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  1. Sons' sorrow

    Well, maybe now is the time to draw a line under that and look at how we can make things better. For generations the board at dumbarton have failed to reach out and engage with the support, never mind the wider community. I think that is acknowledged by the club and there is now a realisation that things need to change. Now we can either stand on the sidelines and moan about it if we can get involved and try to make things better from within. I know what position I’d rather take. This Saturday the club have live music in the bar pre-match, the local poet in, post match awards ceremony including the chairman and gaffer making an appearance, and there’s even a few things on this planned for the kids. Big kids too. The local estate has also been leafleted to try and encourage a few along. Its a few small things. But its a few small things in the right direction. If the club is to improve off the field these things matter. Better fan engagement, better match day experience and (crucially) a more proactive community engagement policy. That should be the baseline going forward regardless of what division we find ourselves in next season.
  2. Sons' sorrow

    Good to see the club marketing this and the new chairman (and gaffer) willing to come out and talk to the fans. Hopefully plenty of fans head along after the match and give the players a bit of a boost ahead of the play-offs. Despite all the doom and gloom I here, we’re not down yet.
  3. That really does sum Rangers up. No long term plan, no recognition that living within their means is the only viable option, even if that means playing second fiddle to Celtic for the foreseeable. Just a demand for a large investment, from someone, anyone. A big juicy warchest to bring them the instant gratification they desire.
  4. I’ll critise Aitken if I believe he is worthy of critisicm, regardless of his past achievements. He’s a big boy. His team selection at the moment deserves to be scrutinised as we are not performing and some players who are under par continue to start. It is easy to criticise yes. That criticism is fair though when your able to back it up with fact based opinion and offer potential alternatives.
  5. Shocker of a result today and one that won’t help our confidence ahead of the inevitable play-offs. Im getting more and more frustrated every week with Stewart sitting on the bench while Stevie opts for Gallagher or Nesbit. Stewart is an experienced and well established player at this level. His positioning, off the ball movement and finishing is far superior to anything the other two can offer. Like BBPF said, if he’s fit enough for the bench he should be fit enough to start. Handling was a liability at Tannadice and offered nothing against Livi. He’s not working hard enough in the middle and we simply can’t afford to be carrying passengers in our position. Burt ahead of him for he remainder please. We’re scoring goals again which keeps eternal optimists like me hopeful we’ll survive the playoffs, but the defence has now became the main concern.
  6. Surprised to see Morton fans unhappy with Duffy. From the outside looking in I’d say 5th in the Championship would be a decent season for Morton. Exactly where they should be. Albeit there’s every chance they’ll leapfrog a woeful United between now and the season end. Nothing lost yet and I’d fancy Morton to sneak 4th before losing out in the play-offs. Hopefully Dumbarton can put in another strong performance tonight but two games a week will be taking its toll. I’d freshen things up with Burt in for Handling and Stewart starting instead of Gallagher. A win would be great but I’m resigned to a playoff spot regardless so avoiding defeat and scoring a goal or two wto keep the confidence growing would do me fine.
  7. Sons' sorrow

    If that signals the departure of Les Hope then by all accounts that’s a very good outcome. As far as I’m aware he has brought absolutely nothing to the table in terms of business acumen.
  8. Sons' sorrow

    Exactly. All today has given us is a platform to build on. We’re going to need plenty more battling performances both on the pitch and off it in the coming weeks and months.
  9. Dumbarton v Dundee United

    Laurel and hardy at left and right respectively. Hardy wearing the Stobie mask well. Great to see us with a bit of fight, sadly lacking in the last three games. Today was the Dumbarton from last season. Not afraid to put it about a bit and willing to get men forward when in possession. Dowie was colossal today, as was Dick who had his best game in a Sons jersey. Also thought Hutton did well to stifle Stanton and Gallagher had a good game albeit could have had more had he been more clinical in the first half hour. United looked as cagey at the back as they did on Tuesday night, but this time we punished them. Not convinced they’ll make the play-offs but wish them well. Good support through today. All about confidence for us now. That’ll do for starters.
  10. Utd v Dumbarton

    Both Burt and Stewart came on last night and did well. In particular, Stewart’s appearance from the bench in our last three games has improved our forward play. He’s a striker, his movement alone creates oppprtunities for us to get the ball up the park. Gallagher didn’t do that last night and it resulted in wave after wave of United possession. Gallagher has 3 or 4 good half chances last night. I’m confident Stewart would have taken at least one of those.
  11. Utd v Dumbarton

    Too many players below par tonight. Defensively we weren’t great. Neither were United. The difference being their ability to take the one clear cut chance to come their way first half, and add to it with a bit of fortune for the second. Id rather have a half fit Stewart start than a fully fit Callum Gallagher, who simply isn’t a centre forward. Three or four decent chances tonight and unable to take any of them. We simply don’t look like scoring with Gallagher leading the line. Handling was poor and ahoulve been hooked before the hour mark. Wilson not good enough. Ref wasn’t great. Thought we could’ve had a penalty second half. Seen them given. Also awarded is a free kick when Handling appeared to fall over his own feet. Hutton did ok but tired. Froxy just tired. The pies were decent. Atkin needs to look at how we are set up. The lack of urgency in our play is frustrating and the players look devoid of confidence.
  12. Utd v Dumbarton

    Tannadice is one of only four grounds in Scotland I’ve not been to. Despite being at Dens several times I’ve never quite made it to the posh side of the street. So tomorrow I’ll at least tick that off the list. Plus if Dumbarton score a goal; an actual real life goal, I’d like to tell my grandchildren I was there to see it.
  13. Utd v Dumbarton

    I’m heading up to tannadice tomorrow night. Thoroughly looking forward to it.
  14. The 2018 Challenge cup final.

    That's a great effort so far. I'd expect that number to rise exponentially over the next 6 days. Add that to a hopefully decent ICT support, some neutrals and your standard sponsors/officials/hingers on and we could be heading for a very healthy crowd. I also sincerely hope a large proportion of our support are youngsters. The under 12s going free is a great initiative. There's a real opportunity here for the club to generate the next generation of supporter. The day itself will be exciting, colourful and hopefully successful. It's the kind of game that gets kids hooked on the club. It's a real oppprtunity and I hope the club are fully aware of that. Would also be great if the Trust membership took a wee spike on the day of the game.