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Results are generally all over the place in this league, so it doesn’t make our result against them any better. 
 

Dunfermline's side is relatively comparable to ours, they were there for the taking that day and we were poor. We need to be winning those type of games at home. Let’s hope we do that today!

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12 hours ago, pandarilla said:
13 hours ago, WATTOO said:
Yes, our 0-0 last week isn't looking like the terrible result that so many were making out.

It was the performance that worried me, much more than the result.

I think it was more the tactics of both ourselves and Dunfermline which was the issue, both sides basically set up to stop the other playing and in that respect it probably worked for both. We cancelled each other out and the game was dross as a spectacle with few chances created, let's just hope we go for the jugular today as this Dundee side have looked slow with a lack of drive and energy so if we start with a high tempo I firmly believe we could blow them away. Here's hoping.

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 7 out 10 today  for most outfield players with Moffat edging man of he match with an 8, and goalie giving me the jitters with crosses, but to play Dundee with Adams not having a shot at goal is  some doing a great defensive feat we’ll done.

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 After all the bed wetting of recent weeks normal service has been resumed , we’ve slid into our customary fourth place and beaten last season’s boggy team into the bargain . Well done to Mark and Mick . Next ! 

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6 minutes ago, Lochwood said:

 7 out 10 today  for most outfield players with Moffat edging man of he match with an 8, and goalie giving me the jitters with crosses, but to play Dundee with Adams not having a shot at goal is  some doing a great defensive feat we’ll done.

Michael Miller sat on him the entire game, think Kerr absolutely got it spot on today and hopefully will get the credit he deserves for it. 

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6 minutes ago, Lochwood said:

 7 out 10 today  for most outfield players with Moffat edging man of he match with an 8, and goalie giving me the jitters with crosses, but to play Dundee with Adams not having a shot at goal is  some doing a great defensive feat we’ll done.

You’re stream must have gone down!.Adam had a cracking long range effort with an even better save from the keeper...

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2 minutes ago, HMIP said:

You’re stream must have gone down!.Adam had a cracking long range effort with an even better save from the keeper...

Yeah, I dont get why anyone would be  criticising the goalie tbh. I thought he did very well.

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I feel that Mark Kerr is, by nature, quite a cautious manager and that took a leap of faith for him to play with the brakes aff in the first half. To see them break at speed and throw bodies forward was exactly what we’ve been waiting to see. Equally, to see McCowan track back and defend his 18 yard box was just as rewarding. They pressed really well as a team and you can’t help but feel that’s the way forward for this side.

 

Bruce Anderson will be sat on the bench wondering why he couldn’t have been involved in that sort of formation.

 

Same again please Kerrso.

 

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6 minutes ago, Trogdor said:

Yeah, I dont get why anyone would be  criticising the goalie tbh. I thought he did very well.

One utterly outstanding save in particular. 

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6 minutes ago, Trogdor said:

Yeah, I dont get why anyone would be  criticising the goalie tbh. I thought he did very well.

Sinisalo was excellent at all things except cross balls today, some very hairy moments a better team would have got a goal from one of them. 

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Almost a carbon copy of the Morton game today, took a lead, fairly comfortable for the first 55 minutes and started to sit deep and try to defend the lead.  We were under the cosh for maybe 20 minutes and then Dundee gave up. 

The game management was much better today, taking our time and making runs in to space, everyone keeping a level head and taking extra touches. There didn't seem to be the same panic as there was V. Morton. 

In recent weeks we were in danger of becoming a similar team to the Roberts era, a defense leaking goals and no forward threat, looked like we were just relying on individuals to pull us through without any direction. Smith and McCowan were very good today, allowing Moffat to create more space for himself. Chalmers was further up the park rather than sitting in and taking the ball off the center backs. 

A fair amount of credit for the changes goes to Kerr. Dundee are shite, but it is a game we could have easily lost in recent years. 

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16 minutes ago, Trogdor said:

Yeah, I dont get why anyone would be  criticising the goalie tbh. I thought he did very well.

He flapped at two or three crosses in the 1st half and seems to have an obsession with punching the ball, however he is an excellent shot stopper and overall I'm very happy with him.

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Can't be too harsh on the keeper with weather like that. Also, once he starts to trust his centre backs more he'll come for fewer crosses. Hopefully we start to see that soon.

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1 hour ago, itzdrk said:

Sinisalo was excellent at all things except cross balls today, some very hairy moments a better team would have got a goal from one of them. 

I think the weather played a part. Also unless its in the six yard box it's not the goalie's responsibility it should be the centre halves imo.

Also some of the balls from Charlie Adam are deliberately  planted to land right in the space where its too far out for the goalie and the center halves should be dealing with them.

The goalie is the last line of defence and he did that well today. I'd be more worried about defenders allowing cross balls, the crosser should be closed down by the back (unless its a corner) and the ball coming in should be cleared by a defender if not then its the goalie's responsibility.

I'm also pretty sure Baird got in the goalies way for one in the first half. It was the goalies ball and he headed it out. I dont think the communication is quite there yet between the keeper and the centre halves but it'll come.

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1 hour ago, Rodders1910 said:

Moff statue outside San Somerset please

I'm gutted I wasn't there to see him score it in person. Was a fitting finish as well. Without doubt my favourite ever player.

I really hope we get in to see him this season, he's been great thus far. I was gutted not getting to give Forrest a proper send off last year as well. I hate this fucking virus!

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On 19/11/2020 at 23:05, diegomarahenry said:

I used to work with someone who knew him when he joined the board at Ayr, they said he was a real "Ayr man" and would do everything he could for the club and would most likely help with the new stadium. 

15-20 years on, I haven't seen any evidence of anything he has done, it may have all been behind the scenes and he may well have been one of the directors that has put cash in to keep the club running at various points. He has been on the board through one of the bleakest times in the clubs history and still been there when we went full time again. Being chairman and manager at Troon Juniors means he wouldn't make many games which I always thought was a little odd. 

Was this man name Richie Henderson? Hangs oot his arse

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Great performance today. Credit where it is due. Mark Kerr & Mick McArdle got the tactics spot on.

Sacrificing the number 10, playing Moff up top and sticking Michael Miller to put Charlie Adam into his pocket worked a treat

Cammy Smith, again showing what he is all about. It was mentioned during chat today you can only register for x amount of clubs a season or obviously outwith Scotland. if its two clubs then his only options this year are to sign a new deal with Dundee Utd or with us until at least the end of the seaon. We keep falling in love with loan players.

Happy Saturday night

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