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The Dundee United Derby, Tues 11 Aug 2015


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So now that I have time to reflect on tonight a few comments on the game...

Dundee are a really decent side with some great attacking quality but they still look suspect in the middle of their defence (and Bain is priceless in covering for some of their errors). Play like that most games and you will cruise into the top six easily. Is there a chance that Stewart might be snapped up? Probably not right now but there is no doubt he is a top, top player.

As for us, we played some good football at times (both sides did) but we also fell out of the game badly just like the Aberdeen match. Thought the back four were very solid again with McGowan the stand out, he was brilliant. The midfield were decent enough but Souttar again had a very quiet game (although he did a bit more in the second half). I like Fraser but he was a bit caught out tonight with the occasion. Rankin was outstanding, and if people cannot see what he brings to the team in games like this they don't know what they are talking about. Yes he doesn't produce the same level of performance every week but I would have him there every game, he does so much work that goes unnoticed and allows the other midfielders the chance to play.

In the forward areas I felt Connolly was lively but he is the type of player who might lack that cutting edge. He gets away from players but then loses possession, or he gets into a great position but makes a poor choice of pass. Spittal on the other hand was a revelation. I will be honest and say that I thought he wouldn't amount to much given his performances last season but he is winning me over. Confidence on the ball, the ability to challenge well physically and a great touch on him. He is improving every week. Bodul is not a lone striker but played well when he moved a little deeper. Murray is not a great footballer but makes things difficult for defenders and changed the dynamic of the game when he was on the pitch.

Finally, my earlier sentiment is valid. What a game, what a derby, more of the same please!

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it's been a long night for you pal, have a sleep on it and come back in the morning. Emotions are bound to be running high after tonight it's understandable.

Nah, you'll still be a tedious c**t in the morning.

Well done on the "not spending your life on here" thing, by the way

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So now that I have time to reflect on tonight a few comments on the game...

Dundee are a really decent side with some great attacking quality but they still look suspect in the middle of their defence (and Bain is priceless in covering for some of their errors). Play like that most games and you will cruise into the top six easily. Is there a chance that Stewart might be snapped up? Probably not right now but there is no doubt he is a top, top player.

As for us, we played some good football at times (both sides did) but we also fell out of the game badly just like the Aberdeen match. Thought the back four were very solid again with McGowan the stand out, he was brilliant. The midfield were decent enough but Souttar again had a very quiet game (although he did a bit more in the second half). I like Fraser but he was a bit caught out tonight with the occasion. Rankin was outstanding, and if people cannot see what he brings to the team in games like this they don't know what they are talking about. Yes he doesn't produce the same level of performance every week but I would have him there every game, he does so much work that goes unnoticed and allows the other midfielders the chance to play.

In the forward areas I felt Connolly was lively but he is the type of player who might lack that cutting edge. He gets away from players but then loses possession, or he gets into a great position but makes a poor choice of pass. Spittal on the other hand was a revelation. I will be honest and say that I thought he wouldn't amount to much given his performances last season but he is winning me over. Confidence on the ball, the ability to challenge well physically and a great touch on him. He is improving every week. Bodul is not a lone striker but played well when he moved a little deeper. Murray is not a great footballer but makes things difficult for defenders and changed the dynamic of the game when he was on the pitch.

Finally, my earlier sentiment is valid. What a game, what a derby, more of the same please!

Eh would gie this a greenie but I've run oot.

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So now that I have time to reflect on tonight a few comments on the game...

Dundee are a really decent side with some great attacking quality but they still look suspect in the middle of their defence (and Bain is priceless in covering for some of their errors). Play like that most games and you will cruise into the top six easily. Is there a chance that Stewart might be snapped up? Probably not right now but there is no doubt he is a top, top player.

As for us, we played some good football at times (both sides did) but we also fell out of the game badly just like the Aberdeen match. Thought the back four were very solid again with McGowan the stand out, he was brilliant. The midfield were decent enough but Souttar again had a very quiet game (although he did a bit more in the second half). I like Fraser but he was a bit caught out tonight with the occasion. Rankin was outstanding, and if people cannot see what he brings to the team in games like this they don't know what they are talking about. Yes he doesn't produce the same level of performance every week but I would have him there every game, he does so much work that goes unnoticed and allows the other midfielders the chance to play.

In the forward areas I felt Connolly was lively but he is the type of player who might lack that cutting edge. He gets away from players but then loses possession, or he gets into a great position but makes a poor choice of pass. Spittal on the other hand was a revelation. I will be honest and say that I thought he wouldn't amount to much given his performances last season but he is winning me over. Confidence on the ball, the ability to challenge well physically and a great touch on him. He is improving every week. Bodul is not a lone striker but played well when he moved a little deeper. Murray is not a great footballer but makes things difficult for defenders and changed the dynamic of the game when he was on the pitch.

Finally, my earlier sentiment is valid. What a game, what a derby, more of the same please!

Well said. I hope you turned off at minute 81 on your rewatch!

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Please tell me this is a PnB poster!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-lmgVZnA5qwnxT_0o8YYbA

No even bothered about the result now!

OYF.....

We fucking ragdolled Utd first half, but you really need to take your chances. Rinse and repeat from Saturday and Hartley needs to sort it fucking pronto. Again, in Saturdays scenes, as much as we ragdolled Utd first half, they returned the favour with interest and took 2 goals well - I've not seen the highlights apart from fucking pavarottis efforts above but Spittals first looked class - I missed the 2nd - official story away for a pish - actual story sitting (for the first time in the match) head in hands fucking gutted.

My old boy left at 2-0 in a fucking emotional, seething mess.

Then Greg Stewart does what he does best - I celebrated but my first comment after it calmed down - "It's the hope that kills you"

After that I can only assume someone slipped me some acid Utd had their standard chance for the 3rd goal but Bain made a save that looked incredible from 100 yards away and we broke up and scored - I only found it was James McPake in the boozer. I ended up on my arse. When I got to my feet I looked around for my bro and best pal - they were 4 and 6 rows back respectively. My mates sister was 8 rows back in the appropriate row.

I'm now sitting in Kirkton, my phone is gone, I'm £40 lighter, I drank 2 venoms (£6.50 in the fairmuir - fucking bargain), my ankle is bigger than it was after Killie, I have to walk back up to the Fairmuir at 5:30AM to get my car to go to work but I have no alarm as my phone is gone and to be honest I really need to go to hospital rather than a 20 minute uphill jaunt on this ankle. You can say what you like but no-one does #scenes like the Dees.

I've not read the comments above but I can fucking call it - Hearts fans - GTFO of here lads - we were due that after the Shadenfreude of Saturday.

As for the Arabs - a lot of them are deluded but those who braved the boozer post match were fair in their analysis.

What a game. What a fucking city.

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OYF.....

We fucking ragdolled Utd first half, but you really need to take your chances. Rinse and repeat from Saturday and Hartley needs to sort it fucking pronto. Again, in Saturdays scenes, as much as we ragdolled Utd first half, they returned the favour with interest and took 2 goals well - I've not seen the highlights apart from fucking pavarottis efforts above but Spittals first looked class - I missed the 2nd - official story away for a pish - actual story sitting (for the first time in the match) head in hands fucking gutted.

My old boy left at 2-0 in a fucking emotional, seething mess.

Then Greg Stewart does what he does best - I celebrated but my first comment after it calmed down - "It's the hope that kills you"

After that I can only assume someone slipped me some acid Utd had their standard chance for the 3rd goal but Bain made a save that looked incredible from 100 yards away and we broke up and scored - I only found it was James McPake in the boozer. I ended up on my arse. When I got to my feet I looked around for my bro and best pal - they were 4 and 6 rows back respectively. My mates sister was 8 rows back in the appropriate row.

I'm now sitting in Kirkton, my phone is gone, I'm £40 lighter, I drank 2 venoms (£6.50 in the fairmuir - fucking bargain), my ankle is bigger than it was after Killie, I have to walk back up to the Fairmuir at 5:30AM to get my car to go to work but I have no alarm as my phone is gone and to be honest I really need to go to hospital rather than a 20 minute uphill jaunt on this ankle. You can say what you like but no-one does #scenes like the Dees.

I've not read the comments above but I can fucking call it - Hearts fans - GTFO of here lads - we were due that after the Shadenfreude of Saturday.

As for the Arabs - a lot of them are deluded but those who braved the boozer post match were fair in their analysis.

What a game. What a fucking city.

Some boy Deefiant.

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What do people expect from Souttar? He was solid as f**k.

Sorry, don't agree. What do you mean "what do people expect"? Most people talk him up and maybe rightly so, but a defensive midfielder should be able to defend and that is another game I have seen this season where he goes missing for large parts of the game and does not do his defensive work properly. He did grow into the match but he is still to convince me this season.

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You should not be driving. I'm telling on you

I will make the short (but naughty) journey to my old boy. He will take up driving to Aberdeen while I regale him with tales of the comeback he missed through his emotionally induced radge attack.

His salty tears, an equal measure of joy at the comeback but guilt at his betrayal will rejuvenate me for the day ahead.

I will swagger* into my Aberdonian filled office, listen to their veiled compliments about my team before unleashing upon them a wave of euphoria about just how good it is to not only be a Dundee fan, but a fucking Dundonian - one city, many, many discoveries you sheep shagging, vowel muddling fit likers - many many discoveries indeed.

*hobble

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