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Can we be King of Queens?

 

Down to the nitty gritty now and another crucial game ahead as we travel to Palmerston Park Dumfries for what is the start of the proverbial six-pointers with only four games left in the Championship. Queens on Saturday at 3:00pm, our sixth away game out of the last seven, then Dundee (H), Hearts (A), Ayr United (H). It's a difficult closing run to the season when you consider our immediate target, Dunfermline, close out the season against bottom teams Arbroath and Alloa. As the table stands, we are only three points ahead of Queens going in to this game and they still have a game in hand.

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We started the week in fine fettle as we clinically beat Morton 4-1 at Cappielow thanks to stunning goals from Allardice, Todorov (2) and Dan Mackay. The strikers must have taken a bottle of Hot Toddy's stunning goal linctus as every goal was sublime, maybe none better than Toddy's second goal when he chested the ball down and volleyed spectacularly past keeper McAdams. We toiled for a time on the poor surface at Cappielow before two quick goals approaching the break put us in control. Ton pulled one back as they rallied after the break but the wind was taken out of their sails with Toddy's spectacular intervention and Dan added the icing on the cake when he curled a beauty of his own into the top corner. Great goals and a good win at what is often a difficult place to get all three points at times. Neil McCann was full of praise for the side after that one, and rightly so. 

Enjoy these goals again, not often you get four crackers in the same game...

 

Here's the league table ahead of the Hearts v Alloa game on Friday night.

    Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Hearts 23 14 5 4 50 24 26 47
2. Raith Rovers 22 10 6 6 39 27 12 36
3. Dundee 22 10 6 6 43 37 6 36
4. Inverness CT 23 8 9 6 32 24 8 33
5. Dunfermline 22 8 7 7 30 28 2 31
6. Queen of the South 22 9 3 10 36 44 -8 30
7. Ayr United 23 6 8 9 28 30 -2 26
8. Arbroath 23 6 7 10 19 28 -9 25
9. Morton 23 6 7 10 20 31 -11 25
10. Alloa Athletic 23 4 6 13 27 51 -24 18
Last 10 Competitive Meetings with Queen of the South - Queens last SIX League games since beating us 0-1-> W- W-- L-L-W
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Dunfermline recently took a 5-1 hammering from Raith Rovers but bounced back to hold Hearts to a 0-0 draw which is the result that yoyo'ed them back above us momentarily. Such is the fixture chaos this season, it won't become clear until the final two games who is maybe going where.

Queen of the South went out of the cup on Monday night, going down 3-1 to an impressive Hibernian. James Maxwell scored what proved to be a late consolation goal for the Doonhamers.  Nortei Nortey scored the only goal in the Highlands but is likely to miss this game. Their form shows that since they beat us in Inverness they have won four and lost three including the cup game with Hibs. During that run they have had impressive wins over Dundee, Dunfermline Hearts and Arbroath, but suffered defeats to Alloa and Morton. It's a funny old game!

A repeat of the away game at Palmerston earlier in the season would be maybe stretching the bounds of possibility a tad, but a backs to the wall scrappy win will suffice. Points make prizes as they say and that's what we need to do to keep in the hunt for a top four finish. Who knew we would be in this position after a season destroyed by injuries, weather and viruses?

***Latest Team News***

Duffy, Doran, Keatings and Welsh missed out at Morton, Welsh being replaced after the warm up but he could be available for this crucial game. Sadly, McDonald's season is probably a right-off. Nikolay Todorov scored his ninth goal of the season, and what a goal it was. Toddy is on a roll just now and young Dan Mackay notched his seventh. Good return from these guys of late after a slow start to the season.

Allan Johnstone had this team out against Hibs in the Scottish Cup: 

Ferguson, Gibson, Buchanan, Breen, Maxwell, Obileye, McCabe, Dickson, Joseph (Jones 56′), Dobbie (McKee 76′), Shields (Mebude 76′)

As always, Stephen Dobbie is a big threat and Connor Shields is the man on form with plenty pace and power, and like Toddy, nine goals in the bank as well. Nortei Nortey looks likely to miss out but Dan Pybus could return and Isaiah Jones played for half an hour in the cup game on his return from injury.


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We are probably feeling a little disappointed not to get all 3 points today, but our recent good form makes it easy to forget what a hugely difficult and challenging season it has been for the club.  

After receiving a wonderful phone call from greenock telling me I had won the morton 50 50 halftime draw I am starting to like online football.  Let's hope tomorrow is just as rewarding for caley

Just relieved that our rivals didn’t win either.

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After receiving a wonderful phone call from greenock telling me I had won the morton 50 50 halftime draw I am starting to like online football. 

Let's hope tomorrow is just as rewarding for caley thistle. 

 

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Big day today, six-pointer at best, must not lose at worst

IT'S MATCHDAY 🔴🔵 🆚 Queen of the South FC 🕒 3pm kick-off 🏆 Scottish Championship 🏟️ Palmerston Park 📝 Preview: https://ictfc.com/match-preview-qots-a COME ON ICTFC 🔴🔵

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ImageQueen of the South

  • Manager: Allan Johnstone
  • Lineup:  Ferguson; Gibson, Breen, Buchanan, Maxwell, Obileye, Shields, McCabe, Mebude, Dickson, Jones
  • Subs (not used):  Leighfield; McKee, Fitzpatrick, Joseph, Pybus, East, Dobbie
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Welsh not recovered from getting injured in the warm up at Morton, and curiously no place in the squad again for Keatings.

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3 minutes ago, Moogthurso said:

Can see pitch and warmup....lucky pink strips. .....yeehah

I have wondered if the visibility of the pink strips provides just a fraction of a second advantage to our players.

The opposite of the infamous Man U grey strip which lasted only 45 minutes.

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I'm having the same issues as I did with the Buckie game. Screen is there. I click on play and nothing happens.

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Early half hearted penalty claim for handball turned down and weak shot on target from Allan in early stages.

The commentators fancy the chances of their wide players against Carson and Deas. 

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6 minutes ago, Row S said:

I'm having the same issues as I did with the Buckie game. Screen is there. I click on play and nothing happens.

It is the same supplier doing Buckie a d Queen of the South. I’m on chrome and it took the log in details fine. 

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There is something blocking me seeing the game live. I can't find anything obvious. I've rebooted, logged out and logged back in and still nothing. Won't bother you guys with this any more. Enjoy the match.

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MacGregor booked for bad tackle when Queens winger would have got away.

Great save by Ridgers from a header from the free kick.

Queens have grown back into this. Pretty even as a result.

 

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