2007–08 Partick Thistle F.C. season

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Partick Thistle
Season 2007-08
League Scottish First Division
Manager Ian McCall
Chairman Allan Cowan
League position 6th
Top goalscorer League: Liam Buchanan (11)
All: Liam Buchanan (14)
Highest attendance 9,909 vs Rangers
Lowest attendance 1126 vs. Berwick Rangers
Scottish Cup Quarter Final (rep.)
League Cup Round 3
Challenge Cup Round 3

During the 2007–08 season, Partick Thistle participated in the Scottish First Division and finished the season in 6th place. They reached the Quarter Final of the Scottish Cup, where they took eventual winners Rangers to a replay. The season saw the return of former Jag David Rowson who played in 45 competitive matches, the most appearances for any player. This season was Ian McCall's first season in charge of the club as manager.

Team kit[edit]

The team kit for the 2007–08 season was produced by Diadora and the main shirt sponsor was Resolution Asset Management.

Home colours
Away colours

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Northern Ireland GK Jonathan Tuffey
Scotland GK Craig Hinchcliffe
Scotland GK Charles Samushonga (Youth Squad)
Scotland DF Michael Robertson (Youth Squad)
Scotland DF Alan Archibald
Scotland DF William Kinniburgh
Scotland DF Ricky Little (Youth Squad)
Scotland DF John Robertson
Scotland DF Marc Twaddle
Australia DF Simon Storey
Scotland MF Simon Donnelly
Iran MF Pedram Ardalany (Youth Squad)
No. Position Player
Scotland MF Gary Harkins
Scotland MF Stephen McKeown
Scotland MF Ryan McStay
Scotland MF David Rowson
Scotland MF Stevie Murray
Scotland MF Kevin McKinlay
Scotland MF Scott Chaplain
Scotland FW Liam Buchanan
Republic of Ireland FW Paul Keegan
Scotland FW Mark Roberts
Scotland FW Graeme Eaglesham (Youth Squad)
Czech Republic FW Vitezslav Mooc

Match results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 July 2007 Montrose Links Park 0–2[dead link] 432
17 July 2007 Stenhousemuir Ochilview Park 2–2[dead link] 456 Chaplain, Trialist
19 July 2007 Falkirk Firhill 2–0[dead link] 970 Roberts, Buchanan
21st Jul7 2007 Ayr United Firhill 1–2[dead link] 1,185 Chaplain
24 July 2007 Leicester City Firhill 0–2[dead link] 1,403
26 July 2007 Albion Rovers Cliftonhill 2–0[dead link] Buchanan (2)
28 July 2007 Queen's Park Hampden 0–1[dead link] 937

First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
4 August 2007 Stirling Albion Forthbank 1–1[dead link] 2,215 Donnelly
11 August 2007 Livingston Firhill 3–0[dead link] 2,481 Strachan (2), Buchanan
18 August 2007 Clyde Firhill 4–0[dead link] 3,175 Chaplain, Buchanan, Twaddle, Higgins (OG)
25 August 2007 Dundee Dens Park 0–3[dead link] 4,354
1 September 2007 Hamilton Accies Firhill 0–3[dead link] 3,075
15 September 2007 St. Johnstone McDiarmid Park 1–2[dead link] 2,895 Buchanan
22 September 2007 Queen of the South Firhill 2–0[dead link] 2,419 Buchanan, McKinlay
29 September 2007 Dunfermline Athletic East End Park 0–1[dead link] 4,351
6 October 2007 Morton Cappielow 2–4[dead link] 3,338 Storey, Twaddle
20 October 2007 Stirling Albion Firhill 1–1[dead link] 2,071 Buchanan
27 October 2007 Dundee Firhill 1–1[dead link] 2,589 Keegan
3 November 2007 Clyde Broadwood 2–1[dead link] 1,980 Chaplain, Harkins
10 November 2007 Hamilton Accies New Douglas Park 0–2[dead link] 2,755
14 November 2007 Livingston Almondvale 4–0[dead link] 2,018 Chaplain, Buchanan (2), Roberts
1 December 2007 St. Johnstone Firhill 2–2[dead link] 2,388 Roberts, Chaplain
8 December 2007 Queen of the South Palmerston 2–1[dead link] 1,753 Buchanan (2)
15 December 2007 Dunfermline Athletic Firhill 1–1[dead link] 2,176 Buchanan
22 December 2007 Morton Firhill 1–1[dead link] 3,611 Di Giacomo
29 December 2007 Dundee Dens Park 0–1[dead link] 4,548
2 January 2008 Clyde Firhill 1–1[dead link] 3,299 Roberts
5 January 2008 St. Johnstone McDiarmid Park 0–2[dead link] 2,490
19 January 2008 Hamilton Accies Firhill 3–0[dead link] 2,409 McKinlay (2), Buchanan
9 February 2008 Stirling Albion Forthbank 0–1[dead link] 1,306
16 February 2008 Dunfermline Athletic East End Park 1–1[dead link] 1,306 McKeown
23 February 2008 Queen of the South Firhill 0–0[dead link] 2,599
1 March 2008 Clyde Broadwood 4–1[dead link] 1,717 Gray (2), Roberts, Chaplain
4 March 2008 Livingston Firhill 2–1[dead link] 1,372 McKeown, Gray
15 March 2008 Morton Cappielow 0–0[dead link] 2,682
22 March 2008 St. Johnstone Firhill 0–0[dead link] 2,309
29 March 2008 Hamilton New Douglas Park 0–0[dead link] 2,150
1 April 2008 Dundee Firhill 1–0[dead link] 2,426 Roberts
5 April 2008 Dunfermline Athletic Firhill 0–1[dead link] 2,500
8 April 2008 Stirling Albion Firhill 1–0[dead link] 1,267 Keegan
16 April 2008 Queen of the South Palmerston 0–2[dead link] 1,702
19 April 2008 Livingston Almondvale 0–1[dead link] 1,575
26 April 2008 Morton Firhill 0–3[dead link] 4,915

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
3 24 November 2007 Ayr United Firhill 2–1[dead link] 2,260 Roberts, Buchanan
4 22 January 2008 Dunfermline Athletic Firhill 2–1[dead link] 2,434 Buchanan (2)
5 2 February 2008 Livingston Almondvale 0–0[dead link] 2,110
5(R) 12 February 2008 Livingston Firhill 1–1 AET(5–4 [[Penalty shootout (football)|pen.][dead link]])]] 2,554 Twaddle
QF 19 March 2008 Rangers Ibrox 1–1[dead link] 36,724 Gray
QF(R) 13 April 2008 Rangers Firhill 0–2[dead link] 9,909

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 8 August 2007 Airdrie United Firhill 2–1[dead link] 2,125 Harkins, Murray
2 28 August 2007 St. Johnstone Firhill 0–0 AET(5–4pen)[dead link] 1,769
3 26 September 2007 Aberdeen Firhill 0–2[dead link] 3,337

Challenge Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
2 4 September 2007 Berwick Rangers Firhill 3–1[dead link] 1,226 Harkins, Di Giacomo, Keegan
3 18 September 2007 Ayr United Somerset Park 1–2 ([[Extra time|a.e.t.][dead link]]]) 1,110 Forrest(OG)

Player statistics[edit]

Player Total Apps Sub Apps Goals YC Yellow card.svg RC Red card.svg
David Rowson 45 0 0 6 0
Marc Twaddle 43 1 3 5 0
Simon Storey 40 4 1 4 0
John Robertson 39 0 0 1 0
Alan Archibald 37 0 0 6 1
Gary Harkins 35 5 4 8 0
Jonathan Tuffey 33 1 0 0 0
Scott Chaplain 32 6 5 4 0
Mark Roberts 29 7 6 2 0
Liam Buchanan 28 3 14 0 0
Kevin McKinlay 22 12 3 4 0
William Kinniburgh 20 2 0 9 1
Stevie Murray 18 22 1 4 0
Ryan McStay 15 11 0 4 0
Craig Hinchcliffe 13 0 0 0 0
Simon Donnelly 12 1 2 0
Damon Gray (loaned from Hibernian) 12 1 4 1 0
Stephen McKeown 12 1 2 1 0
Paul Di Giacomo (loaned from Kilmarnock) 6 2 2 0 0
Adam Strachan 6 2 2 0 0
Paul Keegan 5 24 3 1 0
Jimmy Gibson 5 6 0 1 0
Greg Cameron (loaned from Dundee United) 3 0 0 0 0
Vitezslav Mooc 3 0 0 0 0
Ricky Little 2 1 0 0 0
Stephen Connor (loaned from Everton) 1 2 0 0 0
Graeme Eaglesham 0 2 0 0 0
Pedram Ardalany 0 1 0 0 0

Goalscorers[edit]

Player League Scottish Cup League Cup Challenge Cup Total
Liam Buchanan 11 3 0 0 14
Mark Roberts 5 1 0 0 6
Scott Chaplain 5 0 0 0 5
Damon Gray 3 1 0 0 4
Kevin McKinlay 3 0 0 0 3
Paul Keegan 2 0 0 1 3
Marc Twaddle 2 1 0 0 3
Gary Harkins 1 0 1 1 3
Stephen McKeown 2 0 0 0 2
Adam Strachan 2 0 0 0 2
Paul Di Giacomo 1 0 0 1 2
Simon Donnelly 1 0 0 0 1
Simon Storey 1 0 0 0 1
Stevie Murray 0 0 1 0 1