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  1. I would argue that his recruitment was good because he identified good signings and brought them in. Their relative success afterwards could have been affected by his poor coaching/tactics. I’ve said before, we hear so much about how amazing his training is but it didn’t seem to have much of an affect on the pitch. Anyway, a new season awaits and I hope he has learned from this one!
  2. I just bought my season ticket. I didn't have one last year and I would probably have preferred a different manager in place but I still think the club deserves as much support as we can give them. Despite my reservations GN will also have my full support at least for the start of the season! He has recruited well so far but then again recruitment has always been one of his stronger skills...
  3. I would expect them to lose one or two players of the better players and would be surprised if they could maintain this season's form into next. (I would be delighted for them if they win the playoff final.)
  4. St Mirren / Ross County Stronger Livingston Weaker Dundee United Weaker Dunfermline Same ICT Weaker QOS Morton Stronger Falkirk Stronger Ayr / Dumbarton Stronger Brechin / Alloa Stronger Yeah SD you’re right it probably is a Stronger league next season...
  5. Actually I thought the same as you but there were a few references to Ayr being a “part time team with one or two full timers” on sportsound the other night.
  6. With Dundee United keeping Laszlo and two part time teams can it be argued the league is a bit weaker next season?
  7. I can’t believe they’re keeping Laszlo!!
  8. Like you said it’s probably a youth player? Many in the first team? I’m not a Livi expert...
  9. A lot of chat on social media about Queen’s “very low budget.” I’m going to try and bring some facts to the table if I can! If anyone can provide more details or more accurate info please do so! Championship Budgets 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Queens £400k 8 Livingston £350k 9 Dumbarton (presuming 2nd lowest) 10 Brechin (presuming it’s the lowest)
  10. £400k including or not including Dobbie’s wage?
  11. Queens v Inverness

    If I was Dougie (the dug) I would’ve been in there blasting them!
  12. Queens v Inverness

    2-0 down. Bad defending?
  13. Doonhamers v Bairns

    Two separate issues currently; one is the general decrease in attendances over the last few years. The reasons for the recent very poor crowds are more acute imo and at least partly down to the manager and home form.
  14. Doonhamers v Bairns

    Even when it was in our hands there was very little belief that we would put the results together to finish 4th. And absolutely no belief that we could do anything in the playoffs. This is highlighted by our recent awful attendances. There’s a bit of negativity around the club at the moment and that doesn’t help the home form which is shocking. Personally I don’t think Naysmith is getting enough from the team.
  15. Are these awful crowds going to force the BOD’s hand?
  16. A lot of people talking about budgets. Where are the facts that our budget is so apparently low? Or are you just basing it on crowd figures?
  17. There could be some difficult years of cost cutting ahead but if there is any money left in the bank let’s use it to bring in a new man with the mandate of building a decent promotion push around the one amazing asset we have; Dobbie
  18. Yeah there is evidence that even some of the hardcore are starting to not turn up which is very worrying. Sniffing around the playoffs we should be at least getting the hardcore 1400 in plus a few more. Did anyone see the away section at Dunfermline? That was not an away support that believes we’re going anywhere this season. The board even acknowledged that the turgid home form is affecting attendances. I don’t think Naysmith is doing a terrible job, and of course we should wait until the season is mathematically over. But I think he needs to go. Our budget is irrelevant to this argument really unless you believe he is getting the most out of the players at his disposal. It’s probably going to be Dobbie’s last season next year. I would really like to see someone else get a shot at building a decent solid team around the Dobmeister. Naysmith has failed to do this imo. Naysmith has a good eye fora player. For all we hear about his amazing training, we don’t really seem to see the evidence on the pitch every Saturday. He seems unable to get us organised or improve players through coaching. I believe this team is capable of better and therefore we say thanks to GN for doing a great job keeping us up last year and signing some good players. But let’s see if someone else can come in and 1) get the defence sorted out. 2) get the presence back in midfield and put a better product in front of the fans at Palmerston.
  19. Dunfermline v Queens

    I don’t think we shaded it but there wasn’t much difference between the teams. The third goal has gone in when we were desperately chasing to get back in it.
  20. I would rather see a change in manager. Naysmith has done ok but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect a bit more from this squad, especially with Dobbie.
  21. Can someone tell us what was said to GN? And his response? Or any other AGM gossip for that matter?
  22. I was watching online and you couldn't tell from there any booing of our own players. There was a slight groan when Dykes passed the ball back to Leighfield but that was all I heard. I would blame GN if Murray is getting booed. It was bizarre to see him start and if he clearly isn't ready why doesn't he get more limited game time to get him going, rather than being thrown in at the deep end when there are other options. To be fair to the fans I think it takes a while for them to reach that conclusion, and especially with "one of our own." Its not like he was being booed in his first ever start & poor performance. Its the same story all season. The occasional good performance gets our hopes up a bit but we're soon back to another poor game. We're only six points away from fourth so we can still finish there if we get a run going. But does anyone believe Naysmith can get a run going? A pars fan on the other thread said "its obvious we're getting to the end of AJ's reign" and I wonder with the lack of progress if the same is starting to happen with us. GN definitely did well enough last season to stay on but this season is becoming increasingly frustrating.
  23. Queens v Pars

    Definitely looked like two teams going nowhere today. Absolutely awful game! We may see a few more good performances this season but we don’t have the consistency to finish fourth and we definitely don’t have the consistency required to actually do anything in the playoffs!