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  1. 34 points
    I am going to stick my neck out and also put on my tin hat with this, but John Nelms has come in for a lot of stick recently, and I feel IMO that most of this has been down to a lack of connection and communication with the fans, but hey can you fault the way he and FPS have handled the Manager change, I am really happy that he has done the full process very, very well, and (also in my opinion) he has done exactly the right thing in giving the gig to an inspirational man like Jazza, who knows the club and the fans so well,...
  2. 21 points
    I am really not getting the negativity about Goodwin. I've seen folk saying on here and in general it's uninspired, poor appointment, lack of experience etc. What are they expecting? Keep hearing and seeing Strachan's name pop up (since his Scotland sacking), the foreign route, coming from a certain level. Strachan has repeatedly stated he has no interest in getting back into management, and he would probably command at least 500k per year for a full time position in any case never mind managing a Scottish Championship club. I know its been touted he could come in a as technical director (absolutely great if it happens btw) or whatever but...
  3. 17 points
    Honestly you two are absolute doom and gloom merchants. Have never actually seen either of you say anything positive about the club. We know absolutely nothing about the Goodwin situation other than pure press speculation. And straight away the “Legion of Gloom” are on it with nonsense like our contract offer was crap and we are about to appoint a novice as manager despite 100 applications. In recent seasons the press haven’t had a clue about our dealings and that could easily be the case here. And hey see if it’s not then fair enough, if for whatever reason Jim Goodwin doesn’t wish to take the job we wish him...
  4. 16 points
    C'mon Jazza & Jimmy Nic!!!. Let's get some Feckin positivity for this pair, forget the past and move forward. Jimmy and the support network can make the big calls behind the scenes and Jazza can pick up experience along the way and be the motivational face on the front line. Goodwin, Robertson, Robbie Feckin Neilson can Feck off, McPake's the man now and gets my full support. Thoughts of season tickets are flooding my brain. Best of luck to all the new appointments. DDYB.
  5. 14 points
    Have the dabs became a good team in the last couple of days,cause the last I knew they were total gash,so I definitely don’t see them running away with the league
  6. 14 points
    A few years back I went to RBS for a mortgage in Edinburgh and the young lad in the bank was Bobby Wisharts nephew. We had been chatting football whilst form filling and I had mentioned I was a Dee. I knew Bobby from living a couple of streets from me so that came into the chat too. I mentioned that Gillie was my Dads hero and I had been brought up on tales of his excellence. I had to return to the bank a few days later to complete some other formalities but the lad asked me to meet him at my local branch rather than HQ in town...
  7. 13 points
    We’ve been relegated before - sometimes in heartbreaking circumstances, sometimes through sheer bad luck and sometimes through little fault of our own. However, the complete and utter shambles that was the 2018/19 season has to go down as one of the most complete and abject failures I’ve witnessed as a Dundee supporter. Poor recruitment at managerial level, baffling player recruitment in an attempt to build a squad (not once but twice) capable of competing with Championship sides in the cups, never mind top flight teams, and a lack of fight, desire, passion, awareness and ability on the park. It’s basically impossible to look at any aspect of this season just...
  8. 12 points
    If he was a brand new signing who we had no prior association with, I'd be very optimistic about signing a 23 year old right back who has played around 100 games at top flight level. In the wee glimpse we had of McPake's management, he seemed to have Cammy utilised in his perfect role and back to the sort of style of player he was under Hartley so hopefully that bodes well for this season. Good start, probably another 10 to go!
  9. 12 points
    I find it hard to understand the criticism Cammy is receiving when he is being compared to the charlatans, guisers and chanty wrestlers who polluted the team last season. As a player he is totally commited, tenacious, and is not without skill. If he stays,and I hope that he does, then we may see him playing in his best position which looks like holding mid. Is he premiership quality? He sure is and a step up from most of the so called defenders we have been unfortunate to have watched over the last five years. If some of you lot want to vent your spleen then you can start with...
  10. 12 points
  11. 11 points
    Calum Watters who is with Kilmarnock and has been on loan in with a Irish club was in my opinion the best left back in the Championship/League one when he played at Alloa. I recommended him to Paul Hartley who did nothing and he was signed by Killie. He hasn't broken through but that is probably because Kilmarnock have the boy Taylor in that position who recently had a Scotland call up. Watters was outstanding at Alloa. Originally at Celtic he was capped at every level up to u/19. Would be a good signing for us. Also Elliot Frear at Motherwell who can play in any position on the left...
  12. 11 points
    Another pleasing aspect to this afternoon concerns my two young lads, who I thought might be losing the faith a bit after the last couple of seasons. No reason to worry after we all watched that penalty shoot. They f**cking hate Dundee United.
  13. 10 points
    Let’s not forget that Bain had an absolute shocker the day of that Hamilton game. He was also in “questionable” form up to then. He’d also allegedly fallen out with Hartley, a man he pretty much owes his career too The fact that Parrish came in and kept more clean sheets than him also speaks volumes. if he’s the best the nation has we’ve fallen a long way since the days of Andy Goram. with such a inflated sense of self importance I’m happy he’s found the perfect club
  14. 10 points
    First time for Goodwin in the full-time player market if he takes charge. I'm hoping he re-signs Kerr, Jesse and Waddell to begin with. There are quite a few players who could improve our squad and could be realistic targets. Will be go for his keeper from alloa, Neil parry? Seemingly he's a good player. Stephen hendrie the ex Accies left back has been released by Southend. Michael tidser and Blair Spittal are free agents for cm and RM. Not entirely convinced by Spittal but he had a few goals and assists last season in a poor team. Declan Mcdaid for lw has looked decent and is leaving Ayr. Jordon...
  15. 10 points
    The thing is i think Hartley was actually the right manager for us at the time, it's the 2 appointments after that caused all the bother! He made some excellent signings in his 1st summer.
  16. 10 points
    Football management is unlike anything else. Nobody wants to employ Champions League winner Roberto Di Matteo because it's widely accepted that the triumph was largely about the players. Greece sacked Claudio Ranieri after the shocking home defeat to the Faroes. Amazingly, he then won the league with Leicester and when recently appointed at Fulham he was called a "risk-free appointment" but had an absolute nightmare at Craven Cottage. Alan Kernaghan finished runners-up to ICT with Clyde in 2004, missing out on the title by a single point. What an incredible achievement, but he then had a terrible six months at Dundee and that was his career over. No matter who...
  17. 10 points
    Is it a Scottish or Dundee thing just to accept that your sh*t, shut up and get on with it? Personally no thank you. You can be successful, you can plan to succeed, it needs application, determination and a bit of luck. Never ever lie down and accept mediocrity and defeat. This kind of thinking has us where we are.
  18. 9 points
    Just trying to do a wee bit to support our club.
  19. 9 points
    What a start for the new boss. Positivity all round (nearly). Some great, well thought out backroom appointments and contacts. No bulls**t in the interviews, just heart on sleeve determination. You can feel the bond and the determined enthusiasm he's going to bring to this. If I was a player I'd be keen to be involved with his vision and the coaching team.. I'm tempering early expectations because I'm hoping we're looking at something for the longer term here. A steady start and let's watch it build from there. A good day to be a Dee. And it's been a while since I've said that!
  20. 9 points
    Well that's the 'I Love Jaz' curtains and bedspread ordered.........at least I think that's what it says.
  21. 9 points
    https://video.buffer.com/v/5cf13539e341f40ccf29c962
  22. 9 points
    Having just watched probably, no definitely, the worst season I have ever had in supporting Dundee for almost sixty years my immediate reaction was to go and buy a season ticket for next season. Why? Mainly because it's my team and right now it needs the support of everyone who literally bleeds dark blue.
  23. 9 points
    I think it's amusing that Nelms appears to now be exploring the options that most of us have debated & suggested, but is still criticised/questioned when he does it I thought it was clear in Nelms half-hour press conference last week that the Board would be likely to be considering various combinations, depending on the experience level of the short-list of management contenders....ie, experienced manager + his assistant / younger, less experienced manager + experienced mentor/dof. Strachan (& others, who may also be contacted) may be interested in some form of part-time/call-off 'consultant' role, which would also help resolve the widespread view on here that Nelms should focus more on...
  24. 9 points
    I liked that McCann had a plan, everyone could see what he was trying to achieve. I liked the way how he treated Dundee FC, always putting us first & giving us good PR at any opportunity. He had an eye for a player as well. The biggest downfall for Neil was he needed an experienced guy next to him from the start. Hope he does well in the game!
  25. 9 points
    If he was able to negotiate this release coming from the 5th tier to the SPL that's quite damning for the Scottish game.
  26. 9 points
    McCann has a 33% win percentage, same as Hartley. McCann managed most of his wins in the Premier League as well. The term "disaster" would apply to his summer recruitment campaign and the start of the current campaign. Season 2017-18 under McCann I wouldn't class as a disaster. McIntyre's entire tenure WAS a disaster.
  27. 9 points
    Larsson won the Spanish and English league. Alongside the Champions League.
  28. 8 points
    Come on then folks. Wether you belt out songs from the front of the Derry wi yer top of, or sit at the back of the main stand humming along to Hector Nicol wi a werthers in yer gub! I’m sure between us we can come up with a couple of new ditty’s to liven up the old lady and put a smile or two on folks faces again. So if you want to share something bash on. The top 10 with the most ️ Ratings at the end of next week will be added to a pole and a final vote can be made with say a top 3(?)...
  29. 8 points
    The extra credit is certainly something that Kerr gets due to his life-long affiliation to the club; however, is that a bad thing? Was the hype he got that rediculous or was it a good motivational tool? I think part of Kerr’s initial form was arguably aided by the ‘one of his own’ hype. Hitting the scene with the crowd (that he was once part of) getting right behind him would have been an absolute buzz. Let’s not forget that both Darren O’Dea and James McPake commented on Kerr ‘bleeding dark blue’ as well. I think it was O’Dea that said while he might not be technically the best, his...
  30. 8 points
    If the board are looking to win over the fans after an appalling season they might want to consider arranging a testimonial for Barry. If 11 years service as a player plus overseeing the heroic Deefiant season doesn't merit one I don't know what does.
  31. 8 points
    There were 6 candidates that were interviewed, some more than once. Background checks were also done on those candidates. Some of the candidates weren't what they were looking for and perhaps some candidates withdrew from the process of their own free will. We'll never know exactly, nor are we privy to that information. Seems to me that any prospective candidate has had to put forward a proposal, e.g. their own backroom staff and a structure on how they want to operate, potential signing targets etc. Jimmy Nicholl is very much McPake's appointment. No-one has had their feet up these last 3 weeks that's for sure.
  32. 8 points
    Going by that logic, it surely would be Pampers... p!ss up the front, sh!t at the back
  33. 8 points
    If he's joined by Nicholl and Strachan then yes. Definitely not expecting automatic promotion now though. I said with Goodwin and I'll say with Mcpake, we have to give him time and not crucify him for a few bad results otherwise we will get nowhere. Happy for Mcpake and I really hope it works out for him. Massive risk but possibly get the rewards if we are patient.
  34. 8 points
    Looking forward to seeing JG at Dens. A young guy looking to make his mark on the game, and by all accounts it sounds like he is very thorough in his management style. What does need to change though, is our expectations. We are, and imo, have never been a Top 6 club, and should adjust what we expect based on merit. This severely hampers those who come in to work for our club as they feel the supporter pressure of a level we are nowhere near. At best we are a top of the bottom 6 club.
  35. 8 points
    Is that another reference to the lavvy interview............?
  36. 8 points
    Thanks Mark Reynolds for explaining why Dundee United made a fool of themselves with their pathetic penalties. The problem was they were tired after being forced to play FOUR games in THIRTEEN days. It's an absolute scandal that St Mirren had a leisurely 14 days to play their last four games! You could quite clearly see the Saints players had a spring in their step as they stepped forward to bury their penalties.
  37. 8 points
  38. 8 points
    A lot of carts leading the horses here.....Bob will be wishing the chairman hadn't asked him to do the update!..... Bob's update said the road access is solved, consistent with JN's prior interview. The delay had been due to the national regulations having been changed last year (his example was an access road off a slip road, as in Tesco west kingsway when you're driving west & drive in by Burger King, that type of junction was no longer permitted...I think that was what was on the 'open day' early plans). That's now solved, but he didn't elaborate on detail of that solution. He did mention there is also the...
  39. 7 points
    Season 2019/20 we are going to be doing a joint Player Sponsorship with 'Up Wi' The Bonnets' again to raise cash for Dundee Football Club. This will be our 5th year where we as a community can help the young stars of tomorrow break through the ranks. Players like Cammy Kerr, Craig Wighton and Gavin Rae, who all broke through the ranks to become a full-time professional footballers, as we like to say.... 'They're one of our own!'. Your sponsorship money will help the young players at our club flourish, buying much needed equipment and training facilities. So you know your donations will be put to good use. Our aim...
  40. 7 points
    Season ticket just came through the door. Ridiculous that I've been PATG so long. It's a good feeling to know that I've paid for every home game, whether I can make it or not. I'm going to have to make this is an annual thing.
  41. 7 points
    I don't think Strachan coming to us means that McPake won't be able to build a competitive squad, he said on the radio last week that he's happy with his budget. It will only be consulting, he's not going to be at Dens every day. I'm happy that the club are looking long term as it's not sustainable to continue to change manager and players every few years with the pay offs which come with it. We need to be developing our own players, i don't think this means we have to be throwing millions at it. The training facility from the council is already in place so it's more...
  42. 7 points
    We've got McPake, Super James McPake, I just don't think you understand, So f**k off Jimmy Mac, The derrys f**cking back, Cos we've got Super James McPake
  43. 7 points
    I have been highly critical of Kerr's inability to put a decent ball into the box and his tendency to turn back when he's had the opportunity to get forward. That's because his balls into the box were (mostly) atrocious last season / early this season and he tended to turn back when he had he opportunity to get forward. Maybe under a more positive manager these weaknesses will be sorted and I think he should probably be given the opportunity to show he can improve them by getting a chance with us next season. I also questioned the people that said he was a great player because he is...
  44. 7 points
    Inspired by watching this video on P& B (Thanks Ludo, hope you don't mind) I found the link on You Tube The excitement for new season is nearing fever pitch ... Whatever the future holds for you & us James, as a player, you' ll always be a Dundee Hero
  45. 7 points
    You're correct, Rev, and the connections (in addition to any with McPake/Nicholl) may go further back, as he coached at 2 of Strachan's clubs (Coventry/ManU), and I'd imagine there would have been some contact through his work with the EPL development programme, given Strachan's own interests in that area. Listening to the various interviews, and some of the recent articles, I was thinking it looks like Keyes/Nelms are now pushing the academy/development side (something that was in their initial aims when they took over), with fairly experienced resources, and probably no coincidence that the timing coincides with the club leasing facilities at the new Caird Park development, until we have...
  46. 7 points
    As a show of intent, Nelms should sanction us to spend £1 million on that Safranko sh**e and have McPake and Nicholl butcher him to death in the centre circle during the beer festival. It'd be bold but an action like that would sell season tickets IMO.
  47. 7 points
    All the best James. We are all behind you big man
  48. 7 points
    Our budgie is going bananas, was listening on the radio and isn't too keen on United.
  49. 7 points
    To be honest I don't think that most of the supporters of Dundee Football Club are unrealistic in their expectations for their club. The same comments might have been made about Kilmarnock or Motherwell who have retained their Premier status for a long time. And St Johnstone as well.. Is it really unrealistic to compare the size of football clubs such as the ones above and equate them to our own. I don't think so. There is no doubt that in Scottish terms Dundee is a big club...potentially...certainly bigger than the three mentioned. The club has been mismanaged for years both on and off the pitch and yes it is...
  50. 7 points
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