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  1. 14 points
    Club has confirmed today that the away support was 1542 on Saturday. Absolutely brilliant.
  2. 8 points
    That's surprisingly simplistic and - dare I say - "stupid"?I have not been in love with 'our' most recent forays into overseas wars, but I can see that our armed forces do wonderful work. "Signing up" is not the simple matter of choice that you blithely suggest. It involves a complicated set of reasons and decisions. Reasons such as our current armed services recruit from areas which traditionally have offered their younger generations little opportunity. The services offer an escape for so many young folk throughout the UK. The choice you are suggesting is remaining on the dole or getting into drugs or... offering yourself in service for your country and your compatriots. Young people do want to get a job, engaged with life, find a purpose. If it's in our Service, how can that be a bad thing?! It's not. Service is creditable aspiration. Service to unfortunate parts of the world like in the Balkans and throughout the community of the UK. They do that, too. You might not like the decisions that politicians take that involve our service people but that is no fault of theirs. They demand our respect for the shite they go into. I guess you'd be happier if they stayed on the dole and littered the pedestrianised High Street? The freedom of choice that you (Maximillion and lovestreet) advocate comes with a concomitant acceptance of a responsibility that you receive along with that glorious freedom. It's a tacit acceptance that the majority of people in the society that puts up with you also has a freedom of choice. Their choice might well be to celebrate their war dead in various venues. I might well be in agreement with you about where that should be, but I certainly don't think the minority is in a position to proscribe or deny THEIR choice. I know democracy is too big a word to use in times when some parts of our democracy want to separate cos not all of their minority wishes match what the rest of the country inflicts upon them, but is it so hard to accept that the majority of people in the UK still want to remember the generations that gave their lives for our good? And to try to shut up, accept it - or make yourself scarce whilst all the shite you loathe goes on? I've never seen a Royal wedding, divorce or funeral cos I think it's all shite. I take myself off to places where I need not suffer. I don't watch tv. So I don't play their game and I don't get upset about it. I've never seen any of England supposedly winning a World Cup at once upon a time, because I am grown up enough to know that it might upset me. Just learn to accept that your petted lip cannot always win the day and that other folk might genuinely, inexplicably, like other things. I guess my great age has just made me so much more mature. I hope this helps?
  3. 7 points
    Allegedly Danny Lennon was almost shown the door after the last Thistle game but only a last minute change of heart by one member on the board come the board meeting on the Monday saved Danny from the sack. Tommy surely had a feeling that Danny was extremely close to the sack and I would assume that's what their coming together at the end of Saturday's game was about. It's incredible how a couple of months ago you couldn't think of a defensive unit that could do a job for the side and now you almost have 2 or even 3 players who are capable of adding something to the team in each of those defensive positions. Kelly and Grainger at left back, Naismith and Vanzy on the right with anyone from Mcausland, Mair, McGregor and even Goodwin in the centre whilst Dilo was outstanding between the sticks with excellent shot stopping and early distribution of the ball quickly turning defence into attack. Kello looks extremely assured with great positional sense, a calming influence at the back together with some great early distribution like Dilo. Hopefully we can keep the feel good factor going by getting a win against Ross County on Sunday. Hibs will be a tough test if Butcher gets the gig but on our day we are more than capable of getting a win in Dumfries. Keep up the good work lads.
  4. 5 points
    2becks

    Forgotten Songs

    I always liked singing "We're tap o' the league an' you're 'no".
  5. 4 points
    Considering only 700 tickets were available in advance from the ticket office (which sold out on Saturday morning), it shows the importance of a cash turnstyle. It's very rare that we as supporters are in a stand with wooden floors. Did anyone else notice that the loudspeakers were not working either. Given the lessons of the Bradford fire - I'm suprised that Thistle get a safety certificate. In case anyone wants to know how quickly a fire can spread then watch how quickly the Bradford stand went up in smoke, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLjquReTHcU 56 people died that day and hundreds were injured.
  6. 3 points
    Drew

    Free Agents

    Absolutely this! Like you, I'm staggered that people would have the club part with a brass ha'penny for this halfwit. Even if the guy still has anything about him, he'd be so far off match fitness at this level of football that he'd need a dozen U-20 matches to stand even the remotest chance of getting into the 1st team squad. Quite why anyone would consider squandering a place on the wage bill/sacrificing space that could be utilised by a future prospect for this cretin is utterly baffling. Aye, its all about opinions right enough....
  7. 3 points
    With so many negative anti Armed Forces comment on here i thought i`d end my contribution to this thread with this taken from the beeb site. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24889924 It fills me with great pride to see there are still so many wonderful kind people in this country who appreciate the sacrifice & service made by past & present armed forces personnel . RIP Harold Jellicoe Percival. How fitting that you are laid to rest today.
  8. 3 points
    Murray7

    Free Agents

    Putting all the attitude stuff and the disruption he'd likely cause in the dressing room aside; The 'third top goalscorer of all time' means nothing here. Riordan was never a clinical finisher; his goals/games ratio in the SPL is 37%, the same record Thompson has had since he joined us as a 34 year old. Riordan is a player who relied on his pace and stamina, that has probably gone now, it certainly wouldn't reappear during a short term deal until January and there's no magical goalscoring touch that comes with him either. There's no SPL club that will go near him and rightfully so. He's a complete and utter waster and I can't believe that there's some people here that would prefer spending money on him than giving a youth player a chance, the same we've done with McGinn, Kelly, McLean & Naismith this season.
  9. 3 points
    My Papa grew the best rhubarb out... My Mum used to get sent out with a bucket and spade to follow the horses down the street for natural "fertiliser". Is it a coincidence that you were raised in horseshit to speak bullshit? ;)
  10. 3 points
    I must have missed that memo .
  11. 3 points
    AFAIK the TV deals for all League games go towards the prize money kitty regardless of supplier - SKY, BBC Alba, etc It's only cup games that differ in that competing teams can secure additional revenue. I'd hazard a guess if a cup tie was abandoned the TV companies probably have some small print that ensures that they only need to pay a portion of the total fee. TV companies can afford better lawyers and accountants than most football clubs - so I'm sure they are well protected. Not sure what the BBC Alba contract will say - depends what language it is in.
  12. 3 points
    We have certainly been spoilt at the new ground with our facilities. How many times do we end up somewhere for an away game and there is one person serving and one person on the till? The refreshment stalls we have at our new ground are always well staffed. But then Saints were always a step ahead of the rest - even in the days at Love St we had air-conditioned toilets.....
  13. 3 points
    The armed forces should be respected as should a minute silence if it is being held at a venue. If there is a silence planned and you dont like it, Dont Go! Simples Cant believe this is even being argued.
  14. 3 points
    thomsons dropped it

    Astra Turf. .

    Good luck cutting that......
  15. 3 points
    saintnextlifetime

    Astra Turf. .

    WTF. .
  16. 3 points
    My Partick supporting neighbour whose kitchen window faces my kitchen window put a single candle in his window. I think he does it when he wants to bring a bit of romance to his Saturday night cooking with his missus. I put four candles in my window with three lit and one not. He gave me the finger (whilst smiling).
  17. 3 points
    You have a perfectly valid point my forum friend but without spending too much of my valuable time left of this earth reading the entire thread I would like to add to the point under discussion with a varying viewpoint. We live in a country where thanks to people of my generation and beyond we enjoy the extremely valuable freedom whereby our finest young men and women are no longer forced to enter the national service of our country. Today I remembered people whom I knew well and I am proud to have known. I remember only some of the names now, I remember all of the faces. Today we still have some our finest young people serving abroad in varying theatres of war. Every one of those volunteered to serve our country, every last one. War affects not only the brave young people stepping forward to serve but the parents, the wives/husbands/partners, children and friends who keep an all too often fruitless vigil hoping for the safe return of the loved one. What is in fact only a small gesture by one of our football clubs shows the finest amongst us that many of us appreciate them, we are proud of them and even though we may not know them as individuals many of us still hope for there safe return. Events like yesterday are a small but effective "pat on the back" and no one whom I wish to know would in any way argue with such a fine act. Well done Partick Thistle. I hope the fine young men and women enjoyed the day, appreciated the good will afforded them and marvelled at a fine performance from the Paisley men. Lest we forget forum user's, lest we forget.
  18. 2 points
    The key for me is playing football in the right areas of the park. If we had the ability to play from the back then fair enough, however the start of the season's form would suggest otherwise. The second goal came from a direct bit of play but was a great piece of football, as was the third albeit reliant somewhat on the slip from the defender. Therefore if a pass is on to build from the back fair enough, that is option one, but if that pass puts the team under pressure, clear the lines and press from there. The tactics worked perfectly though on Saturday barring a few runs from their left back in the first half. Lesson learned from the first game and 3pts in the bag.
  19. 2 points
    Saints second goal is a classic. Long ball down the pitch. Thompson actually gets nowhere near it however the Thistle defender heads it straight to McGowan. A sublime pass from McGowan and Newton is in for the goal. A move like this cuts out the risk of losing possession in a risky area. We don't even need a target man for it, we just need to win the second ball. And allows Paul McGowan to work his magic in an attacking area against a disorganised defence. Surely makes more sense than asking McGowan to work magic in his own defensive third with forwards on his back and the opposition with all men behind the ball and organised? If Lennon & Craig continue along this path then we will finish top 6 this season.
  20. 2 points
    From today's Metro "Thistle dominated possession but Darren McGregor reckons ditching the Buddies' passing play in favour of long balls paid off. There are very few games where Steven Thompson has been dominated in the air said McGregor. He wins more than he loses, so I think if you've got an asset like that you need to use it. Thistle midfielder Isaac Osborne defended his side's approach to the game and said they would find it difficult to take a more direct approach, as the visitors did on Saturday. We like to play the game properly, Osborne said"
  21. 2 points
    Unlike the opposition who dont do it mistakenly. http://lubpak.com/archives/5150
  22. 2 points
    you really want to discuss freedom of speech ? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23291897
  23. 2 points
    JM1

    Free Agents

    What's Yardley's scoring record? At least he'd give a fuck.
  24. 2 points
    murray street

    St Mirren Players Doing Movember

    A St Mirren female fan is also taking part She leads off the Crazy Northbank A G A R O She farts, smokes rollups, drinks Guinness and sings Light opera in her spare time. Her favorite St Mirren player of all time is Mark "I'm not a roundabout" Yardley, obviously. Donations to www.frub.com Fat Repulsive Ugly Bastard
  25. 2 points
    BAWZ

    Free Agents

    Football is riddled with eejits, not just right now, but historically too. Seems to me the amount of tolerance shown to them is usually directly proportional to the talent they possess. With regard to current-day examples, Balotelli is a madman, yet Mancini took him to Man City despite having witnessed the craziness when they were both previously at Inter. Now the same maniac has found a place at AC Milan. Joey Barton has a reputation, both on and off the field that makes Riorden seem like a saint and his history of bad-boy antics goes back a long way, yet Harry Redknapp brings him back from Marseille and insists on playing him, even though Barton sowre he would never play in the Championship. Others, including Suarez, Bellamy, Goodwillie and Ferguson, (which Ferguson? You choose), are only a few of the many available examples that show what will be tolerated where there is talent to consider. Now maybe Riorden isn't in the same league (talent-wise) as the aforementioned eejits, but then again, the Saints ain't in the same league (figuratively speaking) as AC Milan, Man City, Liverpool and etc. For that reason, I'd go with the earlier suggestion of giving him 6 months to prove he's worth a chance. As for who we would drop? Nobody. He would be back up for when needed, unless we decide to go with two main strikers in some games. If it works out, he could be the man to replace Thommo when he can no longer give us 40+ games per season.
  26. 2 points
    Desnold

    Dannys Contract Renewal

    Not only has he improved the team over the last few years, he has also learned - "I must take my hat off to Partick Thistle, because I love the way they stick to their philosophy and try to play the game in the right manner," added Lennon, a former Firhill captain. "But you can't go out and bake the same cake every week. "The longer the campaign goes on, more teams get to know your strengths and weaknesses. "And, second or third-time round, opponents will give you that respect you deserve, but will also know so much more." This would suggest that our legendary manager is aware that it is important to have a 'Plan B' when 'Plan A' isn't working
  27. 2 points
    I was right saying we would take between 1500 and 2000.;-) Just!
  28. 2 points
    Slash

    Kenny Mclean

    I agree. I don't mind the Utd kids playing from the start as after all they are getting regular first team football in the top league. What pisses us all off is that he is probably down the pecking order behind the OF wonderkids who are so good they rarely see first team or top flight football. FTOF.
  29. 2 points
    Almost half of those paid at the gate, wonder how many wouldn't have travelled if they had to buy a ticket in advance?
  30. 2 points
    I was talking to someone from Paisley the night before the Dundee United game and the subject of "Have we turned things around" came up and my view, at that time, we had drawn with Aberdeen and won against both Hearts and St Johnstone, was that the next 3 games would be a decent point to come to some view on this. After getting thumped 4-0 things by Dundee Utd things seemed to be pointing towards back to square one however after only the weather preventing us for surely a win against Ross County and a decent result against Thistle I would suggest things have turned around. Of course there's no guarantee things can't go back but the effort by the management and players to dig us out of the hole we were in is quite astounding. It's rare for a team to get itself out of the shit run we were on, this includes last seasons results, without a change of personnel and if we continue to maintain the current form everyone at the club deserves every bit of praise they get.
  31. 2 points
    I am saying that the boys DO NOT go over and kill innocent people and if there is any innocent people killed then they are casualties of war. I know for a fact that the troops only shoot when shot at or they know that lives are indanger(themselves there comrades and civlians). So if innocent people are getting killed then it is the soldiers off this fine country. I can name 1 innocent person that has been killed in the fight too rid terrorism and his name is private Lee Rigby.
  32. 2 points
    Thats a good few posts, and I think everyone gets your point. You can surely shut up now. I was surprised that only 2 of the 6 clubs in the SPFL participated in remembrance. Not ony because they have done it every other year,.. or even as a mark of respect, what with being very large community bases and a focus of many thousands of people,... but even more so because pretty much every club had players and fans killed in the great war, not to mention WWII. To forget about those players and fans who served is an absolute disgrace. The little anti-british, anti-army, anti-everything chompers can easily think their own thoughts, or take solace in the company of a Celtic supporting atmosphere outside the ground if they want to go all 'Celtic'. I'm sure the vast majority would've appreciated a minutes silence, more out of respect for the sacrifice of the fallen than anything else.
  33. 2 points
    That actually upsets me. If people better than you were not willing to step forward into such a dangerous career then we would still have national service. Despite your apparent ignorance I am truly offended by your viewpoint, in fact I find it disgusting and I am only thankful that I do not know you and as such will never have to endure your presence. Whether you wish to admit it or not, the fact remains that you owe as much to our serving armed forces as we did when my generation was at its strongest and fittest. I don't like this thread and I will not be back as I wish to spend my remembrance remembering and not bickering with the ignorant.
  34. 2 points
    insaintee

    Dannys Contract Renewal

    Stop quoting tony/tracy/obi/max poking the loony wi a stick. It's no nice
  35. 2 points
  36. 2 points
    chalky1

    Free Retro 'toffs' St Mirren Jersey.

    Wouldn't give that scabby newspaper a penny never mind £1, disappointed in myself for even clicking on the link. Would rather pay £40.00 for the top than have anything to do with the scumbag newspaper rant over
  37. 1 point
    insaintee

    Dannys Contract Renewal

    f**k no!
  38. 1 point
    JJ McG

    Dannys Contract Renewal

    Way too early to be thinking about new contracts for Lennon, things are improving and starting to look better but we had an absolutely horrific start to the season, let's see where we are round about February March time and take it from there.
  39. 1 point
    Kendo

    Dannys Contract Renewal

    Me, shull, Oaky, billyg, JJ, Maxi, davidg, lovestreet, lex, the duke, Tedious Tom. We're one short of 12 just men, would you like to join us?
  40. 1 point
    Kendo

    Dannys Contract Renewal

    Does Danny deserve a new contract? I'm not sure, the jury is out. He has made some fantastic signings though. Dummet, Thommo, Isma, Newton, Teale, McGowan, Samson, Dillo, Kello. McAusland, DVZ, Tesselar, Hasselbaink, Travner, Goodwin, Mc Gregor, to name a few.
  41. 1 point
    Perhaps if Hitler had won the war you would have seen lots more images, if you were born that is?
  42. 1 point
    chalky1

    Forgotten Songs

    Alky squad, Alky squad, we are the saints alky squad We come from Paisley where Norrie is god we are the boys from the saints alky squad
  43. 1 point
    All lawyers speak the same language..... Gobbledygook!
  44. 1 point
    What was also good on Saturday is that a number of players who have been either injured or substitutes in recent weeks got valuable game time including Cheesy, Vanzy, Grainger and Harkins. We need a full and experienced squad ready to do battle to propel us to a top 6 finish and victory in the Scottish cup....... Amazing what a few good results can do for hopes and aspirations..... My only concern with the way we set up on Saturday was the amount of time and space we gave Thistle. A couple of weeks back Dundee Utd were given similar freedom and carved us up good and proper. 3 home league games coming up against Ross County, Hibs and Inverness - one game at a time and all that, but it would be great to see us win all 9 points plus an away win in the cup.
  45. 1 point
    Sorry for doubting you Dave!
  46. 1 point
    E=Mc2

    Dannys Contract Renewal

    Guilty as charged.
  47. 1 point
    Scoreline flattered us. Took the 3 goals well and McLean had his best perfomance in a while, matching hard graft with his skillful side. Naismith was composed, especially after an early booking, His tackle in our box, the one that injured him, was sublime. The defence look composed, especially the centre halfs although I'm sure cheesy will take no credit for that on here Thistle play good football but they have no goal threat. I've never sat through a game and been so relaxed at the amount of corners we gave away.
  48. 1 point
    I think Kello has been excellent since coming in. Assured and appears a calming influence to the defence with far less panic defending. The whole defensive unit were the foundation for the win yesterday all were great. Good to get a break with a penalty decision too for a change. Interesting to see Thistle fans applaud Gowser when subbed despite us feeling he hadn't played as well as he can. Probably shows what harsh critics we are of our own team. Oh and mixing lager, malt whisky, jagermeister and mango daiquiri is most certainly not a good idea !!!
  49. 1 point
    Tony A

    Song Connections

  50. 1 point
    Tony A

    Song Connections

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