Thursday, February 16, 2006

Beyond Happy.............

"We Can Count You, We Can Count You, We Can Count You All From Here...................." Caley fans do their best to make the wee stand at Firhill look huge. Currently in the process of coming down from the absolutely mind boggling high of the game tonight. This is all a big blurt so excuse the poor syntax and bad grammar. The best time i've had at Firhill since they hauled the terracing down. A poor crowd of about three and a half thousand, but the Thistle chorus dusted itself down for it's annual home showing. The place is usually like a morgue to be honest, but tonight, there was a bunch of guys constantly starting songs. The repertoire is pretty good, in fact the miserable band of sneck sheep worriers ended up nicking some of them to much derision. Also spent about 70% of the game standing which just added to the buzz. I could see fuck all at the back of the stand right enough, my eyesight is deteriorating at an alarming rate. Wouldn't have swapped it for the cheap seats though, even if they do generally allow me to identify one player from the next. It was 1-1 in normal and extra time. Inverness carved us up a bit early on, and when Thistle scored, they came back with a vengeance. Thing is, once they scored, Inverness forgot to finish the job, and as the game wore on it became more and more even. There was absolutely nothing to seperate the teams at the conclusion of the game. Save for two divisions I suppose......... The denoument? A penalty shoot out in which we scored all our penalty kicks and they didn't. From the final penalty hitting the net to arriving home was pure joy. Hugging strangers, singing like a loon even though I was fading to a hoarse croak, floating home............. We had slain the dragon as it were and the money from the Sky coverage more than made up for the shoddy away support. Thistle can maintain full time status next year and then some, as I believe our Quarter Final tie against the Mighty Hearts(TM) will not only give us a share of a decent gate but a slice of some more live tv cash. That'll be a few decent players on top then Mr Chairman? For these little things I am thankful. Partick Thistle haven't made me this happy in about four years.....................The Bastards!!! For all the betters out there, put yer money on a home win for Peterhead this weekend. It's a fine old Thistle tradition to hump superior opposition and then proceed to get walloped off someone you really ought to beat................. Right now, I don't care.

4 comments:

alan said...

congratulations! i bet you were doing wheelies on your hog all the way home!

ill man said...

Alan, that is the most bizarre image.........If I had a Hog, i'd still be doing wheelies up and down Maryhill road on it. Which is a thought in itself.

The Hog on yr site. It wasn't mine, just looked like it. Sorry.

alan said...

so it wasn't you with lemmy in the pub either?

ill man said...

Lemmy and I aren't talking this weather Alan, must have been someone else............