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2 minutes ago, Kunter said:

 

Don't think location is a issue as it's not like they have to train down here.

I didn't really mean where they train (although your point is a good one). I was more thinking of the fact that even our home games involve traveling for the central belt players.

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On 19/05/2022 at 16:02, oneteaminglasgow said:

I’m not sure - I mean, the above is correct, but I would imagine that, particularly in League One, Queens can offer him a start every week which we maybe won’t be offering him and which he’s never really had in his career yet. That could be very appealing.

That said, we’ll offer him more money, a higher league and, as he’s from Clydebank, a far easier commute so it depends what he’s after really. 

Don’t forget though he had been with Partick Thistle since he was about 12(I think about that age) made his way up through the youth academy to the first team and did well enough there to get a move to Norwich.  He may think a move back to Partick Thistle under McCall may help rejuvenate his career.  We could probably offer him a couple of years contract if he wanted and would probably be able to offer more money than he would get at Palmerston 

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3 youth players signed up for next season: Lewis Gibson (forward), Jay Burns (fullback) and Ben Johnstone (midfield). Gibson and Burns both played well for Scotland in the Centenary Shield.

There are now 6 youth products at the club with Cowie, Muir and McMahon signed for this year as well. Hopefully they'll get their chances and take them.

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44 minutes ago, Passionate said:

How was Darragh IOConnor  last season,  was he the ball playing centre half on loan from Motherwell..

That's him. He wasn't great the first few games but ended up with pretty solid displays.

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They've finally used the Tanner Fund!
http://www.qosfc.com/news-5769

Heard about this last week. Pretty surprised tbh. Gibson was a no-brainer for the obvious reason combined with the fact he's easily one of the best youths we have. Johnston hasn't looked up to much any time I've seen him but he did have one really good game with a couple of goals into the bargain. He looks like a box to box type CM. I can't recall the other boy but if he's been selected for Scotland he's obviously a promising player. Really surprised the boy Nathan wasn't picked up for a contract. Alongside Gibson he's been the standout player any time I've watched them. Oram is another that keeps it simple in the middle and goes in for every challenge. If you said to me we'd sign 3 youth players I'd definitely have said it would be those two and Gibson.

Anyway, great to see some young blood coming through and hopefully the boys hit the ground running.
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Anyone else feel a bit short changed with playoff match not being on bbc scotland tonight. We have watched championship matches all season but miss the finale. Surely bbc scotland should have been able to screen play off final through their agreement to show championship games the same as sky's arrangement to show premiership matches

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Anyone else feel a bit short changed with playoff match not being on bbc scotland tonight. We have watched championship matches all season but miss the finale. Surely bbc scotland should have been able to screen play off final through their agreement to show championship games the same as sky's arrangement to show premiership matches

Yeah think that's poor tbh. My guess is Sky have the rights to the Premiership games which they regards this as.
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Is it just me that’s a bit disappointed the tanner fund is being used to get three youngsters to train with us full time? In my opinion that’s something that the club should be paying for anyway in order to promote local players. I thought the purpose of the fund was to help us add to something which wouldn’t be possible under normal circumstances (meaning offering better wages for first team players). Don’t know if I’m being overly critical but I’ve always thought this since this idea was originally suggested.

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1 hour ago, QoS99 said:

Is it just me that’s a bit disappointed the tanner fund is being used to get three youngsters to train with us full time? In my opinion that’s something that the club should be paying for anyway in order to promote local players. I thought the purpose of the fund was to help us add to something which wouldn’t be possible under normal circumstances (meaning offering better wages for first team players). Don’t know if I’m being overly critical but I’ve always thought this since this idea was originally suggested.

The counter to that is that if the club use the fund for young players it presumably frees up other cash for the purposes you suggest. Ultimately all from the same pot unless I’m missing something. 
I think the positive PR of using the tanner fund to promote  youth development is sound too IMHO. 

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The counter to that is that if the club use the fund for young players it presumably frees up other cash for the purposes you suggest. Ultimately all from the same pot unless I’m missing something. 
I think the positive PR of using the tanner fund to promote  youth development is sound too IMHO. 

While initially I was disappointed that it was going to be used for this, this is way I see it and if there going to be future players like Gibson is near certain of then it’ll be all worthwhile. As TF have said there is still money outwith to maybe help boost a players wage and get one over the line. I’ll be joining back up this week after leaving through the clubs lack of interest, anything to help the new gaffer
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Hey folks unlucky on the relegation was hoping you could find a way to stay up and was really pleased WG got the job he is a player I have always liked and can’t fault his passion for the game. 
 

Happy to get a chance to travel back to Dumfries though always loved a trip down the road but it’s not a ground we come out of very often with a great result. 
 

As for next season I fear we will lose a chunk of our squad and possibly even our manager but good luck and I promise not all Airdrie fans are bad. 
 

I seen an attempt at a wind up about Roy earlier in the thread but I was very much impressed with Soares-Junior that day hope you don’t mind me asking did he kick on and is he staying around or is he gone? 
 

 

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Hey folks unlucky on the relegation was hoping you could find a way to stay up and was really pleased WG got the job he is a player I have always liked and can’t fault his passion for the game. 
 
Happy to get a chance to travel back to Dumfries though always loved a trip down the road but it’s not a ground we come out of very often with a great result. 
 
As for next season I fear we will lose a chunk of our squad and possibly even our manager but good luck and I promise not all Airdrie fans are bad. 
 
I seen an attempt at a wind up about Roy earlier in the thread but I was very much impressed with Soares-Junior that day hope you don’t mind me asking did he kick on and is he staying around or is he gone? 
 
 

Gone, not up to it in all honesty. Some nice flashes but in the main he didn’t know what he was doing either did opponents.
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11 hours ago, 19QOS19 said:


Yeah think that's poor tbh. My guess is Sky have the rights to the Premiership games which they regards this as.

Sky had the rights to all the Premiership play-off games after taking them over from BT Sport but they only showed the final, iirc. They sold the rights to the quarter and semi finals back to the SPFL who then sold them to the BBC for 5 years from 20/21, I think. Sky retained the rights to the final.

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16 minutes ago, diamond_for_life said:

Happy to get a chance to travel back to Dumfries though always loved a trip down the road but it’s not a ground we come out of very often with a great result. 

... I was very much impressed with Soares-Junior that day hope you don’t mind me asking did he kick on and is he staying around or is he gone? 

Unfortunately, I had the "pleasure" of witnessing a Derek Whiteford inspired 1-7 mauling by Airdrie at Palmerston in prehistoric (Jurassic I think) times ... plus our home record in recent times has been nothing short of appalling (Flash can give you the details here) so don't despair!

Soares-Junior has indeed left the building. The guy tried hard, ran around a lot but didn't really know where the goals were, which is a bit of a handicap for an aspiring striker.

Could be a close league next season and expect Airdrie/Queens to be at a similar level. Cheers.

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