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Following a weekend of discussion and contemplation, we would like to issue the following statement.
 
As we made clear in our statement on Friday afternoon, it is a time for integrity and impartiality within Scottish football. Our view on that has not changed.
 
Over the past few days, we have entered into various positive discussions with reconstruction at the forefront of these.
 
Given our discussions and considering all aspects, we don’t feel we are in a position to comment further on the resolution that was put forward.
 
We understand that this may bring more questions than answers and we will look to give a much more substantial account of the past few days at the conclusion of this process.
 
Our supporters should know that we are, as always, looking out for the best interests of both Dundee Football Club and Scottish football as a whole.
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I know that we're maybe coming at this from different angles but is it not possible that we could all come together and show a united (spit) front?. The clubs immediate future is on the line and I thi

If he votes yes with no Change he will not be forgiven by many inc myself - it would sell our club down the river particularly when we had momentum towards the playoffs .  However if he votes yes an

Excellent statement IMO. We've obviously been put under a lot of pressure and our correspondence with clubs has proved relatively fruitless. It's taken a fair bit of bottle not to cave in and I thorou

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Exactly the statement I was expecting.

The froth on Facebook has already started 😂

Im pretty comfortable with the situation and amazingly I trust Nelms to see us through this.

Never ever thought I’d type/say that.

 

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John Nelms has shown he has the strength not to buckle and give the SPFL and Celtic the Yes they were wanting today. I applaud him for that.

He mentions "integrity" in the statement and relegating Partick and Hearts is the antithesis of integrity. Dees simply don't want Dundee being part of that and us being the deciding vote means a U-turn is totally unacceptable. It's critical we don't get this wrong. Dees have suffered greatly this century so far and as a result of the most recent turmoil a demand for fairness is something that's taken on great importance. It's part of our identity. That needs to be respected by the people running the club.

 

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Maybe this has been covered....

Is it possible Nelms put out a leak to record/press to gauge the reaction of the dee fans....

Bit like the Dodds saga, when by all accounts he was shocked by the reaction.

Maybe buying himself some time?

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5 minutes ago, Mr Sensible said:

Maybe this has been covered....

Is it possible Nelms put out a leak to record/press to gauge the reaction of the dee fans....

Bit like the Dodds saga, when by all accounts he was shocked by the reaction.

Maybe buying himself some time?

EXACTLY!

Folk will say Dees kicking off was much ado about nothing but I don't think that for a minute.

Nelms is not daft. He doesn't want to lose the fanbase and he will reassess things when Dees feel strongly about something.

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30 minutes ago, Prince Buster said:

Sounds like the heads are staying level and no panic moves are being made.

Wish we could say the same about this place

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I’m not on Facebook, but seemingly been a pretty horrendous backlash....

Mr Nelms vote NO....

We are in a strong position with the insurance policy.

Let some other club take the heat.

The only palatable benefit to us voting yes will be a 16 team league (which I can’t see happening)

 

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14 minutes ago, Cobra said:

EXACTLY!

Folk will say Dees kicking off was much ado about nothing but I don't think that for a minute.

Nelms is not daft. He doesn't want to lose the fanbase and he will reassess things when Dees feel strongly about something.

I was doubtful when he appointed McIntyre tbf😂

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This may sound naive but I genuinely think he is trying to do what Scottish football has been unable to to for so long and shake up the league structure and with it distribution of wealth. 
 

I just hope (and I imagine he will be) he’s still in dialog with many other chairmen/owners to help with this negotiation, as there is a real chance here finally for all clubs to tell the spfl what they really want for a better future. Might be fantasising but it all points to this imo 

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I think all our fans are comfortable with the NO vote. If he wilts and does 100% about turn at the end of this some fans will no doubt call it a day. I don't envy this man but I wouldn't like him in charge of the nuclear button.

After the Russians have vaporized us all he would be sitting in the bunker saying to himself, " wait a minute, the Russians aren't that bad really". 

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If he votes yes with no Change he will not be forgiven by many inc myself - it would sell our club down the river particularly when we had momentum towards the playoffs . 
However if he votes yes and somehow Manages to swing a reconstruction ( even if we don’t go up it would make our hand strong next season ) and saves the clubs in relegation trouble I think a hell of a lot of people would tip their hat to him 

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Excellent statement IMO. We've obviously been put under a lot of pressure and our correspondence with clubs has proved relatively fruitless. It's taken a fair bit of bottle not to cave in and I thoroughly commend the Club on that. 

I honestly believe John Nelms is a decent guy and will be looking for the best solution all round, obviously which benefits us as well. 

This whole vote sums up the absolute cess pit that Scottish football has become. Someone had to stand up and try to make a difference. It looks like that might be us. That would be a considerable achievement for John Nelms and I say well done to him for trying. 

Stand firm gents. 

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