THIS MONTHS LATEST NEWS
For previous news see the monthly archive at the foot of this page.
QOS FAN CLUB NEWS 29th November 2000
The Queen of the South Fan Club continues to grow with around fifty members this season. The fund-raising is underway already with a sponsored walk being completed a few Sunday's back that saw Danny Hyslop, David Clark, David Campbell, Neil Douglas and Charlie Hood undertake a sixteen mile route around and in Mabie Forest. Conditions were atrocious but the five battled through the miles and raised around 165 for club funds.

There will be a Prize Raffle again this season, to be drawn in May and with tickets going on sale after the Christmas period. A good selection of prizes has been acquired once again with the likes of Match day hospitality at Palmerston, microwave oven, electric drill, frozen food hamper and many other prizes already secured. As usual members will be issued with a couple of books each to sell.

A very successful Race Night was held last Saturday at the Grapes Inn, Springholm, and another is planned for the Jolly Harvester in Dumfries in February, details still to be confirmed.

The quiz sheets that members received in an early season newsletter made a profit of 67 for the club. The winner was Colin Currie who had almost all questions correctly answered.

Memberships are still available and remember that you can print out a membership form via the QOSFC Fan Club home page on this site.
ROUND UP 28th November 2000
The torrential rain over the past few days looks set to continue this week which will make the task of keeping Palmerston in good condition and thus conducive to a passing game even harder.

Young midfielder Andrew Douglas has rejoined his previous side, Penrith, after a short spell at Palmerston, the former Carlisle United youngster managed a couple of goals for the South league side but never threatened a first team breakthrough.

Joining this week is 21 year old David Milne, not Millan, who joins from Clydebank.

Des McKeown has signed up until the end of May 2002.

Gordon Doig rejoins the club as an assistant to Bobby Dickson. Gordon was previously with Queens for some years and is father of Nottingham Forest's Chris Doig.
MAN OF THE MATCH 27th November 2000
Picking up his seventh Man of the Match award this season is Peter Weatherson, the young Geordie striker just pipping Warren Hawke for first place with Dean Muir securing third place.

The overall scoring was as follows and this week you can check out the effect of the past two weeks on the IFC Player of the Season league table by clicking on the MoM link.
Mathieson
Rating: 5.75
Pickering
Rating: 5.00
Aitken
Rating: 6.17
McQuilter
Rating: 5.58
McKeown
Rating: 6.17
Muir
Rating: 6.33
Hawke
Rating: 6.83
Davidson
Rating: 6.00
Kinnaird
Rating: 5.58
Suddick
Rating: 5.50
Weatherson
Rating: 7.00
SUBSTITUTES
Sunderland
64 mins
Rating: 5.75
Skinner
67 mins
Rating: 5.58
Nixon
85 mins
Rating: 4.33
Robison
-
Rating: -
Scott
-
Rating: -
ROUND UP 25th November 2000
Things should get back to normal within the next few days on the site as we catch up with numerous items. Some news that broke whilst we were unable to update the site is that Des McKeown has returned to the club from Partick Thistle and that Gerry Creaney has joined Clydebank instead of Queen's.
RE-ARRANGED MATCH 23rd November 2000
If you're looking to watch some of Queen's up and coming stars in action then why not go along to Palmerston on Friday evening and take in the South of Scotland league encounter versus Annan Athletic. Admission is only 2, or 1 for conssesions.
AGM REVIEW 23rd November 2000
The clubs Annual General Meeting was held last night with all resolutions approved and passed through. A Football Forum was held after the official business with John Connolly taking questions from the shareholders present and, as usual, giving his full explanations and thoughts on a number of issues.
PLAYER TALKS CONFIRMED 21st November 2000
John Connolly has revealed to Queen's programme that he did speak to Tosh McKinley, (who wanted a bigger club than Queens) and also Peter Beardsley, (nothing came of it). Gerard Creaney will train again on Tuesday and JC will have talks with him.

BLW
MAN OF THE MATCH 21st November 2000
Saturday's victory over Berwick brought our largest ever Man of the Match vote with forty of you rating each of the players. The winner by a full point was two goal hero Peter Weatherson, back that full point in second place was the man at the other end of the pitch David Mathieson whilst Andy Aitken put in yet another solid performance to take third place.

The full results were as follows, please note that due to problems with providing our full service this week the IFC Player of the Season league table will not be updated until next Monday evening, current leader Peter Weatherson will though have increased his lead in the League.
Mathieson
Rating: 7.38
Pickering
Rating: 6.08
Aitken
Rating: 6.95
McQuilter
Rating: 6.38
Atkinson
Rating: 6.02
Sunderland
Rating: 5.50
Hawke
Rating: 6.45
Davidson
Rating: 5.98
Kinnaird
Rating: 6.65
Suddick
Rating: 6.48
Weatherson
Rating: 8.38
SUBSTITUTES
Nixon
65 mins
Rating: 5.28
Creaney
69 mins
Rating: 4.82
Muir
87 mins
Rating: 3.78
Caldwell
-
Rating:
Muirhead
-
Rating:
SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 17th November 2000
Don't rush home tomorrow evening to post your Man of the Match votes, due to factors outwith our control the site will not be updated until the early hours of Sunday morning. Updates for the next seven days may also be at irregular times. Normal service will be resumed as of next Saturday evening.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
PREVIEW 17th November 2000
It's another local derby day tomorrow as Berwick Rangers make the cross country trip still smarting from the 4-0 defeat meted out by Queens at Shieldfield just nine games ago. Queens though have undergone a transformation in playing staff since then and there are likely to be six changes to that Queens side with the possibility of another as a deal to tie up an ex-English Premiership and Scottish Premier League player was being progressed today and hopefully concluded tomorrow morning in time for the match.

Berwick come to Dumfries with a number of suspensions and injury worries but undoubtedly with a strong will to exact revenge for what was admittedly a shock result. John Connolly, fresh from a week long break will be loath to make any changes other than the potential new signing to a team that has lost only once in the last five. That means another outing for the now signed up Paul Kinnaird who confrmed his future is at Palmerston by signing an eighteen month contract on Monday.
MAN OF THE MATCH 13th November 2000
The closest ever Man of the Match voting saw three players separated by three points, this averaged out at Andy Aitken winning with 6.94, David Mathieson runner up with 6.88 and new signing Paul Kinnaird in third with 6.81.

In terms of the IFC Player of the Season league table Peter Weatherson still leads with Andy Aitken close behind, check out the full table via the MoM link, the full weekend scores were as follows:
Mathieson
Rating: 6.88
Pickering
Rating: 5.69
Aitken
Rating: 6.94
McQuilter
Rating: 5.94
Atkinson
Rating: 6.25
Sunderland
Rating: 5.69
Hawke
Rating: 5.94
Davidson
Rating: 5.56
Kinnaird
Rating: 6.81
Suddick
Rating: 5.56
Weatherson
Rating: 6.50
SUBSTITUTES
Caldwell
72 mins
Rating: 6.12
Nixon
-
Rating: -
Boyle
-
Rating: -
Muir
-
Rating: -
Scott
-
Rating: -
BIRTHDAY BOYS 12th November 2000
Paul Kinnaird make his Queens debut on his 34th birthday and next Sunday sees Phil Nixon celebrate his 23rd birthday, on the 2nd November Jon Sunderland celebrated his 25th and on the 25th Steven Skinner his 19th.
CHANGES CONTINUE 10th November 2000
Following Andy Martin's departure back to Blyth Spartans earlier in the week there have been further moves out of and into Palmerston.

Sandy Hodge has been transferred to Stranraer for an undisclosed sum whilst former Stranraer winger and a man who has the ability to produce some spectacular goals, particularly against Queens, Paul Kinnaird, most recently of Ross County joins up as a trialist for tomorrow's match at Forfar and should hopefully sign up on Monday.

Joining Hodge on the way out of Palmerston is Ross Atkinson who leaves by mutual agreement whilst another new face joining is that of Tom Millan who comes from Clydebank on a one months loan deal.

Other team news tonight is that Danny Patterson remains very doubtful for the game tomorrow versus Forfar and both Steven Skinner and Dean Muir will face late fitness tests but are hopeful of being fit enough to make the squad. Forfar too have injury worries and their playmaker Dave Bowman will not be taking part in the match.

John Connolly is hoping that his side can recapture the form shown against Stenny, Stirling and Clydebank and put behind them the disappointing defeat at Stair Park. The new faces should certainly help as the squad takes on a more experienced look for the Second Division battle in hand.

Finally good luck to former Doonhamers strikers Rowan Alexander and Derek Frye who were installed this week as respective manager and assistant manager at Gretna FC, they take their new charges to Matlock in Derbyshire tomorrow but the match is in some doubt due to the flooding in and around the area.
MARTIN MOVES ON 7th November 2000
Central defender Andy Martin has been released by mutual agreement this week, the former Gretna and Blyth Spartans player could not be guaranteed first team football and felt it better if he moved elsewhere to continue his playing career. He has infact rejoined his former team mates at Blyth Spartans.
MAN OF THE MATCH 6th November 2000
Peter Weatherson increases his lead at the top of the IFC Player of the Season League table with his fifth individual Man of the Match award of the season so far. The young Geordie striker took the prize with a narrow points win over fellow frontman Jarrod Suddick, a man who has consistently scored in the top three since breaking into the team just five games ago. Third in the scoring was Warren Hawke who now seems to have settled well into his new midfield role.

The individual scores were as follows:
Mathieson
Rating: 6.40
Pickering
Rating: 4.07
Aitken
Rating: 6.00
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