2008–09 Partick Thistle F.C. season

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Partick Thistle
2008–09 season
Chairman Scotland Allan Cowan
Manager Scotland Ian McCall
Stadium Firhill Stadium
Scottish First Division 2nd
Scottish Cup Fourth Round (Eliminated by ICT)
League Cup Third Round (Eliminated by Rangers)
Challenge Cup Semi Final (Eliminated by Airdrie United)
Highest home attendance 6,497 vs Rangers in the League Cup
Lowest home attendance 1,133 vs Peterhead in the League Cup
Average home league attendance 2,972

During the 2008-09 season, Partick Thistle participate in the Scottish First Division

Team kit[edit]

The team kit for the 2008-09 season is produced by Puma in partnership with Greaves Sports and the main shirt sponsor is Ignis asset management. The away kit is pink with grey stripes, and has attracted much media attention at the start of the season.

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 DF Alan Archibald
Scotland DF William Kinniburgh
Scotland DF Ian Maxwell
Scotland DF Paul Paton
Scotland DF John Robertson
Australia DF Simon Storey
Scotland DF Marc Twaddle
No. Position Player
Scotland MF Paul Cairney (on loan to Queen's Park)
Scotland MF Scott Chaplain
Scotland MF Gary Harkins
Scotland MF Stephen McKeown
Scotland MF Kevin McKinlay
Scotland MF David Rowson
Scotland FW Liam Buchanan
Scotland FW Simon Donnelly
Scotland FW Kris Doolan

Youth 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
Scotland GK Ryan Scully
Scotland DF Ricky Little
Scotland DF Ross McGeough
Scotland DF Michael Robertson
No. Position Player
Scotland MF Ryan MacBeth
Scotland MF Philip Middlemiss
Scotland FW Graeme Eaglesham (on loan to Albion Rovers)

Match results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
5 July 2008 Blyth Spartans Croft Park 3–1 473 McKinlay, Lynch (trialist) (2)
10 July 2008 Ayr United Somerset Park 2–1 Roberts, McKinlay
10 July 2008 Stranraer Stair Park 0–3
12 July 2008 Brechin City Glebe Park 0–1
15 July 2008 Stirling Albion Forthbank 2–0 Paton, Roberts
19 July 2008 Carlisle United Firhill 0–0 1,235
21 July 2008 Burnley Firhill 0–1 1,162

League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
2 August 2008 Dunfermline Athletic Firhill 1-0 3,092 McKeown
9 August 2008 Airdrie Utd New Broomfield 1–0 2,165 Gray
17 August 2008 Queen of the South Palmerston Park 0–2 3,272
23 August 2008 St. Johnstone Firhill 4–0 2,961 Robertson, Maxwell, Paton, Harkins
30 August 2008 Ross County Firhill 0–1 2,945
13 September 2008 Clyde Broadwood 1–1 2,191 Chaplain
20 September 2008 Greenock Morton Firhill 2–1 3,368 Harkins, Maxwell
27 September 2008 Livingston Almondvale 1–3 2,150 Maxwell
4 October 2008 Dundee Firhill 0–0 2,556
18 October 2008 Dunfermline Athletic East End Park 0–1 3,242
25 October 2008 St. Johnstone McDiarmid Park 0–3 2,771
1 November 2008 Queen of the South Firhill 2–0 2,971 McKinlay, Harkins
8 November 2008 Clyde Firhill 2–0 3,003 Buchanan, McKeown
22 November 2008 Livingston Firhill 2–1 2,416 Buchanan, McKeown
25 November 2008 Ross County Victoria Park 0–1 1,625
13 December 2008 Airdrie United Firhill 2–1 2,296 Harkins, McLaughlin (og)
20 December 2008 Dundee Dens Park 0–0 3,569
27 December 2008 Ross County Firhill 0–2 2,465
30 December 2008 Greenock Morton Cappielow 0–2 2,385
3 January 2009 Clyde Broadwood 4–2 2,016 Donnelly, Harkins, Paton, Buchanan
17 January 2009 St. Johnstone Firhill 0–0 3,353
24 January 2009 Queen of the South Palmerston Park 2–2 2,811 Doolan, Chaplain
31 January 2009 Airdrie United New Broomfield 1–0 1,988 Buchanan
14 February 2009 Dunfermline Atthletic Firhill 2–3 2,957 Buchanan, Doolan
21 February 2009 Greenock Morton Firhill 1–0 3,348 Doolan
28 February 2009 Livingston Almondvale 4–2 2,876 Harkins (2), Paton, Rowson
7 March 2009 Clyde Firhill 0–1 3,579
10 March 2009 Ross County Victoria Park 2–0 2,017 Doolan (2)
14 March 2009 Dunfermline Atthletic East End Park 1–0 2,736 Harkins
22 March 2009 Dundee Firhill 1–1 3,303 McKinlay
4 April 2009 St. Johnstone McDiarmid Park 1–1 4,909 Harkins
11 April 2009 Queen of the South Firhill 0–2 2,830
18 April 2009 Greenock Morton Cappielow 1–0 3,323 Akins
25 April 2009 Livingston Firhill 1–0 2,803 Buchanan
2 May 2009 Airdrie United Firhill 0–1 3,255
9 May 2009 Dundee Dens Park 0–4 2,831

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
3 29 November 2008 Stirling Albion Forthbank Stadium 3–2 1,472 Chaplain, Harkins, Buchanan
4 10 January 2008 Inverness CT Caledonian Stadium 0–3 1,803

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 5 August 2008 Forfar Firhill 4–3 (a.e.t) 1,195 McKeown, Gray (2), Chaplain
2 26 August 2008 Dundee Dens Park 2–1 2,507 Maxwell, Harkins
3 24 September 2008 Rangers Firhill 1–2 6,497 McKeown

Challenge Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 26 July 2008 Queen's Park Firhill 2–1 1,386 Gray, Roberts
2 12 August 2008 Peterhead Firhill 4–2 1,133 Donnelly, McKeown (2), Harkins
3 7 September 2008 Livingston Almondvale Stadium 2–0 1,340 Turner, Twaddle
Semi-Final 12 October 2008 Airdrie United Firhill 0–1 2,761

Player statistics[edit]

First Division[edit]

Player League Apps Sub Apps Goals YC Yellow card.svg RC Red card.svg
Jonathan Tuffey 36 0 0 1 0
David Rowson 35 0 1 2 0
Gary Harkins 34 0 9 7 0
Paul Paton 32 3 3 5 0
Simon Storey 31 1 0 2 1
Marc Twaddle 28 2 0 2 1
John Robertson 28 0 1 1 1
Ian Maxwell 21 3 3 1 1
Simon Donnelly 19 12 1 2 0
Alan Archibald 19 1 0 4 0
Stephen McKeown 18 6 3 2 0
Liam Buchanan 18 2 6 1 0
Kris Doolan 15 1 5 0 0
William Kinniburgh 14 4 0 5 0
Scott Chaplain 13 16 2 2 0
Kevin McKinlay 12 17 2 4 0
Lucas Akins 6 3 1 2 0
Mark Roberts 5 9 0 1 0
Damon Gray 5 5 1 0 0
Steven Lennon 5 3 0 0 0
Ryan McStay 1 2 0 0 0
Chris Turner 1 1 0 1 0
Ricky Little 0 1 0 0 0

Scottish Cup[edit]

Player Cup Apps Sub Apps Goals YC Yellow card.svg RC Red card.svg
Liam Buchanan 2 0 1 0 0
Gary Harkins 2 0 1 0 0
Jonathan Tuffey 2 0 0 1 0
Paul Paton 2 0 0 0 0
Alan Archibald 2 0 0 0 0
Kevin McKinlay 2 0 0 0 0
David Rowson 2 0 0 0 0
Simon Donnelly 2 0 0 0 0
Scott Chaplain 1 1 1 0 0
Ian Maxwell 1 0 0 0 0
Ryan McStay 1 0 0 0 0
Simon Storey 1 0 0 0 0
John Robertson 1 0 0 0 0
Marc Twaddle 1 0 0 0 0
Mark Roberts 0 2 0 1 0
Chris Turner 0 1 0 0 0
Ryan MacBeth 0 1 0 0 0
Kris Doolan 0 1 0 0 0

League Cup[edit]

Player Cup Apps Sub Apps Goals YC Yellow card.svg RC Red card.svg
Simon Storey 3 0 0 1 0
Jonathan Tuffey 3 0 0 0 0
Marc Twaddle 3 0 0 0 0
John Robertson 3 0 0 0 0
Damon Gray 2 1 2 0 0
Gary Harkins 2 1 1 0 0
Ian Maxwell 2 1 1 0 0
Simon Donnelly 2 1 0 0 0
Kevin McKinlay 2 1 0 0 0
Stephen McKeown 2 0 2 0 0
Ryan McStay 2 0 0 0 0
Paul Paton 2 0 0 0 0
Mark Roberts 2 0 0 0 0
David Rowson 2 0 0 0 0
Scott Chaplain 1 2 1 0 0
Steven Lennon 0 1 0 0 0
Chris Turner 0 1 0 0 0

Challenge Cup[edit]

Player Cup Apps Sub Apps Goals YC Yellow card.svg RC Red card.svg
David Rowson 4 0 0 1 0
Ian Maxwell 4 0 0 0 0
Simon Storey 4 0 0 0 0
Scott Chaplain 3 1 0 0 0
Paul Paton 3 1 0 0 0
Gary Harkins 3 0 1 1 0
Marc Twaddle 3 0 1 0 0
Damon Gray 3 0 1 0 0
Craig Hinchcliffe 3 0 0 0 0
John Robertson 3 0 0 0 0
Simon Donnelly 2 2 1 0 0
Kevin McKinlay 2 2 0 1 0
Mark Roberts 2 1 1 0 0
William Kinniburgh 2 0 0 1 0
Stephen McKeown 1 1 2 0 0
Chris Turner 1 1 1 0 0
Jonathan Tuffey 1 0 0 0 0
Ryan McStay 0 2 0 0 0
Liam Buchanan 0 1 0 0 0

Friendlies[edit]

Player Apps Sub Apps Goals YC Yellow card.svg RC Red card.svg
Paul Paton 6 0 1 0 0
Marc Twaddle 6 0 0 0 0
Scott Chaplain 5 1 0 0 0
Ian Maxwell 5 0 0 0 0
Kevin McKinlay 4 2 2 0 0
John Robertson 4 2 0 0 0
David Rowson 4 2 0 0 0
Simon Donnelly 4 1 0 0 0
Willie Kinniburgh 4 1 0 0 0
Jonathan Tuffey 4 0 0 0 0
Gary Harkins 3 4 0 0 0
Mark Roberts 3 3 2 0 0
Simon Lynch (trialist) 3 1 2 0 0
Craig Hinchcliffe 3 1 0 0 0
Stephen McKeown 3 1 0 0 0
Ryan McStay 3 1 0 0 0
Simon Storey 2 4 0 0 0
Graeme Eaglesham 2 2 0 0 0
Pedram Ardalany 1 1 0 0 0
Ricky Little 1 4 0 0 0
Michael Robertson 1 0 0 0 0
Ryan MacBeth 1 0 0 0 0
Philip Middlemiss 1 0 0 0 0
Jordan Cleland 0 1 0 0 0
Ross McGeough 0 1 0 0 0
Scott Tully 0 1 0 0 0
Alan Vezza 0 1 0 0 0

Goalscorers[edit]

Player League Scottish Cup League Cup Challenge Cup Total
Gary Harkins 9 1 1 1 12
Liam Buchanan 6 1 0 0 7
Stephen McKeown 3 0 2 2 7
Kris Doolan 5 0 0 0 5
Ian Maxwell 3 0 1 0 4
Scott Chaplain 2 1 1 0 4
Damon Gray 1 0 2 1 4
Paul Paton 3 0 0 0 3
Kevin McKinlay 2 0 0 0 2
Simon Donnelly 1 0 0 1 2
John Robertson 1 0 0 0 1
David Rowson 1 0 0 0 1
Lucas Akins 1 0 0 0 1
Mark Roberts 0 0 0 1 1
Chris Turner 0 0 0 1 1
Marc Twaddle 0 0 0 1 1