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Glad to see that, once again, Queens players have avoided going for unnecessary squad numbers.  No Championship club should have any numbers beyond 30, imo.

The day I see a Queens sub coming on wearing any number north of 60, I'll mutter an expletive followed by something along the lines of "this game is dead to me..." 

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5 minutes ago, BigRubberFist said:

Glad to see that, once again, Queens players have avoided going for unnecessary squad numbers.  No Championship club should have any numbers beyond 30, imo.

The day I see a Queens sub coming on wearing any number north of 60, I'll mutter an expletive followed by something along the lines of "this game is dead to me..." 

The worst I've ever seen was when Derek Riordan went back to Hibs and the number 10 was already occupied so he got the number 01. 

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6 minutes ago, BigRubberFist said:

Glad to see that, once again, Queens players have avoided going for unnecessary squad numbers.  No Championship club should have any numbers beyond 30, imo.

The day I see a Queens sub coming on wearing any number north of 60, I'll mutter an expletive followed by something along the lines of "this game is dead to me..." 

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They don't generally get the chance to be fair. We don't number shirts above 30 unless we've run out of numbers below that! New players coming in have been given their choice from what's not taken up to 30. Callum Semple is the only new player so far to consciously choose a number outside the 1st eleven. He chose to take 18 while the likes of 4 and 6 (and his old QoS number 12) were all still available.

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13 minutes ago, Skyline Drifter said:

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They don't generally get the chance to be fair. We don't number shirts above 30 unless we've run out of numbers below that! New players coming in have been given their choice from what's not taken up to 30. Callum Semple is the only new player so far to consciously choose a number outside the 1st eleven. He chose to take 18 while the likes of 4 and 6 (and his old QoS number 12) were all still available.

I am old fashioned I guess. 

If a CB gets the chance of 4,5 or 6 you should nab it quick sharp.

 

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not too bothered what number they use although as an old git its still 4 and 5 for the CBs, 2 and 3 for the FBs 9 for the CF and 11 and 7 for the wingers. Often wonder how that set up would fare in today's game

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On 06/07/2019 at 20:21, oldhat said:

We do need two or three additional signings, but I have to say that I'm looking forward to this season more than I was last year.

Same. Think we could do really well this year with a couple more quality signings! Feeling positive. 

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Could do with 2/3 more signings before the weekend, Midfielders a Priority, then another couple of loan signings before the league starts in Aug and I think we will be ready to compete with the rest this season. 

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I'm afraid I'm not getting the wave of optimism that is washing over a few.  We are still quite a few bodies short so hopefully things will improve if/when these players come in.  Looking at the breakdown of the squad just now, it appears worryingly lacking in ability.

Exceptional at this level:

Dobbie

Good at this level:

Holt

Semple

McCrorie

Decent at this level:

Leighfield

Mercer

Kilday

Brownlie

Murray

Kidd

Oliver

Unproven at this level:

Pybus

Hamilton

Irving x2

Gourlay

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7 minutes ago, palmy_cammy said:

I'm afraid I'm not getting the wave of optimism that is washing over a few.  We are still quite a few bodies short so hopefully things will improve if/when these players come in.  Looking at the breakdown of the squad just now, it appears worryingly lacking in ability.

Exceptional at this level:

Dobbie

Good at this level:

Holt

Semple

McCrorie

Decent at this level:

Leighfield

Mercer

Kilday

Brownlie

Murray

Kidd

Oliver

Unproven at this level:

Pybus

Hamilton

Irving x2

Gourlay

You've not listed anyone as being gash at this level,  although some of the "unproven"  ones have still to prove they're not,   obviously.   On that basis I would say we're just about where you would expect a club with our budget to be. Its a bit too early for me to be getting all optimistic about top four finishes,  but,  like a few others,  I'm just slightly a bit more confident of not flirting with the bottom 2 positions.  My confidence may prove to be misplaced but not having post - January Naysmith in charge is another factor in me happily looking forward to the new season. 

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48 minutes ago, palmy_cammy said:

I'm afraid I'm not getting the wave of optimism that is washing over a few.  We are still quite a few bodies short so hopefully things will improve if/when these players come in.  Looking at the breakdown of the squad just now, it appears worryingly lacking in ability.

Exceptional at this level:

Dobbie

Good at this level:

Holt

Semple

McCrorie

Decent at this level:

Leighfield

Mercer

Kilday

Brownlie

Murray

Kidd

Oliver

Unproven at this level:

Pybus

Hamilton

Irving x2

Gourlay

Yes, that's about the size of it.

If anything, the 'decent' description is on the generous side for one or two.   We're needing some to really come onto a game this season, or It might again be hard going.  

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48 minutes ago, Fae_the_'briggs said:

You've not listed anyone as being gash at this level,  although some of the "unproven"  ones have still to prove they're not,   obviously.   On that basis I would say we're just about where you would expect a club with our budget to be. Its a bit too early for me to be getting all optimistic about top four finishes,  but,  like a few others,  I'm just slightly a bit more confident of not flirting with the bottom 2 positions.  My confidence may prove to be misplaced but not having post - January Naysmith in charge is another factor in me happily looking forward to the new season. 

I didn't want seem like I was on a complete downer, but since you asked:

Leighfield is pretty gash but will do as a backup.  Mercer is at the gash end of decent.  Kidd if played in midfield is beyond gash, and Oliver is a non-scoring attacker which is gash.

21 minutes ago, Monkey Tennis said:

Yes, that's about the size of it.

If anything, the 'decent' description is on the generous side for one or two.   We're needing some to really come onto a game this season, or It might again be hard going.  

Indeed.

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11 minutes ago, palmy_cammy said:

I didn't want seem like I was on a complete downer, but since you asked:

Leighfield is pretty gash but will do as a backup.  Mercer is at the gash end of decent.  Kidd if played in midfield is beyond gash, and Oliver is a non-scoring attacker which is gash.

Indeed.

You've missed out Brownlie,  he's surely gash end of decent also and that's maybe being kind. I'll reserve judgement on Kidd to see where/how  he plays.  I would be more worried about him at RB.  I would also put Kilday in the next category up.  As I intimated originally,  we've probably just about got the spread of abilities that our budget allows for. 

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I'm afraid I'm not getting the wave of optimism that is washing over a few.  We are still quite a few bodies short so hopefully things will improve if/when these players come in.  Looking at the breakdown of the squad just now, it appears worryingly lacking in ability.

Exceptional at this level:

Dobbie

Good at this level:

Holt

Semple

McCrorie

Decent at this level:

Leighfield

Mercer

Kilday

Brownlie

Murray

Kidd

Oliver

Unproven at this level:

Pybus

Hamilton

Irving x2

Gourlay

 

Hoping Murray proves to be good at this level, very impressed with him at tail end of last season and from what I’ve seen so far this. Seems to have bulked a little more as well. Probably agree with most, hopefully they go on to show us different.

 

100% need 2/3 good midfielders in, to be very positive although I am intrigued to see how we get on with what’s been signed so far

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It's not so much the quality I'm worried about, it's the risk of injury. Obviously any player can pick up an injury at any time but Brownlie, Oliver, Kilday, Dobbie and Paton (when he inevitably signs) have had pretty bad injuries recently. If they all play up again we could be in serious bother. Here's hoping it doesn't happen obviously.

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23 minutes ago, 19QOS19 said:

It's not so much the quality I'm worried about, it's the risk of injury. Obviously any player can pick up an injury at any time but Brownlie, Oliver, Kilday, Dobbie and Paton (when he inevitably signs) have had pretty bad injuries recently. If they all play up again we could be in serious bother. Here's hoping it doesn't happen obviously.

I wouldn't say Dobbie's had 'bad' injuries as such.  He's had a couple that have sidelined him for a month each time. Obviously he's getting no younger, and he's so vitally important that we're all scared of being without him at all.    However, I'd say a feature of this spell is how injury free he's managed to be.

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It's not so much the quality I'm worried about, it's the risk of injury. Obviously any player can pick up an injury at any time but Brownlie, Oliver, Kilday, Dobbie and Paton (when he inevitably signs) have had pretty bad injuries recently. If they all play up again we could be in serious bother. Here's hoping it doesn't happen obviously.


Brownlies was a freak one tbf, it’s not something he’s had before. Dobbie probably needs to be managed correctly, when we can pull him off if job is done then we should.

Really hope Paton isn’t signed

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I wouldn't say Dobbie's had 'bad' injuries as such.  He's had a couple that have sidelined him for a month each time. Obviously he's getting no younger, and he's so vitally important that we're all scared of being without him at all.    However, I'd say a feature of this spell is how injury free he's managed to be.
Any Dobbie injury is bad for us Could have worded it better, but I meant he was out for a spell. And at his age it's more likely to happen again unfortunately.


Brownlies was a freak one tbf, it’s not something he’s had before. Dobbie probably needs to be managed correctly, when we can pull him off if job is done then we should.

Really hope Paton isn’t signed
I can't even recall what he had just that he was out for a long time. But being out for such a long time just gives me the fear it could happen again. As I said though, it could happen to any player. Hopefully we manage to avoid them and it's a needless worry.

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