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  1. 12 points
    I don't understand the level of criticism that Cammy gets. The boy is living the dream. He is not and will never be a world beater but has many attributes we need, especially next season.
  2. 11 points
    Have to say my respect for him has gone up even further after listening to him in this and his prematch interview on tv. He repeatedly mentions how much he owes the club for how they have treated him and his family and how much he loves working at the club. It’s seems to me that he is fully invested with us. He also reiterated when asked that the full time job hadn’t even entered his head as he had been too busy getting on with work, and there had been no talk with Nelms other than to answer his call to take the team this week. To be fair...
  3. 10 points
    When you look at what CK had to deal with this season it's no wonder it's not been his best. We had two managers, how many different systems, 3 at the back, 4 at the back, play it out from the back, nobody knew what to do. Shunted to left back when Ralph had a nightmare, lost his place at right back. Played in a defence that included Kusunga, Boyle, Inniss, Caulker, Meekings, McGowan, O'Dea, C Miller, Ralph, hardly a settled defence. Stripped of the captaincy, watched Kusunga, Moussa, Meekings, K Miller, Kamara, P McGowan, Woods all captain the team ahead of him. Cammy like CW33 (before he was sold)...
  4. 9 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.
  5. 9 points
    Larsson won the Spanish and English league. Alongside the Champions League.
  6. 9 points
    I don't want them to win anything ever, be that a league, a cup, a play-off or a Fookin coin toss. Hope the manky froots get a humping tonight.
  7. 7 points
  8. 7 points
    One thing John does is speak well. When he speaks you can see his enthusiasm for the club and he makes his points clearly. A lot more of it would massively help - especially with fans rather than just the media
  9. 7 points
    People can say what ever they like about Cammy..... but the lad will always give 120% on and off the park and wears the Dark Blue in his veins and heart.
  10. 7 points
    If we'd had 11 players with the same desire and fight as cammy then we would not be where we are today
  11. 6 points
    I want to be positive and optimistic that next season I can look forward to: A new manager A new team with players who have a desire and steel A new stadium going through the planning process Winning games, not all but a fair few A few fun away trips A togetherness between fans , manager, players and OUR club. Cannae wait!
  12. 6 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...
  13. 6 points
    Gowser's pass for the first goal wasn't too shabby either.
  14. 6 points
    Arbroath away - beano on the train with drinks and chips in Arbroath, huge away support. Raith away hopefully - see above Arabs in league- derbies and some wins hopefully, cannae beat that. Pars- decent support at Dens and yet another beano away Morton/ Ayr - long trips, ones to miss when bad weather and money is tight Alloa away - decent distance, beano? Partick- decent support at Dens and always good away trip to Glasgow So some reasons to be cheerful as we target our return with diggers in the ground up at Campy! Get these season tickets bought.
  15. 6 points
    Interesting debate. I’ll start my tuppence worth by saying that I would definitely keep CK for next season as I think he’s just the type of player we need to help get us out a league like the Championship. However, I think the CK situation is a prime example of an area that our club needs to do so much better in, such that we can actually start to make some progress. We need to stop thinking of Cammy as a young laddie. Age is irrelevant. He has over 150 starts in senior Scottish football and that brings with it a large amount of experience. It should also have provided...
  16. 6 points
    Yes, I'd agree, Wattie....in his POTY season, he constantly ran at defences, either overlapping down the line, or towards goal, and he was often fouled & gave us free kicks that Stewart was able to deliver fairly accurately. Last 2 seasons it seemed as if he wasn't allowed to cross the halfway line, and either had to try diagonal far-post crosses, or play the ball inside/back. There often was nobody in front of him, down the wing. Switched to left, he tended to stop & drag the ball back onto his right foot, and I thought both of these were instructions that took away from his strong points & made...
  17. 6 points
    If Menga dominated Kerr so much why was he moved to the other side before eventually getting the hook? Were you actually there. Dolly did a lot of fancy step overs which looked good but didn't produce anything. If you want to see someone being dominated, check out Horsefield versus Kennedy at Saints.
  18. 5 points
    Think to be honest Jim's on a sticky wicket there. I think most have realistic expectations now. Even before the start of the season, most on here were saying they would settle for 10th, or even take their chances in a play off. To be fighting relegation for the past three seasons, and to have 1 home win all this season, with many games where a home goal was non existent, I think the media boys need to be cutting the fans some slack, not the other way round.
  19. 5 points
    Totally share this view. We haven't won anything of note for over 45yrs and have competed once in Europe in a similar period of time. We've been up and down like a prostitute's knickers and been owned by our nearest rivals more often than not. I'd suggest that a top 4 Championship finish is realistic, with promotion being the ultimate short term goal. Looking forward I'd say prioritising home wins in the Premiership should be an aim and retaining our top league place, if promotion is achieved, should be the priority. The cups are a bonus. I'd forget about budgets and the size of the support, sleeping giant fairytales and...
  20. 5 points
    James McPake is simply the cheap option. Whether he would be a success only time would tell. What I don't get however is that he is some kind of hero and legend. What for playing approximately 50 games and scoring a couple of goals against Utd?. Let's not let our hearts rule our heads on who we want to be the next manager. If we don't get this appointment right I honestly fear for our future.
  21. 5 points
    We scored a good goal on the break though and that was exactly what the changes were for. Miller and Nelson had stopped working as one was, obviously, having to drop into midfield all the time and neither really seemed to want to be the one to do that deeper role. Then when Wright came on it was natural for him to sit deeper and with Jesse Curran on as well, we suddenly had two players capable of holding the ball and taking men on. I thought it was a move that worked, because at 9 men, we really had to give up their half of the pitch and look...
  22. 5 points
    f**k right aff with that chat..they were f**cking louping again until an awful refereeing decision gave them a comfortable cushion...
  23. 5 points
    PB, I would argue that we were in a more favourable position when McCann left than when we took over. We were in freefall after 7 straight defeats including the 7-0 horror show and we were preparing for the Championship when McCann came in. When he was sacked we were almost level with St Mirren, Hamilton and Motherwell with 25 games to play. I'm not trying to make out McCann was a success but this idea that he destroyed the club, it's simply not true IMO, and I suspect the board wanted those filthy cheap lower league signings to cut costs.
  24. 5 points
  25. 5 points
    I love McPake, he was an excellent captain for Dundee and an excellent coach. He was also brilliant with my nephew when he was a mascot, so one day I would love to see McPake as manager. However, I just feel this might be too early for him. The job at Dundee is massive, not only the size of the club but the level of expectations from the stand, it’s a total rebuild job. 97% or more of Dundee managers end up getting sacked and very few are in a job today. I’d hate to see McPake management career being stopped because we rushed him into the job. McPake has...
  26. 5 points
  27. 4 points
    I think he's got a point to be honest. Over the last feck know's how many years we've been yoyoing between the top 2 leagues, it kind of suggests that we're roughly in our place. While we all want to be an established SPL side, we're not and while its sh1te its where we're at. You can blame who you like for it, FPS, the Marr's, Jim McIntyre, the Illuminati, it makes no odds so maybe we do need to manage our expectations better, it doesn't matter how many fingers, toes and eyes you cross, recent history show's we're about average for our ranking in the Scottish game, maybe blame...
  28. 4 points
    Darren O’Dea came across very well. Clearly a humble guy and seemed very genuine in his speech to the fans that no one expected or asked for. He’s definitely going to be a manager in the future imo.
  29. 4 points
    Just watched the highlights & would be interested to know if anyone else has, and thinks the video was very 'pixelated'/fuzzy, and at times a player moving seemed to have a 'shadow' following them. There was rain very noticeable on the portable camera shots, but the fuzzy stuff was also from the main cameras in the SE gantry & back of the Shankly. I wondered if these are maybe using wifi to connect to a server, and either very slow or with signal interference? I've mentioned it to someone involved with DeeTV. A couple of things the various camera angles highlighted, better than my BC view....great couple of forward passes...
  30. 4 points
    I thought Meekings was ropey when he played. Ball watching, getting outmuscled, poor passing. He'll be at a lower level now so hopefully he can turn it round.
  31. 4 points
    We have had no creativity all season but Robson’s pass to Wright was I think our best pass all season. 40 yard killer pass-since Harkins was shown the door by Hartley who could do that??
  32. 4 points
    I think on todays performance, a reliable goalkeeper is one of the 1st signings on our list. Hamilton cannot be our 1st choice keeper next season. I would get rid at the earliest opportunity if it was my choice. The 2 CH in that line up will not be available for selection, for half the season between them. They will be no more than bit part players next season IMO (if they are even still at the club). Midfield has been a weakness for us for the past few seasons and the players we have available to us ATM for next season are going to struggle I think. Recruitment for...
  33. 4 points
    Thing is the experienced manager could be a total failure and Mcpake a success, We simply don't know. I wouldn't be against Mcpake being in charge of an established Dundee team but it's the rebuilding process that worries me. We need someone who has contacts and knows how to work with agents etc to get in probably at least 7 new signings to compliment what we have. Once we have that I dont think the experience thing is too much of an issue. Look at County or Alloa this season. Two of the least experienced management teams were the the success stories of the Championship.
  34. 4 points
    watching that today it became obvious that the players were not giving a sh*t under Macintyre.....what a difference watching boys throw themselves infront of shots and having a bit of dig further up the pitch...I don't think we'd have seen that if Macintyre was still incharge.
  35. 4 points
    Wrong appointment if we hire another untested manager at any level. We seem to be continuing in the wrong direction with managers if McPake is made manager as you speculate. We need to be looking at all possibilities and not the cheap and cheerful appointment because it will unite the fans... until it all goes wrong and we will have another 'ledgend' at the club go down in flames like McCann. This is a mistake, a big one and we will continue on the way we have been in the last couple of years. I'm sorry James if you read this, but I don't think that you're ready for the...
  36. 4 points
  37. 4 points
    It’s between Jack Hamilton and Cody Cooke for St Mirren player of the year.
  38. 4 points
    Fair dos. I think Parish was good in the sense that his decision making over 90 minutes is fairly consistent tbh, you always know what you're getting in him. I actually think McIntyre's biggest mistake in the defence may have went under the radar a bit and was replacing Innis/Boyle with Ryan McGowan. We all applauded it at the time but I genuinely think that with Inniss and Kusunga, they were erratic in most games but one in three, they would be tremendous and put in a brilliant performance and dominate things. McGowan and O'Dea were fairly consistent but I just think both were maybe just past it and not...
  39. 4 points
    Burley was a distater - horrible human in every way , Ravanelli i dont have issue with esp after hearing how he took time with the youth players , you`d think the opposite of a world wide name coming to little ole dundee but heard he was a class act , think he would have ended up a cult hero at dens had he been able to stay a season - was just glad i got to see him in a Dundee shirt.
  40. 4 points
    Also makes him a gullible halfwit that believes in fairy stories (my opinion).
  41. 4 points
    Tried all 6 Brewing 71 offerings. Was seeing Brewing 142 by the end!
  42. 4 points
    I think the best for me, was not only his sensible, thoughtful comments, it was also his quiet, respectful manner in conveying them, which tbh, I kinda expected of him. He came over as a person who's genuine & honest & appreciative of the Club & all that it has done for him, at a time when it could well have turned it''s back on him ... reflecting & reminding us at again, that there is still a little good, positive, decent news & feelings for DFC, & all the staff from top to bottom. And maybe next season could see a change of fortunes Think the general feeling at...
  43. 4 points
    Miss out on signing Chris Kamara for £50k and sell Glen Kamara for £50k, it doesn't get more Dundee than that
  44. 4 points
    I was half asleep (no drinking involved) and my grammar is hilarious in the above. *your x2 as a correction. Forgive me for quoting myself here, but I wanted to add something about Ian McCall that is germane to this discussion. I am not advocating for Ian McCall to get the job, but I've noticed that he has been getting beat with the 'well if you didn't have Shankland' stick. Again this seems a little unfair considering that Shankland was trundling down the football ladder after being loaned out by Aberdeen for a few seasons, and not really being up to a whole lot. It was McCall that pulled him...
  45. 4 points
    I'm like that, don't see the point in bawling out one of our own players, if they've fecked up they'll know themselves, they don't need some random dafties banging on about it. Partial to a FFS under my breath though.
  46. 4 points
    You are right about some players getting more stick than Cammy and they don't deserve (all of) that either. Cammy really needs to be signed up for next year, as it stands with the relegation release clauses I read about elsewhere, will we actually have any players on the books for next season after Saturday? Personally I don't give our players any audible grief as I don't think it helps at all (I'll chunter away under my breath though). I do, however, lambast the ref regardless of their performance and the opposition players.
  47. 4 points
    Watched him play for Forfar at Starks Park last week( playing right mid), had a reasonable game. Personally i thought he got a raw deal from a lot of our support.
  48. 4 points
    Absolutely nothing wrong with your view WW, and one of many things we've learned about our squad this last couple of seasons, is their limitations....we need fighters, but we need drive, composure, technical ability, and a good few other skills I thought we lacked, due to the odd 'range' of similar players we brought in. No-one at our level is going to 'have it all'. A few had technical ability but without the means to apply it. Cammy, to his credit, recognised in an interview the areas of his game he needs to work on, and is still young enough, and keen enough, to take on board some good coaching....
  49. 4 points
  50. 4 points
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