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    Mike Martin interview. The United Way?

    Really good interview with Mike Martin on Arab zone.

    He speaks a lot of sense and seems driven to sort United out.

    I disagree with him as to csaba’s abilities. I can see he wants continuity. He’s clear winning league is aim so if csaba fails that test he knows where he stands. Overall he’s looking to bring positive changes.

    The changes of having players stay in dundee area is common sense and long overdue.

    One thing he talked about was the Dundee United way. He says coaching manuals will be written at all levels to reflect this.

    One thing I’m not clear on is what the coaching manuals will say to reflect United way. Is this like Ajax way?

    Is there a particular style of play to be coached. Are we going to passing or attractive or attacking style or is it win at all costs. In the good old days we probably had a quick attacking style

    Interview is well worth a watch and brings a lot of hope for the future of the club.

    He says new investment is not far off too.

    Definitely an interview to make us all feel a bit more hopeful

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSArab View Post
    Really good interview with Mike Martin on Arab zone.

    He speaks a lot of sense and seems driven to sort United out.

    I disagree with him as to csaba’s abilities. I can see he wants continuity. He’s clear winning league is aim so if csaba fails that test he knows where he stands. Overall he’s looking to bring positive changes.

    The changes of having players stay in dundee area is common sense and long overdue.

    One thing he talked about was the Dundee United way. He says coaching manuals will be written at all levels to reflect this.

    One thing I’m not clear on is what the coaching manuals will say to reflect United way. Is this like Ajax way?

    Is there a particular style of play to be coached. Are we going to passing or attractive or attacking style or is it win at all costs. In the good old days we probably had a quick attacking style

    Interview is well worth a watch and brings a lot of hope for the future of the club.

    He says new investment is not far off too.

    Definitely an interview to make us all feel a bit more hopeful
    I was pretty impressed with that interview. A lot of positive comments and vision for the future. Something that has been lacking the last couple of years.

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    The first time I heard MM talk I said he talked a good game, I believe he still does and is beginning to back up his words with positive actions.

    I really like idea of the United Way and the fact that the players have been asked to buy into living locally and get paid on success and not for just turning up, this has all the hallmarks of a well thought out strategy. Something that has sadly been lacking for a while.

    Like everything else the results will speak volumes should this strategy bring success or failure next season.

    The future is bright!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duke_the_arab View Post
    I was pretty impressed with that interview. A lot of positive comments and vision for the future. Something that has been lacking the last couple of years.
    F.A.O. Duke.....

    I think MM is a man of our time, I just hope that there is no misunderstanding and that the players get behind the lines,can turn it on again and not land up a culdesac, otherwise MM might be alone again! ��

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    Think the Utd way is the Wee Jim way , players living local, reward success not mediocrity , bring through home grown talent etc. Positive interview from MM but very early days yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USArab View Post
    F.A.O. Duke.....

    I think MM is a man of our time, I just hope that there is no misunderstanding and that the players get behind the lines,can turn it on again and not land up a culdesac, otherwise MM might be alone again! ��
    Well I'm hoping that the players we have signed so far and those that were kept and signed new deals had been told this vision from the chairman when they signed .
    But please don't ask me or I might go on Duke's Travels.
    😁

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    I have said for years on here that we need players living locally as it was during the McLean era,however i have no faith in the owner,his monkey or the manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUNBOAT View Post
    I have said for years on here that we need players living locally as it was during the McLean era,however i have no faith in the owner,his monkey or the manager.
    Do you have faith in Dundee United

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    Quote Originally Posted by stokearab View Post
    Do you have faith in Dundee United
    With the current owner,chairman and manager i have no faith whatsoever in Dundee United,its no like i have just recently taken this stance.For FN years on this board i have warned about the danger our club was in with Thompson in charge and that's a FACT.

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    The levels of communication from Mr Martin are greatly improved from ST and he talks a very good game. I'm probably being too cynical but I fear that as the great warrior poet Brian Conley once said, "he's a puppet". The proof of the United Way will be seen on the pitch in the coming season. I'm hoping for the best but after some of the dross we've seen in the last 3 years I'm fearing the worst. Please prove me wrong United.

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    I get the cynicism towards MM and part of me dreads more of the same depressing stuff this season.
    But have to say the changes he is implementing are spot on in my opinion.
    Thompson needs to sell up and be out of the picture once and for all for there to be a completely new, positive direction at the club.

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    I'm encouraged by MM's comments. I like the idea of the remuneration for players being based more on success, and I think this will help motivate team spirit and collective positive mentality.

    Rome wasn't built in a day. I feel we are moving in the right direction. As regards ST's involvment? There's already far too much water passed under that bridge. He's on his way out, it's just a matter of when rather than 'if'. These things take time and lawyers will be all over it. We just have to be patient on that issue I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybershed View Post
    I'm encouraged by MM's comments. I like the idea of the remuneration for players being based more on success, and I think this will help motivate team spirit and collective positive mentality.

    Rome wasn't built in a day. I feel we are moving in the right direction. As regards ST's involvment? There's already far too much water passed under that bridge. He's on his way out, it's just a matter of when rather than 'if'. These things take time and lawyers will be all over it. We just have to be patient on that issue I think.
    In fairness to MM he is a mate of ST but in the interview he did hint that he disagreed with aspects of what has gone before. He said some things found in his review had ‘shocked’ him. Hard not to be impressed by the interview, just hope MM can match the good words with positive improvement on and off the pitch

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    GB refers to MM as the monkey for ST but that interview suggested otherwise to me. Very articulate very focused and seems to be making his own decisions based on his own vision. Is it possible that ST has chucked it in terms of control on key decisions?
    Early days but I thought the interview looked like someone who has his own ideas and is in control of carrying them out.

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    This confirms what a bunch of paps our support are and why we deserve to be in the situation where we are.

    I honestly believe a gypsey could sell a magic bean to some supporters and they would think its magic.

    Regime change or nothing. MM been there throughout the turmoil and some you ground hogs are calling him the messiah .... deary me! we have sunk lower than the fun. My bairn will be spared this pish I can’t out them through this ****e! The biggest disappointment to me in the downward spiral of Utd is the lack of back bone from the fans .....ST must go and his puppet put up or shut up and give Gussie back

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    What a load of waffling pysh putamadre, which is usual from you in recent times

    No one has hailed him anything, more a bit of cautious optimism from a couple people who correctly said it said positive interview in which he neither looked or sounded like a puppet

    The fans who deserve the club as it is are those who booed and moaned like fk every week when we were riding high prior to January 2015, and didn't appreciate it, I said at the time those fans would get the club they deserve, and its those fans who deserve the current status

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUTAMADRE View Post
    This confirms what a bunch of paps our support are and why we deserve to be in the situation where we are.

    I honestly believe a gypsey could sell a magic bean to some supporters and they would think its magic.

    Regime change or nothing. MM been there throughout the turmoil and some you ground hogs are calling him the messiah .... deary me! we have sunk lower than the fun. My bairn will be spared this pish I can’t out them through this ****e! The biggest disappointment to me in the downward spiral of Utd is the lack of back bone from the fans .....ST must go and his puppet put up or shut up and give Gussie back
    Hurting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noahrab View Post
    Hurting.
    The distance from Dingwall to Dens is 149 miles.Nae wonder your feet are still hurting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunboat View Post
    the distance from dingwall to dens is 149 miles.nae wonder your feet are still hurting.

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    Listened to the last part today. Says we can expect up to 9 more players coming in.
    Also says the investment discussions continue well.
    Maybe I'm a pap like Putamadre says but it sounds to me like the guy has been waiting for his chance and he's determined to make the most of it.

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