2004/05 Season Review
A serialised account of our season by our man who has been at every match home and away - Ewan Lithgow
Part Eight - February
February began with a massive surprise as the club announced plans to build two new stands and convert Palmerston into an SPL complaint stadium. The move, which depends greatly on funding from various grant-awarding bodies who would have use of the internal facilities, came very much out of the blue and gave a huge boost in the build up to the Dundee United cup tie.
A massive crowd of over 5,500 turned up hoping to see Queens oust the SPL strugglers but Dundee United had taken a seven goal hammering against Rangers in midweek and were determined to show that to have been a freak result. They never gave Queens a look-in and were three up by the interval thanks to goals from Jim McIntyre, Mark Wilson and Stuart Duff. Although United dominated throughout and richly deserved their win, the latter two goals came about after terrible errors by Colin Scott and Willie Gibson. The game was the main featured match on the BBC's Sportscene programme that night.

JT organises the defence
Back to league action and another dull scoreless draw with St Johnstone in Perth. The game was more notable for the respective debuts of Bagan and Lovell for their new clubs than for any of the action on the park. Richard Barnard played in the game as a result of injury to Colin Scott and kept the position for the rest of the season.

The final game of the month brought another draw, this time 1-1 at home to runaway leaders Falkirk. It was a much improved performance and Derek Lyle struck a brilliant goal to open the scoring in the first half. However, Andy Lawrie headed a second half equaliser and honours were shared.
Ewan Lithgow
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