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Players of the 90's


CHARLIE ADAMS - APPS 36 (19) GLS 11
Charlie was John Lambie's last signing as Thistle boss just prior to his departure to Falkirk. After a spell farmed out to junior outfit Kilwinning Rangers Murdo Macleod handed the stnker a Premier League debut against Kilmamock. Despite not scoring in his limited appearances Charlie was considered a fine prospect and the following season began to make an impact. However, he was unable to find the net on a regular basis or maintain a consistent level of form and was in and out of the side. He then fell right out of favour under new manager John McVeigh and he left Thistle to sign for Clydebank before subsequently moving to Queen of the South.

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EDDIE ANNAND - APPS 1 (1) GLS 0
Every club has tales of the player that got away and Eddie Annand is Thistle's. Annand came through the youth ranks at Firhill scoring goals aplenty but started just one first team match for Thistle, a league cup tie against Albion Rovers. After his free transfer from Firhill he joined Irish outfit Sligo Rovers before returning to Scotland to play with Clyde and Dundee, and he's since went on to feature for a number of SFL sides, including Ayr Utd and Dumbarton.

ROBERT APILIGA - APPS 1 GLS 0
Was just one of a number of players from the successful under 18 team of season 1996/97 to appear in the Thistle first team. Robert mode his solitary appearance in Thistle colours away at Stirling Albion.

ALAN ARCHIBALD - APPS 66 (6) GLS 2
Murdo MacLeod was the first to realise the potential of Archibald when he handed him his debut against East Fife towards the end of the 1996/97 season. The following season, with John McVeigh now in control of team affairs saw Alan make a real impact despite the club's relegation and his form was rewarded with the first of a number of caps at under 21 level. Despite his youth Alan captained Thistle on a number of occasions.

KENNY ARTHUR - APPS 49 GLS 0
Another product of the Thistle youth policy, Kenny was signed by John Lambie on a "S" form making his way through the ranks at Firhill finally making his competitive first team debut (he had previously performed extremely well in a preseason friendly with Aston Villa) in the never to be forgotten 2-2 draw with Stirling Albion in November 1997. He was briefly a member of the Scotland Under 21 squad, and has went on to keep goal in over 100 games for Thistle.

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KEMAJL AVDIU - APPS 6 GLS 1
The pacy Kosovan born Swede was brought to Firhill on loan from Bury towards the end of the 1988/99 season to bolster Thistle's fight to beat the drop. He quickly became very popular with the Thistle fans and was last seen driving away from Palmertson Park, the venue of the last game of that season, back to Bury with a Thistle scarf tied to his wing mirror.

STUART AYTON - APPS 5 (7) GLS 0
Stuart was signed by Thistle following a free transfer from Rangers and made his Thistle debut against his old club at Ibrox on the last day of the 1994/95 season. He appeared for Thistle against Linz in the lntertoto Cup and spent the next couple seasons on the fringes of the Thistle first team before being handed a free transfer. Was last seen playing for Rutherglen Glencairn.

BOBBY BARNES - APPS 3 (4) GLS 0
Despite only being at Firhill for a short period during the course of the 94/95 season the former West Ham winger who was signed from Peterborough, was a popular player with the Thistle supporters. His long term Thistle prospects weren't helped by some fairly rough treatment on his debut at Ibrox against Rangers and a harsh red card at Dundee. Amazingly, there is a Thistle supporters club in Germany named after him.

DOUGIE BELL - APPS 9 (5) GLS 0
John Lambie described Bell as the fittest player he had ever signed from England just after Bell's arrival from Shrewsbury Town. Despite that praise Bell rarely featured during the course of his one season at Firhill, 1991-92. He is best remembered during his time at Firhill for his part in an incident during a reserve game with Celtic that saw Peter Grant sent off.

STEVEN BONAR - APPS 8 (7) GLS 0
After signing for Thistle from Ayr United Steven earned a call up into the Thistle first team following a number of impressive performances at full back for the reserves. Spent the bulk of the season on the fringes of the first team but did enough to earn himself a contract for the following campaign but never established himself as a regular and was eventually freed.

JIMMY BOYLE - APPS 39 GLS 2
Joined Thistle to once again team up with John McVeigh who had been his assistant manager at Airdrie. At Firhill Boyle combined being a first team regular with a position on the coaching staff where he was of great influence. Never the most popular player with the Thistle supporters, Jimmy was handed a free transfer at the end of his one season with Thistle following the reorganisation of the club. Joined Livingston with whom he won Second Division Championship medal the next year.

GERRY BRITTON - APPS 64 (4) GLS 17
Gereee One ot the few relatively big money transfers completed by John Lambie. Gerry joined Thistle from Celtic one game into Thistle's Premier League surprise season in 92/93, and was a big success fully justifying the fee paid to Celtic for him. His goal against Hearts at Tynecastle a few weeks into his Thistle career was the first of 13 he would score in his first season at Firhill. Those goals and the partnership that he formed with George Shaw went a long way in keeping Thistle in the top division. Who can forget his goal and celebration in the 3-0 drubbing of Rangers? It was with some anger that the Thistle fans greeted the news of his and Shaw's, transfer to Dundee in January of the following season.