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BCram last won the day on 9 March

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  1. Think we need to stick with the players and the management team. Recruitment still to happen might be transformative but I agree that some early wins, particularly at Dens, would be very helpful.
  2. We get it Cobra. No winning the league, maybe get to fourth, so let's not beat ourselves up. We might have a good signing or two in the pipeline but even then it might be a big ask to anticipate anything better than fourth in the regular season.
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    Scot Gardiner.
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    Five Players Required.

    Have defended the coaching staff in another thread so will do so here. We've seen the micro managing from Hartley, McCann and McIntyre, our players watching the touchline, listening to instructions, and it has been a disaster. Seems to me that the coaching staff sent out the team, which contained a number of youngsters with the game plan. We were in the game the whole time so why try to change things? Playing people out of position, changing the shape of the team, who was available to do that on our bench? We have a small squad and can only field a team by using our youngsters. I think the last thing you want to do is shout and bawl at them from the dugout. We need additional experienced players, that's very obvious, but it looks to me as though Jimmy Nicholl is a steadying influence and the team will benefit from realising that they need to take responsibility for their actions on the pitch. For too long we have had coaches who seemed to think that they could think our team to success using players that were not up to the tasks they were being asked to do. There was a clear return to sideways passing and a lack of forward passes, which is disappointing, and only a fortunate clean sheet saved the day. more work on the training ground is needed, and a way to move forward quickly will need to be found.
  5. Need at least one more, hopefully Nelson gets going with Gowser too.
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    Dundee V Peterhead Sat 20th July 2019

    sounds like a reasonable explanation of what you have been saying. I agree, get our attack to put pressure on the opponent who is in possession, especially if they are defenders trying to play it out from the back. Midfield steps up too to make things more difficult for their opponents. Happens every week to us at Dens ever since Hartley.
  7. Whats wrong with Curran for the job?
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    Dundee V Peterhead Sat 20th July 2019

    Did not understand the decision to leave Curran on the bench at the start. Mulligan did well but I think Curran was better when he came on in the second half. Also Gowser seemed to be playing deeper than I expected from an attacking mid.
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    Dundee V Peterhead Sat 20th July 2019

    Couple of suggestions. They trusted the players, they didn't really have many options on the bench so what was anyone going to do, they knew the work that had been done to prepare our team so why chop and change whilst we were still in the game, there were youngsters on the pitch who knew what that plan was and more importantly seemed to be playing well. Would you, given these comments be seeking to jump up and down on the touch line, micro managing in the way that both Hartley and McCann did, or chop and change the way McIntyre did? I think it's part of the change being brought to the club by JMP and his team. We have had interference from the touch line, tombola selections, and poor results. Let's give the new team a chance, it must be worthwhile giving it a go, considering what we have experienced over the past 2/3 seasons.
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    Dundee V Peterhead Sat 20th July 2019

    I thought that the slow pace of our attempts to turn our initial possession into attack just allowed Peterhead to set themselves up defensively. Nobody is saying our team played well but I think Peterhead had an easy time because of our approach to the game.
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    Dundee V Peterhead Sat 20th July 2019

    Agree. All the Peterhead players and their bench were patting each other on their backs and congratulating themselves on getting the game to penalties. They really thought that their team would walk it.
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    Dundee V Peterhead Sat 20th July 2019

    Agree. There were several very strong blocks from Peterhead, and I am disappointed at the lack of support for our players displayed in so many of the posts tonight. Peterhead players were brutal and the ref let them off. One up top was never going to work when there was no fast movement forward when we got possession. Playing out from the back is just not the way to play for teams with very average talented players. The pressure just builds with back passes and eventually someone, under pressure, just has to lump it forward. These can be fixed on the training ground. You could not blame Nelson, he worked his socks off, tracked back and put in a great shift, unfortunately most of his work was nowhere near the penalty box. Youngsters did great and their first home game will have been a real eye opener for them. Older players did try to show some composure and this was not some abject defeat. We need to change the way we play, not rush to sign more players who will, in all probability not be much better than those we have seen for the past 3 transfer windows. My opinion only, of course!
  13. Think Nelson and Curran can be successful as a pair. Thought we had some joy down the wings but it always seemed to be just a fraction too slow in starting each move. Two to four tippy tap stuff which just gave Peterhead time to set their defence.
  14. Need to be patient. Strikers not the problem. Need to sort out how to attack. Week in week out we have watched fairly ordinary players rip through us. That's not happening now but we still seem to have far too many occasions when players receive the ball while standing still facing our own goal. Need to get forward passing drills and players running forward onto the ball. May coming to us isn't going to solve that.
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    Dundee V Peterhead Sat 20th July 2019

    team got applause for their efforts from the Coxy. Can't be that bad.
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