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Everything posted by Ludo*1

  1. Will Hamilton finally bullet Canning? Will Dundee go on a terrible run and punt McCann? Will the bookies favourite, Stubbs, crumble and leave? Will the likes of Lennon or Rodgers be poached? Who goes first - Sacking or otherwise - who will it be?
  2. Sacked or poached - You decide! United fans absolutely detest Csaba and Partick Thistle fans are finally getting to the end of their tether with Archibald (Who incidentally, I think would be a great shout for United!). Will a club in the league above buckle and punt one of their managers and swoop for a talented manager in this division? Or even down South? With the likes of Hopkin and McIntyre available on a free, it surely won't be too long till a team 'twists' and that's before mentioning perennial contenders like Duffy and Yogi are also available.
  3. Well done to the 3 that nominated Kenny Miller.
  4. It's only fair that I start up this topic. I'd do it for other teams in a similar position. Usual list of no hopers, overly-ambitious targets and the ilk. It's not a permanent thing, but if we do punt McCann, I'd take maybe McPake and Jocky as an experienced assistant (if possible) till the end of the season then re-assess things from there. Bottom line is McCann has to go. Aberdeen (A) Hearts (H) Celtic (A) Rangers (A) 0 points out of that lot. I expect McCann will be gone before those fixtures are completed unless he manages the turnaround of all turnarounds, there's absolutely nothing to indicate that will be the case.
  5. All things Dundee FC

    I reckon the whole fall out shtick with McGowan is coming from the reputation that McCann has of falling out with players and that McGowan wasn't in the squad. I don't think there's anything actually in it, I think people are putting 2 and 2 together and rumours are spreading like wildfire. I'd be surprised if he's not in the team next week.
  6. All things Dundee FC

    McGowan isn't the player he once was for us, but he's integral to our team. Forget the captaincy, forget the fact he's a wee ned, forget the fact he gives off the image that he's an angrier man than McCann, he's the leader on the pitch. He carries us through. Every team needs a McGowan. Not necessarily an angry wee man, we've had completely different styles of leaders in Rab, Barry Smith and Eric Paton to name but a few in the past decade or so. Right now, McGowan is that man and regardless of his performances, he's integral to our squad.
  7. We'll see if it does occur that you're stranded at the bottom. I'd put money on you being the first to cry for Tommy out, mainly because you're a fucking zoomer tbh.
  8. He helped out with the youths for a week. I'd have been disappointed at the time had we signed him tbh. I don't know if he is genuinely turning his career round or having a David Clarkson style renaissance, but obviously I'd bite one's hand off for him at present.
  9. All things Dundee FC

    We were 2nd under Brown and he resigned despite Scot Gardiner trying to persuade him to stay as he didn't believe he'd get us up. Jocky for McCormack turned out to be one of the very few good decisions the Marr's made as well. Hartley, as much as he's probably been Dundee's best manager in the best part of 20 years only Barry Smith saving the club and Jocky's 2nd spell come close, absolutely deserved the bullet as he was taking us down.
  10. Celebrity Big Brother 2018

    I'm not a big fan of this, but it was on in the background and I got engrossed. I was howling at Hardeep ripping the piss out of Dan with the, 'If I don't sleep, I'll be tired.'
  11. Irn Bru

    I don't really drink it at all any more. Last drink of it I had was about 2-3 month ago. I've converted to Pepsi Max by and large.
  12. All things Dundee FC

    I'm away to be very controversial and make a sweeping statement, but based on 45 minutes of actions and 1 training period, Kallman worried me. He didn't seem fast and I can't remember him touching the ball. I'm obviously not writing him off but it wasn't an auspicious start. Moussa in his 15 minutes of craziness embarrassingly looked like our most effective forward in the limited time he was on. I'm beginning to worry that Mendy is just pish and it doesn't matter who partners him.
  13. Premier League 2018-19

    Once upon a time, people reckoned that Mourinho was a better manager than Ferguson. Diego Simone would be absolutely perfect for them.
  14. Premier League 2018-19

    Is there any clear identifiable reason as to why Mourinho has turned into an absolute dour puss that has turned into a poison for the clubs he's at rather than having the effect that one of the best managers the world has seen, should be having? It seems to stem from that disastrous season at Chelsea. He's never been the same guy since then. His personality has completely changed. He's always had a huffy tendency, but he's been in a permanent mood for about 4-5 year now and just saps any positivity from Man United.
  15. If it comes to pass (I don't think it will, I reckon you'll beat us for a start) then your support would be just as erratic with Wright as all other supports are with their respective managers.
  16. I suppose it depends how the rest of the league performs. If you're 1-2 points behind the 'pack' that tends to form then he'll get more leeway than say if it's 5-6 points.
  17. If you're on 1 point after 8 games going into mid-October, he certainly will be under pressure.
  18. Realistically, this is a massive game for both managers. McCann is under considerable pressure as is and St Johnstone have a run of Aberdeen, Rangers, Celtic and Hearts in 4 of the 5 games that follow this one which could lead to the fat grass being under considerable pressure too. Must win or must not lose for both sides.
  19. All things Dundee FC

    I done some number crunching a couple of year back and here's the results now including McCann's record for comparative reasons: Neil McCann - GP: 59 W21 D9 L29. WR: 35.59% Paul Hartley - GP: 138 W: 46 D: 37 L: 55. WR: 33.33%. John Brown - GP: 39. W: 18. D: 8. L: 13. WR: 46.15% Barry Smith - GP: 102. W: 39 D: 27 L: 36. WR: 38.24% Gordon Chisholm - GP: 21. W: 8 D: 5. L: 8 WR: 38.09% Jocky Scott - GP: 65. W: 31. D: 13. L: 21. WR: 47.69% Alex Rae - GP: 97. W: 42. D: 22. L: 33. WR: 43.29% Alan Kernaghan - GP: 37. W: 9 D: 16 L: 12 WR: 24.32% Jim Duffy - GP: 142. W: 44. D: 38. L: 60 WR: 30.99% Ivano Bonetti - GP: 90 W: 29 D: 21 L: 40 WR: 32.22% Jocky Scott - GP: 95 W: 35 D: 18 L: 42 WR: 36.84% John McCormack - GP: 47 W: 22 D: 15 L: 10 WR: 46.81% Jim Duffy - GP: 137 W: 57 D: 42 L: 38 WR: 41.61%
  20. All things Dundee FC

    McCann saying in his post match interview that that's one of the worst performances/results he's ever been involved in. I've stepped back from my absolute heads gone yesterday but by God do we need to see an improvement against St Johnstone next week. Points on the table or point him out the door.
  21. I might be wrong, but I don't think the Premiership Forum has a thread for this? If we do, I'll happily close the thread. I know the Championship has one that thrives only too well due to some shocking journalism. The inspiration behind this thread came from BBC Sport's online report of Celtic's game against Stjarnan yesterday by Chris McLaughlin. Former Motherwell keeper, Gunnar Nielsen was playing for Celtic's opposition and here are McLaughlin's attempts at spelling his name, throughout the report: Neilsen Nielson (Twice) Neilson And then finally, in the listing of the line-ups he got it spot on with Nielsen. Surely at the top level, that's unacceptable? The fact that he kept changing the spelling throughout has to be some sort of in-joke? Here's a link to the article: Link. Anyways, feel free to chip in with your own examples as and when you find them!
  22. Dundee v Ayr Utd

    I'm getting pished is what's away to happen.
  23. All things Dundee FC

    I know Dee fans and other football fans alike ridicule me for looking to the past with the likes of Duffy and Jocky, but I'd rather stick with what we have than have any of Neilson, Hughes or Hopkin. Oft. That said, our board like to go left field so hopefully they would again.
  24. I wouldn't be surprised right now if we sell our top two players before the game as well. There comes a time when you can't just stick up for a guy because he's passionate.
  25. It's the year of the Jocky. Just sayin'.