Mon the `Doonhamers`.

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    Top of the league...the rest of you can get tae **** <cool>


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    Mon FFS <grr>
     
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    red neck getting beat of that lot.
     
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    <pumped> lolzy
     
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    0-3 :(

    Well that's us pumped out the cup, the only consolation was it's no disgrace to lose to Scotlands most successful club side.
     
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    Well said.
     
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    St Mirren away tonight 4th round :)
     
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  10. The Chaser going for #55

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    ne pics of the bint m8?
     
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    There were definite highs and lows to James Fowler's time in charge at Queen of the South which came somewhat unceremoniously to an end on Monday night.

    It was, in classic football parlance, a bit of a game of two halves.

    His first season, thrown in at the deep end after Jim McIntyre's departure for Ross County, brought some fine displays and a play-off place.

    But that tricky second season syndrome saw his team stutter and their form plummet after a cracking start to the campaign.

    Promising beginnings
    Last term, it looked like the club had made the smoothest transition possible.

    Inheriting a strong squad, Fowler gradually put his own mark on the side and turned in a series of memorable displays.

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    Queen of the South lost out in the play-offs in Fowler's first season
    A couple of tremendous wins over Rangers at Palmerston were the icing on the cake in a season which ultimately saw them lose out narrowly in a play-off to the Ibrox side.

    They gained plaudits for the passing style and adventurous approach which made Dumfries a tough place to visit for anyone.

    It looked like the club had once again worked its magic and picked up a quality manager who had originally been signed in a player-coach role.

    The way he adjusted so quickly to his new role was impressive.

    Loss of key personnel
    But the summer brought some harsh realities home at the Doonhamers.

    The team which qualified for the play-offs was slowly picked apart as a string of key young players departed for pastures new.

    Goalkeeper Zander Clark went back to parent club St Johnstone, Hearts snapped up Gavin Reilly, Ross County took Ian McShane, Kevin Holt left for Dundee, Hibs signed Danny Carmichael and Mark Durnan was Dundee United-bound.

    The spine of the side had been systematically removed and any manager would have struggled to cope.

    Initially, they appeared to suffer few ill effects with three wins out of three in their opening Championship fixtures.

    But the points dried up and so did the goals and hopes of another play-off season began to fade.

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    Ian McShane was one of a number of players to leave the club
    It speaks volumes about the progress that the club has made that failure to secure a top four finish could be seen as unsatisfactory.

    A number of players signed in the summer struggled with injuries while others found their form was intermittent at best.

    There were the odd flashes of good performances, but they were far fewer than they had been in recent campaigns.

    Learning curve
    How much you blame the manager for that depends on your point of view.

    Some will think that anyone would have found it tough to lose so many players in the transfer window and he deserved another season.

    Others will argue that the replacements he brought in were not up to the job and he should carry the can.

    Whatever your viewpoint, he deserves recognition for taking up his position much earlier in his career than he can ever have imagined at Palmerston Park and delivering some memorable moments - particularly in that first campaign.

    He never made any secret of the fact that he was still learning the job in Dumfries and was entitled to make a few mistakes.

    That managerial education will now have to continue elsewhere, while the Doonhamers begin the search for someone to keep the club knocking on the door of Scottish football's top division.
     
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    Great piece, Gas.

    Went really well with a few digestives.
     
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    Tomorrow night Stranraer v Ayr play off.

    Mon Ayr beat them scummy bastards.
     
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    ****ing get in ya bastards <somersault>
     
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    Queen of the South have chosen Gavin Skelton as their new manager.

    The 35-year-old ended the season as caretaker boss, stepping up from his assistant coach role following the sacking of James Fowler.

    The Dumfries side finished seventh in the Championship, 20 points off the play-off places.

    "As a club we will strive to compete for a place in the play-offs in a very strong league," said the former Gretna and Kilmarnock midfielder.

    "The club have re-signed a number of players in the last few weeks and I will be looking to add a few new faces to the squad.

    "Having been at the club last year I know there is a good mix of experienced players alongside some exciting young players who I expect to play a big part this season.

    "I will be working extremely hard to ensure I produce a committed, passionate and talented team that all Queen of the South supporters will enjoy watching and most importantly be proud to support."

    Skelton has managerial experience with Workington, steering the club to a second place finish in the Northern Premier League in his one season in charge, having been a player-coach there in the previous campaign.

    He moved to Palmerston Park last summer to assist Fowler and oversaw the final two matches of the season.

    Queen of the South also announced that Jim Thomson is taking on a new position as football development manager.
     
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    Queen of the South Fixtures


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    **** off, Gas <laugh>
     
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