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  1. 16 points
    I got in from the match on Saturday, totally hacked off, walked into the dining room where my James McPake framed shirt from the season I sponsored his home kit hangs in pride of place, and thought 'f**k you you prick'. I then fumbled in my pocket for my season ticket and thought 'why the f**k did I waste my money on this garbage'? Had a think whilst eating my bridie and beans and actually more or less decided to take the shirt off the wall and file the season ticket under mistake and basically do as I've always promised myself I'd do one fine day and give up completely...
  2. 8 points
    Read the Derby County forum this morning and see that CF returned to the Derby team at the weekend after his latest serious injury and according to reports had a stormer at centre half. Good to see him back and we'll played.
  3. 7 points
    Have we stopped having a little bit of fun these days, or does it all have to doom and gloom because results are not going our way?
  4. 7 points
    If you feel this strongly about this, then this topic isn't the place for you to vent your anger over. You really should contact the club and let them know that this offends you this much. At the end of the day, It's our third strip and this topic was to discuss what we thought about it, and not the politics and bullshit that we have every year when we have a kit to raise cash for a charity...... the same shit every year.
  5. 6 points
    Please @TheDarkBlues let us keep this one for a bit. Not many of them would go to all the bother of registering just to do this.
  6. 6 points
    That was as bad a performance as I can remember from any Dundee side for a very, very long time.
  7. 6 points
    They should be supported, and looked after, by the MOD and not charities. There's an ad on TV just now raising funds for Erskine. Features an ex soldier who was medically discharged and on it he says he left the army with nothing, that in itself is a total disgrace, and it goes on to say he's been in Erskine since he was dumped on the streets by the army (my words not his). And yet, this guy is standing there proudly showing his medals and still wearing his beret. OK probably just nonsense but it's the image they're using to sell their point and those people do exist. Why...
  8. 6 points
    For me it's not getting beat that matters, it was the manner and the way how we were beaten by this Arab side. We simply never turned up and made it easy for them. The fact is, after the 6-2 defeat we should have came out the traps and made it hard for them, but we simply never turned up and never laid a glove on them in front of a massive home support. To me, that's not good enough and it proves that we as a club, do not have the mentality for these type of games, but I hope the players prove me wrong the next time we...
  9. 6 points
    From what I saw him and McGhee would be the only ones getting pass marks. Don't think the keeper could have done anything else and Hemmings was once again isolated and feeding off scraps. The rest - piss poor.
  10. 5 points
    If we did ever go down the tubes into oblivion I’d still be so glad I was not born a DAB.
  11. 5 points
    I'd usually be looking forward top a train trip up there, few pints, game, few pints and train back. But I'm just not going; not paying any more money to watch that crap.
  12. 5 points
    This is an example of McPake's inexperience, the question of what Jimmy Nichol does and our poor game management, surely as soon as we score the goal the bench has to get the remaining sub ready to go on, get the board up for the subbie, he isn't quite ready, Hemmings or McDaid does the slow walk off, this kills the game and we take an undeserved point. You don't have to be Jose f*cking Mourinho to get that
  13. 5 points
    I just don't think that we are being managed correctly on the training pitch and the park. Saying McPake doesn't care what happens is quite frankly absurd to be honest, as the guy in his own words owes a lot to this club for sticking by him through his injury. Look, I get it, we're all hurting and you want to lash out because of another bad performance..... but, to say that they don't care is just wrong.
  14. 4 points
    The Dee visit Gayfield on league business this weekend for the first time since 1978 (when we wore this fantastic kit). Thoughts for the game?
  15. 4 points
    In fairness, we don't know what McIntyre's part in it was. Maybe had things taken out of his hands or other issues unpublicised. My thoughts at the time and my thoughts now though are that we got the piss taken out of us though. Rangers at the time actually were on the hunt for an alternative option and there were a few loans touted for players earning far more than Kamara was at the time - we're talking a couple hundred grand for some of those options. I think if we collectively stood our ground, we would have either had a player who would have contributed more (I don't buy...
  16. 4 points
    I wasnt “thinking” at circa 1650 on Saturday I was exploding with emotion. Football for die hards isn’t logical as if we applied logic I doubt most would attend. I can’t be sure why after over 40 years of attending did I finally booo on Saturday - the concern for the club has to be that I saw a number of other non “booers” react the same way as I did at full time. Seems like I’m the only TDB member that booed- wow I must be loud for such a wee guy!
  17. 4 points
    And also, my feet were cold. Put on a second pair of socks but the cold still got in a wee bit. Shambles of a club. McPake out.
  18. 4 points
    I couldn't believe it when Finlay was injured and he picked Moore as the guy to bring on over Byrne. I get that it's not easy being forced into a sub but we had an experienced option there with some presence and he goes for the youngster - baffling. When you're in this league, you get tough games where things maybe don't go to plan and you need to interact with it through the game. I'm unconvinced he is capable of doing that, the way he sulked about and avoided talking to any of the players during the long injury stoppage was telling for me. I really think we're just...
  19. 4 points
    Spot on Harry. I'd also add this would suit Byrne more. He looks better trying to win second balls rather than possession football and I think that's why he did well with livi. Personally I'd play a more direct game with hemmings and Johnson playing.
  20. 4 points
    Keyes and Nelms are pivotal to our very existence. Dees saying we should bin Nelms is like Ukraine saying, “f**k Trump. We’re better off without America.” Erm nope.
  21. 4 points
    "nemo me lacessit impune " means , " No one can harm me unpunished . " Maybe, " Deus nobis auxilium " might be more appropriate for Dundee F.C........"God help us ."If proceeds from the sale of this new strip help ex- service men who are struggling, then that is a good charitable work in my opinion . Fine looking piece of kit.
  22. 4 points
    You're taking a bit of a scattergun approach to your argument here. There was me thinking your objection was based on the baby killing stuff, not how much you think UK military charities hold in reserve. For context on the reserves held, this might be worth a read. https://www.thirdsector.co.uk/reserves-best-known-charities-nearly-300m-last-year/finance/article/1582889 I'm guessing your objection is down to your personal prejudices then, fair enough, we all have them. For the record, I'd prefer it wasn't always a Forces charity myself and agree with PB that is a national disgrace that governments over the years have been happy for charities to do a lot of the heavy lift on this. If governments...
  23. 4 points
    Alan Gilzean scoring in a 1-0 win over England.
  24. 4 points
    I can see the other side of the argument too though and a strong 2nd place finish will be an ok season (not some great achievement we should be shouting about. We were a mid table Premiership club three seasons ago). Lets just hope the manager and players can restore a bit of pride in the next two derbies by giving them a much closer game and a lot more to think about as a starting point. 8-2 from two derbies with a performance like that last one is an insult.
  25. 4 points
    Dundee should NEVER appoint a rookie. Real Madrid can get away with it because they have world class players to paper over the cracks. Brechin City can get away with it because they are a part-time outfit that can exist quite happily with zero income in the fourth tier so a managerial failure can't do a lot of damage. DFC simply can't afford to take a punt on guys with zero experience. And yet we do it. Again and again.
  26. 3 points
    By offering us a take-it-or-leave-it £50k hours before the window closed they knew we were going to bite their hand off without demanding a penny more or asking for a future % cut.
  27. 3 points
    Wait that can't be right.... according to the Arab bible...... history didn't exist before 19, 80, fucking 3!
  28. 3 points
    More like he ran over to say “up yours for not picking me!”
  29. 3 points
  30. 3 points
    Hartley was sacked after 7 defeats in a row which included a 7-0 home defeat to Aberdeen during his fourth season at Dens. McCann was sacked after 8 defeats out of 9 including a 3-0 home defeat to Ayr United and assembling a squad that was statistically the worst team in Europe. This was after his third transfer window. McIntyre was sacked for finishing the job McCann started in taking us down in record breaking shameful fashion. None of these are after a "few poor results" although I acknowledge the calls will have started earlier for all three. Maybe if we have a season off from being sh!te, the calls...
  31. 3 points
    He simply has to get them playing the ball forward instead of side to side. It doesn't help when you have 2 centre halfs who aren't confident passers (Forster and Meekings) and would rather pass the buck. Ness and Byrne don't really make incisive passes either, preferring to play the safe ball. Byrne in particular slows play down with backwards passes when he should be turning towards the oppo goal. Hopefully McGhee and Marshall are fit to play and I'd start Cammy too. I'd go: Hazard (although I have doubts about him) Kerr Forster McGhee marshall Todd dorrans McGowan Mcdaid Hemmings Johnson There's an argument to say this team lacks...
  32. 3 points
    Dear Santa please this year could out fans not be a bit more patient and give a manager a chance
  33. 3 points
    The budget will go down next year, the parachute payments will stop in a couple of years... We lose 200k in gate receipts with no derbies next season alone. Season ticket sales will be down, 24 maybe 25 quid to watch boring tepid football won’t get many through the gate. Again no one is expecting “instant success” A challenge would be nice though.
  34. 3 points
    Not for me. What worked best recently was Hartley. Young, motivated, conscientious and had experience of actually getting a team promoted. Think we should stick with McPake and let him learn. There appears to be a problem with the inability of our players to change to a fast forward approach. Seems to me that the management team need someone to give them some guidance and encourage them to develop a plan B.
  35. 3 points
    Alan Forrest (brother of James) currently at Ayr would be an ideal wide player for us. Should go for him.
  36. 3 points
    The DAB's can kiss my @rse. Glory hunters the lot of them.
  37. 3 points
    Oh for a gavin rae, Stewart rafferty, dariusz, big Morten or Bobby connor type player to take the game forward.
  38. 3 points
    I would agree with him that there wasnt much between the teams until the penalty. After that we should've put pressure on them but we just put pressure on ourselves. Don't think calling for mcpake head is the right thing now. Need to put this to bed and move on to a tough game away to Inverness. 2nd place was always the target given the inexperience of mcpake and nearly a whole new team.
  39. 2 points
    Oh I can’t wait to hear your explanation for this one. Let me know what Derek thinks thank you
  40. 2 points
    I have nothing against Duffy, I think he was harshly treated by the Dundee Board at the time and I don't think any manager could have survived that time period. The fact was he took money out of his own pockets to pay the players tells me all I need to know about the man, but the fact is, we have been there and done that and I doubt Duffy would come back anyway.
  41. 2 points
    Ha ha just someone good?like......someone good maybe?
  42. 2 points
    Remember the horror runs with the previous managers? I’m hurting badly but not as bad as those runs
  43. 2 points
    Hard to see now how McPake can turn this around but I've voted to give him more time. Change seems inevitable but I'm worried that the prospect of a 7th manager in almost 7yrs will be unpalatable for FPS given the uncertainty around the new stadium, where they'll hope to claw back what they've invested, and they'll cut their losses and walk away. I think we need Nelms latest experiment to be a success of some sorts to give the owners the motivation to continue with their plans. Another payout, another manager and another shambolic January transfer window might not be totally unpalatable but I don't think that can be...
  44. 2 points
  45. 2 points
    We are UNDERACHIEVING. And have been for many many years. Since the 60s, with a few brief spells of not underachieving since then and now. It's the curse of Dundee FC.
  46. 2 points
    Gone for Hartley. As brilliant as the Deefiant season was under Sir Barry, Hartley's reign brought a degree of stability and optimism that had been so rare in my years supporting the Mighty. It all went to sh*t in the summer of 2017 but even after that up till February/March time of 2018 it looked like he might have kept us up but of course history shows the wobbly wheels properly fell off and Hartley got the shove. However, from 2014 to the summer of 2017 I genuinely believed we were well on our way to a trophy in the near future and proper stability in the top flight. For...
  47. 2 points
    Sick of hearing how good this team is on paper, unfortunately games are not played on paper, the squad certainly looks decent for this level but they are not producing the goods and that can only be down to the manager, he picks them, sets them up and decides tactics etc. If we don't go on a winning run very shortly then I think it's shaky nail time.
  48. 2 points
    He's another failed experiment by the clueless individual in charge. McCann was offered help and McPake should get the same offer. Bring in an old head with authority to mentor him; clearly being left to his own devices to make f**k up after f**k up. If that doesn't work get rid of Nelms.
  49. 2 points
    Who said he was a great manager,stevie wonder?
  50. 2 points
    Well in that case Rev ... Could he stop giving him advice
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