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Title: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Allan Heron on July 31, 2013, 03:20:37 PM
I kid you not!!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Michael Heatley on July 31, 2013, 04:00:42 PM
It says at the top of this post 'Read four times'.

I obeyed, rubbed my eyes and still don't believe it!

Mind you, 'Fulham signs player' would be news...
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Allan Heron on July 31, 2013, 05:57:44 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23520420 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23520420)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Allan Heron on August 02, 2013, 12:16:06 AM
Nice, chirpy preview of the new season

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23478812 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23478812)

First game tomorrow night (live on BT Sports - kick 1945) - will have a better feel for how I think we'll do this year after that.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 02, 2013, 12:28:47 AM
Chirpy. Chirpy, cheap view?
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Rob W on August 02, 2013, 08:05:03 PM
Best wishes tonight Mr Herron. I'll be keeping a Liam Gallagher on the score

Nice curtain raiser for the big match tomorrow :))
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Rob W on August 02, 2013, 11:02:54 PM
Good point for Mr Heron (one 'r' forgive me for typo in previous post)?

Or 2 points dropped?

What was the crowd?

How much grief was given to your ex manager?

C'mon Shakers tomorrow. 0-2 will be better than expected!!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Allan Heron on August 03, 2013, 03:58:24 PM
A great point.  Game could have gone either way but the draw was probably about right.

Really pleased as we played excellently and weren't remotely overawed.    If we can maintain that  level of performance then we should be fine this year.

Crowd was about 7,700 of which 2,100 were Dundee United fans. 

McNamara was roundly abused as expected.   Chris Erskine was brought on a a sub by United and was warmly applauded onto the park - response to Paton was more muted.

Interesting thing was that last night's team was, with one exception, all last year's players.   New blood yet to make an impact and some of them will be capable of that.

Watched the game again this morning on BT Sport1 just to confirm that we were are impressive as I thought we were.   
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Michael Heatley on August 03, 2013, 04:40:16 PM
Watching Fulham once is usually enough for me. ;D
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Rob W on August 03, 2013, 07:31:06 PM
A great point.  Game could have gone either way but the draw was probably about right.

Really pleased as we played excellently and weren't remotely overawed.    If we can maintain that  level of performance then we should be fine this year.

Crowd was about 7,700 of which 2,100 were Dundee United fans. 

McNamara was roundly abused as expected.   Chris Erskine was brought on a a sub by United and was warmly applauded onto the park - response to Paton was more muted.

Interesting thing was that last night's team was, with one exception, all last year's players.   New blood yet to make an impact and some of them will be capable of that.

Watched the game again this morning on BT Sport1 just to confirm that we were are impressive as I thought we were.

Nice report, and appreciate you not just giving the total attendance, but the split.

An increase of c.3k home fans when everyone's on holiday is a good sign?

Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Allan Heron on August 03, 2013, 09:17:06 PM
Should think so, and the quality of football should certainly encourage them to return.   

I did like the TV coverage - seemed to do a better job for the Scottish game than Sky have been doing.  Although why they had Neil Warnock there is anyone's guess but he thought it was a terrific game and said very nice things about us (and, to be fair, Dundee United)

To use the old cliche, it was a great advert for the Scottish game

And the game being on the Friday night has allowed me to focus on laughing at Rangers as they get knocked out of the League Cup at the first round.  (By Forfar, managed by a former boss at Firhill!!)

The other manky mob sneaked home with a late winner
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Rob W on August 03, 2013, 09:39:05 PM
The evil Warnock managed us. An utter disgrace who rubbished the club, his employers, the fans, at every opportunity.

We christened him COLIN which was quite ingenious. If unaware, take the letters COLIN out of Neil Warnock, and that's what he is
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Dave Bardsley on August 04, 2013, 10:03:21 AM
Watching Fulham once is usually enough for me. ;D
Enough for a lifetime I'd say...  ::)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Rob W on August 04, 2013, 10:19:01 PM
You know how on the keystone CD, our Deke asks for a coke, no response, so says "ok then" (or similar) in that resigned kind of a way?

Is anybody going to congratulate me on my correct forecast of a 0-2 home defeat to the mighty Chesterfield? No? Ok then (to be said in a Deke Leonard resigned kind of a way, when he's asked for a glass of coke and been unceremoniously snubbed) :))
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 04, 2013, 10:58:28 PM
No ;D
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Rob W on August 04, 2013, 11:23:31 PM
No ;D

Ok then (in a Deke Leonard resigned kind of a way, when he's......and unceremoniously snubbed.

:))
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 04, 2013, 11:42:25 PM
The Swans are playing a team from the greater Bury area in their home opener in the Premiership this season.  You may have heard of Man U, Rob?

PS absolutely loved the 'Colin' comment on another thread.  says it all about the bloke (WHU not getting relegated a few years ago notwithstanding).
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: rockprof on August 07, 2013, 03:19:17 AM
Got to see the Albion for the first time in 30 years tonight, one of the problems of being an expat....
Tonked Cork City 6 nil.
Never saw a 6 nil before, and doubt if it will happen again in the foreseeable future...
But great to be among the yampy mob again. 
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Rob W on August 07, 2013, 06:17:00 PM
The Swans are playing a team from the greater Bury area in their home opener in the Premiership this season.  You may have heard of Man U, Rob?


Yes I have heard of Man U.  And no, I'm not a Man U hater at all.

I was heavily involved in youth football, and Man U do more for kids such as donating kits, balls, match tickets etc than many other teams, including the down and outs who play in white and royal blue in front of 2k and need all the publicity and goodwill they can muster!!

And my lad spent 5 or 6 happy years there before they got wise to him, and saw that no way was he better than his dad was. And he did f*ck all.   (and that was my 'Plan A' screwed :) )       

Incidentally, the Bury Revolution started last night after being p*ss*d on by Chessie  last Saturday. Newport away soon.  Hmmmm I'm thinking on this very carefully.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 07, 2013, 07:51:22 PM
Rob, genuinely, that's good to hear.  All for a bit of banter, but the hatred is getting a bit silly about what is just a game despite what Shankly said.
They were very big in the 70's but a dirty pack of sods who had a lot of talent but preferred clogging the opposition.

They are now in the Championship and long may they stay there or go down!

Did you hear about Newport the other night?  1-0 down to Brighton, ended up winning  1-3 with two of the goals being scored in added time.

May be a long trip home :)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Rob W on August 07, 2013, 09:12:47 PM
Mike, got news for you. You're coming to the match :))



Or maybe not....
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 07, 2013, 10:55:37 PM
Let me know when it is.  The chances are slim - unlike me. 
Last time I was there was in about 1978/9 when the Swans were playing in some sort of cup. Gwent police wanted us bad boys off the street asap and tried to walk us to the ground from the station.  My brother and I just hung back when they started the walk and headed for a pub.  This was about 11:00 in the morning.  There's SFA to do in Newport at any time of day without the option of 4 hours in Somerton Park waiting for the kick off.
We won and to top it off, my girlfriend, later to become my wife and later ex-wife, bought me a VDGG live album as a pressie the same day. Vital?

Paid our entry at the turnstile and then paid a further 50p at another turnstile to get into a stand.  The barrier behind one goal mouth was a piece of rope strung across the pitch about 3 or 4 feet back from the line.

'Interesting' use of the english language - a rope was strung across the pitch'.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Rob W on August 10, 2013, 06:03:49 PM
Don't need fb to know the Heron household is going to be a happy place be this weekend. 4-1 away from home. Can't argue with that. Nice one Allan *nd Martin :)
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Allan Heron on August 11, 2013, 01:43:17 PM
Don't need fb to know the Heron household is going to be a happy place be this weekend. 4-1 away from home. Can't argue with that. Nice one Allan *nd Martin :)

Actually just 3-1.  We scored late on but it was disallowed.  Most of the news chappies continued to show this as a genuine goal.
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Rob W on August 11, 2013, 01:50:43 PM
Wot! Only 3-1 not 4-1? Bloody Rubbish Thistle.  :)

Spookily, same with us yesterday. We equalised to make it 1-1, few mins later, BBC give it as 2-1 to us, name of scorer, everything. It was a disallowed goal!

Now that is bloody rubbish!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Michael Heatley on August 12, 2013, 08:02:02 PM
Talking of football, I am now officially an ex-Farnborough supporter...

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rlsd01
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Allan Heron on August 14, 2013, 07:31:29 PM
The class of 2014
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Rob W on August 14, 2013, 08:14:19 PM
The class of 2014

Melchester Rovers?





Help he's gonna get me!
Title: Re: Partick Thistle sign player from Barcelona
Post by: Dave Bardsley on August 15, 2013, 02:56:21 PM
The class of 2014
Nope.  Can't see you.  Are you in the crowd?