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Dundee Utd Supporters - Forum Behaviour Reflecting Reality?


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Now I'm sure that a lot of you, like ,myself, enjoy keeping a close eye on the most prolific board of our neighbouring football club - Dundee Utd Mad

 I used to pop on once a week to catch up but such are the entertainment levels to be found there that I am finding myself login in on a daily basis to laugh at the in-fighting, hysteria and all round frothing which is ongoing.

The latest trend on that board confirms to me something I have always expected about Dundee Utd "supporters"

If you log on now you will notice a good 4 or 5 threads from posters stating they are leaving the board never to return. Seems to me this is a particularly Dabby trait and echoes closely the behavior of their attendees at Tannadice.

When the going was good that board was primarily used to point and laugh at Dundee FC and our current predicament and to artificially try and inflate the transfer fees of some of their younger players (ably assisted by the lazy DCT journos)

Now the going has got tough and they are deserting in their droves, similar to the way their fans immediately disappear when the club is faced with any adversity.

If they are relegated (and I think that is now looking likely) with a squad of 51 players on 2 year plus deals at the 3rd highest Premiership budget, whilst still £2million in debt and making a net loss in the Premiership (subsidised by the large visiting supports of Dundee, Aberdeen, Celtic, Hearts) - how are they going to cope financially in the Championship?

They will want promoted at the first time of asking and I'm not convinced their current squad would achieve that, so they will need to offload the dead wood by selling them (:D) or paying off their contracts, whilst shelling out for new players of the quality to win the championship. It will be a financial knife edge and one that, if they get it wrong first time, could see them suffering like we did over the years. Couple this with the inevitable mass desertion of their own fans (which is already starting) and a picture is forming of where Dundee Utd could find themselves.... If they did end up in that mess would you bank on their fans to save the club like we have twice?

More to the point, when ST realizes he is pouring his money away to a club whose support have no love or appreciation for him or the job he has done reducing their debt, will that Newcastle Jets gig look like a more diverting full time project?

There may be trouble ahead.....

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Now I'm sure that a lot of you, like ,myself, enjoy keeping a close eye on the most prolific board of our neighbouring football club - Dundee Utd Mad

 I used to pop on once a week to catch up but such are the entertainment levels to be found there that I am finding myself login in on a daily basis to laugh at the in-fighting, hysteria and all round frothing which is ongoing.

The latest trend on that board confirms to me something I have always expected about Dundee Utd "supporters"

If you log on now you will notice a good 4 or 5 threads from posters stating they are leaving the board never to return. Seems to me this is a particularly Dabby trait and echoes closely the behavior of their attendees at Tannadice.

When the going was good that board was primarily used to point and laugh at Dundee FC and our current predicament and to artificially try and inflate the transfer fees of some of their younger players (ably assisted by the lazy DCT journos)

Now the going has got tough and they are deserting in their droves, similar to the way their fans immediately disappear when the club is faced with any adversity.

If they are relegated (and I think that is now looking likely) with a squad of 51 players on 2 year plus deals at the 3rd highest Premiership budget, whilst still £2million in debt and making a net loss in the Premiership (subsidised by the large visiting supports of Dundee, Aberdeen, Celtic, Hearts) - how are they going to cope financially in the Championship?

They will want promoted at the first time of asking and I'm not convinced their current squad would achieve that, so they will need to offload the dead wood by selling them (:D) or paying off their contracts, whilst shelling out for new players of the quality to win the championship. It will be a financial knife edge and one that, if they get it wrong first time, could see them suffering like we did over the years. Couple this with the inevitable mass desertion of their own fans (which is already starting) and a picture is forming of where Dundee Utd could find themselves.... If they did end up in that mess would you bank on their fans to save the club like we have twice?

More to the point, when ST realizes he is pouring his money away to a club whose support have no love or appreciation for him or the job he has done reducing their debt, will that Newcastle Jets gig look like a more diverting full time project?

There may be trouble ahead.....

Agreed on all points.. f**k em

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I'd like tae think it's no in meh nature tae hurt ithers, or spout on, aboot whit I might see as, the faults in ithers. That taks me tae the supporters on the ither side and their forum.  Firstly, there might be some genuine decent arab supporters. Although I accept, it's no' the first thing that hits me, when eh read their forum !!

Some hard core banter (slanging, gloating etc) and inter city club rivalry, is to be expected between twa clubs wi' passionate fans, that love and follow their clubs. But in their case, I think they brought this kind of on-going-slaverin'-gloating, to the very lowest and toxic level possibl

Especially, when in the very painful, past years we were seriously on the very edge of losing our club and all DFC supporters, as well as trying to get through this period of suffering, were actively doing all we could to support and desperately raise the finance to keep our club afloat. Our efforts at that time (maybe no surprisingly) brought out the worst kind o' sh*t from many of their so called supporters.

Happy they were, to keep putting the boot into the DFC and the decent, loyal,  supporters and fans who stuck with their club, even through the worst of our times. 

And it's because of that, and their overall arrogance in their own part successes, that I have little sympathy for what they are now going through. It appears to me that the majority of their fans spent more time focusing on our club's difficulties, seeming to revel, not in what little current success they may have at the time ......... but how it compared in relation to the real difficulties DFC were facing .....and the pain and bewilderment felt by us supporters as we strggled to keep DFC going.

If their present situation gets worse (and it is more than likely it will do ....as pointed out by Deefiant) ...... will their supporters rally round their club ?

On the basis of their history and as reflected by some of the comments on their forum ..... I think not. 

The test of a club's good, loyal, decent supporter, can only be judged (imo) when things are going badly...... and not when things are going well

Dundee supporters have proven themselves many times. And passed the test with flying colours.  The ither lot, even at this very early stage, are showing in numbers, by their negative comments and general attitude, this is one test they are definitely NOT going to pass.

Whether they get relegated, go out of business, based on their attitude to us over the past few years, I for one could now, not care what happens to them !!

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The reality is that what they are experiencing at the moment is a minor blip compared to what DFC has been through over the last 10/15 years.

If things do get worse for them before there are any signs of improvement they may find themselves in a position from which they never recover.

I doubt we'd ever get over that.

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This is probably true - but it makes for some great reading.

Pure entertainment and the funniest thing is how they can open themselves up like this without realising Dees will be looking in, laughing their bollocks off and loving every minute.

Comedy gold at the moment and it doesn't look like ending anytime soon.

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The thing you have to remember about united is that almost their entire support is made up of a bunch of dirty Judas bar stewards who betrayed the team of their fathers and grandfathers to chase Aberdeen and Celtic's coat tails.  Why would you expect them to show any loyalty when the tide turns?

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The filth are the luckiest team alive. I have no doubt they'll avoid relegation.

I have heard however that they're losing over £20,000 per week. They've also got duds like zwick, smronik, Dillon, Dixon, Donaldson, durnan, Murray, muirhead and bodul signed up beyond this season.

I should add mccallum and Dow to that list. There also has to be doubts as to the ability of telfer, Connolly and spittal, others that are signed beyond this season.

Pleasing Scotty, pleasing! :D

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