IT was beginning to seem just like any other home game at Easter Road until Terry Butcher stepped in.
ISAAC OSBOURNE had a couple of shots at the Partick Thistle defence yesterday.
Alan Archibald, the Partick Thistle manager, is convinced that Paul Cairney will turn his Hibernian career around following the appointment of Terry Butcher as manager of the Edinburgh club.
COMING to Firhill in the Scottish Cup has always amounted to a catalyst for Aberdeen.
AS a native of Auchinleck, Kris Doolan is still better acquainted with the Scottish Junior Cup than its senior equivalent.
Aberdeen might have spent much of this season flexing but the club's new brawn has still to be reflected in silverware.
IT did not take long for Ryan Gauld to measure up in the Dundee United first team but his progress is no longer in proportion to the Tannadice club.
KIDS can be so cruel sometimes.
GABRIEL PICCOLO spent the international break with his feet up, even if he was unable to take it easy.
THE name Ryan Gauld has been kicked about during a number of team meetings this season.
Gary Fraser, the Partick Thistle midfielder, will miss seven games after being red carded for violent conduct in an under-20s match.
ST MIRREN share a similar sense of style with Partick Thistle but the difference between them is black and white.
THE face of Alan Archibald told a story.
SATISFACTION felt some way off for Kallum Higginbotham on Monday night.
PARTICK THISTLE have the big Glasgow derby against Celtic this season, and presumably next, but only due to extenuating circumstances.
KRIS DOOLAN could count on one hand how many goals he has scored this season.
IT is not quite a Scottish version of Barcelona's tiki-taka but Partick Thistle have become renowned for their style of play.
Alan Archibald might have been a manager in the SPFL Premiership for almost three months now but there will still be moments when he is caught off guard.
RAIN, gales, biting cold and bright sunshine, all in the course of 90 minutes in Maryhill:
AARON Taylor-Sinclair can't wait to renew acquaintances with James Forrest - even if he doubts whether the Celtic and Scotland winger will even remember their previous meeting.
ALAN ARCHIBALD, the Partick Thistle manager, said he thought it was "madness" to talk about Gary Fraser being suspended for a year.
With one swing of a foot, George Shaw created a moment with Partick Thistle which is now lost in time.
Gary Fraser, the on-loan Partick Thistle defender, is facing a lengthy ban after being accused of an attack on Dunfermline's Chris Kane during an Under-20 match.
KRIS Doolan might wish he could play all of his football north of Perth, with Inverness certainly proving fruitful territory for the 26-year-old Partick Thistle striker.
IT'S a small world.
PERHAPS Partick Thistle should look into the possibility of taking an insurance policy out on the points they seem to be relieved of every week.
Kris Doolan does not need to be shown the error of his ways, nor does the Partick Thistle striker require enlightening on how to put things right.
It was surely the most lucrative chance encounter in Partick Thistle's history.
MONEY can't buy you love.
TONIGHT, it is Sean Welsh's turn to show his former club what they might have had.