Where are you for Syne’s sake
Queen of The South are unbeaten in the League.
Dumfries, home to unbeaten Queen of The South ‘the pride of the south’ to whose muddy stream all are said to at sometime return (it’s your Auld Lang Syne hometown to boot, as Robert Burns is buried here) has at least 35 pubs and quite a few more hotels and Howffs. Say around 30 of these hostelries show live football on the tv, and calculating an average 40 people watch each live match then that audience is about 1,200 who leave home to go and watch football. Add to that a third of the 31,000 population having their own ‘Sky’ dishes then potentially 10,000 have their feet up in slippers with an Irn Bru watching Man United or Celtic in the comfort of their own home. Make that 5,000 as half are surely busy reciting Burns. Or making Burns. In total I calculate more than 6,000 regularly watching a match on a Dumfries tv.
Palmerston Park ground holds 6,000 and regularly gets but 1,500 for their table-topping team.
In their heyday QOS regularly got 13,000 and they once got 25,000.
So, where are you, let’s be having you. Or however Burns would have eloquently put it.
What’s stopping you? Is it the price??