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  1. Press interview with Paul McGowan who discusses the Dark Blues midweek action against Alloa at Dens Park.
  2. Poor defending and lacking any end product upfront was the catalyst to a fourth straight defeat in a row for the Dark Blues, with three happening in the space of a week. “I don’t like being down at the bottom of the table. I’m trying to change things here so that we’re not looking down in that direction,” said McCann. “All the other teams who’ve started to come above us now have been through a difficult period and we’re experiencing one now. “The only way to get out of it is to get the boys to be brave and still believe in what we’re doing. “This is when you need to use a lot
  3. “The gaffer wants us to play and I love it,” he said. “It’s the way to play. Yes, we are going to get caught in possession now and again, but it’s part and parcel of trying to do it,” Said McGowan. “You can say it’s a bit iffy at times, but it worked for us at Celtic. They might not have been at full strength, but we gave them a game and they can count themselves lucky to win. “The fans will be on the edge of their seats, but it’s the way to go. We will lose goals by it, but as the gaffer says, that’s on me. He wants us to do it. “We are starting to gel. There are a lot of new r
  4. “Kerr is terrific. Any ball in the air he just goes for it and eats it up,” praised McGowan. “For a young kid that’s a fantastic attribute. “If he can keep going like this he’s going to have a bright future at Dundee. “It’s massive to have a threat like that at set-pieces. “He’s still learning and will make mistakes but I’ll take him in my team all day long. Waddell has come from nowhere this summer to establishing his place in the first team squad. The young centre back has already made thirteen appearances for Dundee so far this term with plenty more to come from the pro
  5. They were well beaten by their Tayside rivals St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park, which has left them three points off Partick in sixth — but with a horrible run of fixtures to come. The next couple of games will see the Dee face the league’s top two in Celtic and then Aberdeen. After that comes a difficult trip to Ross County, although Dundee’s last venture to Dingwall saw them come home with three points. That’s followed by Hearts at Tynecastle and then a winnable game at home to Hamilton. With three of the remaining five matches against teams at the top end of the table, it’
  6. And the players are determined to meet the target of finishing seventh in the Premiership. After dropping into the play-off position with a seven-game losing run that cost Paul Hartley his job, Dundee got back to winning ways at Motherwell at the weekend in interim boss McCann’s first game in charge. And now it’s a five-game winning run that the Dark Blues are aiming for. “The manager has set a target for us of winning all our games and finishing on top of the bottom six,” revealed McGowan. “It has been a worrying time. There’s no taking away from it. We were second bottom
  7. But, just a couple of months later, a less convincing scoreline at the same ground has done just that. Such was the size of the hole the Dark Blues had dug themselves in between the Fir Park matches, this had become their biggest game of the season. So it stands to reason that the win, however it was achieved, would be the biggest as well. “It was better than 5-1,” admitted Paul McGowan. “It was a massive win because of the circumstances. “We were second bottom and this result takes us seven points away from Inverness. It was a massive victory for us. “We’ve been strug
  8. Embarrassed Paul McGowan admits Dundee are a mentally WEAK team who defend like a Sunday league side. And after Friday night's 7-0 drubbing at the hands of Aberdeen, he says if Dons left-back Andy Considine can score three against them - they've got major problems. McGowan was mortified by the performance of Paul Hartley's side and urged every player in the Dens Park dressing-room to take a long hard look at themselves. He fears the woeful display against the Dons could have a huge negative impact on the Dark Blues' confidence - and is adamant that they're now in a relegation sc
  9. The midfielder, who was man of the match against Kilmarnock last Saturday, is confident about the team’s prospects this weekend. And he reckons it’s the ideal time for the Dens men to pick up their first victory of 2017. “A win could really turn the tide of our season — it’s huge,” he said. “Rangers are a good side, make no mistake, they are a top team. “It will be a tough game but not one we can’t win. “We can beat anyone on the day, that’s been proven. “And we need the win to change our attitude. It’s been difficult and we need that three points to get going aga
  10. Paul Hartley’s side were strong favourites to successfully negotiate the William Hill Scottish Cup tie against the Buddies. That assessment was based on the fact they fielded the same XI which had comprehensively beaten St Johnstone 3-0 the last time they played while the Paisley outfit are currently seven points adrift at the bottom of the Championship table. However, Dundee produced a desperately-disappointing display and lost 2-0 with the final whistle being greeted with a barrage of boos by the home support. Skipper for the day McGowan insists all the players need to take a
  11. After showing good form going into the shutdown, particularly at home, the Dark Blues are strong favourites to progress against the Buddies. After that, on Friday week, the more serious business of continuing to climb away from the Premiership relegation zone resumes with a trip to Aberdeen. At the weekend and at Pittodrie, manager Paul Hartley will be looking for his players to continue the form they were hitting by the end of December. And now we look at the men who are likely to be key if Dundee are to continue their revival during the second half of the campaign. Faissa
  12. The Hogmanay Tayside derby saw the Dark Blues finish 2016 in some style as they strolled to a 3-0 victory over Saints at Dens Park. And, for McGowan, the emphatic display showed just how well Dundee can perform. He said: “We know how good we can be — we proved it on Saturday against a good St Johnstone team. “I felt we dominated and I’m trying to think of a chance they had. “We worked really well and had a good balance in the team. “We worked on a shape and, ultimately, it paid off. “All credit to the coaching staff and the players. It’s nice to get a win and go i
  13. The Dark Blues were well and truly on the ropes against the Jambos when they went 2-0 down in the 48th minute following what had been a dismal first-half display. However, McGowan came off the bench to help spark a revival, equalising after Darren O’Dea had pulled one back before Marcus Haber netted a winner deep in stoppage time. The 29-year-old midfielder candidly confesses though that Dundee simply cannot afford to play as poorly as they did in the first 45 against Hearts when they travel to face Partick Thistle at Firhill tonight. He said: “If we hadn’t won we could have gone bott
  14. However, his boss Paul Hartley has revealed that when he could have taken a well-earned rest because of suspension recently, the midfielder approached him asking to play for the club’s Under-20s. After being granted permission to do so, McGowan turned out in the “Wee derby” against Dundee United at Links Park on December 16. A week later, he was instrumental in helping the Dark Blues secure an incredible victory against Hearts on Friday night as Dundee stormed back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 with the 29-year-old netting his side’s second and Hartley admits, McGowan is a joy to work with.
  15. Paul McGowan back from ban for Dark Blues. The former Celtic and St Mirren midfielder missed last Saturday's defeat at Parkhead after racking up six bookings in the first 16 games of the Ladbrokes Premiership season. Yordi Teijsse has recovered from illness but Nicky Low - who has been sidelined for most of the season with an ankle complaint - has suffered another setback after sustaining a groin strain while boss Paul Hartley is targeting a February return for skipper James McPake after his serious knee injury. Paul Hartley has confirmed Rory Loy will be free to leave in January - but hin
  16. The 29-year-old picked up a booking in the 87th minute of Saturday’s game at Kilmarnock after tugging back the home side’s Souleymane Coulibaly. It was McGowan’s sixth caution of the Premiership campaign which means he automatically incurs a one-match ban. The SFA have confirmed that will be served from December 17 meaning he will miss the trip to Celtic Park. That will be a big blow to Dark Blues boss Paul Hartley with McGowan usually one of the first names on his team-sheet.
  17. Dundee midfielder Paul McGowan is in line for a surprise appearance against St Johnstone today. Manager Paul Hartley had given a strong indication that the 27-year-old’s game time would be limited for the remainder of the season. Following his conviction for police assault, McGowan was placed under a 16-week restriction of liberty order which entails wearing a tag and confines him to his home between 7pm and 7am. An evening kick-off time ensured he missed the Dark Blues’ 2-1 home defeat to Celtic on Wednesday but it now looks like he will be back in contention to face Saints for toda
  18. Source: The Evening Telegraph Dundee midfielder Paul McGowan will miss both remaining clashes with champions-elect Celtic following his conviction for police assault yesterday. McGowan escaped jail but was subjected to a 16-week restriction of liberty order. Under that he will confined to his home in Airdrie between the hours of 7pm and 7am each night. That means he will miss out when Celtic visit Dens Park next Wednesday night. And the Premiership post-split fixtures handed him another blow when they revealed the Dark Blues’ trip to Celtic Park next month will be played on a Frida
  19. Disgraced Dundee midfielder Paul McGowan has said sorry for his latest assault on a police officer. The Dark Blues star admitted he was one step away from jail, after being spared a prison sentence despite racking up his third conviction. After being tagged and subject to curfew, the shamed star insisted he hopes to become a better person. He said: “I’m sorry for my behaviour and actions. “I’ve let a lot of people down. “The reality is that I will go to jail if I step out of line one more time. “I know how lucky I am to be sitting here with my career intact and my family aro
  20. Dundee FC can confirm midfielder Paul McGowan has been handed a Liberty Restriction Order in court this morning. The club does not condone the behaviour which has led to this and wouldn’t from any member of our staff. We fully respect the decision made by the court and Dundee FC will be standing by the player. Paul is an integral part of the club and we will be working alongside the PFA with him as he bids to positively resolve his off the field issues. With the support of the manager, his team-mates and club staff, we hope Paul will be able to move forward and be part of another succe
  21. I had to laugh when I read this, saw this a lot on P&B during the summer when we heard that these two can't play together. In all honesty, I hadn't really heard of McGowan before, but he is really becoming one of my fav Dee players. GARY says that the doubters who scoffed at Dundee's summer signings have been proved Buddy wrong. “HARKINS and McGowan can’t play together in the same team!” went the cry from (mainly) Buddies this summer as the pair signed for Dundee. It’s not quite “you don’t win anything with kids” or rejecting J K Rowling or the Beatles, but the naysayer
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