Last updated : 01 November 2005 By Duke Of Galloway
Iain Scott and Queens parted company yesterday in what was described officially as an amicable agreement between both parties. Iain took over in the summer of 2004 with Warren Pearson as his assistant, after the departure of John Connolly to St. Johnstone and managed to guide us to 4th place in the Scottish League Division 1, which is our highest position ever and quite a remarkable achievement for a part-time team. This season however has gone rather pear shaped and after a horrendous 4-0 thrashing by St Johnstone in the opening fixture of the season, Scott and his team have been struggling ever since and now sit second from bottom of the division. There were signs that perhaps Scott was beginning to turn the corner but the board made the brave decision to terminate things and move on. Not withstanding his success last season,there were elements of the support who were less than satisfied with Scott's style and his relationship with the press and PR gaffs compounded matters. He however did not deserve the adverse and sometimes offensive criticism originating from fans who should know better. My personal view is that the board were a bit hasty in their decision and perhaps Scott should have been given to the January transfer window at least to turn things round. The position of Assistant Manager Warren Pearson is unclear but I understand he has been offered some sort of position and we await his decision. However we must now move on and give Stuart Lovell and the team our full backing in the coming weeks. Iain will now return to his native Tyneside and ponder perhaps at what might have been. FootyMAD wishes Iain and his family the best of luck and thank him for his past services to Queen of the South.

Happier times for Iain and Warren