The fear is here, the fear is real.
Saturday was not only our sixth defeat on the trot, it also moved us a point closer to the relegation play-off spot after Hamilton managed to grab a draw with ten men. Bottom side Inverness Caley lost yet again but they still remain just the five points behind us.
The finger needs to be pulled out quickly and we need to get points on the table. These points have to come this Saturday when fellow strugglers Hamilton visit Dens in a massive game.
Hamilton come to Dens without a win all season away from home.
Hamilton come to Dens with only ten goals scored away from home.
Hamilton come to Dens with only seven points collected away from home.
These kind of statistics would make the blood rush to the nether regions of a betting man’s delicate areas but for me, all it gives me is the dread that we will become Hamilton’s first and possible only away win this season.
This isn’t a defeatist attitude. I’m only going by our recent form and struggling to see where our next points are coming from.
Hamilton will be missing a few key players that are pivotal to their starting line up which will be a massive blow for them. This will undoubtedly result in a more than usual physical approach from the Accies as they hope to grind out a win. The need to not concede an early goal will be greater than ever for Dundee because if we do, you can put your car, house, wife and dog on them putting every man behind the ball.
One positive for the Dee to go into this game is the arrival of Daniel Higgins into the team. I’m not one for slating players but if Kevin Gomis gets the nod over him then there will be riots. Gomis came to us and he did look like he had something about him but as time has passed, he has looked disinterested and would rather be elsewhere than in a Dundee shirt. I’d much rather have a young, hungry player in our team, wanting to make a name for himself than someone that just seems to stroll around the park without a care in the world.
Saying that, if Kosta Gadzhalov is fit for Saturday, then I’d pick him in the team over the young lad.
It has the potential to be a humdinger of a match, one with both teams going for the win, creating chance after chance. It also has the potential to be a game full of nervous players, not wanting to put a foot wrong. We all know it will more than likely be the latter.
Whatever the performance, it has to end with Dundee claiming all three points.
The players have done all the talking in the papers they could possibly do. We all know that they have to come out and speak about our up-and-coming games but the fans need their words to spread onto the pitch. We need the desire that they show in the media to get us out of this situation to roll over onto the hallowed turf.
We need their actions to speak louder than their words.
So, let’s stop the talking and start acting on Saturday with a win against Hamilton.
MON THE DEE!