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A limited number of official fans packages to the match against FC
Nordsjaelland are now on sale on a first come, first served basis.

The official trip (25-26th August) includes direct, return flights from Glasgow to Copenhagen on the official team flight, all overseas transfers (airport- hotel- stadium- airport) and 1 nights 4* accommodation in Copenhagen.

The flight will depart the morning of August 25th and return after the final whistle on the 26th (approx midnight).

The trip price is £495pp for a twin room or £545pp for a single room

The club has subsidised this trip to ensure that the basic package cost came in at less than £500pp.

To book please call 01926 425333

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Tickets selling well in Denmark 6th August 2008
My counterpart Kris from Nordsjaelland was in contact today and very pleased at how well tickets were selling for our UEFA Cup clash over there. More than 500 have already been snapped up by Queens' fans but there's still about 1000 more available if required.

However, he did emphasize that six other sides from Denmark are involved in Europe so there would be no more than 100 of their fans coming over and no journalists at all.

He did add that the Nordsjaelland players and officials were willing to be at the Excelsior Stadium for a Press Conference on the day before the match if required. One of their most avid fans has a nephew in Glasgow and it's been suggested that he should be their official mascot that night.

Bill Goldie
Spare seats 6th August 2008
Joe Wilson has let us know that all the spare seats he had on the coach to Manchester have all been filled.
Spare seats 5th August 2008
If there is any Queens Fans Traveling to Denmark, From Manchester on the 10am plane to copenhagen on the 25th of August and returning 1pm on wed 27th. We have got 8 seats left on our bus leaving Dumfries 5am. Please get in touch with Joe wilson on 07912424745 ASAP
Ticket details 5th August 2008
Thursday 14 August 2008
Tickets for the home leg of this tie will go on sale tomorrow Wednesday 6th August from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Season Ticket holders only (Adult and Junior Blues). Voucher No 2 should be produced.

Each Season Ticket holder will be allowed a maximum of 5 tickets.

Tickets will then go on sale to non Season Ticket holders on Thursday 7th at 10 a.m. A decision will need to be made on numbers per applicant after the sale to Season Ticket holders

The Ticket Office will be open as follows:
Wednesday 6th
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 7th
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 8th
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 9th
Sunday 10th
Then 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday to Wednesday.

If tickets remain unsold then they will be offered for sale at the Excelsior Stadium Airdrie (subject to approval of the local police.)

Eric Moffat
Club Secretary
Queen of the South FC
Bus details 4th August 2008
Queen of the South will be running coaches from Palmerston to the home match against FC Nordsjaelland at the Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie. The tickets for these coaches will be available from the club office from 10am Wednesday 6th August and can be purchased alongside match tickets.

Tickets will cost 10 per person and the coaches will be leaving Palmerston Park at 17:45.

Jamie Rutherford
Watch the game in style 4th August 2008
A limited number of executive tickets will be available for the match against FC Nordsjaelland at the Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie.

These tickets will cost 40 and will include a prime seat in the main stand, a complimentary match programme as well as pre-match and half-time refreshments in an executive area. The dress code for this area is smart casual, with no jeans or trainers.

Jamie Rutherford
Kick-off time in Denmark 4th August 2008
UEFA confirmed this afternoon that the KO time for Queens' away leg versus FC Nordsjaelland at Farum Park will be 19:00 CET.

Many thanks to the officials at FC Nordsjaelland and UEFA for helping with this matter.

Jamie Rutherford
Kick-off time in Denmark 4th August 2008
UEFA have confirmed today that the kick-off time for the match versus Nordsjaelland in Farum on the 26th August will be no later than 6.00pm local time.
Ticket sales 2nd August 2008
Tickets for the away leg at Nordsjaelland will go on sale TO SEASON TICKET HOLDERS from 10am until 4pm tomorrow from the office at Palmerston.

The prices for the game in Denmark, the time of which has yet to be decided by UEFA, are as follows:

15 for adults
6 for 14s and under
Disabled supporters may purchase an adult ticket at full price, and will be allowed a ticket for a carer gratis.

Non-season ticket holders may purchase tickets from Monday at 10am.
Hospitality 1st August 2008

We are able to offer supporters the wonderful and unique opportunity to enjoy Hospitality at the Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie, when Queen of the South FC play an historic match in the prestigious UEFA Cup against FC Nordsjaelland. This very special match will be recorded in the Club's history books for ever and this is a great chance to be involved in the Club's special celebration.

Match Hospitality offers a number of exclusive benefits:
  • This high profile match offers you the opportunity to treat clients, business partners or friends to Hospitality in the Inverhouse Suite or the Alistair Young Suite at the Excelsior Stadium.
  • Pre-match 3 course meal followed by tea/coffee and mints.
  • A copy of the special edition UEFA Match Programme for each of your guests.
  • Seating for your guests in the comfort of a box*
  • Half Time Finger Buffet with tea/coffee.
  • Complimentary bar available for 2 hours before/1 hour after the match.
  • It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to entertain guests with
    Match Hospitality before Queen of the South play in the UEFA Cup!
    Price: 135 per head (plus Vat) for a table of 6,8 or 12
    *Depending on size of party the box may be shared. We are limited to 10 tables and at time of writing 4 are already booked. Call Margaret now on 01556 504569!

    Margaret Heuchan
    Heading Home 1st August 2008
    Sitting in Gatwick Airport with flights on my mind after today's draw, for which we would like to thank David Taylor and his colleagues at UEFA for their hospitality and efficiency.

    I have spoken with TMG, our official travel partner, and we are aiming to have a club package available for early next week. We will have a meeting tomorrow to finalise a few details with the club party and aim to get the prices out to fans as soon as possible. As it stands, the official plane will be flying out with the team aboard on Monday morning and returning after the game on Tuesday. Everything is yet to be finalised though, so watch this space.

    We're looking forward to working with FC Nordsjaelland, whom we met today and whom were extremely prompt at arranging away ticket allocations and pricing - which makes life easier for the club and the supporters.

    Denmark bound 1st August 2008
    For our opening sojurn in the UEFA Cup Queens will travel to Denmark to take on FC Nordsjalland, but before that we will meet the Danish side at home. We'll be competing in the Northern Section and our first game will be played at Airdrie on Thursday, 14th August and the return on the 26th August and not the 28th as was first muted as two other sides from Copenhagen are playing on the 28th.

    It will be a journey into the unknown but Gordon Chisholm said, "We knew earlier what pot we'd be in, so it didn't come as too much of a surprise. We were aware we'd be up against a side from Denmark, Sweden or Finland.

    "Just after the draw was made it was pandemonium--my phone never stopped ringing. I would have preferred the first leg away but it wasn't to be. It's will be an adventure for us all--it will be difficult but not unwinnable. We'll prepare professionally and do our research. I notice Nordsjalland are playing on Sunday, Wednesday and Sunday, so I'll be doing my utmost to get out there to Denmark and see them for myself. As I say, it won't be easy but we're confident and we'll be give it our best shot".

    Bill Goldie
    UEFA Cup Draw 1st August 2008
    Queen of the South versus FC Nordsjalland of Denmark.
    UEFA CUP TICKETS 31st July 2008
    UEFA CUP 2008/2009

    Second Qualifying Round

    Matches to be played on Thursday 14th and Thursday 28th August 2008
    The draw for this round of the UEFA Cup will take place on Friday 1st August 2008 when Queen of the South FC will learn their opponents and whether the first leg is at home or away.

    At this time the Club do not know how many tickets will be allocated for our fans. This information will only be available after discussions with our opponents.

    To enable fans to make their travel arrangements as soon as possible after the draw has been made

    For either date
    Will be taken at the Club Office at Palmerston Park, Dumfries from 10 a.m. on Sunday 3rd August 2008. They will be restricted to one ticket per Season Ticket Holder using Voucher 1 from the Season Ticket book. This limit may change once the number of tickets available are known.

    One person may purchase tickets on behalf of other Season Ticket Holders on the production of one Voucher No 1 for each ticket requested.

    Tickets will be available to non Season Ticket holders from Monday 4th August subject to there being tickets available.

    Orders may be placed in person or by telephone and they may be paid with cash, cheque or credit/debit card

    Tickets will only be available from the Club Office and will not be part of any travel package on offer from any source including official Club travel arrangements.

    Tickets for the home leg of the tie at The Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie will be offered for sale to Season Ticket holders on Wednesday 6th August 2008 from 10 a.m. from the Club Office at Palmerston Park, Dumfries. Tickets will go on general sale on Thursday 7th August.

    Tickets will be priced at 20 for adults and 10 for concessions (OAP's and under 17 years).

    Purchasing arrangements will be as above with Voucher 2 being used.

    Eric Moffat
    Club Secretary
    First steps into Europe 31st July 2008
    Queen of the South took their first steps into Europe today, when Davie Rae, Craig Paterson, Billy Hewitson and myself made our way to Geneva.

    We arrived safely into the scorching heat of Geneva this afternoon, and are in keen preparation for tomorrow's draw in Nyon.

    I've been working hard on the logistics for the campaign, and myself and the Chairman will be concentrating on securing the best allocation for our travelling fans, as well as making sure we offer the hospitality expected of Scottish clubs to our opponents.

    The draw tomorrow is at 1'o'clock Swiss time, and you should be able to watch the draw on satellite tv or on the internet.

    We'll be heading straight back after the draw, and the Chairman has already been telling us that he had flying lessons shortly after he retired from farming - so should there be a problem with our flights, there's no way we'll be missing the Airdrie game!

    Jamie Rutherford
    QUEEN OF THE SOUTH IN UEFA 29th July 2008
    Match Sponsor of the Queen of the South UEFA home leg: Asher Associates Ltd, George Street, Dumfries.

    Asher Associates Ltd, Civil & Structural Engineering Designers, this year celebrate their 10th Anniversary in business and are pleased to be part of the Queen of the South European celebration.
    UEFA Cup Draw 25th July 2008
    Remember that the draw for the UEFA Cup Second Qualifying Round will be held on Friday 1st August. The draw is scheduled to take place at 12.00pm and you should be able to watch it as it happens on the UEFA website at www.uefa.com.
    Travel arrangements 17th June 2008
    Queen of the South's entrance into the 2nd Qualifying Round of the UEFA Cup next season represents a great opportunity for the club, but also for many of our supporters to experience competitive football abroad for the first time.

    As a stalwart of European excursions with the Scotland team, I understand the intricacies required in such a trip, and want to ensure that the experience is an unforgettable one for our fans. I realise there will be a lot of pressure on the support - with the draw being made on the 1st August and the legs played a few weeks after, money and time away from work/family commitments will be crucial in most people's decision to travel.

    The club have partnered with TMG, a market leader with many years of experience in catering travel packages for clubs from Manchester United to Dunfermline Athletic. It is the club's desire to offer a package that will allow for safe and reliable passage at as reasonable a price as possible to ensure this. In this regard, we are delighted to be working with TMG, who have a long and proven track record in helping football fans travel efficiently and safely across the globe.

    Working with an organisation of TMG's size ensures we can make travel arrangements as close as possible to the draw being made in Nyon - which with the potentially short period between the draw and first leg, will be of great benefit to the club and supporters alike.

    Through TMG, Queen of the South will be making travel arrangements available (that will include accommodation and travel) directly to fans wishing to support the club in Europe. As the details of our European opponent will be unknown until the 1st August, we can't offer any kind of package yet, as details regarding the availability of tickets, flights and accommodation are unknown.

    We have however set up an official UEFA cup travel page (http://www.tmgsport.com/qos/index.html) to which I would kindly ask all supporters with an interest in travelling to register. Providing us with the small amount of information required at the moment can be extremely helpful to us catering the arrangements to your needs and keeping you up to date with all the latest arrangements.

    Jamie Rutherford
    Another friendly arranged 3rd June 2008
    Queens today arranged another pre-season friendly with a match against Annan Athletic at Galabank on Saturday, 12th July. Kick-off is at 1.30pm. This is the Saturday before our other friendy fixture against Owen Coyle's Burnley at Palmerston on 19th July. However, owing to our participation in the UEFA Cup, Queens will not be taking part in the annual Brewer's Cup tournament at Annan this year.

    On the subject of the UEFA Cup it has been announced that the venue for our home games will be the Excelsior Stadium at Airdrie. We believe that Manchester City is one of a few big names who will enter the competition before us owing to the Fair Play awards. It now beggars belief to think that the third best supported club in the Premiership need a victory if they are to play Queen of the South.

    Bill Goldie
    UEFA Cup Announcement 2nd June 2008
    Since qualifying for the UEFA Cup, club officials have been working closely with both UEFA and the SFA to understand the infrastructure that has to be in place to fulfil European fixtures at Palmerston Park.

    The primary reason is that everyone involved with the club would wish to play home games in Dumfries. There is also a strong desire to ensure that, following on from the extraordinary demand for Cup Final tickets, we can accommodate as many Queen of the South supporters as possible over the course of our UEFA Cup campaign.

    As this competition is overseen by UEFA it is necessary that all participating clubs follow their regulations, one of which states:

    "Matches can only be played before seated spectators; with any sector for standing spectators kept closed. Bench seating of any description is prohibited and will be regarded as standing accommodation."

    Additionally, temporary stands are not permitted.

    Following discussions, it has been determined that no dispensation can be granted concerning the use of standing terraces at Palmerston Park and the club accepts this position.

    This does however, limit the capacity for games played in Dumfries to 3,500 seated spectators. This is further reduced through the requirement to provide additional media workstations in the Main Stand, the segregation of supporters and, to accommodate additional guests of the club - effectively limiting the number of Queens supporters to less than 2,800.

    For this reason, we have been in talks with clubs to determine the feasibility of their hosting our 'home' fixtures. Noting the fact that playing a home fixture in another country is also not permitted, a major consideration during these discussions has been accessibility for Queen of the South supporters travelling from Dumfries and Galloway.

    In conclusion, an agreement has been reached that we will play our home UEFA Cup fixtures at the Excelsior Stadium - home of Airdrie United. The stadium has a capacity in excess of 10,000 and, it is anticipated that this should satisfy the demand for tickets.

    Our thanks go to Jim Ballantyne and everyone at Airdrie United for their accommodating approach to this arrangement.

    Ticket details will be announced around the time of the Second Qualifying Round draw, which is currently scheduled for 1st August.

    However it should be noted that priority for UEFA Cup tickets will only be given to season tickets holders, prior to a general public sale.

    Colin Rutherford

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