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  1. 9 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...
  2. 7 points
    Right, I’m out of here. It’s a tough thing being a Dee these days....and has been for a few seasons . But, my God, it’s much harder when I waste my time with the torrent of drivel that passes as “passionate debate” on here. Whether it’s the anti-Cammy Kerr squad (sure, he’s no world beater but we’re a championship club and there are plenty premier teams would be happy to have him) or any number of misguided, repetitive ranters, I’ve had my fill. Todd and McDaid seem to be the main “Elgin scapegoats” from what I’ve seen from some. I think they’re decent...McDaid has taken a man on and beaten...
  3. 6 points
    We're in Scotland's second division and we have Kane Hemmings, Danny Johnson and Andrew Nelson. Is that not a pretty f**cking good situation? Would we rather have Mark Stewart and John Baird and Colin Nish? I don't think so. Our team has a lot of room for improvement but I have to say our frontline is quality.
  4. 5 points
    Finished work Dee winThe unbeatables beaten Sun out Red wine waiting
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 4 points
    I thought we lost our way a little in midfield after McGowan went off and they then created 1 or 2 half chances.
  8. 4 points
    Hey gringo, que te pasa? Maybe, just maybe, you are taking things a little too seriously. It’s a forum, what do you expect? We can all be guilty of spouting pish at times and venting frustration but hey, check Gedee for example, among the darkness he is always there, clapping away quite happily. I hope you get through this bud. Become a happy clapper, I’m sure Gedee will let you know the prescription, and I’m sure once the medz kick in you’ll be back on the Dark Blues sometime soon. Hang in there bud. GEDEEeeeeeeeee, show this man the light #The Exorcist
  9. 3 points
    You don't often get quality performances in this league. Teams are too stuffy and not many open games. 3 points are all that matters. Personally I can see past our shortfalls if we get a win as the team has had plenty criticism in defeat Let's just enjoy the carlsberg Saturday
  10. 3 points
    Seemed way OTT to me. A forum is just a load of opinions and it would die if they were all the same. Challenge or ignore if you don’t agree with fellow posters - no need to take the cream puff with an official announcement.
  11. 3 points
    Jeez, whilst I do agree, can we not just have a laugh every now and then and not take things so seriously?
  12. 3 points
    Good luck mate, you might have better luck trying to flog a betamax at the moment though.
  13. 3 points
    My reaction today when a dab asked me if I'll accept that United are going to win the league...
  14. 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.
  15. 2 points
    Would have liked to have seen the Dee producing a dominant win but any three points gained in this league is a good three points because there are no mugs in the division. Pleasing that we saw out the win. You're a wee bit vulnerable being a goal up in the closing minutes so needed to show a bit of character. We will get stronger as the season progresses so if the Unbeatables don't pull away they might find themselves back in the good old play-offs, where they belong, missing penalties and shedding tears.
  16. 2 points
    If we can get an experienced pro who can dictate the midfield, and pick out 1/2 mobile strikers with a quick forward pass, and bring our wing-backs into the game, this might make all the difference to our performances....and reduce the perceived 'need' for the half dozen other players/positions frequently suggested as 'essential'. A gamble? I think all the players we sign are, to some degree.
  17. 2 points
    Hopefully on the bench!
  18. 2 points
    I was going to offer free coach travel to all members but unfortunately the driver said he could only turn up 1 week in 3.
  19. 2 points
    I take it you'll not be joining the new DSC I've been working on then, The Big Gensy Dee Dark Blues?.
  20. 2 points
    Revisited my team for Saturday: Hamilton Kerr Forster McGhee marshall Finn Byrne Mcdaid Nelson. McPake Johnson Sharp Mackie meekings Gowser Todd hemmings Mulligan
  21. 2 points
    McPake has already given the players what for in the press and I've no doubt he's done that behind closed doors as well. And, to me, I don't see any difference between saying 'we'll play a lot better', or 'we'll make it up to the fans'. All platitudes that mean little if we don't turn up at the weekend. As I say, I really think the players simply can't do anything right after the past couple of performances. That's fair enough and understandable but it doesn't really answer what they're meant to do when faced with the press.
  22. 2 points
    We need players willing to take on a man and win fouls, corners etc if it doesn't come off. Running at a full back then checking your run is no good unless you have plenty ability and quick feet. For that I'd fit in Mcpake and Nelson in the hope they can take the ball deep and push the whole team forward. If we can't be creative enough to break down teams then the next best thing is to be direct, get the ball forward at every opportunity and play at a high tempo hoping to drag their defence apart and force mistakes. We rarely hit the byline these days
  23. 2 points
    Shock! Saying that it's no bad thing that we can only play one of Ness or Byrne.
  24. 2 points
    I love the city of Dundee. My late uncle was a dab. My hatred for United is not rational but I hate them with passion. Football is not rational. Their meltdown in the Mark Kerr final was fantastic. Them losing to the fermers after being convinced they'd win was glorious, but nothing will top the tears shed in the Shankly.
  25. 2 points
    It was one game, we need to give the guy a bit more time before we decide that he's the spawn of Satan. I fear it's too late for him though and some won't give him a second chance.
  26. 1 point
    Standouts have been Johnson, Marshall and McGhee. Hemmings will come good and hopefully the others will aswell. For a team to sign this many players and to expect them all to gel this quickly, I’d say we’ve done alright. Still more to come imo.
  27. 1 point
    The DABs had 20 attempts on goal. Unlucky.
  28. 1 point
    Your post was removed because the moderators felt that it was a personal dig at the original poster. If you had created a support ticket asking for a reason why we would have explained our decision to you and you have every right to ask us to reconsider our decision on the matter (Like it explains in the private message and email you received from us). But I guess it is easier to whine and bitch about it on the forum than create a support ticket with us.
  29. 1 point
    Hamilton has been better this season so far but agree still has a bit to prove. On the other hand Jamie McDonald has always seemed a good reliable keeper.
  30. 1 point
    There was a hell of a lot of pressure on us today. Statistically it wasn’t a ‘must win’ game but psychologically it was, and we did win. Defence still looked a bit shaky at times to me, but we did create a good few chances and had what looked like a good penalty turned down. Glad to see Robertson back in midfield and young McPake looks like he will trouble defences with direct pacey running. Got to push on now and start putting 3 points on the board regularly. The “unbeatables” lost at Ayr as I thought they would and the top of the league has tightened up a bit.
  31. 1 point
    Playing one up at home is unbelievable. Our midfield is somewhat baffling! Refs are minging! That's all.
  32. 1 point
    It's going to be yet AGAIN, another Long hard season, just don't see any improvement, on previous seasons n they were dire, Players have to step up.
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    Put Johnson into the premiership bracket aswell
  35. 1 point
    I'm looking forward to it too as I didn't think I would make it tomorrow. I think if the gaffer picks the right team we should have enough to win. I predict 2-0 Nelson and Johnson.
  36. 1 point
    We need to sign an energetic midfielder who can drive forward and get us up the park. Dorrans for me does not fit that bill, injuries nd all.....
  37. 1 point
    I agree with you on both points. The Knox squad was better than good. The Duffy point I think comes down to the fact that he could not win crunch matches. We lost out to both Raith and St. Mirren who both were good teams, but we could not beat either when we needed to. Duffy got us to two finals that were both winnable, yet we lost both. I cannot remember whether it was a draw or a win we needed against Livingston when we got relegated, but again we did not manage it. Duffy, no doubt, was and still is the greatest player never to be capped for...
  38. 1 point
    That doesn't stack up for a variety of reasons. Liverpool are markedly better than most teams in their league. Yes, you mention Chelsea and Man C. But you'd expect them to beat West Ham, Norwich, Bournemouth, Watford, Newcastle most weeks because their players are MUCH better than those at the smaller clubs. Unfortunately our players have so far proved not to be markedly better than those of any team we've played against in this league. Not Dunfermline, Ayr, ICT or United. Hopefully that will change on Saturday. Liverpool's midfield (remembering they are champions of Europe) dominate most games and allow their front-line the freedom to play in the right areas,...
  39. 1 point
    If you watched the game, you would know that yourself! In all honesty, he had little to do throughout most of his time on the pitch, and could do little to prevent the goals. I think that his red was pretty harsh and was left with no choice to come off his line.
  40. 1 point
    Konrad was one of Hartley's big errors. Once he left, I think we realised how much worse it could get. Kusunga and Gomis together though are the pair who on one day, would be comfortable dealing with Messi and Ronaldo together and on another, would be tangled by Steven Doris.
  41. 1 point
    Its unusual, maybe the guy had a bad day all round and seeing stuff on here tipped him over the edge. Its telling that so many are unwilling to give the benefit of the doubt to a poster who has hardly been 'look at me' and go straight for the attention seeking shout. I can see where he's coming from.
  42. 1 point
    They should be on the touchline looking along the line pushing high to the last defender when the full back makes a run or has the ball.A midfielder should be available inside to play a FIRST time ball inside the back,where Todd,Mcdaid are primed to steam on to the thru ball ,turn the defence and get a decent cross in.Do this multiple times,over and over,practised in training,and the rocket may leave the launch pad......... Varieties of the same basic play may occur as confidence in your teammates increases,this used against stuffy defensive systems may work.WTF do I know about modern football...................
  43. 1 point
    They did do that by appointing JM and that turned out a disaster. (do agree with your post tho) Mcpake was the easy appointment to make IMO - easy / lazy what ever word suits
  44. 1 point
    For me this is the key. It's the training ground stuff that needs to change. Make them fitter, get them expecting to make forward passes and forward runs, and practice the passes needed to bring Hemmings et al into scoring positions. It's criminal that we have three potential goal scorers in the squad and not one of them is getting any service.
  45. 1 point
    I notice DBDU you have added a like to my post ... Thank You. No just for myself ... But for your added support for J.McPake. None of us know what is ahead, But I bet the man is suffering. IMO we've got to show bit of solidarity here. Support DFC/Mgr.
  46. 1 point
    @Cobra pretty certain it was Bill Colvin who picked Hartley.
  47. 1 point
    I think we all want exciting, expansive football with lots of goals and loads of incident. McPake tried that in the derby. End result was a game with tons of chances and eight goals. But I think we'll end up on the wrong end of most of these games with the midfield we have. We play much better when we control the ball and tempo (Aberdeen game) and we also, in my opinion, created lots more chances too, rather than the toothless possession we saw against Ayr and ICT. I do get it. Hemmings is THE man and there's pressure on McPake not to be so negative at home and...
  48. 1 point
    Mackie was pleasantly surprised to get such a warm reception as he went to take an early corner. Unfortunately the corner was a shocker and he went on to (at least partly) gift Elgin the win. Hopefully we can all forget about that though. He’s a young, talented guy who I’m sure is desperate to show the best side of his game.
  49. 0 points
    JMP denying any move for Dorrans.
  50. -1 points
    Find his feet...FFS it's bloody football. Basic stuff.
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