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Reverend Lovejoy

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  1. Reverend Lovejoy

    John Nelms

    If you want to permanently Fookin negative that's up to you mate, dinnae drag me into though.
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    John Nelms

    The DAB's have stuttered after that game and have really struggled in a few games since. I personally think that score was a one off and doesn't represent as big a gap between the sides as the scoreline suggests.
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    John Nelms

    Everyone, even the Arabs, admits that the Derby was never a 6-2 game, we lost 6 but that scoreline was extremely harsh.
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    John Nelms

    I think if we score 3 on Saturday then the game plan changes and we play keep ball and shut up shop. We'd still give away possession at times but I don't see us trying to force things, losing a daft goal then leaving ourselves short at the back in search of a winner, or equaliser. Partick simply wouldn't have scored 3 goals in 6 minutes because we'd have had cover in the defensive positions. A couple of football guys sitting with us (an ex-player & manager and a well known agent) said around the 80 minute mark that we had things sewn up and were in no danger, both asked what what just happened there at the full time whistle.
  5. I think people can see the other side of the argument but choose to hold firm because their opinion differs from the poster presenting something different. I've disagreed with you on another thread but that doesn't mean I don't get what you're offering, I just see it differently and don't see anything in your summary of events that alters my opinion.
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    John Nelms

    There's no doubt in my mind that we created numerous gilt edged chances on Saturday that should've saw us on easy street. Dorrans was pulling the strings and played some delightful passes and I was thoroughly enjoying what was being served up. The starting 11 and starting formation were as as close as I've seen to us finally clicking, especially in the first 35 minutes. We then weathered the Partick storm in the final 10 minutes of the first before creating and wasting 3 even better chances than we'd created in the first half. The players have said it, the manager has said it and I'm inclined to agree that it's only a matter of time before someone gets a doing. A poor 6 minute spell won't change my mind. When was the last time we witnessed 20 Dundee shots on goal?.
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    That 2nd Half

    Saturday's formation was doing great for most of the first half. We had enough possession and good goalscoring chances to win the game comfortably. Poor finishing and poor substitutions cost us big time. If everyone had done their jobs we'd have won handsomely with the starting formation. I don't see the need to rip things up and start again when we were so close to getting things right on Saturday.
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    That 2nd Half

    Said it before on another thread a while back but I often find our manager's to be the complete opposite of how they were as a player.
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    Kenny Miller

    Kenny must've heard the booing coming from the Derry. I'm not sure if his initial thought was to get it up them after his goal as he headed that way with a raised arm after scoring before birling round and heading back towards the Partick support where he was mobbed by his teammates.
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    John Nelms

    We played some attractive football in the first 35 minutes on Saturday and created a host of good goalscoring chances. We created 3 even better chances early in the second half and should've been out of sight before the tinkering and late collapse. Saturday could've and should've seen a 3 or 4 goal win and a happy support. I personally think you could see that we're making progress and that bar a few mistakes, from the players (one in particular) and the manager, we'd have won easily. Saturday was a total sickener though and whilst I don't personally agree with it I can see why some are calling for change. It seems to be the modern way if managers don't hit the ground running but it's not guaranteed that change will bring any worthwhile benefits. The only guarantees are that change will cost you more money.
  11. Utd have been the more successful and probably bigger club in the city over the last 40yrs give or take the odd few of Dee dominance. It's taken them 4 seasons to start to look like Championship title favourites and even then they're still on the recieving end of unexpected results. I'm just not expecting Dundee to come down to a notoriously difficult league and find it a walk in the park, regardless of who's sitting in our dugout. Jimmy Nichol is well respected within football circles and probably doesn't deserve the criticism he's getting for not jumping around like a dafty on match day.
  12. Nope mate I'm not. Said before the game that I saw Partick as a dangerous team in a false position who'd come and cause us problems. McCall has proven in the past that tactically he's very good at this level.
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    The Casuals Era

    The game was on a Saturday. There may have been casuals on the pitch but it was really just an invasion of fans. I'm pretty sure their goalie lamped one of our guys and then things kicked off. The fans shouldn't have been on the pitch but it was handbags really and there was no major violence. We had to play the replay at Stirling with restricted access. ST holders only I think and you had to verify your identity before being given a ticket. I was at both games. The polis were pretty heavy handed with us after the Bankies game and I remember plain clothes polis in amongst our fans at a game Tannadice.
  14. Why would we play players out of position?. McGhee can play centre back but prefers to play r/back, why move him to a new position?. Byrne and Gowser weren't injured. I could see why he subbed both, Byrne wasn't involved a great deal and Gowser, whilst playing quite well, wasn't moving the ball as quickly as McPake would've probably liked him to. There were one or two occasions yesterday second half where a quick ball would've had Partick on the back foot and us in behind but Gowser needed an extra touch and the move broke down. I think we'd have won without the managers tinkering though, maybe not as comfortably as we should've but I think we'd have just about scraped it.
  15. I'd agree with this if we played in most of the other leagues bar the Scottish Championship. I think it's one of the most competitive league's in Europe where there's a very small points gap between the teams near the top and the teams near the bottom for practically the whole season year on year. Partick have also just replaced their manager with one of the best tacticians in this league. Patrick are not a bottom of the table Championship side and will climb this league.
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    Today's 50/50 Draw.

    As per usual we bought our tickets pre-match. The draw was made and all around commented on close they'd been to the winning number 10303. The section we were in had numbers either side of the winning number but not the actual winning ticket. The guy behind bought 4 tickets and was given what he thought was 4 tickets off the top of the book- 10300, 10301, 10302 and 10304. Seems a bit of a coincidence that the sequence of tickets was broken to exclude the winning ticket.
  17. The gemmes up the poley as far as I'm concerned, we're clamouring for the type of tombola selection that we accuse managers of. A dozen games and we want to spin the drum again.
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    John Nelms

    Is there anything more concrete to back this up other than rumour and hearsay?.
  19. Going by today's post match comments the Dundee job would be too big for Pep Guardiola.
  20. Should've been 3 goals up by the time the first sub was made.
  21. Haven't read all of the posts but enough to get the just of things. It appears that what I heard post match wasn't just a knee jerk reaction to the result but a general feeling that JMcP is out of his depth. I'd personally be very disappointed if we pushed for him to be replaced, today was bitterly disappointing but not the end of the world. The subs weren't great but with 20 shots on goal and numerous gilt edged chances we should've been out of sight regardless of who came on and who went off. The performance, for the most part, was very good and but for some horrible finishing we'd have won at a canter. The players are the main culprits here imo.
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    Best Hat-trick Dens Has Seen

    Great display and hat-trick from Sara but the game will always be remembered for the shocking stuff dished out to our much superior players culminating in a career threatening injury to Fab Cab. The culprit, Kevin McDonald, never played another game for them and ended up playing for Lochee Utd which ended his 4 game professional career. Makes you think that he made his one and only appearance for Utd in a big Derby, against top, top players, for a reason.
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    Biggest Roar At Dens

    Probably deserved to win more than one Scotland cap when you consider some of the diddies who've played since.
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    Biggest Roar At Dens

    Definitely the 1987 LC Quarter Final at Dens in front of almost 20,000. What a game and what an atmosphere.
  25. Reverend Lovejoy

    Best Double Signing Ever?

    Mcskimming originally signed in a double deal alongside John McQuillan from Stranraer.
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