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Bubster

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Bubster last won the day on 30 January 2018

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  1. Bubster

    Improvement?

    Feel free to tell me where I've said we should sack him. I'll wait.
  2. Bubster

    Improvement?

    I am comparing managers of DFC - that's as like for like as it gets. What if the season NM deserves to prove himself sees us go down? The board gambled on McCann so obviously thought he was an upgrade on PH, as did some on here (and still do). I am simply highlighting the additional leeway fans are giving McCann compared to what they were willing to give, imo, a superior manager. This "DFC minded" bias could see us relegated.
  3. Bubster

    Improvement?

    I removed a sentence from my explanation post which included the "i" word above - felt I was on too shoogly a peg to bring it up.
  4. Bubster

    Lewis Spence

    This is the whole crux of my statement that Spence cost us the game. We were just back level, growing into the game against opponents who were undoubtedly mentally fragile. To give them a gift in the manner he did at that time is unforgivable and had dire consequences - mentally deflated us, lifted them and from that point the game was a bogey. NM has shouldered part of the blame, but without that mistake I genuinely believe we at least get a point.
  5. Bubster

    Lewis Spence

    Well freend, that was certainly not the intent of my post. I have already mentioned the half wits I was sitting in front of on Saturday due to taking a couple of additional kids and thus relocating to the "family" section of the Cox to take advantage of the bargain £2 entrance fee for under 12's. That conclusion they were half-wits was based upon far more than the incident discussed. These people thought Holt was at fault for Spence passing the ball right out the park amongst a myriad of other comments. @TheDarkBlues post never even discussed this particular incident to even draw similarities between the opinion and He did miss it from his re-watch of the match, which may have been because he wasn't paying full attention, or he just chose to omit it to defend the player, or indeed he did think Holt was at fault - even if he did, having a different interpretation on 1 incident does not make anyone a half-wit. Some people were clearly up to high doe after the game on Saturday and perhaps looking to be offended? I will however offer an apology to @TheDarkBlues if he felt that I called him a halfwit. Sincerely, that was not my intent and I'm sorry if the post was unclear.
  6. Bubster

    Improvement?

    I can think of loads more worse performances tbh. Regardless of ranking them - I think we can all agree it was an absolute holocaust of a performance and was completely unacceptable from the manager through to the players.
  7. Bubster

    Lets Deal With the Facts.

    I don't think there is one thing in that post that could be considered fact. Which is ironic considering the title.
  8. Bubster

    Improvement?

    I've said from the very start that I'm not convinced by the McCann appointment. I'm still not. I don't want him punted or anything, but I just don't see what other people are seeing in him. He has made IMO 2 successful signings (Hendry and Kamara) with the rest floating somewhere between average (Jon, Parrish, Deacon) to pish (Moussa, Wolters, Spence). He failed to correctly utilize our best player (Scott Allan) which has led to him wanting to leave to another (bigger and better) team to get game time. The results have broadly mirrored last season and we find ourselves in a similar situation. However, and this really does mirror some fans attitudes to Cammy Kerr, Neil McCann is "one of our own" a club legend and a huge contributor to the Deefiant season and one of the best moments seen at Dens. It seems to make him bullet proof in some quarters. If you want my take on it, Neil McCann is not as good a manager as Paul Hartley. He's more likeable, and talks a good game about style and philosophy but, to be honest, the results aren't much different. Around this time last season PH bravely admitted the style and philosophy he was imposing wasn't working, swallowed his pride and changed the way we played to ensure we remained competitive and to give us a best chance of survival. I hope to f**k NM can do the same.
  9. Bubster

    Lewis Spence

    People could maybe just accept that we all see things differently and that not all players need a white knight to save their good name. All this talk of Spence being "singled out" and "targeted" is in essence nothing more than myself expressing a negative view on the player and his performance, a few people agreeing and then others proceeding to try and throw any other player (Holt, Gowser and Kamara popular choices so far) under the bus to stop poor Spencey being "targeted". He was brutal imo, and has yet to show me that he is capable of playing at this level and despite a howler which sucked all the belief and momentum out of our side (IMO costing us the game)some are painting a picture of him controlling proceedings and us "really improving" after his introduction. It was 1-0 when he came on. It finished 4-1. That's some impact. Is it all his fault - no. However he had a huge say in it.
  10. Bubster

    Lewis Spence

    No, I made a comment on half wits at the game, you decided to take it personally.
  11. Bubster

    Lewis Spence

    I honestly think none of our players have the confidence to take the ball under pressure. Frighteningly I think it's because none of our players have good enough ability to take it in, hold off a man and pick a pass or drive with the ball.
  12. Bubster

    Lewis Spence

    That's untrue. He passed the ball right out the park on the Derry side for starters - I can only presume, like some half wits at the game, you blame Holt for not reading the pass that was never on - he's easier to blame I suppose. Kamara had a poor game by his standards but was our only player like Gowser willing to receive the ball under pressure. That was a one off aberration for Kamara - par for the course for Spence imo
  13. Bubster

    Lewis Spence

    Gowser and Kamara are the only two players in our side confident enough to demand and receive a pass under pressure. Every other player, and this is a shocking indictment, hides unless they are in space or, if forced to take it under pressure, are making a tackle seconds later. Throw ins on Saturday are a clear example of this. I was at a Sunday boys game today where young lads were more willing to provide an option from a throw in than our players were on Saturday. It was truly embarrassing.
  14. Bubster

    Lewis Spence

    If you thought Gowser was sh**e yesterday (and indeed think he's been poor recently) then quite frankly we'll never agree on a midfielders performance. He a(longside Kamara) is now our best and most important player - if you can't see why then you see football differently from me. That's not a criticism - we all see things differently - but McGowan was far and away our best player yesterday.
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