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    Transfer window . . .

    . . . looks like it is going to be interesting judging by these comments after Saturday's results
    Falkirk's Ray McKinnon '' I'll chuck the flops out the window some of that lot won't play for us again ''
    Partick's Gary Caldwell '' It will change in the next 33 days '' and '' vows to axe duds ''
    Dundee United's Robbie Neilson '' There are players here who are not good enough and its my job to
    change it ''

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    There will be players looking for a club - let there be no doubt.

    Getting the right fit for Queens is extremely important, and as Naysmith has suggested he needs workers like Doyle who can slip into any position.

    Make no mistake, Partick and Falkirk will make sure that they are not relegated, - so we cannot sit smugly by saying that we have a points cushion over those teams.

    If players of the calibre of Holt and McShane are not an option, (as they would transform the team and our position,) - then we need to find at least 3 workers, - who can mould seamlessly into any position.

    At this stage in the season, the one thing I would agree with Naysmith is I'd rather have players who gave you 100% throughout the game than someone like Harkins who showed the odd flash of genius. That is undoubtedly how Livingston won the championship last year and how they are plundering their way through the SPL this season.

    I accept his statement in the Standard this morning that playing with a small squad enables him to satisfy the players every week......but a few injuries could decimate our team and we would be in dire trouble. This is not the time to sit idly by and watch all the available players disappear to our competitors and come up with the excuse "If only we hadn't had those injuries" in a few weeks time.........now is the time to bring in fresh blood where it's most needed, - and a couple of midfielders who can put a foot on the ball would be my priority.

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    It's hard to imagine a worse job being done in Scottish football than Falkirks player recruitment. Far bigger than ourselves with a rake more money and look at the state they're in . Another raft of players coming in looks likely but footballers need time to settle and learn how each other plays . ------ It looked as clear as day versus Ayr that we need an offensive midfielder. Two defensive centre mids( well one a utility player) do not work . I don't know if Nicky Low is that man we require but here's hoping PS What about that boy at Edinburgh City called Henderson ? Banging in the goals and maybe he could step up a level or two. I know those in power at Palmerston read here to gauge opinion. What about it Board ?
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    Was obvious the bigger clubs below us would be bolstering their squads in the transfer window. That's why all these wasted points going into games looking not to get beat rather than to win could really come and bite us on the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deek5trans View Post
    Was obvious the bigger clubs below us would be bolstering their squads in the transfer window. That's why all these wasted points going into games looking not to get beat rather than to win could really come and bite us on the rear.


    falkirk signed a squad up that thay thought would win them promotion and it backfired big time as thay signed duds ,i just cant see what a massive signing spree is going to achieve in the short term for them as thayl need time to blend again ,by that time it could be too late for them .

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    Living near Falkirk, the story going around is that the head scout who recommended all the players, was also the players agent and a friend of the manager. Only rumour probably started by disgruntled fans but scout and manager are both no longer with club, smoke and fire come to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DouglasQOS View Post
    Living near Falkirk, the story going around is that the head scout who recommended all the players, was also the players agent and a friend of the manager. Only rumour probably started by disgruntled fans but scout and manager are both no longer with club, smoke and fire come to mind.

    Falkirk starting to sign new players >


    https://www.falkirkfc.co.uk/2019/01/...l-osman-signs/

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    Quote Originally Posted by arrol1919 View Post
    Falkirk starting to sign new players >


    https://www.falkirkfc.co.uk/2019/01/...l-osman-signs/
    I am hoping Callum Semple doesn’t pop up at any of our rivals for the next six months.

    27 appearances this season shows he is certainly more than capable in this league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deek5trans View Post
    Was obvious the bigger clubs below us would be bolstering their squads in the transfer window. That's why all these wasted points going into games looking not to get beat rather than to win could really come and bite us on the rear.

    Itís a real worry that both Falkirk & Partick have been promised money to strengthen their squads in the transfer window. Something we canít afford to do.

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    I think it's fair to say that we are getting looked on by SPL clubs as a good place to bring their youngsters on that are not quite ready for the rigours of the Premier League. As mentioned on this thread , Falkirk and Partick for example will be shelling out to try and dig themselves out of the hole's they are in. This is not viable for us so the loan system is the way we try to boost the team. Paying part of their wages and only short term, if this system is the best way of keeping us in the Championship so be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSLEFTPEG View Post
    I think it's fair to say that we are getting looked on by SPL clubs as a good place to bring their youngsters on that are not quite ready for the rigours of the Premier League. As mentioned on this thread , Falkirk and Partick for example will be shelling out to try and dig themselves out of the hole's they are in. This is not viable for us so the loan system is the way we try to boost the team. Paying part of their wages and only short term, if this system is the best way of keeping us in the Championship so be it.
    I agree with you JR.

    Our budget is no where near the other teams in this league. The lad from Motherwell will undoubtedly come at a smaller monthly cost than Semple.
    Accommodation costs, expenses cost and without a doubt salary.

    It may mean that Semple and Harkins budget could fund 4 young players of the type you mention. Even though Semple was only 19 when he signed in the Summer.

    Every penny counts and I have to say I think GN does a good job with the funds he has.

    Falkirk and Partick will sign old heads to get them through, but old heads come at a cost. A cost higher than we can afford to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSLEFTPEG View Post
    I think it's fair to say that we are getting looked on by SPL clubs as a good place to bring their youngsters on that are not quite ready for the rigours of the Premier League. As mentioned on this thread , Falkirk and Partick for example will be shelling out to try and dig themselves out of the hole's they are in. This is not viable for us so the loan system is the way we try to boost the team. Paying part of their wages and only short term, if this system is the best way of keeping us in the Championship so be it.



    youv just pointed out one of the big reasons most floating fans dont attend palmy there old pal ,the keeping us in the championship bit ,thats become the normal amongst the queens faithful and accepted as this is how big we can be ,tbh if we cant go for promotion i think id rather see a relegation so we can go win a league .thats a better alternative to me than stagnation .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis_begbie_HFC View Post
    youv just pointed out one of the big reasons most floating fans dont attend palmy there old pal ,the keeping us in the championship bit ,thats become the normal amongst the queens faithful and accepted as this is how big we can be ,tbh if we cant go for promotion i think id rather see a relegation so we can go win a league .thats a better alternative to me than stagnation .
    You could be right you know . If we were flying in League 1, then attendances might be a bit better . As I've said before though , the crowds at Palmerston weren't great when we won the League in 12/13 but certainly more home fans than now. However, remember Dougal , that this would be off-set by less away fans. Our honeymoon season was 2009-10 and let me remind you that we had an average of 2,750 at home that season. Compared to now this is a mind boggling number . This was the season after the Hampden final where we acquired a few 'new ' fans for a while at least. The other spike in attendances was 2002-3 where the post league winning feel good factor attracted more to Palmerston. It's the everlasting problem of keeping folk that's so difficult.
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    No reason why we can't still target a top 4. The players we have are more than capable of it. All be it small we have a decent squad.

    The problem lies with the managers new found fashion of trying not to conceed at the expense of attack.

    Dobbie up front on his own, sacrilidge! Half gaming Stirling and 5 defenders, it's just strangling us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deek5trans View Post
    No reason why we can't still target a top 4. The players we have are more than capable of it. All be it small we have a decent squad.

    The problem lies with the managers new found fashion of trying not to conceed at the expense of attack.

    Dobbie up front on his own, sacrilidge! Half gaming Stirling and 5 defenders, it's just strangling us.
    I agree . Nothing to stop us as fourth place up for grabs but need to be braver and go for 3 points every game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mug View Post
    I am hoping Callum Semple doesnít pop up at any of our rivals for the next six months.

    27 appearances this season shows he is certainly more than capable in this league.
    Has semple gone. I've read nothing yet to say he has

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSLEFTPEG View Post
    You could be right you know . If we were flying in League 1, then attendances might be a bit better . As I've said before though , the crowds at Palmerston weren't great when we won the League in 12/13 but certainly more home fans than now. However, remember Dougal , that this would be off-set by less away fans. Our honeymoon season was 2009-10 and let me remind you that we had an average of 2,750 at home that season. Compared to now this is a mind boggling number . This was the season after the Hampden final where we acquired a few 'new ' fans for a while at least. The other spike in attendances was 2002-3 where the post league winning feel good factor attracted more to Palmerston. It's the everlasting problem of keeping folk that's so difficult.


    yep we are a club starved for success over the last few years ,and yep we did get a boost in new fans after our cup final years ,alot of these fans would have turned out after that thinking queens were starting to go down the right road showing ambition ,i also thought that was just the start of the success i like many was thinking queens have turned the corner and started looking upwards and looking for success every season ,then the collapse and relegation ,getting promoted again i was thinking we are heading back in the right way ,now years later fans dwindled away as we stayed mid to top four stagnation ,the wheels came off .

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatfan View Post
    Has semple gone. I've read nothing yet to say he has
    Not yet he is contracted until 7th Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSLEFTPEG View Post
    I think it's fair to say that we are getting looked on by SPL clubs as a good place to bring their youngsters on that are not quite ready for the rigours of the Premier League. As mentioned on this thread , Falkirk and Partick for example will be shelling out to try and dig themselves out of the hole's they are in. This is not viable for us so the loan system is the way we try to boost the team. Paying part of their wages and only short term, if this system is the best way of keeping us in the Championship so be it.
    The "SPL" no longer exists. The top division in Scotland is the Premiership. The Premier League is the English top division, other than that a good post.

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    Falkirk now sign Ian McShane on an 18 month deal

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