Sunday, December 24, 2006

An almost perfect Christmas

After moaning about the late goals, only fair to say Saturday was stupendous. Fiorentina drubbed Messina 4-0 with some cracking goals from Toni, Potenza, Liverani and Mutu. Celtic saw off Falkirk (might not have been the best game for Neil Lennon) and the mighty Queen of the South defeated Livingston to get of the bottom of division one.

A perfect way to go into Christmas, Queens safe (for the time being), Celtic miles clear and the Viola with maybe, just maybe a shot at Europe after starting off from minus 15!

Buon Natale to everyone...


neilissimo said...

I've always had a strange fascination with Queen of the South. In the regional Sunday newspaper of the North-East of England (Sunday Sun) we always have a QoS report.

Also in the tables section the local teams are always highlighted, eg: Sunderland, Newcastle, Middlesboro, Hartlepool, Darlington, Scarboro, York, Gretna, Berwick Rangers and...... Queen of the South. Now, Gretna is right on the border really and played in the English pyramid system for donkeys years before Brookes Mileson took over. Likewise, Berwick, although they have played in the Scottish leauge system for years is actually inside England. But Queen of the South,,,, why!!!!!

Dont get me wrong, I really like the name of the team. I know Dumfries isnt far from the border, but it always struck me as strange. Really, it's strange that QoS haven't been in the SPL (or its prior equivilant) to my knowledge...

Anyhow, best of luck for it.

ginkers said...


I lived in Darlington for a year and it was great to get news on the Doonhamers even though, like yourself, I don't exactly know why.

Oh, and Queens were in the old First Division back in the 1950s and once famously led the league at Christmas. It has been downhill since then and never in the top flight since the premier league was created. Got to beat Ross County this weekend.

neilissimo said...

Queens sound similar to Sunderland in that respect, we were in the old first division from 1889 until 1958, since we've been yo-yo at best, even spending a season in the old third. Been downhill since the 1950's.

My dad went to the ground once (he has been to 70 odd of the 92 english leauge clubs and loads of Scottish ones also), but he's a real anorak like that.