Manager Gerry Collins
Gerry Collins
For the timeline overview see our Partickle: The Managerial Comings And Goings →; see also: Gerry Collins (player) →
Gerry Collins
● Gerry Collins, 2003 (SNS)

born in Scotland

Gerald Collins was born on Saturday, 12th March, 1955, in Glasgow. He had two spells as Firhill gaffer; one as caretaker and one as manager.


(Fri-02-Mar-1990 ↔ Mon-05-Mar-1990; 3 days)

Our veteran centre half had recently taken on a coaching role too, and it was he who stepped in for a weekender after Sandy Clark's departure.

(34y,11m,19d) Sat-03-Mar-1990 [h] L0-3 Clyde (SFL First Division - game 30)
one-off game

It was an extremely short caretaker spell, but, as it transpired, he would have been quite pleased about how things turned out.


(Sat-24-May-2003 ↔ Sun-30-Nov-2003; 190 days)

The Gerry Collins reign was statistically the worst in many respects, but in truth he was rather unlucky to register just two points in fourteen games.

(48y,4m,4d) Wed-16-Jul-2003 [a] W6-1 Ayr United (Friendly)
first – last of 21
(48y,8m,17d) Sat-29-Nov-2003 [a] L1-3 Celtic (Scottish Premier League - game 14)

An old cliche it may be, but it's a results-driven business and, after 10 straight League defeats, he was sacked, along with his assistant Bobby McCulley, shortly after taking Sunday morning training on 30th November, 2003. It was a bitter disappointment for everyone after the preceding glory years. Thistle advertised the post, and Jim Duffy was initially considered favourite to land the role, but the next appointment (Whyte & Britton) came from within.

Gerry was in charge of Thistle for 22 games in total, as well as managing at Falkirk (1996) and Glenafton Athletic (2005-2007).

Gerry died on Monday, 20th May, 2024, in Glasgow, aged 69.

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(age) 1989-90
1. (34y,11m,19d) Sat-03-Mar-1990 [h] L0-3 Clyde (SFL First Division - game 30)
(age) 2003-04
2. (48y,4m,4d) Wed-16-Jul-2003 [a] W6-1 Ayr United (Friendly)
3. (48y,4m,7d) Sat-19-Jul-2003 [h] W4-2 Bradford City (Friendly)
4. (48y,4m,10d) Tue-22-Jul-2003 [a] D1-1 Greenock Morton (Friendly)
5. (48y,4m,14d) Sat-26-Jul-2003 [h] W3-1 Deveronvale (Friendly)
6. (48y,4m,19d) Thu-31-Jul-2003 [a] W1-0 Cliftonville (Friendly)
7. (48y,4m,21d) Sat-02-Aug-2003 [a] W3-0 Crusaders (Friendly)
8. (48y,4m,28d) Sat-09-Aug-2003 [h] D1-1 Livingston (Scottish Premier League - game 1)
9. (48y,5m,4d) Sat-16-Aug-2003 [a] L1-2 Kilmarnock (Scottish Premier League - game 2)
10. (48y,5m,11d) Sat-23-Aug-2003 [h] L1-2 Celtic (Scottish Premier League - game 3)
11. (48y,5m,18d) Sat-30-Aug-2003 [a] D2-2 Motherwell (Scottish Premier League - game 4)
12. (48y,6m,1d) Sat-13-Sep-2003 [a] L1-2 Aberdeen (Scottish Premier League - game 5)
13. (48y,6m,8d) Sat-20-Sep-2003 [h] L0-2 Dundee United (Scottish Premier League - game 6)
14. (48y,6m,12d) Wed-24-Sep-2003 [a] W*2-2 Peterhead (League Cup 2nd Round) aet; * W4-3 pens
15. (48y,6m,15d) Sat-27-Sep-2003 [a] L1-2 Dunfermline Athletic (Scottish Premier League - game 7)
16. (48y,6m,22d) Sat-04-Oct-2003 [h] L0-1 Hibernian (Scottish Premier League - game 8)
17. (48y,7m,6d) Sat-18-Oct-2003 [a] L0-1 Dundee (Scottish Premier League - game 9)
18. (48y,7m,13d) Sat-25-Oct-2003 [h] L1-4 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Premier League - game 10)
19. (48y,7m,20d) Sat-01-Nov-2003 [a] L1-3 Rangers (Scottish Premier League - game 11)
20. (48y,7m,27d) Sat-08-Nov-2003 [a] L0-2 Livingston (Scottish Premier League - game 12)
21. (48y,8m,10d) Sat-22-Nov-2003 [h] L2-4 Kilmarnock (Scottish Premier League - game 13)
22. (48y,8m,17d) Sat-29-Nov-2003 [a] L1-3 Celtic (Scottish Premier League - game 14)

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