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  1. Airdirie's Shyberry stadium has at least four, both Airdrie and QP playing home league games there, with Albion Rovers and East Kilbride also using it for "home" Scottish Cup ties against Celtic a few seasons back.
  2. I can assure you that we had a healthy supply of the Spielfurhrer armbands thanks to Ruppi at Wattenscheid and I'm sure it will be in place on Tuesday night as normal.
  3. I think Ayr traditionally play midweek games on a Wednesday as well, we had a midweek game there around 2009 and wanted to play on the Tuesday, but Ayr said that they played on Wednesdays and as it was their home game Ayr got to choose the day.
  4. If there was issues with subsidence in the area I think it would have been discovered in 1998 when the West Stand was rebuilt, the size/weight/depth of the pilings for that will have been far bigger than anything required for Lesser. And, just to continue the Mallsmire discussion, the map attached shows the Hampden area in 1888. Most land boundary lines on the map are straight lines, but I think the one I have highlighted is following Mallsmire as it meanders somewhat at times. If it is, it looks like it would go under the pitch at the south west corner as previously mentioned and then comes out around the south east corner.
  5. I've never heard it referred to as Jenny's Burn - always Mallsmire Burn. A while back I saw a map in the Mitchell Library from the time of construction of third Hampden and it showed Mallsmire running as Dooflick says, think it would be roughly in line with the tunnel entrance at the West end of the stadium nowadays. A map I have of the area from 1910 shows Mallsmire Burn resurfacing in Toryglen, approximately where the back of the main Toryglen Football Centre building is now.
  6. Queen's Park list following this season: 2020/21: Albion Rovers, Annan Athletic, Brechin City, Cowdenbeath, Edinburgh City, Elgin City, Greenock Morton, Partick Thistle, Queen of the South, St. Mirren, Stenhousemuir, Stirling Albion & Stranraer. 2019/20: Airdrieonians, Clyde, Cove Rangers, Hamilton Academical & Kilmarnock 2018/19: Ayr United, Dumbarton, Peterhead & Raith Rovers 2017/18: Alloa Athletic, Arbroath, Dunfermline Athletic, East Fife, Forfar Athletic & Motherwell 2016/17: Livingston 2015/16: Montrose 2014/15: Rangers 2012/13: Dundee & St Johnstone 2011/12: Ross County 2010/11: Inverness CT 2008/09: Celtic 2007/08: Hibernian 2006/07: Aberdeen 2005/06: Heart of Midlothian 2002/03: Dundee United 1982/83: Falkirk Next season will see us play Falkirk for the first time since April 1983, don't imagine there can be many longer gaps between meetings for two teams who have been in the SFL/SPFL continuously throughout the period.
  7. Jacques Heraghty could join them, having made an appearance in the 2019/20 Challenge Cup.
  8. Presumably you've forgotten the faux outrage that was generated in the media when it was suggested that a Scotland game & other matches would go ahead on the same day as Diana's funeral? In the end all football matches in the UK that day were postponed - our own game against Arbroath was moved to the following Tuesday. If it comes to that again, move the games to Sunday and put the following Tuesday's games back 24 hours as well, then we still meet the 23rd April deadline for the 18 game threshold.
  9. 27th January 1923, match finished 1-1 with Queen's winning the replay 2-0 at Bathgate the following Wednesday: Picture shows captain Robert Gillespie introducing the Queen's team, with keeper James Newton shaking hands. Pathe footage is here: https://reuters.screenocean.com/record/248533 There is also a signed picture of the Queen somewhere in the Lesser pavillion, which I think is from the visit she made to Hampden as part of her Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977.
  10. I think the abolition of the three foreigners rule for UEFA competitions in 1995 also played a part. Until then Rangers and Celtic had to develop Scottish youngsters and these players were regularly competing in the Champions League/UEFA Cup. Once that was abolished they stuffed their team with foreign players and development of Scottish youngsters took a back seat. Why bother with developing youngsters when you can sign the likes of Rafael Scheit or Daniel Prodan?
  11. QP with just the seven managers since 2000: John McCormack 1998 - Dec 2002 Kenny Brannigan Jan 2003 - Aug 2004 Billy Stark Aug 2004 to Jan 2008 Gardner Speirs Jan 2008 to Dec 2013 Angus MacPherson Jan 2014 to Sep 2018 Mark Roberts Sep 2018 to Dec 2019 Raymond McKinnon Jan 2020- date Gardner Speirs and Angus MacPherson with almost eleven years between them. Three of those who left went because they had been offered other jobs; McCormack (return to full time at Morton), Stark (Scotland U21s) and MacPherson St Mirren DoF). Only Brannigan (fighting with a supporter during a game) and Roberts (poor results) were sacked, Speirs leaving by "mutual consent".
  12. Queen's had a game against Hamilton Accies this afternoon at Hamilton, Queen's winning three two. Queen's were three up, with Peter Grant scoring a header after 40 minutes after a Galt free kick from the left, then doubled their lead right on the half time whistle when Simon Murray scored from close range after good play from Galt and McHugh. After making ten changes at half time, Queen's made it three in 62 minutes when Louis Longridge crossed from the left and a trialist finished nicely, lifting the ball over the keeper and just under the bar from 12 yards. The young Accies team pulled two goals back in 64 and 81 minutes. 1st Half: Willie Muir, Max Gillies, Tommy Robson, Michael Doyle, Peter Grant, Candice Carroll, Grant Gillespie, Ross MacLean, David Galt, Robert McHugh and Simon Murray. 2nd Half: Jacques Heraghty, Michael Doyle (Callum Biggar 76m), Lee Kilday, Stuart Morrison, Brodie Paterson, Louis Longridge, Darren Lyon, Jai Quitongo, Trialist, Salim Kouider-Aissa, Will Baynham.
  13. We're not so bad now we are full time, but in our part time days a Saturday/Tuesday schedule meant a couple of hours washing on Saturday after the game (great fun if we were at Elgin or similar on the Saturday) plus another three or four hours work on Sunday to get everything ready. Given that most kitmen at this level will be combining this with a full time job, a Saturday/Tuesday/Thursday/ Saturday schedule would be a real slog behind the scenes. Not as simple as alternating kits, as theoriginalhedge listed.
  14. Yes, it was me who bought them (a few years back now), still have them and use them so can't help CaveFC88 unfortunately.
  15. A couple of bits of artwork have appeared which you may not have seen: This appeared on the wall of Lesser Hampden in the lead up to Rememberance Sunday last November. Edwin Garvie was one of the clubs players who was killed on the Western Front in the First World War. No idea who added it or the relevance of "Sing for the boys" though. Also, over in Shawlands in an alley just across from the Granary on Kilmarnock Road is a mural of Andrew Watson, captain of the Scottish Cup winning teams in 1880, 81 and 82. This was organised by an anti-racism project.
  16. That was the night you tried to throw yourself into the sea! Fortunately the three foot high seafront railings managed to outwit you.
  17. Thanks very much, just details for the Barrow game to be confirmed now.
  18. Is my imagination playing tricks with me or was the Barrow game stopped early by the ref because the tackling was getting a little bit over enthusiastic?
  19. Thanks, for some bizarre reason I remember taking the train from Lancaster to the Friday night game, a process of elimination made me think it was Kendal. I'm also sure we went for pre-match drinks in a cricket club across the road from the ground.
  20. Calling veterans of the the pre-season tours to the North of England in Cowboy's days - I'm trying to piece together the games/results/scorers etc and I've got the details for 1998 (Won 2-1 at Penrith on the Saturday and lost 0-2 at Workington the following day) and 1999 (lost 2-7 at Morecambe on the Friday and lost 1-2 at Gretna on the Sunday. However, I'm struggling for some details from the 2000 and 2001 trips - can anyone recall where we went/scores? 2000 - Won at Burscough on the Friday and lost at Barrow on the Sunday - missing scores/scorers. 2001 - Sunday, played Lancaster City, missing result. Also, who did we play on the Friday (was there a cricket ground next to the football ground)? 2002 was a 1-3 defeat at Lancaster City on the Friday and a 3-1 win at Gretna on the Sunday. Been through old programmes but still missing the details above, anyone able to cast their minds back? Edited to add - was it Kendal on the Friday night in 2001?
  21. Some steelwork arriving at Lesser today with some quality crane action to boot:
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