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I remember Geordie Shaw was a bit of character who played to the Derry. Any others?

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Randy Wolters pre season up in Arbroath, looked like he was right up for crowd interaction with us (and not the pus punching way he did in Holland 😂). I must admit, he was one that I thought was going

Favourite Charlie Millar story. Getting pelters from the Derry with the Who ate all the pies etc. Big belly gesture from him, great cheers. Then as we were winning he got the Charlie Charlie what's th

Alec Hamilton was another. It's a pity players are so restricted in what they can do. Winding up the opposition always seemed to have a positive effect on the home support. Humour was the best form of wind up.

There were some great opposition players who wound up the Dee's. Charlie Millar came across as an entertainer when he came to Dens.

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Randy Wolters pre season up in Arbroath, looked like he was right up for crowd interaction with us (and not the pus punching way he did in Holland 😂). I must admit, he was one that I thought was going to be a fans favourite..... och well.

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6 minutes ago, BCram said:

Alec Hamilton was another. It's a pity players are so restricted in what they can do. Winding up the opposition always seemed to have a positive effect on the home support. Humour was the best form of wind up.

There were some great opposition players who wound up the Dee's. Charlie Millar came across as an entertainer when he came to Dens.

Thanks BCram. Hamilton was one of the greatest players to wear our jersey, or any Scottish jersey, and it's good to know he was one loved to rouse the Dee support.

Makes him feel a wee bit more relatable for those who never had the privilege of seeing him run out at Dens.

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There was one time I was sure Chic Charnley was looking at me and saying, "If you want to us to win make some f**cking noise." 

All in my head obviously but you get the point. He wanted a reaction. It worked.

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Favourite Charlie Millar story. Getting pelters from the Derry with the Who ate all the pies etc. Big belly gesture from him, great cheers. Then as we were winning he got the Charlie Charlie what's the score. He turned to the Derry and correctly gave the score of 2-1 using the reversed Churchill for our 2 goals.

Pandemonium in the Derry. Some old bloke, not me, took offence and wanted the linesman to flag the ref so that Charlie could be charged with unsportsmanlike behaviour. He was told not to be so silly and we had a good laugh.

It seems to me that somehow as fans we have lost our sense of fun and, in part, I think the players are frightened to show their emotions. 

What was the name of the big goalie from the Caribbean? He used to drive us daft at goal kicks with jumping up and banging the soles of his boots together a couple of times. You just knew he loved getting told to please hurry up!

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6 minutes ago, BCram said:

Favourite Charlie Millar story. Getting pelters from the Derry with the Who ate all the pies etc. Big belly gesture from him, great cheers. Then as we were winning he got the Charlie Charlie what's the score. He turned to the Derry and correctly gave the score of 2-1 using the reversed Churchill for our 2 goals.

Pandemonium in the Derry. Some old bloke, not me, took offence and wanted the linesman to flag the ref so that Charlie could be charged with unsportsmanlike behaviour. He was told not to be so silly and we had a good laugh.

It seems to me that somehow as fans we have lost our sense of fun and, in part, I think the players are frightened to show their emotions. 

What was the name of the big goalie from the Caribbean? He used to drive us daft at goal kicks with jumping up and banging the soles of his boots together a couple of times. You just knew he loved getting told to please hurry up!

I liked Charlie Miller a lot in a football sense. He was the Chic Charnley of his day. Brilliant player. Problem was him wearing tangerine and being devastatingly effective against Dundee. It would do my head in when Dees would taunt him, as he clearly thrived on it.

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Andy Rhodes, Dunfermline and maybe Fermers keeper, dad of Jordan Rhodes. He used to do his wobbly leg routine at pens and always had a smile or taunt for us Dees as he ran towards us to take up position in goal.

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The late great Davie Cooper was another. He loved tormenting The Derry when he hugged the touch line. Everybody was screaming at him, myself included but it just encouraged him.

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Do you think the Championship sides with the likes of Grady, Ando, Faulkner have something different in their attitude? They seemed to be Doon the Toon at the weekend and maybe had friends who knew them. Maybe having a Dundee based squad could work? I'd love to think that our club could find ways to let the players mix with the fans. 

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2 hours ago, BCram said:

Favourite Charlie Millar story. Getting pelters from the Derry with the Who ate all the pies etc. Big belly gesture from him, great cheers. Then as we were winning he got the Charlie Charlie what's the score. He turned to the Derry and correctly gave the score of 2-1 using the reversed Churchill for our 2 goals.

Pandemonium in the Derry. Some old bloke, not me, took offence and wanted the linesman to flag the ref so that Charlie could be charged with unsportsmanlike behaviour. He was told not to be so silly and we had a good laugh.

It seems to me that somehow as fans we have lost our sense of fun and, in part, I think the players are frightened to show their emotions. 

What was the name of the big goalie from the Caribbean? He used to drive us daft at goal kicks with jumping up and banging the soles of his boots together a couple of times. You just knew he loved getting told to please hurry up!

A bit off topic so apologies but I was at a Livi V Killie game about 20 years back, in the home end with my brother in law as it was better than getting dragged round the shops (he's a Sellick fan from Livi).The Livi fans are balling and shouting at Andy McLaren, not exactly minding their P's and Q's and he looked at the Ref to see if he was watching and held up 4 fingers on one hand and one on the other (the score being 4 - 1 to Killie) and the same Livi fans who were giving him sh*t went apoplectic. If you can't take it, don't dish it out. Football fans can be dicks. 🤣

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1 hour ago, BCram said:

Do you think the Championship sides with the likes of Grady, Ando, Faulkner have something different in their attitude? They seemed to be Doon the Toon at the weekend and maybe had friends who knew them. Maybe having a Dundee based squad could work? I'd love to think that our club could find ways to let the players mix with the fans. 

I worked in Laings in the late 80s/early 90s and lots of players used to come in from both Dundee teams. Mixed no problem with those that were interested in them. 
Alan Dinnie, Colin West and to a lesser extent Billy Dodds were regulars, as were Craig Brewster (then of Forfar) Darren Jackson, Grant Johnson and the one annoying one Ray McKinnon.

Big Dunc kicked a pillar one night showing off some move he’d done. 48 hours later the courier reported a broken foot in training ground mystery 😂

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