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    Not sure I agree with that. Ultimately it's about the quality on the park that counts most.

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    Wouldn’t say St Mirren (with exception of Morgan) or County won it with any real quality. Squads mostly made up of unfashionable players, many of whom failed at Tannadice but they knew how to get the job done.

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    Like most things in life, nothing is ever easy. I actually think both your and I are right, it's a complicated business football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daly9 View Post
    Dundee are certainly going about things the right way. Not made any spectacular signings but they’re bringing in players who all have experience in this division and are a decent age to develop.

    Biggest mistake we made after relegation was signing “Premiership” players like Flood & Obadeyi and foreign players (the 2 Dutchmen and Edge). None of them knew the league and that was exposed baldly away from home.

    We were doing fine until Christmas after half of the games played, went on long unbeaten run, were ahead of hibs, were winning away from home, barely defeated at home, then we made daft changes in January and lost a couple games and never recovered...getting rid of Cammy Smith and Obadeyi mid season was stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedka View Post
    We were doing fine until Christmas after half of the games played, went on long unbeaten run, were ahead of hibs, were winning away from home, barely defeated at home, then we made daft changes in January and lost a couple games and never recovered...getting rid of Cammy Smith and Obadeyi mid season was stupid.
    Home form carried us (teams were coming to sit in which suited us) but away form still wasn’t good enough. By 31st December we’d played 10 on the road. Won 4, drew 3 and lost 3. Also drew twice away in league cup group before being dumped out away at Morton. Rotten.

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    After seeing this nonsense in the D’F’C Thomson

    https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/spor...mark-reynolds/

    I reckon we’ve already gifted the league by laying down the “look at us” “billy big boots” mantle for every other team to use as ammunition against us! 🤬😡

    If half our squad had the quality they claim to have we wouldn’t still be in the fizzy pop league. Cmon United cut this bull.... out and start thinking about fighting for every ball to get the WFDUFC back in the Premiership.

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    One thing United need to avoid doing is dropping stupid points to the part time teams in the league given how costly these results can be.

    Since relegation more than enough points have been dropped against such opposition and poor results home or away against Dumbarton, Alloa and even a draw at a dreadfully outclassed Brechin side just is not good enough.

    I am still am confident of winning the league this year however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex Baku Arab View Post
    One thing United need to avoid doing is dropping stupid points to the part time teams in the league given how costly these results can be.

    Since relegation more than enough points have been dropped against such opposition and poor results home or away against Dumbarton, Alloa and even a draw at a dreadfully outclassed Brechin side just is not good enough.

    I am still am confident of winning the league this year however.

    So it's the play offs for United again?

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    All depends on what style of play Neilson has us playing.

    If we set up not to get beat, like he did all season rather than go for it then we will drop points then it's the playoffs again unfortunately.

    Hopefully he's not as cautious as last season and goes with 2 up top but i very much doubt it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by offshore_arab83 View Post
    All depends on what style of play Neilson has us playing.

    If we set up not to get beat, like he did all season rather than go for it then we will drop points then it's the playoffs again unfortunately.

    Hopefully he's not as cautious as last season and goes with 2 up top but i very much doubt it...
    I like Robbie and really want him to be successful at the club for a number of years but he needs to show less respect to most opponents and play a much more attacking style imo

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    Looks wide open to me,we are a bit unknown with a lot of new faces.We still have quality at the club and Nelson shud score a load in this league.Quietly confident we can challenge with the signings up till now.Particks takeover cud be a game changer if it goes ahead tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric_sinclair View Post
    Looks wide open to me,we are a bit unknown with a lot of new faces.We still have quality at the club and Nelson shud score a load in this league.Quietly confident we can challenge with the signings up till now.Particks takeover cud be a game changer if it goes ahead tho.
    Is that the same quality that got you relegated

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFLower View Post
    Is that the same quality that got you relegated
    Yup still a few decent ones at the club and a few decent signings made.

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    19/20 Season Predictions

    Reading on another thread that this years Championship will be weaker than last, here’s how I see the league next season.

    United will undoubtedly be stronger than last season as the results under Neilson a big improvement on Laszlo especially after January signings. For the first time we’re going into a season with some continuity.

    Partick Thistle won’t be as bad as last season. Results improved towards end of season and they’ve made a couple of decent additions.

    Morton now have a manager who’s been successful in this league so expect they’ll be harder to beat than last season especially after the turmoil caused by McKinnon spending whole budget and doing the dirty on them.

    Dunfermline another who changed manager last season and have done a lot of business so bit of an unknown quantity at the moment.

    QOS under new (old) management and seem to be going down tried and tested route by signing previous players. With a prolific striker in Dobbie, they’re always going to be a threat but will probably lose as many as they win.

    I expect Dundee to be decent but with so many changes it seems impossible they’ll be as strong as County who had a relatively settled squad and management combo who’d been in post a few months. Also considerable home advantage with away teams travelling all the way up there on day of game. Teams will see Dundee as a scalp and their home record has been poor for years.

    ICT lost a couple of big players but always difficult to beat. Draw specialists yet again.

    Ayr definitely be weaker. Lost too many good players not to be.

    Alloa losing Goodwin makes life more difficult for them. Won’t match last seasons points total.

    Arbroath coming up and will see this season as a free hit but replacing a big full time team in Falkirk.

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    Mods how about we merge Daly's thoughts onto the other thread?

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    done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daly9 View Post
    Reading on another thread that this years Championship will be weaker than last, here’s how I see the league next season.

    United will undoubtedly be stronger than last season as the results under Neilson a big improvement on Laszlo especially after January signings. For the first time we’re going into a season with some continuity.

    Partick Thistle won’t be as bad as last season. Results improved towards end of season and they’ve made a couple of decent additions.

    Morton now have a manager who’s been successful in this league so expect they’ll be harder to beat than last season especially after the turmoil caused by McKinnon spending whole budget and doing the dirty on them.

    Dunfermline another who changed manager last season and have done a lot of business so bit of an unknown quantity at the moment.

    QOS under new (old) management and seem to be going down tried and tested route by signing previous players. With a prolific striker in Dobbie, they’re always going to be a threat but will probably lose as many as they win.

    I expect Dundee to be decent but with so many changes it seems impossible they’ll be as strong as County who had a relatively settled squad and management combo who’d been in post a few months. Also considerable home advantage with away teams travelling all the way up there on day of game. Teams will see Dundee as a scalp and their home record has been poor for years.

    ICT lost a couple of big players but always difficult to beat. Draw specialists yet again.

    Ayr definitely be weaker. Lost too many good players not to be.

    Alloa losing Goodwin makes life more difficult for them. Won’t match last seasons points total.

    Arbroath coming up and will see this season as a free hit but replacing a big full time team in Falkirk.
    Still plenty transfer activity to come for all the Championship sides but as things stand I think I we'll finally deliver. Last years disappointment added to the squad continuity are two solid positives plus having the same manager in position.

    I'm not seeing anyone signing players that would worry me at this stage. If McPake can get his new signings clicking and adds a decent striker they might be a threat.
    But right now, as things stand I think we have the defensive and attacking quality to win the league

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    We should be looking for 38 to 40 points min off QoS Ayr Alloa Arbroath this year. Anything less we are not going up.

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    Looking back at the last three of seasons, it is our 'away' form that has really found us out.

    All I'm looking for this year is to turn draws into wins, and defeats into draws. If we can do that I think we are on our way back to where we belong.

    Slightly bemused by those that think it will be an 'easier' league this year. I think ICT, P Thistle and the Fun will all be competing for that top spot. And there is always at least one other that will surprise.

    It's all about building momentum and confidence. Automatic promotion is no done deal. FAR from it. But we WILL be involved. I'm positive about that.

    I don't know if I can cope with the play offs again. Torture. 'Mon United, geez a break and romp to the title.

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    The signing of Shankland makes United a banker to win the league,however i cannot see him reaching his goals tally with us compared to Ayr United because he had a dinosaur coach(not nearly good enough for us)who's only coaching manual read attack attack attack,we have a LARGS man who asks Shankland to defend a corner.
    I can understand why Robbie need's Shankland to defend a corner when Reynolds and Connolly cannot manage that without him,FACT.

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