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Thread: Last year I was only worried about ICT and maybe Falkirk

  1. #41
    Everyone was but our best manager ever had a weakness in multiple big finals, nothing really went for us that day, we were poor but the breaks went for them, the weather was crap, the venue was crap (much much prefer Hampden for a final, just had a proper feel, better atmosphere to it and great memories of sunny days in so finals and finals there) and just always had a gut feeling it was gonna be perths day

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedka View Post
    Everyone was but our best manager ever had a weakness in multiple big finals, nothing really went for us that day, we were poor but the breaks went for them, the weather was crap, the venue was crap (much much prefer Hampden for a final, just had a proper feel, better atmosphere to it and great memories of sunny days in so finals and finals there) and just always had a gut feeling it was gonna be perths day
    Thats all true Shedka. Do you think the trolleys have an open top bus around Dundee when we lose a final?

    I think they got to a final once or twice - once i was only thinking of my team beating some team playing at a "neutral" home venue. The second was against their pimps. I still dont know the score (such is i dont care) but presume by the fact its no 6-5 they were unsuccessful. Silly wee team.

  3. #43
    One Scottish Cup final in 50+ years for the silly wee team in which they didn't manage a shot on target and failed to sell thousands of tickets leaving large sections empty on TV... Odd as I'd always heard of a sleeping giant in the city.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedka View Post
    One Scottish Cup final in 50+ years for the silly wee team in which they didn't manage a shot on target and failed to sell thousands of tickets leaving large sections empty on TV... Odd as I'd always heard of a sleeping giant in the city.....
    You are missing the point - surely they won the corner count??

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by shedka View Post
    Everyone was but our best manager ever had a weakness in multiple big finals, nothing really went for us that day, we were poor but the breaks went for them, the weather was crap, the venue was crap (much much prefer Hampden for a final, just had a proper feel, better atmosphere to it and great memories of sunny days in so finals and finals there) and just always had a gut feeling it was gonna be perths day
    I was never in the get rid of Jackie camp until news of his contract broke and to be fair that was Thompson's fault,you are 100% correct about the final and bad recruitment in that fateful summer.I remember saying that Donaldson,Durnan and the keeper's could get us relegated but you predicted a top 6 finish.
    Do you not remember ootdoor the Funster posting that GUNBOAT seem's to be the only ain that smells danger but he is being hammered by his fellow Arabs?,now that is a FACT with a capital F.

  6. #46
    We had a very average season in 12/13 and scraped top 6, I said a club like us could bedue a poor season as it happened to other clubs like ours and was very much against the sale of our players, predicting top 6 for us was still not beyond the realms as it was the norm for 8-9 years, but certainly I was not predicting or expecting us going for top 2-4 like the two seasons prior

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by shedka View Post
    We had a very average season in 12/13 and scraped top 6, I said a club like us could bedue a poor season as it happened to other clubs like ours and was very much against the sale of our players, predicting top 6 for us was still not beyond the realms as it was the norm for 8-9 years, but certainly I was not predicting or expecting us going for top 2-4 like the two seasons prior
    I was not on about 12/13 mate i am referring to the summer when Jackie decided that 3 shyte goalies could fight for the number 1 shirt and we brought in Donaldson and Durnan,mind the Derby at Tannadice? ,cruising with 2 goals from Spittal then the keeper phucked up right at the end to gift them a draw,that was the beginning of the end for us.

  8. #48
    I know you weren't, just referenced it, predicting top 6 for us was still a step down in expectation from the two seasons prior

    As for that derby, no sorry, two people to blame, Dixon for not showing Stewart down the outside and letting him cut in on his left foot their first and Telfer for his weakness and poor control in midfield which allowed Harkins the shot for the second, gifted them a draw

    We were doomed by appointing Mixu who played Szromnik (worst keeper in our history easily) over Zwick (shyt but not THAT shyt) who cost us pts game after game especially at Inverness and tynecastle in December

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by shedboy71 View Post
    tbh i was just so frustrated after that final and Jmacs tactical frailities. Anyway i said it on this board straight after final.

    Well ok agree there - those were happy times.

    So maybe i am a good example of a fan who does not have a clue
    No you're not a fan that doesn't have a clue. Macnamara was riding on the crest of a wave for a while due to the unbelievable squad he had but when they started to disappear he did have a fkn clue what to do, just ask York fans how good he is?

    I've said it before and I'll say it again.

    A fkn charlatan.

  10. #50
    He built it, he done that, after doing it at thistle

    The facts are above in my posts

    Happy to debate this as don't like revisionism and nonsense, some of our fans just get a bit bitter about people, the same ones disgracefully turned on Houston too

  11. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by shedka View Post
    He built it, he done that, after doing it at thistle

    The facts are above in my posts

    Happy to debate this as don't like revisionism and nonsense, some of our fans just get a bit bitter about people, the same ones disgracefully turned on Houston too
    What did you think of the Pepesque multiple changes in Perth by Macnamara then? You remember that ain,lol.

    A fkn imbecile.

  12. #52
    I thought it was arrogant/naive and it backfired, young manager in his second job trying to keep players fresh for the home game with the sheep after very busy schedule, ohhh wait was he expected to be faultless LOL, honestly it's attitudes like that which made me say then we will get the team we deserve and it happened, ffs we had just witnessed a couple months of the best attacking football seen by a team not named Celtic in Scottish football for many years scoring 4-5 most games (with only a last min golden preventing a win at Celtic Park during that run) leading upto that and all you can do is cast that up, fkn pathetic so it is

  13. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by shedka View Post
    I thought it was arrogant/naive and it backfired, young manager in his second job trying to keep players fresh for the home game with the sheep after very busy schedule, ohhh wait was he expected to be faultless LOL, honestly it's attitudes like that which made me say then we will get the team we deserve and it happened, ffs we had just witnessed a couple months of the best attacking football seen by a team not named Celtic in Scottish football for many years scoring 4-5 most games (with only a last min golden preventing a win at Celtic Park during that run) leading upto that and all you can do is cast that up, fkn pathetic so it is
    Wonder if York City have a Minstermenka....he'd have some job glossing over JM's greatness🤣🤣

    Sorry I don't agree with you on Macnamara so I'm off over to Funmad to join the other four posters over there......the Funster that I am🤨

  14. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by shedka View Post
    He built it, he done that, after doing it at thistle

    The facts are above in my posts

    Happy to debate this as don't like revisionism and nonsense, some of our fans just get a bit bitter about people, the same ones disgracefully turned on Houston too
    There were the stories about Pedro shacking up with his burd fae Douglas as the players played Badminton instead of football training,to be honest though as i always am, we were unanimous in backing Thompson over Houston at their final press conference when the latter worried about the budget and the former lied about us being competitive in the league.
    I have always regretted backing Thompson in that spat as Houston in the end was proven to be correct,it was also the first of many many many lies told by the owner,FACT.

  15. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by GUNBOAT View Post
    I was not on about 12/13 mate i am referring to the summer when Jackie decided that 3 shyte goalies could fight for the number 1 shirt and we brought in Donaldson and Durnan,mind the Derby at Tannadice? ,cruising with 2 goals from Spittal then the keeper phucked up right at the end to gift them a draw,that was the beginning of the end for us.
    GB I totally agree that that Dundee match was the turning point.

    We were playing great that night.

    The passing was great. All over the very poor fun as usual.

    We were absolutely flying with spittal scoring two great goals. All was well.

    The 2-1 made it a bit edgy. The young lads unnecessarily tried to waste time when it wasnít needed.

    In the last moments Charlie Telfer actually falls over the ball. The fun getting it back when otherwise it is full time.

    A shot goes in. Any decent keeper should save it. Zwick knocks it out straight in front. Itís right we were playing without a proper goalkeeper that season. After that Zwick error the fun centre half barges in to equalise.

    It was undeserved from fun point of view but it knocked stuffing out of us. We had other unlucky results around that time like losing at home to killie when they were sh*** and we should have won by 2 or 3.

    Jackie was not the messiah but he was better than Mixu. We werenít bottom when he left and that squad was nowhere near the worst in division. Problem was whenever we turned a corner under tombola Mixu we then feel apart again. He was an awful manager who ruined our chances.

    I do genuinely believe that 2-2 was a sliding doors moment.

    If Telfer hadnít fallen over the ball or Zwick made his error we would not be where we are now

  16. #56
    To be honest i have been privileged to watch the best ever United teams win trophies at Dens,Hampden and run riot all over europe,Monaco,Eindhoven and the Camp Nou spring to mind but Shedka is correct that some of the best football i have had the good fortune to watch Dundee United playing this century was whilst McNamara was the manager,FACT.

  17. #57
    Thatís a big statement.

    We had a great team then.

    One man 🙈 ST I hold responsible for destroying that great legacy

    Letís hope the good times return soon. I doubt it will be under csaba as heís useless but I feel in next 2 or 3 years we can be back again competing at top as we should be

  18. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by Whitfieldarab View Post
    Wonder if York City have a Minstermenka....he'd have some job glossing over JM's greatness🤣🤣

    Sorry I don't agree with you on Macnamara so I'm off over to Funmad to join the other four posters over there......the Funster that I am🤨

    York has nothing to do with it

    You may be wrong on this but you aren't a funster, still think ftd is

  19. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by GUNBOAT View Post
    To be honest i have been privileged to watch the best ever United teams win trophies at Dens,Hampden and run riot all over europe,Monaco,Eindhoven and the Camp Nou spring to mind but Shedka is correct that some of the best football i have had the good fortune to watch Dundee United playing this century was whilst McNamara was the manager,FACT.
    Yup , then when the players started to go he didn't have a clue what to do and we're still picking up the pieces.

  20. #60
    The thing is,when it comes to football, fans always demand the managers head when it all goes wrong,the players and the owner get off lightly in comparison,when Thompson was wandering the country with Jackie's dismissal letter in his pocket we in the main agreed with his decision but it was the chairman in OZ trying to buy another club who sanctioned the Tim Two sales,yes Jackie and his mates were partying in ST Andrews but our absent chairman allowed it all to happen.
    There were posters at the time myself included who pointed out that there was zero discipline at the club with Thompson fannying aboot on the other side of the world but he as usual was given a free pass by the majority of the support.

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