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    Into the Play Offs

    Rossco win tonight means they have basically limped to the title. Pars now cannot mathematically catch us and we are in the play offs.

    I am fed up of this league after 3 miserable seasons!

    Time to knuckle down, secure 2nd place with win v Ayr on Friday and then focus on 4 massive play off matches to secure our future.

    Come on United!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSArab View Post
    Rossco win tonight means they have basically limped to the title. Pars now cannot mathematically catch us and we are in the play offs.

    I am fed up of this league after 3 miserable seasons!

    Time to knuckle down, secure 2nd place with win v Ayr on Friday and then focus on 4 massive play off matches to secure our future.

    Come on United!!!
    'Limped to the title'?!? How do you work that out? Even when we put a tiny bit of pressure on them they stood firm and won the matches they had to win. They are not a great team and have had their fair share of injuries but they've still showed the balls I would be desperate for United to have.

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    RC are a **** team. But they have heart. I said co managers never work. Clearly they do - well against crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjaflup22 View Post
    'Limped to the title'?!? How do you work that out? Even when we put a tiny bit of pressure on them they stood firm and won the matches they had to win. They are not a great team and have had their fair share of injuries but they've still showed the balls I would be desperate for United to have.
    Last few matches they have been really poor

    Against ICT they were the worst team and very lucky ref didnít penalise their fouls and then sent off an ICT player after he was reacting to a situation where a player they already had on a yellow was not penalised for a bad foul

    Against us they are very bad. We squandered lots of chances and self destructed to invite them on to equalise.

    By all accounts pars all over them but switch off and miss lots of chances tonight

    They look in bad form with injures taking their toll

    Our own stupid fault not to take advantage of situation

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    Secure our future?? Don't think that's the case at all now, goes without saying promotion this season would be welcome by all but we are better positioned to go for automatic promotion next season if we were still in this division than we ever were this season regardless of what happens between now and end of May

    And County didn't limp to the title but we took the pressure off them by missing chances the last two games or it would have been a very different story

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedka View Post
    Secure our future?? Don't think that's the case at all now, goes without saying promotion this season would be welcome by all but we are better positioned to go for automatic promotion next season if we were still in this division than we ever were this season regardless of what happens between now and end of May

    And County didn't limp to the title but we took the pressure off them by missing chances the last two games or it would have been a very different story
    ^^^ This

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    At the end of the day the table never lies. Lucky or otherwise Rossco have got more points than the rest. Reality is points total is all that counts in the end when it comes to automatic promotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedka View Post
    Secure our future?? Don't think that's the case at all now, goes without saying promotion this season would be welcome by all but we are better positioned to go for automatic promotion next season if we were still in this division than we ever were this season regardless of what happens between now and end of May

    And County didn't limp to the title but we took the pressure off them by missing chances the last two games or it would have been a very different story
    Doesnít mean they havenít deserved it over the season. Last few matches though they have been poor and they have limped home imo.

    I wouldnít underestimate the financial implications of another season in the lower leagues.

    The Ogren investment is very welcome but there canít be unlimited funds and another season underwriting losses and playing mediocre sides is something we should want to avoid.

    A year is long time in football. Nothing is guaranteed in the future.

    Who knows what the long term cost might be if we miss out again on getting out of this league

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    I think County are gonna keep on limping along to the end of the season now, getting their draw next week in front of the cameras.

    So now that we have a game in front of the cameras on Friday where we need to win, can anyone tell me what happens next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chick A Saw View Post
    I think County are gonna keep on limping along to the end of the season now, getting their draw next week in front of the cameras.

    So now that we have a game in front of the cameras on Friday where we need to win, can anyone tell me what happens next?
    I actually think this might be the one where we end the treble hoodoo...win in front of cameras ...on Friday night...against Ayr United!

    We are due a big victory with all the chances we are creating

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    Deserved or not county had 3 difficult games in the space of 7 days and dropped 2 points.
    That's a team with mental strength not like our bunch of bottle jobs.
    They deserve the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arab81 View Post
    Deserved or not county had 3 difficult games in the space of 7 days and dropped 2 points.
    That's a team with mental strength not like our bunch of bottle jobs.
    They deserve the title.
    Yep, sad but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arab81 View Post
    Deserved or not county had 3 difficult games in the space of 7 days and dropped 2 points.
    That's a team with mental strength not like our bunch of bottle jobs.
    They deserve the title.
    I agree, we are the leagues biggest bottlers. It would come as no surprise if Ayr beat us on Friday

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    Credit to County. They worked out how to grind out victories in this crappy league at the first time of asking unlike ourselves. They were rubbish again tonight but still managed to win. So on to Friday and let's hope we can finally lay a glove on Ayr Utd. Unreal that we haven't managed a goal against them in 3 games. Full strength team and no excuses. Get at them from the start of the game! Cmon Utd!

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    I would dearly love for us to get torn into Ayr on Friday night and get a decent win to set the standard for the run in to the playoffs. However since:

    1 A member of the first team squad (Butcher I think) has been quoted in the media saying that we need to show that we are the best team in this league and
    2. The game is on telly

    Then I think we will bottle it as usual. Hopefully the team will prove me wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arabdad View Post
    1 A member of the first team squad (Butcher I think) has been quoted in the media saying that we need to show that we are the best team in this league and...
    Headline:

    Calum Butcher says Dundee United now showing they are Championshipís best team

    Why the to do we keep providing team talk material for opponents? Idiotic.

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    The worrying thing is despite signing a whole new team at a considerable cost,we haven’t managed to get any closer to county since Robbie took over which was 24 games or so ago.
    They have had the top striker out as well and other injuries to contend with yet are still well clear

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    I think Ayr will be really up for it on Friday. In order to pip us for 2nd, they have to win on Friday, win their game in hand (vs Partick) and match our results elswhere. Their vastly superior goal difference will do the rest.

    Our players will be disappointed at losing out on the title. No doubt about it. But they need to get over that PDQ as there is still a lot of work to be done to secure 2nd. Starting with doing something we aint managed all season, and that is actually giving Ayr a game on Friday evening.

    If we somehow construe to lose out on 2nd, I think the negativity will mean we don't even make it to the play-off final. However, if we can keep positive and finish a strong 2nd, I rekon we can go up via the play-off route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefers View Post
    The worrying thing is despite signing a whole new team at a considerable cost,we haven’t managed to get any closer to county since Robbie took over which was 24 games or so ago.
    They have had the top striker out as well and other injuries to contend with yet are still well clear
    When Robbie took over after Csaba and then a few matches under Ellis we were 4th.

    At that time we were 8 pts behind Ayr, 6 behind Rossco and 3 behind ICT.

    Despite losses to Ayr we have caught them up. Despite a decent record in 3 matches v Rossco they have slightly extended their lead over us

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryTheTerror View Post
    Headline:

    Calum Butcher says Dundee United now showing they are Championship’s best team

    Why the to do we keep providing team talk material for opponents? Idiotic.
    and without foundation at all as we arent

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