the top division. Seems nailed on to me.
  9. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    I agree with this although I'm going on the basis Bannigan won't make it, *if* he was able to last the season I think we could get away with one more player there. I don't know if Callum Wilson is going to be part of the first team squad, he was mentioned as such on the squad cull announcement but he's yet to play a competitive game, and we don't have Celtic in the league this season to throw him in for his debut like we did with David Wilson and McCarthy. Also can't see us signing two fullbacks, though if we did it might allow Penrice to cover one of the midfield positions. We're probably looking for someone who can cover two positions like CB/ RB, a Gary Miller type (though obviously not him now). As it stands we have a first team squad of 17, inc 3 goalkeepers, 2 guys who are transfer listed, and one guy whose knee must resemble Swiss cheese. Hopefully Barton being shifted allows for a bit more movement as we build towards the league games- wouldn't be a massive surprise if he was our highest earner last season given the 3 year deal and that we paid a fee for him.
  10. Dundee United 2018/2019

    I feel there's a slight re-writing of history with Barton by Thistle fans regarding his first season. He played about half his games in midfield and half in defence, and he was actually OK in midfield when he had an out and out ball winner in Osman beside him. Last season he didn't have that due to Osman being firstly injured, and then hopeless when he did come back. Don't think there's any doubt his best position is sweeper in a back 3, and last season seemed like a fish out of water when playing in a 4. As others have said, there seemed an obvious attitude problem last season, which this interview may explain- basically says he doesn't enjoy playing football and just sees it as a job- when things went wrong last year he was not good. Anyway, I'll boo him because I'm bitter and petty, and what is football without those characteristics? Also see we've been linked with McMullan which would keep the swap shop going. If we sign him you'll probabaly sign Lawless as his replacement.
  11. There'll be a better video than this but "onrushing" might have been a bit generous, which actually makes it a better goal
  12. For the first ten minutes he looked like Iniesta crossed with Zidane, the second goal was an outside of the boot flick on the volley to lob the onrushing keeper (ex Well keeper Graeme Smith FWIW). The he remembered he's ginger and it was over 20 degrees and melted into a puddle. Should be good when the temperature drops though.
  13. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    Before my time as a player or a manager but I think it's clear that it's between him and Jackie Husband for the greatest Thistle personality ever- based on stats I'd give it to McParland, 500+ games and the only manager rather than a committee to land a major trophy. Also think it's pretty clear that the name of the training ground was decided up front but given the feeling that naming the North Stand after Lambie was a bit of an afterthought, the club wanted to make sure of that when it was clear Davie's health was on the wane. 4.10 onwards- "the Celtic players maybe didn't understand we could play a wee bit, and it was too late by the time they decided we could" RIP.
  14. League Cup 18/19 - Group E

    I should probably clarify he said it was a board decision rather than Archie and if it was up to him he'd play here. I'm guessing there's some kind of appearance bonus he's on. Miles Storey was utter garbage today and I'm fully off the "he'll score 20 goals in the championship because he can run fast" train.
  15. League Cup 18/19 - Group E

    Enjoyed the first 10 minutes of that, after that it got slower and slower. Storer ended up so deep I thought he was going to wind up in goals. Gordon looked like the player we were crying out for for 6 minutes then disappeared, but harsh weather for gingers tbf. Job done I guess although disappointing to pick up at least one injury. Edit : for fans of scurrilous gossip, 2 of my mates left early and met Keown outside. Said he's fit to play but club aren't letting him.
  16. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    f**k sake, I was only going along today too boo him.
  17. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    I haven't seen any of pre-season but I think Storer sees himself as more of a number 10 (and has played there in the closed door / Hearts games) despite being "announced " (hate that term) as a striker. I think there's no doubt the three guys on premier wages but available on frees are hampering re-shaping the squad. I reckon we need 4 more players as is- a right back, a defensive midfielder, a winger, and another striker. If / when "the three" leave then they would need to be replaced one in one out- maybe more depending on how much of the budget they're taking up. I'm fairly certain only relentless optimists would have us challenging for the title, of the team that played vs Hearts only the old faithfuls of Doolan and Erskine, along with Spittal were regulars last season and it's unlikely a new team will click straight away. I think Doolan, provided he's fit, will get a decent amount of goals as I think he's a much improved player than when he was last in this league- it's a cliché but his game isn't based around pace, he's stronger physically and will have experience of playing against better quality defenders for 5 years. Plus folk are starting to talk about him like he's 38, he's only 31. Erskine on the other hand I'm not so sure about, he'll still have games where he's brilliant but I think 2012/13 might have been his peak. We should still be looking for the promotion playoffs but given the 5 seasons of slow starts and the re-adjustment time I think we'll be a bit all over the place to begin with. I don't expect us to get out the league cup group for a start.
  18. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    I assumed it was Edwards he was having a dig at. Plays against us today. Hearts published the team lines, trialist right back is Arlen Birch ex Burnley and trialist sub is Evan Horne who was at St Mirren last year.
  19. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    Re: the Czech boy, his English Wiki has him at 5'11 but his Czech Wiki (which obvs has far more detail) has him at 6'2. Transfermarkt already has him with us- I'm a bit clueless, is that site like a Wiki where anyone can edit? Presume so. Also - likes the colours anyway. Hummel somehow making a sub-Joma top here though.
  20. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    Bizarrely, an interview with Adam Barton from a local newspaper though it makes no mention of the last 12 months https://www.lep.co.uk/sport/football/preston-north-end/big-interview-former-pne-midfielder-adam-barton-1-9238461 Interesting quote
  21. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    quote was "we do need defenders in at the moment, we just need to hold up on that, just in terms of centre backs because we've still got Niall and Barts" but later said "still actively trying to add players"
  22. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    Latest Archie JZ interview apart from the usual regurgitated platitudes and excuses (excuses for the Stenny game in early): Elliott injured (ta-da!), had a minor op on his chest,won't play Sunday, no details beyond that No movement on "the three" Storer up here for a fresh start, admits he can be problematic but very talented, can play up front or attacking midfield. Still looking for defenders and also in the striking area but can't really do anything while "the three" are still here.
  23. Welsh split the fans at Firhill, some found him ponderous and slowing everything down, some thought he kept the ball well and had a good range of passing. Ability wise he's probably fine for a lower half Premiership club. What's not in doubt is that he's a walking sicknote and that didn't appear to improve at Falkirk so I'd be surprised if his body was up to it.
  24. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    Bell Elliott O'Ware McGinty Penrice McCarthy Bannigan Spittal Slater Erskine Doolan Even without "the three" we've got a passable first eleven.
  25. Partick Thistle 2018/19 thread

    And in more interesting news we've just signed Craig Slater. Good one on paper.