Blog 47 – Hampden Park (again)

2018-03-30T07:54:52+00:00 March 30th, 2018|

Some things don’t ever appear to change. One of the favourite targets for Scottish sports writers and pundits over the years has been Hampden Park. The access, the parking, the catering, the sightlines, the pitch, the atmosphere have all been criticised by some commentators who don’t mind taking […]

Blog 46 – The Queen’s Park Committee

2018-03-09T06:46:10+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Last week letters were sent to members of the Club inviting nominations for election to the vacancies on the Club’s committee to be filled at our Annual General Meeting in Hampden on May 17th.

This is likely to be an incredibly busy year for the committee. The obvious number […]

Blog 45 – Hampden Park and the Scottish Football Association (2)

2018-02-23T07:24:25+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Since my last blog three weeks ago we have had further communications and meetings with the Scottish FA. In the course of these they have clarified their position regarding both the Hampden and Murrayfield options which they are continuing to consider as part of “Project Bright”.

Remaining at Hampden […]

Blog 44 – Hampden Park and the Scottish Football Association

2018-01-31T13:50:56+00:00 January 31st, 2018|

Last Tuesday at its board meeting the Scottish FA decided to continue to explore the options of remaining at Hampden Park as well as moving matches to Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

Queen’s Park welcome the Scottish FA’s decision to further explore remaining at Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Stadium, and are […]

Blog 43 – Thoughts on a Winter Shutdown

2018-01-26T07:30:34+00:00 January 26th, 2018|

Last Friday I was talking to Albion Rovers’ chairman Ronnie Boyd at an SPFL General Meeting in Hampden. Rovers were scheduled to play St. Johnstone at Cliftonhill in the cup on the following day, and, not surprisingly, he was anxious that the game should go ahead. The immediate […]

Blog 41 – 150 Years of Scottish Football (8)

2017-12-29T07:57:18+00:00 December 29th, 2017|

Well, that’s it. Two more days and 2017, the year of our sesquicentennial, will be over. And what a year it has been. It hardly seems like 16 months ago but the first meeting of the 150th Anniversary Steering Group took place on 30th August 2016. The Group […]