There seems to be a bit of a rally call from pundits, journalists and ex-players coming out of the woodwork to support Billy Dodds and justify why he should be given the assistant manager job at Dundee.
Time and time again we are being told that there are two sides of this story, and we the fans, don't know everything that happened when Dundee went into administration back in 2010.
The ex-Dundee and Rangers man has already said he wants to tell his side of the story. He either believes that the Dundee fans are ignorant of all the facts or maybe, as I believe, he is trying to throw the fans the proverbial bone while keeping the dogs at bay before his inevitable return to Dens Park.
Billy Dodds stated: “I can look myself in the mirror – I don’t think some of the people at that club can do the same. There are a lot of people and a lot of things at that club I’m not happy about. We have come out of it with our integrity intact.
I can understand people being frustrated and being wound up but they don’t know the truth”
In all honesty, I care not one jot what Billy Dodds has to preach. For me, his actions speak louder than words, and his actions at that time were to liquidate the club that I have supported for over 45 years.
Dodds and Chisholm knew full well the consequences of their actions, they were told beforehand by Bryan Jackson, a vote against the CVA would mean one thing only for Dundee FC........ The End!
Over 81% of Dundee’s creditors voted to accept the Credit Voluntary Arrangement proposed by the clubs administrator Bryan Jackson. Many were local businesses, players and other clubs (Celtic and Hearts) and they voted in favour because they did not want to see Dundee FC out of business.
A lot of people who worked their asses off to keep the Dundee Football Club alive. It wasn't called the 'Deefiant Season' because the fans like putting 'Dee' in-font of everything. It was because anyone who had anything to do with the club pulled together and fought every inch of the way to save the club.
Billy Dodds along with Gordon Chisholm both had a simple choice at that time, either vote to save the club or to kill it, and they choose the latter. They did this knowing that every single person who they had worked with would have been out of a job, the club liquidated and the fans left without a team to support.
Let’s be honest, Chisholm and Dodds (more so) were angry, hurt and spiteful over what had happened, and who wouldn’t have been? They took the Dundee job in good faith, but they weren’t to know that we were a basket case of a club, run by charlatans and driven mainly by egos.
If Billy Dodds wanted everyone to know the truth, he should have done it back in 2011. If he really wanted to come out with his integrity intact, he should have voted in favour of the CVA and told the Dundee Fans the truth.
The one question I keep asking myself, why would anyone accept a job from an employer who treated them so badly the last time around?
If Billy Dodd had any integrity over this matter, he would have simply told Dundee FC “No thank you” when they called regarding the position of the assistant managers job. Instead, all his scruples went out the window, right along with his so called integrity.
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