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Thursday, 20th January, 2022
Stephen Dobbie
Swan Song for one of the best.

By Stuart McLaren

Queens didn't quite kick on as expected from the success of the previous season in a yo-yo year which saw us plummet from top of the league in October to almost bottom by February. The highlight of this season for many through (I couldn't make either game ;-(.... ) was Queens first ever adventure into European competition, which, although it ended at the first hurdle, none of the 900 Queens fans in Copenhagen will ever forget.


2008/2009 - Yo-yo Season

I think most people will pick the highlight of the 2008/09 season to be the European tie against Nordsjaelland from just outside Copenhagen in Denmark. I was on holiday when the first game was played at Airdrie, and had no holidays, or money, left to join the 900 or so Queens fans who turned Copenhagen into a little corner of Dumfries for a few days for the return leg. I was able to watch the game live on telly through, and for a long time it looked like I may yet get to see Queens in Europe, as progression to the next round looked a distinct possibility, but it wasn't to be in the end. On the domestic front, the readers of this site where unusually optimistic after last year's heroics, and 55% of responders (click here for full results) thought Queens would win the league. I personally went for St. Johnstone (but I obviously know much more about football than you :-)...... ), but did expect Queens to push them, and possibly Dunfermline, all the way. But even I was certain the league was ours as Queens thrashed then leaders Livingston 6-1 in one of the best displays I've ever seen from a Queens side to go top of the league. It proved to be a false dawn through, as a disastrous run saw us having to win our 3rd last game of the season to be sure of avoiding relegation. That we did this by beating Clyde 7-1 illustrates what this season should really have been about.

There was little change to this site, but the Official Site had a total make over, and was now run by Digitl rather than Colin Johnstone (who was still a major contributor). The new site was pretty poor to start with, but fair play to Digitl, they took the (constructive) criticism on board and things were soon much improved.




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