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Betfred Cup
Tue 16 July, 2019. Kick Off: - 19:45
The Penny Cars Stadium

Admission Prices:

Adults – £12

Concessions* – £6

 

Supporters’ Buses:

City Centre Branch:

Pick ups:

Q Club – 18:30

Station Bar – 18:45

Please call 07979496154 or email   for any further information.

John Lambie Jordanhill Branch:

Pick-ups:

Jordanhill – 6.30

Thornwood – 6.35.

Prices:

£12 for adults

£6 for concessions.

All Jags fans are welcome but booking is essential.

For seats please contact Alistair on 07817612563 or email  

For general enquires please contact Iain on 07779668357 or email  

North-West Branch:

Pick ups:

Milngavie Station – 18:15

Esquire House – 18:35

Maryhill Community Halls – 18:50

Non-Members fares:

Concessions – £6.50

Full fare – £11

To reserve seats, please e-mail   or call 0141 632 3604.

If you intend to travel regularly and are not already a member, why not join the North-West?

The benefits of membership are:

1.  Your seat is guaranteed for every League, Betfred Cup, Challenge Cup (I’m reluctant to give it its’ latest name) and Scottish Cup match Thistle will play in Scotland (and Berwick) in season 2019-20 – apart from any played in Glasgow.

So, no need to e-mail or phone every time

2.  Your membership can be paid in one lump sum or spread throughout the season in amounts to suit your budget

3.  You could make a significant saving over the cost of travelling as a non-member.

After three years of holding membership prices, this year the North-West’s concession fare has again been held at £150 and the full fare actually reduced by £20 to £250 to bring about a fairer balance between the rates.

If, however, you are likely to be a less frequent traveller, we still look forward to having you aboard for a season which, hopefully, will see the excitement generated at the upper end of the table rather than in the cellar!

 

 

*A concession is qualified as a person under 18, over 65 or a student with a valid matriculation card.

Queens Park
1
William Muir
2
James Grant
3
Cameron Grant
4
Creag Little
5
Nicky Jamieson
6
Lewis Magee
7
Calvin McGrory
8
Thomas Block
9
Kieran Moore (Salim Koulder-Aissa 51)
10
David Galt
11
Jack Purdue (Alfredo Agyeman 67)
 
Subs
12
Salim Kouider-Aissa
14
Alfredo Agyeman
15
William Mortimer
16
Luke Main
17
Adam Martin
Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
1
Jamie Sneddon
2
Ryan Williamson
4
Tam O'Ware
6
Sean McGinty
7
Joe Cardle (Lewis Mansell 61)
8
Stuart Bannigan
9
Kenny Miller(Alex Jones 79)
14
Shea Gordon(James Penrice 77)
15
Tommy Robson
16
Cammy Palmer
43
Steven Saunders
 
Subs
22
Scott Fox
3
James Penrice
10
Alex Jones
18
Lewis Mansell
20
Callum Wilson
32
Evan Galasso
36
Bradley Renfrew
 
Subs
12
Salim Kouider-Aissa
14
Alfredo Agyeman
15
William Mortimer
16
Luke Main
17
Adam Martin
 
Subs
22
Scott Fox
3
James Penrice
10
Alex Jones
18
Lewis Mansell
20
Callum Wilson
32
Evan Galasso
36
Bradley Renfrew
Match Preview

Queen’s Park v Partick Thistle – 16th July 2019

With three points successfully secured on Saturday, Thistle got their Betfred Cup run off to the perfect start. The games now come thick and fast as the Jags travel to The Penny Cars Stadium to take on Queen’s Park in the second Group F fixture. In advance of the tie, Thistle boss, Gary Caldwell, spoke exclusively to ptfc.co.uk to give his thoughts head of the match.

Reflecting once again on Saturday’s victory over Airdrieonians, Gary Caldwell said:

“I think it was an excellent result. As I said after the game though, there are definitely things we can do better and work on to improve. We spoke to the players this morning to hone in on the things we still need to work on but overall we were really pleased with how things went.

“Every game, even at this stage of the competition, will be difficult. Airdrie showed what a good team they are and caused us problems, particularly in the first half. We expect nothing different from Queen’s Park, particularly after their positive result against a Premiership team on Saturday. It will be another test for us but it’s also a step towards where we want to be come the start of the season.”

In a strange quirk, due to work on the national stadium’s pitch, tonight’s tie will not be played at Queen’s Park’s traditional home, Hamopden, but at the Airdrieonian’s home ground The Penny Cars Stadium. In preparation for the tie, Caldwell took his side for a training session at the venue and took time to explain the rationale behind his decision.

“It’s all about detail in our preparation to make sure we are ready. It’s a big astroturf pitch and we wanted the players to be familiar with it, as well as the surroundings, to give them the best possible preparation for the game.

“The first thing I noticed when I came out was the size of the pitch. We want to use width as much as we can so hopefully the boys use the time they had on it yesterday to give us a head start for the match tonight.”

It’s no secret that the Jags boss is still keen to add to his squad and he admits the lack of depth at this moment in time makes experimentation tricky. That being said, the manager is happy with his side’s mentality and is looking to make winning a habit.

“Every player in our squad needs to play games and we need to manage that in these fixtures. Ideally we would like to experiment a little in terms of positions but our squad isn’t as deep as we’d like which makes that difficult. There were areas from Saturday that we would like to improve so we will look to build on every performance as we progress through these Betfred Cup matches.

“The most important thing for me though is winning games, we have to win games of football. Winning is a habit and having that mentality is so important. That was probably the most satisfying thing from Saturday, the fact that the team had such a good mentality. You could see there was a determination to win and to keep a clean sheet which we were very pleased with. Our aim is to cultivate that winning mentality in everything we do, hopefully that will be reflected on the pitch this season.”

A more in-depth chat with Jags boss, Gary Caldwell, as well as exclusive preview interviews with Lewis Mansell and Sean McGinty are available to Jagzone subscribers – log in now to see them.

JagZone members will also be able to watch extended highlights of the game.

Can’t make it to the Penny Cars Stadium? Jagzone members can listen to live audio commentary of the match. JagZoneLIVE begins at 7:30pm this evening.

For a full list of all the great content you can access from just £5.99 per month as a Jagzone member, click here.

Article Copyright © 2019. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

 
50’Full Time
 
86’Thistle corner
85’Queens Park Booking - Thomas Block
84’Queens Park Booking - Lewis Magee
 
82’

Mansell does well to gain posession before cutting inside but he drags his shot wide.

79’Thistle substitution: Alex Jones replaces Kenny Miller
79’Thistle Booking - Kenny Miller
77’Thistle substitution: James Penrice replaces Shea Gordon
67’Queens Park substitution: Alfredo Agyeman replaces Jack Purdue
61’Thistle substitution: Lewis Mansell replaces Joe Cardle
56’Goal Queens Park! Salim Kouider-Aissa
Queens Park 1 - Thistle 2

A free kick is swung in from the left and Kouider-Aissa gets a head to it to divert it past Sneddon.

51’Queens Park substitution: Salim Kouider-Aissa replaces Kieran Moore
 
47’Queens Park corner
 
46’

Jamie Sneddon does well to push a Purdue effort round the post.

 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
 
45’Half-Time
43’Thistle Booking - Stuart Bannigan
 
41’

Williamson and Cardle link up well before Williamson stands the ball up to the back post but Miller can't find the target with his header.

34’Goal Thistle! Tommy Robson
Queens Park 0 - Thistle 2

Another well worked passing move from Thistle before the ball finds Robson on space on the left and he drills the ball past the goalkeeper and into the corner.

 
27’Queens Park corner
24’Queens Park Booking - Nicky Jamieson
 
20’Queens Park corner
 
18’

McGinty steps out of defence and swings a ball from the left into Shea Gordon but his header can't beat Muir in the Queens goal.

11’Thistle Booking - Tam O'Ware
 
07’

Shea Gordon does well to bring the ball down and get past a defender but his shot is high over the bar.

05’Goal Thistle! Kenny Miller
Queens Park 0 - Thistle 1

Tommy Robson plays a great one-two with Kenny Miller before getting down the left and putting in a low ball for Miller to finish for his first Jags goal.

 
00’Kick-Off
Match Reaction

Queen’s Park v Partick Thistle – 16th July 2019

Partick Thistle continued their winning start to the 2019/20 season with a 2-1 victory against Queen’s Park this evening in Airdrie. The Jags hit the front after just five minutes as Kenny Miller bagged his first goal in red and yellow before Tommy Robson did the same to make it 2-0 in the 34th minute. Salim Kouider-Aissa pulled one back for the Spiders 11 minutes after half-time but Mark Roberts’ side failed to really put Thistle under much pressure thereafter as the visitors saw out the victory. Jags boss, Gary Caldwell, spoke to ptfc.co.uk after the match:

“Ultimately, we’re not long removed from pre-season but we’re showing a great mentality to win which I’m delighted with. Are we completely happy with how we played? No and we know we need to improve but we’ve now won two games in this group which puts us in a fantastic position to progress.”

The manager felt his side struggled to play the football he wanted them to play at times during the game, partly down to the condition of the pitch.

“It was tough, to be honest, to play passing football. It was dry and sticky on the surface and that made it tough to move it quickly enough. We were quite effective with the ball down the channel, but I still feel like we could have down more between the lines even with the poor conditions.”

Caldwell complimented Thistle striker, Kenny Miller, who got off the mark for his new club this evening with a well-taken left-footed finish from 15 yards.

“It was a great finish on his weaker foot and I was very happy to see him get his first for Thistle. He’s got a big part to play for us this season so I was delighted with his contribution. Also, to get Alex Jones some minutes was good. I think he showed some of his talent while he was on through his touches and runs so hopefully he’ll have more of that to show soon enough.”

Miller came off in the second half to be replaced by the aforementioned Jones and as he left the field he was limping slightly but the manager told us that it was nothing serious.

“Both Kenny and Joe Cardle were carrying slight niggles ahead of the game but both of them were able to play significant minutes which is good. Obviously, we’ll access both of them again later this week but we hope neither of them will miss time because of the knocks.”

All focus is now on Hamilton for the gaffer as Thistle look to further consolidate their position at the top of Group F.

“It’s another game and we just have to approach like any other. They’re the top-flight team from the group and it’s away from home so it’ll be particularly tough but we want to see improvement. We’ll look at tonight’s game and hopefully another 90 minutes for some of the boys will have done them good and we’ll be closer to where we want to be on Saturday.”

A more in depth video interview with Gary Caldwell will be available shortly to Jagzone subscribers and will be followed by reaction from Kenny Miller and Tommy Robson.

Highlights will be added shortly and will be free for Jagzone subscribers.

For a full list of all the great content you can access from just £5.99 per month as a Jagzone member, click here.

Article Copyright © 2019. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk

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