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Title: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on June 26, 2012, 11:42:06 PM
.... at Firhill as part of a four team tournament in July.

Unfortunately, I'll be in America at this time.   It's also stated as "Everton XI".   Not sure whether this is a suggestion of the level of the players or the number of goals they expect to score.   Possibly both  8)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on June 26, 2012, 11:47:20 PM
We've played Everton in pre season matches a few times recently, probably the Neville connection. You'll be glad you are in America. Their fans are absolute filth.   
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on June 27, 2012, 12:07:41 AM
Sorry, forgot. One honourable exception of course ;)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Dave Bardsley on June 28, 2012, 10:37:59 AM
We've played Everton in pre season matches a few times recently, probably the Neville connection. You'll be glad you are in America. Their fans are absolute filth.

Sorry, forgot. One honourable exception of course

Too late.  Take your smite like a man and return that tenner I wasted on buying a seat at Gigg Lane.  It's probably being used by a FC Manchester fan anyway; I hear there are more of them...  ;D

For Allan's benefit the First-team pre-season fixtures (Moyesy's Gang) are:
 
 Wednesday 18 July: Dundee United (A), 7.45pm
 Saturday 21 July: Motherwell (A), 3pm
 
Everton XI fixtures (Stubbsy's Gang) (i.e. the reserves.)
 
Saturday 21 July: Airdrie United (N), 2.45pm
Sunday 22 July: Celtic XI/Partick Thistle (N), TBC

Please explain the Celtic tie up. Is that the reason you are going to America?
 
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on June 28, 2012, 11:28:42 AM
We've played Everton in pre season matches a few times recently, probably the Neville connection. You'll be glad you are in America. Their fans are absolute filth.

Sorry, forgot. One honourable exception of course

Too late.  Take your smite like a man and return that tenner I wasted on buying a seat at Gigg Lane.  It's probably being used by a FC Manchester fan anyway; I hear there are more of them...  ;D

For Allan's benefit the First-team pre-season fixtures (Moyesy's Gang) are:
 
 Wednesday 18 July: Dundee United (A), 7.45pm
 Saturday 21 July: Motherwell (A), 3pm
 
Everton XI fixtures (Stubbsy's Gang) (i.e. the reserves.)
 
Saturday 21 July: Airdrie United (N), 2.45pm
Sunday 22 July: Celtic XI/Partick Thistle (N), TBC

Please explain the Celtic tie up. Is that the reason you are going to America?

It's one of these mini-tournaments so you'll be playing Cetlic and Thistle on the same day by the looks of it.

My present concern is the not unsympathetic rumblings from our boardroom about letting Sevco into the first division.   They've stepped back somewhat from that given the outcry, but there'll be no more season tickets for me if they do support this.   Sevco can apply to join SFL3 but if there are any other, more appealing applications then I'm with whoever it might be.

Edited to add - more coherent and accurate information at http://www.ptfc.co.uk/news/2012-2013/june_2012/firhill_to_host_pre-season_tournament (http://www.ptfc.co.uk/news/2012-2013/june_2012/firhill_to_host_pre-season_tournament)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on June 28, 2012, 06:41:14 PM
We've played Everton in pre season matches a few times recently, probably the Neville connection. You'll be glad you are in America. Their fans are absolute filth.

Sorry, forgot. One honourable exception of course

Too late.  Take your smite like a man and return that tenner I wasted on buying a seat at Gigg Lane.  It's probably being used by a FC Manchester fan anyway; I hear there are more of them...  ;D

For Allan's benefit the First-team pre-season fixtures (Moyesy's Gang) are:
 
 Wednesday 18 July: Dundee United (A), 7.45pm
 Saturday 21 July: Motherwell (A), 3pm
 
Everton XI fixtures (Stubbsy's Gang) (i.e. the reserves.)
 
Saturday 21 July: Airdrie United (N), 2.45pm
Sunday 22 July: Celtic XI/Partick Thistle (N), TBC

Please explain the Celtic tie up. Is that the reason you are going to America?


Sorry The Bard, you're right to be annoyed with me. If you'd have been at Gigg and seen the carnage left, you'd see what I mean. But yes, one honourable exception (and I'm sure plenty others too)

  :-*
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on July 23, 2012, 05:22:08 AM
Partick Thistle 3, Everton 1

Just sayin' 8)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Dave Bardsley on July 23, 2012, 09:43:53 AM
Match Report.  Everton reserves lost in the final of the ARR Craib Cup to an experienced Partick Thistle side on Sunday afternoon.   
Alan Stubbs’ second string were playing their second game of the weekend having beaten Airdrie United on Saturday.
The hosts made the best possible start when Sean Welsh headed them into a lead on just two minutes.
It stayed that way until the turnaround but again the Blues had a shocking start as Welsh made it 2-0 within minutes of the second half commencing.
Conor McAleny pulled one back for the visitors but Stuart Banningan restored Thistle’s lead.
The Firhill club had the ball in the net three more times but all were chalked off for offside.
Ross Barkley’s deflected shot was the closest the Blues came to reducing the deficit.


Fair play.  No hard feelings.  Surprised that Barkley was playing; If he's not with the fitrst team squad he may be on the way out.
Do you play (St)Rangers this year or next year?  :P
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on July 24, 2012, 12:49:09 AM
Two years at least until PT play Sevco. Even longer would be better!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on July 24, 2012, 12:57:22 AM
At the risk of offending the Bard of The Board (did you know Shakespeare walked into his local one night, and the landlord shouted at him, 'Oi, you're barred'), I hope you didn't have world war 3 before, during and after the match. Broken seats, toilets and stuff cost us a fortune.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Dave Bardsley on July 24, 2012, 12:45:45 PM
So.  You won't be inviting us again then?  8)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on July 24, 2012, 02:50:38 PM
So.  You won't be inviting us again then?  8)

I gotta funny kind of feeling..... you don't like us no more (to be sung in a Deke Leonard Slow Motion kind of a way).

Hope not Bard. Mind you, Roch Fail say the same thing about us when we've been there    ;D

Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on August 11, 2012, 10:57:26 AM
without looking it up, isn't it the first league game of the season in Scotland today? Good luck PT, hope they do AH proud.....
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on August 11, 2012, 01:57:59 PM
without looking it up, isn't it the first league game of the season in Scotland today? Good luck PT, hope they do AH proud.....


Yup - Falkirk at Firhill.  Just about to go and make myself look beautiful for it.......  well, stop smelling at least  ;)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Pete T on August 11, 2012, 04:14:40 PM
Good luck PT.....

??
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 11, 2012, 06:50:35 PM
Port Talbot? ;)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on August 11, 2012, 07:12:00 PM
Port Talbot? ;)

P*ss Take? ;)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 11, 2012, 07:40:53 PM
OK then, Port Toilet :D
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on August 11, 2012, 10:24:50 PM
Classy performance with a 3-1 win over Falkirk (who would fancy themselves as being one of the favourites to win the division).   Falkirk were very good so it suggests that if we can maintain the quality of play we showed today we could have a very, very good season.

And for all you uncultured people, that's Partick Thistle.

And we're all having a huge chuckle north of the border that it took a last minute equaliser for Sevco to scramble a point in their first match in SFL3
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on August 11, 2012, 10:31:14 PM
Well done on your victory. We started the season as we mean to go on......... 1-2 !!  :(
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 11, 2012, 11:59:18 PM
I'm of tp the Boleyn to watch West Ham v Villa next Saturday and have also taken my life in my hands by buying a ticket from WHU to go and see Swansea v WHU as an away supporter the week after.  Strong Welsh accent in amongst the Cokernees - not good; wearing a WHU scarf to convince them of my allegiance and forgetting to take it off on the bus home - priceless :D  And dangerous. ???

If I don't post soon after the 25th August, It's been nice knowing you and thank you all ;)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Stevie Nicks on August 12, 2012, 04:17:37 PM
.....hadaboot....nah...nah not there...nah...ohh shite no not there, friggen ell....nah...nah...nope.

ah believe ah can now safely say that after careful investigation thru me diary that ah have nevah, evah, at any place or time, or under any corcumstances whatsoevah, hav ah boinked a patrick thistle and ah resent any insinuation that ah hav.

Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Arjayay on August 12, 2012, 05:46:53 PM
ah have nevah, evah, at any place or time, or under any corcumstances whatsoevah, hav ah boinked a patrick thistle
Stevie's getting a bit prickly
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on August 12, 2012, 06:19:48 PM
.....hadaboot....nah...nah not there...nah...ohh shite no not there, friggen ell....nah...nah...nope.

ah believe ah can now safely say that after careful investigation thru me diary that ah have nevah, evah, at any place or time, or under any corcumstances whatsoevah, hav ah boinked a patrick thistle and ah resent any insinuation that ah hav.

I was going to ask why, what's wrong with AH, until re-reading and seeing it's Patrick Thistle.

Incidentally, I'm not suggesting Stevie N and AH have done the deed. Just seems a bit harsh on our Allan because for all we know, maybe he's....... Of course though, they may have done, and SN mis typed and meant Partick... Etc etc etc. 
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on August 13, 2012, 01:29:41 AM
Might be an appropriate for the saying about when in a hole.............
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Dave Bardsley on August 14, 2012, 05:09:50 PM
Might be an appropriate for the saying about when in a hole.............

.............. start jigging?  :o
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on August 19, 2012, 12:29:30 PM
Good away victory yesterday, and largest gate in the division.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on August 19, 2012, 12:32:17 PM
Good away victory yesterday, and largest gate in the division.

It was indeed - that's us played and beat the two pre-season favourites to win the league.   Beginning to feel a bit positive about this season.  At least, that's what I think it is - not really used to such feelings!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: rockprof on August 19, 2012, 03:13:29 PM
Boing Boing! ;)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on August 19, 2012, 03:20:22 PM
Boing Boing! ;)

Boing Boing Thistle?
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on August 20, 2012, 12:19:07 PM
Highlight's from Saturday's game - http://ptfc.co.uk/media/video/match_highlights/2012-2013/1808_dunfermline_athletic (http://ptfc.co.uk/media/video/match_highlights/2012-2013/1808_dunfermline_athletic)

Early on in this, there's a series of 42 consecutive passes by Thistle before they lose possession in the Dunfermline box.  Fantastic stuff - great patience to pass the ball about until they can get it into a dangerous area and making the oppostion work like hell.

There were still some in the stands shouting "hump it" and suchlike.  Neanderthals.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on August 22, 2012, 09:09:27 PM
I was speaking with my Jags supporting pal today. Discussed business and stuff, then I said to him "right then, onto more important things" and told him about this video clip of 42 consecutive passes which eventually led to.................nothing! ( I did say that Allan, with just the right length pause for dramatic effect, but all in jest. Please don't smite me). HOOOOOFFFF :)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on August 23, 2012, 12:19:09 AM
I was speaking with my Jags supporting pal today. Discussed business and stuff, then I said to him "right then, onto more important things" and told him about this video clip of 42 consecutive passes which eventually led to.................nothing! ( I did say that Allan, with just the right length pause for dramatic effect, but all in jest. Please don't smite me). HOOOOOFFFF :)

But the opposition were so spooked they conceded a goal in the next attack.

And some simple logic.

Partick Thistle beat Everton
Everton beat Manchester United
therefore Partick Thistle are better than Manchester United.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 23, 2012, 08:16:48 PM
Rob W - your applaud / smites thing were on 599 each.  Can't remember if it's 'applaud' as I usually associate you with smites ;). I felt the need to take you to 600 and after a short deliberation as to which way I should go, I went for...


Applaud!

600. Yay!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on August 23, 2012, 11:09:52 PM
Rob W - your applaud / smites thing were on 599 each.  Can't remember if it's 'applaud' as I usually associate you with smites ;). I felt the need to take you to 600 and after a short deliberation as to which way I should go, I went for...


Applaud!

600. Yay!

Mike M - Thank you. I was about 6 up the other day. Then pegged back with a load of smites. Who the blinkin' eck has got the time or inclination to do this, and why? But as long as in some way, I'm providing a service I'm happy. :)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Pete T on August 23, 2012, 11:47:58 PM
Who the blinkin' eck has got the time or inclination to do this, and why?

..stopped doing that when I stopped posting, so you can't blame me..
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on August 24, 2012, 12:14:35 AM
Who the blinkin' eck has got the time or inclination to do this, and why?

..stopped doing that when I stopped posting, so you can't blame me..

I'd be delighted if it was you. Bit of a laugh and all that.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Pete T on August 24, 2012, 01:25:14 AM
Bit of a laugh and all that.

Yeah, well..  :'(

I used to enjoy it too..  :-X
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: rockprof on August 24, 2012, 11:20:32 AM

[/quote] Who the blinkin' eck has got the time or inclination to do this, and why?
[/quote]

The users on line facility can be interesting..sometimes the words "smiting a member" appears next to someones name... ;)  (One hopes this does not refer to dodgy personal habits...)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on August 24, 2012, 11:38:50 AM
Back onto the important matter of Partick Thistle - we're now bookies favourites to win the league at 5/2.  That spells doom......
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on August 24, 2012, 01:43:51 PM
Back onto the important matter of Partick Thistle - we're now bookies favourites to win the league at 5/2.  That spells doom......

But isn't there a cliche - 'bookies are never wrong are they?'
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 24, 2012, 05:31:28 PM
Interestingly enough - always a sure sign that a post isn't going to be - I was talking to a former bookie recently and it was explained to me that bookies have no real inside knowledge, but they base the odds on betting patterns and how much money is being laid, the odds are then calculated to mitigate the risk to the bookie rather than as an indicator of a likely outcome.

That is a simplistic version of what I was told and I'm sure someone out would be able to refine it if they really want to.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on August 24, 2012, 08:45:43 PM
Interestingly enough - always a sure sign that a post isn't going to be - I was talking to a former bookie recently and it was explained to me that bookies have no real inside knowledge, but they base the odds on betting patterns and how much money is being laid, the odds are then calculated to mitigate the risk to the bookie rather than as an indicator of a likely outcome.

That is a simplistic version of what I was told and I'm sure someone out would be able to refine it if they really want to.

Oh. So Allan's f*ck*d then.

Unlucky mate  :)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on August 25, 2012, 07:01:05 PM
Comfy 3-0 win today which means we set a new club record for straight wins in competitive matches in a new season, and also sit on our own at the top of the league.

I'll enjoy it while I can.......
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on August 25, 2012, 08:24:26 PM
Comfy 3-0 win today which means we set a new club record for straight wins in competitive matches in a new season, and also sit on our own at the top of the league.

I'll enjoy it while I can.......

I knew you won (and 2,900 on. Hope you break 3k next match), but interesting point about sitting on your own at the top of the league. My man down here was telling me earlier in the week, 'typical Thistle. We've won however many matches but so have 3 other teams, so we're not at the top' Think he said 3, but if not, you get the gist (jist?). Nice irony! :) 
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 26, 2012, 12:08:55 AM
Bloody great result when your local team beat your 'big team' 3-0 ???
Bugger :)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on August 27, 2012, 03:48:40 PM
Saturday my boys drew with Coventry. Coventry subsequently sacked their manager. To my knowledge, that's 3 'big' teams who haven't beaten us, have immediately sacked their manager. Cov City, Man City, Stoke. All in league matches.

Lickle Bury. We love you.     
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: John Bannon on August 28, 2012, 01:10:19 PM
Talking about football...............

A football fan in Manchester sees a vicious dog attacking a pram…. He runs over, fights the dog and kills it.
A reporter from the Manchester Evening News says to him ‘You’re a hero and I can see the headlines now’ UNITED FAN SAVES BABY FROM DOG ATTACK!!
The fan says ‘I’m not a united fan’ the reporter says ‘ok’ CITY FAN SAVES BABY FROM DOG ATTACK!!
The fan says actually I support Liverpool, the headlines the next day…. SCOUSE BASTARD MURDERS FAMILY PET!!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Trevor Barstow on August 31, 2012, 06:40:14 PM
BTW Pub quizzers.
WWFC had a home match abandoned last week when lightning struck the away supporters stand. Bristol Rovers were very annoyed because they were 3-1 up at the time. They've complained that they would rather get struck by lightning that lose a match.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on September 09, 2012, 10:07:45 PM
Another great display from the Jags this afternoon live on television. Well, BBC Alba anyway!

For those with this as an option, the game is being rerun at 2155 tonight.  Find out how to say "now that's what I call football" in gaelic.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on September 09, 2012, 10:53:20 PM
Damn and blast! Used to have Alba. Would have watched PT. Oh well.

Anyway, after a couple of seasons of relative success, my boys are back in their comfort zone. That is  being in the bottom three. Sh*t !!!!!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on September 10, 2012, 12:23:02 PM
There is still hope.......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/gd/episode/b01mrj8f/Live_Football_Scottish_Challenge_Cup_Partick_Thistle_v_Raith_Rovers/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/gd/episode/b01mrj8f/Live_Football_Scottish_Challenge_Cup_Partick_Thistle_v_Raith_Rovers/)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on September 10, 2012, 03:48:49 PM
Not seen it yet but told that I'm shown celebrating one of our goals (second, I believe)

Could be ugly  :-[
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on September 10, 2012, 08:23:02 PM
It is.......
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Dave Bardsley on September 11, 2012, 11:44:26 PM
Who ate all the pies?

Quite a few of them I believe...
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on September 11, 2012, 11:54:18 PM
I'm a little concerned about The Heron's inability to count past..........two!  Isn't that the third goal?? I did put the video on and watched the 2nd goal to see our AH celebrating, but not to be seen. Good goal though. You do play football don't you? A joy to watch. A few yrs ago I went to Celtic (1st in Prem league) v Hibs (3rd or 4th). Football PT play is much better  :) 
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on September 12, 2012, 12:32:28 AM
I'm a little concerned about The Heron's inability to count past..........two!  Isn't that the third goal?? I did put the video on and watched the 2nd goal to see our AH celebrating, but not to be seen. Good goal though. You do play football don't you? A joy to watch. A few yrs ago I went to Celtic (1st in Prem league) v Hibs (3rd or 4th). Football PT play is much better  :)

I was misinformed by my spy, I'm afraid.    Luckily our goals were all within eight minutes of each other so it's an easy watch.

It's been a delight to watch us this season.  You could see that the manager was working towards this last season but we suffered from inconsistency.  But we seem to have it nailed now.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Trevor Barstow on September 12, 2012, 08:34:24 AM
But we seem to have it nailed now.

You know this board is cursed, don't you?
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on September 12, 2012, 01:45:57 PM
I'll know where the blame lies if we get beat this coming weekend
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Pete T on September 14, 2012, 01:32:37 AM
I'll know where the blame lies if we get beat this coming weekend

..probably me..
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on September 15, 2012, 08:04:32 PM
Only one team in senior football in the UK with a 100% record...........
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on September 15, 2012, 09:08:08 PM
Only one team in senior football in the UK with a 100% record...........

I've got a record with a massive scratch on it, and is warped, but playable. I'd geuss that would be a 40% record?

You know I listened out for PT when the scores came on the radio. Either I have selective hearing or you didn't get a mention. Well done AH!

And finally, I remember in the 76 77 season, we had the longest unbeaten run in the English 4 divisions. Lost it at Peterborough, 4-0. Got home, went upstairs and put Max Darkness on full blast. Can still remember it all vividly. Worryingly, I remember bog all about what I did yesterday!!   
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on September 15, 2012, 11:11:53 PM
This is getting silly.

I'm looking out for PT results now.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on September 15, 2012, 11:35:11 PM
What I'd like to know is...... What happened to the red and yellow jerseys ? Is the change of colour the reason why PT subbuteo teams are so expensive?!!!!

ps:  anyone impressed with the correct terminolgy of jerseys not shirts? Yours sincerely, Mr Pedantic Tw*t  :)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on September 16, 2012, 12:46:39 AM
What you've seen is still our second strip.   They've not worn red and yellow so far this season - there's been talk of not getting the kit through in time but I wonder if they're continuing to wear the away kit owing to the winning run.

I did notice Barcelona wearing red and yellow tonight.  Clearly a nod to the superior team ;-)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on September 16, 2012, 01:27:04 PM
What you've seen is still our second strip.   They've not worn red and yellow so far this season - there's been talk of not getting the kit through in time but I wonder if they're continuing to wear the away kit owing to the winning run.

I did notice Barcelona wearing red and yellow tonight.  Clearly a nod to the superior team ;-)

Not unlike Juventus and Notts County...... 
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on September 16, 2012, 07:39:24 PM
This may be of interest to, well, one of you ;)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Downfall-Rangers-FC-Self-Destructed-Phil-Mac-Giolla-Bhain-NEW-Paperback-/120977227105?_trksid=p4340.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D555001%26algo%3DPW.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D29%26meid%3D2090383984196425757%26pid%3D100009%26prg%3D1013%26rk%3D1%26
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on September 17, 2012, 12:00:12 AM
This may be of interest to, well, one of you ;)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Downfall-Rangers-FC-Self-Destructed-Phil-Mac-Giolla-Bhain-NEW-Paperback-/120977227105?_trksid=p4340.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D555001%26algo%3DPW.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D29%26meid%3D2090383984196425757%26pid%3D100009%26prg%3D1013%26rk%3D1%26

Funnily enough, I was looking at this in HMV when I was out this afternoon.  It's actually a published edition of series of very detailed and authoritative blog posts made over the past few years.  The guy was revealing lots of relevant information and asking searching questions long before the mainstream media were.   Highlights in considerable details all the problems over many years that have existed at Rangers and which pretty much borders on corruption if it doesn't actually walk over the line.

Of course, that this blogger was a Celtic fan just meant that much of it was dismissed without consideration of the sheer breadth and depth of the information.  The other great blog which fulfilled a similar purpose was Rangers Tax Case.

Virtually all football fans were following this.  It's one of the main reasons there was such a united and determined action from the fans to ensure that Rangers were treated as they should be when they succumbed to the inevitable and went bust.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on October 21, 2012, 12:11:42 PM
Seventh heaven (to quote the well worn headline cliche) for our  Mr Heron. And top of the league to boot. Next on the agenda is to break the 3k home barrier? Well done, matey. Any advice for a football team that can't buy a win? (to quote another well worn football commentator's cliche)?

:)  and   :(
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on October 21, 2012, 12:33:40 PM
Seventh heaven (to quote the well worn headline cliche) for our  Mr Heron. And top of the league to boot. Next on the agenda is to break the 3k home barrier? Well done, matey. Any advice for a football team that can't buy a win? (to quote another well worn football commentator's cliche)?

:)  and   :(

Pissed off though - was coming back from Hungary yesterday having been on a week's holiday so wasn't able to be there.  It's a conspiracy!!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Dave Bardsley on October 21, 2012, 09:27:14 PM
This hurts.  :-[

At the end of the 2004-5 season Everton visited Arsenal for the last game of the season, having secured qualification for the Champions League in 4th place. (You remember?)

My good friend Mick the Truck, an Arsenal supporter, who was, coincidently, in Hungary at the time, sent me a simple text message.  "Snow White liked it."  Ten minutes later I arrived at my local pub to discover the score.  Arsenal won 7-0. 

Still, we made the Champions League.  For just one game!  Life...
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on October 21, 2012, 10:08:40 PM
I've watched us in two 0-7 defeats. Home to the Brian Clough managed and Euro Cup Winners Notts F in the league cup, and away to Chesterfield in the league, when the pitch was icy and we only had boots with studs, they played in studless boots. Of course,  these are trumped by the 0-10 at WHU. Character building!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on October 21, 2012, 11:41:19 PM
Being an 'Ammers fan, I would not dream of going down the bragging rights.
I may be prepared to discuss whether it hurts more to follow WHU or Bury.  Could be a long night ;)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on October 22, 2012, 01:22:18 AM
Mike, I was thinking of you as I wrote that bit about WHU......git :)

I have A vhs video of that 0-10 defeat. If you have the facility to vies vhs, and want to borrow it, you may with pleasure.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on October 22, 2012, 06:19:43 PM
Thanks for the offer Rob.  Unfortunately I no longer have a VHS player.

Perhaps you could write a considered and detailed article by way of a review of the match ;)

4 - 1 win on Saturday and 7th position in the Prem. Yuuss.  Can't see that being the case by the end of the season, but already looking a decent bet for staying up.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on October 22, 2012, 10:24:42 PM
The magnificent seven......

http://ptfc.co.uk/media/video/match_highlights/2012-2013/2010_airdrie_united (http://ptfc.co.uk/media/video/match_highlights/2012-2013/2010_airdrie_united)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Lynsey Fookin Buckenham on November 05, 2012, 08:21:22 PM
Thissun made me laaarf, boy: http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/sport/sport-headlines/ipswich-town-finds-manager-to-keep-morale-low-2012110247513 (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/sport/sport-headlines/ipswich-town-finds-manager-to-keep-morale-low-2012110247513) come on yew yellooooows!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: rockprof on November 06, 2012, 03:15:07 PM
After 35 years in the wilderness the Baggies are back! For the first time since Regis and Cunningham I can actually look forward to watching them play, although it does seem rather surreal...... :)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on November 06, 2012, 04:17:56 PM
After 35 years in the wilderness the Baggies are back! For the first time since Regis and Cunningham I can actually look forward to watching them play, although it does seem rather surreal...... :)

One man's meat is another man's poison

One Rockprof's wilderness is another message boarder's sh*tty humdrum existence

You lucky b*st*rd

x    ;D
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: rockprof on November 06, 2012, 05:22:15 PM
 Despair not Robbers old chap. Aint so long since we were Div 3...and there's an old Jamaican saying...the higher the monkey climbs, the further he has to fall... ;)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on November 10, 2012, 11:44:29 PM
A big shout for our Jags supporting friends. Not because they stuffed 2nd place D'n'line 5-1. Not because they're top of the league. No to both of them. Today, they didn't just break the 3k  barrier, 5k!! Well done AH and MH. Bet it was bouncing
:)   

Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Pete T on November 11, 2012, 02:22:08 AM
A big shout for our Jags supporting friends. Not because they stuffed 2nd place D'n'line 5-1. Not because they're top of the league. No to both of them. Today, they didn't just break the 3k  barrier, 5k!! Well done AH and MH. Bet it was bouncing
:)

..he said on Facebook it was a game of two halves. I'd call that a pint..
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on November 11, 2012, 02:58:11 AM
Pete, two halves is a quart. I'll buy a pint, I'll have 3/4 of it, and you can have the rest.

Pfffft !


Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on November 11, 2012, 02:22:20 PM
Fantastic day yesterday.  I really do struggle to remember a better day at Firhill and that's with 44 years of games to choose from.

We're Partick Thistle.  We score when we want.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j9Lw89b7_dM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j9Lw89b7_dM)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on November 11, 2012, 02:39:36 PM
Allan, where did the 2-3k new fans come from? I know it was 1st v 2nd, and presume D'ne brought a few, but such a big increase? Incentives? If so, may I be nosey and ask what they were?   
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on November 11, 2012, 08:03:04 PM
Allan, where did the 2-3k new fans come from? I know it was 1st v 2nd, and presume D'ne brought a few, but such a big increase? Incentives? If so, may I be nosey and ask what they were?

Dunfermline probably brought about a thousand, but it was a top of the table clash and probably the game of the day in Scotland.   There had been a lot of publicity beforehand as it was the first time this season that we wore our traditional red and yellow but not sure that was enough in itself to attract people.

There's a great word of mouth about the team at the moment and that will certainly have helped.  That we didn't conform to the script of the past forty years (i.e. big critical game = certain defeat) will hopefully get many of the extra punters to come back.

As an aside, kids under 16 don't pay to get in to Firhill as standard - we've had that in place the past couple of seasons.   And they are included in the attendance figures.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on November 11, 2012, 09:16:22 PM
Interesting point about U16's free entry. We discuss this regularly. I'm not a fan of free entry for juniors. Free entry = no perceived value, therefore when tickets have to be paid for, they don't come. Whereas, charge a lesser fee, but provide a good matchday experience = they will pay. But I understand that free entry for kids, but  bring an adult, + shop purchases = income. It's a dilemma. I might bend your ear mid Dec 15. On the other hand you may have more important matters on your mind such as where's the next pint.......
 
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on November 15, 2012, 08:08:09 PM
Five of the best.....

http://ptfc.co.uk/media/video/match_highlights/2012-2013/1011_dunfermline (http://ptfc.co.uk/media/video/match_highlights/2012-2013/1011_dunfermline)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on December 08, 2012, 10:43:08 PM
Advantage, Thistle


Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on December 09, 2012, 01:02:56 PM
Advantage, Thistle

We don't even need to play to win  8)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on December 09, 2012, 02:53:48 PM
Rob's on a dodgy number of equal smites and the other one - applauses or whatever.  666.  The number of the Bury?
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on December 09, 2012, 03:52:54 PM
Smites? Whatever!

More important, is that whilst I'm lying on the settee, scoffing yet another mince pie (only eaten in Dec and one a day - it's a tradition), I'm watching Bargain Hunt, and a reasonably good looking lady has just purchased a pearl necklace.

 
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Pete T on December 10, 2012, 11:41:41 AM
Rob's on a dodgy number of equal smites and the other one - applauses or whatever.  666.  The number of the Bury?

..would be a shame to spoil the equalibrity. Don't post anything ever again Rob!!..
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on December 10, 2012, 07:16:05 PM
Too late! And it wasn't me.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on December 12, 2012, 01:14:21 PM
Re the obituary thread elsewhere. Don't want to belittle it so posting here that we may be adding the name of my favourite football team to such a section!

As a result of the 'Hugh Eaves Crash' some years ago, to those of you who so kindly purchased a seat, (and one of mine I purchased is in the name of the 'Manband Archive') , looks like the lessons of the past have not been learnt. Oh dear!!

And respect to the 101 Bury fans who on a freezing Tuesday night, fought the fog, ice, traffic including an accident on the MWay causing a huge traffic jam, went to Southend Utd to see a gutless can't be bothered performance from a team including 5 loan players of 7 which our scumbag of a manager has brought in.
(I wasn't there, but my lad went - not happy) BFC RIP 
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on January 13, 2013, 04:48:27 AM
Well, I noticed last week for the first time, and now not just noticed again today, but am becoming concerned... Morton!

As Mr H rightly commented the other day, points more important than games in hand. Not good. Come on Allan, sort it. :)
   
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on January 13, 2013, 12:29:06 PM
Well, I noticed last week for the first time, and now not just noticed again today, but am becoming concerned... Morton!

As Mr H rightly commented the other day, points more important than games in hand. Not good. Come on Allan, sort it. :)
 

Not at all confident to be honest.  Still seem to be starting games well, but tending to be blown off course if things don't go our way.   Next couple of games will be critical as we're in danger of losing our arithmetical advantage.  (That can also include Morton falling on their asses too!)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on January 26, 2013, 06:13:04 PM
Blast! Morton just scored. HT scores were going for the H Meister as well. Grrrr!!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on January 29, 2013, 06:18:18 PM
Season over  :(
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on January 29, 2013, 07:19:59 PM
Season over  :(

What??? Why???

You didn't play last night did you and lost ?

I want there to be a humdinger in March !!!!   
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on January 29, 2013, 07:26:26 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21249708 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21249708)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on January 30, 2013, 07:29:15 PM
Popular choice with the fans.  Remains to be seen how it will pan out but the fans will remain onside

http://ptfc.co.uk/news/2012-2013/january_2013/change_in_management (http://ptfc.co.uk/news/2012-2013/january_2013/change_in_management)

And to get Rob's heart palpitating about visting the old place........

Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on February 01, 2013, 01:14:40 AM
Obviously I don't know anything about Alan Archibald, but I hope you see this as a good appointment.

I like promotion from within, especially from one of the less glamorous clubs. Continuity and an ethos which sets the 'smaller' club aside from the larger, and can attract bigger names who are ending their playing career. Unfortunately, many fans just see it as the "cheap optoion", which is often quoted.

This appointment reminds me of our promotion year. Manager left towards the end of the season. His assistant took over, and he displayed some excellent man management skills to take us over the line. He too was employed on an interim basis. Was subsequently given the job but in retrospect, probably a mistake. Good luck !!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on February 01, 2013, 01:55:17 AM
Club legend and just played his 423rd game for the club putting him in the all-time top 10 for appearances.  He's been involved in the coaching side as well so there's a practical side to the attempt at continuity as well.     

His no 2 Scott Paterson is another legend.  Classy centre back in the Alan Hansen mode he had played for Liverpool but had been terribly plagued by injury.  Was very consistent and injury-free with us.  And occasionally did something like this.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D11SN7jsp9A  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D11SN7jsp9A)

He's a highland lad and has been coaching with Inverness and Aberdeen so he's not green behind the ears.

All good.  If it works, it'll be inspired.  If it doesn't, it will be the cheap option as you say.   Ironically, so was Jackie McNamara at the time!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: rockprof on February 01, 2013, 11:08:01 AM
New Albion chant.

Oh! Odemwinge!!
Oh! Odemwinge!!
He went to QPR...
They left him in the car...
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on February 01, 2013, 11:48:51 AM
That was just bizarre.  Wouldn't like to be him at the West Brom training ground today.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: rockprof on February 01, 2013, 11:58:44 AM
Odemwinger. Another player whose opinion of himself is far greater than his talent. Fume! >:(
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Arjayay on February 01, 2013, 12:51:24 PM
Odemwinger. Another player whose opinion of himself is far greater than his talent.
That's going to be a very long list
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: halfamix on February 01, 2013, 04:43:14 PM
I am a Everton fan and have been since 1968! I will be having a word with Rob W about his disparaging remarks about Everton fans at the start of this thread!  ;)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on February 01, 2013, 07:36:34 PM
Sorry, forgot. One honourable exception of course ;)

OK...  2 honourable exceptions   didn't know about you.     ;D

And I have proffered or whatever the word is, humble apologies to The Bard. And I offer the same to you.

Are we still speaking?   :-[
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on February 02, 2013, 12:05:54 AM
Rob, why not just apologise to the Manboard, the world and his/her wife?  Save a lot of buggering about :D
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on February 02, 2013, 12:31:21 AM
Rob, why not just apologise to the Manboard, the world and his/her wife?  Save a lot of buggering about :D

Why? They're not all Everton fans are they?

Anyway, good idea Mike. On my headstone when I joss it, I'll have the words "I'm Sorry!" That should cover it

:))
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Dave Bardsley on February 03, 2013, 11:44:09 AM
Anyway, good idea Mike. On my headstone when I joss it, I'll have the words "I'm Sorry!" That should cover it

:))

Don't joss it too soon.  I'll miss all your squirming.  And by then you'll probably need a new shovel - as the old one will be worn out from all the other holes you've dug for yourself.  ;)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: halfamix on February 04, 2013, 03:28:07 PM
Your most humbled apologies are gratefully accepted Rob W  :)
Whew that was a close one this weekend, talk about last minute goal 90mins +3  :o   
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Dave Bardsley on February 05, 2013, 11:16:44 AM
Did you expect anything different?  Home game; struggling opposition; points for the begging to keep up with TH and clear of them.  So- nailed on draw then!  With Everton you'll always get a ride for your money!  And a needlesly close shave against the Baggies the previous week (are you still hurting from '68?)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: rockprof on February 05, 2013, 04:39:01 PM
Take heart you toffees. Normality restored at the Hawthorns. Albion in freefall.......
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on February 05, 2013, 05:24:24 PM
"Albion in freefall......."

trying to take West Ham's place over are you?

Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: halfamix on February 05, 2013, 06:07:32 PM
Oh yes Dave 1968 is why I support Everton, I was a wee lad watching the match and thought Everton were the best team who were very unlucky to lose to as very late goal from Jeff Astle.
Before becoming a Everton fan as a few of you know I'm a Scillonian who moved to Cornwall and with no teams on The Isles of Scilly or in Cornwall I was a Plymouth Argyle follower!!  ::) 
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Pete T on February 05, 2013, 07:52:57 PM
..I'm a Scillonian..

..I'm waiting Rob, I'm waiting..!!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on February 05, 2013, 08:00:50 PM
Oh yes Dave 1968 is why I support Everton, I was a wee lad watching the match and thought Everton were the best team who were very unlucky to lose to as very late goal from Jeff Astle.
Before becoming a Everton fan as a few of you know I'm a Scillonian who moved to Cornwall and with no teams on The Isles of Scilly or in Cornwall I was a Plymouth Argyle follower!!  ::)

You changed football teams??


Death by hanging!!

:))
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on February 05, 2013, 08:16:38 PM
..I'm a Scillonian..

..I'm waiting Rob, I'm waiting..!!

Don't know what for, Pete. But there must be something there. Posted at same time.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on February 05, 2013, 09:16:18 PM
"I'm a Scillonian"

Which Star Trek series were the on?
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: halfamix on February 06, 2013, 06:33:22 PM
NO I did not change football teams Rob W my father who is a Scillonian aswell supported Plymouth and always tried to make me follow them so at the age of 7 in mid 1968 I watched the FA Cup final and have supported Everton ever since. So take down your noose!  ;)
It is strange that there is no good football team in Cornwall and the two teams that are on The Isles of Scilly play each other every week and even do home and away games, although there is one footie pitch?  :o
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on February 06, 2013, 08:22:47 PM
NO I did not change football teams Rob W my father who is a Scillonian aswell supported Plymouth and always tried to make me follow them so at the age of 7 in mid 1968 I watched the FA Cup final and have supported Everton ever since. So take down your noose!  ;)
It is strange that there is no good football team in Cornwall and the two teams that are on The Isles of Scilly play each other every week and even do home and away games, although there is one footie pitch?  :o

Well I'm not apologising again......     ;D


By the way,  is Pete T still waiting?



Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on February 08, 2013, 11:55:13 AM
Phil Brown?   WTF!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on February 08, 2013, 01:20:08 PM
Truly horrific......

http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/sport/leaguedivision1/4784792/I-can-make-Jags-third-force.html (http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/sport/leaguedivision1/4784792/I-can-make-Jags-third-force.html)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on February 08, 2013, 01:59:59 PM
Truly horrific......

http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/sport/leaguedivision1/4784792/I-can-make-Jags-third-force.html (http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/sport/leaguedivision1/4784792/I-can-make-Jags-third-force.html)

The "truly horrific" bit is that he used to manage B*lt*n, but otherwise, sorry Allan, disagree with you.

Despite his relationship with them, I'd have liked Phil Brown manage Bury. Mostly he has done well and is well thought of in these parts. Regularly appears on Radio M/cr, and appears knowldgeable on all things football, and an all round decent fella.

That said, whoever PT take on as manager, it is always going to be a gamble. A successful manager at one club, can fail at another, and vice versa. Usually it's a case of the right time and the right place.  But I'm sure you are aware anyway.

And  lucky me.  I'm staying in that London this weekend. Brentford away. A pub on each of the 4 sides of the ground, and getting a lift to and from the match. Perfect...Just a pity Green Ray aren't on tonight.   

   
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on February 08, 2013, 02:54:43 PM
Any interview he gets will probably last as long as it takes until he finds out either;-


We also have dressing rooms that we like our players to use at half time
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Dave Bardsley on February 09, 2013, 11:17:28 AM
And  lucky me.  I'm staying in that London this weekend. Brentford away. A pub on each of the 4 sides of the ground, and getting a lift to and from the match. Perfect...Just a pity Green Ray aren't on tonight.   

 
Good luck against the B's.  Not one of my favourite teams after they knocked us out of the League Cup three years ago. And a particularly unpleasant crowd...(but probably my fault for celebrating our opening goal with too much enthusiam...)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on February 09, 2013, 11:30:25 AM
And  lucky me.  I'm staying in that London this weekend. Brentford away. A pub on each of the 4 sides of the ground, and getting a lift to and from the match. Perfect...Just a pity Green Ray aren't on tonight.   

 
Good luck against the B's.  Not one of my favourite teams after they knocked us out of the League Cup three years ago. And a particularly unpleasant crowd...(but probably my fault for celebrating our opening goal with too much enthusiam...)

Thanks The Bard, I appreciate that.

Funny you mention their crowd. I find them a friendly bunch, especially in my favourite of the 4 pubs, the one that does the barbeque and has great beer. Know it by sight, not name. Always a good turnout of Bury there. Hoping 600 - 700 maybe more. Eeeeh I'm  dead excited.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Dave Bardsley on February 09, 2013, 06:52:19 PM
Don't confuse sympathy with friendliness!  Mind you, you probably aren't seated in the home stand during the game!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Mike Morgan on February 10, 2013, 12:50:39 AM
So Rob.  A Desmond then.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on February 10, 2013, 01:13:11 PM
So Rob.  A Desmond then.

What's Desmond Dekker got to do with anything? Then it clicked. (Tel will confirm, it does take me time :) ) TuTu

Yaaaay, very good. But don't you wear Tutu's ? 
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on February 10, 2013, 02:02:09 PM
Only when a vicar
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: rockprof on February 11, 2013, 05:50:53 PM
Peter Odemwinge was turned away at the gates of the Vatican City earlier today, after arriving unannounced....
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on February 15, 2013, 04:31:48 AM
Feb 16, Morton v PT...  Massive!

If Morton win, will it be game over?

If PT win, will they be favourites to win the league?

New manager syndrome? They never lose the first few matches. Or do they??

Or is that an English thing?

Or a draw? Title race still open, but will Morton's points in the bag, be worth more than PT's three in hand?

Definite one ear to the scores on Saturday. 

C'mon Jags. Do it for Allan and Martin.


(Hmmm. Just thought. Fancy naming your son after a rival football team :)) )
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on February 15, 2013, 12:03:48 PM
I certainly think we need to win both tomorrow's game and Tuesday's rearranged fixture with Hamilton to feel that we're back in it.   It's the old points on the board syndrome.   Other games in hand are both away at Cowdenbeath and Raith Rovers which aren't going to be easy - Cowdenbeath are on a run of good form and Kirkcaldy's always a difficult place to visit.

We've not actually played a game yet since Judas McNamara left for Dundee United as the last two games have been postponed.  I'm inclined to think this is a bad thing in itself, nevermind the fact that the first game will be in Greenock.

Not particularly confident, but perhaps more worryingly, not particularly bothered.  Prefer my football in SFL1.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on February 17, 2013, 11:33:30 AM
Good point? Still in PT's hands, and to play Morton at Firhill. Points more important than games in hand, but from an outsider's view, seems to be a gulf between the top two and the rest, so the 3 games should be easily winnable ( ahemmm! (cough cough!)

And whilst on the subject of Scottish sport, thoughts go out to the spectator and her family, on her death at the Scottish Rally stage.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Allan Heron on February 17, 2013, 02:11:55 PM
Good point? Still in PT's hands, and to play Morton at Firhill. Points more important than games in hand, but from an outsider's view, seems to be a gulf between the top two and the rest, so the 3 games should be easily winnable ( ahemmm! (cough cough!)

Not really.   Had a two goal lead, and gave away a needless penalty.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on February 17, 2013, 04:12:35 PM
Didn't know you were 2 up, though I did know they scored the pen with about 7 to go. So it does take some of the 'gloss' away, but still all set up for a great end of season.... More ahemms and more coughing. Rule one. Never, ever, ruffle the god of football's feathers...!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle v Everton..........
Post by: Rob W on February 20, 2013, 07:44:58 AM
It's getting exciting....

:)
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Post by: Allan Heron on February 20, 2013, 12:01:59 PM
Yup, that does.

Home to Airdrie on Saturday, whilst Morton are at Dunfermline.   Would like to hope the Fifers could do us a favour.
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Post by: Rob W on February 20, 2013, 02:58:33 PM
Yup, that does.

Home to Airdrie on Saturday, whilst Morton are at Dunfermline.   Would like to hope the Fifers could do us a favour.

That Michelle gets everywhere.

 

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Post by: Mike Morgan on February 20, 2013, 08:04:49 PM
A horse walks into a pub.
Barman says - Sorry we don't serve food.


Well, it wasn't worth starting a thread for :)
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Post by: Rob W on February 20, 2013, 10:50:00 PM
Yes, you're correct. It wasn't worth starting a thread for.  :)

A horse walks into a pub.
Barman says - "why the long face?"

You know, I so wish I could join an Allan and Oakers conversation. Unfortunately I end up sharing cr*p jokes with Clydach Mike. Sorry, mate :))
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Post by: rockprof on February 21, 2013, 12:17:51 AM
A pub walks into a horse. The horse says "The barman better have a bloody good explanation."
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Post by: Mike Morgan on February 21, 2013, 01:06:42 AM
I laughed, but thought the better of sharing it with mates on other boards as i thought it would be lost on them!
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Post by: Mike Morgan on February 24, 2013, 02:32:53 PM
Obviously I hope the Swans win today, but what a fantastic achievement by Bradford.
They deserve their own lap of honour whatever the result. :)
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Post by: Mike Morgan on February 24, 2013, 08:31:09 PM
great win and loved the debate between Dyer and Deguzman as to who would take the penalty.  Dyer wants his hat-trick, Deguzman wants a goal.  Both had very good arguments.

Well done Bradford - good game and it didn't end up as a kicking fest.  Nice and well deserved touch by the Swans to do the Guard of honour thing.
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Post by: Rob W on February 24, 2013, 08:53:31 PM
Well done Swansea. Have a little bit of a soft spot for them, now.

I take it nobody watched that disaster of a 2nd half on Fri night, though Schuey's goal would have had any prem lge pundit drooling.

 Can't believe on Saturday the only scores i was interested in, were Greenock Morton and Partick Thistle. At the risk of sounding like I'm so far up Heron's a**e I need a torch, that is the battle of the football leagues. 
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Post by: Mike Morgan on February 24, 2013, 09:03:51 PM
Rob, I watched some of the first half and thought that your No7 was a little irritable :)

Saw your No8 score a good goal.  Went back to it when there was about 15 minutes left and Bury, nothing to do with Greater Manchester, were 1 -3 down. 
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Post by: John Bannon on February 24, 2013, 09:17:51 PM
I went to the supermarket yesterday and bought a cucumber, on arriving home I discovered it was a horses penis
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Post by: Rob W on February 24, 2013, 09:57:57 PM
Rob, I watched some of the first half and thought that your No7 was a little irritable :)

Saw your No8 score a good goal.  Went back to it when there was about 15 minutes left and Bury, nothing to do with Greater Manchester, were 1 -3 down.

No 7 is David Worrall. A couple of seasons ago, we sold him to WBA (of rockprof fame) for a lot of money. After a few weeks, they realised he was shite, so they gave him back to us for f*ck all.   Lol.

No 8 is Steven Schumacher, who is not as good a footballer as his namesake is a racing driver, but he's our skipper, and our leading goalscorer this season. Which doesn't mean much because our strikers coudn't hit the proverbial cow's backside with the even more proverbial banjo.  Still, all that said, Bury Til I Die.

:))
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Post by: Mike Morgan on February 25, 2013, 12:05:49 AM

Saw your No8 score a good goal.  Went back to it when there was about 15 minutes left and Bury, nothing to do with Greater Manchester, were 1 -3 down.

.  Still, all that said, Bury Til I Die.

:))
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I have a book called West Ham 'til I die (or receive a better offer).  I think the author was joking.
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Post by: Rob W on February 25, 2013, 12:15:54 AM
Mike, you must be the only fella whose signature is longer than the posts. :))
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Post by: Mike Morgan on February 25, 2013, 12:59:12 AM
Aye ;)
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Post by: Rob W on February 27, 2013, 12:41:57 AM
How many times have you been at the match, getting beaten, and you wish for the match to be abandoned? Doesn't happen does it?  :))
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Post by: Dave Bardsley on February 27, 2013, 10:22:35 AM

No 8 is Steven Schumacher, who is not as good a footballer as his namesake is a racing driver, but he's our skipper, and our leading goalscorer this season. Which doesn't mean much because our strikers coudn't hit the proverbial cow's backside with the even more proverbial banjo.  Still, all that said, Bury Til I Die.

:))
Is that the lad who was on Everton's books for a while some years ago, being hailed as Rooney's eventual successor but then mysteriously "let go"?
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Post by: Allan Heron on February 27, 2013, 12:30:58 PM
How many times have you been at the match, getting beaten, and you wish for the match to be abandoned? Doesn't happen does it?  :))

Should have been abandoned at half-time but certainly before Cowdenbeath scored their second goal.  Ref spoke to both managers five minutes before it was abandoned and suggested continuing - it was 1-1 at this point and no one would have felt aggrieved.   Thistle manager didn't feel the fog was any worse when it was abandoned compared to that earlier time but it was beyond hope at that point.

Suspect there was an element of trying to get the fixture out of the way - this was the third time of asking for it.

The Cowdenbeath tweets were funny last night.   Along the lines of "We've scored.  I think.  No idea who it was"


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Post by: Allan Heron on February 27, 2013, 12:33:02 PM
And the Cowdenbeath goal was clearly offside as this picture shows.......

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Post by: Rob W on February 27, 2013, 01:35:15 PM

No 8 is Steven Schumacher, who is not as good a footballer as his namesake is a racing driver, but he's our skipper, and our leading goalscorer this season. Which doesn't mean much because our strikers coudn't hit the proverbial cow's backside with the even more proverbial banjo.  Still, all that said, Bury Til I Die.

:))
Is that the lad who was on Everton's books for a while some years ago, being hailed as Rooney's eventual successor but then mysteriously "let go"?

Was at Everton, yes.
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Post by: rockprof on February 27, 2013, 05:49:41 PM
And the Cowdenbeath goal was clearly offside as this picture shows.......
No way! The man was clearly played onside by the big number 7!
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Post by: Rob W on February 27, 2013, 07:20:08 PM
No way! The man was clearly played onside by the big number 7!

Hey, Rockyprofy, you've just reminded me

Shakers v WBA in 77 or thereabout. You had big Ron as manager, Regis, Cunningham, all the big guns playing. Top Div 1 side. We were just about marginally less sh*te than we usually are. Played you in the Lge Cup at Gigg. We won, 2-0 or 2-1, but the match was played in a glorious fog.

Not like them Scottish wuss's obviously   ;D

PS, I agree with you. That big b*st*rd of a number 7 clearly played him onside.  And if you look hard enough to the far right, about 60% up, you can make out Allan Heron, fag in mouth, rattling his rattler.

 8)
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Post by: rockprof on February 27, 2013, 08:27:30 PM
Nov 29th 1977. Bury won 1-0.
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Post by: Rob W on February 27, 2013, 11:13:07 PM
No, it was 2-0. The fog probably obscured our 2nd from view.  :)

Was it only 1-0? Strange because I remember even the most obscure things that occurred in the 70's, but can't recall what I did yesterday!

I'm sure you're correct, because I remember Ian Robins scoring, but no other.

And the Cemy End rocked, but WBA filled the other 3 sides. :(
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Post by: Allan Heron on March 02, 2013, 05:33:39 PM
3 up after 22 minutes. Wow!
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Post by: Rob W on March 02, 2013, 06:08:53 PM
Well here I am, ht at Gigg, hoping our lying scumbag of a manager, walks because we can't afford to sack him, though he should be for gross misconduct. He is scum. And back in my seat and Crawley scored again. Shows how long it takes me to type!!
I told you Allan. 2 horse race. PT v GM may well be all ticket! And it's 4-0 !
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Post by: Allan Heron on March 05, 2013, 11:41:35 PM
Yowsah!!!!!!

Two points behind.

Two games in hand.
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Post by: Rob W on March 05, 2013, 11:49:43 PM
Most definitely noted here.   :)
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Post by: Mike Morgan on March 06, 2013, 12:12:21 AM
I see one of the teams in Greater Bury lost this evening.  I thought the sending off was a bit harsh and that Roy Keane has completely lost his marbles and memory.
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Post by: Rob W on March 10, 2013, 11:44:02 PM
Well it's come to something when I'm more interested in the PT and Morton updates than my shower of sh*t away at Pompey!! And we're at home Tues night. I'll be there but I didn't know we were playing but by luck, and I don't know who.  Can't be ar*ed

Anyway, its Sunday, 9.40pm, listening to The Freak Zone, no mention of MJ yet grrr!, done my Sunday night ironing, and I wonder if anybody will be pleased to know, I've glued the snapped crossbar to my subbuteo goal, glued a goalie to his base, and ironed the pitch. Well it's better than bl**d*ng sheds and friggin dandelions. :))   
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Post by: Mike Morgan on March 10, 2013, 11:50:00 PM
"better than bl**d*ng sheds".

Rob.  Nothing is better than sheds.
Dandelions can be bettered but not sheds.
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Post by: Rob W on March 10, 2013, 11:58:05 PM
Why? What d'you do in it?  ;)

I see that shed in Emmerdale was burned down. Mind you, must say, it was  pretty cool :)
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Post by: Mike Morgan on March 11, 2013, 12:30:44 AM
Rob - a shed is the ultimate sanctuary. Must be wood.  Not plastic or block. Wood.  Can be a bit of brick with wood on it.  Predominantly wood though.  If you have to ask, you won't understand ;)
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Post by: Rob W on March 11, 2013, 01:00:09 AM
I think I'm getting the picture. Imagining a shed big enough to have the subbuteo pitch in one corner, and the scalextric in the other. Jeez, you'd never get me out of the place.

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Post by: Mike Morgan on March 11, 2013, 01:17:39 AM
"sigh"
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Post by: Rob W on March 11, 2013, 02:00:38 AM
"sigh"

Oh.. I though you'd be happy.

Maybe I haven't got the hang of it. :(
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Post by: Mike Morgan on March 11, 2013, 07:12:33 PM
Rob, it was intended to demonstrate support and contentment with the potential of the shed scenario you described rather than irritation.  Mind, I was always crap at scalextric, could never get the cars around a bend. ::)
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Post by: Rob W on March 13, 2013, 01:21:12 AM
Scalextric is a bit rubbish to be honest. If you're on the inside line, the tail hangs out on a bend and knocks the other car off the track if side by side.

See I'm 4 up on the smite thing. Never had such a positive gap. Yippee! When's it full time?

Did Sandy get his shed rebuilt after the fire?
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Post by: rockprof on March 13, 2013, 02:22:47 AM
Forget the scalextric and the subbuteo. Escalado. The horse racing game. With the little iron horses and the handle at one end. Come back from the pub at 3 of a saturday, take the door off its hinges, lay out the track, and place your bets!
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Post by: Rob W on March 13, 2013, 03:30:45 AM
Forget the scalextric and the subbuteo. Escalado. The horse racing game. With the little iron horses and the handle at one end. Come back from the pub at 3 of a saturday, take the door off its hinges, lay out the track, and place your bets!

We had Escalado. Can't remember ever playing it though. Didn't the horses just fall over?

I think we should have a games night in Mikes shed. Don't forget the Risk!
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Post by: Mike Morgan on March 13, 2013, 08:31:35 PM
I have 6 x 8 shiplap shed.  With all the rubbish that's in there I think we'd struggle to get more than four people in there even after I tidied it up.

If you can think of a game that can be played under those conditions, I'm prepared to consider an event in December.
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Post by: Rob W on March 13, 2013, 09:30:46 PM
I have 6 x 8 shiplap shed.  With all the rubbish that's in there I think we'd struggle to get more than four people in there even after I tidied it up.

If you can think of a game that can be played under those conditions, I'm prepared to consider an event in December.

Soitaire?
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Post by: Akeno-Pool on March 13, 2013, 10:46:49 PM
I once had a tranny in my shed.
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Post by: Rob W on March 13, 2013, 10:50:31 PM
I once had a tranny in my shed.

And I once wore a vest in my shed. It was a size too small. It was tight.
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Post by: William Rait on March 14, 2013, 04:20:58 PM
I once had a tranny in my shed.
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