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  1. 5 points
    Great news to hear Barry is back at Dens. He was the width of the post away from bringing the Scottish Cup back to Dens after 100 years but he wasn't to be denied legendary status as he guided the club to a record-breaking winless run to steer us away from relegation after the disgraceful 25-point penalty in the Deefiant season. Has there been a better servant this century? Bonetti had money to burn but couldn't replace Barry. He was a class act for every manager he played under.
  2. 5 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...
  3. 5 points
    I've tried a number of times on here to suggest that Barry deserves a testimonial. I have no idea if anyone at Dens reads this board but I'm just thrilled that he's been brought back into the fold. He made a ridiculous number of appearances (when we were a really good team) and then he rescued us in our darkest hour. I hope nobody forgets what this guy did for our club. Maybe he wasn't a world class footballer like Gilzean or Steel but some guys can make their imprint on a football club with commitment and desire.
  4. 3 points
    Alan Forrest (brother of James) currently at Ayr would be an ideal wide player for us. Should go for him.
  5. 2 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...
  6. 2 points
    Totally agree, just didn't have the heart to list all the reasons United are BETTER equipped this season and face the backlash.
  7. 2 points
    I see what you're saying but I think there's a bit more to it than that. When McCann and McIntyre come in, there were several players on long-term deals on good amounts of money that had massive issues attached. The likes of Vincent, Julen, Low, Loy had long documented injury pasts and had a good few years of contracts in their name, Hateley was a late 20s player who was on good money and then we had a fair few who just never come up to standard. McIntyre then had a lot of players who hadn't even been proven at anywhere near the level signed up. The likes of Gowser,...
  8. 2 points
    Well if I see things one way and another Dee sees things differently that's not a contradiction. People have different opinions.
  9. 2 points
    I'd look to move Meekings and Josh McPake on and look for a centre half.
  10. 2 points
    True legend. For me Barry's spell at Dens was worth far more to the club than the Cannigias/Nemzadzes/Ravanellis etc. despite the amount of enjoyment these players gave me and the rest of the support.
  11. 2 points
    IF say Nelson was to leave in January (seeking regular football) I'd try and tempt Forrest and his playing partner Michael Moffat. He's the wrong side of 30 but he's a clever player who I think would be a great option if used sparingly or just off the bench. I don't think it's any coincidence that some of the best goalscorers of the last few years in the Championship have been partnered by Moffat.
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    Military personnel often have mental health issues as a result of active service. This is an attempt to support our soldiers with the social issues they face after their military service. I think it's great looking top and the Black Watch motto of nemo me impune lacessit is often translated in Scots as Wha daur meddle wi me.
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    I think chomp's the "Accommodating Kind" And wi Mrs G, still holding out on the Pocket Money front & me feeling unloved, I'd be willing to share (As long as eh got a wee cuddle)
  16. 1 point
    Fell steep right enough. £76 just to be a full kit [email protected]
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  18. 1 point
    Oh, get a room you two @Cobra, @DarkBlueKnight
  19. 1 point
    I'm totally guessing but I suspect that JMcP has been told, barring a calamitous collapse, that he's in the managerial hotseat long term. Nelms seems to make uninformed decisions but there's also been a number of occasions where the fans have said no and, maybe coincidentally, the club have adhered to that. I think Nelms is aware that the fans want a period of stability and I think experience tells the owners that short term fixes only paper over the cracks and costs them a sh*t load of money.
  20. 1 point
    First reply and exactly my choices, however the decade began on the 1st of January 2011 and ends at the end of 2020. Lets hope that the replies next year are Player of the decade - Gary Harkins (it would be hard for someone to beat him in the period left). Goal of the decade - Dundee's cup final winning goal next May Highlight of the decade - As above or our last gasp winning of the Championship this season. You're allowed to dream!!!!
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    I can't remember saying 80%. For me McCann was only 50% responsible for our relegation with the guy that made managerial appointments being accountable for the other 50%. McIntyre was never saving us as we were doomed by McCann and his signings so although he saw us down, and was an atrocious appointment, he doesn't take responsibility. As far as I'm concerned the guy that appointed him takes his share of the blame.
  24. 1 point
    Damn, I suppose I better start thinking about doing a Xmas theme for the site now
  25. 1 point
    Nothing to do with the 'Last edited by Prince Buster' on that page?
  26. 1 point
    Disgustingly cruel from Greg but disgustingly enjoyable at the same time.
  27. 1 point
    If only he did this more often
  28. 1 point
    I see it's just us playing at the weekend. All we need to go second is to win 10-0, which the scoreline when we visited Recreation Park in 1947 and goal machine Bert Juliussen found the net six times.
  29. 1 point
    Was thinking more of industry use of the term but it can be used in football to describe a player that moves about.
  30. 1 point
    Let's hope he manages to teach some tackling and defensive skills to the club.
  31. 1 point
    Always feel more than a little bit uneasy, when I see that word "cult" I've still never forgiven Holt & his Followers for that tomato season
  32. 1 point
    I’ve heard all about your tomatoes Gedee I would never get them as good as yours, anyway I don’t know my tomatoes from my plums
  33. 1 point
    In fairness, they appointed a League Two manager at the time. I don't think the version of events of him rejecting Cardiff on principle is true but I do think there was probably a conversation and everything Hartley was touching had turned to gold almost. Re Ross, I think we probably tapped him up and just weren't giving a good enough proposition. I don't really think it was the appeal of McCann but maybe like McPake, Nelms comes out and sells whoever he has appointed as his guy and the no 1 choice. I think once Ross took the St Mirren job and was given the resources to put everything...
  34. 1 point
    Hi again gblue...I didn't see your comment as being negative, more like realistic & simply as you & probably most of us see it ... But as you say "Hope we do Win" We have a Week to Prepare (physically & mentally) So nae excuses. Lets see some fight
  35. 1 point
    Passion & self belief in "self & country" is probably a grand thing (as long as it was for the right reasons & used for the better good of those within) Some might see the days gone by, when "Britain ruled the Waves" & took over half the world & "developed" the countries they "invaded" as fine though. As my thoughts at this time, are now consumed with strength of Scotland & her people (no fitba mind)...I'm now entering (& leaving) political territory
  36. 1 point
    I hope we do win Gedee but as you and the rest of our long suffering fan know it’s the Dundee way one step forward two steps back you can never predict how we play
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  38. 1 point
    You joke, but America is a panacea for the Tories. Minimal taxes for billionaires and poor people paying for healthcare or dying. The Telegraph, Mail, Sun and Express are certainly doing their bit to make Boris' mini-America happen.
  39. 1 point
    We're bankrolled by Tim Keyes and I don't think the Keyes family are living hand to mouth. They are uber wealthy and based in a country where the rich don't really pay taxes. As long as Keyes and Nelms have a plan for the club and the city, and remain committed, I don't think us fans need to worry too much about costs.
  40. 1 point
    Anybody with half a brain could see exactly why we are a backwater footballing nation nowadays - and it has nothi g to do with the Old Firm. Too many football fans and coaches accept mediocrity in tech ical terms as long as you run yourself into the ground and throw yourself about a bit. An embarrassing attitude that is deep rooted in Scottish football.
  41. 1 point
    Don't understand why Hemmings would be dropped? Unless it was to give him a bit of a rest. Has done really well recently. I felt sorry for him in the derby. Totally isolated with zero support.
  42. 1 point
    They got Novo to down tools to demand a cut-price transfer and gleefully took advantage of a loophole to get Zurab for buttons to send us towards admin. A few years later it seems they were wrongly liquidated after an HMRC blunder. My heart bleeds.
  43. 1 point
    The truth is I suppose, most of us can only surmise what is going on behind the scenes, during the week & leading up to "game day" On that day, in view of all fans JMP has to show the confidence, he is in charge, assess what is required, & then make the (correct) final decisions. It appears of late, for whatever reason, he has failed here. That said, it is still early season & still very early in his managerial career. And we can't take away his recent run of three winning games. A win against ICT could/would do a lot for him, as well as the DFC fans...
  44. 1 point
    The return of Jamie Ness to the Dundee starting line-up will be “pivotal” to the Dens Park side’s bid to reel in Championship leaders Dundee United, according to manager James McPake. View the full article
  45. 1 point
    Both my Grandads went to both grounds afore the war,but were Dundee fans,that was a done thing for a working man back then,watch live football,couple pints etc.My old man says their fans were called the mad 500 back then,and crowds were swelled to around 1000 with neutrals,when both teams fixtures did not clash.End of war story.
  46. 1 point
    Alan Gilzean scoring in a 1-0 win over England.
  47. 1 point
    I've heard Preston saying he's not very well liked in the changing room at Hearts - a few times. I suspect it's something personal - same as Stewart was for Levein.
  48. 1 point
    I kind of knew what you meant. Of course the 'British' establishment ignore such things; they like to pretend that jolly old England has always been better than that and that certain things never happened. Murdering b*****ds.
  49. 1 point
    The tactics for the players we have is wrong
  50. 0 points
    Curran do you mean? Woods was well gone by the Blackpool match!
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