Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle

Three cheers for Rangers’ Myles Beerman ahead of Celtic tie

All forgotten by the time the 90 minutes were up was the pedestrian performance from the home side in the game’s opening third. Victory will do that. Three consecutive clean sheets will do that. And back-to-back victories for the first time under new boss Pedro Caixinha – completed in the shadow of a looming Scottish
Cup semi-final with rivals 
Celtic – will, indeed, do just that.

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Rangers' Jon Toral scores his side's second goal at home to Partick Thistle. Pic: SNS/Rob Casey

Pedro Caixinha wants more from his side with Celtic up next

With a double-header against Celtic just around the corner, this game had the potential to be a real banana skin for Rangers in their attempt to stay on the coat-tails of Aberdeen in the race for second. Instead, it could scarcely have been any more straightforward for Pedro Caixinha’s men, who racked up a third successive clean sheet without much of a fight from the away side.

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15/04/17 LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP
 RANGERS v PARTICK THISTLE
 IBROX - GLASGOW
 Rangers striker Kenny Miller opens the scoring

Rangers 2 - 0 Partick Thistle: Kenny Miller helps Gers to easy win

Kenny Miller’s third goal in two games helped Rangers ruin Partick Thistle’s historic week as they claimed a 2-0 Ibrox win.

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Celtic's trip to Partick Thistle will be screened live by Sky Sports. Picture: SNS

Dear Sky Sports, does relegation no longer matter?

Stephen Mcilkenny wonders why Celtic are appearing on TV four times over their last five games, while the entire bottom six only features twice.

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Alan Archibald has led Partick Thistle into the top six. Picture: SNS

Alan Archibald ‘should be’ Scotland’s manager of the year

Partick Thistle chief Ian Maxwell insists pound-for-pound, Firhill boss Alan Archibald is Scotland’s manager of the year.

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Rangers and Aberdeen will battle it out on the penultimate game of the season. Picture: SNS

SPFL announce Ladbrokes Premiership post-split fixtures

Aberdeen will make a midweek trip to Ibrox for the penulitmate game of the season after the Ladbrokes Premiership post-split fixtures were announced.

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Liam Lindsay (right) has been in outstanding form for Partick Thistle this season. Picture: SNS

Five reasons Partick Thistle have become a top-six side

Craig Fowler looks at the rise of the Jags, a team that were struggling in the relegation battle at the turn of the year and have now confirmed their highest league finish in 36 years

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Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald (right) joins Managing Director Ian Maxwell (centre) and Thistle Weir Youth Academy Director Gerry Britton as the club announce they will have their own dedicated training ground. Picture: SNS

Partick Thistle announce plans for new £4m training ground

Alan Archibald says he is ready to put his English ambitions on hold after Partick Thistle announced plans to build a new £4million training ground.

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Kris Doolan nets his

Partick Thistle 1 - 0 Motherwell: The Jags secure top-six place

Kris Doolan hit the only goal as Partick Thistle secured a top-six finish for the first time since 1981 with victory over Motherwell.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the match against Partick Thistle at Parkhead. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Celtic held but Brendan Rodgers has no regrets over changes

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers had no regrets about sending out a weakened side against Partick Thistle despite his champions having to 
settle for a rare draw – the 1-1 scoreline described by him as “fair”.

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Scott Sinclair reacts after failing to score from the penalty spot. Picture: PA

Celtic 1 - 1 Partick Thistle: Sinclair misses penalty

The title party was pooped in unexpected fashion for Celtic last night as Partick Thistle left Parkhead unbowed for the first time in 23 years. And only four days after his blistering hat-trick suggested Scott Sinclair could do no wrong, victory eluded Brendan Rodgers’ men for only the third time in 31 unbeaten league games because the winger failed to convert a penalty with the scores tied at 1-1.

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Kieran Tierney  is fully-focused on completing a domestic treble. Picture: SNS.

Celtic’s Kieran Tierney intent on going right to the end

With potentially 11 games left of his memorable second season as a first-team player, Kieran Tierney doesn’t intend to miss a single minute more.

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Mark Kerr, left, was a superstar in the virtual world. Picture: Michael Gillen

11 Scottish journeymen who were Football Manager legends

Football Manager, which carried on the legacy from its predecessor and subsequent competitor Championship Manager, is a game that consumes lives. Whether it’s obsessing over how to arrest a slump in form, debating how to spend a transfer budget or masterminding a victory against the odds, the simulation is utterly addictive. We all have our own stories, and they all include players, the individuals who formed the crux of our carefully crafted teams.

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Partick Thistle's Kris Doolan celebrates after he scoring his 100th goal for the club. Picture: SNS

Why Kris Doolan provided one of the season’s best moments

Going forward, 1 April, 2017 will forever be known as April Dool’s Day in one corner of Glasgow. All around Maryhill, in the Woodside Inn, all along Firhill Road and the surrounding environs of Firhill Stadium it will remain a special day

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Rumour Mill: Old Firm Hogmanay fixture scrapped | Warburton wants Hyndman | United to offer £10m for Tierney

There will be no more Celtic-Rangers derbies taking place on Hogmanay, Mark Warburton wants to sign Rangers midfielder Emerson Hyndman, and Manchester United are set to offer £10million for Kieran Tierney.

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Kris Doolan celebrates his 100th goal for Partick Thistle. Pic: SNS/

Partick Thistle 2-1 Ross County: Kris Doolan hits brace and century in Jags win

Kris Doolan finally grabbed his 100th goal for the hosts but it was his 101st which consigned County to defeat, marking the end of their top-six ambitions and the start of their relegation worries.

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Troon FC have signed experienced midfielder Ryan Stevenson. Picture: Troon FC

Ryan Stevenson comes out of retirement to signs for Troon

Former Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson has joined junior side Troon FC on a deal until summer 2018 – a matter of weeks after the 32-year-old announced his retirement from football.

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Kenny Miller has excelled for Rangers this season. Picture: John Devlin

12 players over 30 who’ve starred in this season’s top flight

While the likes of Moussa Dembele, Scott Sinclair, Stuart Armstrong and Kieran Tierney are likely to clean up at the player of the season awards, the contribution of some of the more experienced Ladbrokes Premiership players shouldn’t be ignored.

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