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  1. Agree --white sleeves is a no from me--pity as the rest looks good
  2. The days when the players ran out at 5 to 3pm-no warm ups! There is no doubt that the players are fitter,the game is much more tactical, but more entertaining? No and a big No. Dens Park on a mid week floodlight game took a bit of beating. Squeezing into the Derry before it was seated was awesome. And yes,climbing the old stairs and seeing the pitch was great. Ah the good old days!
  3. A great player and a terrific person as well. Legend
  4. Couldn't agree More. I wrote about this in one of my books about following Dundee when i said that you can always tell a "neutral" as he is one of those people who don't continually look at their watch from the start of the second half,willing the full time whistle if we are winning and willing it not to happen if we are losing.They are the people who don't hold their head in their hands uttering a profanity if we miss a sitter and go mental when we score and are a bag of nerves the whole game. When Dundee don't have a game i become one of those people when i attend a game as a neutral and alt
  5. Couldn't agree More. I wrote about this in one of my books about following Dundee when i said that you can always tell a "neutral" as he is one of those people who don't continually look at their watch from the start of the second half,willing the full time whistle if we are winning and willing it not to happen if we are losing.They are the people who don't hold their hand in their head in their hands uttering a profanity if we miss a sitter and are a bag of nerves the whole game. When Dundee don't have a game i become one of those people when i attend a game as a neutral and although its nice
  6. To be fair Crankshaw came on at Dunfermline when the game was stretched and he had a bit more space in which to play. Yesterday was a different scenario with a tight pitch and a team that was in your face right away and probably the manager was a bit unlucky that he chose to start the boy as when Morton went down to 10 men bringing him on then might have been the spark we needed. Both wingers, McDaid and Elliot always appeared to cut inside and run into traffic when we really needed them to be trying to get round the outside of the Morton defence and get crosses in.
  7. To be honest Saturday was the first time I had seen or noticed Rooney and he was impressive but to be fair I reckon i could have been impressive with the amount of room he had to play. With us being so narrow and relying on our full backs for width going forward there was acres of space for Rooney. As regards losing goals at the back post both our full backs go far too far in when covering round. The rule used to be that if you have gone passed the near post you are too far in AND that full backs covering round should position themselves side on so that they can see whats happening behind them
  8. Re CW33--To be fair I think Craig has suffered from not having a position to call his own. He's not a striker in the true sense of the word. Neither is he a midfield schemer and although he can play wide left his natural position is off the front. Now teams that are playing well and are comfortable can afford an off the front type of player but if you play there you simply have to get the ball into his feet or effectively you are playing a man short. I don't think we ever gave Craig a run of games in that position because he was seen as a luxury player and when you are battling relegation perh
  9. My first game was v Hearts at Tynecastle in 1954. I've been a Dee all my life despite living in the central belt where most if not all support one of the ugly sisters. My Dad brought me up as a Dee and trained me into expecting us to lose when we expected to win and vice versa. When Dundee aren't playing i look forward to going to a match without the pressure that comes from watching MY team but get bored pretty quickly and nine times out of ten leave early. Its a hard life being a Dee but as my Dad used to say "We have our moments" and it's great when they come and you can say "I was there" T
  10. The Catholic comment is offensive to me. I'm Catholic and died in the wool 'Dee as was my Catholic Dad and relatives. Spence is a clown who is biased towards United and whilst we are all biased towards our own team, as a journalist he should be more professional. No wonder he was banned from Dens Park in the past.
  11. I'll take nothing away from Utd being top of the league. They have found a way to win at this level but although of course we would have liked to have been closer under no stretch of imagination are they(Utd) a class team and we showed last night in the second half that we are better than them. Our manager has taken criticism from all Dees at one time or another this season but to be fair to him he had a team last night, half of whom weren't even at Dens Park when he took over. Maybe it has taken longer than all of us would have liked to gel but there are signs that we are beginning to look l
  12. Prince Buster-I know what you are saying re "pretty significant asides" but as you say Hillsborough was all ticket and Ibrox was to be fair not something that an all ticket situation would have prevented. But you are right the game is being throttled by those, as you correctly describe,nonsensical decisions.
  13. This all ticket thing is absolute lunacy and the biggest off put for all football supporters. I live over 50 miles from Dens and its a real pain having to get tickets for games when everyone knows that the stadiums are going to be half full at best. Livingston and Hamilton an eg last season where their average attendance is probably under 2000. I can understand the derbies and perhaps the old firm (sometimes) but honestly its driving fans away and no club can afford to do that. Then we will have a TV Saturday Scottish Cup tie v Motherwell at the non nonsensical time of 7.20pm which you can be
  14. Player of the Decade--Gary Harkins Goal of the Decade--Craig Wighton v Dabs Highlight of the Decade--Deefiant Season
  15. Well I'm 72 now and although i missed over thirty years of watching Dundee as i was involved in the game myself I have supported Dundee since I was 7 years old which was in 1954. In the fifties I never even thought about United. Hate saying this but I actually quite liked them to do well when they were struggling in the old Second Division.. When they were promoted they beat us 3-1 in the first derby at Tannadice but in the return at Dens we whacked them 3-0 in Bobby Wishart's debut game with Bobby notching a double. That was to lead us on to the Championship winning season where we recorded
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