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|30th March 2001||ROSS CORBETT|
|Calling all Queens fans the DOONHAMERS TRAVEL CLUB are holding a race night tomorrow night 31.3.01 in the Palmerston bar admission is free everybody is welcome.Also next wednesday night the travel club are holding an EMERGENCY MEETING 4.4.01 also upstairs in the palmerston bar all MEMBERS PLEASE ATTEND.|
|30th March 2001||NELLY POLAND|
|queens are the best cause pete scores in all the games i am coming down from poland to watch you play stranraer|
|30th March 2001||PETER COURIER|
|I went for a pie at Berwick last sunday at half time and to my surprise there was none left,apparently the big lad with the drum ate them all...Is that true|
|26th March 2001||RUSSEL CAMPBELL|
Andy Thomson made his debut for QPR on Saturday, as he come on in the 45th minute, and QPR were 2-0 down at Burnley !!
Thomson combined with his fellow striker to set up QPR's only goal of the game, as it finished 2-1 to Burnley.
QPR have 9 games remaining in their fight to save being relegated to Division Two, with only 3 of these games at home !!
|26th March 2001||MARTIN COPE|
|Spent the day going across to Berwick, and we were rewarded by a valuable point gained, when for most of the match Queens looked second best. The last 20 minutes were played with a degree of passion that seemed strangely missing earlier on. Apart from the Cup games against Clydebank and Airdrie, I have seen Queens 5 times in the League this season, and those have been the club's 5 draws! I plan to come up for the 2 home games over Easter. It would be good to see Queens win those, but knowing my luck this season, they will probably be draws as well! Oh well! Go all out for a top 3 or 4 finish, Queens. That would be a big improvement on the last couple of seasons.|
|23rd March 2001||ALAN|
What is the situation with the promising left back Danny Paterson? I hear he has struggled with injury, but from my time with Northumberland Schools he has great potential.
Good luck for the rest of the season
|22nd March 2001||RUSSEL CAMPBELL|
Ex-Queens Player Andy Thomson has just left Gillingham, where he was 5th in the pecking order of strikers and signed for Queens Park Rangers, strugglers at the foot of the First Division.
His fifth senior club, two with Queens in their name, two with United in their name and Gillingham.
Keep you posted via The Gills e-group if I receive his squad number with QPR.
Good luck and best wishes in Shepherds Bush, Thommo !!
|22nd March 2001||ALEX PRESTON|
|I am a Preston North End fan but came to watch Queens a few weeks ago when they played Stirling @ home. I'd just like to say good luck for the rest of the season and keep on scoring Kingy!|
|21st March 2001||CAMERON MCLAUGHLIN|
I AM 2YEARS OLD ON 12 APRIL 2001 AND I AM COMING TO DUMFRIES TO SEE QUEENS PLAY WITH MY DADDY (BRIAN MCLAUGHLIN) BEFORE THE END OF SEASON
.JUST WRITING TO SAY GOOD LUCK WITH THE REST OF THE SEASON AND SEE YOU SOON
|21st March 2001||K McP WILSON|
|Two shocking displays in a row have brought Queens back to earth with a bump and maybe its time for fans (myself included) to take a reality check as the team in its present form would NEVER survive in Div. One. All credit to J.C. for improving things from last season but we are still a fair bit off having a team that could clinch promotion but more importantly STAY in the higher league. All credit to the "Red Lichties" who went out and spent money (£6,000) on Colin McKinnon to strengthen their side and it was always on the cards that big "Sid", "Ginger Geo.", and "Marvo" would try that bit harder after being shown the exit from Palmy. Personally I'd like to see 3 or 4 experienced guys come in next season to complement some of the players already here but the way J.C. works (i.e. looks at players for a while then ships them out when they don't make the grade) I wouldn't be surprised if he started afresh and signed up many more. - Up the Queens!|
|20th March 2001||WACEK KACZMARCZYK|
Just a quick note before I dodge of my work early for the long winding trail to Arbroath. Let's hope its a trip well worth it.
What is happening with the replica kit situation ?
Obviously, with the demise of AVEC the club will have to source a new kit supplier for next season and lets hope its going to be a more reliable source. Errea, TFG, XARA, are making their brand names known around the Scottish leagues. Can the fans have a say in the choice ?
I was no great fan of this seasons kit. I think it still looks bad with they dead tight, long shorts. We look worse in them when we lose. I still say that the last kit combination done by Le Coq was the best we have ever had and should be brought back. Do any fans share my thoughts on this subject?
By the way, those fans that are going to start congregating around the blue pole area to chant and sing etc. on match days, could you please move on now because that's where I sit and I cannae be doing wi'listening tae aw that racket. Get yersels up that Terregles Street end and create some atmosphere up there. I need to hear mysel bawling at that numpty in the black !!!!!!
|20th March 2001||GRAHAM McFADDEN|
|IN REPLY TO NUMEROUS ARTICLES REGARDING THE ATMOSPHERE AT PALMERSTON OR RATHER LACK OF IT .THE BOARD SHOULD MAYBE THINK ABOUT LETTING UNDER 16/S INTO THE NEW STAND FOR NOTHING FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON AND MAYBE FOLLOW LIVINGSTON AND AIRDRIES EXAMPLE AND PUT AN ARTICLE IN THE PAPER URGING FANS TO BRING ALONG DRUMS OR AIRHORNS TO CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE|
|20th March 2001||ROSS CORBETT|
|WITH THE VITAL GAMES WITH ARBROATH,BERWICK AND STRANRAER COMING UP I FEEL THAT THE BOARD SHOULD URGE JC TO FUTHER STRENGTHEN THE SQUAD FOR THE FINAL PUSH FOR PROMOTION AS WE MAY NEVER GET A BETTER OPPORTUNITY .ITS ALL VERY WELL SAYING WE ARE LUCKY TO BE IN THIS DIVISION AT THE EXPENSE OF HAMILTON BUT THAT IS IN THE PAST AND THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS JC HAS TOTTALLY TRANSFORMED THE TEAM AND WITH A BIT MORE AMBITION COULD TAKE QUEENS TO THE 1ST DIVISION.IN REPLY TO A PREVIOUS MESSAGE FROM ANDY MURRAY,IF ALL FANS FOLLOWED DAVIES EXAMPLE THEN WE ALL WOULD HAVE HANDED IN OUR SEASON TICKETS AND PUT ARTICLES IN THE PAPER SAYING WE WOULD NOT BE BACK AT PALMERSTON.|
|19th March 2001||STEWART QUEEN|
JUST A QUICK NOTE TO THANK ALEX WILSON FOR POSTING THE QUEENS ARE BACK SONG.
P.S.IT'S A WHILE SINCE WE HEARD IT AT PALMERSTON OR IS IT?
MYSELF AND MY LAD WILL JOIN THE SINGERS AT THE BLUE POLE.
|19th March 2001||BRIAN McLAUGHLIN|
|good luck for the rest of the season hope we finish above stranraer|
|19th March 2001||BRADLEY HARRISON|
|With only a handful of days left to the transfer deadline the time for QOS to show its ambition is now!!. A calculated gamble is required to bring in a couple of good old pros to lead the push to put us in the one remaining promotion position. The last few games have gone a long way to prove that we have a decent squad. It should be remembered that as easily as we won the five games on the spin, in a very pleasing "smash and grab" manner we could have easily have lost them. The old pros on Saturday past demonstrated the difference between a very poor Forfar team at Christmas time, to a not half bad outfit on Saturday. There has never been a better opportunity for promotion into a league, which is riddled with financial insecurity and teams living out with their means, this creates for us a scenario in which our financial forethought would allow us to survive.|
|19th March 2001||JOHN CRAWFORD|
|i don't want to appear too cynical, but following saturday's dismal outing against forfar and our farcical attempts to give them a goal in the first half, is there a "go slow on promotion" campaign at palmerston. have we over-achieved in the past few weeks ? do we really want to go up or have we realised that we'd get horsed every week in division 1 ? just a passing paranoid thought|
|19th March 2001||GORDON ORR|
|The Forfar game was just was of those days, nothing went right and nobody really played to their potential, although it was good to see that we finally have a player who can take a Penalty - well done John O'Neil. On a different tack, can anyone tell me why Queens have freed Steven Skinner? He has apparently joined the band of other ex players at our border neighbours Gretna. I don't know if I speak for all fans but I certainly thought that he was one youngster that looked as if he had a bit of potential, who looked to be skilfull and mobile although still fairly raw, and one that may have been an asset to the club. While I do agree with John Connellys policy of "chopping" players that are not up to scratch, I do find this decision rather strange and one we may live to regret.|
|19th March 2001||IAIN CROSBIE|
|As an exile who takes his son to Tynecastle(and QOS games), let me say that the vocal support for Hearts is just as disappointing, and the away fans usually out-sing the home support. Matters improved when season ticket holders could opt into a singing section of the ground. They also provided a band. We definitely need to get the vocalists together at Palmy. C'MON THE SOUTH.|
|19th March 2001||K McP WILSON|
|I don't really believe Ronnie Bradford's theory that Queen's players don't like playing at home because the fans will not get behind them as much as at away games although I must admit that, despite big Davie Hewitt's loud encouragement, many punters in the main stand sit like dummies most of the time. However there must be some reason why our home record is so dire and J.C. and Scotty will be at their wits end trying to pin-point the problem - only 4 wins out of 14. To be honest the latest defeat by Forfar was a fair result as the "Loons" were on fire and really up for it and, in fact, could have been 3 - ahead at the interval after some crazy defending by the "Blonde Amoruso" who mysteriously did not reappear for the second half. This coupled with Paddy Atkinson's early injury, meant Des McKeown playing in an unaccustomed central defensive role which surely highlights Queens lack of cover in this position when Nixon is not in the squad. Our away record, by contrast, is outstanding so hopefully with Arbroath, Berwick and Forfar to face on the road in the next seven days we can get back on the rails although injuries could really stretch the pool - I hear Skinner has now left - Up the Queens!|
|18th March 2001||TONY COOK|
|As a long distance Queens fan, I was disappointed to see the result against Forfar, But what a great run the team have had.|
|18th March 2001||ANDY MURRAY|
I hate to party-poop, but what does it really matter whether a stand's rafters reverberate with song and dance, or dour punters straight out of the funeral parlour scratch their backsides in silent scorn? Look at what Clydebank managed with half-a-dozen sour-faced fans and a dog or two. They rose above us all - with NO vocal backing (quite the opposite, in fact).
Seriously, I DO agree with Eric Fisher about the somnolent and uninspiring atmosphere at Palmy. It's high time some of the Muppet Show folk followed the lead of my big mate, Davie. Now there's somebody who calls a spade a bloody shovel. Why whisper when you can shout, he tells me.
|18th March 2001||SANDY BARCLAY|
|1st trip to Hampden this season, missed Neilston train at Glasgow central, arrived at match half an hour late, got let in for £2!! Saw us beat Queens Park 2-0 in a 2-1 victory! Can you say fairer than that?! Ronnie McQuilter was rank-rotten against Forfar today, was he injured or just not interested? He's been pretty ropey for the past few games I've been to. Hearts don't want Kevin James anymore, so if the board could find a strip big enough, I'm sure the human-giraffe could do a job for us... might smarten us up when we're defending corners at any rate! John Connolly: the man's a legend, but while we're worrying about our quality players such as Weatherson being swiped, what price our manager? Nightmare scenario: St. Johnstone sack Sandy Clark after a bad run, Geoff Brown looks to find a Saintee legend to rally the fans back around the club... Connolly anyone? If Hearts could take Levein out of D3..... On a cheerier note, it's good to see Hawkeye back up front where he belongs, to have Des back and to see Boyle back in the side where he belongs... happy days!|
|18th March 2001||ALEX WILSON|
|I agree entirely with Paul Pearson, we should have an area in the Main Stand where everybody who wants to sing , make a noise, and support the team can congregate together. This is probably the reason that the support is better away from home, at away matches the visiting supporters are usually kept together, but at Palmerston the 200 or so "singers" are diluted round the ground. Full marks to the guy who tried to get the "Blue Army" chant going on Saturday, but was met by a wave of apathy. I believe even Hearts are trying a section for "singers", so how about it Travel Club and QOS Supporters Club, all get together and take over an area of the Main Stand for a permanent home choir.|
|17th March 2001||PAUL PEARSON|
Atmosphere at Palmerston.
Lets all agree that the atmosphere at Palmetston does not exist. In the main stand especially there is just no willinginess to sing or get right behind the team.
Instead of talking and writing about it lets do something about it. We are the only people who can make a difference.
Why dont we agree to meet in the main stand - say close to the large blue pole and give it lalldy for an entire game.
Rather than complaining about the ssituation lets change it.
|17th March 2001||ERIC FISHER|
RE SANDY ORR
Yes Sandy lets get some atmosphere back at Palmerston. It was suggested by someone on another site that Alec Wilson should play something to get them started. It's too much to expect the dour patrons of the main stand to sing but I'm sure the boys on the terracing can sing a few songs. The lads on the field are doing their bit so lets show some appreciation.
|16th March 2001||SANDY ORR|
Gary McEwan, in defence of the song you refer to it has been a Queen's song for as long as I can remember, at least 25 years, and it has no reference to Rangers or bigotry (which I think you are refering to). If you had listened a little closer you would have heard the line "...we are the DUMFRIES boys"! The song normally follows on from our famous one "We know our manners, and how to spend our tanners, we are respected where ever we may go, for we may travel by the railway line, doors and windows open wide, hear the men and women shout, see the Dumfries boys are about, we are the DUMFRIES boys!"
What we need is more of the fans at home singing these songs, and getting some atmosphere back at Palmerston. Lets start tomorrow!
|16th March 2001||JON GALLAGHER|
its great that we are up and running at the top of the league, but lets not forget that a couple of dropped points and we could be back where we were not so long ago, but i hope it doesnt so come on lads keep it going for the sake of the fans, oh if anyone is interested remember nightmare on terregles street well some one has put a web site up with the same name it is a qos one but under construction just now and theyre wanting articles and pics of fellow cyber qos fans email them at email@example.com or goto http://nightmareonterreglesstreet.20m.com
come on the queens
|15th March 2001||ANDREW MALCOLM|
up the queens, it is a welcome change to see them up near the top of the league after suffering some terrible games and seasons in the past. i hope that they remain in good form and really have a good challenge for promotion.
let us be positive about the weeks ahead and not negative because we dont often find ourselves in this position.
good luck boys
UP THE QUEENS
|15th March 2001||KEN BURGESS|
|ALL THE BEST FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON FROM A TRUE STOKE FAN|
|15th March 2001||ROY NICOL|
|Congratulations to John Connolly and all the boys for their recent winning run . I reckon we need another five points to avoid relegation , which was JC'S first target . Once that has been achieved the club can progress further . Despite the disaster against Airdrie the team have stuck together since then with some quality play, with confidence , which is sky high at present ! The Arbroath match looks a real six pointer but their is no reason why Queens cannot get a result . Being a long distance fan its great to see the Queens on a roll and I hope to have a drink with some of you when I travel up for my next visit against Forfar on the 27th March . I will have a game of golf at the Pines Club first , so if you want a friendly match call me !!|
|14th March 2001||GORDON ROBISON|
Having supported Queens for 40+ years,(who remembers Lex Law?) how my old heart holds out, I don't know. Only a few weeks since I stopped dreading Div 3 next season and now a sniff of promotion. No doubt the roller coaster has some way to travel yet but here's to the next 40 years.
P.S. Fir Park was a great day for a long suffering stalwart. Maybe try to get up for the last game against Queens Park to celebrate Div 1, eh!
|14th March 2001||DAVID MAIN|
I think we now have more points than we finished with last season.
Thats five single goal victories, but they still count for three points each.
Good luck to the team against Forfar, who are battling hard to avoid the drop, so no easy win there.
|14th March 2001||STEWART QUEEN|
JUST DOWNLOADED THE QUEENS SONG FROM WEBSITE
AT THE SAME TIME AS THIS SONG STARTED GETTING PLAYED AT PALMERSTON ALEX AND A LADY SINGER HAD A SOUL SONG,WHICH I RECALL AS BEING VERY GOOD
ANY CHANCE OF THIS SONG BEING POSTED ALEX.
CONGRATS TO ALL AT PALMERSTON FOR THEIR EFFORTS THIS SEASON AFTER ALL IT WAS THE BOARD WHO BROUGHT MR CONNOLLY IN FROM NOWHERE.WELL DONE ALL
IF WE FINISH WHERE WE ARE AT PRESENT IT WILL BE A JOB WELL DONE,CONSIDERING THE AMOUNT OF CHANGE THIS SEASON
ANYTHING ELSE IS A BONUS
|14th March 2001||ANDY MURRAY|
Can I suggest to Barry Little that what I believe in is MY business? I have a democratic right to air my views in public. If he disagrees, then that's tough. The chance of foot-and-mouth disease wiping football out has MUCH to do with Queen of the South. And to Stuart King: I don't see what Socialist Worker has to do with my not kow-towing to the (now throughly discredited) official line on the virus. I'm actually of nationalistic bent, as Labour has failed working-class Scotland.
While I genuinely feel extremely sorry for the agricultural community, I would suggest that the epidemic's impact on tourism is of far graver consequence in the long term.
If Tories and/or farmers are touchy about what I've written, then it's still a democracy (although it might not be for much longer, if Tony Blair gets his way).
Most imporantly, may I extend a very hearty congratulation to John Connolly for his recent achievements which (if there is any justice outwith the Glasgow belt) should earn him Manager of the Month.
|14th March 2001||GARY McEWAN|
|Another great performance with the usual superb vocal backing, but gonnae lay off "The Billy Boys" songs. Queens have their own identity and the fans do not need to indulge in copy cat songs of a dodgy nature to support the team. So forget Rangers...Come On You Queens !|
|13th March 2001||TIM HANNAY|
|A big hello to the South from their Luxembourg fan club. There are a good few of us out here now (well, three that I know of). At the moment we're delighted with the South's performance and hope the run will continue. Best of luck for the rest of the season, and as they say out here, addi (goodbye)!|
|12th March 2001||JOHN CRAWFORD|
FAO Alastair Gordon
i remember a very snowy weekday night in dundee in (i think) 1989. our cup game against dundee utd had been postponed very late on the saturday due to rain and there were about 20 queens fans who made the re-scheduled game. dundee utd were big news at the time having just been in a european final. in the first minute of the game, jimmy robertson took a corner which landed straight onto the head of the smallest player on the pitch and into the net - none other than stuart gordon. it was a truly great moment and we went on to narrowly lose 2-1. i think stuart got a reward at the end of the cup for scoring the quickest goal.
my apologies for sounding like bob crampsie here. i presume stuart is a relation ?
|12th March 2001||ERIC FISHER|
|Take it easy boys we have had a good run but we have four tough away games coming up within the next fortnight and things could quite easily go pear-shaped. If we are lucky to collect maximum points from these fixtures then we can think about promotion. Another sobering thought - the present squad on current form would get murdered in Division 1 but we are improving and I'm sure JC has more players up his sleeve with his contacts in the North Of England.|
|12th March 2001||ALEX BOMPHRAY|
|Stuart Gordon:I'm sure lots of us will remember him, especially those present on a snowy night at Tannadice when he scored in the first couple of minutes to put us ahead with what turned out to be the fastest Scottish Cup goal of the season-for which I am sure he won some sort of award.|
|11th March 2001||STUART MYATT|
|well done denis boyle superb display,he proved he has the ability but being young still requires looking after.john connolly look after the wee man and he will prove to be a big player for queens|
|11th March 2001||CRAIG CROSBIE|
within grasping distace of promition but yet 3rd bottom is still in reachin distance of us! ARGH why is the 2nd Div always so close?? Come on Queens, keep the heads down and lets keep the results going.
And heres a idea for anyone to think about. Peter W is going to be sold, so hopefully we hold out for decent money and use that decent money to fund super Andy Thompson`s wages????? Or is it true Peter is only signed until end of season???
|11th March 2001||WAGGS LONG EATON|
Best of luck lads, I've been looking at your results for the last 30 years, since I chose you as my Scottish team.
One day me and my mate will get up to see you, hopefully towards the end of this season.
|10th March 2001||ALASTAIR GORDON|
Hi there, i keep up with the Queen's results over here in N.I. Just like to ask if anyone remembers a Queen's player from about 10 years ago called Stuart Gordon. Any replies will be great!
Come on the Queens!
|9th March 2001||JOHN LYNN|
I am looking for Queens home & away programmes to complete my collection. If any fan has programmes that they would be willing to sell to me I can be contacted via E-Mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
I have all Queens home programmes from 1984 onwards though there are still some away programmes I require in this period.
|9th March 2001||EWAN McNAUGHT|
FAO : Stuart King.
Cheers for the compliment Stuart. I don't profess to be a football expert but Ray Charles could see the team has lacked shape and quality for years. John Connolly has transformed us in a matter of months from a pub team to a solid unit with good players throughout. Discipline has improved and the players are responding to good management. Now we need a decent run with a settled team. Not since the days of Ball, Totten, McChesney etc. has the team picked itself. Now we seem to be on the verge of a new dynasty under Connolly. I'll leave the management lark to him. I'm too busy posting non-football related messages to the unofficial site anyway.
|9th March 2001||BARRIE LITTLE|
Re: Andy Murray
Could I suggest that you post your political comments and observations on a website of that ilk.
Apart from querying the dec