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A number of posters early on in the campaign said that THE big thing was to stay up this season and then build positively from there! 

First part successfully negotiated! 

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Could do with a longer break myself, sure the players could. Bloody great idea Doncaster, starting mid July. 

And as for Scottish teams in Europe, bar Celtic, is it worth the bother starting even earlier? 

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2 minutes ago, Valentke said:

A number of posters early on in the campaign said that THE big thing was to stay up this season and then build positively from there! 

First part successfully negotiated! 

I said I would take 10th position again this season, so I am delighted with 9th place.... 8th next season or should we aim higher?

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Anything that avoids post March palpitations would do me! 

Oh and a decent cup run.

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Around end of February, I was convinced that we could not afford to take a chance and that Dundee should move to replace the manager.  As it turns out, that was the wrong thing to wish for. Hopefully he has learned from his first full season.   He is clearly not daft and  is backed by his board. It would be good to see more home wins, get the crowd back. I would like to see a bit more  physical presence to support the Wightons of this world. We need a bit of that to balance the side. All in all, we are still in the top league. All we need now is for the sixth biggest club in Dundee to fall in Livingstone, to finish the season.

 

 

 

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i think we should aim higher john, depends on recruitment?  will be happy with 8th though as you say.

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Fantastic result again tonight. Since the split we have really come on in terms of our gameplay. 

Different from last year when we were safe and we got humped in the last two games. 

Hopefully we can build on this season, few tweaks in recruitment and we go again. 

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30 minutes ago, sneddee said:

i think we should aim higher john, depends on recruitment?  will be happy with 8th though as you say.

I hope we do aim higher, would be good if we can emulate our first season back in the premiership and aim for a top six spot. However, a mid place spot in the league would do me fine :)

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Nerves back to normal. Well done to the team for the result tonight Hope that Saturday’s game is not a damp squib and that the lads will put on a fine display for the fans on Saturday. They deserve it. Onwards and upwards next season with hopefully a winning cup experience at Hampden. 

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We still need some more steel and game intelligence...i.e. know how to rough it. county were brutal tonight but at least three times Kamara had ball taken from him by a push/shove and ref played on. Time for some to learn how to do the same.

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7 hours ago, TheDarkBlues said:

I would like to thank the players and the manager for the effort and resolve they have put into these last 4 games. 

Get that all next season and I'm sure the story will be different; and I'll be more relaxed.

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Think until the last few games of the season we had the worst record in the league against bottom 6 teams. So well done to NM and the players for showing both fight and skill in beating Saints, Accies and County and unluckily losing to Motherwell (if missing 4/5 chances is unlucky!).

O'Dea and Cammy have really shown what they are made of and been excellent in those games. Holt has also had his best games in a long time in the last 2 matches.

I want my team to be challenging for top 6 next season though. 

So an overhaul of the squad is needed. A couple of goalscoring strikers and a creative, attacking midfielder who knows their way to goal is the first priority. Goalkeeper and left back after that.

Rather than list the players who should not be at Dens next season - these are the guys I am happy to have here next season.

Kerr, Caulker, O'Dea (shown his pedigree last few games and good back up CB after tough start to this season), Gowser, Kamara, Wighton, Deacon (I want to see more from Roarie not just glimpses). Moussa has been turning the corner, and Kusunga is an unknown still but shown he's pretty solid. 

Plenty of promising youngsters to show what they are worth next season too (Lambert, Curran, Piggott, Jeffries, Scott, Henvey).

The rest can go. Albeit Spence and Parish have contracts and can support from the bench.

We need to be single minded about getting quality players in if we are going to compete for top 6, excite the fans and bring back the 1,000 fans who have drifted away in the last couple of seasons. 

Feels churlish to say this when I am happy as hell this morning. But we should be looking for Mulumbu level signings. And aiming to finish above Killie, Well and Saints. 

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9 hours ago, TheDarkBlues said:

I will be great to sit in Dens Park on Sat not having to worry whether on not a result will mean we are relegated and now sitting 9 points from safety. These last few weeks have put many Dees through the wringer and I believe many of us have aged a few years prematurely.

I would like to thank the players and the manager for the effort and resolve they have put into these last 4 games. They battled from minute one to the very last and they gave their all, some even playing through the pain barrier. While some of us, the fans, had given up on the team, they certainly didn't give up on us. Credit to them all.

This season has been a learning curve for the manager, but he defiantly never lost faith in what he wanted to do and the way he wants the team to play (Even when the fans were calling for his head). I hope that McCann takes this season and builds on it and uses what he has learned to make us a better team next season.

So, it has been a long hard season, we are still a premier team and we can now look forward to next week and a bit of a party at Dens and enjoy the break. Phew, think we fans deserve it!

DDYB!

Good Day Folks ... While the Love-Pot Overfloweth, and the Happy Emotions have taken on a New Life, I'd like to join in the Thanks ... Of Admin John & All the DFC Fans & Supporters. Thanks to the DFC Manager, Players, fans & supporters, who got their heads down & showed again the grit & determination to make our season finish on a high note .... And remind us again, that together Dundee Football Club have taken another step on their journey. We are moving towards a good place (& eh dinnae jist mean Campie) There is even better to come I believe ... I love Dundee!!

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11 minutes ago, Gedee said:

Good Day Folks ... While the Love-Pot Overfloweth, and the Happy Emotions have taken on a New Life, I'd like to join in the Thanks ... Of Admin John & All the DFC Fans & Supporters. Thanks to the DFC Manager, Players, fans & supporters, who got their heads down & showed again the grit & determination to make our season finish on a high note .... And remind us again, that together Dundee Football Club have taken another step on their journey. We are moving towards a good place (& eh dinnae jist mean Campie) There is even better to come I believe ... I love Dundee!!

Well said G. DDYB 

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9 hours ago, TheDarkBlues said:

I said I would take 10th position again this season, so I am delighted with 9th place.... 8th next season or should we aim higher?

Slow & steady will do me John ... But maybe no' too slow ... We've also got tae think o' the Auld Buggers on here. Their time might be running oot ... Especially if they are no' wearing warm underclothing !!  (Tee'hee-hee, eh'm at it again)

Hitting the 8 spot next season will be fine for me. But I think finally, we really should be aiming for somewhwere in the Top Six. TBH in such a tough Division, I can handle us finishinh 9th or 10th...But it is the Sweat, Pain, Strain & Jangly Nervous Tension, that goes with it ... Love Dundee.

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9 hours ago, Valentke said:

Anything that avoids post March palpitations would do me! 

Oh and a decent cup run.

Yes, this for me, don’t want to go over the top with expectations so, anything really where we’re not worrying about relegation, and slowly building to turn ourselves into a solid top six contender.

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9 hours ago, Valentke said:

Anything that avoids post March palpitations would do me! 

Oh and a decent cup run.

Weel Val' ... Maybe it disnae really sound too ambitious, your opening comment.

But TBH, an easier & mair relaxed March (in fitba terms)...wid be jist braw for me.

(Like yir quick casual "add-on" you sneaked in at the end.) OK then...That an awe.

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.Our fourth season in the top flight was a bit of a roller coaster.

Some good, some bad and some best forgotten about.

The good thing was the manager stuck to his guns ( despite the fans getting on his back, including me) and the players gave him their all.

I think the key thing is to get players in and out quickly in order that he can work pre season with the squad.

It would also be great to see the stadium project take a leap forward.

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