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  2. chomp my root

    Jim Duffy

    Its not unrealistic and its my (and I suspect most) fervent hope. Its not happened and the continued search to find a 'guilty b*****d' for our lack of success is part of the problem. At least that's how I see it. We're prime candidates for the 'Messiah complex' because of our desperate need for success and it hamstrings us at times. JM had about three quarters of a season, yeah it was sh1te and hard to come back from (and not suggesting he should have stayed) it puts us back to chasing a new Messiah and we're at the Messiah stage and maybe that's what Jim Duffy was on about.
  3. chomp my root

    Jim Duffy

    In the grand scheme no. Its a bit of a kick in the nuts after being up in the big league for our longest tilt for a while though. I thought we'd have stayed up at the start of the season and again when we appointed JM who had a fair bit of experience of scrapping at the bottom end of the league. Still, it went the way it did and we get ready to go again next season. I reckon I'm getting the point of Jim Duffy's article more than most it seems. I'm not surprised that I'm contrary on this but I hate to break it to you but do you honestly think that we're going to be successful (ie a Cup win) anytime soon ???? Or anybody else are ??? Celtic's stranglehold will finish at some point and hopefully next weekend but we had a we reprise of parochial teams winning 'something'and it wasn't us unfortunately. Its looking like normal service has been resumed, especially as Stevie Clarke has got the Scotland gig. Aberdeen will still have a go until McInnes is away and maybe after but its a risk for them. Spoiler alert but we support a psih no mark team, if you can adjust your expectations then you're life will be a happier lot. Its been a long time since I expected anything from DFC, I've had to make a few adjustments down the way and kick a few puppies recently to take out my frustrations but again, you can huff and puff and think we should be further up the leagues but its not going to make a jot of difference. Oh and we have been pretty pish this season, just saying.
  4. barkblue

    Jim Duffy

    I think that the thing for me is that you look at a club like Motherwell who, with a few scares along the way, have never been in the lower leagues since the Premier league came into being and I can't see any justification as to why we can't do the same. Why is it unrealistic for us to be able to replicate that stability? If we keep on accepting that we are at the level we are, then we are destined to stay in this yo-yo situation. In all reality there is no good reason why we can't be a stable, regular top flight team that flirts with relegation on occasion, while sometimes overachieving a wee bit. With the money put into the first team in recent years the only reason we haven't achieved that is poor managerial appointments and subsequently, poor player recruitment. it's nothing to do with who we are, our history, or any massive delusion of grandeur from the support. I don't get the constant talking ourselves down. The likes of Motherwell, Kilmarnock and St Johnstone are no bigger than us and two of those have been in the bottom division in Scotland within my lifetime but all three (while hardly always being safe from the drop and reconstruction saved Motherwell) are what we would call established top flight teams. I don't 'expect' to be top flight all the time, but I do think we have every opportunity to make that a reality and don't think it's helpful that a guy who underachieved with his Dundee squads should be telling us what we should or shouldn't expect.
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  6. DeeVinci

    2018/19 Poty Dinner

    Ralph was the only shining light of the season, although Nelson flickered.
  7. eyeothedug

    Jim Duffy

    I think you are missing the point. Of course no club has an automatic right to be high up the league or to win cups, go into Europe. We all know that. So you would feel we haven't underachieved by being relegated?
  8. thepole

    Jim Duffy

    Still have nightmares about that
  9. WeighorstsWang

    Neil McCann

    Levein won't walk, he'll go back upstairs. Anybody who takes the Killie job is on to a hidin for nothing. They're only going one way. Would be very interesting to see McCann at Hearts.
  10. hillbankdee

    Neil McCann

    Heard from a Jambo at my work that he's a stick on for the Hearts job if Levein walks.
  11. chomp my root

    Neil McCann

    I'd sort of be sorry if he did but equally I'd be raging if he did really well. Doubt it would come to pass.
  12. chomp my root

    Jim Duffy

    This is what (I'm guessing) Jim Duffy is on about. I've no idea what you're basing this on, fan base, yeah, ok. Budget, sheer speculation and doesn't take into account any other expenditure like expensive grounds to maintain. Our turn or time will come, I'm not surprised that so many don't seem to grasp the point being made, NO CLUB HAS AN AUTOMATIC RIGHT.
  13. sneddee

    2018/19 Poty Dinner

    ffs. what do you expect? none of them turned up for Dundee apart from wright!!!
  14. sneddee

    Neil McCann

    oyf, he'll take them down!!!
  15. Billy Campbell's Ghost

    Neil McCann

    Its not 1st of April is is Neil?
  16. Harold Finch

    Transfer and Rumour Mill Thread 2019-20

    I'm a regular in SQ coffee stop at McDs to let the Edinburgh traffic quieten down before I head into town
  17. eyeothedug

    Jim Duffy

    It's obvious we have been underachieving for many years with the very occasional good year. We are naturally a top 6-8 club based on core support and budget.
  18. Harold Finch

    Who do you think will be next?

    You rarely see Billy Reid linked with jobs up here, he won the championship with Hamilton, finished mid table in the premier league, developed McArthur, McCarthy, Easton and others. He's been successful as an assistant in Sweden, was at Swansea and is now at Brighton with Graham Potter.
  19. chomp my root

    Transfer and Rumour Mill Thread 2019-20

    Right hotel mate. Can't vouch for the rest.
  20. chomp my root

    Now the Season From Hell Is Over....

    I think it would be hard to find the character of a Jim Mc in an interview. Having a guy who will play through a hernia is unusual and not the sort of thing that will make a youtube vid or even an interview, most likely because the kind of guy who would do it doesn't see it as a 'selling point'. I'm biased because he's probably my favourite non 'sexy' or technical player since Barry Smith but guys with (at the risk of sounding old fashioned) 'grit' or 'sack' or whatever you want to call it like that are thin on the ground now.
  21. Harold Finch

    Transfer and Rumour Mill Thread 2019-20

    I'll be getting a £3 meal deal from Tesco tomorrow then wandering over to the Dakota to snoop about and see if I can spot JN
  22. gblue

    Neil McCann

    Would have thought so, did they have assistant manager he would be ideal with advice from Clark possibly
  23. Harold Finch

    Now the Season From Hell Is Over....

    McAlister is the type of player we let go too early in search of progress, Kevin Holt is another.
  24. chomp my root

    Transfer and Rumour Mill Thread 2019-20

    99% sure I posted it a while back, a mate (a Dee) was pretty sure he saw JN with the 'Fox in the Box' at a sit down in a South Queensferry hotel a good whiley back. Not trying to get a 'I said it first', just adding fuel to the fire. It might have been league dependent but if he's leaving County.....
  25. chomp my root

    Neil McCann

    Wonder if the Killie Board will be consulting with Stevie Clarke on his successor. Guessing its an amicable parting and he seems genuinely fond of them.
  26. chomp my root

    Jim Duffy

    Kind of going in circles here but how are we underachieving ???? Our history suggests we're usually somewhere between the 7th (maybe 6th with a tailwind) and 15th best club in the country and we're pretty consistent at that recently. Its our expectation that wants us to be higher up the pecking order. Perfectly understandable, I'm kinda keen on it myself, doesn't mean its going to come to pass. I'd also like a bigger tadger and a sports car while I'm thinking about it.
  27. TheDarkBlues

    Kilmarnock - Dundee FC (0-4)

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