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The Dundee United Derby, Tues 11 Aug 2015


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Guest bernardblack

The one thing that shouldn't be overlooked here is how fucking shite James McPake is at his job, and how that Cretinous liability Thomson still plays professional football. Important things to take from this imho.

Thomson was pretty decent tonight. Dundee looked lost without him

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Is there something wrong with the Hearts man?

Needs a bit of a rest imo. (In my opinion)

Surprised he hasn't said that Rankin was terrible, purely because of the Hibs link

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I thought Ranks and Mcgowan were our best players tonight. Maybe some of the clowns on here might get off Ranks back for a change. Boy was hammering into tackles all over the park and i lost count of how many interceptions he made

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Hard though it is to take late goals like that, you have to admit it was better than good and actually a cracking derby. Dundee were excellent first half, United equally so for most of the second. Plenty blood and guts shit, good football and loads of goalmouth action.

That Scott Bain save just before the equalizer though. Stunning.

Aye, you're right but difficult to assess it that way when you've conceded an equaliser with the last kick of the ball. Reminded me of the 2-2 game at Dens years ago when your Polish boy scored in the last minute. Horrible when you're on the end of that.

Stewart was excellent for you guys. Very good player, and he'll play at a higher level, no doubt. Thought McGowan and Rankin were outstanding for us, and Spittal was 10/10 in the second half. Proving me wrong anyway. Bodul looks like a decent player but never a lone striker.

We're a young team, bit more experience and we would have seen that out. A few naive decisions from us near the end.

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Thomson was pretty decent tonight. Dundee looked lost without him

Have to agree here. As soon as he went off the game turned on its head. He controlled the game in the first half.

Can't get over the utter scenes at the end it was complete and utter chaos. I'm pretty sure someone used my shoulders as a springboard.

Great game.

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I thought Ranks and Mcgowan were our best players tonight. Maybe some of the clowns on here might get off Ranks back for a change. Boy was hammering into tackles all over the park and i lost count of how many interceptions he made

There was a 10 minute spell when GlassFeet went aff and Rankin totally lifted Utd's performance, starting with a shot that brought a dece save followed by a good pass and a hard tackle. Simple things, but that got Utd going.

Best derby in Scotland - paper hats all round :)

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Obviously gutting to lose a 2-0 lead in any circumstances but what a cracking game with a few great goals.

More seething with Dundee's first than the second - everyone knows what Stewart wants to do in that position yet Dixon rolled out the red carpet for him to cut inside and shoot. Schoolboy stuff. After that, our lack of experience showed in failing to see the game out as Aberdeen did against us recently.

We looked much more dangerous with Erskine and Murray on. The save from Murray's effort was the best I've seen in some time.

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I thought Ranks and Mcgowan were our best players tonight. Maybe some of the clowns on here might get off Ranks back for a change. Boy was hammering into tackles all over the park and i lost count of how many interceptions he made

The problem is, he doesn't do it in the vast majority of games.

I remember saying at a game versus Celtic at Tannadice last season, that he had pissed me off BECAUSE he was excellent, and therefore what the fcuk had he been doing in every game before?!

Hamilton next - will he be hammering into tackles all over the park there? We'll wait and see.

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Cracking Derby. The famous game of two halves. Dundee dominated without scoring in the first half. For the second United changed shape to improve considerably and a nice bit of skill from Spittal followed by a superb defence splitting pass and lo and behold we are two down. wtf.

A sublime left peg from Stewart and the calculated endeavour of McPake up front finally let justice prevail.

A proper Derby. Even the ref wasn't completely hopeless although I felt he was marginally tangerine, but then I would.

For the season The Dee must score when they are on top, and for Utd they have some cracking young boys that will develop into quality players.

Bring on the next one.

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Aye, you're right but difficult to assess it that way when you've conceded an equaliser with the last kick of the ball. Reminded me of the 2-2 game at Dens years ago when your Polish boy scored in the last minute. Horrible when you're on the end of that.

Stewart was excellent for you guys. Very good player, and he'll play at a higher level, no doubt. Thought McGowan and Rankin were outstanding for us, and Spittal was 10/10 in the second half. Proving me wrong anyway. Bodul looks like a decent player but never a lone striker.

We're a young team, bit more experience and we would have seen that out. A few naive decisions from us near the end.

I also thought of the Adamcyzk equaliser game on the way home tonight. Same result, same level of last gasp drama in Dundee's favour.

One thing United do very well is make young prospects into great players and there was plenty evidence of that process taking shape again tonight. Spittal in particular was top class, and made me feel affy old. The wee c**t looks about fucking 13. Stepped up to the mark in fine style tonight, the boy will go far.

The two teams looked as evenly matched tonight as they have in a lot of years. Wearing Dark Blue blinkers as I do, I thought Dundee might have been the slightly better team over the piece, but all in all it was pretty fucking tight.

Ken what, I had tonight's game on my goal rush coupon. I might be rich here. Away to check the English results.

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I also thought of the Adamcyzk equaliser game on the way home tonight. Same result, same level of last gasp drama in Dundee's favour.

One thing United do very well is make young prospects into great players and there was plenty evidence of that process taking shape again tonight. Spittal in particular was top class, and made me feel affy old. The wee c**t looks about fucking 13. Stepped up to the mark in fine style tonight, the boy will go far.

The two teams looked as evenly matched tonight as they have in a lot of years. Wearing Dark Blue blinkers as I do, I thought Dundee might have been the slightly better team over the piece, but all in all it was pretty fucking tight.

Ken what, I had tonight's game on my goal rush coupon. I might be rich here. Away to check the English results.

I mind Jim Hamilton scoring a last minute winner for United in a 2-2 victory at Tannadice, epic celebrations that day, vaguely remember dancing about the six yard box.
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I also thought of the Adamcyzk equaliser game on the way home tonight. Same result, same level of last gasp drama in Dundee's favour.

One thing United do very well is make young prospects into great players and there was plenty evidence of that process taking shape again tonight. Spittal in particular was top class, and made me feel affy old. The wee c**t looks about fucking 13. Stepped up to the mark in fine style tonight, the boy will go far.

The two teams looked as evenly matched tonight as they have in a lot of years. Wearing Dark Blue blinkers as I do, I thought Dundee might have been the slightly better team over the piece, but all in all it was pretty fucking tight.

Ken what, I had tonight's game on my goal rush coupon. I might be rich here. Away to check the English results.

Take it you were taps aff in that Glasgow boozer?

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