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Going to be a very difficult season very Inpressed with both Dunfermline and Dundee last night ..
You can see that both clubs budget is on a different level to us you get what you pay for.
The crowd over 5000 we can only dream of crowds like that I suppose that is why we struggle to sign decent players 
 

Dundee were awful first half but did well 2nd half with a change of personnel and system. Dunfermline started really well but faded significantly 2nd half. Both had impressive spells but also some weaknesses on show.
A crowd of 5000 plus for a Friday evening game which was live on BBC is very impressive

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30 minutes ago, Distant Doonhamer said:



A crowd of 5000 plus for a Friday evening game which was live on BBC is very impressive

This is why the League's need to be reconstructed .

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41 minutes ago, weeredbook said:

This is why the League's need to be reconstructed .

Why would two bigger clubs playing in a televised match in front of 5000 spectators mean the Leagues should be reconstructed?  What format do you propose?

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27 minutes ago, Fae_the_'briggs said:

Why would two bigger clubs playing in a televised match in front of 5000 spectators mean the Leagues should be reconstructed?  What format do you propose?

TAF .

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A point away is not bad but we have no cutting edge without Dobbie .

Really need to get new signing in as AJ says the squad is not complete hopefully we can add to the squad before the Dunfermline game !!!

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6 hours ago, Northfield 53 said:

A point away is not bad but we have no cutting edge without Dobbie .

Really need to get new signing in as AJ says the squad is not complete hopefully we can add to the squad before the Dunfermline game !!!

A point away from home at sunny Arbroath (don't think many away fans will be saying that this season) today wasn't too bad and a clean sheet also was encouraging.  It was a young Queens team today with an average age of only 23 with M Paton the eldest player at 30.  Positives were Pybus, Murray, McCrorie & Semple getting another 90 mins. I agree without Dobbie there is no cutting edge upfront and he would most definitely have been the difference between the sides today if he was playing.  AJ also agknowledges that too in one of his after match interviews, where he  says we need to be more clinical in front of goal and players are still needed to strengthen the squad/team. Hopefully we sign 1 or 2 before the Dunfermline game next Saturday. 

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A point away from home at sunny Arbroath (don't think many away fans will be saying that this season) today wasn't too bad and a clean sheet also was encouraging.  It was a young Queens team today with an average age of only 23 with M Paton the eldest player at 30.  Positives were Pybus, Murray, McCrorie & Semple getting another 90 mins. I agree without Dobbie there is no cutting edge upfront and he would most definitely have been the difference between the sides today if he was playing.  AJ also agknowledges that too in one of his after match interviews, where he  says we need to be more clinical in front of goal and players are still needed to strengthen the squad/team. Hopefully we sign 1 or 2 before the Dunfermline game next Saturday. 
Yesterday was one of the 'easiest' away trips in the league. Can you name me a ground where we'll be any more confident about picking up 3 points? You'll forgive me for not getting excited about us only taking a point.

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Yesterday was one of the 'easiest' away trips in the league. Can you name me a ground where we'll be any more confident about picking up 3 points? You'll forgive me for not getting excited about us only taking a point.


Personally think over the season teams will come away with worse results than 0-0 up there. Giving current nick of our squad and missing the messiah, it’s not the end of the world. Getting beat would’ve been, but I’ll take a point. Only thing is, it’s only a decent point if we back it up with a win next week IMO.

Who were the plus points? Going by twitter sounded like Murray and Pybus. Hoping for a couple of additions. Going by BBCs Kenny Crawfords video Liam Brown that’s been on trial all summer is still here. Seems a strange one that’ll be about 6 weeks he’s been on trial.

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19 minutes ago, 19QOS19 said:
12 hours ago, SUPERSOUTH said:
A point away from home at sunny Arbroath (don't think many away fans will be saying that this season) today wasn't too bad and a clean sheet also was encouraging.  It was a young Queens team today with an average age of only 23 with M Paton the eldest player at 30.  Positives were Pybus, Murray, McCrorie & Semple getting another 90 mins. I agree without Dobbie there is no cutting edge upfront and he would most definitely have been the difference between the sides today if he was playing.  AJ also agknowledges that too in one of his after match interviews, where he  says we need to be more clinical in front of goal and players are still needed to strengthen the squad/team. Hopefully we sign 1 or 2 before the Dunfermline game next Saturday. 

Yesterday was one of the 'easiest' away trips in the league. Can you name me a ground where we'll be any more confident about picking up 3 points? You'll forgive me for not getting excited about us only taking a point.

Wasn't talking about the opposition it was the Sunny weather a was meaning! 

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Personally think over the season teams will come away with worse results than 0-0 up there. Giving current nick of our squad and missing the messiah, it’s not the end of the world. Getting beat would’ve been, but I’ll take a point. Only thing is, it’s only a decent point if we back it up with a win next week IMO.

Who were the plus points? Going by twitter sounded like Murray and Pybus. Hoping for a couple of additions. Going by BBCs Kenny Crawfords video Liam Brown that’s been on trial all summer is still here. Seems a strange one that’ll be about 6 weeks he’s been on trial.
Murray was my MotM again but frustratingly should have scored twice. McCrorie would have been second for me. He never had any big saves to make but he commanded his box as well as any QoS 'keeper has for years. Incredible given the nonsense some people were saying about him last week. Pybus seems to be gaining confidence and looks like he knows what to do in CM, he just needs some support.

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Going to be a very difficult season very Inpressed with both Dunfermline and Dundee last night ..
You can see that both clubs budget is on a different level to us you get what you pay for.
The crowd over 5000 we can only dream of crowds like that I suppose that is why we struggle to sign decent players 
 
We have actually cut our budget significantly and reckon they're won't be many boys on north of £500 a week, the nucleus of the squad is there from last season but a lot of young, hungry players came in over the summer.

Crawford seems to be playing a high intensity pressing game which works in the first half of games but we run out of steam in the second hence why we faded away against Dundee.

Looking forward to my first trip down to Dumfries next weekend and what should be a good game, will dobbie be fit?

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Murray was my MotM again but frustratingly should have scored twice. McCrorie would have been second for me. He never had any big saves to make but he commanded his box as well as any QoS 'keeper has for years. Incredible given the nonsense some people were saying about him last week. Pybus seems to be gaining confidence and looks like he knows what to do in CM, he just needs some support.



Exactly what I’d been thinking with Pybus previously, if we get someone in beside him he could be a right good player as like you say he gains confidence and fitness.

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We have actually cut our budget significantly and reckon they're won't be many boys on north of £500 a week, the nucleus of the squad is there from last season but a lot of young, hungry players came in over the summer.

Crawford seems to be playing a high intensity pressing game which works in the first half of games but we run out of steam in the second hence why we faded away against Dundee.

Looking forward to my first trip down to Dumfries next weekend and what should be a good game, will dobbie be fit?
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8 minutes ago, VinnyPar said:

We have actually cut our budget significantly and reckon they're won't be many boys on north of £500 a week, the nucleus of the squad is there from last season but a lot of young, hungry players came in over the summer.

Crawford seems to be playing a high intensity pressing game which works in the first half of games but we run out of steam in the second hence why we faded away against Dundee.

Looking forward to my first trip down to Dumfries next weekend and what should be a good game, will dobbie be fit?

Dobbie unlikely to be back for another 3 weeks minimum. 

 

 

 

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The only frustrating thing is not scoring when we do manage a clean sheet.

McCrorrie commanded his 6 yard box and that helped with keeping a clean sheet. I thought he was excellent yesterday along with Pybus.

I will reserve judgement on drawing yesterday until a few other sides have played away to Arbroath. Similar to the opinion of last season that everyone would stuff Alloa at their place.

For a very very new side it is 1 defeat in 5 competitive games. ( happy clappers )

but I am sure the next comment will be it’s 1 win in 5 games !!! ( doom gloomers )

 

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The only frustrating thing is not scoring when we do manage a clean sheet.
McCrorrie commanded his 6 yard box and that helped with keeping a clean sheet. I thought he was excellent yesterday along with Pybus.
I will reserve judgement on drawing yesterday until a few other sides have played away to Arbroath. Similar to the opinion of last season that everyone would stuff Alloa at their place.
For a very very new side it is 1 defeat in 5 competitive games. ( happy clappers )
but I am sure the next comment will be it’s 1 win in 5 games !!! ( doom gloomers )
 
Or for us Doom Gloomers - that one win coming against a PT side and failing to beat the other 2 PT sides ;)

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1 minute ago, 19QOS19 said:

Or for us Doom Gloomers - that one win coming against a PT side and failing to beat the other 2 PT sides ;)

 

For all intents and purposes Queens are a full time club in name only.

The number of staff, the squad size, the playing budget,  all equates to part time.

With 13 senior players going into the first league game it is clear that there is no money, or at best a little bit left. Even compared to part time teams in the league.

With that in mind I think 1 defeat in the first 5 games against full time or part time clubs is an okay start. Neither gloomer or clapper.

I think if you had been hoping for a lose to Motherwell and then to beat Annan, Dumbarton, Morton and Arbroath with a squad of 13 players it would have been unrealistic as this part of the season.

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, SueSue said:

 

For all intents and purposes Queens are a full time club in name only.

The number of staff, the squad size, the playing budget,  all equates to part time.

With 13 senior players going into the first league game it is clear that there is no money, or at best a little bit left. Even compared to part time teams in the league.

With that in mind I think 1 defeat in the first 5 games against full time or part time clubs is an okay start. Neither gloomer or clapper.

I think if you had been hoping for a lose to Motherwell and then to beat Annan, Dumbarton, Morton and Arbroath with a squad of 13 players it would have been unrealistic as this part of the season.

 

 

 

as i have been saying for years . time for mr hewitson to open his wallet . use some money from the flats built on qos land . or the £300 k spent on the changing rooms . 13 players is not enough for any club . i dont want to see palmerston used for housing which i believe is the end game

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1 hour ago, SueSue said:

I think if you had been hoping for a lose to Motherwell and then to beat Annan, Dumbarton, Morton and Arbroath with a squad of 13 players it would have been unrealistic as this part of the season.

I wasn't actually hoping to lose to Motherwell myself, although doing so was acceptable.

The others have also been acceptable, apart from Annan, which was of course anything but.

 

On balance, this has been a poorish start.

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