Next Game

Partick v St Mirren

Friday, 25 April 2014, 19:45

Scots Prem

Rugby Park

Last Game

Kilmarnock 1 - 2 Partick

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

Archibald wanted to avoid Dons

Partick boss Alan Archibald admits a meeting with Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup was a draw he would have been more than happy to avoid.

Last Updated: 07/11/13 at 18:18 Post Comment

Alan Archibald: Wanted to avoid Aberdeen

Alan Archibald: Wanted to avoid Aberdeen

Thistle found out they would be facing the Dons in the fourth round of the competition the day after suffering a 4-0 thrashing to Derek McInnes' men.

As well as Monday's reverse at Pittodrie, the Jags also lost 3-0 to Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership at Firhill earlier in the season.

And Archibald says a cup rendezvous with their two-times conquerors was not the draw he was hoping for.

He said: "Certainly not, considering the fact our two heaviest defeats were to Aberdeen.

"Not only that, in the Scottish Cup, you like something a bit different.

"When we were in the First Division, we wanted a Premier League team or someone from outside our own league.

"We didn't get that this time. But it's a home tie so that should be a bonus."

Archibald is now hoping for a positive response to the defeat when Partick host St Mirren this weekend.

He said: "We were back in the day after and we had a chat about it then.

"We've got it out of our systems and we move on now to Saturday's game. It's a massive game for us.

"We had a good performance at their place earlier in the season and another performance like that would hopefully see us take the three points.

"We know it will be a very hard match. It will be a different St Mirren team from that game.

"They are a lot more confident and you could see that last week against Ross County."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments


hy don't you call in Becks as well...and we will all have a lovely tea party!

United: Scholes helping out


ourinho is just a good-looking version of Allardyce (Fit Sam?). Clearly 19th century football isn't such a big deal after all?

Chelsea Killed The Game Instead Of Playing It


tay put, Pep. Timothy Sherwood has this under control.

Guardiola plans Bayern stay

Footer 365

Champions League: Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti hails Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti hailed the 'sacrifices' made by Cristiano Ronaldo in the 1-0 win over Bayern Munich.

Hugo Lloris says Tottenham can't get any worse after torrid campaign

Hugo Lloris admits it will be difficult for Spurs to be any worse next season following a torrid league campaign.

Champions League: Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola proud despite Real Madrid loss

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola was proud of his side's performance, despite their 1-0 first-leg defeat to Real Madrid.

Mail Box

Of Course People Remember How You Won

Some have said that it doesn't matter how Chelsea played as long as they won, but is that true? Plus, we've found the one chap who enjoyed Tuesday's game...

Chelsea Got A Result, What's The Problem?

There is plenty of 'that's 90 minutes I'll never get back' sentiment about Chelsea's 'performance' in Madrid, but at least one person thinks they did what was required...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property