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Players of the 90's

The fans were asked to send in their selections for the Thistle Team of the Nineties and after shifting through the countless nominations, the following team, in 4-4-2 formation was chosen. We are confident that the following team, plus three substitutes would comfortably hold their own in the Premier League. Anyway, without further ado we give you:

THE THISTLE TEAM OF THE NINETIES

Walker

NICKY WALKER: The almost unanimous choice for the 'keepers jersey with only Craig Nelson among the many Thistle 'keepers of the 1990's receiving another nomination. Nicky remains one of the most popular ex-Thistle players currently still playing and always receives a warm reception when playing against Thistle.

ALAN DINNIE: Just edged out Bobby Law from the right back slot. Alan played with Thistle during both the 1980's and the 1990's with some distinction. His finest 90 minutes in a Thistle jersey, came in a league match with Celtic at Hampden when after blocking a shot with a rather tender piece of his anatomy he quickly got up to block another shate this time with his face.

DON McVICAR: Not the most popular of players with the Thistle fans while playing against Thistle he soon won the Jags fans over when John Lambie signed him in time for the promotion run-in at the end of 1991/92. He remained at Firhill the following season and nobody enjoyed Thiste's four victories over Dundee during the course of that season more than Don.

Duffy

JIM DUFFY: A hero to many Thistle fans. Despite nearing the end of his playing career when he signed for Thistle he gave Thistle some sterling service during his two seasons at Firhill, dodgy knee and all. Helped lead Thistle to promotion before returning to Dundee.

GORDON RAE: Alongside Jim Duffy he formed what may not have the been the quickest ever central defensive partnership in world but one that provided the backbone to the Thistle promotion winning side of season 1991/92.

ALBERT CRAIG: Albert had two spells at Firhill in the 90's but it was his remarkable goalscoring record from midfield in season 93/94, which helped drag Thistle clear of the relegation zone, that earned him his place in this team.

JOHN BUCKLEY: Perhaps the surprise selection in the side, not because of his talent he had plenty of that - but because of the relatively short time that he spent at Firhill, even though he had two spells with the club.

IAN CAMERON: The third member of a very talented four-man midfield. Cameron on his day had the ability to totally take charge af the midfield. Scored the fifth, and the pick of the bunch, goal in the famous 5-2 win at Tynecastle.

Charnley

CHIC CHARNLEY: The player you considered to be the player of the nineties - no real surprise there with Chic taking care of over 80% of the votes cast. It is impossible to do justice to the talents of Chic in a few short lines so I'm not even going to try. Still turning on the magic for Thistle while helping out with the U21's.

GERRY BRITTON: The man with the rubber legs. Worthy of inclusion in any Thistle all time selection if only far his celebration run after scoring the third goal against Rangers here at Firhill in May 1993. Now of course back at Firhill and continuing to cause problems for defenders.

RODDY GRANT: If only Roddy had been blessed with a turn of pace what a player he would have been. Was still an excellent player despite the fact that you would need a calendar to time him in a sprint. One of the best finishers to have worn a Thistle jersey in recent years.

Subs:
Davie Elliot: Returned to Firhill for a short spell a couple of years ago and still showed what a good player he was. Decided that his career lay outside of football.

Colin McGlashan: Only just edged out of the starting eleven despite having scored more goals for Thistle than either Britton or Grant. One of the best penalty box strikers around in the lower divisions.

Bobby Law: No player has split the Thistle fans more than Bobby Law. Not exactly everybody's cup of tea he made more appearances for Thistle during the 1990's than any other player and deserves inclusion for that on its own. A fine servant to Thistle over the years he deserves some form of recognition.

PLAYER OF THE NINETIES: CHIC CHARNLEY