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On 26/06/2022 at 23:03, Cardle is Magic said:

They're important for the squad etc but they're a waste of time for supporters.

Looking at our goals yesterday, Cove will need to improve defensively by about 1000% or they'll be Brechin-esque.

We were truly terrible, both at the back and going forward, on Saturday. One of the worst performance I've seen at Balmoral in a long time. Very much a contrast to last season.

First game back you expect a lack of match sharpness especially with only two training sessions but I was underwhelmed at the performance and fitness. We only had 13 outfield players, were playing a few players out of position due to injury and have a new manager who hasn't brought anyone yet in. Those elements didn't help.

Guys like Masson, Leitch, McIntosh, Neill shouldn't be anywhere near our starting XI if we can make some signings.

Saturday should have been a kick up the arse for us and reinforces we need to strengthen in the next few weeks.

Pars rode to an easy victory and looked well ahead in sharpness.

 

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I see Charlie Adam has got a coaching gig at West Ham so that puts to bed the rumor he was considering coming here, not that I think it would have been a great move unless other members of the squad were moved on.

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55 minutes ago, 101 said:

I see Charlie Adam has got a coaching gig at West Ham so that puts to bed the rumor he was considering coming here, not that I think it would have been a great move unless other members of the squad were moved on.

Nah he's not got a job there, was just for his coaching hours apparently.

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Why would Charlie Adam come here? Dundee had to get an external party to fund his wages. How would we able to afford him? Even if we could, why would he drop down to League 1, and why to us? He and McPake weren't pals like McPake and Dorrans are.

Someone like Falkirk or Kelty would be more likely to sign him than us.

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Not many changes, which is obviously a sign we don't have (m)any trialists at the moment. I suppose it'll allow McPake to get a system in place they'll be familiar with but a few folk thought that about he who shall not be named last year.

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54 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

Why would Charlie Adam come here? Dundee had to get an external party to fund his wages. How would we able to afford him? Even if we could, why would he drop down to League 1, and why to us? He and McPake weren't pals like McPake and Dorrans are.

Someone like Falkirk or Kelty would be more likely to sign him than us.

If he wants to keep playing, then he can't be asking for silly money now, because of his age. IMO. Would've kept him as an impact sub in the championship, he would do a job in L1 as well.

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23 hours ago, The Toun Clock said:

I wonder if the people that left board position at the end of the season were the ones that often let slip about signings etc. Usually by this point we've been linked with everyone and there's rumours for weeks, someone always in the know etc, but this season it's been fairly straight forward. Is it just that we're a little less active than most years or has McPake ensured no one's leaking anything.

My suspicion is that the leaky board member is still in position. 

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McCann and O’Hara both scoring again. Performances/results in friendlies mean nothing. But it will certainly boost their confidence, which can only be a good thing. Doesn’t mean they’ll score lots or have great seasons, but they’re players that looked low on confidence at various points last season.

Just seen Todd’s scored too. If he’s going to play in a more attacking role, again it’ll be good if he has some confidence in front of goal. Need as many players as possible to be chipping in with goals.

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Think the club need to work on their social media updates. First of all, they’re getting far too excited over a friendly v Forfar. Secondly, we put out an update that Miller Fenton scored at 21:05 and put out the update to say he’d been subbed on at 21:07. Then just didn’t bother describing the goal (they described all the others). Things like that should be reliable/consistent. 

We used to have unique goal graphics for each player - we did in 2017-18, not sure when/why that changed. We’ve gone backwards to a generic goal gif, plus a name in all caps (usually) with 10-15 exclamation marks. I say ‘usually’ because for McCann’s tonight, they turned caps lock off too early and the tweet was “LEWIS MCCann!!!!!!!!!!!!” It’s fairly minor, but social media should be valued by the club, as a very useful tool for communicating with fans. Our output is very amateur.

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