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TRAVEL CLUB NEWS 30th June 2001
The prices for traveling to away matches with the Doonhamers Travel club have been set at the following levels:

Adult Member - 7.00 Adult non-Member - 14.00

Child Member - 4.00 Child non-Member - 8.00

For full details of bus times for the Travel Club you can find their own page via the Fan Club link.
STRIKER SIGNS 25th June 2001
Twenty three year old 5ft 10in striker Stuart Connolly signed on the dotted line today, pending international clearance, to bolster the Doonhamers attack for the coming season. The striker has just completed a four year 'soccer' scholarship at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA following a two year spell at Ayr United where he made his first team debut at the age of only sixteen.

John Connolly will of course have a good insight into the frontman's abilities as he doubles up as both Stuart's manager and as his father.
CHECK OUT CHESTER 24th June 2001
Our opponents in four weeks time are Chester-le-Street Town FC, if you don't know anything about the team then for a brief introduction visit their website at

The site doesn't contain any directions however for those of you planning to travel it is quite easy to find their Moor Park ground. Heading south from Gateshead on the A1M you leave the motorway at junction 63 and head towards Chester-le-Street, take the A167 and follow it towards Durham. Within a couple of miles you will drive under a railway bridge and the ground lies 500 yards further on on the left hand side. It is pretty well hidden from the road as it lies behind a pub called the Chester Moor. You actually have to drive through the pub car park to get to the ground along a rough track and into their compact car park.

The fixtures for season 2001-2002 were released by the SFL this morning. The full list is reproduced in the Fixtures section.
AND WE'RE OFF 20th June 2001
Pre-season training starts tomorrow evening at the Tech College under the charge of Ian Scott, this starts the three times a week routine for the rest of the season, Tuesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's. A number of new faces are expected to join in the training as is normal at this stage of any pre-season.

Look out also for the fixture list being published on this site tomorrow, around lunchtime.
SELL THE JERSEYS 11th June 2001
Any shop owning Queen's fans out there with some space for a few items of Queens memorabilia? If so Club Shop manager John Paterson is keen to hear from you. It doesn't matter whether you can sell a few Dougie Doonhamer mascots or a full replica strip it all helps the cause. John can be contacted on 01387 268781.
NEW PLAYER 10th June 2001
John Connolly secured the signature of ex-Ayr United, Southampton, Brighton and Kingstonians central defender Derek Allan on a two year contract at lunchtime today. The six foot tall twenty six year old will bring some top class experience with him as he joins what is sure to be an extremely tight Queen's defensive setup for this coming season. He signed for Southampton for 75,000 in 1993 and made his premiership debut in a 2-0 win against Aston Villa with Matt LeTissier scoring both for the south coast side. He featured again that season against Aston Villa with the Saints winning 4-1 this time. Three seasons later and after an impressive loan spell he joined Brighton where he went on to make over seventy appearances, scoring a couple of goals on the way. He then joined Kingstonians in the Conference where he instantly became a fans favourite in his seventy two appearances and four goals.
FIXTURE CHANGE 8th June 2001
The pre-season friendly planned for the 21st July against Dunston Federation has been cancelled and in it's place will be a match against Chester-Le-Street. Problems with access to the ground that day at Dunston have forced the switch.
GRAY SIGNS 5th June 2001
Twenty seven year old right back Alan Gray signed on the dotted line yesterday afternoon to become Queen's third defensive signing of the close season. The six foot tall right sided defender joins from Workington Reds and has had spells with Darlington, Carlisle United and Doncaster. He was a favourite at Borough Park with the fans and won two Player of the Season awards last term. He is a native of Carlisle but spent some time in the USA on a sports scholarship at Richmond University in the mid-nineties.
If you're looking for something to do this evening then why not check out one of our pre-season opponents website's, the most difficult one to find was Dunston Feeration's but when we did get there it proved to be worth the visit. You can get to it at It provides a fair bit of stastical information and more importantly a map of how to find the ground. Another interesting fact uncovered on our visit was that former Queen's midfielder Tony Nelson now features for the side.
GET YOUR SHARES 3rd June 2001
Remember that you can become a shareholder or increase your present shareholding in Queen of the South Football Club Ltd at any time. We have a number of shares available at present costing 15.00 each. Just click on this button and print out the form that appears, fill in the number of shares you require and post the form with the relevant remittance to the address shown.
BITS AND PIECES 2nd June 2001
Queen's defence of the Scottish Brewers Cup that they won last pre-season in the two day tournament at Annan will prove a more difficult task this season. The opponents are confirmed as Livingston, Hamilton and of course the hosts Annan.

The national press is full of news concerning former Queen's players with Rowan Alexander making the biggest headlines with Gretna's bid to take the place of the side where Alexander had his most successful spell, Paul Kinnaird then gives his backing to former Doonhamer Derek Townsley and advises Deggsie not to change his playing style because of criticism from the fans and Mick Dunlop also gets a mention in the smaller stories.
The new strip for season 2001/2002 was previewed at last night's Shirt Sponsorship Draw, the shirt is being produced for Queen's by Fila who also supply a number of top flight league and international sides. The version pictured here has obviously still to have the Queen of the South crest and the sponsorship draw winners artwork added.

HOME STRIP(White shorts, blue socks)
[2001-02 Strip]

AWAY STRIP(Yellow shorts and socks)
[2001-02 Strip]

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