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    Has Davies

    Become our biggest waste of space signing ever?

    A few contenders but surely he's the man with the title.

    I hate Craig Burley with a passion but think Davies takes the crown now.

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    Jim Mac was a dab chunt who should never be near a senior club ,if Davies doesn't invite him round for Christmas after that contract the worlds gone mad...never thought I would have the same playing record as a first team player W0 D0 L0...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Returnofrros View Post
    Become our biggest waste of space signing ever?

    A few contenders but surely he's the man with the title.

    I hate Craig Burley with a passion but think Davies takes the crown now.
    Bit harsh given that he was injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCram View Post
    Bit harsh given that he was injured.
    I'm sure your blood line goes all the way back to bethlehem Bcram....very forgiving type.😁

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    Just been a wee bit disappointed with the way players are getting criticised, both here and on TDB. Some how we need to get back our support for our team and our fellow supporters. Don't know if it's forums that create the opportunity for discussion and somehow they are having a negative effect on all football supporters.

    I must admit I thought that if the team's performances improved that the morale of the whole club would lift, but you just have to see the negativity brought about by the recent Derby to see that this is not going to happen. Every error is someone's fault. The formation was wrong, the tactics were wrong, the players are not good enough, the list goes on and on. It's as though the guys wearing the jersey are somehow not good enough and should not be on the pitch.

    Davies never had a chance, at least that's my take on his time at Dens. I might be completely wrong and in fact he was happy to be injured and therefore able to avoid any responsibility for our relegation. Don't understand, by the way, why Curran and Davies were let go at such a late stage in the window. Can't believe that the difference in cost of getting them out the door would be worthwhile when you consider that it would amount to the same amount of money and the only benefit was a wee bit of cash flow.

    Looking forward to a better season, and will be hoping for a playoff spot come the end of the season and a victory against St Mirren to seal our return to the top league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCram View Post
    Just been a wee bit disappointed with the way players are getting criticised, both here and on TDB. Some how we need to get back our support for our team and our fellow supporters. Don't know if it's forums that create the opportunity for discussion and somehow they are having a negative effect on all football supporters.

    I must admit I thought that if the team's performances improved that the morale of the whole club would lift, but you just have to see the negativity brought about by the recent Derby to see that this is not going to happen. Every error is someone's fault. The formation was wrong, the tactics were wrong, the players are not good enough, the list goes on and on. It's as though the guys wearing the jersey are somehow not good enough and should not be on the pitch.

    Davies never had a chance, at least that's my take on his time at Dens. I might be completely wrong and in fact he was happy to be injured and therefore able to avoid any responsibility for our relegation. Don't understand, by the way, why Curran and Davies were let go at such a late stage in the window. Can't believe that the difference in cost of getting them out the door would be worthwhile when you consider that it would amount to the same amount of money and the only benefit was a wee bit of cash flow.

    Looking forward to a better season, and will be hoping for a playoff spot come the end of the season and a victory against St Mirren to seal our return to the top league.
    I'm not over critical of players, make an exception for someone who takes 2 years wages out the club and dosent kick a ball though.

    Dundee supporters moan like buggeree b cram, it's almost in the DNA.

    A lot of folk seem to enjoy the misery more than the too few good times as it gives them a chance to vent.

    I've said it before but because our fans are spread all over the place it allows negativity to build in the stands, especially the cox, but we change nothing and continue down the same well trodden path.

    Performances haven't greatly improved as of yet but I don't think that will have too much of an upturn in mood.

    Closing the gap to Utd would but it seems to me a lot have given up on that already, not sure why, long way to go.

    Apart from two or three seasons I've never known Dee fans to be that upbeat despite the fact there are lots of Dees who think we have the best fans and there's no one like us.

    See your hoping for a playoff spot I'd see not finishing in 1st 4 a disaster and finishing outside top 2 as pretty disappointing.

    Oh and the fact the place is a tip dosent encourage positivity.

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    When we signed Andrew Davies, I thought that was a good signing.
    I remember when he played for County at Dens, he won every cross in the air, and also every corner.
    I thought he would keep us up, but you have to question what kind of medical he had, considering his previous injuries ?

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    What about the great wage thief Mark Kerr , played 8 times over a whole season ,
    Then went to Patrick for a season and never played a single game Dab Chunt

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    Wee gadgie winger we had from hibs....mcghee?....another.

    Finnish guy up front, not his fault.

    Thon guy we brought on against the dabs at their place, from somewhere down south....double barrell name.

    Way back Eric Garvin, think he played one game sent aff and never played again

    Aforementioned tosspot Craig Burley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Returnofrros View Post
    I'm not over critical of players, make an exception for someone who takes 2 years wages out the club and dosent kick a ball though.

    Dundee supporters moan like buggeree b cram, it's almost in the DNA.

    A lot of folk seem to enjoy the misery more than the too few good times as it gives them a chance to vent.

    I've said it before but because our fans are spread all over the place it allows negativity to build in the stands, especially the cox, but we change nothing and continue down the same well trodden path.

    Performances haven't greatly improved as of yet but I don't think that will have too much of an upturn in mood.

    Closing the gap to Utd would but it seems to me a lot have given up on that already, not sure why, long way to go.

    Apart from two or three seasons I've never known Dee fans to be that upbeat despite the fact there are lots of Dees who think we have the best fans and there's no one like us.

    See your hoping for a playoff spot I'd see not finishing in 1st 4 a disaster and finishing outside top 2 as pretty disappointing.

    Oh and the fact the place is a tip dosent encourage positivity.
    Think part of the problem is that we expect money to solve all our difficulties really quickly, in fact almost immediately. Buy this player fix that weakness. It hasn't worked and I think it won't work. We need a longer term view, where the club has some aims that can act as milestones. Completely agree about the state of the ground. Making the place clean and tidy should be just part of what happens on a regular basis. Is there a volunteer option? I'm sure there will be someone on the payroll who could coordinate a programme of improvement that might just need expenditure on materials, or perhaps a discounted price from a sympathetic Dee supporter who might find hospitality or special access a fitting way to justify a mates rate deal for the club.

    Agree, finishing outside the playoff spot would be a very poor result. I am hopeful that the coaching staff will actually build and improve the team. I have not felt that way since the arrival of PH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCram View Post
    Think part of the problem is that we expect money to solve all our difficulties really quickly, in fact almost immediately. Buy this player fix that weakness. It hasn't worked and I think it won't work. We need a longer term view, where the club has some aims that can act as milestones. Completely agree about the state of the ground. Making the place clean and tidy should be just part of what happens on a regular basis. Is there a volunteer option? I'm sure there will be someone on the payroll who could coordinate a programme of improvement that might just need expenditure on materials, or perhaps a discounted price from a sympathetic Dee supporter who might find hospitality or special access a fitting way to justify a mates rate deal for the club.

    Agree, finishing outside the playoff spot would be a very poor result. I am hopeful that the coaching staff will actually build and improve the team. I have not felt that way since the arrival of PH.
    I don't, I think the yanks have spent loads, just not in the places they said they would.

    Pride pride pride I don't think there's enough of it at Dens, yes there a good servants doing decent jobs but others seem to coast thru year to year.

    Think about the groundsman, he creates an oasis of a park every year surrounded by fricking **** and derelict rubble wonder what he thinks.

    I just think an air of neglect dosent bring out the best in people.

    Tannadice got all spruced up at the start of the season, turnstiles painted and railings painted outside main entrance as well as major structure issues...we can't drain the dub at back of cox or get a storage shed or clear away rubble....it has a pulling down effect on the support.

    Stadium manager.....**** stadium...why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCram View Post
    Just been a wee bit disappointed with the way players are getting criticised, both here and on TDB. Some how we need to get back our support for our team and our fellow supporters. Don't know if it's forums that create the opportunity for discussion and somehow they are having a negative effect on all football supporters.

    I must admit I thought that if the team's performances improved that the morale of the whole club would lift, but you just have to see the negativity brought about by the recent Derby to see that this is not going to happen. Every error is someone's fault. The formation was wrong, the tactics were wrong, the players are not good enough, the list goes on and on. It's as though the guys wearing the jersey are somehow not good enough and should not be on the pitch.

    Davies never had a chance, at least that's my take on his time at Dens. I might be completely wrong and in fact he was happy to be injured and therefore able to avoid any responsibility for our relegation. Don't understand, by the way, why Curran and Davies were let go at such a late stage in the window. Can't believe that the difference in cost of getting them out the door would be worthwhile when you consider that it would amount to the same amount of money and the only benefit was a wee bit of cash flow.

    Looking forward to a better season, and will be hoping for a playoff spot come the end of the season and a victory against St Mirren to seal our return to the top league.
    Losing 6-2 to Utd isnít good enough. When they had their best team ever we wouldnít have accepted it so wonít now. Whoever is to blame!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmac View Post
    Losing 6-2 to Utd isn’t good enough. When they had their best team ever we wouldn’t have accepted it so won’t now. Whoever is to blame!
    Didn't mean to imply that we should accept it. Think back in those days fans spoke out at the ground and let their feelings be known with collective action. The message was much simpler. Now you get factions on forums pushing for what they think is the most important issue. I thought Rross topic was worth trying to broaden out, rather than just get a list of "worst ever" signings.

    When you were involved with the club did you pay any attention to social media. Just interested, no agenda, hmac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCram View Post
    Didn't mean to imply that we should accept it. Think back in those days fans spoke out at the ground and let their feelings be known with collective action. The message was much simpler. Now you get factions on forums pushing for what they think is the most important issue. I thought Rross topic was worth trying to broaden out, rather than just get a list of "worst ever" signings.

    When you were involved with the club did you pay any attention to social media. Just interested, no agenda, hmac.
    No wanting to jump into your conversation with H but maybe if there was a bit more open communications with supporters and follow ups there wudnae be so many on social media with an axe to grind.

    And try and address some of the grumbles fans have.

    Em starting to get myself all worked up again because I see the same failings year after year after year between club our core support and our less regular fans.

    I wouldn't say the club treat the fans with contempt but almost like an irritant. A ffs what are they moaning A boot now sort of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCram View Post
    Didn't mean to imply that we should accept it. Think back in those days fans spoke out at the ground and let their feelings be known with collective action. The message was much simpler. Now you get factions on forums pushing for what they think is the most important issue. I thought Rross topic was worth trying to broaden out, rather than just get a list of "worst ever" signings.

    When you were involved with the club did you pay any attention to social media. Just interested, no agenda, hmac.
    I personally used social media less, had I worried about all the crap being spouted I wouldnít have got anything done.

    I did have loads of face to face conversations when people wanted to come in, had no problem with that.

    Even invited a couple of hundred people in for a blether when they turned up with pitchforks :-)

    One media outlet that was much better back then was the official site forum, it was a bad thing that was abandoned later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Returnofrros View Post
    No wanting to jump into your conversation with H but maybe if there was a bit more open communications with supporters and follow ups there wudnae be so many on social media with an axe to grind.

    And try and address some of the grumbles fans have.

    Em starting to get myself all worked up again because I see the same failings year after year after year between club our core support and our less regular fans.

    I wouldn't say the club treat the fans with contempt but almost like an irritant. A ffs what are they moaning A boot now sort of thing.
    Jump in Rross. The communication issue has been a very regular comment. It has always seemed odd that our club doesn't seem to want to deal with issues that are raised in the forums. Keeping the ground neat and tidy also seems to be a sensible thing to do. It just looks like there is no one who can actually do the work.

    Going back over consistent criticism/comment isn't a waste of time and effort. Making the ground look better does have a beneficial effect on supporters IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCram View Post
    Jump in Rross. The communication issue has been a very regular comment. It has always seemed odd that our club doesn't seem to want to deal with issues that are raised in the forums. Keeping the ground neat and tidy also seems to be a sensible thing to do. It just looks like there is no one who can actually do the work.

    Going back over consistent criticism/comment isn't a waste of time and effort. Making the ground look better does have a beneficial effect on supporters IMO.
    Thereís a lot of guff to traipse through on forums to find decent stuff. People who use forums over estimate their importance, the vast majority donít use them at all.

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    i know for a fact that the club were offered volunteers complete with paint brushes paint etc etc at zero cost to the club,absolutely no follow up from the club on 2 occasions,edit to say that was around 3 seasons ago
    Last edited by shaded; 06-09-2019 at 05:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaded View Post
    i know for a fact that the club were offered volunteers complete with paint brushes paint etc etc at zero cost to the club,absolutely no follow up from the club on 2 occasions,edit to say that was around 3 seasons ago
    Health and safety - let people on site to do jobs like that and somebody gets hurt = problems for the club. You can't even climb a ladder these days without needing risk assessments and training, they'd potentially be wide open.

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    this group had alll the box;s ticked re safety etc mate,cant remember the phrase that was used but they ended up sprucing up roxburgh house instead

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