general notes
  • 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw. Drawn matches were to be concluded with a penalty shoot-out, the winner of which would earn a bonus point. Teams finishing level on points were placed in order of superior goal difference, then by goals scored.
  • Scotland's 5 European representatives were given a bye, and 3 non-League teams were included in the tournament. The 40 teams were seeded to ensure that top teams and lesser teams were drawn against each other across the 8 groups. 8 group winners and the 3 best runners up advanced to the round of 16 single-legged knockout phase, where they were joined by the 'big 5'.
  • Table figures per spfl.co.uk, with the data integrity verified by The Thistle Archive.
Stats Watch
  • For the 14th time out of 40 (1946-47 to date) Thistle win their League Cup group.
  • For the 16th time out of 40 (1946-47 to date) Thistle qualify from their League Cup group.
  • Conceding zero yellow/red cards in the process is unprecedented in the modern-day League Cup group stages.


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