Aug 17 2011 By Gordon Parks
PARTICK THISTLE have lined up a sensational double swoop after inviting Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Saturdays clash with Hamilton.
The Jags are confident the celebrity A-list couple will accept their offer of taking in the Firhill action when they arrive in the city later this week.
Pitt arrived Glasgow this week to film scenes for Zombie movie World War Z and the Maryhill club is buzzing at the prospect of adding a touch of glamour to their weekend game.
Partick's press officer and marketing executive Ami Small admits they're ready to roll out the red carpet.
She said: "We have handed tickets to their people and the feedback has been positive.
"It's not every day we have such megastars coming to Maryhill and if they can fit it into their schedule then we'd love to have them cheering us on against Accies.
"They'd get the chance to enjoy a fantastic day and hopefully leave the game as Partick Thistle fans."
Meanwhile, Thistle striker Martin Grehan has quit Firhill after agreeing a severance package with the club.
The targetman joined the Jags last year from Stirling Albion but failed to cement a first-team starting spot and managed just two goals in 39 appearances.
Goals continue to be a problem for boss Jackie McNamara who was frustrated by the 2-1 defeat at Falkirk last weekend as luck once again failed to shine on his side.
He said: "I don't want to keep going on about us being unlucky but Saturday's game again demonstrated just how thin the line is between winning and losing, or even drawing, matches.
"A number of players put in good performances and I would be more concerned if we were losing matches and playing poorly as well.
"I don't think we are. The signs are there that we are very close to recording some positive results."
The Jags are the only side without a point in the First Division but McNamara is confident they will finally kick-start their campaign against Accies.
He said: "The table doesn't make for pleasant reading and the players were really down after the Falkirk game.
"But it's important to realise there is a long way to go in the season.
"The significance of early-season results tends to be highlighted that bit more but things could look very different if we win our next two league games, both of which are at home.
"It won't be easy against Hamilton, who had an excellent win last Saturday, but we will be targeting three points from the match and working hard towards that objective in training during the week."