2013–14 Partick Thistle F.C. season

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Partick Thistle
2013–14 season
Chairman David Beattie
Manager Alan Archibald[1]
Stadium Firhill Stadium
Premiership Tenth place
League Cup Third round, lost to Dundee United
Scottish Cup Fourth round, lost to Aberdeen
Top goalscorer League:
Kris Doolan (11)
All:
Kris Doolan (11)
Highest home attendance 7,978 vs. Celtic, Premiership, 27 October 2013
Lowest home attendance 1,544 vs. Cowdenbeath, League Cup, 27 August 2013
Average home league attendance 4,779
Home colours
Away colours

The 2013–14 season is Partick Thistle's first season back in the top flight of Scottish football after a nine-year absence[2] and the first in the newly established Scottish Premiership,[3] having been promoted from the Scottish First Division at the end of the 2012–13 season.[4][5] Partick Thistle also competed in the League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Results & fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Pre season[edit]

Scottish Premiership[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

[14][15][16]Last updated 4 May 2014
No. Nat Pos Player Total Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Scotland GK Scott Fox 24 0 20+0 0 3+0 0 1+0 0
2 Scotland DF Stephen O’Donnell 30 1 23+4 0 3+0 1 0+0 0
3 Scotland DF Aaron Taylor-Sinclair 39 2 35+0 2 3+0 0 1+0 0
4 Scotland MF Sean Welsh 13 0 10+0 0 1+1 0 0+1 0
5 Scotland DF Aaron Muirhead 21 4 18+2 3 1+0 1 0+0 0
6 England DF Conrad Balatoni 32 2 29+0 1 2+0 1 1+0 0
7 England FW James Craigen 32 0 24+5 0 1+1 0 1+0 0
8 Scotland MF Stuart Bannigan 34 0 32+0 0 1+1 0 0+0 0
9 Scotland FW Kris Doolan 38 11 22+13 11 1+1 0 1+0 0
10 Scotland MF Ross Forbes 20 1 1+15 1 3+0 0 1+0 0
10 Ghana MF Prince Buaben 11 0 9+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
11 Scotland MF Steven Lawless 31 5 17+10 4 1+2 1 0+1 0
12 Scotland GK Paul Gallacher 16 0 16+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
13 Mexico DF Gabriel 19 0 14+1 0 3+0 0 1+0 0
14 England FW Christie Elliot 32 3 9+19 1 2+1 2 1+0 0
15 Scotland MF Hugh Murray 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
15 Scotland DF Lee Mair 14 1 14+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
16 Scotland DF Jordan McMillan 14 1 14+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
17 Scotland FW John Baird 17 0 2+11 0 2+1 0 0+1 0
17 England MF George Moncur 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
18 Scotland FW Mark McGuigan 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
19 England MF Isaac Osbourne 14 0 11+1 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
20 Scotland MF Mark Kerr 4 0 0+0 0 3+0 0 1+0 0
21 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Henoc Mukendi 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
21 England FW Lyle Taylor 18 5 15+3 5 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 Scotland MF Gary Fraser 17 1 16+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 England FW Kallum Higginbotham 37 7 31+3 7 2+0 0 1+0 0
26 Scotland DF Liam Lindsay 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 Scotland MF Chris Erskine 13 2 13+0 2 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 Scotland MF David Wilson 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

Last updated 4 May 2014
Number Nation Position Name Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
1 Scotland GK Scott Fox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Scotland DF Stephen O’Donnell 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
3 Scotland DF Aaron Taylor-Sinclair 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
4 Scotland MF Sean Welsh 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
5 Scotland DF Aaron Muirhead 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
6 England DF Conrad Balatoni 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
7 England FW James Craigen 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
8 Scotland MF Stuart Bannigan 8 2 0 0 0 0 8 2
9 Scotland FW Kris Doolan 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 Scotland MF Ross Forbes 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 Ghana MF Prince Buaben 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
11 Scotland MF Steven Lawless 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Scotland GK Paul Gallacher 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 Mexico DF Gabriel 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
14 England FW Christie Elliot 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
15 Scotland MF Hugh Murray 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Scotland DF Lee Mair 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
16 Scotland DF Jordan McMillan 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
17 Scotland FW John Baird 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
17 England MF George Moncur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Scotland FW Mark McGuigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 England MF Isaac Osbourne 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
20 Scotland MF Mark Kerr 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
21 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Henoc Mukendi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 England FW Lyle Taylor 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
22 Scotland MF Gary Fraser 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 England FW Kallum Higginbotham 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
26 Scotland DF Liam Lindsay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Scotland MF Chris Erskine 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
31 Scotland MF David Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 31 6 1 102 25 +77 99 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Motherwell 38 22 4 12 64 60 +4 70 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Aberdeen 38 20 8 10 53 38 +15 68 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Dundee United 38 16 10 12 65 50 +15 58
5 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 16 9 13 44 44 0 57
6 St Johnstone 38 15 8 15 48 42 +6 53 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
7 Ross County 38 11 7 20 44 62 −18 40
8 St Mirren 38 10 9 19 39 58 −19 39
9 Kilmarnock 38 11 6 21 45 66 −21 39
10 Partick Thistle 38 8 14 16 46 65 −19 38
11 Hibernian (R) 38 8 11 19 31 51 −20 35 Scottish Premiership play-offs
12 Heart of Midlothian (R) 38 10 8 20 45 65 −20 0231 Relegation to 2014–15 Scottish Championship

Source: ESPN
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Heart of Midlothian were deducted 15 points for entering administration
2 St Johnstone, as winners of the 2013–14 Scottish Cup, qualify to second qualifying round of Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

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 37 38
Ground H A H A A H H A H A H A H A A A H H A A H H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A
Result D W D L W L D D L W L L L L D L D L L W D D L D D L W D W L L D L W D D
Position 7 3 5 7 4 7 6 7 8 7 8 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 10 11 10 9 9

Last updated: 4 May 2014.
Source: [17]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Management statistics[edit]

Last updated on 4 May 2014
Name From To P W D L Win%[nb 1]
Archibald, AlanAlan Archibald[18] 2 August 2013 3 May 2014 40 9 14 17 22.50

Transfers[edit]

Contract extensions[edit]

The following players extended their contracts with the club over the course of the season.

Date Player Length Expiry
21 May 2013 Scotland Kris Doolan 2 years 2015[64]
21 May 2013 Scotland Ross Forbes 1 years 2014[64]
24 May 2013 Scotland Stephen O'Donnell 2 years 2015[65]
3 June 2013 Scotland Aaron Muirhead 2 years 2015[66][67]
4 June 2013 Scotland Stuart Bannigan 2 years 2015[68][69]
17 June 2013 Scotland Jordan McMillan 2 years 2015[70][71]
18 July 2013 England Conrad Balatoni[nb 3] 1 year 2015[73]
14 August 2013 Scotland Sean Welsh[nb 4] 1 year 2015[75]
7 January 2014 New Zealand Scott Basalaj 5 Months 2014[76]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Win% is the percentage of matches won rounded to two decimal places.
  2. ^ Meechan last played for St. Mirren but was released by them in May 2012.[26]
  3. ^ Balatoni signed a one year extension to his current one year contract.[72]
  4. ^ Welsh signed a one year extension to his current one year contract.[74]

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