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I must admit, I’m really starting to dislike a proportion of our support. Booing when 4-1 up against Dunfermline, and now the utter vitriol against the club and Nelms. I know I’ll get abuse for this,b

There's a much longer answer to this but in a nutshell... John Nelms has gone absolutely through the ringer in the past week for the good of scottish football and our club. He's taken an enormous

Ok. What else could Nelms actually say here? That he's secured reconstruction? No, that's bribery. But he can say he's secured discussion on reconstruction. There's enough information in that sta

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DFC website's fairly slow just now, here's the text......

 

By way of further explanation of our statement from 15 April, Dundee FC submitted its vote to the SPFL and issued its statement simultaneously.  There was no changing of our vote at any time that day as has been reported in some channels.

If what we achieved in our pause was presented by the SPFL in the first instance we would have voted in favour of the proposal on 10 April 2020.

We have achieved the best deal possible out of a situation that was going to be bad for us in any iteration that was being proposed.  Let us be clear, no matter what the proposal looked like, the majority of the clubs in the Premiership and the Championship are proponents of promotion/relegation.  Any solution that did not include this would not have enough support to be passed.  Therefore the SPFL chose to include it to expedite the conclusion, but without considering the ramifications to all clubs.

Most importantly for Dundee FC, we spoke to other member clubs regarding their appetite for reconstruction, as the SPFL’s briefing notes did not give us much of a chance.  This is the only aspect of any proposal that helps Dundee FC in any way.

As stated yesterday, reconstruction could help ensure the future of Scottish Football as a sustainable and profitable one.  There are several things that have to be in place to achieve this new foundation for our sport.  First, a working group should be assembled and must have members from the highest levels of Scottish Football.  They must possess a long-term interest in the future success of the game.  Second, we must agree a set of goals that will be the basis of reconstruction.  These goals should take into account current and future wants and needs of media, member clubs’ financial benefits, and sporting integrity as a basis.  After speaking to numerous clubs we believe that the appetite for reconstruction is there and the intention is to establish an immediate and focused working group to take on this task.  We stated that the SPFL will have to accept and support the will of the members.  As you saw in the SPFL statement last night, they already have started this process.

In conclusion, from a very poor situation we have gotten the best result for Dundee FC and for Scottish Football as a whole.  Of 42 teams, 35 have voted yes in a democratic ballot and for most, the important thing is the monies can be distributed and they can work on survival plans for their clubs.  It is time now to return our focus on staying safe and planning for the future of Dundee FC.

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7 minutes ago, teddydfc62 said:

So nothing new atall in that statement really,so why the change of mind?

Surely we cant have done all this,for a chat?

It’s frankly getting embarrassing 

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With Chris Whitty saying today that social distancing could remain until a vaccine is found (12 months plus) and across the pond in New York Cuomo saying the same it could be a while before professional football starts again.

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I presume im supposed to raging at this statement but ill wait for one of the doom merchants to tell me why so i can be more informed as whatever abuse im supposed to be dishing out.

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Just now, gblue said:

from a very poor situation we have gotten the best result forDundee FC.

Mmmmm we will see

Aye,Uniteds up,hearts down,no playoffs,went against our initial strong worded statement,probably lost the trust of most teams in the country and the whole time we have became the laughing stock of Scottish football

All for a chat,That could've happend anytime if these clubs are serious about it.

 

Definitely the best result for Dundee F.C👍

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Shocking. Nelms, you’ve bent over and taken firmly up the jacksy!! Off course clubs you spoke to would say yes to talking about reconstruction, they were skint and just want the money as they had no insurance. You should have said ok, I will vote yes but let’s see the reconstruction be taken further, you still had 22 days up your sleeve. I hope I’m wrong but for me you’ve sold this club and it’s fans down the Swaney again!!!

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No news is good news they say, this is not even news worthy at this point I feel lost.

we allow the clowns promotion and we LOOK fu##in mental, get the finger out and get us back on board.

i am fearing we're lost.

 

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Good statement.

The season had to end.

Though,the club,and the SPFL should have released their statements at the same time yesterday,to clear up any confusion.

 

We're in favour of reconstruction,its up to others if they want to send Hearts and Partick down.

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What I want to know if this was for the best for Dundee Fc where would we be if we voted no, wait a minute in the same Phucking place we are now 

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4 minutes ago, gblue said:

What I want to know if this was for the best for Dundee Fc where would we be if we voted no, wait a minute in the same Phucking place we are now 

John has now bought himself time to work on his statement relating to the SPFL refusal to consider league reconstruction.

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1 minute ago, Spiritof62 said:

John has now bought himself time to work on his statement relating to the SPFL refusal to consider league reconstruction.

Has reconstruction been refused?

14-10-10-10 still happen though, as that would be the only way to keep Hearts in the league.

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