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  1. 37 points
    2 years today. We made them cry. If you've not been following, notable events since last year's Dooniversary include... Every bookie and their dog tipping them to win the poorest Championship in living memory. An open top bus booked following a bonus point earned at Dens in the cup only to immediately be informed they had to play us again in the next round. Losing to us in the next round. Gowzer provoking a lot of slavers from the knitting section. Out the title race by February. Failing to defend the Irn Bru trophy, being knocked out by Irish pub side Crusaders. 6 from Falkirk, 3 from Queens (twice), 3 from Dumbarton (only points the 'Barton picked up in the last 10 games) and 3 from Morton. Even dropping points in their big derby at the hedge. Arabs on Twitter messaging GGH to congratulate him on how he ran the show at Tannadice in the 3-0 Morton win. Lowest home crowds in 30 years. The weekly consolation of celebrating the performances of a player who left them four years ago and has forgotten they exist. This year has been a tough old season for us and we still have work to do to stay up. But pity the Dundee fan who has failed to appreciate all 730 days since we relegated them. The legacy of 2/5/16 continues...
  2. 29 points
    Hi Spurs fan here. Just wanted to come on and offer my condolences to a Dundee and Spurs legend and thank you for producing such a magnificent player. I was privileged enough to have seen the magnificent Gilly play live and on TV in the early 1970s an on DVDs of our cup finals and league matches of the era. The partnerships he had with Greaves and subsequently Chivers were an absolute joy to behold and there can't have ever been many better headers of a ball in football. We used to sing 'Gilzean, Gilzean...born is the King of White Hart Lane' and he earned and deserved that accolade. The song was subsequently given to Hoddle. Good company. Gilly largely kept to himself in recent years but was thankfully brought back into the Spurs family few seasons back to do corporate and hospitality work for the club. He was treated and thought of like a king and older fans loved his on pitch half time interviews. A great Scot in a long list of great Scots to play for Tottenham. Good luck for the new season. Hope it goes well for you.
  3. 25 points
    Is it not the groundsman job to deal with the grass ??
  4. 23 points
    Everyone on this board has a passion for Dundee, the next 5 games needs everyone to pull together, go to the games support each other and support your team. I have not lived in Dundee for more than 25 years, lived out of the country for over 18 years and yet the first thing I think about when I wake up is -what is happening with Dundee? I am typing this in just before I go to sleep. Dundee is in my blood, I care . Supporting Dundee is like life, not everything is good all of the time, there are ups and downs. But the joy of a win, in my case even to see the games, Keeps me believing. I am lucky enough to have lived through some good times, when my Dad lifted me over the gate at 4 years old in Perth to see Dundee winning the league, etched in my memory, my soul. European nights followed and I was there at our last cup win as an akward teenager on a bus full of crazy kids drinking beer at 16 years old, traveling back on a bus with windows shattered by Celtic hooligans who couldn’t bear one defeat. Try supporting my club you shower of glory hunting bunch of haters. Let’s show Tommy Wright and his bunch of fouling, dirty, anti football brigade how it is on Saturday, let’s show passion, drive, heart, let’s play them off the park, let’s get revenge. We have had a difficult season but we need to show the passion we share, we need to make noise, we need to encourage, we need to will the team to win. I will be watching and listening on DeeTV, make me proud, make your team proud - we are Dundee, it’s in our blood, win, win win!
  5. 22 points
    f**k United they are c**ts.
  6. 20 points
    We really should be getting our own house in order before finding any comedy value in our neighbour's failings at Livingston tonight. We really have had a dreadful season and this is something which Neil McCann, as manager, should be addressing immediately starting with:
  7. 19 points
    As above, the talk was about contracts, formations, bad referees, scouting, dens boo boys etc etc. The “last question” was about Gowser being front page news and NM skirted around it before adding that he didn’t want to end the evening on a downer. An elderly gentleman then stood up and said “Thanks for getting rid of Holt”. This was met with a ripple of applause from the audience. Bang out of order imo. NM said he wasn’t having this and defended Holt, citing his work rate in training and this was met with a larger round of applause. He reminded the older gentleman about Holts winner against Hamilton. The older gentleman then reminded NM about an own goal Holt scored against Motherwell, this time to groans n moans from audience. Again NM shot him down, and rightly so. On a side note as NM and GG made their way out, I had a quick chat with them. Just then, my phone rang and it was my 4 year old boy. Neil had a quick chat with him, thanking him for buying his season ticket. I then heard Neil saying “yes, Moussa is staying”. Unprompted question from my wee boy. And when I got home he was totally buzzing. So to Neil McCann, Thanks for making my boy very very happy.
  8. 19 points
    Got a call at 9.30pm last night from Motherwell to say that my daughter Molly has been selected to announce the Dundee team over the tannoy today, she is so excited! But gonna be a busy day, leave Abernethy at 9.30am to get to Forfar where she is playing for Letham Girls under 12s, 11am kick off, so she will only manage to play first half, then a change into her Dee strip in the car en-route to Motherwell, got to be there for 2pm! Phew. CMON THE DEES! ?
  9. 18 points
    Shocking comment from a fan. KH gave his all at Dens.
  10. 17 points
    f**cking hell, less than a few minutes in and he 'sounds terrible' and is an 'uninspiring signing'! Let's just give the boy a chance, plenty of really class players have come out of that level and we've also signed plenty of overrated crap on high wages that were inspirational signings at the time.
  11. 17 points
    For people of my age, (55), this is it Born a week after the European Cup Semi, too young to fully appreciate the decent side of the 60's to mid 70's. Not allowed to go to the only major trophy we have won in my lifetime, (weather, too young, etc ) Sucked up the agonising goal difference relegation in 76 that was a huge turning point for all 3 clubs involved, (Aberdeen, us, DABS), to our detriment. Watched in disbelief as teams like St Mirren, Clydebank improved past us to keep us down, then the frustration of the yo-yo years, the unbelievable highs of the Bonetti era and the devastation of the 2 Administrations. All while watching the shitiest team around go on a jammy run of trophy winning, taking advantage of the ugly sisters both being shite at the same time, and some of europe's elite defences being inexplicably unable to deal with the skills of Eamon Bannon. A fawning of them by the Glasgow orientated media over the years, Nevin, Spiers, every single clown on Sportsound/Sportscene, up to last nights a**e licking by Craigen etc; trumpeting them as the best thing since sliced bread. So, hard work I think, for all of us resolutely following THE main team of the city for all these years. Until around 9.33pm on 2nd May 2016 of course; who will ever forget the day/time things got a whole lot sweeter. Sweeter still after last night; stay down and die is my preferred outcome now; but if the status quo has to last a wee bit longer, that'll have to do. I've probably been harsh on the forum recently about negativity, criticism of players/NM, that's why I've not really posted in the DFC section so much; given that this is the best time to be a Dee since I was born, I don't get the disgruntlement, but I appreciate people are different. BUT, last night should make us all happy; a perfectly DESERVED and well EARNED result and outcome for the DABS.
  12. 17 points
    Signs new deal. On signing the deal, he said "f**k Perth and f**k Tommy Wright. Dens Derry, ya bas."
  13. 16 points
    Bit harsh you’re boyfriend leaving you for your daughter
  14. 15 points
    And boat. 13 members of the Happy Mondees DSC are travelling up to the Saintees game in a boat skippered by fellow Dee, Davie of David Anderson Marine. The route to Perth will take in the V&A and the pub in Newburgh Hopefully the machine do the business on the park!
  15. 15 points
    It's pretty poor stuff when a Dee scores 2 goals and an assist and is still a target. We need to get supporting all of our players, all the time.
  16. 14 points
    Some boys are going to struggle with this because they don't like anybody
  17. 14 points
    Exactly. With only 37 games and 111 points left to play for after Saturday, a defeat would leave us with a mountain to climb.
  18. 14 points
    I try and not get too sentimental when someone passes on. Maybe because I lost my first wife in her very early 50's. And here's me now, on the wrong side o' 75 yrs, knowing death is going to come to all of us. But there is something about the passing of Alan Gilzean, that has really affected me. Possibly in part, because of some of the moving comments on here ... But also, the memories of watching him play in a team of "Greats" And his own contributions in that Team of Stars that made up Our Wonderful Dundee FC Team of Players, who won the Championship of '62 . And then did us so proud in Europe .... And this is a lad that come fae the Wee Place called Coupar Angus. Never did see him play for Spurs. But I do know in a place the size of London, & the Quality of the Teams therein, to make the grade of HERO, is some acolade for a lad, fae what really is, no more, than a wee toon, or a bigish village, is agreat. But it is a well deserved honour. Well Done. I'll no' make the funeral, but my thoughts will be with him, his family & close friends today. It's strange, I never personally met the man (And I am no' the weeping king kind) but I'm near greetin' thinkin' aboot him.
  19. 14 points
    I'm willing to put £1000 to the 'Dundee United are Shite stadium', who is with me?
  20. 14 points
    I think it is sad state, when we the Dundee support, just cannot just say welcome to Dens Park (Player), all because we have never heard of the player or because of the last team he played for. For the love of god, why can't some people wait until they see him him play before criticising (Or better still, just don't) or just give the guy a nice friendly welcome to our club!? Surely that would be the right thing to do when we sign a player.
  21. 14 points
    Best performance of 2018 so far by a mile. A great game to watch too. Only complaints are we should have won comfortably and the moronic performance of the ref. Our performance restores the pride for me. DDYB ???
  22. 13 points
    Played 5 games against teams from the top two divisions this season. Won 0 Drew 0 Lost 5 Scored 1 Conceded 8 Out the cup. Joint bottom of the league. Zero goals scored from inside the 18 years box in over 450 minutes of football against teams from the top 2 divisions. Football pundits across the land saying we look clueless up front and are laughing at how long a running theme it's been at Dens under McCann. Could have played until midnight last night without scoring. Slow boring pass pass pass pass pass pass pass going nowhere even in injury time. No one prepared to put a tackle in. No one prepared to take players on. Lack of movement all over the park. Lost money from early cup exit again. Lost money on poor season ticket sales. Losing money on poor ticket sales as people aren't interested in watching that. That had a feel of a beaten, out of ideas and relegated already in August performance yesterday as the fans sat in silence second half watching the team bore everyone in the stadium to death with their going nowhere passing. Saints sussed us out after 35 minutes and strolled out the rest of the game after scoring as we don't and can't score goals. And yet, some can't see it and apparently it's absurd to consider replacing our failed experiment of a manager who has assembled a team that can't score any goals and can't keep any clean sheets. The board are responsible for this mess though failing to attract or hire a proper experienced manager. I was prepared to give McCann a bit of time but that performance from the half hour mark onwards yesterday for me was the tipping point. As frustrating a team you'll ever likely watch as they can all pass the ball around well enough but are absolutely punchless up front and can't defend either (where the go were our full backs defensively after the half hour mark yesterday?). Totally p1ssed off with it.
  23. 13 points
    I've avoided posting my thoughts Islay, because enough folk were (quite rightly in my opinion) lining up to disagree with you already. However, I have to say that anyone calling themselves a Dundee fan who won't even be directly effected by these issues, even once/if they move back to Dundee, who objects to a move that could be the difference between the club being financially self sufficient, really, honestly, has to take a long hard look at themselves and their motives. Especially when that person spends a good proportion of their time looking up financial websites and fully understands the ramifications of the club continuing to haemorrhage money the way in which we do. I really cannot fathom it, even if I agreed with the concerns aired, which I don't particularly. Bonkers.
  24. 13 points
    Hi all, I tried to clearly articulate my motivation behind the removal of posts earlier but I will make a single clarifying statement to draw a line under this and move on. I won't comment on any of this here again. The action to hide posts was not a determination of racism on anyone's part. Personal disagreements, political discussions (on what is or isn't racist) and going off topic are all stated very clearly in the rules as things that will result in moderation action. Quite often, a conversation is headed in a certain direction and half a dozen pages later, we've got a massive discussion that's descended into infantile name calling. This is unfair to the users who want to participate in the discussion about the topic at hand. Deciding when to pull the trigger is not easy. There's a lot of shades of grey when trying to judge this sort of thing and we are all generally different. This morning, I felt it was a good time to prevent further escalation and prevent some of these issues I've mentioned above. I completely accept that justified arguments could be made to have solved the issue in multiple ways but I've got a dodgy human brain like everyone else and it was how I felt things were going. My main goal when I do use any of the moderator controls is to help make this a good forum for Dundee FC discussion. I certainly don't feel that I, or any of the other moderation team, try to stifle discussion and I think we all do our best to try and get things right. I would ask that, if you feel very strongly about any moderation, you take into consideration the explanation provided. Thank you to everyone for being understanding and I do really appreciate the responses. I would ask though that, to help me keep this on topic, you PM me if you'd like to discuss this further
  25. 13 points
    If you were a neutral who didn't support either team, you probably could agree with that argument sadly. Both clubs are having dreadful seasons to different degrees. Last season was similar for both. BUT - A Dundee fan calling for it this season after everything we've been through? Do you think in 2005/06 when United finished 9th in the top flight (one place ahead of where we are now) under Chisholm and Brewster whilst we finished to our worst finish in our history (7th in the First Division) and again the following season when they finished 9th again and we finished 3rd in the First Division to make it three seasons down that THEIR fans were calling for a merger? Were they fk. They were laughing their c0cks off at our predicament the whole time and many other seasons which is exactly what I'll be doing at them as soon as we can secure top flight football for next season. Am I enjoying this season? No. Did I enjoy last season? No. Beating Rangers twice and knocking United out the cup seems to be the only highlights of two struggling years. Did I dig deep with thousands of other Dees to save our club twice just to chuck it in after 2 relegation battles because poor wee United who dished it out something awful for years are struggling? Did I fk.
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