2012–13 Partick Thistle F.C. season

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Partick Thistle
2012–13 season
Chairman David Beattie
Manager Jackie McNamara
(Until 30 January 2013)
Alan Archibald
(From 30 January 2013)
Stadium Firhill Stadium
First Division First place
Challenge Cup Final, lost to Queen of the South
League Cup Second round, lost to Hamilton Academical
Scottish Cup Fourth Round, lost to Dunfermline Athletic
Top goalscorer League:
Kris Doolan (13)
Steven Lawless (13)
All:
Kris Doolan (15)
Chris Erskine (15)
Highest home attendance 8,875 vs. Greenock Morton, First Division, 10 April 2013
Lowest home attendance 1,807 vs. Raith Rovers, Challenge Cup, 19 February 2013
Average home league attendance League: 3,705[1]
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012–13 season was Partick Thistle's seventh consecutive season in the Scottish First Division, having been promoted from the Scottish Second Division at the end of the 2005–06 season.[2] Partick Thistle also competed in the Challenge Cup, League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Summary[edit]

Season[edit]

Partick Thistle finished first in the Scottish First Division,[3] and were promoted to the Scottish Premier League.[4] They reached the final of the Challenge Cup,[5] losing 6–5 on penalties to Queen of the South,[6] the second round of the League Cup[7] and the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.[8]

Thistle are crowned champions. James Craigen holds the trophy.

Management[edit]

Partick began the season under the management of Jackie McNamara. On 29 January 2013, the club gave permission to Dundee United to speak to McNamara about becoming their new manager.[9] The following day McNamara and his assistant Simon Donnelly resigned,[10] to become the new management team at United.[11][12] Later the same day the club announced that Alan Archibald and Scott Paterson would take over as the club's interim management team.[13] On 22 March, the duo were given the job on a permanent basis[14] signing a one year rolling contract.[15]

Results & fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Pre season[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Scottish Challenge Cup[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Captains[edit]

No. P Name Country No. Games Notes
DF Archibald  SCO 22 Club captain
MF Paton  SCO 8 Club captain
MF Murray  SCO 2 Club captain
FW Craig  SCO 5 Club captain
MF Erskine  SCO 6 Club captain

Last updated: 4 May 2013
Source: Competitive match reports.
Competitive matches only
Matches started as captain only
Country: FIFA nationality; No.: Squad number; P: Position; Name: Player name; No. Games: Number of games started as captain.

Squad[edit]

[21][22]Last updated 4 May 2013
No. Nat Pos Player Total First Division Challenge Cup League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Belgium GK Glenn Daniels 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland GK Scott Fox 36 0 29+0 0 4+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
Scotland GK Ryan Scully 2 0 0+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland GK Graeme Smith 7 0 6+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
Scotland DF Alan Archibald 22 0 17+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 0+1 0
England DF Conrad Balatoni 35 6 28+1 6 3+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
Scotland DF Andy Dowie 5 1 5+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Liam Lindsay 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Jordan McMillan 3 1 2+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Aaron Muirhead 39 4 29+1 4 5+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
Scotland DF Stephen O’Donnell 37 2 26+2 2 5+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
Scotland DF Paul Paton 30 0 24+0 0 4+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
Scotland DF Aaron Sinclair 40 2 28+5 1 2+1 1 2+0 0 2+0 0
Scotland MF Stuart Bannigan 41 4 32+1 3 5+0 1 2+0 0 1+0 0
Scotland MF Jonathan Black 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Jamie Campbell 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Chris Erskine 43 15 31+3 10 4+1 4 2+0 1 2+0 0
Scotland MF Ross Forbes 30 4 22+4 3 1+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 1
Scotland MF Bradley Halsman 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Steven Lawless 44 14 30+5 13 4+1 0 2+0 1 2+0 0
Scotland MF Jordan Leyden 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Northern Ireland MF Caolan McAleer 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Hugh Murray 16 0 12+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
Scotland MF David Rowson 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
Scotland MF Paul Slane 4 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
Scotland MF Sean Welsh 32 2 22+3 2 5+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF David Wilson 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland FW Steven Craig 30 14 18+7 12 3+0 2 0+0 0 1+1 0
England FW James Craigen 24 2 10+9 2 2+1 0 0+2 0 0+0 0
Scotland FW Kris Doolan 41 15 18+15 13 0+4 2 2+0 0 2+0 0
England FW Christie Elliot 28 3 4+17 2 3+2 1 0+1 0 0+1 0
Scotland FW Mark McGuigan 16 0 1+11 0 1+0 0 0+2 0 0+1 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

Last updated 4 May 2013
Nation Position Name First Division Challenge Cup League Cup Scottish Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
Belgium GK Glenn Daniels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland GK Scott Fox 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland GK Ryan Scully 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland GK Graeme Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Alan Archibald 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
England DF Conrad Balatoni 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Scotland DF Andy Dowie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Liam Lindsay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Jordan McMillan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland DF Aaron Muirhead 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 3
Scotland DF Stephen O’Donnell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Paul Paton 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Scotland DF Aaron Sinclair 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Scotland MF Stuart Bannigan 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Scotland MF Jonathan Black 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Jamie Campbell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Chris Erskine 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Scotland MF Ross Forbes 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Scotland MF Bradley Halsman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Steven Lawless 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Scotland MF Jordan Leyden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Ireland MF Caolan McAleer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Hugh Murray 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 3
Scotland MF David Rowson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Paul Slane 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Scotland MF Sean Welsh 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Scotland MF David Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Steven Craig 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
England FW James Craigen 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland FW Kris Doolan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England FW Christie Elliot 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland FW Mark McGuigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Awards[edit]

Last updated 3 May 2013
Nation Name Award Month
Scotland Jackie McNamara[23] First Division Manager of the Month August
Scotland Steven Lawless[23] Young Player of the Month August
Scotland Stuart Bannigan[24] Young Player of the Month January
Scotland Alan Archibald[25] First Division Manager of the Month February
Scotland Alan Archibald[26] First Division Manager of the Month March
Scotland Kris Doolan[27] Player of the Month March
Scotland Scott Fox, Stephen O’Donnell, Aaron Sinclair, Stuart Bannigan & Chris Erskine[note 1] PFA Scotland First Division Team of the Year[28][29] Season

Team statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Partick Thistle (C) (P) 36 23 9 4 76 28 +48 78 Promotion to the 2013–14 Scottish Premiership
2 Greenock Morton 36 20 7 9 73 47 +26 67
3 Falkirk 36 15 8 13 52 48 +4 53
4 Livingston 36 14 10 12 58 56 +2 52
5 Hamilton Academical 36 14 9 13 52 45 +7 51
6 Raith Rovers 36 11 13 12 45 48 −3 46
7 Dumbarton 36 13 4 19 58 83 −25 43
8 Cowdenbeath 36 8 12 16 51 65 −14 36
9 Dunfermline Athletic (R) 36 14 7 15 62 59 +3 034 Qualification to the Scottish First Division Play-offs
10 Airdrie United (R) 36 5 7 24 41 89 −48 22 Relegation to the 2013–14 Scottish League One

Updated to games played on 19 May 2013.
Source: Scottish Football League
Rules for classification:
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Dunfermline Athletic were deducted 15 points for entering administration.

Division summary[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Ground H A H H A H A A H A H A H H H A A A H H A H H A H A H A A A H A H A H A
Result W W W W W W D L W D W L W W L D D L W W D W W W W W W W W D W W D W D D
Position 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1[nb 1] 1 1 1 1 1

Last updated: 4 May 2013.
Source: [30]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Transfers[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jordan McMillan was also included but for his time as a Dunfermline Athletic player.
  1. ^ Dunfermline were deducted 15 points shortly prior to this fixture altering league standings. This was as a result of them entering administration.[67]

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