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Doonhamers delight at fans cash windfall

Queen of the South football ground Credit: ITV News Border

Queen of the South have been given a major financial boost after a group of shareholders waived their loans to the club- amounting to a donation of around £500,000.

Former chairmen David Rae and Norman Blount, along with current chairman Billy Hewitson, director Craig Paterson and former director Mark Robertson and Mrs Jane Houliston, all made substantial loads during the past two decades.

In a statement after the announcement, the Board passed on their sincere thanks and described it as outstanding news for the future welfare of the club.

The donations mean that Queens will now move forward without any debt on the balance sheet.

Businessman Norman Blount, who waived his £200,000 loan, said there is great respect for the ideas of chairman Billy Hewitson and feels that going into the new season debt-free would give him a solid base to work from.

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Jim McIntyre named as Queen of the South manager

Jim McIntyre has been named as the new Queen of the South manager.

He takes over from Allan Johnston who left the club on Monday (24th July) for Kilmarnock.

"He is a young, experienced Manager who has an expansive attacking view on football. We are expecting him to build on the playing style of the current squad."

– Queen of the South Football Club
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