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    For a couple of missed chances here and there just look at all the good Gavin Reilly brings to the team. He's got strength, pace, his work rate is simply outstanding and he scores goals.

    If the rumors are true and this Motherwell striker is to be brought in then my fear is it will be at the expense of Reilly which would be a gutting. Someone is going to have to be sacrificed that is for sure.


    Paton has quality but he does well for a hour then you have to double check to make sure he's still on the park, he just seems to tail off.

    Burns was outstanding today. MOM imo

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    Not trying to be too critical about Reilly. I really just want him to turn out as the player we all hope he can become.

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    Queens v Alloa

    Thanks today to St Cuthbert Wanderers FC and Greystone Rovers FC youth players and their coaches for providing us with the half-time entertainment at this game, and to the supporters at the match for giving them such enthusiastic support

    Below link to the QUEENS TRUST article and photo's,,, - view external link

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    Very well summed up dreamer . Why dont you post more often ? Agree that Zander could have a good career in game . If he goes back to Saints, still not getting a game then I could see him demanding a move . Yes, he is still young but once these guys get a taste of regular game time , they don't want to go back to reserve football. Simmons still remains the most reviled ( as a footballer) individual I have seen . All the urgency of a slug . His uncaring , swanning about attitude when we were in a relegation dog fight will live with me for an age but I wish it wouldn't.

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    Was it credit to the manager for selecting an attacking line up today or was he told to select one? I suspect it was the latter.

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    An entertaining game and a good performance fom us.

    There is no doubt hat the formation enabled us to convert chances because most of the time we had Lyle and Reilly in the opposition penalty box as opposed to a lone striker and midfield runners.

    Burns and McKenna make our central midfield strong and burns in particular had a great game. Paton is a class act and is better in a wider position IMHO.

    I agree that Durnan and Higgins is our best pairing but Dowie is a very good player and in many ways is very unlucky not to be first choice. He would walk into most teams in this league. Holt is the obvious pick at left back barring a calamitous loss of form.

    I still don't think Russell is being deployed in his best position but that now seems unlikely to change. Danny has really struggled this season - would like to see him play a big part in h run in but to do that he needs to be on the right and he needs to start finding an end product.

    If we can go on a run (something we haven't come

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGGEORGE
    Was it credit to the manager for selecting an attacking line up today or was he told to select one? I suspect it was the latter.
    I strongly doubt that would be the case.
    Credit to the manager and the players today.

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    Ryan McGuffie must of picked one of the quickest bookings at Palmeesrton I can remember yesterday . 66 seconds according to the bbc report

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    [quote="BIGGEORGE". ?

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    Yes as other posters have already said credit to the manager for putting out an attacking line up. That is the only way to play against Alloa.Because if they had of scored first we all know what would have happened, they'd have got every man behind the ball.
    Thought Queens were poor the first 20mins but when they got the first goal it seemed to settle them.Alloa have some pacy players but in the main the defence coped well.Both keepers had some good saves as well. Nice to see Mc Guffie back, that was some run he had down the wing.With a couple of decent signings hopefully we can climb the table.

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    Just a little whisper - maybe !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deek5trans
    Think Paul Hartley beat himself today with his first half tactics. I think if alloa cane to attack this game the game would have been closer.
    Not at all. They played with one up front and sat off us allowing us to play hitting on the break. When they came at us second half it became obvious they were a better team than how they were employed first half.
    Hartley said himself on the radio during the week he has two systems. One for home and one for away.
    Still I am very happy with the result and glad Hartley did what he did first half.


    Don't you mean the opposite? If Alloa came to defend the game would have been closer?

    Most attacking Alloa have been against us in a long time. They had a lot of chances today but we were clinical.[/quote]

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    Thought the team played well on Saturday, although on another day it could easily have been different.

    We were also brilliant in the first half against Livi at Palmerston and should have put that game to bed.

    I have a couple of major issues which I would like Mr. McIntyre to consider though, and that is with regard to substitutes.

    Why, when we have 3 recognised midfielders: McShane Dwzerski and to a lesser extent Slattery on the bench, do we persist in playing McKenna on a booking? We were lucky to come away with a point from the Livi game, because both McKenna and Russel were on a booking and very likely to be sent off. Both players should have been subbed that day.

    On Saturday, we had Burns and McKenna booked again, and McKenna could easily have been sent off for his late challenge on the Alloa number seven, who caused us all sorts of problems with his pace. What did Mr. McIntyre do? he decided to substitute the very influential Russel, who was playing wide and building play

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    Agree about McKenna to a point but can see why he left him on as when we subbed him the previous week at Hamilton we lost midfield.

    When Russell was subbed i would have put Danny on the wing like he did, moved Russell up front and took Lyle off.

    Lyle had badly faded out the game by then and Russell had been pretty quite on the wing although still had bags of energy left.

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    Lose they moan

    & win they moan .


    Gee's a break

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    Can't believe this. The team played as well on Saturday as we have all season and some are still not happy. Yes McKenna was booked and could have been sent off, but the fact is he wasn't and went on to have a fine game. If he was taken off and we lost then the manager would have been hammered. Wonder if the same message would be posted if Johnston was still manager! In terms of lyle, he took a knock and was limping for 5 minutes before he was taken off and Russell had his quietest game of the season IMO and deserved to get taken off. I can't think of him taking on the full back at any point during the game. For once this season I thought the manager got everything spot on and we won a hard fixture reasonably comfortably, with alloa having at most, three good chances during the 90 minutes, and bain probably being there mom, so why can't we just enjoy the moment without criticism.

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    Russell did take on the back, - Took the ball to the by-line and crossed for Lyle to score the third goal !! Very similar Thompsons goal against us in the cup tie with St Mirren

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    But surely as a wide man he should have been taking him on at every opportunity and that didn't happen on Saturday, therefore the manager changed it. Credit where it's due, he manager got it right on all counts on Saturday and the result and performance proved that. For the first time in weeks I have no complaints.

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    Re: McKenna's Discilpline. The style of his play means that McKenna will always be courting with picking up bookings, but every team needs that type of player to hassle opponents and win the ball in midfield. Try and take that out of his game and you might as well not play him. To be honest I'm not sure why he was booked early on as I can't remember him making a bad tackle at that time. I would hope that the Referee realised he had been too hasty in booking him and gave him a bit of leeway with later tackles. As for the notion that he should have been substituted in case he did get another caution, is the Manager supposed to substitute every player who is booked just as a precaution? You could end up using all your subs to replace them and not have any left in case of injuries. Sometimes you have to take a chance and hope that the player can keep his discipline in check. As for the bookings in the match, apart from McGuffie's, which was well deserved, I thought the Referee was a bit

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    Think it was the fact we had both central midfielders who were on yellows which was cause for concern not the fact it was just McKenna.

    JM would have been entirely justified pulling one of them off.

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