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  1. Hamilton v Dundee

    I'm really not a fan of Mackinnon as a footballer, but I don't go along with the stuff about him being no more than a thug who did jail time. I do respect him for the way he responded to that episode and got his life back on track. Scotland would be a better place if others came out of prison, knuckled down, worked hard and made the best of their life. So, as a man he's ok. As a footballer, he can GRTF.
  2. Hamilton v Dundee

    It was three weeks after Matty's 18th birthday and only a few minutes after he'd scored his first goal for the club. And then his season was over.
  3. Hamilton v Dundee

    That pic was being shown around the press room (not by me!) after Mackinnon left. I wonder how many reports mentioned that side of the incident. Mackinnon was out for two months. Matty Henvey didn't play again in the remaining four months of the season.
  4. All things Dundee FC

    Well, there's Juan Sara, Julian Speroni and Brian Irvine. But none of them were really rappers or fashionistas. Except possibly the great Brian Irvine, who wasn't above rapping an opponent in his own inimitable fashion (when strictly necessary).
  5. All things Dundee FC

    In days of yore playing full back was the easiest position on the park (unless you were up against a winger out of your class). Basically you kicked the guy in front of you then moved the ball on to someone who could play. Now it's one of the tougher gigs, physically and mentally. Most clubs expect them to cover a huge amount of ground and their positioning relative to the central defenders and midfielders is always tricky.
  6. All things Dundee FC

    It's a fair point about him being better behind the striker, but that raises the question of what we should have done with the wide left position that was always a problem area. It's part of what I was getting at about rejigging the team. Anyway, on the face of it Källman looks a promising signing. Here's hoping.
  7. All things Dundee FC

    I think McCann has had a harsh rap over the Allan loan. How many games did Allan start in which he was influential, as opposed to continually making passes that may have brilliant if only his teammates had been able to read them? He obviously had something that nobody else in the squad had, but he was guilty of repeatedly conceding possession cheaply. Allan made some superb contributions coming off the bench, especially in the home win against Rangers and away win at Hamilton. People would then clamour for him to start, but he never delivered consistently. So he'd be back on the bench from which he would then put in a starring role, and the cycle would repeat. He was a great sub, but it was hard to justify a spot in the starting 11. It was different with Hibs. He slotted straight in there. The team didn't have to be rejigged to accommodate him.
  8. All things Dundee FC

    I know the feeling. To sum it up. In order to make full use of our strength in midfield while still maintaining some goal threat we need to go with a 4-2-3-4 formation. Who'd be a manager?
  9. All things Dundee FC

    Ayr's website is out of date. Shankland's contract was up at the end of last season but he signed another for one year a couple of weeks into Ayr's close season, a few days after the Premiership season ended.
  10. All things Dundee FC

    Laboured? Hardly. Brechin were determined they weren't going to get humped again after that thrashing. They were totally outplayed, but they were happy enough to avoid another humiliation. Their supporters were delighted with a 2-0 defeat, but they were never anywhere near stopping us winning.
  11. All things Dundee FC

    Depending on how early you get there you might find space in Sandeman Street on the other side of Tannadice. It's very handy for the away end of Dens. Just pick your way through the abandoned dayglo scarves. Edit: you can tuck your car up on the pavement behind the George Fox Stand.
  12. All things Dundee FC

    Be fair. It was a good point for United. From what I heard on Radio Scotland they did well to hang on against superior opposition. Got to love an underdog... Or maybe not.
  13. All things Dundee FC

    I suppose it largely depends on the quantity of legal/illegal substances one has been ingesting.
  14. All things Dundee FC

    uǝɹɹᴉW ʇS ʇɐ ǝǝpunp Still looks a bit iffy to be honest.
  15. All things Dundee FC

    Well, if the Arabs want to look on the bright side the chances of them getting pumped out of a cup by us this season are receding.