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Players of the 90's


STEPHEN DALLAS - APPS (3) GLS 0
A summer signing from Baillieston Juniors. Formerly with Hibs and Dumbarton. Was a signing target for the club during John Lambie's first spell in charge. His stay at Firhill was very short-lived and he was freed to return to the junior ranks.

ALAN DINNIE - APPS 78 (3) GLS 3
Rejoined Thistle from Dundee in August 1994 after having previously played for the club between 1987 and 1989. Played a major role in helping Thistle avoid relegation at the end of the 94/95 season but like so many others experienced the pain of relegation at Tannadice 12 months later. Remained at Firhill for the following season but was unable to lift a club in decline and was given a free transfer at the season's completion.

STEPHEN DOCHERTY - APPS 31 (28) GLS 4
Docherty When Stephen first broke into the Thistle first team he was the first player to come through the youth ranks into the side for a number of years. Scored a number of goals in Thistle's last Premier League campaign including a spectacular effort against Celtic. Spent the following season mostly as a substitute before cash problems at the club led to a free transfer. Joined Clydebank for a couple of seasons before returning to Firhill for the start of the 99/00 season, but was plagued by injury and released at the end of the season and subsequently he joined Airdrie.

MARK DONAGHY - APPS 1 (1) GLS 0
Lasted only a few months at Firhill in season 98/99 before joining AIloa Athletic on a free transfer.

JIM DUFFY - APPS 80 (1) GLS 5
It was a major coup for John Lambie when he persuaded Duffy to join Thistle in the summer of 1990. Duffy had been tempted back out of an injury forced retirement after his departure from the manager's office at Falkirk. He was outstanding for Dundee despite their relegation in his short time back playing and Lambie saw him as the ideal man to base a promotion push on while at the same time handing him the title of player-coach. Promotion didn't immediately follow, Thistle having to wait until Duffy's last season before rejoining the elite of the Premier League.

Duffy's influence in helping Thistle there was huge; a remarkable feat as injury once again threatened to end his career. In a top of the table clash with Dundee at Dens Park he had to leave the field on a stretcher and many this time predicted an end to his playing days. Amazingly a few short weeks later he was back in action. After leading Thistle to the Premier League. Duffy returned to Dundee as assistant manager to Simon Stainrod before assuming charge himself. He has since had a period in charge at Hibs, and a spell as youth team coach at Chelsea, but is now back in charge at Dens Park.

CAMMY DUNCAN - APPS 41 GLS 0
It was hoped that Duncan's arrival from Motherwell would end a long standing goalkeeping problem for Thistle but things never really worked out for the former Scotland youth cap. He had a number of fine games for Thistle; most notably a league match at Falkirk but the return of Andy Murdoch from Celtic after a disastrous end to a memorable Scottish Cup-tie at the same venue effectively ended his Thistle career. He subsequently joined Ayr United in a swap deal that saw Sammy Johnston join Thistle.

GAVIN DUNCAN - APPS 15 (8) GLS 0
Right back who recently completed his second spell with Thistle having previously been part of the youth set up at Firhill. Never made any first team apps as a youngster at the club and after a spell in the juniors, his return to Firhill in season 99/00 but only lasted one year before he was freed.

Dunn

ROBERT DUNN - APPS 56 (29) GLS 20
Top scorer and player of the year in 98/99 Dunn looked to be the perfect example of the rewards that can be reaped if a club perseveres with a youth policy. He netted his first senior goal against Queen of the South and took great confidence from that eventually finishing his first full season with 14 goals. However, his form then suffered, and he eventually found himself behind the likes of McLean, Lindau, Shaw and McGrillen and was allowed to join Airdrie in March 2001 in search of first team football.

ROGER ELI - APPS (2) GLS 0
John Lambie brought the English striker to Firhill on a short term deal but injury restricted the opportunities of a player who had been playing in China prior to arriving at Firhill.

DAVID ELLIOT - APPS 45 (1) GLS 15
Elliot Despite never really making the break through into the first team at Celtic it was still a fine piece of business by John Lambie to lure the player to Firhill under freedom of contract. His lightning pace made him a big hit with the Thistle fans and a real handful for his opponents. He was among the nominees for the First Division Players Player of the Year award and carried off the Thistle Supporters Federation award. But his Thistle career lasted just one season as he and Chic Chamley joined St Mirren in exchange for cash plus the services of Mark McWalter and George Shaw. He rejoined the club in 1999 on a short term contract but his second spell at the club was shortlived.

ISAAC ENGLISH - APPS 80 (52) GLS 15
Rejoined Thistle in the summer of '99 after a number of years away from the club. Pace has always been Isaac's main asset and he frequently posed problems for some highly rated defenders during his Premier League days with Thistle, most notably Rangers who suffered more than once against him (who can forget his superb strike in the 1-1 draw at Firhill?). Struggled to make any impact second time round and after one goal in 17 apps (9 as a sub) he was freed. Has been scoring the odd goal for Stenhousemuir in the past few seasons.