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    Saturday, October 31, 2015 4:28:29 AM

    Every coach, player and fan yearns for their team to produce positive performances and earn positive results. That is the hope and expectation that we take into every competitive match. Our last three games have been finely balanced games, where we have matched the opposition for the 90 minutes, restricting the opposition to little attempts on our goal and creating opportunities for us to work their keeper. This leads me to believe that our form, in terms of our performances, is getting close to where we want it to be. Just that little bit extra, that extra 1% of quality from every player, will bring us both the results and performances we yearn for, in what is a very competitive league. That extra 1% will tip the fine margins in our favour. Whilst our performances are close to what we are looking for, our results in the last two games tell us we are still falling just short of what this league requires to earn positive results. We know this needs to change and everyone at the club is working hard to make that happen. I believe it will change. A world cup winning coach once said there are three levels of performance in elite sport – participating, competing and winning. An honest assessment of our first eleven games in the league so far this season leads me to conclude that we have performed to the level of participation in five of our games (where we were clearly second best), we competed incredibly well in three games (where we could have taken at least a point from the match but earned nothing) and performed like winners in the other three games (where we did win points). Our aim for the rest of the season is to have no performances that fall into the category of participation, but be at the very least fully competitive in every performance and leave the field of play having won points as often as we possibly can. Today, we welcome James Fowler and his Queen of the South side to play for the prize of three very important Championship points. Queens reached the Premiership play-offs last season and are currently one place below the play-off positions in the league table. They started the season strongly with three wins on the trot, which is the kind of run that we are looking to put together now. A positive run of results is possible for any of the teams in this league and we are working hard to enable ourselves to hit that type of form. With your help as our 12th man, let’s make our home advantage count. Get right behind the team, encourage our boys at every opportunity and enjoy the game.

    Danny Lennon

    Managers Corner