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Reverend Lovejoy

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  1. Reverend Lovejoy

    Trialists

    There's a guy at Dens from Portland Timbers and our main stand is made of wood. Maybe this story has legs after all?.
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    Derby On the 27th

    Won't be going anywhere near Tannadice on the 27th regardless of our form, haven't been there for years, bar a free entry reserve game, and I don't plan on going there anytime soon.
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    Arbroath Ticket Information

    The club are stating that it's 'extremely unlikely' that tickets will be available at Gayfield on Saturday, I'm finding it difficult to believe that Arbroath will turn away extra cash on the day given that the ground will be less than half full.
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    Paul McGowan Is Our Friend

    Alternative (mair appropriate) lyrics. Paul McGowan is for friend, The rest o them drev us roond the bend, They cannae score & they cannae defend, Follow our Dundee. Come & see this Dundee team, Safter than Mr Whippy's ice-cream, Wake me up, is it just a dream, Follow our Dundee. Wha would be a Dundee fan, Seen mair fight far meh auld nan, We're now marked down as an also ran, Follow our Dundee, Follow our Dundee!.
  5. I think right now it's easier to pass the ball square, or back, to a teammate who isn't heavily marked and to give them the responsibility of attempting an accurate, offensive pass or take the hit if they make a mistake. For all the booing that Forster recieved on Saturday I've got to say that I have a little sympathy for him because he was being asked throughout the game to make the play whilst his better equipped teammates went hiding. Dorrans is the guy who can do what most others in our team can't but he isn't taking enough responsibility when things get tough and we end up relying on players with a different skillset trying to be creative. Most of our problems are down to confidence rather than lack of effort, for the most part, in my opinion.
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    The Yanks

    Dundee were losing around £500k per season in the SPL but you reckon Utd, with a bigger squad, will make money?.
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    The Yanks

    Keyes was never going to make money directly from Dundee Football Club, if you'd came on and said the new stadium was dead in the water then I'd understand as that's where the money is not the football club.
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    Arbroath V Dundee

    I hope to Fook he doesn't mate, I think the manager and the players are under enough pressure as it is. I don't think he'd learn anything new anyway.
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    Motherwell At Home In Scottish

    I'm not pretending, I'm saying that the timing of the game and the fact it's live on TV will decimate the crowd regardless of how we're playing. I know our form will be a factor for some but others factors will have more of an impact on the attendance.
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    This If True, Pisses Me Right Off!

    Who knew we had a bar of gold though?.
  11. Reverend Lovejoy

    Motherwell At Home In Scottish

    Saturday night on the telly 3 weeks after Christmas and a week or so before payday is gonna kill the crowd regardless of our form I think.
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    This If True, Pisses Me Right Off!

    Not too much I don't think. We can't force players to sign new contracts and we only offered Kamara the contract length that we did because he was an unknown quantity. Once players get into their final year their transfer value drops and without a load of interest in their services it's difficult to get a decent fee unless they do a 'Kevin McDonald'. Rangers have previous for shi**ing on us in the transfer market so we knew what to expect, maybe we should've wrote off the £50k and kept Kamara here?. I think it would have been a futile attempt at driving up potential future transfer fees but who knows?.
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    Arbroath V Dundee

    I think there's probably turkey's out there who've more chance of seeing out December.
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    This If True, Pisses Me Right Off!

    Kamara had around 12 games left here before he was free to leave, what happened beyond the end of the season is irrelevant. Kamara going for £50k financed the signing of 3, maybe even 4, loan signings, that, at the time and without the benefit of hindsight, would've been seen as a decent deal and possibly the best we were going to get. Nobody knows exactly what we asked for. Rangers saw something in Kamara that either McIntyre didn't or just couldn't coax out of him, they knew either way that they could sign him on a PCA and wait a few months or offer a take it or leave it nominal fee. They and the player held all the cards.
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    Arbroath V Dundee

    My great grandfather was the guy who scored the 13 goals for Arbroath in the famous 36-0 game, I wouldn't honestly be surprised, if our confidence is still shot, if Arbroath record another famous victory on Saturday. The Campbell twins v McPake & Nichol might be 1-0 Arbroath already.
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    This If True, Pisses Me Right Off!

    We had every right to ask for a clause but Rangers had every right to say no. I don't believe for one minute that they'd have agreed to anything more than the bare minimum. I'm sure we didn't jump at the first offer but the ball was very much in Rangers and the players court. We didn't release him on a free because that would be stupid when the interested club were offering cash.
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    This If True, Pisses Me Right Off!

    There was no danger that Rangers were agreeing to a sell on. We had a player on our books who the manager didn't want and who many thought had downed tools. All Rangers had to do was announce a PCA and we were Fooked. McIntyre wanted to do a rebuilding job and it was £50k towards that or an unhappy player sitting twiddling his thumbs. Not saying it's right but I just don't see what's in it for Rangers to agree to something beyond the end of his contract when they could get him for free.
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    This If True, Pisses Me Right Off!

    He was available on a PCA, it was £50k, for a player McIntyre didn't want, or nothing. There was nothing in it for Rangers to agree to a clause as they knew they could get him for free in a few months. Very surprised that people thought that a clause might actually exist.
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    Life and Boots In the Balls

    You've been with Moussa's Mrs?.
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    Booing

    The wages are irrelevant for me too.
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    Back To the Drawing Board

    I think we still had defensive midfielders then but they took it in turns, when Brown went forward Rafferty would sit and vice versa.
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    Back To the Drawing Board

    We've been poor for 40yrs but where do you draw the line?. For me last season and the season before are gone.
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    Booing

    It's like the booing though mate, some people just choose to ignore what's staring them in the face.
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    Booing

    I see you've conveniently missed out the word "MOST".
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    Booing

    You're correct it isn't a popular viewpoint but I'm not going to change my views because people don't like them or think they're ridiculous. I've always believed that encouragement gets more out of people than criticism although I accept that it's not always easy. I don't think we've got a squad of players at Dens who intentionally go onto the park to play badly, we almost always start well but the performance, and confidence, drops when we don't score whilst we're on top. Teams know to sit in here and close down space and we're left frustrated as we try to thread the ball through the eye of a needle because teams just refuse to come out. They know that our moves will break down and if they're swift on the counter we're vulnerable. We need the fans to get behind the team and encourage a higher tempo, if we're noisy and get the players fired up I don't think most of the teams in this division can live with us. The cycle of missing chances-booing-losing confidence/goals/games needs to be broken and it's in our hands to break that cycle. I'm convinced we've got a massive part to play in making Dens a positive place for people to come to watch and play football.
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