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Thread: Arabs vs. Doonhamers

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    Arabs vs. Doonhamers

    Craig Thomson will be the referee at Tannadice on Saturday...

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    I'm not expecting any points from this game.......but after Tuesday night, I don't think you can expect anything in this league!

    I hope that young David Norman Jr has another good game. I've been extremely impressed with him and his work rate is exceptional. On Tuesday (especially) he was defending and clearing his lines one minute and then setting up and completing an attack the next.

    There are elements of Ian McShane in him, particularly with his decisive passes and fine first touch balls, - but I think he is a much harder worker. Queens have missed someone in the engine room for quite a few seasons and if he continues to impress, - I'd be offering him an extension sooner rather than later, - before other clubs see his potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jardi View Post
    I'm not expecting any points from this game.......but after Tuesday night, I don't think you can expect anything in this league!

    I hope that young David Norman Jr has another good game. I've been extremely impressed with him and his work rate is exceptional. On Tuesday (especially) he was defending and clearing his lines one minute and then setting up and completing an attack the next.

    There are elements of Ian McShane in him, particularly with his decisive passes and fine first touch balls, - but I think he is a much harder worker. Queens have missed someone in the engine room for quite a few seasons and if he continues to impress, - I'd be offering him an extension sooner rather than later, - before other clubs see his potential.
    Yes young Norman does look as though he is a potential prospect and we should be looking to sign him up on an extended contract based upon what we have seen to date. As for the game away to Dundee United I do hope that we have a more positive attitude than that shown against Dunfermline as those tactics are less likely to steal the points in the same way because United are simply a better and more attacking side. Yes we will be under pressure for the majority of the game but we need to be more prepared to break when the opportunity arises and as most have already pointed out anyone can beat any of the others in this tightest of leagues. Fingers crossed and Mon the South.

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    Tough away match Today after the sore result on Tuesday but the players have nothing to lose as we don`t expect to get anything from it but with the great memories of the last game at Tannadice on a midweek day that we won gives as hope that we can get something from this match.

    Come on Queens!

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    Not a great start, losing a goal in the 3rd minute. A Safranko header from 8 yards out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBERTZ_11 View Post
    Not a great start, losing a goal in the 3rd minute. A Safranko header from 8 yards out...
    From a hopeful high cross that the keeper just has to come for but as is generally the case doesn`t do so. Folk keep defending Martin but he`s a liability.

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    Didn't get any better looking at the stats. Doyle scoring an own goal also.

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    Wasn't there,but going by various reports we were dependant on counter attacking? It didn't work today. Sneaked it very fortunately against the Fifers. Other teams will get wise. As I assume the Arabs did today? No big surprise today as going by the stats, Queens got what they deserved in sitting back. Onwards to Ayr........ where the air is fresh and clean.

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    Following up from above...if Queens are going to adopt this "containing" approach in away games(or indeed any) then count me out.It is horrible to watch, most times it fails, as today. Harsh.... yeah. I Love my team, but if they go down, I want it that if they go down, they do it with a fight. TAKE THE GAME TO THE OPPOSITION!

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    Let's hope for a fresh approach next weekend vs. Ayr Utd...

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    Quote Originally Posted by QoS1_StMirren1 View Post
    I think that Naysmith's comments are fully directed at Martin as being culpable for both goals. It is a reoccurring theme that regardless of how well we play throughout the team there is a soft underbelly which costs us on so many occasions and the keepers lack of dominance in the box is clearly a flaw that needs addressing. He is undoubtedly a decent shot stopper but he does not seem mobile enough and for him not to come for a cross ball "hung up into our six yard box" as the manager has put it says it all. The goalkeeper selection for the next game will be interesting especially as Naysmith picked out Langfield at his "Meet the Manager" event as being the best of the young crop of players at the club. Time for young Jack to show the managers expectations are indeed well founded and rest Martin until he starts to exhibit the penalty box dominance which is clearly lacking at the moment.

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    Callum Semple is a must in the middle of the defence. Been rested now and must surely start at Ayr.

    Fordyce has been at fault for goals at East Fife, Morton and Dundee Utd. All over the place. Doyle for the goals against Morton and Dundee Utd.

    Semple is the best defensive header of the ball we have as well as giving us balance with being a left footer.

    He may only be 19 but has never let the team down this season with any howlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mug View Post
    Callum Semple is a must in the middle of the defence. Been rested now and must surely start at Ayr.

    Fordyce has been at fault for goals at East Fife, Morton and Dundee Utd. All over the place. Doyle for the goals against Morton and Dundee Utd.

    Semple is the best defensive header of the ball we have as well as giving us balance with being a left footer.

    He may only be 19 but has never let the team down this season with any howlers.
    I was deliberating on the return of Fordyce and the exclusion of Semple. Semple didn't really merit getting dropped so it will be interesting who will be selected at Ayr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBERTZ_11 View Post
    I was deliberating on the return of Fordyce and the exclusion of Semple. Semple didn't really merit getting dropped so it will be interesting who will be selected at Ayr.
    Semple must be brought back into the team, - he should never have been dropped to the bench.

    I have been saying (along with many others on this board and the great, and very sadly late Allan Ball) that the problem with Martin is that he doesn't claim easy balls.

    Martin is a very decent shot stopper and he has saved us a few times when players have been through one on one, - most recently with Morton at Palmerston, - but there are many, many times when coming out to claim or punch the ball would deter or completely put off most attackers.

    At the moment, every team knows that Martin will dither on his line if you float in a cross, so Shankland of Ayr Utd (and Ian McCall) will be looking for a hat trick next Saturday.

    If on the other hand, Shankland and every other striker or big defender knew that there was a high chance of getting a punch on the coupon from Martin at floated crosses, - the other teams in our league would have to change their tactics very quickly.

    To conclude: Martin needs to work on this aspect of his game over the next few weeks, while Leighfield is brought in as a shock tactic to completely mess up McCall's plans for next Saturday.

    The Ayr Utd derby next Saturday is a huge match and psychologically very important for Queens; if we were to win, - we will stay in touch with the leaders and have a chance for the play offs, - but if Ayr win, - they will be out of sight and we will be looking at staving off relegation with Alloa, Falkirk and Partick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mug View Post
    Callum Semple is a must in the middle of the defence. Been rested now and must surely start at Ayr.

    Fordyce has been at fault for goals at East Fife, Morton and Dundee Utd. All over the place. Doyle for the goals against Morton and Dundee Utd.

    Semple is the best defensive header of the ball we have as well as giving us balance with being a left footer.

    He may only be 19 but has never let the team down this season with any howlers.


    i couldnt believe it when fordyce came back into the team ,fordyce is our worst defender by a long way ,should only be used as injury relief bench man at best ,what the manager sees in him is beyond me likes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis_begbie_HFC View Post
    i couldnt believe it when fordyce came back into the team ,fordyce is our worst defender by a long way ,should only be used as injury relief bench man at best ,what the manager sees in him is beyond me likes .
    Naysmith also has him as the club's vice captain, so does that merit having him back in the team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBERTZ_11 View Post
    Naysmith also has him as the club's vice captain, so does that merit having him back in the team?
    No Rankin was captain last year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arrol1919 View Post
    Ouch!!!!

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