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Hampden in sight at last for Hearts’ Jon McLaughlin

Jon McLaughlin can remember the summer of 1998. That was the year his family moved home. It was also the last time Scotland qualified for a major championship.

Partick Thistle general manager Ian Maxwell is a leading contender to be the new SFA chief executive. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Simon Donnelly: Ian Maxwell ‘ideal’ man to be next SFA chief

That Ian Maxwell could ever emerge as a front-runner to be head honcho at Hampden would have seemed outlandish to Simon Donnelly when the pair were teenagers starting out there with Queen’s Park. Now, the former Celtic striker can see the Partick Thistle managing director as an ideal fit for the role of chief executive at the SFA.

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Andrew Considine looks to manoeuvre around Partick Thistle midfielder Steven Lawless. Picture: SNS

Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Aberdeen: Points shared at Firhill

Two teams that can’t seem to win, failed to win again pretty well sums up the grim spectacle served up at a rain swept Firhill yesterday. It is difficult to know which of yesterday’s teams that spells bigger trouble for.

Hearts fans would love for winger David Milinkovic to stick around. Picture: SNS

10 loan players Scottish Premiership clubs should sign permanently

Scottish Premiership clubs are not afraid to use the loan market. The 12 teams currently have 45 players on loan between them.

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In pictures: Remembering the glory of the Tennent’s Sixes

It ran for ten seasons between 1984 and 1993 and created an age of parity unmatched by the 11-a-side game in the country, even in the more evenly distributed trophy era in which in was created.

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Ross County's Stuart Kettlewell. Picture: SNS

Ross County appoint Stuart Kettlewell as clash with Thistle is postponed

Ross County have appointed Stuart Kettlewell as the club’s manager until the end of the season.

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David Templeton scores Hamilton's stoppage-time winner. Picture: SNS

Hamilton 2-1 Partick Thistle: Templeton grabs late winner

It all happened at the start and the end of this affair. David Templeton’s stoppage-time winner hoisted Hamilton above Thistle and out of the play-off position while goalkeeper Gary Woods pulled off a superb reflex save to keep out a header from Chris Erskine right at the death to secure all three points.

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Dundee's Simon Murray (L) in action against Callum Booth. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey

Partick Thistle 1 - 2 Dundee: Murray nets dramatic double

It is likely to forever be the way of it for Simon Murray. With his scampering, scuffing and slashes in front of goal he can have afternoons when he seems an ugly duckling of a striker. Only to end those same afternoons with the bearing of a swan.

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The most accurate attackers in the Scottish Premiership this term

Using data compiled by we’ve put together a countdown of the most accurate attackers in the Scottish top flight this season in terms of shooting. Hit the link either above or below to see the gallery.

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James Forrest, far left, celebrates with team-mates after completing his hat-trick against Partick Thistle. Picture: SNS.

Smiles can’t conceal the frailties that dog Celtic

In a twist on the tradition of vegging in front of the telly of a Saturday evening, Kristoffer Ajer did that this weekend by poring over reruns of Celtic’s scatty Scottish Cup victory over Partick Thistle earlier in the day. It was, the teenager said in the immediate aftermath of the tie, a fundamental part of his desire to “learn from his mistakes”.

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Celtic players celebrate after Forrest scores. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Five things we learned from Celtic 3 - 2 Partick Thistle

Andy Harrow looks back on Celtic’s Scottish Cup fifth round victory over Partick Thistle.

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Celtic's James Forrest celebrates after completing his hat-trick. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Celtic 3 - 2 Partick Thistle: How the players rated on each side

Ratings out of ten in Celtic’s 3-2 victory over Partick Thistle

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Jame Forrest celebrates after putting Celtic ahead. Picture: PA/Andrew Milligan

Celtic 3 - 2 Partick Thistle: James Forrest hat-trick sends Celtic through

No-one summed up the afternoon’s events at Celtic Park better than Brendan Rodgers. His team would have to be better at the back to win the Scottish Cup, he said. They would have to play better to match the challenge to be faced on Thursday when Zenit St Petersburg come to Glasgow for the the club’s Europa League last 32 tie. And James Forrest, with trio of peachy strikes to deliver him a first career hat-trick was the “class” player on the pitch.

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Callum McGregor is hoping for a recall when Celtic host Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup today. Picture: SNS.

Callum McGregor tells Celtic critics: We’re having a great season

The notion Celtic are on a downturn doesn’t marry up with the fact that, for the first time in 15 years, they have entered February and theoretically could still be on for a quadruple.

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Graeme Murty holds talks with Josh Windass over gesture to Rangers fans

Graeme Murty will ask Josh Windass to explain his reaction to the Rangers fans after his opening goal in the 2-0 Premiership win over Partick Thistle at Firhill last night, writes Stephen Halliday.

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Ibrox manager Graeme Murty says that Kenny Miller is 'fit and available'. Picture: PA.

Graeme Murty won’t dwell on more dropped points by Rangers

After a defeat on Saturday which left Rangers six points behind Aberdeen in the race for their minimum target of second place in the Premiership this season, Graeme Murty was only too happy to take some comic refuge in the advice of his erstwhile managerial and coaching mentor Steve Coppell.

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Motherwell's Cedric Kipre and Partick Thistle's Miles Storey in action. Picture: SNS/Roddy Scott

Motherwell 1 - 1 Partick Thistle: First Ciftci goal secures point

It was a fixture whose outcome produced contrasting fortunes for its participants, with Thistle finally moving out of the bottom two while Motherwell dropped out of the top six.


43 of the most notable Scottish Premiership stars on expiring deals

There are over 100 players in the top flight available on a pre-contract deals at this very moment due to their current contracts expiring in the summer. We’ve collated a few of the more notable ones in the following gallery...

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20 of the best January window signings in the Scottish top flight

With the minutes counting down on the 2018 January transfer window there is still enough time for Scottish clubs to get deals over the line.


How Partick Thistle’s summer signings have fared so far this season

The ninth of 12 articles looking at how every Ladbrokes Premiership club equipped themselves in the transfer market last summer. We rate each of the off-season recruits out of ten in the following picture gallery.

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