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Just got out the van near directly in the path of Sean Dillon out on a jog with what I presume was his young lad. Stepped out of his way and got a "Tank you" and then heard him say "Tank da nice man" and then his son thanked me, too. 

Manners cost nothing and my love for the delightful United hero grows. 

Thank you. 

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8 minutes ago, Mr. Alli said:

Just got out the van near directly in the path of Sean Dillon out on a jog with what I presume was his young lad. Stepped out of his way and got a "Tank you" and then heard him say "Tank da nice man" and then his son thanked me, too. 

Manners cost nothing and my love for the delightful United hero grows. 

Thank you. 

There's folk in this world who are just gid c***s and Dillo is deffo one of them. 

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He's just jogged by me again and if he's looped the whole of Inchture in that space of time it took me to glug a tin of tomato soup then its bloody child abuse. :lol:

Edit : the Bairn will sleep tonight let's put it that way. Some guy. 

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16 hours ago, Accent-Unknown said:

He'll go to Hearts and reunite with Robbie Neilson. Bookmark it if you want. It's gonna happen.

 

6 hours ago, ArabianKnight said:

It's really not. 

I wouldn’t say “It’s gonna happen”, but I think a move similar to that is what he needs to reboot his career.

It’s probably too much to hope he would come back to us on loan but McNulty is a loan player and Biamou will be away at the end of the season so come the summer we may have a shortage of strikers.  A move back for a year to a club he knows where he’s not competing with a bunch of other strikers might be attractive to the player and his club; more so if we qualify for Europe.

 

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Just glad we spent that money of the expensive lighting above the George Fox stand. We will need that for those Champions League nights

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Put this in the match thread by mistake 🤦‍♂️

Totally loving the buzz around the club. Bairn was supposed to be ballgirl today but her and the other lassies from the academy are next week but they got to stay and watch the match 🤣

 

Fantastic seeing all the optimistic faces going in today and the crowd buzzing coming out. 

 

Solid partnership at the back with able deputies across the back line. 

 

Midfield on form and I think with the squad we've got even if one or two drops off form or injured they can replace them and it's not a massive drop in quality. 

 

I think up front is going to be an issue for us until Biamou is up to speed and McNulty comes back from injury (I'm not certain he'll make much impact this season now though). Definitely an area that needs strengthened, hmm wonder if we can get someone back on loan in January 👀🤔. Although Louis came on today and done alright putting himself about. 

 

We're 3rd just now and obviously I'd like us to stay there but if we finish the season top 6 and sniffing about European places I'll be ecstatic.

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Surprised at the negativity towards their own side from Motherwell fans in the match thread. I thought Motherwell were very decent and it was a tough three points for us.

There's not a huge amount to be said about the game really, but a couple of points of interest;

Appere coming on when we probably all thought Biamou would was interesting. Courts seems to like to introduce new players to the team 'slowly' (to excellent effect) so I presume that's what happening here. Furthermore great to see Appere finally get ten minutes in the role that he should be playing. Again great to see.

Am I right in thinking McGinley was already on a booking when he handled the ball (which he inexplicably wasn't yellow carded for)?

I've long advocated the virtues of one striker (and in a Dundee United perspective, putting me, as far as I can tell, in something of a minority). Great that Courts would seem to have ended United fans' moans of "We're only playing with one up front!!!!". If you play the right way (as we are), playing with one striker is perfectly fine and allows us to bolster the midfield.

All round, good times at Tannadice (How's that #AshgarOut hashtag getting on?)

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19 minutes ago, Steven W said:

Great that Courts would seem to have ended United fans' moans of "We're only playing with one up front!!!!". If you play the right way (as we are), playing with one striker is perfectly fine and allows us to bolster the midfield.

 

With Mulgrew and Edwards we can probably just do away with strikers!

The big problem under Mellon, and others before him, was that we were playing with one striker with no support.  It was frustrating seeing Shankland or Clark playing that role and not having another player within 15 yards of him.

I think our formation is more a genuine 4-3-3 with even the midfield three have licence to go forward.

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1 hour ago, Steven W said:

 

I've long advocated the virtues of one striker (and in a Dundee United perspective, putting me, as far as I can tell, in something of a minority). Great that Courts would seem to have ended United fans' moans of "We're only playing with one up front!!!!". If you play the right way (as we are), playing with one striker is perfectly fine and allows us to bolster the midfield.

 

If done the right way and not having the player up front completely isolated with the midfield almost as far away as possible.

Although Niskanen was signed as a winger which he does play, he's almost like the second striker. He appears through the middle so often supporting and with his pace the one to go after the balls over the top. Then honourable mentions must also go to Pawlett especially and at times Harkes. As you say playing it the "right way".

There are one or two times you see something happen on the pitch that you think "if we had the traditional 2 up top we'd have got something there", but its no where near as often as previously. Also who would you leave out?

We're playing well, just working on making sure we keep it going for 90 minutes, but its coming and long may it continue.

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