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  1. Murray needs to stay for me. An incredibly infectious personality on the pitch and his enthusiasm particularly for the Dunfermline and Airdrie games radiated massively on the crowd. With loads of big games and crowds next season, I genuinely think we might see an even better version of Murray tbh. The big question mark is his knee. You’re really hoping his operation during the season has cleared his knee up entirely now and he can have a proper go of it next season. Even when things aren’t going for Murray, his sheer enthusiasm for running about the pitch and being a nuisance always makes him a threat to defenders. That’s something that frustrated me a lot with Bob Mchugh’s game that when things weren’t going for him, he genuinely seemed like a man down at times. I’m glad the management picked Murray over him. Although I still would like to sign 2 experienced strikers to challenge Murray for the starting spot up top next season Let’s not forget that despite missing almost half the season, he still ended up being our top scorer..
  2. There was always going to be some decisions regarding the squad that would split opinion. Doyle was a great captain and his enthusiasm on and off the pitch was great but it was the right time to release him I’d say. I just think he’d of been found out at championship level. Overall, I’m not surprised with the released list but I’m probably most sad about Grant and Quitongo. Would say it was right time for them to go but it’s just such a shame how injuries halted their progress. Grant was a rock at the back in the playoffs, you could tell how much he enjoyed playing for us. Quitongo seems the type that might need to do a Craig slater and go part time to get his career kick started again. Would imagine loads of teams would take a punt on him Interesting reading the players being offered contracts. Lee Kilday and Louis Longridge probably the most surprising? Kilday certainly capable but he’s another that’s been curtailed with injuries throughout the season. Longridge’s form dipped 2nd half of the season but maybe his experience as a squad player will be beneficial in the championship
  3. Really disappointing news. I never had much confidence in lesser being ready for the start of the season in the first place but to think that ochilview was the best alternative option ? Rubbish They talk about sustainable structures to attract fans to the club. Not a chance a 50-60 mile round trip for home matches is going to entice much of the current fan base to attend regularly, never mind any locals or children. The chances of having neutrals or wee kids potentially wanting to watch us next season in the championship regularly will have been hampered by that news. Hopefully this isn’t for the whole season but the vagueness of the statement regarding timescales suggests that we’ll need to make ourselves comfy at ochilview next season The club really need to offer a free bus or something similar as some sort of compromise
  4. Totally agree. Was hoping QP made a move for him in January after leaving Airdrie. Having championship status will put us in a really strong position to sign him if we want him I’d assume
  5. It’s hard and pretty much impossible to tell at this stage. At this moment in time, the current squad would be relegated from the championship. We finished 28 points behind Cove and ultimately we were largely underwhelming for large periods of the season I expect there will be a fair amount of turnover. Not really sure how anyone can really determine whether we’ll be able to assemble a capable enough squad at this stage but I’m really confident we’ll sign some quality players. Could have my QP tinted specs on but I’d imagine we will be a more attractive option for players in comparison to a Morton or Ayr. Doubt Owen Coyle would of came to QP without assurances of money to offer for players Loads of reports suggesting we’re signing Dom Thomas. Would be a quality signing and a squad of similar ability will do for me I’m just buzzing to be in the championship tbh
  6. How do you think the club are going to view the recruitment side this summer? Are we gonna be ruthless ? There’s certain players I’d of been happy to keep in league 1 but I’m not so sure in the championship So far we’ve got: Brown, Thompson, Williamson, Bruce, Ferrie and Moore(please punt) all contracted for next season as it stands. Fox, Robson, Murray and Lyon I’d be more than happy to give new deals to Then there’s Doyle, Kilday, Grant, Quitongo, mchugh, Longridge, Morrison, Gillespie and Davidson. Tbh I think we need to let all these guys go. Absolutely over the moon with their contribution to achieve promotion but we still need to be realistic about who we’re up against next season
  7. Read an article a few weeks back where Robbie Neilson was planning to assess smith over the summer and early cup games. Stated that he was planning to loan him out to a championship side next season if it came to it. Would imagine we’d be the front runners if he became available
  8. Yeah I think there’s a player there. I’ve been critical of him this season but he seems to have developed a lot more physically and looks a lot more powerful going forward. I don’t think you’d see him make that kind of bursting run to win the penalty at the start of the season. Far from the finished article and does have his hairy moments but interested to see what next season holds for him here
  9. Absolutely delighted to see it was Dylan Easton that gave away the penalty btw Great player but a constant pain. Begging for yellow cards throughout game and his pathetic dive to try and win a penalty. Although I do think he perfected his dive 2nd time about when he fell to the floor after giving the penalty away
  10. Mchugh has been largely underwhelming throughout his time at QP. Had wee purple patches of showing he’s a capable striker, but half the time he doesn’t look particularly bothered. Definitely would look to punt him this summer. His total record since he joined has been 14 goals in 65 games.. Would worry if that’s the level of recruitment for the upcoming season
  11. Pleased for Bruce and he seems promising but they really didn’t need a build up for that
  12. Seems like we’re announcing a new contract for a current squad member at 2pm You’ve got to assume with the timing of this, that it’s got be a big player. Absolutely begging for it to be Fox
  13. Aye the goalposts have changed now. We’re undeniably loaded with money and therefore we should quite rightly be aspiring for promotion in the Scottish third tier. Anyone that says we weren’t supposed to challenge this season are wrong
  14. Gutted with that. Thought Airdrie were there for the taking at 1-0 but a costly moment of madness from Ferrie burst that bubble. Annoying as Afolabi blasted the ball over the bar as he was taken out Tactically Coyle was spot on. We stopped Airdrie from dictating the game and as the 2nd half progressed, we got in their faces and won 2nd balls high up the pitch. I’d of said overall a 1-0 win would of been well deserved. Murray was a man on a mission tonight. Ran himself to the ground and smartly finished his goal. That’s exactly the Simon Murray I wish was available for most of the season as he’s clearly a massive asset at this level when fit and firing. Interesting to see where his future lies next season now Its a cup final now and it’s all to play for. I actually feel a lot more confident about our chances after tonight. We’ve shown with a fully fit side and a legitimate manager in the dugout that we’re more than capable of competing with these teams. Naturally still feel slightly deflated but the players should take a lot of belief and heart from tonight
  15. Agreed, I really don’t think Coyle would of joined QP in the first place without assurances regarding a substantial budget. We’re in a fortunate position to offer wages that many championship teams probably couldn’t Aye and there’s absolutely no doubt that we’ll be offering a fairly substantial wage to Thomas if it comes to fruition. If Thomas is the level of player we’re aspiring to recruit next season then it should be exciting whatever league we’re in. I don’t see a lot of the current qp team being around next season so I’d imagine there’s going to be a fair whack of money to play around with (hopefully)
  16. If it’s true then that really is a smashing piece of business but I’ll wait til there’s confirmation before getting excited with it
  17. Injured it seems. Think he done his shoulder in months ago which ruled him out for the season. Although, he was dropped by Ellis prior to that
  18. Perfectly described. We tend to be more “up for it” against teams higher up in the league. Undefeated against Cove suggests we’re no mugs when we can bothered. It’s when we’ve played East Fife, Alloa, Clyde etc where we’ve looked utterly pathetic. Don’t get me wrong, the last visit to Airdrie was an atrocious performance, easily our worst of the season. However, it’s not our DOF in charge this time and we’ve now got a legitimate and experienced manager who’s been successful in navigating a team out the play offs. Our team is near enough full strength and we reverted to a more stuffy approach against Dunfermline which seems to suit the defence, in particular Peter Grant and Michael Doyle who aren’t exactly graceful on the ball to put it lightly. Airdrie should absolutely feel confident going into this and will be the favourites but I’ve always had this sneaky suspicion from a while back that we could drag our way through the playoffs. It’s working so far From a Qp perspective, you think that if we fail to go up, due to our fortunate financial position, we will hopefully be able to compete with anyone in league 1 next season. Do Airdrie fans feel that they need to go up this season with League 1 looking increasingly competitive? Definitely seems now the best chance you’ve got to gain promotion
  19. He splits opinion I think. His shot stopping and one on one ability is terrific but he’s been woeful when it comes to dealing with aerial balls. Had a couple blunders over the last couple months but I do think there’s a really good keeper there. Might not be the long term first choice QP keeper but I’m more than happy to have him as the number 2 next season Saved us in the tie yesterday with a couple crucial stops
  20. What a feeling yesterday was. I’ve quite rightly been critical of this side for large parts of the season, most notably for their lack of fight and determination but you couldn’t fault anyone to a man. We had to suffer in the first half and it felt as though Dunfermline had an extra man in midfield constantly. Thankfully they were totally powderpuff in front of goal and we were able to stabilise more in the 2nd half. Im not going to be naive and deny that the red card was instrumental on this result. Looking back at the highlights, Murray does seem to make the most of it but it’s silly for a guy of Ambrose’ experience to be so clumsy and give the ref a decision to make. The game did highlight how effective a fit Simon Murray can be. Yes he’s awkward and not the most graceful on the ball but his sheer enthusiasm and determination to be a pest on the pitch is such an underrated quality particularly at this level. He occupies defenders and won the game for us. Delighted for him The quality of the game was still incredibly low for the vast majority and I’d imagine Airdrie won’t be anywhere near as toothless but I’ll worry about Thursday when it comes. I’ll give man of the match to Tommy Robson who produced yet another terrific display. Defensively he’s came on leaps and bounds and he’s became more composed going forward. Special mention to Ferrie who made an incredible save 1st half alongside another immediately after scoring(shock). Dunfermline were decent in spells but you can tell how little character there is in some of those players. I actually thought Dorrans was running the game in midfield 1st half but when you’ve got players looking totally disinterested like Polworth, alongside Dorrans lack of mobility. It was only going to end badly Also give Charlie Fox a 5 year contract please. An absolute Rolls Royce at the back
  21. Would absolutely take that. Was shocked he had no involvement over the 2 legs. He fell out with Hughes or just not been performing ?
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