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  1. Celtic in Europe - 17/18

    I wish Strachan had done the same.
  2. Scottish Cup 2017/18

    I’m not advocating introducing more bureaucracy, just centralising the existing administration to achieve consistency around the country. I additionally don’t think it should be up to the police to specify how many of them there should be. Or, if it is, this should be done centrally as well so that all grounds are policed on the same basis, taking into account crowd numbers and the teams involved etc. I’m not really all that sure why centralising something like this to ensure the same rules are applied consistently across the country would be a big deal or why it would result in more red tape. It would just be the same rules as at present, only it would be national governement rather than local who would be enforcing it. At the moment, if some unreasonable crowd limit or policing level was imposed, it would be impossible to use the position at other clubs to argue the case. Whereas if the same rules were applied nationwide, all the clubs would be treated in the same way. Anyway, I didn’t intend to derail the thread to this extent and we probably aren’t going to agree. For a change.
  3. Scottish Cup 2017/18

    Seems to be 2 arguments - wouldn’t be needed often enough to justify a national body and yet it would need to be undertaken by a group of people who would all have different views. It can’t be both, so I assume that the first argument is the more realistic one. If it isn’t going to be needed all that often, then one person employed by the government could do all the inspections. And if it needed more than one, then there would be a reduced workload for the people currently employed to deal with this, so they could do other things. Don’t really think it would cost that much to centralise it in order to ensure that there is consistency. They body/person could also deal with things like the number of stewards required etc for each attendance level. Or if this still isn’t practical, there should be some mechanism whereby the attendance limit and steward numbers set by the council could be subject to appeal if necessary. I appreciate that it isn’t a top priority, just looking for consistency across the country which there doesn’t appear to be currently.
  4. UEFA solidarity payment

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41667956 Who decides how this is distributed? Could only find a summary on UEFA website saying payments are made to national leagues. Do UEFA specify that it should be paid only to top flight clubs in each national league? Or is the decision made by the SPFL?
  5. Scottish Cup 2017/18

    I suspected as much. So, although the guidelines will be prepared nationally, individuals working for local councils are the ultimate decision makers. And they will all have different experience and/or interpret the guidelines is more generous or restrictive ways. Imo, there should be some national body looking at safety in sports grounds and interpreting the rules in a consistent manner. Or, at least, some national body that could deal with disputes between clubs and local authorities over what the safe capacity should be. I appreciate that it isn’t a subject that is likely to trouble Queens too much in the foreseeable future, though.
  6. Scottish Cup 2017/18

    Fair enough. I was more wondering about who sets capacities generally, like would it be the same department or whoever who look at both Peterhead and Palmerston, for example. I’ll leave the thread in peace.
  7. Scottish Cup 2017/18

    Apologies for taking the thread off topic, but who employs the safety officer? I’m not questioning the capacity at Glenafton, btw.
  8. Scottish Cup 2017/18

    Capacity is 3,400 according to this http://nonleaguescotland.org.uk/glenafton.htm Looking at the pictures, it is pretty amazing that their terracing holds under 2,200 less than ours and the entire ground is just under half the capacity of Palmerston, before the Terregles Street end re-opened. This article shows pictures of Palmerston not including the Terregles St. end. So, their terracing is a little bit smaller than the ones in the pictures. http://www.footballgroundguide.com/scotland/queen_of_the_south.html Is there a single body that sets capacities for Scotland? Or how does it work?
  9. Sons' sorrow

    Big ask for us to play Dumbarton on the Saturday and TNS on the Sunday.
  10. Sons' sorrow

    Might be tricky scheduling it in November. I don’t think we will want it in the midweek following a Sunday trip to (near) Wales? Is it possible that the following midweek might be scheduled for cup postponements and the one after for replays? We played Albion Rovers last season on the Tuesday after the originally scheduled date, for example. If those midweeks are taken up, the only other possibility for November would be to bring it forward to w/c 30 Oct or w/c 6 Nov.
  11. True. But the budget may have been significantly higher had we beaten Albion Rovers in the cup and not had the failed concert. It is possible that appointing a manager before the Albion Rovers game may have given us a better chance of progressing. However, saying that, 90 minute results against Albion Rovers (again), Montrose and East Kilbride may suggest otherwise. And, of course, we only needed a new manager because the one appointed a few months earlier left for undisclosed personal reasons.
  12. Yeah, fair enough. I was rather optimistically comparing the results so far with the aim of finishing in the top 4. Was trying to figure out why we have done so badly against the top 5 teams. Of our strikers, I think only Lyle has scored against those teams, with 2 goals A pattern seems to be developing whereby we “play well” against the better teams, but don’t score. Whereas they generally have no difficulty in scoring against us. As you say, this is only to be expected of a team which is likely to finish around 6th or 7th. So, only a cause for concern if the realistic aim was to finish higher than that.
  13. I understood Dobbie said his main aim on returning was to try to get us into the Premiership. I think I have also read the directors saying that the aim is to at least finish in the top 4 and, hopefully, win promotion via the play-offs. The summary of the first quarter was intended to be a starting point in considering whether or not we are on target. However, if you are saying that the main aim for the season is to avoid relegation then the position does, indeed, become one of optimism. Continuing to beat the teams below us and maintain an average of 12 points per quarter will be more than sufficient to keep us up. I’m not all that sure why a comparison with our teams from 20 odd years ago is relevant, though. Seems to be trotted out on occasion to make however badly we are doing in this league seem like an over-achievement. Using possibly one of the worst periods in the club’s history as the standard by which all subsequent teams are measured can be seen as a convenient device to let everybody involved now off the hook.
  14. Queens vs Pars

    He has scored 2 league goals from open play and 1 pen. All 3 came against Falkirk. Eta Lyle was a sub in that game and Kane was playing when Dobbie scored. Lyle scored 2 of his 4 goals when Dobbie was injured. I think the only time they have combined for a league goal was when Dobbie set Lyle up v Morton.
  15. Yes, but the point is that at least 2 strikers have taken part in each of the last 4 games. And they appear to have difficulty scoring when they are on the park.
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