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Ben Reilly

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  1. I saw he was sitting in the stand at the Glasgow Cup final. We never saw enough if him to tell whether he would've made it into our current 'professional' set up, but could he be someone we would being back? If the likes of Charlie King and Gardener Speirs who worked with him before reckon he's got what it takes, could they be recomending him to Beuker/Coyle for a trial?
  2. Sounds like a win win, so here's hoping it stays that way.
  3. By lochinch you mean the Police Scotland members owned pitches? Yes, it's the pitches used by the police plus the building on that site. We have been training there since the start of last season. To be honest I don't know who we are actually leasing it from. I had assumed that the police had leased it from the council/Glasgow Life given its in the middle of a public park, and that we would be taking over the lease from them. But perhaps we are leasing it from the police themselves. Either way, apparently we will now be the main tenant and able to further develop the site to better suit our longer term plans having already done a fair bit of work there over the last year.
  4. Queens Park made Jack Thomson's loan from Rangers a permanent move back in January so he will be with us next season.
  5. Does anyone know what went on with Dylan Reid? Watching him play for Scotland u17s this evening (along with Cameron Bruce). If I remember right we took him on loan from St Mirren but he was away again very quickly without ever appearing for us. Did St Mirren recall him or did we not fancy him?
  6. Supposedly we'll be in Lesser in time for the league starting, but that seems very ambitious given its current state. Our early League Cup games are likely to be elsewhere, but despite a few rumours on here, nothing is confirmed yet. It won't be Hamilton as Clyde will also be playing there next season.
  7. Not buying, but signing a 50 year lease on 1st June and will be primary tenant so we can develop it to suit our needs.
  8. Does Coyle take the whole season into account, or only consider performances since he arrived? I think that a number of players have performed better in the last few weeks than they had in the months before, particularly in the 4 playoff games. Doyle, Grant, Ferrie and Longridge have been much better recently Did Coyle get something out of them that Ellis and Beuker couldn't, or did they raise there game when it counted most? I imagine there will be a fair few new faces arriving, but are we realistically going to keep just a handful from the current squad and bring in say 15 new players, or will we give new deals to say 75% of the current squad and add a handful of quality signings, perhaps with some of last seasons regulars dropping down the pecking order to be squad players. And would some of those retained be happy to be on the same money but play less often? How will Williamson fit in, we signed him on a 3½ year deal, so he must be in the plans going forward. I dont know the answers to any of the above but it will be a very interesting 6 weeks or so. Obviously some are already under contract as qpfc has listed, and personally I would hope we can keep Fox, Robson, Lyon, Murray. I'd also like us to at least try and bring back Smith and Connell. I wouldn't be disappointed to see any of Doyle, Grant, Longridge, Morrison, Davidson, Quitongo, McHugh back next year if Coyle can get consistent performances out of them. I'd be keen to retain Muir too, partly because he's the last of the "amateurs" but also as I still think he's a decent keeper. I'd also hope we hold on to the young guys on the fringes and develop them further such as Heraghty, Gilles and Bigger. Lastly, who do we try to bring in? There was a rumour on here a few weeks back that Dom Thomas of Dunfermline didn't play against us as he had signed a pre contract with us. No idea if there's any truth to that. Can we tempt any 'bigger' names? Blair Spittal has turned down a new deal at Ross County, could we convince him to drop down a league and come back to us? Greg Stewart was also speculated a while ago as he worked with Coyle in India but he has just signed a 2 year deal with Mumbai City.
  9. was it not Frizzell who was dispossessed by Jack Thomson? I just went back and watched it. Easton passed to Frizzell who was dispossessed by Thomson. Hard to say whether it was Eastons pass or Frizzell not reacting quick enough that was at fault, but both were tiring whereas Thomson was still relatively fresh.
  10. I see QP have just re-tweeted a post from Smith that gives the impression that he won't be here next season. I hope we've at least made him an offer. However if he is moving on then what a way to go out. I wish him all the best wherever he is next season.
  11. I had a similair conversation with Connell. If he can play consistently like he has done in the last fortnight then I'd be delighted if we could bring him in permanently. I would also like us to make an offer to Smith, who just before half time yesterday I thought looked to be tiring, however he was still causing Airdrie (and his brother) problems over an hour later.
  12. Monday morning, alarm goes off, hit snooze so I can go back to the wonderfull dream I was having. Alarm goes off again, wife kicks me till I roll out if bed, look out the window and it's pouring. I've got the usual fight ahead of me of getting the kids up, dressed, fed and out the door in time for school. Then I realised that yesterday wasn't a dream. This might be a great day after all.
  13. 100 free tickets for tonights game have been given to QP in the Community for kids/parents, plus they're putting on a bus from Lesser to Broadwood for them. Quite a late kick off for young kids on a school night but hopefully lots of them take up the offer and get the chance to see us lift a trophy.
  14. He is still contracted to his previous team in India until sometime in June. However, with their season over they have allowed him to 'help us' until he officially leaves them and joins us.
  15. I'm pretty sure Connell was up in the stand with other players not in the squad, I"m certain I could see him milling around the tunnel prior to the game. He came of injured on Saturday and we played out the game with 10 men as we'd used all our subs. I'm assuming he was injured rather than rested/dropped/loan ended (other loanees were in the squad) but whether he will be fit for remaing games or not remains to be seen. Potter mentioned in his interview that he was hoping for some players to be back available for Saturday. However, I agree that he might not be assured of a start on Saturday if he's fit as the three that started (plus Thomson when he came on) worked harder than we're used to seeing from Luka. If it's a similair game plan then he may be left out. Similarly, I said before the game that I thought Jai should start, but by halftime I was convinced that it was right to leave him out the starting lineup, as I dont think we'd have seen the best of him. He did make an impact when he came on though, as did both Thomson and Murray. It won't be easy picking the team for Saturday.
  16. Does anyone know what the filming was for at Saturdays match? Dempster was being interviewed in the stand before the game, and then Coyle was doing the same after the awards. It looked like the same guy was also filming the game from the corner too.
  17. According to Dunfermline website the ticket prices fir Saturday have been reduced to match Wednesday's prices. Fair play to your board for taking on board the criticism they received and reducing prices.
  18. Agree he should be starting on Wednesday as long as he's fit. Didn't see the gesture to Beuker, but saw him acknowledge his dad who was sitting a few rows in front of me (and who left the minute Jai was subbed off )
  19. I thought the same thing. I did wonder if family etc of the players were allowed entry, and it looked like the rest of our (and so I assume Clyde's) first team squad were there too. Regardless, I can't understand why they weren't allowing paying fans to attend. Hopefully that changes for the final. I dont know who decides these things. I assume it's the home club. Does that mean it's up to Clyde whether fans can attend the final? Or is it NLC? You Would imagine they could get a decent crowd for the final if they advertised it properly, especially from the Rangers support.
  20. According to the lineups on Clyde's stream, our trialist tonight is Dylan Ruiz-Diaz. I'm guessing it's this guy https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dylan_Ruiz-Diaz
  21. Yes, that's exactly the same question I was asking. Unfortunately your players didn't look interested in trying to fight for three points and were content to leave with just one. In the end they left with none. No doubt that QP didn't deserve 3 points based on their performance. But it would be hard to argue that East Fife deserve to stay in league 1 based on their effort today.
  22. Gus would indeed be proud, they seemed to be time wasting right from the start. I cant imagine how any East Fife fan can be happy with that performance. Looked like they had already conceded that they were going down and were just going for damage limitation by packing the defence and being hard to break down. They achieved that well and frustrated us and almost kept a clean sheet, and that's fine when your in no danger, but if my team were in need of wins to stay in the league I'd want them to at least go out and try to win the game and at worst go down fighting. All that said, we've struggled to get results against them each time this season, so I'll be glad to not have to face them next year regardless of our playoff results.
  23. Opening myself up to being proven wrong once the highlights are up, but I was at that end of the stand and it looked a clear penalty. Looked like the EF player hauled our player (Longstaff?) back by his arm. I had the fear that the squabbling over who would take the pen would lead to us missing it, but Connell put it away (just) to seal playoff place in dramatic fashion at the end of a very poor game. We certainly made it difficult for ourselves and rode our luck a few times with scrambles in our own box. Not quite sure what happened at the death, but looked like a great late save by Ferrie to prevent the all to common late equaliser. We'll need to be much better in the playoffs, but at least we've secured our place there with a few games to go.
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