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Who's Been Our Most Successful Manager In the Last 45years?


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Davie White put together a team that would cruise against most of the teams we have witnessed in the last 30 years or so. Not only that but he was the last to win a trophy. How many semifinals did he lose to Celtic in Scottish cup. We now keep getting knocked out at first time of asking. Was he not also the one who brought Billy Pirie to Dundee?

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He did indeed bring Billy Pirie to Dundee arguably one of the best goalscorers we had during the 70's and certainly the best poacher. He and Joe Harper had the great knack of strolling around the park without ever appearing to break sweat yet were instinctive and deadly inside the penalty box 

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On 25/01/2020 at 17:24, Iain T Campbell said:

Davie White put together a team that would cruise against most of the teams we have witnessed in the last 30 years or so. Not only that but he was the last to win a trophy. How many semifinals did he lose to Celtic in Scottish cup. We now keep getting knocked out at first time of asking. Was he not also the one who brought Billy Pirie to Dundee?

Have to disagree. Most of the League Cup winning squad had been assembled by John Prentice and Bobby Ancell before him. They had also been expertly coached by Wee Jum before he'd absconded doon the road to the Sardine Can. Winning the LC should have been the catalyst to greater things but within 3 years he had relegated us. 

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4 minutes ago, Billy Pirie said:

Have to disagree. Most of the League Cup winning squad had been assembled by John Prentice and Bobby Ancell before him. They had also been expertly coached by Wee Jum before he'd absconded doon the road to the Sardine Can. Winning the LC should have been the catalyst to greater things but within 3 years he had relegated us. 

speaking o jim mclean...ya just wonder what he would have achieved with the squad we had early-mid 70's...

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On 27/01/2020 at 21:05, Billy Pirie said:

Have to disagree. Most of the League Cup winning squad had been assembled by John Prentice and Bobby Ancell before him. They had also been expertly coached by Wee Jum before he'd absconded doon the road to the Sardine Can. Winning the LC should have been the catalyst to greater things but within 3 years he had relegated us. 

He relegated us because Waddell at Rangers and MacLean at the Arabs wanted him out of the game. We were relegated on goal difference and there was a game between Rangers and Utd. that ended 0-0 when Rangers should have walked it. You can check with the Daily Express archives and John Mackenzie reports that it was a game that left a bad taste in the mouth. If Rangers had won, as they should have done, we would have finished a point higher than Utd. When Davy White was asked after leaving the game why he was not coming back he said he would never come back until corruption was removed from the game. One can still see that interview if you ask STV to show it to you. Surprise, surprise, Waddell invites MacLean to become manager of Rangers, but MacLean turned it down. White and his success at Dundee was becoming an embarrassment to Waddell, after hounding him out of the Rangers job, calling him Baby White, and he was a big hindrance to Maclean's ambitions. As for the Prentice, Ancell thing they never managed to take the team to the heights White took it to. We must remember that he took us to 2 or 3 Scottish cup semifinals where we were beaten by Celtic who were all-conquering at the time under Jock Stein who had great respect for White ad a coach.

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