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  1. 12 points
    It has come to my attention that members of this forum have been discussing the Dundee FC backroom staff and their especially their jobs on this forum. I want to make this VERY clear, discussion regarding the backroom at Dens Park is out of bounds as per our Community Guidelines and our moderators will remove such posts which break our Forum Rules. This includes discussing people losing their jobs. I want to make a few things quite clear, the Staff on this forum will NEVER endorse any member of the Dundee FC backroom staff losing their jobs. They work tirelessly behind the scenes at our club and everyone of them...
  2. 7 points
    Pick the right manager and everything else falls into place. Pick someone who'll not sign old, injury prone players or loads of foreign project players. Pick someone with experience of managing. Pick someone with realistic incentive based targets and with a release clause if not hit. Don't pick wee angry antagonists with few man management skills. Pick someone who can adapt to different situations. If there is any doubt about a player's long-term fitness or character, avoid signing him. Analyse prospective signings strengths and weaknesses. For example if a 26 year old winger (Williams) only has 14 career assists and even fewer goals or a striker only has 19 career...
  3. 6 points
    But not beyond the Nelms of possibity.
  4. 6 points
    A club that would struggle to get 1500 fans through the gate... Even a successful merged club would struggle to break into top 5, so if the merged club became a ”diddy yo yo club”, would you stop going? Would Montrose fans want to merge with Brechin? Course they wouldn’t...What success have they had? Rather my club died fighting than merge with that mob across the road.
  5. 4 points
    Hiya Everyone, I have been doing this now for 5 years and I actually started this forum after the death of my father as a way to honour his memory... as he was the one one who turned me into a Dark Blues fan for life. However, I have recently been diagnosed with Carpal tunnel syndrome and this is making it harder and harder to keep up with the day to day upkeep of the forum. I have decided that at the end of the season, I will stand down as the admin of this forum and hopefully bring in a successor to run the forum as it should be....
  6. 4 points
    Loosely related to this point, there's an excellent interview with the Hibs CEO Leeann Dempster in Nutmeg magazine's podcast series. There is quite a lot of discussion about her role and also the rebuild of the club following their relegation as well as their processes when it comes to identifying head coaches. https://www.nutmegmagazine.co.uk/podcast/episode-22-interview-leeann-dempster/ The position doesn't need someone who has been "in the game" or had a playing career. It needs someone who has a willingness to engage with how Scottish football actually works it's not enough to just throw cash at a manager to fix their mistakes. I suppose you could look at Motherwell's Alan Burrows in the same...
  7. 3 points
    I’ve run many a website with both my wrists out of action Mr Clive R Dick best wishes John DBK
  8. 3 points
    If I was leasing a Jaguar and the car lease company said next year you will get a Ford Fiesta, but continue to pay the same monthly payment, how many would do it? FPS/Nelms are treating the fans as charitable donators and not customers. Some will be happy to pay more for less but I suspect many will not.
  9. 3 points
    He hates us, and the feeling's mutual.
  10. 2 points
    I went to my first game watching the Dees in early 1970’s to watch them play East Fife in a Scottish cup tie in Methil. We won 1-0 with a first minute goal which we did not see because of the crowd getting in. Over these years I have seen them win the league cup, been promoted and relegated more times that I would care to recall. I have seen two admins and the club still goes on and is in my blood. Tonight like all my fellow Dees I am as sick as a dog. I started the season with lots of hope and it’s gone down and down...
  11. 2 points
    f**k sake, Woods is sh**e anaw....
  12. 2 points
    The football team/stadium plan is just their way in. The Camperdown development, if it ever goes ahead, will be massive, with the stadium being a very small part of it. There'll be houses, flats, hotel, pubs, crematorium, ice rink extension and all weather pitches with community use amongst other things (can't remember them all off the top of my head). The owners stand to make a pretty penny at Campy, they'll lose money redeveloping Dens without a shadow of a doubt.
  13. 2 points
    Maybe the board will consider the action County took last season and appoint Jimmy Boyle and McPake as co-managers. Imagine this board if we had two managers to seethe at!
  14. 2 points
    A better experience for me Is winning football matches
  15. 2 points
  16. 2 points
    I was thinking about this recently when I saw the stat showing that if Dundee get relegated this season, we'll become the most relegated club in the last thirty years. I remember reading the 'Up Wi' The Bonnet's' history book a few years ago and what I found quite striking was that although I knew we've had periods of being a bit of a calamity at boardroom level, it's been a consistent thing since World War Two. All clubs have had their bad periods for money etc but it's hard to ever identify a period in the clubs history where we are stable off the park for more than a...
  17. 2 points
    I obviously don't pay enough attention to other clubs managers personalities to notice that he hates Dundee (which I doubt he does). Possibly we are unmanageable if we rule out decent managers at our level because we think they are a prick. If I remember correctly we didn't do very well against his Ross County team. Anyway, continue draw up the huge list of nice guys with a great managerial record willing to come to Dundee. We could do a lot worse that Derek Adams.
  18. 2 points
    All fair points, I didn't word it very well. What I was trying to say is that a lot of us haven't bought ST's to save money it's more about putting money into the club. Of course we'll all have a limit where we say enough is enough. I'm with CBH on feeling they're ripped the a**e out of it this year with the short window to buy ST's at the 'bargain price' of 340 quid, it just struck me as a very cynical ploy to push us into buying early. I would have grudgingly paid £340 for the Championship (even if it is too much), I was willing to...
  19. 2 points
    On your points: No merger - a lot of older fans would lose more heart than have this season. My feelings for the club will never die. Obviously it's been the season from hell but then you find your own level, regroup and go again. with another new squad, who knows how good or bad they'll be? As for diddy clubs, look at the rest of the top flight apart from OF. Wow... get into Europe then bounced out by the end of July. Admittedly better than we've been used to but depressing overall. Goodwin...maybe.
  20. 2 points
    Worst post i've ever seen on any forum in my life
  21. 2 points
    Seem to remember he always had a grudge with dundee for some reason when we played county. never had a good word to say. the guys a wee rat no thank you.
  22. 2 points
    Snappy debating style - love it
  23. 2 points
    Simple economics, if you're going to charge the exact same price for a lesser product then demand will fall. I quite simply won't pay Premiership prices for Championship football. If they adjust the prices accordingly, demand will increase. Price doesn't come in to it for you. It does for me. I found the post early bird prices expensive for Premiership football. I find them taking the complete and utter p1ss for Championship football. Hopefully the club realise you can't charge the same for the league below than you do for this league when the prices were seen by many as expensive anyway. I wouldn't bet on it though. Said at...
  24. 2 points
    I was wavering about renewal. But if I can be guaranteed a seat in D brigade , main stand division close enough to observe the unlikely love match that is @islaydarkblueand @Reverend Lovejoy Sitting together with one rug over their knees sharing a packet of chocolate caramels then I’m in. Voyeur.dsc
  25. 2 points
    Absolutely bonkers to ask the Americans to withdraw their support because of relegation. Mistakes have been made, lessons need learnt, changes are needed but it would be a disaster for Tim Keyes to walk away now.
  26. 2 points
    what a fantastic job you have done on here, hard work and commitment for the 5 yrs. a very sad time IMO. dee for life!!!
  27. 1 point
    I think we flatter ourselves when we say the fans are too demanding, unreasonable get on the team's back too much .... have a look at most other team's fan's forums and the same sentiment is fairly common... the club and team have underperformed for most of the last 40 years.. they are lucky there are as many fans who turn up every game to be served this crap... a winning season and a good cup run.. dare I say an actual trophy may remedy this?..fek winning a trophy, I'd settle for a team that I don't expect to bottle every game and lose to all and sundry!
  28. 1 point
    Me! I lived just the other side of camperdown at old liff hospital for a number of years (after the redevelopment ) and loved it! Best of both living out of the city but close enough to be in within minutes. The houses will sell before they are built trust me Id you’ve ever been into either the new kingsway farm restaurant or the riverside inn you’ll find both are constantly full and both are not exactly close to town
  29. 1 point
    I'd take AJ leitch back too. I think he'd score a lot in the championship.
  30. 1 point
    The key point he is clearly missing is that the new ground isn’t being built solely for the benefit of the fans or the club but to make money! Why the hell would spending £10mil on upgrading Dens make any sense at all is beyond me? Who would pay for it? Keyes? Doubt it, he’s an intelligent businessman in the investment business. It would take a life time to pay back the investor who paid for it. Would a new main stand and new Derry all of a sudden double the ST tickets sold? No. Would doing so increase income to the club to such an extent we could recoup...
  31. 1 point
    I believe that the £23,500 paid was a record world transfer fee at that time. My father also said that Billy Steel was a great player in a great Dundee team.
  32. 1 point
    My first game was Dundee Versus the Army on Saturday the 5th of August 1944 The Dundee Team was Bennet-Rennie -Ancell-Fenton-Gray-Cox-Mitchell-Turnbull-Auld-and Roberts and the score was 4-0 to the Army the Army team had English and Scottish and Welsh players there team was Swift-Taylor-Barnes-Mercer-Carabine-Busby-Kerr-MacCauly-Welsh-Black-Mullens the Ref. was Peter Craigmyle Although Dundee went down 4-0 that was me hooked as a Dee and I have been a loyal Dark Blue since then I had One of the first Season tickets when they became Available way back and I kept it going for Donkeys years although at Times due to Ill Health I could not Attend Many Games But I felt the...
  33. 1 point
    I've heard the Kenny Miller rumours too and according to what I heard its not coming from the taxi drivers wife's third cousin either.... We shall see
  34. 1 point
    Backing managers is great up to a point but if there are the wrong managers then your asking for trouble. Add to this inexperienced club administrators and your really going to get it wrong. Remember with decent budgets we have failed to match Livvie, Accies, St Mirren and Motherwell and taken a pasting from several championship clubs, it’s a disgrace piled upon disgrace.
  35. 1 point
    I would agree with your comment if I had been thinking about formal board meetings. They are not what I envisaged at all. It's the general discussion and talk about football matters with someone who actually knows all about the Scottish football scene that is needed. The day to day running of the club, IMO, needs someone who can bring some practical experience to help the board.
  36. 1 point
    Devlin would be a decent shout if available.
  37. 1 point
    Hello again jack .... Thanks for taking my short comment in the right spirit. I think you could well be right However, main point is, whit are we gonna dae, wi' awe these shitty posters, that are draggin doon the forum And thank goodness, we can aye hae a wee laugh at oorselves & each ither
  38. 1 point
    We might be in Europe next year, games in Norn Iron, Wales, Englandshire and the Republic in the Fizzy pop cup. Throw in a good few wins, no bigot brothers and pumping the DABs then winning the league, next year will be ace. It's a blip, we'll be back hopefully with a better prepared and settled squad. You've got to be positive that one day we will get it right. I believe we will.
  39. 1 point
    No thanks mate! Christie Elliot, Elliot frear, AJ leitch would be good options though. I'd take Calvin miller back too.
  40. 1 point
    J brown fae the tele saying on Twitter he was told k millers getting the managers job
  41. 1 point
    Just having a laugh mate, but eh f**k Derek Adams. Would rather have McIntyre than that pr!ck
  42. 1 point
    Derek Adams just been sacked by Plymouth Argyle..... Please no.......
  43. 1 point
    Deduct wages if they don't get promoted 20% decrease in wages next season for failure and that includes the manager and CEO
  44. 1 point
    Now that Dundee are as good as relegated can the club come out with a more sensible price for season tickets. I have been a season ticket holder for as long as I can remember and have no intention of renewing at these ridiculous prices. By all accounts I am in the same situation as a lot of other people. Please Mr Nelms sort this mess out.
  45. 1 point
    That is sad news. You should be proud that you've created the first proper message board for a major Scottish football club. Chatting about DFC before you put this site together was not much fun. It's been a big commitment though and you deserve a break. Hopefully you'll continue posting. I remember when you first touted giving Dees a decent place to communicate. That feels like a long time ago now.
  46. 1 point
    You want to see constant year-on-year improvement until we're champions of Scotland? Unfortunately it's impossible for a provincial club to not regress after reaching the top division. You can't compete financially with the top five. You can't retain guys like Stewart, Hemmings, Hendry and Kamara. You're only ever one bad summer of recruitment from relegation. We've had two in a row and we're about to pay for that. That doesn't mean we need to turn on the guy funding our club. We just to do things better and come back stronger.
  47. 1 point
    Confirms what we all know really. I guess Steve did not have a NDA or it has expired. Fresh blood is needed not just the old boys coming back in like Steve himself. He has been within Dens Park since the Dixon days and not a lot has improved since then so there is a degree of culpability on him too.
  48. 1 point
    I’m pretty sure that Dundee fans don’t need to read the opinion of some no mark Arab in some tinpot paper to realise that things have gone a bit Pete Tong. That article told me absolutely nothing that I didn’t know prior to reading. His opinion means nothing to 99.9999999999% of Dundee fans
  49. 1 point
    Absolute lunacy wanting the Americans to go ive seen some wild statements posted on this board (and indeed posted many myself :-)) but I think we may have just beaten “Hartley is a banker for the Celtic job”
  50. 1 point
    Thanks for all your hard work over the last five years John, you've given us a place to howl at the moon. Sorry to hear about your carpal tunnel injury, all that wrist action was bound to catch up with you mate. Will be in touch.
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