Partick Thistle

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Partick Thistle
Partick Thistle FC Logo.svg
Basic data
Surname Partick Thistle
Football Club
Seat Maryhill , Glasgow , Scotland
founding 1876
president BulkheadsBulkheads Allan Cowan
First soccer team
Head coach BulkheadsBulkheads Gary Caldwell
Venue The Energy Check Stadium at Firhill
Places 10.102
league League One
2019/20   10th place, Championship

Partick Thistle (officially Partick Thistle Football Club ) is a Scottish football club based in Glasgow . It was founded in 1876. The club jersey has red and yellow stripes, the pants are black.


Partick Thistle is one of the oldest traditional clubs in Scotland. He played in the years 1897–1899, 1900/01, 1902–1970, 1971–1975, 1976–1982, 1992–1996 and 2002–2004 in the Scottish First Division, in which he has been back since 2013. But since the 1980s the club was shaken by crises and its sporting importance declined. In 1998 the club faced bankruptcy due to high debts before the “Save the Jags” campaign, organized by the fans, made it possible to save the club. In the same year the club rose to the Scottish Second Division (third division).

In 2001 he was promoted to the First Division and in the following year 2002 even promoted to the Scottish Premier League . Partick Thistle rose again in 2004 to the First Division, 2005 from the Second Division.

After a moderate season in 2006, fourth place was again occupied, but this was enough to be the last to reach the newly introduced promotion play-offs . Thistle reached the final against FC Peterhead . After a 1: 2 defeat in the first leg, the second leg was won 2: 1 away. In the penalty shootout, Partick prevailed 4-2 and rose to the second division.

The Energy Check Stadium at Firhill as seen from Firhill Road.

In the 2007/08 season, sixth place and thus relegation was achieved. In the following 2008/09 season they missed promotion and finished the season in second behind FC St. Johnstone .

The 2009/10 season started out unpromising for the club. Only two points could be taken from the first three games. After that, however, the team was able to start a small series of five games that were not lost. In the meantime you could even take the lead in the standings. However, the club could not build on these services in the further course of the season. From January to March 2010, the club lost six away games in a row (five of them 0-1) and found themselves only in the middle of the table. The season ended in sixth place in the table.

The 2010/11 season started very badly again. Partick Thistle was in the lower part of the table for a long time, but ultimately managed to keep the class. Thistle finished the season in fifth place in the table.

In April 2011, coach Ian McCall left the club for personal reasons. Jackie McNamara took over the coaching position as interim coach and was appointed head coach at the end of the season.

In January 2013, McNamara also left the club to coach the first division club Dundee United . From then on, long-time player Alan Archibald took over the club as interim coach.

In the 2012/13 season , he was promoted to the Premier League . After a 2-0 away win at FC Falkirk , Thistle was unassailable in front of Greenock Morton in first place in the table. The final of the Challenge Cup was also reached for the first time this season , but it was lost 6: 5 on penalties against third division club Queen of the South .

In the following season, relegation was achieved in the highest league. Partick Thistle finished the season with 35 points in tenth place in the table and thus landed 3 points ahead of the relegation place.


Partick is the name of the place that was still independent of Glasgow at the time .

Thistle refers to the thistle , one of the Scottish national symbols, which is also depicted in the club's coat of arms. Based on the spines of this plant, the club is popularly known as "The Jags" ( English for thorns ).


European Cup balance sheet

season competition round opponent total To Back
1963/64 Exhibition cities cup 1 round Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland Glentoran FC 7: 1 3: 0 (H) 4: 1 (A)
2nd round Czech RepublicCzech Republic FC Zbrojovka Brno 3: 6 3: 2 (H) 0: 4 (A)
1972/73 Uefa cup 1 round HungaryHungary Honvéd Budapest 0: 4 0: 3 (H) 0: 1 (A)
1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group stage AustriaAustria LASK 2: 2 2: 2 (A)
IcelandIceland Keflavík ÍF 3: 1 3: 1 (H)
FranceFrance FC Metz 0: 1 0: 1 (A)
CroatiaCroatia NK Zagreb 1: 2 1: 2 (H)
Legend: (H) - home game, (A) - away game, (N) - neutral place, (a) - away goal rule , (i. E.) - on penalties , (n. V.) - after extra time

Overall record: 10 games, 4 wins, 1 draw, 5 defeats, 16:17 goals (goal difference −1)

Coach chronicle

  • ScotlandScotland George Easton (1903-1929)
  • ScotlandScotland Donald Turner (1927-1947)
  • ScotlandScotland David Meiklejohn (1947-1959)
  • ScotlandScotland Willie Thornton (1959-1969)
  • ScotlandScotland Scot Symon (1969-1970)
  • ScotlandScotland Davie McParland (1970-1974)
  • ScotlandScotland Bertie Auld (1974–1980)
  • ScotlandScotland Peter Cormack (1980-1983)
  • ScotlandScotland Benny Rooney (1983-1986)
  • ScotlandScotland Bertie Auld (1986)
  • ScotlandScotland Derek Johnstone (1986-1987)
  • ScotlandScotland Billy Lamont (1987-1988)
  • ScotlandScotland John Lambie (1988-1989)
  • ScotlandScotland Sandy Clark (1989–1990)
  • ScotlandScotland John Lambie (1990-1995)
  • ScotlandScotland Murdo MacLeod (1995–1997)
  • ScotlandScotland John McVeigh (1997-1998)
  • ScotlandScotland Tommy Bryce (1998-1999)
  • ScotlandScotland John Lambie (1999-2003)
  • ScotlandScotland Gerry Collins (2003)
  • ScotlandScotlandGerry Britton & Derek Whyte (2003-2005)ScotlandScotland
  • ScotlandScotland Dick Campbell (2005-2007)
  • ScotlandScotland Jimmy Bone (Caretaker) (2007)
  • ScotlandScotland Ian McCall (2007-2011)
  • ScotlandScotland Jackie McNamara (2011-2013)
  • ScotlandScotland Alan Archibald (2013-2018)
  • ScotlandScotland Gary Caldwell (2018–)

Known players

Web links

Commons : Partick Thistle  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Irn-Bru Scottish Football League Division 1 as of 03/10/2009 ( Memento of the original from December 6, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. Fixtures and Results ( Memento of the original from March 25, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. 2009/2010 Scottish Division One Table
  4. 2010/2011 Scottish Division One Table
  5. ^ Falkirk 0-2 Partick Thistle
  6. Queen of the South 0 Partick Thistle 0, QoS win 6-5 on penalties: Shoot-out hero Robinson is the toast of Dumfries (April 8, 2013) , accessed on July 14, 2018