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  1. 14 points
    Our start to the season has been poor - very poor in all honesty. Despite the disappointing performances and results, McPake has to be given a chance to learn from his mistakes. Regardless of whether he was the right appointment or not, the guy inherited an absolute f’kin mess and he’s only six games into his first ever season in senior football management with an entirely new squad of players. I’m as gutted as the next Dee by the start we’ve made but he has to be given a fair opportunity to get his squad performing in the way he wants. ASAP preferably though please, James.
  2. 12 points
    I think the lack of patience is all about United. Last season United started with 11 points from 8 games. We'll have 12 from 8 if we beat Arbroath at Dens next week. Had United had their typical start we'd probably all be chilled. It's not McPake's fault Shankland has managed to score an extraordinary 13 goals in 7 league but we're annoyed that our rookie manager has failed to keep pace with United's blistering start even though no Dee at the start of the season expected us to come flying out the traps. If we can somehow forget about what's happening across the street and focus on DFC we'll...
  3. 11 points
    If there's one thing you couldn't criticise about Irvine during his time at dens, it was his commitment
  4. 7 points
    I personally wish we could drop this 'rebuilding shite' after every season. I would like us to start trying to keep hold of the decent players we have so we can have a settled squad for a good few seasons and only bring in players if an when needed. This rebuilding every year I believe has been our downfall and it contributes to the shite we see on the park..... because we are always 'rebuilding' our team! Don't get me wrong, I like to see transfers and new players coming into the squad, but sometimes I feel that we do i just for shits and giggles....... especially January time!
  5. 6 points
    Gents, apart from one daft / freak result our defence is is proving to be the most difficult to break down and even considering that 6 against the Dabs, the 3 teams above us are only fractionally better than us, remove the daft 6 and we are tight, Ayr / ICT have not scored against us, our biggest threat at the moment is a lack of goals for, not against. Too many having a poke at the back 4 yet they are a massive improvement on where we have been previously, agreed it has weakness and is shy of a couple of players, we all have an opinion on where...
  6. 6 points
    Well I said last week that I’m going to go with the flow and accept the rollercoaster life of being a Dundee fan and I’m sticking by that because quite frankly what other options do we the fans have? I’m certainly not slavouring at mouth right now and won’t be unless we’re languishing near the bottom by Christmas or something drastic like that. Its frustrating but this league has never ever been straight forward for us, even when we had griffiths and harkins in his prime we took defeats “unexpectedly” and blew the 12 point or so lead we had at the top over Inverness. Postives for me so far...
  7. 6 points
    So if we fall out of play-off contention in the coming months we should pay off the management team and give a new manager the funds to bring in his own players? I know football has changed a lot since the days when Dundee manager would be given 10 years to make his mark at the club but it's getting a bit silly now. If we were to make another pre-Christmas change that would mean Cammy will have had seven managers in his seven years at the club, which I think would make us a bit of basketcase.
  8. 6 points
    IMO the support is one of the biggest problems, I honestly do think that. Probably get slated for saying that but it's how I feel. Supposed lesser clubs than us, who aren't burdened by an illustrious past, regularly exceed expectations. Setting the bar too high has us at a disadvantage from the kickoff and more often than not leads to disappointment. Since our last big trophy win we've harked back to past glories and failed miserably to even get close to those standards on a regular basis. It's maybe time we accepted that we've no divine right to win games of football and settled for a period of instability until...
  9. 5 points
    We might have had a few decent chances but still came away with f**k all. Our rivals are still finding ways to win, we are not. Despite the fanfare about how good our forwards are, we have only scored 7 goals so far. Says it all really. Many people are willing to accept sh**e performances with the hope that we will come good eventually. Has it ever really happened? I don't care what anyone says , we should be doing so much better with the resources we have .
  10. 4 points
    I always get weirded out when BBC newreaders talk about England or Scotland fans being happy or sad at news about their national team. That seems to suggest that people can be English or Scottish and not a fan of their team or that fans could come from other countries. I find it bizarre that anyone wouldn't support their national team in a sport they clearly like. For me they should just say the English or Scots. I understand losing interest to a degree when the team is playing poorly and results are terrible - like these days with Scotland. But suggesting that you no longer care about the national...
  11. 4 points
  12. 4 points
    As soon as I read on the "pre match forum" the endless, "over the top" cricisms of JNP's line-up, eh jist kent a win for DFC was on the cards today Some Days Oor James has just nae respect for us Forum Experts ... It's jist as weel he got lucky the day
  13. 4 points
    We've played less than 10 league games, been up and down, are miles from firing on all cylinders and are sitting 4th. That at least meets, or exceeds, my expectations at this very, very early stage in both the season and in McPake's reign as Dundee manager.
  14. 4 points
    Kerr is the new Kevin Holt, not the best but certainly not the worst. Hammered by some because someone made up a daft sang about him.
  15. 4 points
    I'm late to this thread but there's quite a few posts I can't get my head around, but they've clocked up a lot of likes so I will respect them and just give my own summary and views in response on various points below. Firstly - It's very early days and far far too early to even be thinking about changing managers. Partly because it's his first job and he inherited a mess last season, mainly because we're only 6 league games in but more so, because it's the horse we have backed majorly financially, allowing him to build his own squad which he is still piecing together. It will...
  16. 4 points
    The OP quoted 'standards' so I will wait on his response. I take your other points but I'm of the view that this was always going to take time. We got beat today. I'll ask the question - are we going to have this meltdown every time we don't win this season because some think we should be beating these 'diddy' teams every time.
  17. 4 points
    Don’t sl*g the morten mate or @WeighorstsWang will be over to sort you out !
  18. 4 points
    Only a great save prevented him scoring yesterday. To have someone of that quality on the bench is a great problem to have.
  19. 4 points
    Thought the team clicked a little bit more today, however certainly wasn't a perfect performance, they cut us open several times and if they were a bit more clinical could have scored at least another goal apart from the penalty miss. Quite a few passes went astray today from our midfield and defence however a lot seemed to be slight margins of error that might be negated by more familiarity and more games. The players seemed to be what Neil McCann called being brave on the ball which I took to mean rather than going for a pass that is 90 to 100% chance of being successful going for a...
  20. 4 points
    Don't quite get the criticism that McDaid gets, he's no world beater but works his socks off. His pace is an asset and he uses it well at times to drive us forward, I remember him having a couple of great runs in the second half. He also took the ball off the Alloa attackers toes when he was 1 on 1 with keeper which showed great effort and desire to get back and help us protect a slender lead when he could've left it to those who are charged primarily with defensive duties. I've also read a lot of comments which state that McDaid is nothing but a Championship...
  21. 3 points
    If he was taunted over his horrific injury then I wouldn't hold it against him if he or someone else reacted. Imagine if a group of us chanted something about Parkinson's to Sturrock. It's not acceptable and reacting to it perfectly understandable. As for him for playing it down, there is no perfect response to an awkward question about a scuffle. You either say too much or you say too little. Let's just hope it goes away.
  22. 3 points
    Second goal, McPake was ran right out from his spot doing an under arm fist pump and looked absolutely buzzing and very relieved too I'd guess. Was a more passionate celebration than a lot of our fans in the stand who remained glued to their seats mildly applauding.
  23. 3 points
    Strangely, when DFC got relegated last season, I felt relaxed & accepting of the situation we found ourselves in ... In fact the period before in the Premiership was in the main kinda getting me down. At the start of each season, knowing probably that whoever was gonna be contesting the Top Six, recent past experience (under various managers) was telling me ... Not to be looking for DFC's name up there in the fight for a top six place. And as the season progressed quite a bit of negativity took hold of me as it seemed to be again another season where my thoughts were focused on a game...
  24. 3 points
  25. 3 points
    Because we set our team out perfectly for the ideal way they want to play. Folk need to get over the one striker thing. We still had more possession scored two (three, actually) goals and could have had more but basically gifting away goals loses games.
  26. 3 points
    @barkblue I cant fault Cammy's commitment but his marking at times is woeful. His two cross box headers last night could have crippled us. He gets away with things that others wouldn't (for example Kevin Holt). We need cover in that position. We get exposed by opponents crossing into our box. I would guess the majority of these come from our opponents left hand side.
  27. 3 points
    Managers need game-changers. They are the ones who win games. I think young MacPake and McDaid can turn games. Hopefully Dorrans when he settles in will be that for us. Hemmings when he gets up to speed can be that as well. We are a team who has not gelled yet, but we are getting there. I was not at the game today, but Ayr and Alloa are the best I have seen at Dens so far. The game against Utd I would class as a freak result. They are not that good as recent results have proved. I think we will get better as the season goes on. McPake...
  28. 3 points
    I agree that sacking managers routinely is not the answer. What frustrates me more is the fact that McPake was given the job in the first place. John Nelms seemed to learn nothing from the McCann experience. It could be argued that McPake was even more a novice than McCann was. He has been thrown to the wolves, made much worse by the fact that the arabs are in this league. They gubbed us, at least in terms of score, and he will be measured by the majority of people who 'support' Dundee directly against their league position - certainly by those lapsed supporters who we are targetting to come...
  29. 3 points
  30. 3 points
    Rubbish. McGowan is a solid player. Keeps possession well and is also good with through balls just behind the strikers.
  31. 2 points
    We definitely are capable of winning this one Huggs. I just worry about former Dees McCall, Miller and Harkins returning to haunt us and Jags being bottom means they'll be hurting and desperate to put things right while Dundee will be expected to play on the front foot. It's an awkward fixture and the first goal I think will be decisive.
  32. 2 points
    Not easy to add a million options, but I probably fall somewhere between Not As Much As Dundee and Simply Not Interested. I mean I watched the highlights last night but was out with mates while the game was on and wasn't interested enough to need or want to know the score. I do wish we were better than we've been for years and years now, but I don't mull over it much and couldn't imagine, for example, spending time on a national team forum like I do on here. In fairness, if we weren't quite so garbage maybe I would be more interested but it's only been about DFC...
  33. 2 points
    Gowser is unbelievably brave on the ball and never hides - also very very clever how he protects it and in tur can win us loads of free kicks . A wee criticism is sometimes he hangs on a bit too long to the ball and doesn’t use an easier option
  34. 2 points
    Being fit, fast and having good training stats doesnt make you a good player unfortunately. Dont think there's a single Dee who isnt desperate for cammy to produce. However, the simple fact of the matter is (like wighton)hes just not that good.You say McGhee isnt out answer at right back,yet he probably had a better game on Saturday than Kerr has had all season. Not thinking a player is good enough even though he is a Dundee fan doesn't make you a "Hater",just a realist
  35. 2 points
    And that’s the problem. McGhee performance today was better than CK both defensively and going forwards but was the sum of the parts better- im not sure but that back 4 have had one game whilst the previous 4 have had numerous attempts. I’d stick with it for now.
  36. 2 points
    I wouldn't take shankland or hemmings, if hemmings got the service shankland does hed score the same amount of goals
  37. 2 points
    He would be a good addition but our budget was gone before we signed Hemmings and Dorrans, where is the money coming from? We have a capable squad, it's down to the manager now to pick the best 11 and find an effective system. We can't expect Tim Keyes to keep throwing money at our problems. I really hope it clicks and we come good but not convinced at this point sadly.
  38. 2 points
    Agreed, Fin is a superb player, but if we’re going 4-4-2 then I’m afraid for the time being he needs a spell on the bench. Byrne and Dorrans would be the two, if were going three central midfielders then yes Fin (or Ness) then come in.
  39. 2 points
    Voted for Marshall. Admittedly I was underwhelmed by this signing but lately I have grown to respect the effort the lad has been putting in and last night he worked hard. Maybe not our best player but sets the right example.
  40. 2 points
    I know this wont be popular but the Owner must be getting concerned that his manager can't get the best out of this team, he has invested and is getting nothing back. JMCP's rookie status will only carry him so far.....................
  41. 2 points
    Yeah totally agree. Mental health issues, whilst more highlighted than they used to be, are still something that's underplayed or misunderstood. Hopefully he can get his career and his life back on track.
  42. 2 points
    McPake..... I hate the phrase ‘work in progress’ because it is an excuse and you don’t get time in football for that.
  43. 2 points
    I think psychology was pivotal in our deefiant season. 25 point deduction, make-shift squad, player coming out of retirement, signing junior players and a striker playing with a rump steak in his boot. The odds were stacked against us beyond anything we’ve ever had to suffer in our past yet we go on our best ever undefeated run. I think the injustice of the 25 point deduction and similar to the Fergie example, that the SFA were out to get us, gave us the psychological GIRFUY to be hyped up for every game. Strangely, if the SFA had awarded us the standard 10 point deduction instead, I think we’d have...
  44. 2 points
    A Queen of the South player came out in recent seasons to say that he simply wasn't able to perform because of crippling anxiety. At Dens we signed Caulker not long after he was suicidal. I think it's inevitable that some players are going to be affected by the expectant fans at places like Dundee and Aberdeen, clubs have seen some great players and where fans demand a little bit of quality. Not sure there's much point in criticising the loyal Dees who've stuck with the club and kept us afloat. We're not going to become like Brechin fans and just be satisfied to have 11 players wearing our colours...
  45. 2 points
    Our defenders never preform well because when the midfield lose the ball its normally 18 yards from so they are instantly under pressure and very close to their own goal
  46. 2 points
    Looks like it's going to be a long long season full of ups and downs but unfortunately teams like this don't win leagues.
  47. 2 points
    Dundee unable to deal with a ball into the box. Who could have predicted that?
  48. 2 points
    Hamilton Kerr Forster mcghee Marshall Byrne Robertson Mcdaid Dorrans Mcpake Hemmings
  49. 2 points
    Is your expat deal only for the home games, or does it say you're supposed to get the away games live as well? I can't see the terms for expats, only the UK options, so it must be 'filtered' out when we login. The quality of the DeeTV video was fairly grim v Alloa....compared to the other highlights posted on the match aftermath topic, not sure if that was recorded by Alloa or the SPFL, but it was zoomed in a good bit further, and had replays. This is a recurring theme, and I'm getting kinds fed up with it....a new camera with better panning/zooming facilities isn't too big an...
  50. 2 points
    Absolute bricker of a pen, Cammy has his standing leg taken and a clearer pen you're unlikely to see. Only seen it in real time though but I'll be amazed if it isn't as clear cut as most people thought at the time.
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