THIS MONTHS LATEST NEWS
For previous news see the monthly archive at the foot of this page.
PRESS RELEASE 31st August 2000
PLAYER ENQUIRY
Carlisle United FC made an enquiry about the availability of Queen of the South central defender Andy Aitken.

Queen of the South Manager John Connolly said he did not want to lose the player as he is an important member of the first team squad.

Carlisle United were asked to put an offer in writing if they wished to take things further and they decided not to do so.

Queen of the South FC now regard the matter as closed.
SNIPPETS 30th August 2000
As promised last night here's an update on Ray McDonald's injury from the victory over Annan Athletic in the Southern Counties League match last Friday night. On Saturday morning Ray had an x-ray on the injury with the result being that there is a certain amount of ligament damage around the knee. This means that the young striker will probably be out of action for between two and three months. Everyone at Palmerston wishes Ray a speedy recovery.

Remember that the under eighteen's have an SFA Youth Cup fixture coming up next Tuesday evening at Palmerston versus Newton Stewart with a 7.30pm kick off, the winners to face either Annan Athletic or Wigton in the next round.
HOW FAR! 29th August 2000
Queen's up and coming midfield playmaker Geoff Paterson is claiming a measured distance of 50,2 yards for his memorable goal in the 3-1 victory against Annan Athletic in the Southern Counties league match at Palmerston on Friday night past. By all accounts if he had struck this one for the full team it would have been a dead cert goal of the season.

Young striker Ray McDonald had to be taken to the Infirmary with what looked like quite a serious knee injury, further news when available.
MAN OF THE MATCH 28th August 2000
The top three places in the Man of the Match awards from Saturday's first league win at Clydebank all went to 'new boys'. Top of the voting for his second award of the season was Phil Nixon, in second place was substitute Tony Nelson who only took to the field for the second half but who, so many thought, managed to turn the match in Queen's favour, finally third place went to goalscorer Andy Martin.

The full results were as follows, also see how this affects the Player of the Season ratings by clicking on the MoM icon.
Mathieson
Rating: 6.64
Nixon
Rating: 7.93
Aitken
Rating: 6.93
Martin
Rating: 7.36
Hodge
Rating: 5.43
P Atkinson
Rating: 6.36
R Atkinson
Rating: 6.50
Muir
Rating: 5.71
Hawke
Rating: 6.79
Preen
Rating: 5.79
Weatherson
Rating: 7.07
SUBSTITUTES
Pickering
61 mins
Rating: 6.00
Nelson
46 mins
Rating: 7.64
Sunderland
66 mins
Rating: 5.50
Caldwell
-
Rating: -
McColm
-
Rating: -
'THE CUP' 27th August 2000
The Robert Duvall film originally to be known as 'The Cup' then the 'Road to Glory' is to be premiered as 'A Shot at Glory' at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

Look out for it appearing in the UK in the early part of 2001.
MATCH PREVIEW 25th August 2000
The tough start to the season continues this week with the fourth away match in the space of two weeks as Queens travel to Greenock to meet tenants Clydebank. The Bankies have a new manager in the shape of Tommy Coyne and have recruited some good quality players over the close season, although they have had a mixed start with a win a defeat and a draw in their three league encounters so far.

Team news from Palmerston tonight is better than it has been recently with all players fit and available for selection, injury worries over Paddy Atkinson, David Mathieson, Dean Muir, Peter Weatherson and Phil Nixon all look to have cleared up. So it will be a full strength squad for John Connolly to pick from with the addition of new signing Steve Preen giving the manager more attacking options.
MAN OF THE MATCH 25th August 2000
Last season's Internet Player of the Season Warren Hawke wins his first Man of the Match award this season by a massive margin at 7.25 with his scoring performance midweek versus Falkirk in the 3-1 CIS League Cup defeat. Way behind in second place was David Mathieson on 6.06 whilst third place went to new striker Steve Preen on 5.75.

Full scores as follows, also check out the MoM link for the updated Player of the Season standings.
Mathieson
Rating: 6.06
Robison
Rating: 5.69
Aitken
Rating: 5.50
Martin
Rating: 5.25
Hodge
Rating: 5.31
Pickering
Rating: 5.00
R Atkinson
Rating: 5.12
Sunderland
Rating: 5.00
Weir
Rating: 3.81
Hawke
Rating: 7.25
Weatherson
Rating: 4.12
SUBSTITUTES
Preen
36 mins
Rating: 5.75
Young
-
Rating: -
Nelson
45 mins
Rating: 5.50
Caldwell
66 mins
Rating: 4.44
McColm
-
Rating: -
NEW STRIKER UNVEILED 22nd August 2000
A new name joins the Queen's side tonight for the CIS Insurance League Cup clash at Falkirk.

Steve Preen was signed earlier today from Gateshead where he was leading goalscorer last season. Previously with Spennymoor where he again was leading scorer and Captain, Whitley Bay, Morpeth and Tow Law Town.

The 25 year old goal grabber may be just what the side needs to start capitalising on their dominance in recent matches.
[Steve
Steve Preen
FRIDAY GAME 22nd August 2000
The reserves Southern Counties league match scheduled for this Saturday has been re-arranged for Friday night after requests from many sources. The kick off time at Palmerston will be 7.30pm.
MATCH PREVIEW 21st August 2000
It's almost three years since our last encounter with tomorrow evenings hosts, Falkirk, and we can all surely remember the occasion with pride. Over 5000 Doonhamers in a crowd of just over 9000 had an excellent day out at Fir Park in the final of the Scottish League Challenge Cup. We were unlucky on that occasion not to come away with our first ever major trophy after losing out narrowly to a Kevin McAllister goal, we now though have the chance to redress that defeat, this time in the CIS Insurance League Cup.

Our injury list is growing with Phil Nixon and Paddy Atkinson almost sure to miss whilst Dean Muir is rated at only 50/50 so look out for some changes to the line up.

Strangely it's the form players from this past weekend for both teams that are the only survivors from the Challenge Cup Final, Mathieson and Aitken, first and second respectively in this weekends Man of the Match competition and Kevin McAllister one of the goalscorers for Falkirk in their weekend win.
MAN OF THE MATCH 21st August 2000
Longest serving player David Mathieson, just edged second longest serving player Andy Aitken in this weekend's Internet Man of the Match competition. Goalkeeper Mathieson scoring 6.2 points whilst Andy Aitken recorded a 6.13, third place went to Steven Pickering just as close behind on 6.07.

The full results were as follows:
Mathieson
Rating: 6.20
Nixon
Rating: 5.60
Aitken
Rating: 6.13
Martin
Rating: 5.87
Pickering
Rating: 6.07
Sunderland
Rating: 4.00
P Atkinson(C)
Rating: 5.33
Hodge
Rating: 5.07
Weir
Rating: 5.20
Hawke
Rating: 5.60
Weatherson
Rating: 5.87
SUBSTITUTES
Young
39 mins
Rating: 5.07
R Atkinson
76 mins
Rating: 4.33
Caldwell
69 mins
Rating: 4.60
Nelson
-
Rating: -
Muirhead
-
Rating: -
PRIZE DRAW 20th August 2000
The new Queen of the South Prize Draw will commence in grand fashion on the 9th September. The first draw will take place on the pitch at Palmerston during the half time break in the local derby match against our South West neighbours Stranraer. The prize that afternoon will be 500 plus a short break for two in Dublin.

So there is still time for you to support the prize draw and have a chance of being a daily winner, just click on the PRIZE DRAW icon on the left, then press the FORM icon and print the page that loads. Just fill in your details and preferred method of payment and send it back to us at Palmerston. If paying by standing order you should have the order started on the 4th September to ensure your inclusion in the draw.

So be a winner with Queens, join up now!
CHATROOM 19th August 2000
If you find yourself needing to have a chat about the fortunes of the Doonhamers the hardest part can be finding like minded individuals, particularly if you don't presently live in or around Dumfries.

Well help is at hand in the shape of Andy Cowan's Unofficial Queen's Website. Andy has introduced a Chatroom where every week on a Sunday you will find a number of Queen's fans debating the recent events at Palmerston, last week for instance saw participants from the Central Belt, the North East and the USA as well as a fair few from Dumfries.

It's worth a look on a Sunday night from 8.00pm at www.qosweb.co.uk. A little tip though, check out the users guide first.
WEEKEND PREVIEW 18th August 2000
How many Queen's players past and present have managed to play at both Wembley and at Hampden Park at club level, probably not too many, Andy Thomson springs to mind immediately. Well this Saturday could see as many as THREE more players added to that small but exclusive club, Tony Nelson, Steven Pickering and Jarrod Suddick. All three were members of the Tow Law Town side that put up a great fight but narrowly lost out to top non-league side Tiverton Town in the 1998 final of the FA Vase at Wembley Stadium. Suddick in particular is reported as being outstanding that day, however Tony Nelson may like to forget the last five minutes of the match as he took an early bath after reacting to a scything tackle from a 'Tivvy' player.

On to team news and don't expect many changes to the midweek side as Sandy Hodge, whilst receiving a two match suspension, is eligible for selection, although in next season's Challenge Cup he will have to sit out the two matches.

Queen's fans will se a couple of familiar faces tomorrow afternoon as the other Queen's field both Graham Duncan and Craig Flannigan. The Spiders have made an impressive start and under John McCormack have adopted a more direct style of play that the Queen's back three will need to cope with. Two wins out of two so far is a great start for the Spiders but the Dumfries Queen's will be out to demonstrate how big a threat they will be this season and what better place than Hampden Park to secure the first league win of the campaign.

Our last two matches came back in 1995/96 season when we were drawn against the Spiders in both the League Cup and the Scottish Cup, whilst we crashed out of the Scottish Cup 4-2 we produced a healthy 3-1 win at Palmerston in the League cup. To date the balance of power lies with the Doonhamers, 53 wins, 15 draws and 30 defeats.
MAN OF THE MATCH 17th August 2000
With a score of 8.17, Phil Nixon was the clear winner of the Internet Fan Club Man of the Match award from Tuesday evenings Bell's League Challenge Cup match at Airdrie. Second place saw a three way tie with Paddy Atkinson, Peter Weatherson and Andy Martin all scoring 7.61 whilst amazingly third place was also tied three ways with Mark Weir, Jon Sunderland and Andy Aitken all awarded 7.52.

The full scoring was as follows, we have also now updated the Player of the Season League table, click on the MoM tag to see who leads the competition at present.
Mathieson
Rating: 7.13
Nixon
Rating: 8.17
Aitken
Rating: 7.52
Martin
Rating: 7.61
Muir
Rating: 7.30
Sunderland
Rating: 7.52
P Atkinson
Rating: 7.61
Hodge(C)
Rating: 6.09
Weir
Rating: 7.52
Caldwell
Rating: 6.83
Weatherson
Rating: 7.61
SUBSTITUTES
Hawke
102 mins
Rating: 4.78
R Atkinson
-
Rating: -
Nelson
87 mins
Rating: 4.87
Pickering
63 mins
Rating: 5.70
McColm
-
Rating: -
MATCH PREVIEW 14th August 2000
It's Challenge Cup time again, our most successful cup competition, and it's also Airdrie one of the teams we defeated on our most successful cup run back in 1997 on a wet and windy night at Palmerston when we defeated the Diamonds in a 3-2 win, Stevie Mallan scoring twice and Craig Flannigan the other. Only two of that team are likely to play tomorrow evening, David Mathieson and Andy Aitken the only survivors, as for Airdrie there are no survivors at all.

Don't expect much in the way of changes to the Queens side, all players are fit and free from suspension.
MAN OF THE MATCH 14th August 2000
Three games down, two Man of the Match awards and in the other match a close second, Peter Weatherson is more than living up to the picture that John Connolly painted of him before we saw him in a Queen's strip.

Another sterling performance on Saturday gave Peter the award with Phil Nixon a close second and Andy Martin putting in an impressive performance to come third.
[Peter Weatherson]
Mathieson
Rating: 6.22
Nixon
Rating: 7.74
Aitken
Rating: 6.87
Martin
Rating: 7.13
Muir
Rating: 6.57
Sunderland
Rating: 6.04
P Atkinson
Rating: 6.91
Hodge(C)
Rating: 6.00
Weir
Rating: 6.43
Caldwell
Rating: 6.00
Weatherson
Rating: 8.04
SUBSTITUTES
Hawke
84 mins
Rating: 4.04
Nelson
67 mins
Rating: 4.61
Boyle
76 mins
Rating: 3.70
R Atkinson
-
Rating: -
Muirhead
-
Rating: -
WE JUST KEEP ON GROWING 13th August 2000
Tonight we broke through the 700 barrier in the Internet Fan Club and the fan that came through as number 700 is Tomas Silfver from Stockholm in Sweden.

At the present rate of joining we should number over 1000 by early February 2001. How about everyone who is presently registering also registering for the new weekly prize draw. You don't have to be in Dumfries to take part, just click on the Prize draw link on the left, print off the form and send in the direct debit details to Palmerston. It brings in much needed funding to the club and gives you the chance to win a substantial cash prize six days a week.
SCOTTISH SCORERS 13th August 2000
Queen's youngster Ross Kerr takes his place alongside Billy Houliston and Bobby Black as only the third player ever to score for a Scottish international team whilst still with the club. Midfielder Ross managed this feat last week when playing for Scotland in the Faroe Isles against Norway, the match went to a penalty shoot out and Ross was successful with his effort which helped the Scotland team win through.
HAMPDEN HOTSEATS 12th August 2000
Demand for seats on the Doonhamers Travel Club bus to the Queen's Park clash at the recently refurbished national stadium are going like hot cakes. Two buses will make the journey this coming Saturday but please ensure that you have booked your seat first. Remember to ring Jim McCormick on 01387 270103 or Pam Davers on 01387 264220.

For this Tuesday's Challenge Cup game at Airdrie the bus will leave at 5.15pm with pick ups at the usual points, again make sure that you ring to reserve your seat.
CHANGES TO THE BIBLE! 12th August 2000
Those of you who haven't yet been on to Stuart McLarens' excellent Unofficial site, 'The Only Team in the Bible', should pay a visit soon. It has just undergone a major facelift and joined the commercial 'Rivals' network.
WEEKEND PREVIEW 11th August 2000
Following Tuesday evenings fine performance the new look Queen's squad will be aiming to reproduce that fine form with a win against many peoples' promotion favourites Stirling Albion. New Forthbank boss Ray Stewart has rejuvenated the side over the close season, taking them from strugglers last term to hot tip for promotion this term.

Maybe a lot of the reason for the Bookie's confidence is that they know the players that have been brought in, whereas with our new squad we can spring a surprise or two with players new to the game in Scotland. Certainly the Forfar management admitted that we should really have secured victory by a much larger margin. As John Connolly pointed out to us this evening, "in reality Forfar just a few weeks back were a better team than Queens and this would have been borne out if the Hamilton situation had not arisen."

John went on, "We have now been able to gauge ourselves against two sides in the league and are getting a better picture of where we are going all the time. Stenhousemuir will spring a few surprises this season as they have a potent and quick forward line, this was shown midweek when they defeated Stirling Albion in the League Cup".

In terms of formation John felt that Tuesday evenings 3-5-2 system worked particularly well and suited the three men at the back who he rates as the best in the league. "It also suited Sandy Hodge who is at his best when going forward, it was good to see him so positive, the defenders were having a real hard time coping with his presence."

It's likely to be more of the same this weekend, although the formation and final line up will not be decided until after some early morning fitness tests on two or three key members of the squad. Back in the reckoning will be Tony Nelson following his automatic one match ban for his misdemeanour last week at Ochilview.

The reserve side have a match in Dumfries tomorrow in the Southern Counties League, taking on Crichton with a 3.00pm kick off. Appearing in that match will be both Stephen Pickering and Stuart Heppell who are presently attempting to get back to full match fitness before making a concerted effort to win a first team place. We have now added the next couple of months reserve team fixtures for all those who wish to see the Queens in Dumfries each week.
CUP DRAW COMMENT 11th August 2000
John Connolly tells us that he is more than happy with the two upcoming cup ties, he feels that his team will relish the underdog tag and basically have nothing to lose. He says, "The players are very up at the moment and can't wait for each game to come along. This Tuesday will be a bit of an international clash with so many Spaniards being brought in by Steve Archibald and us with a fair crop of Geordies."

"The Falkirk game, with them being at home and really good enough last term to be an SPL side, will really test us, but really this suits us. We will go their to enjoy the occasion and maybe spring a surprise on them."

It makes things a bit tougher with the next four games all being away from home and against some tough opposition, Airdrie, Queen's Park, Falkirk and Clydebank.
MAN OF THE MATCH 10th August 2000
Peter Weatherson scores the winning goal and is voted by members of the internet fan club as their Man of the Match on his home debut, a fine start to his Queen of the South career. A close second was fellow goalscorer and supplier for Peter's goal Sandy Hodge who revelled in the freedom afforded to him in a more central midfield role. Another home debutant who also made a significant impact by finishing third in the voting was youngster Dean Muir.

The rest of the scoring went as follows.
Mathieson
Rating: 6.18
Nixon
Rating: 7.00
Aitken
Rating: 6.73
Martin
Rating: 6.23
Muir
Rating: 7.55
Sunderland
Rating: 6.14
P Atkinson
Rating: 6.91
Hodge(C)
Rating: 8.14
Weir
Rating: 7.23
Caldwell
Rating: 6.36
Weatherson
Rating: 8.27
SUBSTITUTES
Hawke
72 mins
Rating: 4.81
Pickering
83 mins
Rating: 4.55
Boyle
65 mins
Rating: 4.91
R Atkinson
-
Rating: -
McColm
-
Rating: -
CUP DRAWS 10th August 2000
The second round draw for the CIS Insurance League Cup was made this morning with Queens being given a tough tie away to Falkirk. The tie will be played on 22nd August.

The full draw is as follows:

Dumbarton v Livingston
St Johnstone v Cowdenbeath
Clyde v Kilmarnock
Dundee v Montrose
Ross County v St Mirren
Raith Rovers v Arbroath
Queen's Park v Motherwell
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Airdrieonians
Alloa Athletic v Dundee United
Falkirk v Queen of the South
Stenhousemuir v Hibernian
Dunfermline Athletic v East Stirlingshire

Also drawn, this time by the SFA, were the first and second rounds of the Scottish Youth Cup, this sets Queens up against Newton Stewart in the first round and if successful against either Annan Athletic or Hawick Royal Albert in the second round, again at Palmerston.
ONE IN ONE OUT 9th August 2000
Some little bits and pieces of news this evening, firstly Paul Stewart has requested to be released and John Connolly has agreed to this. Kane Young, a scorer in Saturday's reserve fixture at Creetown, has signed for the club. Sandy Hodge signed a one year contract last Thursday evening and their is no truth in the Andy Aitken Carlisle United story that appeared in the local press last weekend.
OOPS! 7th August 2000
It looks like a small attack of Gremlins last night as a number of updated pages didn't seem to make it onto the site. The pages that were changed on the 6th were News, Messages, Reserves and Fan Club.
MATCH PREVIEW 7th August 2000
Just time for a quick preview tonight. Tuesday evening will see the first round match of the CIS Insurance League Cup played at Palmerston. Forfar Athletic provide the opposition and will be hoping to get their first victory of the season following a disappointing start going down 2-0 away to Billy McLaren's Stranraer. Forfar Boss Ian McPhee was missing from that defeat as he was on holiday, maybe he'll have had enough sun and be back to watch his charges at Palmerston in this match.

John Connolly and his troops will now have had a taste of Scottish Second Division life and as witnessed by Saturday's rally, now adjusted to the different style. The benefit of a home crowd will also hopefully make a difference and the new players can expect a rousing reception as they take the field at Palmerston for their first competitive match.

Tony Nelson should be missing, despite the sending off being in a different competition the nature of the offence i.e. violent conduct normally carries with it an immediate one match ban whatever the game.

Our last League Cup match versus Forfar will bring back many painful memories for Queen's fans of a certain vintage. Drawn against Forfar, a league below us in the quarter finals of the competition and a semi-final at Hampden awaiting, many fans were mentally making plans to get to the semi-final match.

We'd beaten Hibs over two legs in the first round, 2-1 away and a fantastic performance at a rain lashed Palmerston to hold them at 0-0 for an aggregate victory, then a round later we managed to defeat Dundee, first leg 0-0 at Dens, second leg at Palmerston and a game that ranks as many fans all time favourite, Queens 6 Dundee 0. Forfar would be easy then!

A bumper crowd turned out and saw Queens take an early lead in just six minutes, Queens infact went on to lead 3-1 but Forfar fought back and with only six minutes to go Alex Rae scored his third to equalise the scores and make the second leg an all or nothing affair at Station Park. Queens went into that game still as favourites but as the history books record, the Loons took a 1-0 victory and all Queens earlier heroics were for nothing.

Still midweek cup games at Palmerston are always special so get along and support the Queens.
MAN OF THE MATCH 7th August 2000
Mark Weir has certainly undergone a close season transformation, he's carried his pre-season form straight into the campaign and won his first ever Internet Fan Club Man of the Match award. Close behind was Peter Weatherson who has become an instant favourite with the fans with old favourite Andy Aitken making yet another solid performance count.

The complete scoring went as follows, the MoM table will be updated later in the week, these standings are of course the overall standings as well.
Mathieson
Rating: 5.25
P Atkinson
Rating: 4.75
Martin
Rating: 5.55
Aitken
Rating: 6.40
Hodge
Rating: 5.85
Sunderland
Rating: 5.30
Boyle
Rating: 3.80
Nelson
Rating: 3.85
Weir
Rating: 6.60
Hawke
Rating: 5.95
Weatherson
Rating: 6.45
SUBSTITUTES
Muir
68 mins
Rating: 5.20
Nixon
46 mins
Rating: 6.05
Caldwell
82 mins
Rating: 4.10
R Atkinson
-
Rating: -
Muirhead
-
Rating: -
NEW SHOP ITEMS 7th August 2000
New in at the Club Shop this week are the following items
22.00 10.00
12.50
Limited silk version available at 22.00
22.00
FUN-TASTIC DAY OUT 6th August 2000
A fun filled day was had by all at Palmerston Park today as hundreds visited the first Queen of the South Family Fun Day. From when the gates opened at 11:00am until closing time at 4:00pm a steady stream of visitors toured the attractions on offer.

The Car Boot Sale attracted many into the Club Car Park and business appeared brisk for all those with offerings.

Inside the ground the Bouncy Castles and Bouncy Obstacle courses were busy all day with queues formed for most of the day. The West Sound Roadshow with Tommy Jardine, provided the musical input and was constantly surrounded.

A number of Queen's players were present during the day, amongst them, Mark Weir, Captain for the last couple of games Sandy Hodge, Warren Hawke, Andy Martin, Andy Aitken, Ross Atkinson, Bryan Caldwell, Geoff Patterson, Peter Weatherson and Tony Nelson.

Under the new stand could be found a Craft Fair, Club Shop Stand, Travel Club Stall, Kids Competitions and a couple of computers provided by Carson Management Services, configured mainly with Club Website. Thanks to both Finlay Carson for providing the computers and to Stuart McLaren from "The Only Team in the Bible" website for providing demonstrations on the Official site during the course of the event.

At the end of the day Commercial Manager Margaret Heuchan proclaimed the event a "Tremendous Success", with visitor numbers outstripping expectations and everyone having a super time.
STRIP UPDATE 6th August 2000
The new replica strips should be available for Tuesday evening in limited numbers from the Club Shop at Palmerston from 6.30pm, before the CIS League Cup Clash with Forfar.

The full stock should be received prior to Saturday's league clash with Stirling Albion, and again will be available from the Club Shop at Palmerston.
IT'S HERE! 4th August 2000
The new season is finally upon us and Queen's fans everywhere will be hopeful of a winning start this Saturday afternoon. With so many new faces around the entire division it's hard to predict where the new look Doonhamers will rank. The first test comes at Ochilview against another new manager in Brian Fairley, the Warriors manager has signed no fewer than ten players himself in the close season and after last terms disappointing campaign these additions are sure to lift the men from Larbert.

Whilst Queen's manager John Connolly is more concerned that his new team performs in the manner that he is striving for the opposition have been watched three times in close season, the last time being by first team coach Warren Pearson last Sunday when Sunderland reserves let a three nil interval lead slip allowing Stenny to secure a three all draw.

Team news from Palmerston is that all players are available following Sandy Hodge's last minute signing last night, however both Jarrod Suddick and Dean Muir are carrying slight knocks, although it is hoped that both will make the squad at least. It's a squad that is likely to be very similar to that which travelled to Penrith last Saturday and a repeat of that performance would be more than welcome.

Past form is not even worth mentioning considering the massive changes at the club, Stenny were a bogey team, but last season most teams fell into that category for Queens. There are a number of potentially interesting clashes tomorrow, however it will take a few weeks before the league starts to take any sort of shape. Arbroath versus Partick could be interesting for Queen's fans as no fewer than five ex-Doonhamers are almost sure to be on the turf at Gayfield at some point.
CHIT CHAT 4th August 2000
Some minor title adjustments in the backroom staff, Ian Scott is now Assistant Manager, Warren Pearson becomes First Team Coach.

George Hannah leaves us for a post at Morton and local phisio Alan Williamson, previously a 'star' player and once on the books at Newcastle as a youngster takes over from George.

The replica strips are not quite ready but should be available on Tuesday evening for the match with Forfar.

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HAMPSHIRE DOONHAMERS 2nd August 2000
Long time Internet Fan Club member Richard Isaacs recently emailed us as follows:

"I have had a browse through the QOS Internet Fan Club, and have noticed that there are quite a few members from Hampshire (Southampton like myself, Chandlers Ford, Farnborough, Winchester etc). Is there any way I can contact these fellow QOTSite's in view of maybe meeting up and forming a QOS Fan Club (Hampshire Branch)."

This sounds like an excellent idea to us so anyone out there in the Hampshire area send us an email and we'll put you all in touch.
FUN DAY UPDATE 2nd August 2000
One of the highlights of this Sunday's Queen of the South Fun Day will undoubtedly be the chance to take a tour of the Queen of the South Museum with Queen's Historian Ian Black.

Ian plans to run a trip every hour at 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and the final trip starting at 15:30hrs, it's a chance not to be missed and there's lots to see.
AN APPEAL 1st August 2000
Due to business commitments Dr's Clayton and Morris can no longer carry on their duties at the club.

If anyone can help the club in this capacity please contact Ronnie Bradford at Queen of the South on 01387 254853.
SITE UPDATES 1st August 2000
The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed a couple of new sections today.

This season we will bring you all of the scores in the division every week via our 'LEAGUE SCORES' link on the first menu page, if you check it out now you can see who every team meets each week of the season.

Second up is a trial section of the site where we are hopeful of bringing Queen's fans together with items of memorabilia that they need for their collections or for that matter selling surplus items. Check out the second menu page and click on the 'SALES & WANTS' icon to see how it will operate.

Further new sections are planned over the coming months, specifically a 'TRACKER' section where we will keep tabs on former Palmerston favourites and a 'MULTIMEDIA' section where we will publish Queen's songs and poetry, of which we have some already.

Any other ideas for sections that would enhance the site would be more than welcome, just mail us.
PLAYER LIST ANNOUNCED 31st July 2000
Queen's today announced the names of all players that have been signed up for this coming season, they are as listed below, click on their name to see a photo:
Andrew Aitken Graeme Armstrong
Patrick Atkinson - no photo Ross Atkinson
Denis Boyle Bryan Caldwell
Warren Hawke Stuart Heppell - no photo
Sandy Hodge John McCaig
Robert McColm Raymond McDonald
Andrew Martin David Mathieson
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