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Partick – Preview

Dundee travel to Maryhill on Saturday to take on Partick Thistle in the Ladbrokes Premiership and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Partick Thistle v Dundee

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Saturday 17th February 2018

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Energy Check Stadium at Firhill

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1876

STADIUM: Energy Check Stadium at Firhill

CAPACITY: 10,102

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m

MANAGER: Alan Archibald

CHAIRMAN: David Beattie

NICKNAMES: The Jags, The Maryhill Magyars

MASCOTS: Kingsley

CLUB COLOURS: Red, yellow and black

HONOURS: Scottish Cup winners: 1920/21

Scottish League Cup winners: 1971/72

Scottish League Division Two (second tier) winners: 1896/97,

1899/1900, 1970/71

Scottish League First Division (second tier) winners: 1975/76

2001/02, 2012/13

Scottish League Second Division (third tier) winners: 2000/01

Glasgow Cup winners: 1935, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1960, 1981, 1989

RECORD WIN: 16-0 v Royal Albert, Scottish Cup 1st Round, 17/1/1931

CLUB WEBSITE: www.ptfc.co.uk

Getting to the Ground

The full address for Sat-Nav is Firhill Stadium, 80 Firhill Road, Glasgow, G20 7AL

By Car:

For travel by car, go to AA Route Planner Great Britain. Enter your postcode and then that of Firhill Stadium (G20 7AL). A map detailing the location of the ground is also below.There is free on-street parking on Garscube Road and adjacent streets on route to the stadium

By Train:

There are two main line train stations in Glasgow, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central and trains from Dundee will arrive at Glasgow Queen Street.

Buchanan Street Underground station is next to Glasgow Queen Street and both Kelvinbridge and St George’s Cross stations are within 15 minutes’ walk of Firhill.

By Bus:

From Glasgow City Centre bus nos. 60, 60A and 61 will take you to Garscube Road, adjacent to Firhill Road.

For further details go to www.firstgroup.com/greaterglasgow

Head to Head v Partick Thistle

LEAGUE: Won 85, Drawn 50, Lost 67

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 8, Drawn 3, Lost 1

LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 2, Lost 9

TOTALS: Won 99, Drawn 55, Lost 77

Last Five Dundee v Partick Thistle Meetings

16/12/2017 | Home | Premiership | Won 3-0 | 5,101 | Moussa (2), O’Hara

21/10/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-1 | 3,358 | Leitch-Smith

1/3/2017 | Home | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 5,326

28/12/2017 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 3,758

26/10/2016 | Home | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 4,783

Last Meeting

The festive Dark Blues served up some welcome Christmas cheer for the fans with a convincing and impressive 3-0 win over Partick Thistle at Dens Park in December. A successful Sofien Moussa penalty sent the Dee on their way and Mark O’Hara added a second goal before half time. Moussa scored again from the penalty spot midway through the second half, allowing the commanding Dark Blues to cruise to the final whistle.

Dundee FC: Parish,Kerr (c), Hendry, Meekings, Aurtenetxe, O’Hara (Curran 88),, Kamara, McGowan, El Bakhtaoui (Allan 66), Leitch-Smith, Moussa (Haber 74)

Unused subs: Ferrie (gk), Holt, O’Dea, Henvey.

Goals: Moussa (18 pen, 64 pen), O’Hara (35).

Booked: Moussa (foul on Keown).

Partick Thistle: Cerny, Keown, Devine, Turnbull, McGinn, Edwards, Barton, Woods (Lawless 51), Spittal, Storey (Erskine at half time), Sammon (Doolan 61)

Unused subs: Scully (gk), Nitriansky, Nisbet, McCarthy.

Booked: Woods (foul on Moussa), Turnbull (foul on Kerr).

Attendance: 5,101 (368 Jags fans).

Referee: Greg Aitken. Assistants: Willie Conquer, David Doig. Fourth official: Colin Steven.

Partick Thistle’s Season So Far

Partick’s opened their season with a 1-1 draw in the Betfred Cup and despite losing the bonus point, recovered to qualify from their section with wins against St Mirren, Airdrie and Stranraer, with the 5-0 home with over The Buddies looking particularly impressive.

An excellent 3-0 win in Perth in the second round set up a quarter-final tie with Rangers and after the match to extra time with an injury time equaliser, their Glasgow neighbours finally progressed with a 3-1 win.

Partick couldn’t replicate their League Cup form in the Premiership and sit bottom with just three points from three draws with Ross County, Rangers and Hearts. The Jags’ league campaign started with a 3-1 defeat to newly promoted Hibernian at Easter Road and it took them until September to pick up their first points.

Draws at Firhill against Hearts and Rangers were followed up with defeats to Motherwell and Kilmarnock but took seven points from nine at the end of October with wins over Dundee and St Johnstone and a draw with Hamilton.

However the next four games saw just a point picked up in a draw with Hearts at Murrayfield before managing to pick up all three points with a 3-2 win over Motherwell despite a late comeback from The Steelmen at 3-0 down.

Before the winter break Partick went on a consecutive win/lose run with defeats to Dundee, Celtic and Aberdeen but crucially wins over Hamilton and Ross County kept them off the basement.

In the Scottish Cup Thistle defeated Queen of the South 2-1 in Dumfries before bowing out 3-2 in the next round at Celtic Park.

When the Premiership returned defeats to the Old Firm were countered with a win in Perth and a draw with Motherwell to keep in touch with the sides just above them in the table.

Top Scorers

PARTICK THISTLE: Doolan 8; Spittal, Sammon 7; Erskine 6; Lawless, Edwards 4

DUNDEE: Moussa 10; O’Hara, Leitch-Smith 6; El Bahktaoui, 5; Waddell 3

Match Officials

REFEREE: Willie Collum

ASSISTANT REFEREE: David McGeachie
ASSISTANT REFEREE: Frank Connor

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Steven Kirkland

Ticketing Information

Dundee fans will seated in the Colin Weir Stand and the match is pay at the gate with cash only facilities.

The prices for the match are as follows:

Adults – £22

Concessions (Over 65s, students, disabled and carer) – £15

Under 16s – £5

Disabled supporters qualify for a concession rate and you receive a free ticket for your nominated carer. The ticket price is £15. Tickets for the wheelchair section, situated in the Colin Weir Stand, will be available to purchase (cash only) on the day from the red disabled access gate.

Eating and Drinking at Firhill

The licensed Aitken Suite, at the north end of the Colin Weir Stand is open for hot bar food and refreshments pre-match and away fans and children are both welcome.

Inside the ground there are food kiosks situated around the ground serving a selection of pies, sausage rolls, snacks and hot and cold drinks from McGhees Family Bakers.

The prices are as follows:

Scotch Pie: £2.20

Skinny Scotch Pie: £2.20

Steak & Ale Pie: £2.50

Mr Singh’s Curry Pie: £2.50

Cheesy Bean Pie: £2.20

Jumbo Sausage Roll: £2.00

Hot Drinks: £2.00

Irn Bru / Diet Irn Bru: £2.00

Water / Capri Sun: £1.50

Chocolate:     90p

Crisps:     80p

Match Programme

The Partick Thistle official match programme ‘Matchday’ is a 48 page full colour edition which features two pages on the visitors.

It will be available in and around the ground priced £3 but if you can’t make the game but want a programme, it can be purchased from the Partick Thistle website.

How To Watch

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on Saturday evening while a shorter highlights package will be available to view on Sunday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV from Friday.

You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.

If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game

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