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So Farewell Then A Partick Thistle Legend

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Wow, only yesterday I was chatting to  a few fellow old gits in our local boozer about that 4-1 League Cup Final. 1970 or 1971 was it ?

We were talking about the invincible Celtic being ripped apart by the Maryhill no-hopers. Names being bounced about included Davie McParland, Alan Rough Jimmy Bone, Alex Rae and Denis McQuade. What an amazing result for the Thistle.

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10 minutes ago, Wilbur said:

Wow, only yesterday I was chatting to  a few fellow old gits in our local boozer about that 4-1 League Cup Final. 1970 or 1971 was it ?

We were talking about the invincible Celtic being ripped apart by the Maryhill no-hopers. Names being bounced about included Davie McParland, Alan Rough Jimmy Bone, Alex Rae and Denis McQuade. What an amazing result for the Thistle.

All the details here.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Scottish_League_Cup_Final

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3 minutes ago, Yflab said:

Interesting article Yflab.

I actually remember watching Sam Leitch's comments on Football Focus that lunchtime ahead of the Final. As I remember he referred to Thistle as 'lambs to the slaughter'.

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5 minutes ago, Franny Fat said:

did we play montrose away on that day?

It sticks in my mind someone telling me the amazing

score in a chip shop on the way back.

Played Dunfermline away in a Friendly that day.

Montrose away was a week later. ( Did you have a go with the Links Park Dynamo ?  )

http://www.stmirrenprogrammes.co.uk/StMirren/STM_Match_Details.php?Season=1971&GameID=197110230

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2 minutes ago, Franny Fat said:

thank christ for that, I was sure we were coming back to paisley on the coort bor bus  from somewhere.

I was only 8 years old but I am confident the "crazy" Northbank Agaro" would have knocked fùck out of them.

Had they been christened " Northbank Agaro " in 1971 ?

I joined the Junior Supporters in 1972 and there was no mention of Northbank then. I could be wrong.

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13 minutes ago, Franny Fat said:

you're shit stirring again ya cheeky auld swine. :hammer

Serious.

It was called the St Mirren Choir among other things.

Can only mind of the North Bank getting mentioned during the Fergie era.

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13 hours ago, Franny Fat said:

 

 

we did not play an official game on 23rd October 1971,

is it possible we played a friendly?

As Shull says , we played Dunfermline in a friendly , Dennis Connaghan's last game for the club ,  the last goal he conceded was scored by Pat Gardner , Jim's old man. Dennis's first game for Celtic was during the following midweek as Evan Williams was dropped by Big Jock following the LC Final , it was v Dunfermline and the first goal Dennis conceded for Celtic was scored by , Pat Gardner !

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