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  1. 18 points
    Even during a season that's struggled for many highs, I find some of the opinions humbly accepting or even encouraging the logic behind an amalgamation to be the most depressing thing DFC related I've encountered all year. I respect those opinions and in ways understand the logic behind them, but I honestly see anyone wanting to or willing to accept anything other than Dundee Football Club, on the grounds that the nameless, faceless thing we'd be left with would have the off chance of pushing for top six every season, to be akin to the glory hunters following the ugly sisters. Would I cash in the emotion, passion, history, good...
  2. 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...
  3. 16 points
    Pathetic. Pandering to a bunch of morons kicking up a fuss and letting them buy into the theory that this was some kind of anti-Irish agenda. Shitebag behaviour.
  4. 14 points
    Our start to the season has been poor - very poor in all honesty. Despite the disappointing performances and results, McPake has to be given a chance to learn from his mistakes. Regardless of whether he was the right appointment or not, the guy inherited an absolute f’kin mess and he’s only six games into his first ever season in senior football management with an entirely new squad of players. I’m as gutted as the next Dee by the start we’ve made but he has to be given a fair opportunity to get his squad performing in the way he wants. ASAP preferably though please, James.
  5. 14 points
  6. 14 points
    That is a bloody minter. A fuss like this over a flag. Where the hell is our apology for the smoke bombs thrown into the Derry early in the season? Where is the apology for the utter embarrassment that took place in the Shankly on Boxing Day 2012? Where is our apology for them being absolute mutants and a stain on Scottish football in general (along with their twins). There no anti “Irish” (90% of them couldn’t point to Eire on a map) agenda. There’s only an agenda against grown adults who act like despicable morons Pandering to them to get 30 quid a head from the hordes. Very well...
  7. 13 points
    Hi Abernethy ' ... (Thanks for the comment above) It's true my posts have been few & far between in the past few weeks/months. Although this has been mainly around personal & private reasons (with certainly a few health issues thrown into the mix) And with the current catastrophic form DFC has been enduring this season, coming on to the forum to lift my spirits or for even get back that wee smile has no been the answer (No surprisingly in these times some, posters are a might "touchy") Meanwhile "Mon the Dee"
  8. 12 points
    I think the lack of patience is all about United. Last season United started with 11 points from 8 games. We'll have 12 from 8 if we beat Arbroath at Dens next week. Had United had their typical start we'd probably all be chilled. It's not McPake's fault Shankland has managed to score an extraordinary 13 goals in 7 league but we're annoyed that our rookie manager has failed to keep pace with United's blistering start even though no Dee at the start of the season expected us to come flying out the traps. If we can somehow forget about what's happening across the street and focus on DFC we'll...
  9. 12 points
    I’m not bothered about how it affects me as st holder - I just want more people there to support the team lift the atmosphere and maybe help to ensure premier football next season. If the cost of that is some kids in for free , great .
  10. 12 points
    That bit of the statement [apparently] relates to US Taxation law, where you can offset any losses from one company against profits from another company, within the same Group. The benefit would be to the DBPH 'parent company' in the USA, whose 'Corporation Tax' liability would be reduced. Where I think this might be of direct benefit to DFC is that the owners would perhaps be more inclined to fund an operating loss (eg, if they had to fund additional spending on players, as just now), if they knew that loss was softened by a tax saving elsewhere within their Group. I can't see DFC producing an operating profit for...
  11. 11 points
    If there's one thing you couldn't criticise about Irvine during his time at dens, it was his commitment
  12. 11 points
    Similarly Robbie Neilson.....
  13. 10 points
    A couple of those results have helped open a bit of gap from us to 5th & below, always a good thing for team morale. We're keeping pace with the top 3, still only 1-2 games away from them, and if we can keep this going, while the team develops & becomes a bit more settled, I think we'll be well placed for the 'business end' of the season. Long, long, way to go yet.
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. 9 points
    Agree with this... grew up through the 80s when there was an inferiority complex with us and them, and no wonder, there team was filled with class players.... The day I get worried about Calum Butcher, Paul Mcmullan and Mark Reynolds, or in fact any Arab in that team is the day I chuck it....
  17. 9 points
    Love how in the absence of anything better to discuss we're now making up players wages.
  18. 9 points
    Here lads and lasses I mind being a very naive 13 year auld laddie when we got relegated in 2005 thinking we’d storm the league an we’d be right back at the first attempt... 9 years give or take later we were still languishing but we made it out properly (not counting the club 12 stint) We’ve got to remember that we are one of the big fish now in a wee pond of angry piranhas nipping away at us, making it difficult for us to enjoy the pond and make it back to the ocean again.. bad analogy but anyway teams are gonna make it hard as phuck for...
  19. 9 points
    To be honest i think it's all over already... I can't see this gang winning another game before the season ends..we'll be lucky if they actually manage to score a goal..I'd say sack the manager tonight, put McPake or some other senior pro in charge as caretaker.. advertise the vacancy and see who applies.. gives the new manager time to come in and start planning for next season in the Championship.. whatever happens, it's a massive rebuild on the cards ..
  20. 9 points
    What struck me today was just how poor the 'more established' members of our squad were. Cammy was exposed time and again, ball chasing, poor decision making, shocking distribution. Kusunga was OK, but still looks poor in the tackle and on the verge of disaster every time he goes near the ball. Inniss was, well, hmmm. At moments he looks strong, assured and confident, then he takes a touch that sends the ball 30 feet in the air! The lad's distribution is awful unless it's a 5 yard pass and when he's forced to go long it's just shut your eyes and put your foot through the ball stuff. Oh...
  21. 9 points
    This is the Lazio top I’ve got. A perfect Dee top IMO.
  22. 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.
  23. 8 points
    I think Gowser going off was the thing that changed it. Todd gave more width but Gowser totally ineffective whole time he was on.
  24. 8 points
    To be fair that's a decent crowd for St Johnstone...
  25. 8 points
    Backing another manager by the looks of things. Hopefully gets it right, his recruitment seems sound so far.
  26. 8 points
    Going by that logic, it surely would be Pampers... p!ss up the front, sh!t at the back
  27. 8 points
    Is that another reference to the lavvy interview............?
  28. 8 points
    I thought this was an interesting perspective on how football teams operate. It focuses on Manchester United under Ferguson and then talks about the recent success story of Watford and Fulham. I think the Scottish parallels of this would definitely be ourselves against St Johnstone and Hamilton. Say what you like about Tommy Wright but he has done some very interesting things in the last few seasons: Alan Mannus is number 1 'keeper and one of the better players in the league. He begins to decline a bit but is still easily competent enough for any mid table team. 23 year old Zander Clark has been showing promise on loan...
  29. 8 points
    Well here's me sitting looking like a Dick. The Mrs has just came in from work and told me we're going to Perth on Saturday, like it or lump it. I'm filing for divorce if that shower don't show up and play for the Fookin shirt. Well that sabbatical lasted long.
  30. 8 points
    What's the point in having a Q&A for a handful of fans if the wider fanbase doesn't learn anything?
  31. 8 points
    I am not sure why any supporter's loyalties would fade but living far away and in a differing lifestyle may have a effect on the weak minded. When I lived in Dundee I worked with a guy who went to both Dundee and Utd home games, I would wind him up about who he would want to win a derby. He had an excuse, he was English! Although I go to occasion MLS Seattle Sounders games I just don't have the passion for them. There is only one team for me, my dad lifted me over the turnstiles around 60 years ago, I was there when we won the league,...
  32. 8 points
    McIntyre's first game in charge was against the league's surprise package and form team at the time - Livingston, at the Mac n Cheese Stadium. A 4-0 (going on 10-0) defeat underlined the pressure JM was under from the onset and relegation looked a stick-on without an escape route. Yesterday saw the same fixture at the same venue but saw a different outcome with a completely different set of players that moved Dundee out from the playoff spot on goal difference. In such a short space of time and with only one window to work within, how do you rate the appointment of JM? I think the appointment might prove...
  33. 8 points
    Neil McCann for me will always be a legend and he will always have my admiration for what he did at Dens as a player. As another poster pointed out he could have gone to a bigger club, but choose to go to Hearts because it would get us a bigger fee. He also refused to go across the street due to how much respect he has for the Dundee Fans. It didn't work out for him as a manager and I know that he had the best intentions for the club as that is the type of person he is. Sadly it did not work out for him, but...
  34. 8 points
    Bill Colvin was good for DFC and very honest in my experience. I bought tickets for a prize draw in aid of player sponsorship. I never expected to win but I did and the prize was 2 hospitality tickets and a signed strip. I asked for the prize to be donated or sold to raise more money as I took the daughter and her pal plus my goddaughter and the hospo didn't really suit me at that time. When Bill found out he put a message over the tannoy at half time for me to go down and receive a signed shirt. I must've missed it but he was pretty...
  35. 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?
  36. 7 points
    I love wee Gowser. His legs have gone but he's still putting in performances and dragging those around him up a touch purely by his effort. I'll hate to see him leave Dundee, gave so much raw passion for a club that meant diddly squat to him before he joined. He's a dying breed. I'd love to offer him a coaching role when he hangs his boots up but he'd probably scare every youth away from the club.
  37. 7 points
    I think we all (as hard as it is) need to remain patient. I don’t think the fact that the story about leaving Aberdeen so early in the preseason has helped as the longer it has dragged on has led to massive speculation and probably a lot of false assumptions being made by both supporters and media alike. I don’t blame the player one bit for taking his time (if that’s the case) to make a decision on his future. You’d have to assume he’ll be taking a pay cut to make his next move and is at a critical point in his career where after being such a highly...
  38. 7 points
    Cheers for posting the link to the pics Double Blue Here's tonight's pics - very hard session - I was knackered watching it - it's a bit warm here Evening session pics BTW: If there's anyone who doesn't make the pics it doesn't mean that they aren't involved - I've had to concentrate on a few lads who pics were wanted of and I've missed getting many pics of some others - Hopefully I'll get round to getting a fair share of all the players as the week goes on. If anyone is at the game tomorrow give me a shout as I wander round the track - I want...
  39. 7 points
    Thought both looked good, Cammy looked like a player who's full of confidence and Gowser looked refreshed and ready to drive us on. I know we were playing Brechin (no disrespect) but I really can't understand why some don't appreciate what these two bring to DFC.
  40. 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...
  41. 7 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...
  42. 7 points
    A wise man once said “you’ll win f**k all with DABs and dwarves”
  43. 7 points
    A club that would struggle to get 1500 fans through the gate... Even a successful merged club would struggle to break into top 5, so if the merged club became a ”diddy yo yo club”, would you stop going? Would Montrose fans want to merge with Brechin? Course they wouldn’t...What success have they had? Rather my club died fighting than merge with that mob across the road.
  44. 7 points
    I will not judge any owner of the club as successful until we are living within our means. Writing cheques to pay off substantial accrued debt each season is not fiscally responsible nor sustainable, I won’t thank FPS for that, their poor management allows it to happen. i do not believe for one second that we cannot compete in the premiership on a break even budget, Motherwell are proving this is possible. To make it work the club need to substantially improve their stakeholder engagement. Give the fans a reason to be actively involved, to feel part of the club, that’s how you generate income. Motherwell have done a good...
  45. 7 points
    right, so an architect has drawn up plans for a future project and included a slip road that used to be used many many moons ago that doesn’t even show up when you look on google map satellite view and connects it to a car park ring road which is to be built?!
  46. 7 points
    Gonna miss my 8th home game this weekend due to work commitments, I've not even looked further ahead yet. A ST for me is just a way of helping the club, unfortunately the time has came where I've got to prioritise and decide what's important and what's not. Paying for a ST for me is just throwing cash away, my young lass is bored shitless with the fayre on offer and my goddaughter is off to Uni. The missus still wants to go but I'm not buying the 5 tickets we normally buy in the next fortnight and I'm not paying the full prices. So that'll be 5 ST down...
  47. 7 points
    Admiral Nelson led us to Victory.
  48. 7 points
    So are their f**cking goalies, defenders, midfielders and strikers!
  49. 7 points
    Defeats away from home to Killie, Aberdeen and Celtic need to be viewed with some perspective. Its not as if we have had anything out of the last two in years and this is our worst squad in years. 4 points next week and we will have trebled the points picked up in the first round of fixtures and I’m confident that will see us within touching distance of Accies and Saint M.
  50. 7 points
    What did you expect when our half of our alleged first team players can't even make the bench? That shows you how poor the recruitment has been and is an absolute disgrace that McCann was allowed to bring in this utter dross. I do not blame McIntyre at all for these results. I feel sorry for him having to work with this group of pro footballers.
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