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  1. Easy for folk who live in Scotland to say. It’s very easy to watch in the UK with a certain bit of software that has been discussed on here before. More importantly, how many loyal Queens fans have moved away from Scotland over the last 20 years and just lost interest eventually because it’s pretty much impossible to watch a game live. Are all of that “young team” on the terrace going to live in Dumfries or even Scotland for the rest of their lives? Keeping these kind of people connected with the club is a long term way of helping the club. Not just through a small fee for the stream, but through keeping interest, merchandising etc. when a young Queens fan goes to uni in 10-15 years from now, he/she may not have the cash or time to travel to games but they will expect to be able to pay a few quid and watch it on their phone. Then instead of losing their interest as happens currently, we keep them engaged with the club and they start to put money back in in the future. The clubs that are currently doing this at our level have in the region of 50-200 subscribers. Not gonna pay for another Stephen Dobbie. But what are the long term benefits of keeping these people engaged? As more fans become younger and more tech savvy the demand has to increase surely? When will the rules change to allow live UK streaming of a midweek game in Dundee? You may not have time to get there but you could watch it at home or in the Bazaar! It would be great for me if we were ahead of the game and got this set up now! But I appreciate there’s far more pressing issues and the stuff suggested in earlier posts is far more important. Maybe for clubs our size it’s more likely that there will be a deal signed by the SPFL for the whole championship and this is perhaps where guys like me should channel our energy. The smaller leagues in England have just done a similar deal.
  2. Of course Twitter updates are good and should be encouraged but match details are already available from Sportsound “Open all Mics,” bbc and sky. we should be aiming higher and have a long term goal of providing video streams of matches for all exiled Doonhamers. As I have said before, I can now sit in My living room in Dubai with a beer and watch us live v Falkirk, Dunfermline and Partick. Are there any media students who are currently Queens fans?! I currently have a season ticket which barely gets used. I hope to be back in Scotland in the next 2-3 years and I hope I can perhaps get a live QOSTV going as a volunteer when I return.
  3. 2018/19 Challenge Cup

    That’s actually disappointingly high
  4. 2018/19 Challenge Cup

    Just over 1200 at Palmerston with 150ish from NI
  5. There’s no doubt GN is gambling and I think he even said so himself. So far it’s paying off but it’s very early days! It’s almost certain that Forzell and Norman will play significant roles so initially we’ll need to hope that they do well. Avoid an injury crisis, and/or get one or two of the youngsters playing well and we could be onto something. Get to January in or around the playoffs and maybe the board will consider making a move/lone move or two to strengthen. But I think to have any chance we’ll need to have a blinder first quarter and then try to hold on as the season goes on...
  6. 2018/19 Challenge Cup

    Surely Hibee Jibee should have posted his list of attendances by now?!
  7. 2018/19 Challenge Cup

    Will need at least £5000 per journey for that. Unless you’re Falkirk or Dunfermline who will need £100k for a private jet!
  8. 2018/19 Challenge Cup

    A full time club has nothing to moan about full stop. It’s not unreasonable to expect a club of that level to make a journey of 4-600 miles occasionally. They’re actually lucky to get any money for it. How much do Queens get for travelling to Dingwall? Expecting a part time Highland league side to travel to the London area is a bit different imo because their relative budget/cash flow is so much smaller. Having said that, the money given should be more sufficient for them as part time footballers surely can’t expect to travel in the same “luxury” as full time pros. And as others have said you don’t actually have to stay in or even around London. Just coach in for the game itself from your out of city Travelodge.
  9. 2018/19 Challenge Cup

    The amount of money given to clubs for travelling definitely needs looked at but I’ve got to be honest and say that I’m getting a little sick of all the moaning about costs. Championship clubs complaining is ridiculous. I’m sorry but if you can afford to have a squad full of professional footballers you can afford to send them to England for the night. It’s a bit more understandable to hear grumbles from smaller clubs but on the same note, I’m sure it’s do-able on the money given by the SPFL with a few cost saving measures such as the ones suggested above and players sharing rooms etc. Opinions are split but it seems there is a fair share of fans that like the inclusion of the foreign teams, myself included. We should enjoy the positive fact that it’s something different and produces some fantastic away days! There are plenty of footballing nations far bigger geographically than Scotland/UK that have small teams who have to travel long distances occasionally, especially for cup competitions. Get over it. Colt teams on the other hand.... GTF
  10. Queen of the South v Crusaders

    Crusaders casual got all the way into the terracing?!
  11. 2018/19 Challenge Cup

    They have a reporter currently giving updates on Boreham Wood v Dunfermline during Off the Ball
  12. 2018/19 Challenge Cup

    Don't hold your breath. They don't care about Scottish fitba when the OF aren't playing. Do you ever listen to it? It has its faults but they certainly cannot be accused of OF bias. The BBC are not even allowed into Ibrox! Almost every championship game has been covered this season and its the best I've got when I can't watch the games live. There is a sportsound programme today but I don't think they normally cover the Challenge Cup.
  13. 2018/19 Challenge Cup

    Is there any open all mics on today?!
  14. Queen of the South v Crusaders

    Some squad management would be good but I don’t think we need to field a bunch of eleven year olds, is that even allowed?! A lot of split opinions on this but we can probably keep everyone happy by playing Leighfield, Forzell, Norman and perhaps the best performer of the young lads, would that be Bell? Other than that field a strong side and if we are winning comfortably get Dobbie and those who need it most off the pitch by 60 minutes.
  15. Queen of the South v Crusaders

    I presume this isn’t being shown live on some obscure NI channel?!