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AGM 30th November 2004
The Annual General Meeting of Queen of the South Football Club Limited was held this evening at the Nith Hotel Glencaple. A large number of shareholders were present and heard the presentation of the accounts from Chairman David Rae.

Following the formal business a 'football forum' was held with manager Iain Scott taking questions and comments from the assembled audience. An interesting and informative session ended approximately an hour after the meeting had commenced.
Man of the Match 29th November 2004
Man of the match scoring from Saturday:

First equal - Jim Thomson and Brian McLaughlin - 7.07
Third - Steve Bowey - 7.00

All other scores are on the match report link and the league table for player of the season has been updated. Thanks for voting.
AGM 28th November 2004
The Annual General Meeting of Queen of the South Football Club Limited will take place on Tuesday evening 30th November. All shareholders are invited to attend the AGM which is being held at the Nith Hotel, Glencaple and starts at 7.30pm.
Goal Action 27th November 2004
Thanks to David Gow we can bring you the goals from the draw at Love Street versus St Mirren today. Click on the link below but remember that the clip is large and will take some time to download unless you are on broadband. The best way is to right click on the link and select 'Save Target As', once downloaded you can then select 'Open' from the dialogue box that appears and the whole clip will play uninterrupted.

Two goals today - one from Lyle and the second from Bowser - GOAL ACTION
Match reaction 27th November 2004
Queens earned a good point with a 2-2 draw against St Mirren in Paisley this afternoon. Prior to the match the majority of Queens fans would gladly have settled for the draw but after leading 2-0 some would be a bit disappointed at the final scoreline.

After a goal less first half the game burst into life just after interval with three goals in six minutes but the homesters hit an equaliser fifteen minutes from time however to be fair a draw was probably just right.

And just to underline once again what an unpredictable league this is, none of the top three managed to win today.

After the match manager Iain Scott said he was leaving Love Street with "mixed feelings", said Scotty, "Coming into the game I would have accepted a point but after going two ahead I was naturally a little disappointed. After getting the two goal advantage I felt we could have done to hold out for at least ten minutes before conceding a goal and I'd like to take a closer look on video as to how their opening came about. However we're not going to go away from home and 'murder' any team in this league - it just doesn't happen.

"Once again I couldn't have asked for any more effort from the players, they all worked hard, we defended well and it was a workmanlike ninety minute shift by everyone. St Mirren are a very good side and very solid and there's no team left Paisley with any more than a single point this season. They push you high up the park and are really getting results this season. Speaking to Gus McPherson afterwards he said he thought St Mirren had had the 'lion's share' of the play but he always takes it as a compliment that teams now come to Love Street and show St Mirren respect by playing it tight".

Bill Goldie
All set for Love Street 24th November 2004
Manager Iain Scott is hoping Saturday's win against Partick Thistle will act as a confidence booster for the visit to Love Street on Saturday. Said 'Scotty', "That win should give us a lift but I know St Mirren will be very difficult to beat. It's on their home ground and they're unbeaten there this season. Gus McPherson has his players working extremely hard for each other and they're one of the best attacking sides in our league. Mixu Paatelainen is back in action again and they'll be at 'full-strength' so it's a real tough one.

"But we beat them 2-1 at Palmerston last month and they were league leaders at the time. That was a game of two halves--we were well on top in the first period and probably played our best football of the season in that opening 45 minutes. However, they came back strongly in the second half but we held out to win. If we can score an early goal, like we did that day, it would put them under pressure, then anything can happen. And don't forget, we're the only side to have beaten them in the league this season".

Nevertheless, the manager was quick to concede "We still need to score more goals, not only from our strikers but from our midfielders as well". He added, "A team is only as good as their strikers and losing 'Burky' and big Sean in the close season was a big blow for us. Players of that calibre are always difficult to replace. Good strikers are very difficult to come by, but we're still looking and still trying. Just look at Falkirk!. They brought in Andy Thomson and Darryl Duffy this season and more recently Danny McBreen. They're now knocking in the goals, they've scored 33 already in the league, and sit three points clear at the top of the table.

"But we're still hanging in there in fourth spot and we've been there for about seven weeks now. At the start of the season if anyone had offered me fourth place after 16 games I would have 'snapped their hand off'. In fact, if they'd said fourth at the end of the season I would have 'snapped their other hand off' as well. But one thing's for sure, win, lose or draw--we'll still be in fourth place again on Saturday night".

Bill Goldie
Gary Wood suspended 24th November 2004
Gary Wood will miss Saturday's game against St Mirren. Following his latest booking at Hamilton, Gary has been suspended for two matches, commencing this weekend. Emilio Jaconelli returns to the squad but Brian McLaughlin is doubtful with a groin strain and it's unlikely that Paul Burns will feature as the young midfielder has a deep gash in his leg after that horrific tackle in the Partick Thistle game. Brian Reid visited a specialist today, but he's no further forward. Brian's now wearing a leg brace and has been referred to another specialist in Leeds.

Bill Goldie
New Queen's Book 24th November 2004
A new book featuring Queens is now on sale, it chronicles the 85 years of Queens existence and is available for 15 from the publishers - Creedon Publications. Match day program editor Bruce Wright is taking orders for the publication and you can reserve yours by emailing Bruce at Solway Offset.
Briefs 22nd November 2004
Brian Reid--Brian has been to hospital for a scan on his injured knee. However, the scan was inconclusive, but the good news is that it doesn't appear to be a recurrence of the cruciate damage he suffered 13 years ago in his time with Rangers which saw him sidelined for nine months.

Paul Burns--Meanwhile, young Paul Burns' injury was not as bad as was first thought and, thankfully, nothing's broken. But there's a deep gash in his lower leg where the studs caught him and it was a sore one. He reported to Palmerston today for treatment but he's 'touch and go' at this moment to play on Saturday.

Chris Scott--Chris will be returning to Palmerston this week following a two-week trial at Dunfermline. He is now looking for another club.

Emilio Jaconelli--'Mambo' wasn't quite 'match-fit' to be in included in the squad on Saturday and with David Craig not fully 'match-fit' as well it was too much of a gamble to risk him. But he's now back in full training and may be considered for this week's match.

Paul McGinley--After a re-shuffle of the coaching staff, Paul McGinley, who joined us from Threave Rovers in the close season has been appointed coach of the Under-19 squad.

Bill Goldie
Man of the Match 22nd November 2004
Man of the match scoring from Saturday:

First - David Craig - 7.77
Second - Colin Scott - 7.60
Third - Jim Thomson - 7.59

All other scores are on the match report link and the league table for player of the season has been updated. Thanks for voting.
Goal Action 20th November 2004
Thanks to David Gow we can bring you the goal from the win against Partick Thistle today. Click on the link below but remember that the clips are large and will take some time to download unless you are on broadband. The best way is to right click on the link and select 'Save Target As', once downloaded you can then select 'Open' from the dialogue box that appears and the whole clip will play uninterrupted.

Craig opens his goalscoring account for Queens - GOAL ACTION
Match reaction 20th November 2004
Despite having their 'backs to the wall' for most of the game, Queens came storming back and a headed goal by David Craig, ten minutes from time earned them three valuable points and their first victory over Partick Thistle at Palmerston for 46 years. Said manager Iain Scott after the game, "We gave a lot of effort out there today, Thistle are a full-time side and a quality side with many quality players. And I still think they'll be up there challenging come the end of the season. It was a big result for us and got us back on track after defeat at Hamilton last week. We rode our luck at times and to be fair Partick were a bit unlucky to take nothing from the match for they had a lot of pressure. We didn't have many chances today but when we did get an opportunity David Craig took his goal well. I thought David and Jim Thomson were immense in the heart of the defence and Colin Scott again made some crucial saves the most important probably the one from Andy McLaren".

Thistle co-manager Derek Whyte said he was, "Angry, frustrated and very disappointed at the outcome" he added, "no disrespect to Queen of the South, they're a part-time side and a very good part-time side. However we totally dominated the match and should have ran out comfortable winners. Just before Queens scored we had a great chance right in front of goal but we missed it and they ran up the field, won a corner and scored totally against the run of play. It was a real sickener".

David Craig was 'over the moon, to score his first goal for Queens. Said the sponsor's man of the match, "I'm usually good for one or two goals a season but owing to injury I haven't been playing much and to be honest I didn't think I was going to make it today. I had a 'sniff of a chance' in the first half but when that late corner came across I just met it perfectly. I had my eyes closed and didn't even see it hit the back of the net, but the roar from the crowd told me it was a goal. They dominated for long spells but we got the goal and that's what the game's all about. It's a great feeling to have scored the winner in such and important game".

Paul Burns's injury was not as serious as it looked but it was still a nasty one. The young midfielder got two stud marks in his ankle - one of them very deep and he was in a lot of pain. However nothing's broken".

Bill Goldie
Sanquhar Supporters 18th November 2004
The Sanquhar Queen of the South Supporters Club will be holding a Prize Bingo Night on Saturday 27th November in aid of Youth Development. Anyone who would like to contribute prizes contact Ian Turnbull or any of the committee.
Go for goals says 'Scotty' 16th November 2004
Go for goals! That will be manager Iain Scott's message to his strikers prior to Saturday's match against Partick Thistle. Said 'Scotty', "I can't fault the effort in our past two matches but we're just not scoring goals. And if you don't score you can't win games--simple as that! We've only netted once in our last five outings and that's not good enough. This time last season we'd scored 20 in the league alone but this time around only 13. So it's easy to see where the problem lies.

"We've sat our strikers down and talked about it. David McNiven was scoring freely early on but his goals have dried up and I don't think David's found the net since we beat St Mirren at the beginning of October. We've ceased to be dangerous up front, and in training this week we've worked hard at shooting and scoring. However, we expect Brian McLaughlin to be involved this Saturday and we hope that might help.

"I feel another win is overdue and with three of our next four fixtures at Palmerston I'll be looking to pick up points but I know they'll be tough to come by. It's going to be a long, long season and I'm aware we'll have to fight for every single point, but we're still lying fourth in the table with five 'full-time' sides below us.

"We're still on the lookout for new players but we can't sign any more until the 'windows' re-open in January. We realise that one or two of our present squad are just not up to it so we'll have to move some players on to make way for new faces. But that's the nature of football.

"On Saturday we meet Partick Thistle who will be 'smarting' from a 3-0 home defeat by St Mirren last weekend, but we're 'smarting' too after the loss at Hamilton. But I still stick to what I said before the match, I don't like the artificial surface up there, but that's only my personal opinion. It's great for coaching purposes but not for playing matches on".

Added the manager "Brian Reid will again be missing for Saturday. He went into hospital today to get a scan on his injured knee so we'll know fairly soon what the problem is. There's a question mark against both David Craig and Emilio Jaconelli. David's all jarred up with that pitch on Saturday while Emilio's suffering from a calf strain. Gary Wood is receiving acupuncture to help ease his neck injury but we're hoping he'll play for we're short on defenders. Gary, actually, has now picked up five 'bookings' and, as a result of this, is due for suspension very soon. So that will cause another problem in defence".

On the subject of Chris Scott's trial period at Dunfermline 'Scotty' confessed "He's still up at East End Park and at this moment in time Dunfermline have not been back in touch with us. But we'll have to know what's happening by the weekend".

Bill Goldie
Club Shop opens early 16th November 2004
The Club Shop at Palmerston will open at 11:00am this Saturday so that you can pop in and get your early Christmas presents. Amongst the new items available are bottles of 85th Anniversary Single Highland Malt Whisky, also available from T B Watson, English Street, and a new Club tie. Look out also for Queen of the South footballs, due in very soon but probably not before Saturday.
Now Wasa's in plaster 16th November 2004
Is there a gremlin at Palmerston this season? Probably every player has been sidelined at one time or another with either injury or sickness and now the latest victim is assistant manager Warren Pearson. While playing in a five a-side match on Sunday Wasa broke his arm and is now in plaster.

Bill Goldie
Man of the Match 15th November 2004
Man of the match scoring from Saturday:

First - Jim Thomson - 7.12
Second - Colin Scott - 6.76
Third - Brian McLaughlin - 6.61

All other scores are on the match report link and the league table for player of the season has been updated. Thanks for voting.
Match Reaction 13th November 2004
So much for plastic! Three players booked, very little entertainment and a late goal conceded which led to a 1-0 defeat. Give us grass any day!

Gary Wood, Brian McColligan and Willie Gibson all fell foul of the referee and that will mean that Gary Wood is now due for suspension.

Said manager Iain Scott after the game, "It's always disappointing when you lose a late goal. I felt we'd weathered the storm towards the end of the second half after having our backs to the wall. And in the second half we looked more likely top break away and score a winner. However it wasn't to be! Last week we were fortunate to beat Airdrie United 1-0 but I thought today we were a bit unlucky not to share the points. But it's all 'swings and roundabouts' in this league so we'll now have to plan for Partick Thistle at Palmerston next week.

"However I'll be glad to get back to grass. I'm not going to blame the plastic surface but to me that wasn't football out there today, the ball was up in the air far too much and it wasn't nice to watch. It's not just 'sour grapes' for I said on Wednesday after having trained on the artificial surface on Monday that I wasn't looking forward to it. And I still feel the same".

But Hamilton manager Alan Maitland was absolutely delighted, "That's three valuable points for us", he enthused. "Our goal came very late in the game which gave Queens precious little time to hit back. That's only our second league win at home this season but it meant an awful lot to us".

Bill Goldie
New Signing 13th November 2004
Queens signed Richie Barnard on Friday evening as 'back-up' for Colin Scott. The ex-Millwall and Aldershot man is twenty three and after the hassle of last week was allowed to sign as our only other recognised 'keeper Graham Wright had been down with the flu and was unlikely to be fit enough to play at Hamilton. Said Richie, "Last week was a 'nightmare' I was all ready to sign for Queens but it was knocked back by officialdom. There were two other clubs from down south interested in me which left me in a bit of a dilemma but I wanted to play in the Scottish League with Queen of the South so I was delighted when it was all sorted out".

Bill Goldie
New Shop Item 12th November 2004
To celebrate the 85th anniversary of the formation of Queen of the South a special limited edition bottle of whiskey has been produced in conjunction with T B Watson. It is available either from the Club Shop or from T B Watson. The cost of the bottle is 25.99 and can be obtained either directly at either shop or by writing to John Paterson at Palmerston or ringing T B Watson.
Playing on Plastic 10th November 2004
Queens head for Hamilton on Saturday and it will be interesting to see how they perform on the new plastic surface. Said manager Iain Scott, "We were up at Hamilton to train on Monday night which is a league rule if a club has a new plastic pitch. But my personal opinion--I didn't like it! It is ideal for coaching purposes but not for competitive matches and I felt we pass the ball much faster and more accurately on grass. I'm all for technology but I must admit I was a bit disappointed. But a lot depends on the build of the individual. Willie Gibson loved it, Brian McLaughlin and Tommy English liked it but the other weren't too impressed and, to a man, they all felt the after-effects the next day. Hamilton, themselves, have only managed one home league win in seven games on the new park, but they're a tall physical side and I don't think it suits their type of play.

"Nevertheless, I'm still looking for a favourable result and another 'clean-sheet'. If we beat them our points tally will then be double theirs and I'd be happy at that. Saturday's match against Airdrie was a gritty display and thanks to some excellent goalkeeping by Colin Scott we ground out a victory. But we need to be much more ruthless in front of goal and be able to bury those half-chances that come our way.

"We're no further forward with our goalkeeper problem and to make matters worse young Graham Wright has now gone down with flu. I'm 'keeping my fingers crossed' that Graham will be O.K. come Saturday but I'll have to get some advice as to how we stand if he's not available.

"Brian Reid is definitely out. He's going for a scan on his knee shortly so we'll then know just how serious it is. Gary Wood is very doubtful and is wearing a neck brace at present. He shouldn't have really played against Airdrie but we were really struggling for defenders. However, it certainly didn't help him, for what he needs is rest. David Craig is struggling to be 'match-fit' although he's now back in full training while Willie Gibson has a calf strain following Monday night's training session. So it will be a late decision on these two. But a bit of better news--Stephen Payne has recovered from his bout of flu and returns to the squad".

>Meanwhile, Chris Scott has been on a week's trial with Dunfermline and the 'Pars' have obviously been impressed by the full-back as they have requested he stays on for a second week.

Bill Goldie
No panic! 10th November 2004
A fire at New Douglas Park at the weekend caused damage to underground electricity cables and rendered one of the four floodlight pylons inoperable. At one time it was feared that the kick-off on Saturday may have had to have been brought forward to ensure the game finished in daylight, however, Queens have been assured by Hamilton officials that the fault will be repaired on time and the match will go ahead at 3.00 p.m. as scheduled.

Bill Goldie
Email alerts 9th November 2004
If you would like to receive an email alert when the Queen of the South website has been updated then you can now with our new subscription service. As well as being the first to know that there has been an update you will also be included on our mailing list of fans for special offer and special event news.

We do not intend to send out emails alerting you that the regular updates have been uploaded, i.e. Team News on a Thursday, Match Reports etc on a Saturday and Man of the Match results on a Monday, but we will email you when there has been a major news story uploaded such as the signing of a new player or a Cup Draw - so you will not get masses of mail from us.

Click on the "Email alerts" link on the left hand menu and subscribe to our mailing list, you will be sent a confirmation email that you will have to respond to to activate your subscription. The only information that is compulsory is your email address, however it would be of benefit to Queens if you supplied as much information as possible on the form.
Man of the Match 8th November 2004
Man of the match scoring from Saturday:

First - Colin Scott - 8.61
Second - Jim Thomson - 7.42
Third - Steve Bowey - 6.83

All other scores are on the match report link and the league table for player of the season has been updated. Thanks for voting.
Goal Action 7th November 2004
Thanks to David Gow we can bring you the goal from the win against Airdrie United yesterday. Click on the link below but remember that the clips are large and will take some time to download unless you are on broadband. The best way is to right click on the link and select 'Save Target As', once downloaded you can then select 'Open' from the dialogue box that appears and the whole clip will play uninterrupted.

Bowser scores - GOAL ACTION
Desktop Wallpapers 7th November 2004
Thanks to Jon Langley a Queens supporter living in Sileby, Leicestershire we have a new Windows Wallpaper that you can download. There are two sizes, one for a 800 x 600 and one for a 1024 x 768 screen resolution. The best way to download them is to right click the appropriate picture below and select 'Save Target As' before downloading to your 'My Pictures' folder. Once downloaded you can select the file by right clicking on your desktop, selecting 'Properties' and setting it through the 'Background' tab.
Match Reaction 6th November 2004
A fighting performance by Queens at Palmerston this afternoon saw them beat Airdrie 1-0: collect three valuable points and stop a goal drought that had lasted for three games.

Manager Iain Scott was delighted and relieved to hear the final whistle and after the match Scotty said, "That was a very important result for us and it keeps us up there in the middle of the table. In recent weeks we've been lacking a bit of effort but today it was a good team performance with every player fighting and playing for each other. If we had lost this afternoon we would have been dragged down but because we won we're looking up.

"Airdrie had some decent chances out there and perhaps shaded the game and to honest they deserved a share of the points. They should have scored in the first minute but our 'keeper saved well and Colin went on to make another two or three quality stops. But he's been doing that for us all season. However we had some good chances ourselves and could well have scored another but it was headed off the line. But I'll settle for 1-0 and three good points".

Colin Scott was as modest as ever. Said our sponsors Man of the Match, "Sure, I made some good saves today but that's what I'm there for. The one in the opening minute was perhaps the most important for if we had gone a goal down so early it would have been a disaster. But it's a team game and all the lads battled well for each other. We've a great team spirit at Palmerston and that showed today".

Airdrie manager Sandy Stewart saw the game a bit differently. Groaned the disappointed Sandy, "It's frightening! we totally dominated the first half and should have gone in at the interval three or four goals up. We've been playing well lately but we've got to match the result with the performance. We created a lot of chances but didn't take any of them and that save after only ten seconds summed up our day.

"We can't do much more but we've got to stick the ball in the back of the net if we are to win games. The goal that Queens scored was a bad one - it's never good to concede a goal like that at a corner kick".

Bill Goldie
Get well soon 5th November 2004
All at Palmerston send their best wishes to Joe McAlpine who, along with Raith Rovers team-mate Darren Brady, was seriously injured in a road accident at the weekend when a lorry flipped over and collided with the car they were in. It's believed that the ex-Queens' favourite suffered a fractured skull, a broken collar bone and cracked ribs. He is recovering in hospital in Glasgow, so 'Get well soon Joe'.

Bill Goldie
No change of date 5th November 2004
Queens contacted Clyde last week suggesting they change the date of their match at Palmerston on Sunday, 26th December (Boxing Day). However, Clyde have rejected any such change so the game will go ahead as scheduled.

Bill Goldie
Christmas shopping 5th November 2004
Remember that with Christmas just around the corner the official club merchandise can provide the perfect gift for all Queens fans. As well as the Club Shop at Palmerston on match days, you can also purchase through the admin office at Palmerston during normal working hours and from the Tourist Information Office on the Whitesands, Occasions Florist in Great King Street, the Sport and Trophy Centre in Lockerbie and Drew Low's Newsagents in Castle Douglas.

Don't forget that we can now take credit card and debit card payments at the Club Shop and over the telephone.
Weekly draw expands 5th November 2004
We now have two new agents for the Queen of the South Weekly Prize Draw. Memories Flower Shop in Drumlanrig Street Thornhill and the Eastriggs Social Club.
Keeper crisis 4th November 2004
Queens could well be hit by a goalkeeper crisis come Saturday. With Craig Samson being recalled by Kilmarnock earlier this week, Colin Scott is now the only recognised keeper at Palmerston. Colin is carrying a minor injury and with flu still in the camp, there's a double chance he could miss the crucial match against Airdrie, so it's an anxious time for the manager. This week he moved quickly to arrange a replacement for Samson but was tied up by 'red tape'. Said a frustrated 'Scotty', "Should Colin Scott be unavailable we've no one except our young Under-19 keeper, Graham Wright. We've had an English keeper from Aldershot training with us for a few weeks and we agreed terms with him and were about to sign him on Wednesday. But we've been told that we can't because he was previously playing in the English League and we've already used our two 'wild cards'. Apparently we can only sign someone from the Scottish League who was a non-contract player prior to the last 'windows' closing at the end of August. I always thought there was a special dispensation for a keeper but we've been informed that would only apply if Colin was unable to play. It's all so complicated and I'll now have to look for 'short-term' cover until the new 'windows' open again. Sometimes rules are crazy! Here we are offering a player a job and he can't take it. It's actually denying someone the right to earn a living. In any other walk of life it would be challenged legally, but since it's football we can do little about it".

Meanwhile, back on the playing front, Eric Paton and Brian McLaughlin look certain to return for Saturday's match but Stephen Payne and Brian Reid are both out. Payne has flu while the big defender is nursing a knee injury received at Broadwood last week. Three others are listed as 'doubtful'. Willie Gibson has tonsillitis, David McNiven is recovering from flu and although David Craig is back in training he's struggling to be match fit.

Bill Goldie
Airdrie Viewpoint 4th November 2004
Speaking to the 'Website' today, Airdrie manager Sandy Stewart said he was looking forward to the trip to Dumfries on Saturday. He added "We know it's going to be a tough one for we've already played Queens twice this season and, unfortunately for us, we've lost them both. In the opening fixture of the season you beat us 2-0 in the Challenge Cup and a few weeks later defeated us 1-0 in the league. However, both games could have gone either way. They were evenly contested and there was little to choose between the two sides but Queens took their chances and that was the difference.

"We were promoted last season as Division Two champions and when we met Queens in that first match the gap between the two divisions was definitely apparent, even at that early stage in the season. There's a lot of good teams in the First Division and whether you're playing a side from the top or one from the bottom of the table they're no easy games.

"We've found it difficult to keep a 'clean sheet' since we were promoted and that's something we managed quite often in Division Two. If you make a mistake in this league you're really penalised for the pace of the game is that bit quicker. Queens are a good side who play to their strengths and for a 'part-time' club they've done exceptionally well since moving up two years ago. Palmerston is a nice park but it's never easy to win there. You have a good home support and fans you should be proud of.

"I think it was two years since I was last there to watch a Challenge Cup tie, but before that it was as a player with Partick Thistle when both clubs were in the Second Division. We won 3-1 that day and I'd be delighted with a repeat of that scoreline on Saturday".

Bill Goldie
Draw at Darlington 2nd November 2004
A Queen's eleven drew 2-2 at Darlington this afternoon in a friendly match. Scorers for Queens were Ross Beattie and Craig Rudd. Eric Paton played and came through the game unscathed and should be available for Saturday.

Bill Goldie
Samson back to Killie 2nd November 2004
Owing to injury problems at Rugby Park, goalkeeper Craig Samson has been recalled. Queens hope to have a new 'keeper signed by Saturday as cover for Colin Scott.

Bill Goldie
AGM 2nd November 2004
The Annual General Meeting of Queen of the South Football Club Limited will be held in the Nith Hotel, Glencaple on Tuesday 30th November. All shareholders are invited to attend.
Man of the Match 1st November 2004
Man of the match scoring from Saturday:

First equal - Jim Thomson and Gary Wood
Third - Colin Scott

All other scores are on the match report link and the league table for player of the season has been updated. Thanks for voting.
Match Reaction 30th October 2004
Queens slumped to their third defeat in a row at Broadwood this afternoon and now go three games without finding the net. It was another disappointing result and we rarely threatened a well organised Clyde side. Said manager Iain Scott after the match, "I felt it wasn't too bad a performance for an away game as Clyde are joint top and always hard to beat at Broadwood. But we made far too many mistakes and we're being sorely punished for them. We huffed and we puffed but again we couldn't score a goal. It was a bad defensive error which gifted them the early opener but we should have equalised when David McNiven was clean through but failed to score. David's usually a lethal finisher from that range and if that chance had gone in it could have been so different. The penalty decision was debatable but once Ian Harty scored from the spot it left us with a 'mountain to climb'".

Brian Reid had to leave the field midway through the second half with a thigh injury but we're glad to report it doesn't look serious.

Before the match Derek Lyle admitted he was pleased to be back at Palmerston, said the Tan man, "Obviously I was disappointed it didn't work out for me at Dunfermline but during my six months at East End Park I probably learned more there than I did in the previous five years as I was training with experienced players like Barry Nicholson and Craig Brewster. However I was delighted when Queen of the South approached me. St Johnstone and St Mirren were also interested but I know most of the lads, the Chairman and the management team at Palmerston and I enjoyed my previous spell there. So really Queens were the only club for me".

Bill Goldie
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