copyright Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Inverness Caley Thistle V Partick Thistle
Irn- Bru Scottish First Division
Saturday 26th September 2009
Tulloch Caledonian Stadium Inverness
Kick – Off 3pm
Referee Euan Norris
Students:£11.00 [Only with matriculation card]
Trains leave Glasgow Queen Street
Depart 7.06 Arv 1029 [cheap tickets available on this service]
Depart 8.41 Arv 11.54 [Change Perth]
Depart 10.11 Arv 13.27
Depart 18.43 Arv 22.19 [change Perth]
Depart 20.15 Arv 23.41
7.06 only and return on any designated service £10.00 each way -£6.60 with railcard [subject to availability]Must book in advance.
Super saver £44.50 with Railcard 29.35 return
Over 55’s £16.00
Children travel FREE with an Adult
Partick Thistle 2 - 0 Dunfermline Athletic
Saturday 19 September 2009 3.00 pm
Referee: C. Richmond
by Kieron Dempsey
In the absence of a formal match report I felt that it may be worth reporting on the match day experience as it was for me, as a way of covering this. The day started with the Centenary Gala outside the stadium. This was to celebrate the fact that this was one hundred years since the Dumbarton Harp lined up against us for our first match at Firhill. Organised by the club and manned by the trust, the Gala events I have been told were very well attended. I never saw any of it though, as I was preparing for our match day guests.
Irn-Bru Scottish League First Division
Saturday 19th September 2009
Referee: Charlie Richmond
Senior Citizen: £ 11.00
Youth’s under21: £11.00 [In full time education]
Under 16’s FREE
Special Centenary Programne £3.50
Well ,its hats off to Eddie Izzard who has just completed the last of the 43 marathons he’s run in 51 days to raise cash for charity.Thats a total of 1127 miles he’s ran over the length and breadth of Britain.
This achievement is just overshadowed this week by the fact that Partick Thistle has survived one hundred years of playing football at Firhill.
The first game played at Firhill in 1909 was a 2nd round Scottish qualifying cup - tie against Dumbarton Harp whose centre forward Carr had the honour of scoring the first goal ever at our hallowed ground. Thistle eventually raised their game and ran out 3-1 winners, a result that would suit us fine this Saturday.
The Jags have decided not to appeal against Liam’s red card, so it could mean a place for Doolan up front. If the team plays with the same spirit they showed last week, it could mean a visit to the tavern for a special celebratory drink or two after the game.
Happy Birthday Firhill
Raith Rovers 1 v 1 Partick Thistle
Saturday 13 September 2009 3.00 pm Stark’s Park, Kirkcaldy
Reporter Alan Murray
Referee: Frank McDermott
It was a glorious day in Kirkcaldy. I made my way up on the city center bus, getting into Kirkcaldy at around quarter too two. Plenty of time for me to sample a cheese burger then down to the Starks park Pub for two lovely pints of Stella. Perfect preparation for the game I am sure you will agree.
Irn-Bru Scottish League First Division
Starks Park Kirkcaldy
Referee: Frank McDermott
Parent & Child £19.00
Pre - School FREE
Senior Citizens: £8.00
Students £12.00 Proof Required
Jobseekers: £8.00 [Proof Required]
Disability £8.00 +Carer FREE
Thistle make their first visit to Starks Park since 2006. John McGlynn’s side has made an impressive start to their first division campaign with taking 8 points out of 12 and currently top of the table. They are likely to lineup with former jags captain Grant Murray in the defense.
A virus has spread through the Thistle squad with Paddy Boyle, Willie Kinniburgh. Liam Buchanan, Mark Corcoran and Ricky Little all affected. They all trained on Thursday and Ian McCall expects all to be fit. Stephen McKeown will still be missing however.
Please note engineering works on Glasgow - Edinburgh line. Train times extended
Trains leave Glasgow Queen Street every 15mins to Edinburgh Haymarket change to trains going to Kirkcaldy.
Adult return £21.20
Over 55 ticket £15.00
Children go FREE accompanied with an Adult on Scotrail services
Saturday 07 September 2009 3.00 pm Firhill Stadium
Reporter Paul Murray
Referee: William Collum
Partick Thistle 1 v Inverness CT 1 (aet)
Inverness CT won 3-4 on penalties.
When Claudio Ranieri was at Chelsea he was known as the ‘tinker man’ because of his constant experimentation with his team. After the game on Sunday I was beginning to think we have, in Ian McCall, our very own tinker man. How many systems is he going to try before he finds the right blend for his squad of talented players? Last Saturday, against Morton, he ditched the impotent 4-3-3 and went 3-5-2, and what dividends it brought. For Sunday’s Alba cup game against Inverness Caledonian Thistle we could expect the same formation couldn’t we? Well, more or less, but this time Ian tinkered a little bit more- introducing a diamond shape into the midfield with Chris Erskine playing an attacking midfield role just in front of Rowson and Cairney.
Partick Thistle v Inverness Caley Thistle
Alba Cup Quarter Final
Sunday 6th September 2009
Senior Citizens: £5.00
Under 16’s £5.00
Please note that Kids go free scheme does not operate at this match. All must pay
What price a Scotland and Thistle double? Or will it be hangover time at 5pm on Sunday? Will the Jags butcher the Caley or will Caleys burly forwards win the game for them? No matter what, let’s hope it’s a good game with plenty of goals.
Thistle has injury concerns over Ian Maxwell and Paul Paton and it could be a last minute decision on these two, otherwise the Jags have a full compliment to pick from.
No News from the Caley camp yet regarding their line up but we hear that Lee Cox is a player to look out for, also Jags fans may be happy to have another look at Danni Sanchez, who looked a promising player while on trial with us.
The Jags Trust Annual General Meeting will take place this Thursday in the Aitken Suite. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and has a very special guest - club legend Denis McQuade. He will be talking about his role at the club as Club Development Director along with some memories from his playing career at Thistle.
By Martin Towers
As we enter the month of September the centenary of Firhill grows ever nearer and our minds focus on not only the great times we have had at “The Stadium of Dreams” (copyright Campbell Hughes) but what the future holds for our Club. Nobody knows for certain what the future will bring but the one thing that is certain is the fact that Partick Thistle needs to generate more revenue each season.