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Match Aftermath: St Johnstone 1 - 0 Dundee (25th Aug 2018)
The Dark Blues lose their fourth game in a row away to St Johnstone, leaving the Dark Blues with no points in three league matches.

Again it was a player who could have been a Dark Blue who scores. Tony Watt who had trained with the club joined St Johnstone earlier this month scored the only goal just after the break.

Dundee again had plenty of chances but failed to monopolise on the them.

St Johnstone 1 - 0 Dundee
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Just for a bit of fun I thought we could have a mini DFC fantasy game.

Pick 11 Dundee players before our league season kicks off at 3pm on Saturday. Formation can be 4-4-2. 4-3-3 or 3-5-2. Five points for an appearance and 10 points for a goal. Captain scores double.

Free to enter a team. Prize to be decided.

This is my team...

Parish

Ralph
Caulker
O'Dea
Kerr

McGowan
Madianga
Elton (captain)

Wighton
Mendy
Moussa

Top scorer tie-breaker: Mendy with 15 goals
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Once in the hot seat at Dens, ‘Cowboy’ made ‘Wee Georgie’ his number one signing target, spending a full afternoon convincing the player that his future still lay in Dundee and resulting in the frontman re-signing until the end of the season. Shaw however, clearly had an axe to grind as The Courier headline revealed ‘Shaw Pays Big Tribute To McCormack’. With the ‘new’ signing explaining further… “If I’d been given the same offer by Jim Duffy back at the start of the season I wouldn’t have been looking for a move in the first place.” Going on to have another swipe at his ex-boss by adding “…And from where I am standing it seems there’s one rule for managers and one for players, because while I was unable to join another Scottish team because no-one could agree a fee with Dundee, Jim Duffy was able to take himself off to Hibs no problem.”
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The sale of Jim Hamilton to Hearts for £200,000 highlighted the two other major issues Dundee faced at the time. Namely a budget that barely seemed able to cover the heating bill, never mind a promotion push and the complete disinterest of the club’s latest white knight turned villain, Canadian ‘business man’ and club owner Ron Dixon.
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With book one having gone walkabout, our first travel back in time begins in the second tome, which picks up our story on Tuesday 17th September 1996 as Billy Thomson and Barry Smith could be found posing in The Courier with a mop and bucket just below the Dens Park Main Stand. According to the press, the goalkeeper and defender were hoping to ‘mop up’ Aberdeen in the quarter final of the Coca Cola Cup the next night, having seen off our neighbours in a penalty shoot-out in the previous round (which must feature in the lost book!). With the Evening Telegraph exclaiming The Dons to be ‘red hot’, it was clear that the opposition, who had easily beaten Dundee in the previous year’s final, were strong favourites once again.

Thomson and Smith may have been trotted out to the media pre-match but it was Paul Tosh who hit the headlines with a stunning cushioned header and volleyed finish, which would still be orbiting the planet now had it not struck the back of Nicky Walker’s net. The deadlock broken, the game ebbed and flowed, before the Dee’s Kevin Bain sent a searing volley against the Aberdeen crossbar, but as is so often the case for Dundee, punishment for that miss wasn’t far away. With the cleaning ladies in defence proving they couldn’t even deal with the merest hint of spilt milk, Smith and Thomson made a hash of a weak cross into the Dundee box; a case of ‘after you’ finding the keeper brushing against ex-Dundee striker Billy Dodds, who dutifully added a triple Salchow to his unabashed clatter to the floor. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the play actor then rubbed salt in the Dundee wounds by tucking the resultant spot kick into the bottom right corner of Thomson’s goal.

Not long after burly ex-Hull man Dean Windass received a yellow card for Aberdeen for bundling into Dundee midfield maestro Chic Charnley, already booked alongside the home team’s Robbie Raeside in a melee after the penalty award,
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FFS guys take a chill pill, am totally p*ssed off with all the negativity on here after a defeat, so much so I hardly post now, ok we lost a game we maybe should have won, but it's gone now! NM is doing a good job for us Rome wasn't built in a day and we can go on sacking managers every year and where the f**k is that going to get us? Give the guy a season or two at least and be patient he is learning how to be a manager and maybe some of us need to learn how to be fans!

Me and my daughter will be at Partick on Saturday cheering the Dees right to the end, and I can't wait! Who else will join us?

Cmon Dundee!💙
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Update.......The charity ball us going ahead although venue change to The Queens Hotel.  If the previous posters that offered to donate are still keen to do so please message me. Or uf anyine would like to attend message me and I will send you the details 

Regards

Leanne

Man Of the Match: Aberdeen (Home, 08 Dec 2017)
Who was your man of the match against Aberdeen in today's game?
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O'Hara Hoping to Build On Fridays Win
 O’Hara struck twice in the second half, either side of Josh Windass’ goal, to give Dundee their first win in seven games and lift them off the bottom of the table.

The midfielder has now scored in all three ties with the Gers at Dens since his arrival last summer and his double made it four in total.

“I don’t know what it is about Rangers, but long may it continue,” said O’Hara.
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McCann: There's A Real Sense Of Disappointment Because the Goals We Lost Were Very Poor
Poor defending and lacking any end product upfront was the catalyst to a fourth straight defeat in a row for the Dark Blues, with three happening in the space of a week.

“I don’t like being down at the bottom of the table. I’m trying to change things here so that we’re not looking down in that direction,” said McCann.

“All the other teams who’ve started to come above us now have been through a difficult period and we’re experiencing one now.

“The only way to get out of it is to get the boys to be brave and still believe in what we’re doing.

“This is when you need to use a lot of your man-management skills to gather the boys and make sure they become stronger characters.

“Our game has been really attractive to watch without getting results but we need to do the ugly side of things as well.

“I’m not going to roll over. We’ll get back to work to try and become harder to beat.

“We’ve got a young group and this is when they become men, when it’s difficult at times.

“Without stating the obvious we need to work on our defensive side of things. There’s a real sense of disappointment because the goals we lost were very poor.

“Again, we were in control of the match and then we get done by a sucker-punch at the first one just before half-time.

“It’s a bit indicative of our season that we’re losing such soft goals.”

Paul McGowan also spoke of his shock that the Dee were at the bottom of the pile.

“It’s hard to say that we’re bottom of the league,” said McGowan.

“I can’t believe how it’s happened because of the way we’ve been playing.

“But you’re not going to get anywhere if you’re not scoring and you’re conceding poor goals.

“We’re a young squad and it’s a learning curve but we need to learn quickly.

“Before you know it, you’re staring down the barrel.”
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Aberdeen: The View From the Opposition
We very quickly caught up with Gavin who now lives in Australia to talk briefly about the events with his former club up North. (The questions were asked before today's announcement that Derek McInnes had decided to knock back The Rangers)
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Dundee have amassed 7 points in the last three games, with a draw against Kilmarnock and back to back wins against Rangers and Ross County which have helped propelled the Dark Blues into 9th position, on goal difference mind you.
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Your Halloween Horror Game!
Yeah, the one that makes you wish you had never gone to it..... and why, so what's your Halloween Horror Game?

My first Halloween Horror game was Dundee v Celtic in January 1971 when I was just a mere 5 years old. Standing in the Main stand underneath with my Auld Man, Uncle and Grand Dad watching Jimmy Johnstone (Didn't know who he was at the time) and Celtic run riot.

Needless to say I am a glutton for punishment, as here I am many years later.............. still being haunted to hell!
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Man Of the Match: Motherwell (Home, 25 Oct 2017)
Who was your man of the match against Motherwell in today's game?
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With just under 200 appearance to his name and five goals, Gary Irvine was an integral part of Dundee during his five and a half years service.
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Scott Allan will most likely be going back to his parent club as Celtic will want to oversea his recovery.

Whether that means we will see him in a Dark Blue jersey again will remain to be seen. McCann stated in the news that “Because he’s a loan player we, quite rightly, have to be guided by Celtic and their medical staff. It’s early days and we’re just waiting.”
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Dundee V Hearts
Match-day: Dundee V Hearts

Dee take another 3 points at home!
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Match Aftermath: Kilmarnock 1 - 1 Dundee
Dundee headed to Rugby Park hoping to capitalise on the win against St Johnstone last week.
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Aftermath: Dundee 0 - 4 Celtic (Home, 20th Sept 2017)
Dundee lose to Celtic in the Betfred Cup 4 - 0.

Celtic scored after Beaton judge Sinclair to have been fouled inside the box by Hendry. Sinclair converted from the spot.

Forrest made it two in the 42nd minute when he managed to get the ball past Bain from just inside the box.

McGregor made it third in the 88th minute after Beaton waved play on and El Bak gives the ball away.

Forrest gets his second in the 90th+1 when he shoots from inside the box under Bain who had no chance to save.

Dundee 0 - 4 Celtic.
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The Dark Blues host St Johnstone today. The last time Dundee and St Jonstone played, the Dark Blues came out 2 - 0 winners.

The Teams for today:

Dundee: Bain, Kerr, O'Dea, Holt, Leitch-Smith, Kamara, Moussa, El Bakhtaoui, Deacon, Hendry, Spence.

Subs: Parish, Allan, O'Hara, Aurtenetxe, McGowan, Wolters, Waddell.

St Johnstone: Mannus, Foster, Anderson, Shaughnessy, Easton, Wotherspoon, Craig, Paton, O'Halloran, MacLean, Johnstone.

Subs: Clark, Tanser, Millar, Scougall, Thomson, Gilchrist, Cummins.

Game is live on DeeTV for those who are living outside the UK.
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Luckily enough for us, popular fans Twitter page St Johnstone 1884 agreed to partake in a answering a few questions about how their season has went so far. Read what they had so say below!
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Not much to write about..... Well beaten today by The Rangers.

Rangers: Morelos (41', 85'), Windass (68'), Peña (83')

Dundee: El Bakhtaoui (90')
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Dundee 1 - 1 Hibs

Dundee: Holt 9' pen
Hibs: Stokes 39'
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For this instalment of 'The View from the Opposition,' we spoke to Gavin from the Hibs Podcast team, HibsTalk.

So how long has the HibsTalk Podcast been on the go for?
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We spoke to Hamilton Accies fans Twitter page WeAreHamilton to ask them about how their transfer activity has went this summer, how it felt winning the play-off final and what player we should look out for today.
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