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  1. 1 hour ago, Spider Rico said:

    On the Stenny thread it has been suggested our games there will be on Friday nights……………

    Just when you thought this couldn't get any worse. 

    If a fair few of those Friday night games were to be televised then season tickets and single match tickets will be down even more.

    How many primary school parents will want their kids bussed 25miles away on a Friday night? At least it's not a school night.

  2. 7 minutes ago, Skol1867 said:

    I see Reagan Thomson has been released by Newcastle.  A shame it didn't work out for him but might be good for him to get away from that dreadful Under 23's league and get some real football somewhere else.

    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?

  3. 6 hours ago, foreverarover said:

    The ground I think is owned by the police recreational association. Makes sense to allow it to be lease out as it was only used for occasional games of football and Rugby.

    Sounds like a win win, so here's hoping it stays that way.

  4. 11 minutes ago, foreverarover said:
    On 21/05/2022 at 16:17, Ben Reilly said:
    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.

    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.

  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. 7 minutes ago, Calayrdonia said:

    Sorry if it's been mentioned several times elsewhere, but I couldn't find info on Google.

    Where are Queen's Park playing their homes games next season? For some reason I thought I remembered hearing it was Hamilton, or have I just totally made that up?

    In any event, can someone please confirm where it will be?

    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. 1 hour ago, an86 said:

    Can’t let the euphoria affect the judgement. Whole season needs to be taken into consideration. We finished 28 points behind Cove Rangers, so the progress and step up we have to make is self-evident.

    Some harsh decisions are going to have to be made. The team needs an identity next season, which we didn’t have for much of this season. Of those not contracted, Fox and Robson are my only certs. Character is as important as quality, so I’d be open to keeping Grant and Doyle as squad players.

    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.


  8. 27 minutes ago, Alf Stamp Army said:
    38 minutes ago, Aufc said:

    Best player in the league and best player on the park on the day. Ironic then that he essentially cost us the game with losing the ball in the middle of the park and the fouling Murray.

    Don’t think it was a dive. Wasn’t a penalty but he was blocked. Can’t really remember him
    Calling for yellow cards. He does get fouled a lot.

    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.

  9. 1 hour ago, Aufc said:

    The boy smith looks a very decent player. Certainly put his brother in the shade yesterday

    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.

  10. 2 minutes ago, Zanetti said:

    Told me last night he wants to be here next season, but he might have just not wanted to break my heart.

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 45 minutes ago, da_no_1 said:

    Just about the only advantage we as a club can control would be the home crowd for this game. It should've been reduced to maximum £10 to get in, have home fans take over the North Stand & (sorry QP fans) fire them into the top LH corner of the Cowdenbeath end. Every other team tries to use the home crowd to their advantage.

    Instead, we charge full price. We'll be lucky if there's 2000 at the game on Saturday. Our BOD really don't have a fucking clue.  

    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.

  15. 1 hour ago, qpfc said:

    Fairly guff overall other than a wee spell after we scored. More concerned with the amount of injuries picked up. Lyon, Quitongo and Connell all looked to have picked up injuries it seems? 

    Was really pleased to see Quitongo make his first start of the season and no surprises that he made an impact. Scored a terrific header which was unfortunately ruled offside also. Hopefully taken off as precaution as he would start straight away on Wednesday for me.

    Don’t know if anyone else noticed Quitongo pointing up towards to area where beuker was sitting after he scored, where it looked like he was insinuating that he should of been playing more. Thought that was quite amusing 

    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 😃)

  16. 2 hours ago, JT1867 said:

    Some crowd for a closed door game!

    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.

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