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1 hour ago, Fifespud said:


We’ve got into the top league on a number of occasions and each one has been fantastic. It’s more enjoyable of course if you win your last game at home to get promoted as we did in 13/14 with Nade’s winner.
Success on the field, as has been widely documented on this forum, has been sparse to say the least, but I’ve still thoroughly enjoyed my 40 years as a supporter and I’m proud to say I’m a Dundee fan.
This attitude is in sharp contrast to the average Arab’s take on being a football fan. Most of you experienced the ‘blip’ of success during Mad Dog McLean’s tenure and now most of you seem to feel you’re entitled to that in perpetuity.
You need to recalibrate what it means to be a fan of a provincial club, and what constitutes success, because the glory days for Fundee United are well and truly over emoji4.pngemoji4.pngemoji4.png

I'm a bit young for Jim McLean but have neverthless seen us lift the Scottish Cup twice since those glory days .

In my time following United St Johnstone, Aberdeen, Hibs, Hearts, Killie, Livi, Inverness, Ross County, Motherwell and St Mirren have all won major trophies so I don't think I'll be recalibrating my expectation level to your definition of success any time soon - although I can fully appreciate why you have had to. 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, invergowrie arab said:

I'm a bit young for Jim McLean but have neverthless seen us lift the Scottish Cup twice since those glory days .

In my time following United St Johnstone, Aberdeen, Hibs, Hearts, Killie, Livi, Inverness, Ross County, Motherwell and St Mirren have all won major trophies so I don't think I'll be recalibrating my expectation level to your definition of success any time soon - although I can fully appreciate why you have had to. 

 

 

😂 Thats a burn

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9 minutes ago, Bigmouth Strikes Again said:

Are Utd paying for all of these DAB tracksuit fuckers/coaches that have infiltrated Dundee secondary schools? 

Thank you.

Whether anyone’s actually paying for it is one thing buts definitely going down against the club. 

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Another £3million loss for the second year on the trot with a £7million loan to your owner.

I know clubs are in a tricky spot and losses are to be expected just now, but where has £13m gone in 2 seasons? (Not including the one just past)

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Understandably COVID has had an effect on finance, I think Livi made a loss of about 1.5/2m but the sale of Dykes somewhat kept us afloat amongst it. However, Dundee Utd's finances look far beyond being just effected by COVID. 

A team overspending to get up for a few seasons who then got utterly blindsided by a huge financial void without a chance of fixing. Surely looking a bit grim, and more context to the Courts appointment.

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15 minutes ago, Ludo*1 said:

Another £3million loss for the second year on the trot with a £7million loan to your owner.

I know clubs are in a tricky spot and losses are to be expected just now, but where has £13m gone in 2 seasons? (Not including the one just past)

Their "wages to turnover %" is genuinely appalling. Don't think it's been below 100% since Ogren came in, peaking at 120%, while 70% is seen as the "extreme limit" of financial safety.

Makes this push to promote a youth coach and hope they can produce multiple 7 figure youngsters understandable, but it's utterly deluded.

You lot aren't much better but at least your owner is rooted deep due to the stadium, Ogren has zero links to United and if they don't start producing players worth millions isn't getting his money back, so how much more will he chuck in the fire?

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Another £3million loss for the second year on the trot with a £7million loan to your owner.
I know clubs are in a tricky spot and losses are to be expected just now, but where has £13m gone in 2 seasons? (Not including the one just past)
The obvious answer to that is Shankland .

Don't worry we are paying Brophy similar numbers .

Seriously though, worrying numbers, we'll for someone who is pretty clueless when it comes to football accounts. Is all the debt owed to the owner? Like he is carrying the debt himself? He is pretty minted isn't he.

Seen the scenario at Morton when the owner was a Ton fan, pumped millions into the club now the son wants the money repaid (similar to the Thompsons?)

Mental considering we were nearly shut down for owing the bank 1.7m. Different debtor right enough.
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2 hours ago, Pull My Strings said:

As you say, it looks like it's without merit (I'd say questionable merit but that's maybe semantics). If there's merit tell us what it is.

I said to my pals the other day, this is probably on paper the worst appointment made by any top flight club ever in terms of (lack of) experience as a manager/coach/player at anything approaching this level and not even having the correct qualifications for the role (A licence instead of pro). 
 

I await any suggestions to the contrary. 

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28 minutes ago, Ludo*1 said:

Another £3million loss for the second year on the trot with a £7million loan to your owner.

I know clubs are in a tricky spot and losses are to be expected just now, but where has £13m gone in 2 seasons? (Not including the one just past)

Where the f**k did we get £7M to loan to the owner? Wow, things are looking up.

Are you a professional accountant Ludo?

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21 hours ago, ATLIS said:

Galaticos :D 

From what I've seen so far though Courts is an insufferable w**k

Tam is a decent lad. His brother - who used to post on here - is the insufferable w**k.

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29 minutes ago, Pull My Strings said:

Where the f**k did we get £7M to loan to the owner? Wow, things are looking up.

Are you a professional accountant Ludo?

It's pretty much spelled out in your accounts m8.

Eta: I don't care if you're picking up my poor turn of phrase of 'to' instead of 'from'. Still bashing straight on.

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21 minutes ago, Ludo*1 said:

It's pretty much spelled out in your accounts m8.

Eta: I don't care if you're picking up my poor turn of phrase of 'to' instead of 'from'. Still bashing straight on.

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Be honest now Ludo, did you just add up those two figures and come to the conclusion that United were in debt to the tune of £13m?

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3 minutes ago, Twinkle said:

Fiscal concern from Dundee fans eh? irony GIF

Dinnae worry heard the loans are up to £10M now 😉 2020 was so last year!

Not a penny more…

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