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Can't speak for any other posters, but I don't care which party either of the above belongs to.  I've never seen any tweets supporting us before from them, and I'm more than a little suspicious of their timing, so close to 2 separate elections.

Aye that was really my point. I just found the timing comical for that very reason.

If either of the two mentioned want to join the trust and fight for answers they'll be more than welcome.

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The mp regularly tweets support for both us and the Bankies despite not being a football fan.

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The mp regularly tweets support for both us and the Bankies despite not being a football fan.


That's true. I notice he retweets many of DFCs tweets including youth stuff too as well as support for the bankies.

If it is for political points scoring It's definitely not as a result of the recently announced election.

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Magnificent result today. Last week I thought we were in all sorts of trouble and again we pull an unexpected win out the bag. The attitude is clearly great and Stevie/Durrant seem to know how to get the best out the boys.
We are still right in amongst it and it looks like it will go down to the last game. A win or at least 2 points from the last 2 should be enough. Hopefully Dundee Utd continue their patchy form against us and Falkirk rest a few for the play offs!

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A positive result for us next week could result in Falkirk clinching second place and then resting players against us the following week. A defeat next week would mean the battle for second going to the last game and a full strength Falkirk. 

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I hadn't heard that but I've also heard nothing to say he staying with us. Inconsistent winger, but has been ranging from solid to terrific since January. I hope we can hold onto him but not surprised if full time clubs are looking at him.

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10 minutes ago, SUPERSOUTH said:

Andy Stirling rumoured to be joining QoS next season you heard this? Is he any good?

The only certainty is that our squad next term will bear little resemblance to the current team.  Andy Stirling on his game is excellent, but he has some consistency issues; in other words a typical winger.  It wouldn't surprise me if he is headed to Palmerston.

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Certainly McRorie  Stanton Harvie and Thompson will be gone by the end of the season. Stirling Nade and McCallum will not be far behind them. Carswell will be off if he can get a full time team and there is no guarantee that Barr will want to continue for another season. Ewings must be fed up playing second fiddle whilst Martins performances this season must have alerted better paying teams. No doubt we will start the season with half a dozen signed players and be tossed out the league and challenge cups by second division sides. However if we stay up this season I don't give a damn. Come on the Sons.

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Certainly McRorie  Stanton Harvie and Thompson will be gone by the end of the season. Stirling Nade and McCallum will not be far behind them. Carswell will be off if he can get a full time team and there is no guarantee that Barr will want to continue for another season. Ewings must be fed up playing second fiddle whilst Martins performances this season must have alerted better paying teams. No doubt we will start the season with half a dozen signed players and be tossed out the league and challenge cups by second division sides. However if we stay up this season I don't give a damn. Come on the Sons.

 

Barr loves it here, my pal asked him how he ended up here (meaning how did the move come about), but he took as a "ooft nae joy you've ended up here?".. he took offence and stuck up for us and said he's really happy playing here.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Scottylintonstowel said:

Certainly McRorie  Stanton Harvie and Thompson will be gone by the end of the season. Stirling Nade and McCallum will not be far behind them. Carswell will be off if he can get a full time team and there is no guarantee that Barr will want to continue for another season. Ewings must be fed up playing second fiddle whilst Martins performances this season must have alerted better paying teams. No doubt we will start the season with half a dozen signed players and be tossed out the league and challenge cups by second division sides. However if we stay up this season I don't give a damn. Come on the Sons.

Of course a few will move on especially the likes of Stirling who has had a terrific season since Christmas. Martin has already said he wants to sign up and Stevie Aitken seems to be able to hold squads together well. If he stays, I reckon we will keep at least half of the team we have at the moment. Obviously if he moves on then a new manager comes in and the changes will be completely different throughout the club. 

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We really need the hibernisons relationship to hold up and hope Hibs aren't away on their jollys for their last 3 games and gift some points to the bottom 3!

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I would hope we've got half the squad lined up, just waiting on confirming leagues and the gaffer signing his new deal. If I remember right, there was a queue of players waiting on Stevies last contract being confirmed.

As for Andy Stirling, I think he's more effective centrally when he can just pick the ball up and run with it until he can pass it on or draws a foul. For all he's been out wide there's been few assists from him.

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Just now, sonsanorak said:

I would hope we've got half the squad lined up, just waiting on confirming leagues and the gaffer signing his new deal. If I remember right, there was a queue of players waiting on Stevies last contract being confirmed.

As for Andy Stirling, I think he's more effective centrally when he can just pick the ball up and run with it until he can pass it on or draws a foul. For all he's been out wide there's been few assists from him.

Patience is the Key ;)

Stirling has 8 assists all season, joint highest with Robert Thomson, which is alright but not fantastic. That doesn't really tell the tale though, because 7 of them have come since January (QOTS, two against Raith, St Mirren, Raith in the 4-0, Hibs away and Morton). If he can keep up his form from the second half of the season he'll be an excellent signing for Queens, if he replicates this season he'll just be seen as a typically inconsistent winger. The major thing he needs to add to his game is goals.

As you say it's Stevie's contract that will open the floodgates for signings. At the moment we don't know what league we'll be in, but arguably not knowing who'll be in charge of us could be a bigger stumbling block for players agreeing deals. Hopefully we'll secure both those things within the next week or so. 

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Every year since we've been in this division we have lost our best players in the summer. This year will be no different and there's no point trying to cover up how big a loss they will be. Normally we end up with about 5 players from the previous campaign signed up and I think that we have got a good chance of getting at least that this summer. If we can stay in the league then we should be able to attract top talent from the lower leagues and some experience from above. Aitken staying would be important as his signings in general have been pretty good but also getting Durrant signed up will help us to attract players.

 

As always it will be one of the most interesting and exciting times of the season.

 

 

 

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Every year since we've been in this division we have lost our best players in the summer. This year will be no different and there's no point trying to cover up how big a loss they will be. Normally we end up with about 5 players from the previous campaign signed up and I think that we have got a good chance of getting at least that this summer. If we can stay in the league then we should be able to attract top talent from the lower leagues and some experience from above. Aitken staying would be important as his signings in general have been pretty good but also getting Durrant signed up will help us to attract players.
 
As always it will be one of the most interesting and exciting times of the season.
 
 
 

I think it would have been fair to say Aitken's signings in his first season were a bit hit and miss, recently that ratio has got better. One thing that has improved is the caliber of signing we are now attracting.

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11 minutes ago, albundy said:


I think it would have been fair to say Aitken's signings in his first season were a bit hit and miss, recently that ratio has got better. One thing that has improved is the caliber of signing we are now attracting.

Funnily enough I'm working on a wee article at the moment looking at every single player he's signed during his time here. The quality definitely improved this season though, and so I'm fairly confident we can recruit well this year too.

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As folk have already said, this summer will be no different in that we'll have our better players cherry-picked by bigger, full-time clubs. That's just the way of it, we just need to prepare accordingly, which I'd be reasonably confident we'll do, if it's Aitken in charge.

Of our squad, I'd be offering new deals to Martin, Smith, Barr, Buchanan, Lang, Carswell, Nade and Fleming. Of the rest I'd either not be too bothered if we were to lose them, they're going already, or it'd be a definite they wouldn't be staying anyway.

As has been said, hopefully we can secure our place in this division for another season in the next week, closely followed by securing our manager too.

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As folk have already said, this summer will be no different in that we'll have our better players cherry-picked by bigger, full-time clubs. That's just the way of it, we just need to prepare accordingly, which I'd be reasonably confident we'll do, if it's Aitken in charge.

Of our squad, I'd be offering new deals to Martin, Smith, Barr, Buchanan, Lang, Carswell, Nade and Fleming. Of the rest I'd either not be too bothered if we were to lose them, they're going already, or it'd be a definite they wouldn't be staying anyway.

As has been said, hopefully we can secure our place in this division for another season in the next week, closely followed by securing our manager too.

The Flembot is rumoured to be going back to Irvine meadow at the end of the season.

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Adam Thomas from the Reporter has transfer news for us, tomorrow!


Adam Thomas‏ @adthomas89
Some #Dumbarton transfer news in tomorrow's @dumbartonreport. Will be online tomorrow morning

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