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Ben Reilly

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  1. Also see that Adam Martin has left the club. It's a shame he never managed to get much playing time for us, and suffered a couple of bad injuries. Dont know if he was ever going to break into the team again given the form of others in his position. Wish him all the best and hope he finds a club soon.
  2. Update on the redevelopment of Lesser with images showing the proposed layout are now on the club website.
  3. Yes highlights will be on the QP YouTube channel in the next day or two. GoPro footage from behind the goal may appear on Facebook before that.
  4. I sincerely hope someone will be sitting down with Salim and a contract very soon. If we wait till the summer we will have much more competition as he'll be attracting interest.
  5. Brilliant profile name. Wish I'd thought of that.
  6. I dont know Eddie Hunter (and he certainly won't know me) but I'm pretty sure I know him by sight, and if so then he happened to be leaving Thursdays meeting at the same time as me and I overheard him commenting to others something to the effect of "that was the right decision" "There are many shaking their heads and throwing their bowler hats to the floor in disgust as this week’s development" Maybe, but the other 91% disagree.
  7. 91% in favour, thought it would be much closer. We still have our history, and now we can look forward to our future.
  8. That middle paragraph should pretty much form part of our mission statement/statement of aims for the next decade.
  9. If on Thursday the vote doesn't reach the required 75% to carry the change to a professional model, then when the inevitable fading into oblivion comes, we will be able to look back and say that our fate was sealed by a small minority who for whatever reason, didn't engage in the process, didn't understand or didn't listen to the information that the club has been putting out over the last few months. Here's hoping common sense prevails and our club doesn't suffer a slow painful death due to the ignorance of what could only be a very small number of people.
  10. You forgot 'life'. And maybe going professional is just the answer to continuing life as one of the 42 SPFL clubs.
  11. Fair enough, but the key word in my post was 'obligated'. I have no problem with Block or any other loan player being in the team on merit of their form/ability. The point I was making was in response to BYOS post regarding possible playing time conditions of the loan. To be clear what I mean is I'd be disappointed IF as part of the conditions of the loan we HAD to drop one of our own players who are playing well to make space for a loan player. I have no idea if this is the case, but I hope it isn't. I do take the point that all players whether on our books or on loan, are only signed up till the end of the season, but many of 'our own' players have been developed by us for a number of years, as opposed to being brought in on loan for the mutual benefit of us and the parent club (and hopefully the player). Hopefully this will change soon and we can secure 'our own' players to longer term deals. Again, I'm not saying I'm against loan players, nor am I questioning Block's commitment, just commenting on my disapproval of a hypothetical condition of a loan agreement.
  12. I am hoping that it's the same 11 that start on Saturday. I would have thought that IF Block was brought back in it would be back in centre mid in place of Main as I dont think he would be played as a wing back as Billy was. Like you I have no idea whether we are obligated to play Block every week, but I would be disappointed if one of our 'own' boys was dropped after a good performance just to develop another teams player. Different if he would improve our team, but for me we should stick with the team that won at Stenny. Also, dont know if Block will be fit by Saturday, is there not a minimum period a player has to sit out after a concussion?
  13. "Where is the evidence that turning professional will increase the Clubs finances?" Surely the best way to increase club finances is success on the pitch, which increases the chances of bringing in more people through the turnstiles, more sponsorship, and more prize money. To give ourselves the best chance of success we need to be able to attract and retain the highest standard of player we can. To do that we need to be able to offer competitive remuneration.
  14. Can anyone clarify whether to make the change to professional it needs 75% of the entire membership in favour, or 75% of the votes cast on the night?
  15. Glad you've joined this forum. You're affirming a number of comments I've made on here in the last few months. Stick around [emoji6]
  16. I think so, but the concept pictures we've been shown include a second stand on the other side. As far as I can gather, anything 'new' would be built around what is already there, so the social club, changing rooms etc would remain.
  17. Great to have the input of someone with more of an outside perspective of the club, as well as someone in the immediate vicinity of Hampden. As I've said before on here, there are people on our doorstep who would be open to an alternative to the Old Firm if we just make ourselves more visible. Northsea80 is just one example. My story is very similar to his, my old man was Queens fan as it was his local team growing up. Despite his best efforts, when I started getting into football in the late 80's & early 90's I drifted towads Rangers because they were who I saw on telly winning everything and playing in Europe. Eventually, when I was old enough to know better, I got fed up with all the nonsense that goes along with the old firm, and found myself tagging along with friends and family to Hampden, now I'm a member and fully invested in the future of 'my' club, and glad to have somewhere to bring my football mad wee boy where I dont have to explain why people are singing songs about Northern Ireland. I'm not worried about there not being enough interested people out there to fill a 1500-2000 seat Lesser Hampden to watch a competitive local SPFL club, but I'm worried that we might not decide to give ourselves the best opportunity to be competitive enough to interest those people.
  18. At the last information evening it was mentioned that some of the details and the scale of the redevelppment should possibly be considered as part of, or after, the vote. The question being is there any point spending the time, effort and money building a second "away" stand if we're likely to end up in the Lowland League with not enough people in attendance to make it worth opening it.
  19. What he said. Nothing to add. Excellent post. [emoji106]
  20. Who's been going behind my back and telling you about all my insecurities? [emoji45]
  21. Anyone else having issues getting on to the clubs website? The last few days both my phone and laptop browsers have blocked it saying the site isn't secure. Never had that problem before.
  22. Couldn't make it to the game, but obviously delighted with the result. How did we line up, according to Google it was 4-2-3-1 with Block and McGrory in defence???
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