Manager Murdo Macleod
Murdo MacLeod
For the timeline overview see our Partickle: The Managerial Comings And Goings →; see also: Murdo MacLeod (player) →
Murdo MacLeod
● Murdo MacLeod, 1995 (GI)

born in Scotland

Murdo Davidson MacLeod was born on Wednesday, 24th September, 1958, in Glasgow. He had one spell as manager at Firhill.

MANAGERIAL SPELL

(Mon-14-Aug-1995 ↔ Fri-23-May-1997; 1y,9m,9d)

Murdo MacLeod was ending his playing career at Dumbarton where he was player-manager. He had recently won promotion with the Sons and his stock was high. When Thistle came calling, his side were sitting top of Division 1, with 2 wins from 2.

(36y,10m,26d) Sat-19-Aug-1995 [a] W7-0 Berwick Rangers (League Cup 2nd Round)
first – last of 89
(38y,7m,16d) Sat-10-May-1997 [a] L0-2 St Mirren (SFL First Division - game 36)

From hereon, it all went horribly wrong for Dumbarton, Murdo, Lambie and Collins in this great managerial roundabout. The Sons, the Bairns and Thistle were all relegated - there's a lesson in there somewhere! Failure to bounce back cost him his job; MacLeod, and his assistant, Gordon Chisholm, were sacked in May, 1997, after an uninspiring mid-table campaign in which Thistle finished 32 points adrift of the champion club, St Johnstone.

Murdo was in charge of Thistle for 89 games in total, and also managed at Dumbarton (1993-1995).

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(age) 1995-96
1. (36y,10m,26d) Sat-19-Aug-1995 [a] W7-0 Berwick Rangers (League Cup 2nd Round)
2. (36y,11m,2d) Sat-26-Aug-1995 [h] D1-1 Hibernian (SFL Premier Division - game 1)
3. (36y,11m,6d) Wed-30-Aug-1995 [a] W2-1 Livingston (League Cup 3rd Round)
4. (36y,11m,16d) Sat-09-Sep-1995 [a] D1-1 Motherwell (SFL Premier Division - game 2)
5. (36y,11m,23d) Sat-16-Sep-1995 [h] W2-0 Heart of Midlothian (SFL Premier Division - game 3)
6. (36y,11m,27d) Wed-20-Sep-1995 [a] L*1-1 Airdrieonians (League Cup Quarter Final) aet; * L2-3 pens
7. (36y,11m,30d) Sat-23-Sep-1995 [a] L1-3 Raith Rovers (SFL Premier Division - game 4)
8. (37y,0m,6d) Sat-30-Sep-1995 [h] D1-1 Falkirk (SFL Premier Division - game 5)
9. (37y,0m,10d) Wed-04-Oct-1995 [h] D1-1 Kilmarnock (SFL Premier Division - game 6)
10. (37y,0m,13d) Sat-07-Oct-1995 [a] L1-2 Celtic (SFL Premier Division - game 7)
11. (37y,0m,20d) Sat-14-Oct-1995 [h] L0-4 Rangers (SFL Premier Division - game 8)
12. (37y,0m,27d) Sat-21-Oct-1995 [a] L0-3 Aberdeen (SFL Premier Division - game 9)
13. (37y,1m,4d) Sat-28-Oct-1995 [h] W1-0 Motherwell (SFL Premier Division - game 10)
14. (37y,1m,11d) Sat-04-Nov-1995 [a] L0-3 Heart of Midlothian (SFL Premier Division - game 11)
15. (37y,1m,18d) Sat-11-Nov-1995 [h] L1-2 Celtic (SFL Premier Division - game 12)
16. (37y,1m,25d) Sat-18-Nov-1995 [a] W1-0 Falkirk (SFL Premier Division - game 13)
17. (37y,1m,29d) Wed-22-Nov-1995 [a] L0-3 Hibernian (SFL Premier Division - game 14)
18. (37y,2m,1d) Sat-25-Nov-1995 [h] L0-2 Raith Rovers (SFL Premier Division - game 15)
19. (37y,2m,8d) Sat-02-Dec-1995 [h] W1-0 Aberdeen (SFL Premier Division - game 16)
20. (37y,2m,15d) Sat-09-Dec-1995 [a] L0-1 Rangers (SFL Premier Division - game 17)
21. (37y,2m,22d) Sat-16-Dec-1995 [a] L1-2 Kilmarnock (SFL Premier Division - game 18)
22. (37y,3m,13d) Sat-06-Jan-1996 [h] L0-1 Heart of Midlothian (SFL Premier Division - game 19)
23. (37y,3m,16d) Tue-09-Jan-1996 [h] L0-3 Falkirk (SFL Premier Division - game 20)
24. (37y,3m,20d) Sat-13-Jan-1996 [a] W2-0 Motherwell (SFL Premier Division - game 21)
25. (37y,3m,23d) Tue-16-Jan-1996 [h] D0-0 Hibernian (SFL Premier Division - game 22)
26. (37y,3m,27d) Sat-20-Jan-1996 [a] L0-1 Aberdeen (SFL Premier Division - game 23)
27. (37y,3m,30d) Tue-23-Jan-1996 [a] W2-0 Raith Rovers (SFL Premier Division - game 24)
28. (37y,4m,7d) Wed-31-Jan-1996 [a] L0-1 Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Cup 3rd Round)
29. (37y,4m,10d) Sat-03-Feb-1996 [h] L1-2 Rangers (SFL Premier Division - game 25)
30. (37y,4m,17d) Sat-10-Feb-1996 [h] L0-1 Kilmarnock (SFL Premier Division - game 26)
31. (37y,5m,0d) Sat-24-Feb-1996 [a] L0-4 Celtic (SFL Premier Division - game 27)
32. (37y,5m,7d) Sat-02-Mar-1996 [h] L0-3 Raith Rovers (SFL Premier Division - game 28)
33. (37y,5m,21d) Sat-16-Mar-1996 [a] W2-1 Falkirk (SFL Premier Division - game 29)
34. (37y,5m,28d) Sat-23-Mar-1996 [a] W5-2 Heart of Midlothian (SFL Premier Division - game 30)
35. (37y,6m,6d) Sat-30-Mar-1996 [h] L0-2 Motherwell (SFL Premier Division - game 31)
(37y,6m,16d) Tue-09-Apr-1996 [h] A0-0 Aberdeen (SFL Premier Division - abandoned game)
36. (37y,6m,20d) Sat-13-Apr-1996 [a] L0-5 Rangers (SFL Premier Division - game 32)
37. (37y,6m,23d) Tue-16-Apr-1996 [h] D1-1 Aberdeen (SFL Premier Division - game 33)
38. (37y,6m,27d) Sat-20-Apr-1996 [a] L1-2 Kilmarnock (SFL Premier Division - game 34)
39. (37y,7m,3d) Sat-27-Apr-1996 [h] L2-4 Celtic (SFL Premier Division - game 35)
40. (37y,7m,10d) Sat-04-May-1996 [a] L0-1 Hibernian (SFL Premier Division - game 36)
41. (37y,7m,18d) Sun-12-May-1996 [h] D1-1 Dundee United (Scottish Premier Division/First Division play-off, 1st leg)
42. (37y,7m,22d) Thu-16-May-1996 [a] L1-2 Dundee United (Scottish Premier Division/First Division play-off, 2nd leg) aet; agg: L2-3
(age) 1996-97
43. (37y,10m,1d) Thu-25-Jul-1996 [a] W3-0 Ards (Friendly)
44. (37y,10m,3d) Sat-27-Jul-1996 [a] L0-1 Glenavon (Friendly)
45. (37y,10m,6d) Tue-30-Jul-1996 [a] W3-0 Glentoran (Friendly)
46. (37y,10m,9d) Fri-02-Aug-1996 [h] D1-1 Preston North End (Friendly)
47. (37y,10m,17d) Sat-10-Aug-1996 [h] W3-1 Queen's Park (Challenge Cup 1st Round) aet
48. (37y,10m,20d) Tue-13-Aug-1996 [h] W3-0 Forfar Athletic (League Cup 2nd Round)
49. (37y,10m,24d) Sat-17-Aug-1996 [h] D0-0 Dundee (SFL First Division - game 1)
50. (37y,11m,0d) Sat-24-Aug-1996 [a] L0-1 Falkirk (SFL First Division - game 2)
51. (37y,11m,3d) Tue-27-Aug-1996 [h] W2-1 Hamilton Academical (Challenge Cup 2nd Round)
52. (37y,11m,7d) Sat-31-Aug-1996 [h] D1-1 St Mirren (SFL First Division - game 3)
53. (37y,11m,10d) Tue-03-Sep-1996 [h] W1-0 Airdrieonians (League Cup 3rd Round)
54. (37y,11m,14d) Sat-07-Sep-1996 [a] L0-2 St Johnstone (SFL First Division - game 4)
55. (37y,11m,17d) Tue-10-Sep-1996 [a] L1-2 Greenock Morton (Challenge Cup Quarter Final)
56. (37y,11m,21d) Sat-14-Sep-1996 [h] D1-1 Stirling Albion (SFL First Division - game 5)
57. (37y,11m,24d) Tue-17-Sep-1996 [a] L0-2 Dunfermline Athletic (League Cup Quarter Final)
58. (37y,11m,28d) Sat-21-Sep-1996 [a] D4-4 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 6)
59. (38y,0m,4d) Sat-28-Sep-1996 [h] W1-0 Clydebank (SFL First Division - game 7)
60. (38y,0m,11d) Sat-05-Oct-1996 [a] L0-1 Greenock Morton (SFL First Division - game 8)
61. (38y,0m,18d) Sat-12-Oct-1996 [h] W6-0 East Fife (SFL First Division - game 9)
62. (38y,0m,25d) Sat-19-Oct-1996 [a] W2-0 Dundee (SFL First Division - game 10)
63. (38y,1m,2d) Sat-26-Oct-1996 [h] W3-0 Falkirk (SFL First Division - game 11)
64. (38y,1m,9d) Sat-02-Nov-1996 [a] W2-1 Stirling Albion (SFL First Division - game 12)
65. (38y,1m,23d) Sat-16-Nov-1996 [a] W3-1 Clydebank (SFL First Division - game 13)
66. (38y,1m,26d) Tue-19-Nov-1996 [h] L0-4 St Johnstone (SFL First Division - game 14)
67. (38y,1m,30d) Sat-23-Nov-1996 [h] D0-0 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 15)
68. (38y,2m,6d) Sat-30-Nov-1996 [h] D0-0 Greenock Morton (SFL First Division - game 16)
69. (38y,2m,20d) Sat-14-Dec-1996 [a] L2-3 St Mirren (SFL First Division - game 17)
70. (38y,3m,2d) Thu-26-Dec-1996 [h] D2-2 Dundee (SFL First Division - game 18)
71. (38y,3m,8d) Wed-01-Jan-1997 [h] W3-1 Clydebank (SFL First Division - game 19)
72. (38y,3m,11d) Sat-04-Jan-1997 [h] D1-1 Stirling Albion (SFL First Division - game 20)
73. (38y,3m,14d) Tue-07-Jan-1997 [a] W3-1 East Fife (SFL First Division - game 21)
74. (38y,3m,20d) Mon-13-Jan-1997 [a] D0-0 St Johnstone (SFL First Division - game 22)
75. (38y,3m,25d) Sat-18-Jan-1997 [a] W3-1 Greenock Morton (SFL First Division - game 23)
76. (38y,3m,29d) Wed-22-Jan-1997 [a] D1-1 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 24)
77. (38y,4m,1d) Sat-25-Jan-1997 [h] L0-2 Motherwell (Scottish Cup 3rd Round)
78. (38y,4m,8d) Sat-01-Feb-1997 [h] W3-1 East Fife (SFL First Division - game 25)
79. (38y,4m,15d) Sat-08-Feb-1997 [h] D0-0 St Mirren (SFL First Division - game 26)
80. (38y,4m,29d) Sat-22-Feb-1997 [a] L1-2 Falkirk (SFL First Division - game 27)
81. (38y,5m,12d) Sat-08-Mar-1997 [h] L1-2 Airdrieonians (SFL First Division - game 28)
82. (38y,5m,19d) Sat-15-Mar-1997 [a] L1-4 Clydebank (SFL First Division - game 29)
83. (38y,5m,26d) Sat-22-Mar-1997 [h] L0-3 Greenock Morton (SFL First Division - game 30)
84. (38y,6m,12d) Sat-05-Apr-1997 [a] W2-0 East Fife (SFL First Division - game 31)
85. (38y,6m,19d) Sat-12-Apr-1997 [h] L0-4 St Johnstone (SFL First Division - game 32)
86. (38y,6m,26d) Sat-19-Apr-1997 [a] L0-2 Stirling Albion (SFL First Division - game 33)
87. (38y,7m,2d) Sat-26-Apr-1997 [a] D1-1 Dundee (SFL First Division - game 34)
88. (38y,7m,9d) Sat-03-May-1997 [h] W2-1 Falkirk (SFL First Division - game 35)
89. (38y,7m,16d) Sat-10-May-1997 [a] L0-2 St Mirren (SFL First Division - game 36)
note: abandoned (A) or voided (V) competition matches are listed on the Archive for posterity, but the stats are excluded from all streaks, tallies & milestones. The full list of 33 excluded matches can be seen here.



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