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The Life And Times Of Firhill Park

The Life And Times Of Firhill Park

by Jack Little

Ah, Firhill, the stadium of dreams, the palace of the gallus. It's the place we've called home since 1909, but there's a lot more to the old ground than just Partick Thistle. Which Olympic champion ran at Firhill? Which Jag was born closest to the ground? Heard about the time we burned the pitch? Firhill's stories are as weird and wonderful as the club itself!

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The Day The Other Cup Came Up To Maryhill

The Day The Other Cup Came Up To Maryhill

by Jack Little

HALF-TIME SCORE CELTIC NIL, PARTICK THISTLE FOUR. WE’LL GET THAT SCORE CHECKED. IT CAN’T POSSIBLY BE CORRECT”. Well, history records that the score was correct! Read on to learn how modest beginnings (a 4-0 win against Arbroath) set in train a journey to victory at Hampden and a scoreline that delighted Thistle fans and took the rest of the Scottish football community by complete surprise. (Perhaps that should be the other way round!)

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The Managerial Comings And Goings

The Managerial Comings And Goings

by William Sheridan & Jack Little

With a brief narrative for every manager from 1876 to date, this ever-open illustrated piece concisely dates all of Partick Thistle's managerial movements, right from the very start.

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The Class Of '21

The Class Of '21

by William Sheridan

The Thistle took an astonishing eleven matches to eventually secure the Scottish Cup in 1921, creating all sorts of unique records along the way. In total, 18 squad members contributed to the herculean struggle, almost wholly fought in the mud, wind and rain. These “outstandingly important” men are all profiled here, as well the two group leaders, George Easton (manager) and Sandy Lister (trainer).

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Bert Haugh - The Red Jag

Bert Haugh - The Red Jag

by William Sheridan, Jack Little, Stuart Deans & Donnie MacIsaac

When relatives get in touch, it's truly amazing what tales lie behind some of our Jagsmen, and the story of Bert Haugh certainly falls into that category. An international man of some mystery, Bert was very much a man of the people who fearlessly walked a rockier path for a greater good, in spite of the F.B.I. His legacy prevails.

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The Day The Scottish Cup Came Up To Maryhill

The Day The Scottish Cup Came Up To Maryhill

by William Sheridan

Unravelling the legendary historic journey, we'll uncover the background stories, get to know the players and discover which national records we broke along the way. This is the story of how the Cup was won, a herculean struggle, the likes of which had never been seen before in the National Cup - and has never been seen since.

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Ye'll No' Believe Who Scored It!

Ye'll No' Believe Who Scored It!

by William Sheridan

A Top 12 countdown, with many wonderful stories to tell. The criterion for inclusion is straight forward enough: they only scored one goal for the Jags and every one meant something – either for the importance of the goal itself, or the novelty factor of the scorer. Not to be missed.

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Factions And Fractions

Factions And Fractions: The Calling Of Season 2019-20 And The Eviction Of Partick Thistle FC

by Jack Little

Season 2019-20 was ended abruptly by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read all about the courts, panels and decimal fractions that ultimately decided Thistle's fate. It's a tale of bad blood, rancour, division, self-interest and missed opportunities - unprecedented even by the standards of Scottish football.

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You Couldn't Make It Up!

You Couldn't Make It Up!

by Jack Little

Here is a collection of Thistle-related press items and curios to surprise, inform and entertain. Society has changed beyond all recognition in the last 140 years but in some respects it seems there’s nothing new in football!

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Who Put The Ball In The Rangers Net?

Who Put The Ball In The Rangers Net?

by William Sheridan

We've scored so many great goals (366) against the Rangers that you'd be bored senseless if I were write about them all (or maybe not!) Anyway, I've settled for revelling in 25-of-the-best, strictly one goal per player, chosen arbitrarily for reasons various. Paginated from 25 to 1, the flow builds meritoriously. OTIG!

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The Alex Hair Story

Goals Wherever He Went: The Alex Hair Story

by Douglas Gorman

Sandy is the only player to have scored 5 goals in a competitive game against Rangers. Douglas Gorman examines the prolific goalscorer's career.

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