Midweek Mashup – Partick Thistle, 2019

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  • Thanks to Partick fan Barry for his help

In the summer, we looked at how Watford had altered the composition of their kits over the past few seasons but the uniqueness of their colour-scheme in England meant they remained identifiable.

In Scotland, yellow, red and black means Partick Thistle and the Jags have similarly used that individuality to mix things up – this is just a selection of their home kits worn during the late John Lambie’s various stints as manager:

Thistle have worn Joma kits since 2013 but this season is the first since then where yellow has been dominant. The white change kit incorporates the colours of the Rainbow Flag to show LGBT support and at the start of the season Jim Hearson looked at the significance of that.

The configuration of the two kits is quite similar to what Watford had in the 1980s and, like the Hornets, Partick have mixed and matched to good effect.

The first instance of this came in the opening game of the Scottish Championship season in early August. Thistle were away to Alloa Athletic, who, along with Dundee United, are one of the two teams in the second tier that they clash with.

Partick-Thistle-2019-2010-Joma-home-black-socks.pngAlloa’s first-choice kit is black and amber hoops with black shorts and socks.

In Scotland, as in the Premier League, shorts clashes are allowed but socks-clashes are not, so Partick wore their home socks (left) as they drew 1-1.

In the Championship, Arbroath have an all-maroon kit, which would have been a chance for Partick to wear change socks, but instead the second strip was worn for that game.

However, in mid-November Partick were away to League 2 side Stenhousemuir (maroon-white-maroon) in the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup and they did use the black socks with the yellow shirts and red shorts (right) in a 4-1 win.

It would be nice to see white-red-black or yellow-black-red in 2020, but we fear it may not happen. However, there has been one other Partick mashup this season as spotted by Barry:

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