There is a fundamental problem with this organization on and off the field . Unfortunately I think it starts at the top with the Yanks. And it all filters right on down to the field of play. It's just bizarre because St Johnstone could beat Aberdeen and nobody would really bat an eye, but conversely we could beat St Johnstone and nobody would really bat an eye. So well money is obviously an issue in world football - most of the Euro leagues are 2,3, or 4 horse races, but there is something more rotten in the state of Dundee!
But the fact that we can't get our noses out in front consistently ahead of Killie, St Johnstone, Hamilton, Motherwell, County, Thistle, ICT, Yenited just in general over the last 15 years and Mirren, Livingston this season is just an embarrassment to me. And I know some of these clubs have/had rich benefactors doesn't matter a whit to me - our present owners are worth $250 million US. All this talk of a new stadium is just tedious to me and smacks of putting the cart before the horse. Get it right on the park first and it makes every other endeavour (new stadia, hotels/flats, crematoria, skating rink/ and any other offshoots from the club you're trying to achieve with that much easier.
If we were pulling a Killie right now, the city, the council, the fans (of which there's probably be 1500-2000 more per home game) would be much more likely to have a receptive ear about new stadiums. Right now I don't care if we play in a tattie field or Dens or a shiny Nou Campy - what's the feckin' difference if it's garbage we're forced to endure??? Get it right on the pitch first for fuxake!!!!!!!
As far as what's happening right this very second on the pitch I wasn't kidding in the match day thread about Karl and Elton and even the young lad Lambert getting back involved - Spence is a ridiculous player. Although Kamara hasn't looked to be up to much lately he's still better than Lewis on his worst day. The other thing about Karl and Elton is that both are quite capable of launching a rocket off their boot into the net from 20 or 25 yds out and maybe a spell in street clothes and playing reserve football will whet their appetite to get stuck in if presented with another opportunity.
I could fill pages with what I think right now about this team, but my I'll leave my rant with this- I'm not so sure the doot should be closed on the Parish v JackHam discussion. Opening game of the season things are going ok (minus the Moussa penalty miss) then Jack pulls a facepalm of a move that costs us a goal in a game that we should've got at minimum a point. Next up things are going pretty well - four unbeaten, and an uptick in play - go to Killie play quite well in the first half, unlucky maybe to not even be ahead at the half and then JackHam does it again flubs an easy ball along the ground it's in the back of the net, and since then we've been outscored 8-2! With a team that is this bad we need a solid keeper that can do the basics right, and tonight (even the final outcome wasn't his fault) he was flapping at crosses again, and instills no-one with confidence.
Well the good news is we're off to Celtic Park next, should be no problem. Apologies for the long rant, and thanks to anyone that reads it! I've been more of a lurker this year, but every once in a while I feel the need to unload.