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  1. UWTB1893

    Dundee Grab First Win Of The Season

    Last week was the most vocal I have ever been towards a manager of Dundee and despite saying that a win over Hamilton would paper over the cracks of our problems, Neil McCann deserves a reprieve for this week of any criticism. Continue reading by clicking the link below. https://theeaglesbeak.com/2018/10/02/dundee-grab-first-win-of-the-season/
  2. Last week was the most vocal I have ever been towards a manager of Dundee and despite saying that a win over Hamilton would paper over the cracks of our problems, Neil McCann deserves a reprieve for this week of any criticism. Continue reading by clicking the link below. https://theeaglesbeak.com/2018/10/02/dundee-grab-first-win-of-the-season/ View full blog
  3. All joking aside, what a turnaround it has been for Dundee. I was resigned to being in a play-off spot under Paul Hartley and had genuine concerns that we would eventually end up bottom. A new manager comes in, wins his first two games in charge which were both away from home and the world seems a happy place again. It’s been a remarkable turnaround at Dens Park and we now see ourselves potentially one more win away from Neil McCann achieving the goal he was brought in to deliver. Keeping this team up. We can’t go getting ahead of ourselves yet though. As easy as it was to see the team pull back a two-point gap against tenth and ninth place to sit four points above them, it will be just as easy for us to hurtle backdown the league. Do I believe this will happen though? Not really, but we should all still have our wits about us. The next eight days sees us play twice at home to both Highland teams, Ross County and Inverness. County are the first to travel down south to the City of Discovery and will do so in fine form. No defeats in five with three wins means that they will possibly be most people’s favourites coming into this match. Though not mathematically safe yet, the Highlanders will have no great concerns of going down this year while we know that a win for ourselves will more or less guarantee league safety. With Motherwell and Hamilton both playing each another and the form we have shown over the last two weeks, it’s the ideal time to put an end to any relegation fears we may have. Historically, both sides are pretty even when it comes to our head to head record. They also will be starting this match on a good run of form so predicting the outcome of the match will be hard. In fact, the smart money would be on a score draw. It’s been a hard season watching Dundee but since the appointment of McCann, it’s been like watching a different team. He’s done a fantastic job since taking over three weeks ago and the fact we went to Fir Park and Rugby Park to claim six points under his stewardship is nothing short of remarkable in my eyes. If we can pull off the win, it will only cement Neil’s legendary status within the Dark Blue ranks. It will also shorten the odds of him being appointed the manager on a permanent basis. It’s been reported in the press recently that he wants to extend his stay past the summer and if he manages three wins on the bounce, who can blame him for not wanting the gig. Hopefully, when I am writing my article next week, we are toasting a Highland double or at least safe from relegation. That’s the number one goal first and foremost. MON THE DEE!
  4. Confidence and faith in the team have been severely depleted within the support and more importantly, the players. Saturday’s victory over Motherwell helped to massively restore everything that was lacking around the club the past few months. This was our first win in seven matches. It was also our first goals from open play in seven matches. It was critical we ended these runs and we did so with a bit of style. I did have the fear going into this game mind you. Neil McCann had been saying all the right things in the press. The team looked like they were actually enjoying training and more importantly, I had seen more than one photo of Paul McGowan actually smiling during the week. Ask any Dundee fan, normally when there is any type of feel good factor happening at the club, we always seem to blow it. This was my fear. Thankfully these thoughts of mine were quashed. Followed by a massive travelling support, the players, backroom staff and new gaffer delivered. They delivered big time. Many people laughed at McCann’s appointment but they seemed to be silenced just now. I know it’s only one game but here’s hoping that he can continue to do so. There seems to be a new mood surrounding the club since he came in and this has spread over into the fans, with most excited about what he can do. With Hamilton going down at Rugby Park to Kilmarnock, our victory lifted us over Motherwell and the Accies. It may only be a point that separates us from these two teams but it’s now in our hands. Throw into the mix a Ross County win at home to Inverness and it now puts us seven points ahead of the automatic relegation spot with twelve left to play for. Ending that winless streak was one of the hardest things this team have had to do this season but now they have to go one better when we visit Kilmarnock on Saturday. Kilmarnock have the second worst home record in the league (they did have the worst until Saturday’s win) and even though our away form isn’t something to strike fear into our opponents, we must surely going to Rugby Park aiming for all three points. It’s certainly squeaky bum time for the bottom four teams. All I can think about is what the league will look like if we win here, our rivals drop points there and vice versa. There is no telling how this will pan out but one thing we have to hope for is, we have used all our bad luck this season and it’s now another teams turn to experience it. So come Saturday, hopefully we will see a massive Dark Blue support descend on Ayrshire because the players need us more than ever. They saw just how much staying up means to us when the final whistle went at the weekend. Let’s keep encouraging the team when something isn’t going right on the field. With every misplaced pass, with every shot that may hit row Z, it has to be met with encouragement that the next time it will meet the man or the back of the net instead of some poor guy or girls face who thought they were safe at the back of the stand! There is no doubting the backing, especially Saturday’s, but let’s up the ante a few more notches. Let’s get the blood pumping, lets show them we will survive this! MON THE DEE!
  5. UWTB1893

    Goodbye Hartley, Welcome McCann

    Firstly, we suffered a record seventh consecutive defeat at the hands of fellow strugglers Hamilton at Dens which was a shocking performance from the team overall. There was no fight nor did it look like there was any desire from the players except for a chosen few. Secondly, we slipped down to eleventh in the table. The dreaded play-off spot. This team were having thoughts and aspirations of finishing in the top six only back in March. It’s been the all mightiest of arse collapses from the team to be in the position they are in now. Lastly, Paul Hartley was giving his marching orders on Monday to bring to an end his reign at Dundee which lasted three years, two months and twelve days. I wasn’t surprised by the decision. In fact, I felt that it maybe should have come after the 7-0 demolition we bent over and took at home from Aberdeen a few weeks ago. I was willing to live in hope that he could turn it around with the games remaining but Saturday put an end to that for me. The team looked disjointed. No one looked like they knew what the hell they were doing. Hateley was playing right wing back (even I never knew where he was supposed to be) and Cammy Kerr was shunted over to play on the left again. The body language along with the lack of effort, especially in the second half, from some players suggested to me that he had lost the dressing room. In all honesty, it was a sad end to Hartley’s Dundee managerial career that started with a win at home to Hamilton and then finished with defeat at home to Hamilton. Paul helped us over the finishing line to win the Championship in 2014 then in our first season, managed the team to a very unlikely top six finish. The following season, we missed out on finishing in the top six on the last day of the season despite having possibly three players (Scott Bain, Greg Stewart, Kane Hemmings) who were the best or close to for their position in the country. It was a massive disappointment to finish seventh that year and this was merely papered over by the Doon Derby where we relegated our neighbours on our own patch. This season has been a disaster. We flirted with the prospect of being safe this year with a top half finish but ultimately, we bottled it. I lost count of the chances we had to create gaps with the bottom clubs only to blow them. We then went on a record breaking six consecutive defeats only to go on and match that record and then beat it. All in the space of six months or so. So, with Hartley’s desk cleared, it was time to find an interim manager for the reminder of the season. Names such as Alex Neil, Jim Duffy, Alan Stubbs and even Fabrizio Ravanelli were banded about but our fate would be placed in the hand of Sky Sports Pundit and former Dundee hero, Neil McCann. It’s up there with some of the strangest appointments out there. It caught me off guard and I’ll hold my hands up and declare I was underwhelmed. You then remember that he knows Dundee from his two spells with us. He has seen the team play plenty of times this season and will know the players. There is no doubting that he will have been watching us in the past while wondering why this player was being played there, why we weren’t using a certain formation so the players could play to their strengths etc etc. It’s a massive gamble to bring him in for the final five games of the season for his first managerial job but then again, no matter who we brought in, it would have been a massive gamble considering the timescale. We need someone to come in and motivate the players. We need someone to come in with a passion for the club and to boot them right up the arse! We need someone to come in to play a simple formation that the players can all adjust to and feel comfortable with. Is McCann the man to do this? Well, we will find that out soon but one certainty is, he will have my full backing. He has just under two weeks to get in, make his mark on this team and get them back to picking up points. It’s not the most ideal situation to be in but it’s happening now and everyone from the fans to the players have to back each another. This starts next weekend at Motherwell, the scene of our best performance this season. More than ever, let’s get behind the team and MON THE DEE!
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