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Partick Thistle – Preview

Partick Thistle come to Dens on Wednesday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Partick Thistle

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Wednesday 1st March 2017

KICK-OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1876

STADIUM: Firhill Stadium

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: 1971/72

Scottish League Division Two (second tier): 1896/97, 1899/1900,

1970/71

Scottish League First Division (second tier): 1975/76, 2001/02,

2012/13

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

Glasgow Cup: 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

Match Official

The referee for the Dundee v Partick Thistle match is John Beaton.

Thirty-five year old Beaton became a referee in 2001 and was admitted to the SFA senior list in 2005 before becoming a Category 1 referee in 2009.

He refereed at the UEFA U17 Championship Qualifying Tournament in 2009 and the Scottish Junior Cup Final the same year.  He refereed two games at UEFA u19 Elite Round in Serbia in May 2012 and his first Europa League match appointment was in July 2012 for the Elsborg v Floriana game.

Beaton became a FIFA referee in 2012 and appeared as a fourth official in the 2014 World Cup qualifier between Romania and the Netherlands.

Outside of football Beaton started his career as a journalist before becoming Communications Officer for Strathclyde Police and is currently Communications Officer for the University of Strathclyde.

The Assistant Referees are Dougie Potter and Joseph Lawson while the Fourth Official is David Lowe.

Getting to the Ground

The full address of Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY

The city centre of Dundee can be reached easily by both road and rail. From Dundee City Centre you can use the no 1A or no 24 National Express Dundee bus services, both of which can be boarded at the Albert Square. For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382450450.

Head to Head v Partick Thistle

LEAGUE: Won 84, Drawn 50, Lost 65

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 8, Drawn 3, Lost 1

LEAGUE CUP: Won 6, Drawn 2, Lost 9

TOTALS: Won 98, Drawn 55, Lost 75

Last Five Dundee v Partick Thistle Meetings

28/12//2016 | Away | Premiership | Lost 2-0 | 3,785

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

23/4/2016 | Away | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 2,769 | Hemmings (2)

16/1/2016 | Away | Premiership | Won 4-2 | 3,222 | Hemmings, Harkins (2), Stewart

7/11/2015 | Home | Premiership | Drew 1-1 | 5,067 | Hemmings

Last Meeting

Dundee went down 2-0 to Partick Thistle in Glasgow between Christmas and New Year; the home side earned their win through first half goals by Callum Booth and Kris Doolan. The Dark Blues tried their best to get back into the game in the second half, but could not turn possession into chances and the Jags held out comfortably to take all the points.

Partick Thistle: Cerny, Devine, Barton, Lindsay (Gordon at half time), Elliot, Edwards,, Osman, Welsh, Booth, Erskine (Azeez 65), Doolan

Unused subs: Stuckmann (gk), Amoo, Lawless, Wilson, McDaid.

Goals: Booth (16), Doolan (44).

Booked: Elliot (foul on Holt), Devine (foul on O’Dea), Booth (foul on Jerr), Osman (foul on Kerr), Welsh (timewasting).

Dundee FC: Bain, Etxabeguren (Loy 78), Gadzhalov, O’Dea (c), Kerr, Hateley, Vincent, (El Bakhtaouji 57), McGowan, Holt, Haber, Wighton

Unused subs: Mitchell (gk), Williams, Ross, Curran, Gomis.

Booked: O’Dea (foul on Devine), Haber (foul on Osman).

Attendance: 3,758.

Referee: Alan Muir. Assistants: Stephen Mitchell, Paul O’Neill. Fourth Official: Grant Irvine.

Partick Thistle’s Season So Far

Partick’s season started off superbly winning all four of their Betfred Group matching, therefore qualifying for the knock out stage with 100% record before winning their first Ladbrokes Premiership match 2-0 at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

However a 3-1 defeat to Championship side Dundee United at Tannadice in the League Cup 2nd round signaled the start of a poor run of form, failing to win in their next eight league matches; drawing three and losing five.

They ended that run with back to back away wins in October in Dundee and Perth but have continued to flirt on and off with the bottom of the league ever since. They dropped to the bottom after a 4-1 defeat at home to Celtic but were then unlucky not to take someone at Celtic Park eleven days later and unlucky to only take a point at Tynecastle in between their two Celtic games.

However a superb 3-1 win in Dingwall against Ross County on December 23rd catapulted The Jags from 12th to 9th in the Premiership, highlighting the tightness of the league. They followed that up with their first top flight home win against Dundee since 1994 five days later and it was a result that put them into the top six for the first time.

Thistle have continued their good form since the winter break, knocking St Johnstone out of the Scottish Cup and coming to Dens on the back of three straight wins. The Jags sit just one point behind The Dee in sixth and will be looking to move back into the top half with their third midweek victory over Dundee this season.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Haber, Stewart 6; O’Hara, McGowan, Loy 4; O’Hara, O’Dea, Hemmings 3

PARTICK THISTLE: Doolan 9; Lindsay 7; Erskine 6; Welsh 5; Amoo, Azeez, Lawless 2

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against Partick Thistle at Dens Park are on sale now online and from the Ticket Office.

This match is a Category B match and prices are as follows:

Family Area Priced tickets available in the Bobby Cox Stand

Rows A – Y, Seats 1 – 47 with prices as follows:

Adult and one child under 12 £24
Two adults and two children under 12 £46
With additional children under 12 at £2
Children under 16 in the family area are £12


Under 12 and Under 16 tickets can only be bought as part of a family group

Prices for all areas in Dens Park are priced at £22 for Adults, £15 for concessions and £12 for juveniles

Tickets are available from the ticket office, in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1) or online

Match Programme

Dundee’s 2016/17 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Partick Thistle game in and around the ground and in the club shop. It is a full, colour 52 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews which this week include:

  • A message from manager Paul Hartley
  • A message from managing-director John Nelms
  • A message from captain James McPake
  • A look back at the recent victory over Rangers
  • This Week in History
  • The regular series of articles looking at the players who have worn the different squad numbers over the years featuring this week number 15
  • Profile on visitors Partick Thistle
  • Junior Dees News
  • Classic Match
  • Dundee Supporters Association news
  • Match stats from last week’s game against Motherwell

    The Dee, produced by our partners Curtis Sports will be available on Saturday for just £3 and can also be ordered on the Curtis Sport website.

How To Watch

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on early Thursday morning and also a shorter highlights package will be available to view on Thursday alongside exclusive post match interview with the manager.

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.

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