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31st October 2000 PAUL T
take a visit to 94thminute.com and visit there message board to hear all kinds of excuses from our local rivals about there problems on and off the field.

they have even got the nerve to slag us off

at least we will be a league team next season!!!
31st October 2000 PETER MEECHAN
RE David Mathieson

Can I say that Mathieson had a terrific game on Saturday against Clydebank, and it is probably the first time in a while that he has taken crosses with some comfort, as well as keeping his usual standards with shot stopping. In my opinion the 2 main factors for this improvement are the arrival of Colin Scott to give him the push he may have needed and the signing of McQuilter.

He has given the defence a far more solid look about it, which in turn is surely going to give the keeper more confidence. I think that confidence may have been lacking a wee bit in Mathieson's game,something which is vital to a keeper, but he has answered all his critics on Saturday. Time will tell if he can maintain this standard. I certainly hope so!
31st October 2000 BRIAN MCKIE
Andy, apology accepted.

I suppose my use of the word "dodgy" was a bit strong, so we will regard the subject as closed and help to get this team that we are so passionate about up the league, starting on Saturday by stuffing the Clayholers.
30th October 2000 PAUL CUMMINGS
Enjoyed my latest visit to Palmerston on Saturday, although I thought we just shaded it.

Glad to boast that I have shaked your big mascots hand, anyway good luck for the rest of the season except against us!
30th October 2000 ANDY COWAN
Brian

I apologise for the Rangers dig, I didn't really mean it.

I agree that David could do with some competition and he does struggle at times with crosses. However, nobody is perfect and I'm sure most fans would agree that his strengths more than make up for his weakness, certainly enough for him never to be described as dodgy. He never looks comfortable coming for crosses and really needs a defence which is strong in the air, allowing him to concentrate on what he does best, shot stopping.

Remember, David is still very young, in goalkeeping terms, and this weakness in his game is something which he can work on and improve. He's still saved Queens more points than he's lost.
30th October 2000 DAVID ROULSTON
What's the news about Paddy Atkinson? He looked in a bad way when he was carried off yesterday.
29th October 2000 DAVID ROULSTON
It was good to see Skinner have a run out today even if it was only for a very short period. Hope to see more of him in the future.

There were signs of greater determination amongst the players today with evidence (perhaps) of JC getting the blend right.

Weather spoiled it a bit - I was glad that I didn't have to face the incessant downpour on the pitch.

Finally, today's referee seemed to turn pedantry into an art-form - I thought that part of his role was to keep the game flowing!?
29th October 2000 BRIAN MCKIE
Re Andy Cowan. Firstly, I am not a Rangers fan.Secondly, up to a couple of seasons ago David Mathieson was probably the best keeper in this division. He is still one of the best shot stoppers in this league but he has one big flaw in his game and that is his failing in coming for crosses and corner kicks,and it has cost us numerous goals over the past two seasons,and has got worse recently.Maybe if he had had a challenger to his position to keep him on his mettle, things might have been better,but knowing that he was going to walk straight into the team every week without being put under pressure was bound to cause complacency.Perhaps the arrival of Colin Scott will help to get him back to the standard that he reached a couple of years back and help get us up the table where we should be.
28th October 2000 ANDY COWAN
RE Alex

No, Denis definetely did not appear last Saturday. The only two subs were Hawke and Muir.

RE Brian McKie

I agree, JT should come back if Connolly wants him. But just who exactly is this dodgy keeper? Which games have you been watching (if any)? Of course, everyone knows that what a keeper REALLY needs after he's made a couple of mistakes is the so-called "fans" to get on his back. Well Done. Did you bother to make the trip to Stirling to see him pull of several very good saves to keep us in the match. Obviously not, you're probably just a depressed Rangers fan looking for someone to lash out at.

RE Bradley Harrison

You make some good points, but how exactly do you come to the conclusion that Arbroath is a "grade down" from Queens? One look at last seasons league table will show you this isn't true. I'm sure Tommy Bryce, Stevie Mallen, George Rowe and JT never considered their careers were taking a step backwards when they went north. OK Queens may have more potential, RE stadium, fan base etc but last season they were definetely the more succesful club.

As you say, I'm not sure JT has Queens "at heart" but its common knowledge that he does want to come back to the club (I'm sure we all know why) and I cant remember seeing a game where he didn't give 100% wherever he played. However, the bottom line is that he should, and will, only be signed if JC thinks he is going to improve the squad. JC has been quoted as saying he doesnt want to go back, but he's also said he's looking at all possibilities to bring in better players to improve the squad. Surely, this then includes ex-Queens players? And why not? The example of Andy Thomson or Deggsie is just as valid no matter where they are playing now. They are better players than what we currentlty have and so no-one would have a problem if they resigned. The same applies to JT, if Connolly thinks he is a better player than what he currently has, then he should sign him, if he is available, no matter who he plays for now.

This means that at the end of the day its up to JC to decide if he wants the player. He's shown already that he knows his own mind and the type of player he wants (and doesn't want). So whatever he decides on JT, the fans should be 100% behind him.

Personally, I'd love to see big Jim back in a Queens strip!
28th October 2000 STUART CARROLL
Re: Alex Wilson's query

Dennis Boyle did not get on the pitch against Stirling although at one point in the second half he was ready but John Connelly had a change of mind.
27th October 2000 ALEX WILSON
Some papers had Denis Boyle appearing on Saturday at Stirling as a substitute for Paterson, is this the case or not?
27th October 2000 BRIAN McKIE
Bring back big J.T. The man is pure class and would help shore-up a dodgy defence with a dodgy keeper.
26th October 2000 BRADLEY HARRISON
With reference to Sandy's wager. I could not agree more with your sentiments with respect to the criteria for taking back players. The two players you mention have done something completely differentiable from J.T they have moved up grades in football, and in both cases have performed admirably. J.T on the other hand dropped a grade of football to Arbroath, therefore I think comparison with Andy and Derek is impossible. J.T's performance against us at Gayfield coupled with George Rowe's was immense, however, I am still of the opinion that the blend of players being put together by John Connolly will perform at a higher level and with a degree of consistency that would not be afforded to us if we took back J.T . To be accused of having a "short memory", and in contributors self same paragraph saying "J.T has queens at heart". I find this very amusing as a struggle to recall back to when J.T signed for Arbroath instead of staying at Palmerston. I do however; wholeheartedly agree with Gordon's comments on the merits of Stuart Davidson.
25th October 2000 SANDY ORR
I think we have the classic case of people getting caught up in speculation regarding Jim Thomson. The recent snippets in the Sun and the Dundee press only seems to be dredging up old rumours. It's quite possible that the scribes of these rags are only doing what Bruce Wright has already suggested, putting two and two together to get five.

I'm not quite in agreement that we should not move backwards and sign ex-players. Surely that depends on whether they are better or not than the players we already have? I'd wager that Euan and Bradley would love to see Andy Thomson or Derek Townsley back at the club. Just think the impact they could have on Division Two this season! With Jim Thomson perhaps the question of how he compares with the current players we have is a bit more difficult to answer, but he certainly put in an excellent performance against us at Gayfield. The fact that Arbroath are desperate to keep him, despite his suspension and work committment problems also speaks tones. J.T. is an uncomprimising defender who gives one hundred percent, and this may well account for many of the bookings he has picked up over the years. I've always felt that Jim got a bit of a name for himself with referees, which ended up with him picking up cards in games for offences that other players got off with. Queen's for a couple of seasons there seemed to have the same problem, it often appeared that our players picked up bookings because they were wearing blue shirts!

Do I want to see big Jim back? I'm not sure, but I do know that we need to shore things up at the back, and an experienced and accomplished defender, which Thomson is, would create the necessary competition of places at the back which we desperately need. Lets hope the defence can do a job on Alex Burke this week, just like what they did with Charlie King and Ally Graham on Saturday.
25th October 2000 GORDON ORR
As all Queens Fans will be feeling slightly happier over the past fortnight due to 2 wins on the spin, I feel its time for someone to shout up for on loan player Stuart Davidson. He looks a real asset, and one we could really do with holding onto. A box to box player is something Queens have lacked recently and Davidson appears to fit the bill, (as we disgracefully missed out on Newcastle United midfielder Ryan McGuffie, when he was on our doorstep at Annan Athletic), it would be good if we could fix Davidson up long term as his chances at Killie look to be limited. On Jim Thomson, any Queens Fan who says we shouldn't try and sign him, clearly have short memories. JT was one of the best Queens players to have played at Palmerston in the last 10 years, and he does have Queens at heart. This would be a real boost for the season to pick up both Davidson and Thomson, and who knows as we are only six off promotion. Good luck for Saturday Queens!
24th October 2000 EUAN HARRISON
I really hate to agree with my brother but i'm afraid i'm with Bradley on this one. I read in todays Sun that we are interested in Thomson and in the local rag here in dundee. You can accuse me of jumping to conclusions but alot of people are saying the same thing now. My major concern is that Connoly said he was not going to move backward and sign old players and this certainly contradicts that claim.

More to the poinbt if you are going to sign old players you should really sign good ones and not big lazy always suspended one like him. He has a terrible atittude and i can assure you he lost us many more points than he won us. Sorry that is my rant finished now, on a lighter note, how good does it feel to be mid table? Up the Queens (the league that is)
20th October 2000 BRUCE WRIGHT
Contributors to the site may be adding 2 and 2 and getting 5 as big J.T. is a friend of Keith Houlistons' family and is often seen around Dumfries. Infact I've had a drink with him before in the "Howff". He is also a regular visitor with his work to ICI/Dupont. Personally I don't think under the present pay structure of Mr Bradford that Queens would entertain the big man good player or not.
20th October 2000 BRUCE WRIGHT
Bobby Dickson (coach) in answer to Alex (the hat) Wilson is NOT the full-back signed from Stenny in 1987-88 season.
19th October 2000 WACEK KACZMARCZYK
In defence of Terry Cullen and the Jim Thomson story it is very much a case of once bitten twice shy. I agree with him and I know what I am talking about. His disciplinary record in his last season at Queens was bad and coincidental that we had that magnificent run after Rowan Alexander left with JT suspended for much of that time. We actually played better football without him. We need committed players at Palmerston and I am not sure if JT is in that mood at the moment.

Re. Iain Henderson's response to the Avec shorts issue, damnations you have blown my cover. By the way Iain I bought the only pair of size 46" shorts that Irvings in Irish Street had at that time. Now they were comfortable and Maxwelltown Braes won the Sunday League championship. Them were it days !
19th October 2000 BRADLEY HARRISON
Re.- Mr J. Thompson

The time of the season for rose tinted glasses has fallen a little earlier than usual at Palmerston.

Mr Thomson had abilities, but the glassess are precluding some people from seeing and pherhaps wanting to remember the other sides to Mr Thompson.

Commitment has been mentioned. Under his current footballing contract with Arbroath, this is an ongoing joke amongst the fans and in the local paper. The Dundee Courier on a number of occasions this season has lead with headlines surrounding the whereabouts of Mr T, going on to mention that due to work committments he has not been seen or heard from. I do not need to say anything about suspensions, his record is a litany of long lay offs both at Palmerston and at Gayfield.

Those who see QOS through rose tinted glasses will be calling for the return of Allan Ball and Ally McLoed next.

We do not need Mr T. at Palmerston especially if he is asking the money reported. In the last couple of seasons when we had part-time managers we would have spent to bring back the likes of Mr T. The difference this year is we have a real manager in John Connely who is blending a team now that is looking forward and looks capable of winning a lot more matches than they loose.
19th October 2000 ALEX WILSON
Did Robert Dickson, who has just been appointed to a position in the club, ever play for Queens previously many years ago? I seem to remember a full back with that name a long time ago, but I may be mistaken.
18th October 2000 IAIN HENDERSON
When Wacek talks about shorts as they should be, does he mean like he wore when he played for Maxwelltown Braes? I remember your legs, Wacek, & I don't think we should be inflicting sights like that on poor unsuspecting punters - keep the shorts as they are!
18th October 2000 SIMON MILLAGE
Terry,

You know nothing. I think you have got such a bad footballing mind that i would like to suggest you for the Egnland managers job.

JT was a solid defender that had a presence that is unequaled at qos. His passing was intelegent and his ability to link with the midfield was superb.

He is also good for a bit of banter after the game, something that only Peter Weatherson does at the moment.
18th October 2000 ROBBIE FEENIE
RE : El Tel's Jim Thomson comment.
Terance, I cannot believe you slating of 'The Kaiser' granted he maybe picks up suspensions on too frequent an occasion , but this directly proportionally points to a players drive, commitment and desire to help his team win. Clearly your out of touch with this side of football and I for one would be delighted to see JT back in the blue.
17th October 2000 TERRY CULLEN
with reference to mention of queens offering money for jim thomson, surely this is 3.00 a week and not 300 pw. his disciplene record could make him a millionaire if it was 300 as he spent most of his spell at palmerston suspended.he was only an average player in a below average side, but he thought he was a prima donna!

we must go forward and bring in players who want to play football, not players who are looking for a fat pay cheque.
16th October 2000 WACEK KACZMARCZYK
Please, Please, Please.

Put me out of my misery and possibly all of the players.

The Avec, below the knee length, tight shorts, are Naff.

They looked dreadful on Saturday and even worse the previous week against Partick in the pouring rain. The players cannot get one leg in front of the other at the best of times. Bring back shorts as they should be, short. Like what they had in Argentina 1978 !

Does anyone agree with me ?
16th October 2000 RADIO STOAT
Thanks again for Thommo. I think we may be hanging onto him for a little bit longer.

UP THE GILLS
15th October 2000 ALEX WILSON
What a difference Jarred Suddick has made with his ability to hold up the ball and give good service to other players, but I seem to recall that John Connelly said he was only on a 3 month contract, and I reckon that must be due up at the end of October. I do hope that consideration will be given to signing him on a longer basis, he definately brings the best out of other players.
14th October 2000 DAVID ROULSTON
I've only just started counting but does today's result make it Optimists 1 Pessimists 0.

I'm not counting my chickens yet but let's try and see the positives.

Well done Peter Weatherson and an excellent supporting role by Mr Suddick - here's to future repeats .
13th October 2000 BARRY McKENZIE
I love QOS I thnk they are great. better thean tht ger's anyday good luck for the season
13th October 2000 BRIAN McKIE
News from the unofficial Arbroath site tonight suggests that Jim Thomson has asked for a transfer and according to it Queens have offered him 3oo a week to come back to Palmerston.Any truth in this does anyone know?
12th October 2000 RUSSEL CAMPBELL
After posting a similar message about Alex Mathie on the Rivals.Net Website, I have been duly informed that Alex Mathie signed for a certain York City Full-Time last week and made his debut for them last Saturday. I'm sorry for getting anyone's hopes up about this supposed signing. My cousin in question must have been relayed wrong information.
10th October 2000 GORDON BROWN
Having had time to digest the disappointing display against Partick at the weekend I feel I would like to share a couple of thoughts. I would like to see Warren Hawke partnering Peter Weatherson up front as I believe the few minutes they played together they showed the beginnings of a partnership. Hawke is more of a predatory player than a midfielder in my humble opinion. I see the midfield as the current main area for concern and on Saturday they were at times non existent. There is a rumour going around also that the players from the North East are complaining about being tired through training in Dumfries and then having to travel on matchdays also. If this is the case we have to get it sorted out one way or the other as they certainly look tired considering that the season is only in it's infancy.
9th October 2000 LAURA NELIS
Here's to Alex Wilson,s comment the English game would not mean that much to a real supporter through thick and thin , let,s start supporting the Queen,s through thick and thin and let,s remember the saying,s "Life is a rollercoster" and " The only way is up".
9th October 2000 ANDY MURRAY
David Roulston, thanks for the compliment. Sorry I'm too pessimistic to be an optimist these days, having entertained false hopes for so long that Queens would do something startling. Maybe I will get my butt over to Palmy before Xmas, but the runes don't rattle well. Seven points out of a possible 27 speak more eloquently than I could ever do. I have just lost heart, I suppose - a bit like the team itself. It's the same tired old story, and I don't find watching them very entertaining. HOnesty is the best policy. HOnest, pal!
8th October 2000 ALEX WILSON
Andy, the no11 was Graham Armstrong and he's only 17, but I would include him in the first team pool a.s.a.p!
8th October 2000 RUSSEL CAMPBELL
MY COUSIN IN KILMARNOCK HAS JUST HEARD TODAY THAT ALEX MATHIE OF DUNDEE UTD AND ANOTHER COUPLE OF THEIR YOUNGSTERS ARE SIGNING FOR QUEENS FROM MONDAY 9TH !!
8th October 2000 ANDY PATERSON
Having missed the last couple of games it was encouraging to see a team trying to win against Thistle (if you ignore a poor first half of course.
8th October 2000 DAVID ROULSTON
I'm glad to hear that Andy Murray is still alive. For the record Andy I enjoyed reading your articles in the Moffat News which my brother kept for me when I returned to Scotland to visit him (this was before I had access to the www).

I'm not blessed with Old Moore's Almanac, I just recognise that it takes time for a new manager to come in, get to grips with a new setup and try to develop a team that he is happy with and is happy with one another.

JC it seems to me is trying to manage QoS and this has been sadly lacking (management) at the club for some time.

I remember that when Alex Ferguson first went to Man Utd that there were a lot of people that would have kicked him into touch in the first few YEARS.

Methinks that Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will a successful lower league football team. Many of the players are able to play football but JC needs time to get the blend right.

Get your ass along to Palmerston Andy - no-one ever said it was going to be easy to be a supporter but we should be there through thick and thin. It's always hard to be disappointed when you're a pessimist but I prefer to take the optomistic route.
7th October 2000 ANDY COWAN
Well said Alex.

I too made the effort to go along and watch the u-18s for the first time this season, and was very impressed. Do you know who the number 11 was? He had a good touch, great pace and a great finish.

Perhaps some of the first team should go along and watch the youngsters, as their attitude to the game was first class. They defended solidly and used the ball well out of defence. In possession they were direct, quick and decisive. Frankly, they made much better, more mature decisions on the ball than the first team have been making recently. OK, they were a far better team than Annan, but they played from 0-0 and only relaxed at 5-1 up, while the first team don't bother trying until their at least a couple of goals down.

I was a little dissapointed,however. 5-1 up at half time, I was expecting a team that scored over 20 goals the other week, to really go for it and rack up the score. Yeah, I know, Im hard to please!

On the subject of Preen. I agree with the comments earlier. If he wants to run off to an easy life with Gateshead, then let him go. We need players committed to turning this season around, not whingers who blame everyone else for things going bad. Hes obviously a big fish in a little pond at Gateshead and wasn't prepared (or able) to become a little fish in a bigger pond. If the reports as to why he left are true, then good riddance. if the problem was travelling then that is another point. The question of travel was one that several people brought up on this message board during pre-season, however the attitude of the NE players so far has shown nothing to suggest this will be the beginning of a mass exodus. Remember, Preen came in a lot later than the rest, maybe he just never fitted in and this whole "not playing well" cover story was just a ...cover story.
6th October 2000 ALEX WILSON
re Neil's idea, SET YOUR VIDEO MAN! And anyway, if England win it will be on the telly for the next 30 years!
6th October 2000 BRIAN McKIE
Is Preen going to be the start of a North East exodus, fed up with the travelling back and forth and playing for struggling team? Personally,I wouldn't bet against it.Lets just wait and see.
6th October 2000 ALEX WILSON
Another good result and performance by Queens under 18's in the BP Youth Cup on Wednesday night, beating Annan Athletic 6-2, 5-1 was the half-time score, and I can't wait for some of these players to eventually get into the first team.
6th October 2000 RUSSEL CAMPBELL
I CANNOT BELIEVE STEVE PREEN NOT GIVING QUEENS AT LEAST A FIGHTING CHANCE. STRIKERS HAVE TO WORK AS HARD AS THE MIDFIELD PLAYERS TO OBTAIN THE BALL. DON'T JUST EXPECT THE BALL TO BE DELIVERED TO YOUR FEET. TRY AND OBTAIN THE BALL AND CREATE CHANCES YOURSELF ? IF NOT, JUST GO BACK TO GATESHEAD TO YOUR NON-LEAGUE FRATERNITY !!
5th October 2000 IAN HARKNESS
WELL SAID NIGEL WOOD...BY THE WAY YOUR NAME DOESNT RING A BELL WITH ME...IF YOU ARE IN THE 30--40 YEAR GROUP LET ME KNOW MORE.DO YOU SUPPORT HULL CITY ASWELL??

WHO WILL BE DOUGIE ON SATURDAY?!!
5th October 2000 NEIL CREIGHTON
I know its very last minute but am I the only one who thinks Saturday game should perhaps be moved to a 1 o'clock kick-off for a couple of reasons. first of all I'd quite like to watch Germany beat England in the last game at the Twin Towers. Also I feel it would benefit the club because there will be a good few people in Dumfries might well be fed up paying 9 to watch a poor Queens side when they could watch international football for free.

I know its a bit late but any thoughts?
4th October 2000 BARRY SKELLY
Whats Bryan Caldwell a.k.a Cody up to these days. I used to know him at school, tell him Big Barry says hi
4th October 2000 ED WILSON
No doubt most of us are all too familiar with our usual terrible start to the league campaign. Last season we took seven points from our first nine games and nobody will need reminding what a dismal season that was. If we lose to the so called big team of our league (Thistle) on Saturday then we will have repeated almost exactly last year`s start. Now no-one at the club has promised that we will win the league,but I do seem to remember hearing that things would certainly be better than last year`s underperforming team. So far that is not the case. I appreciate that these things take time but a losing run is tough to break as we know only too well.So come on Queens let`s get moving up the league as of Saturday.
4th October 2000 NIGEL WOOD
Hear Hear Ian Harness, I think it's an old school mate Ian Harkness Back on the Bottle, However his sentiment about depressive attitudes is right as doonhamers or Border rievers we used to frighten the lives out of all before us. Queens are the best, I have never felt so proud as I do when I go back from Palmerston to Hull, after a visit hame telling all what a great team we are, and the buz I feel after watching The team. In Hull I carry With Pride My QOS Brolly, Some think, Who are they, but in my heart I know The Doonhamers are the best Players fit or fowl take strength, You can win this league.

Dig in, Be proud, above all stop letting in goals!!
3rd October 2000 KEN GRIER
For todays most bizarre story , QOS feature in this months edition of Scotland in Business (Sept. 2000) under the title " Thorough planning for top performance " ... "QOS team physiotherapist Kenny Crichton explains how the 2nd Division club views preparation as a prerequisite for success (!!!!).

Great quotes include .. Tony Nelson , " You did not really hear of strict dietary regimes 10 years ago. Nowadays coaches put far more emphasis on this. Also, because of my age, the club has drummed into me the importance of maintaining my flexibility. Even on the days that I do not train or play, I still do excercises " (Hmmmm!) . Peter Weatherson chips in , "At my previous club I could go to bed at 11.30 on the eve of the match if I wanted to . Now I am advised to be in bed by 10 o'clock . It benefits you to maintain good habits and being at Queen's has made me far fitter than I was a year ago. And although we work hard , there is a good team spirit here. We all have a laugh together, and thats important too ." ( Does this lifestyle stretch to choir practice I wonder ? )

I really do applaud Jc for instilling proper modern coaching methods into the players but.......... why are we being gubbed by a bunch of pie eating , beer swilling mugs every week ??? Answers on a postcard please .
3rd October 2000 JACK ANDERSON
Hi there, Looking forward to visiting your park again this saturday (7/10) Just wanted to remind you that Partick actually do bring some fans with them (about 1000) so is there any chance that you might actually have enough pies to go round this year. Us weegies do like to eat you know.

Cheers, nice website by the way
3rd October 2000 KEN WATERHOUSE
I BELIEVE THAT JOHN CONNOLLY IS NOW APPROACHING ANOTHER BLYTH SPARTANS PLAYER FOR QUEEN OF THE SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND ( NEW NAME SURELY ).

ARE THERE ANY PLAYERS IN SCOTLAND WHO WANT TO PLAY IN ENGLAND , JUST FOR A CHANGE .

THE PLAYER IN QUESTION HAS NOT SCORED A GOAL FOR BLYTH SINCE OCTOBER 1999 SO WOULD HELP RESOLVE YOUR GOALSCORING PROBLEMS AS THEY ARE AS BAD AS BLYTHS .

GIVE OUR REGARDS TO ANDY MARTIN AND PADDY ATKINSON AND HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR NEW NAME

" QUEEN OF THE SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND "
3rd October 2000 IAN HARNESS
NOW I AM NOT ONE TO BE COMMENT MUCH ON OTHER PEOPLES OPINIONS...BUT HAVING BEEN VIEWING THE MESSAGE PAGE FOR THE PAST 7-8 MONTHS(SINCE I GOT WIRED UP!!)I HAVE NOTICED THAT EVERY TIME QUEENS HAVE LOST, A GOOD PERCENTAGE OF THE COMMENTS ARE OF EXCUSES OF WHAT BETTER THINGS TO DO OTHER THAN WATCH QUEENS ,HOW C P SO AND SO WAS!! AND IF IT GOES ON LIKE THIS ETC ETC.ARE ALL A FORM OF NEGATIVISM!!AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS....DONT WE?! SO RATHER BE LIKE THAT WHY DONT YOU ALL TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE BACK TO PALMERSTON OVER THE AULD BRIG UP TERREGLES ST/GLASGOW ST AND START BEING POSITIVE IN YOUR LOCAL TEAM.I AM SURE YOU WILL SEE THE DIFFERENCE WHEN EVERYONE IS SUPPORTING THE CLUB.AND I ALSO SURE YOU WILL START TO ENJOY YOUR PINT AFTER THE MATCH!!
2nd October 2000 RUSSEL CAMPBELL
Good to hear from you, Ian !!

I'm glad you've visited the Official Queens Website after I e-mailed you about it.

Super Andy Thommo at the moment anyway!!

He's in a good vain of form for The Gills, nearly puting George Weah in his place last Tuesday with that chance in extra time against Man City !!

Stenny play at Palmerston a week on Saturday, October 14th. We hope to beat "The Warriors"...Why not adopt Queens instead of Stenhousemuir for your Scottish team...especially with the Thommo connection ??
2nd October 2000 ANDY MURRAY
Well, that's yet another Queens game I am glad I never attended, having found something less masochistic and more fulfilling to do on a Saturday. I guess if you bisected most diehard supporters, you would find their team's name emblazoned in there - just as you get writing within a stick of rock. I will always have a soft spot for my team as long as I draw breath. However, I no longer see any point whatever in sitting in a stand week-in, week-out for as long as it would take to fly to somewhere reasonably warm - to watch a third-division standard team too long bereft of a decent striker. Most of us who have honestly analysed Queens' performances over the last few seasons know full well that a team never plays on four cylinders if there is nothing doing in front of goal. If Ronnie Bradford and company manage to get to the out-of-favour Colin McGlashan of Arbroath I might be tempted to become a home and away fan once more. I won't hold my breath, though. Lately, D Roulston predicted an exciting half for this season. One wonders whether he has been reading Old Moore's Almanac or whether it's the usual triumph of hope over realism.. Bruce Wright, my old pal, wrote of "the passion, fire and commitment" shown by Queens against Berwick. What Bruce should remember is that it was almost a home game for Connolly's North East of England wonders. No doubt, I will be accused of being negative, just as I was on a regular basis when I tried to give Queen of the South what was termed by the editor of the Queens programme "the best coverage by a local newspaper in over 40 years". Who cares!
1st October 2000 IAN HERROD
Got your website from a Queen of the South Fan on our message board. Thommo scored again on Saturday and hit the bar (really should have scored as it was an open goal!!!). He has now banged in 5 in as many starts this season and is very wery popular down here in Kent. I understand he is still popular with you, he is down here as well and keeps delivering and trying his guts out.

After Wemberley he should be given the freedom of the Medway Towns. Great to see his goal and celebrations everytime Nationwide league is on !!

Good luck for the rest of the season except against Stenhousmuir
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