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    Missed opportunity

    Ian McCall, twice.

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    We did indeed. Maybe he wasn't one of the three hundred and fifty applicants. Let's go for another rookie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parcbara View Post
    We did indeed. Maybe he wasn't one of the three hundred and fifty applicants. Let's go for another rookie.
    When your looking at a rebuild of a team and an injection of enthusiasm into the club, he ticked most of the boxes if his issues were under control.

    Hopefully Mcpake can start getting a few results as goodwill is thin on the ground at Dens.

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    Joins Partick, yet some would have had us believe he was at Ayr for life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Returnofrros View Post
    Joins Partick, yet some would have had us believe he was at Ayr for life.
    Think he had unfinished business at Partick and it will be very interesting to see how he gets on. don't think he would have had a fair crack of the whip if he had come to DFC. McIntyre never got past his United connections and I think McCall would have had the same issues. I think he would have struggled to win us over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCram View Post
    Think he had unfinished business at Partick and it will be very interesting to see how he gets on. don't think he would have had a fair crack of the whip if he had come to DFC. McIntyre never got past his United connections and I think McCall would have had the same issues. I think he would have struggled to win us over.
    Dee b4 ever involved with them...a very guid player at that.

    Midweek game v Stirling was one of the best winger displays I've ever seen at Dens....they tried 4 different players at full back....all to zero effect.

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    Got agree with you on that ros he was an excellent player for us, I never quite get this if a player has been at us and then them over the road a lot of folk have this fk him heís tainted coz he was over there I can get it but no everyone deserves it and I know youíre a big fan of the bomber and Iíve seen the various opinions of him on here but I never really got this hate for him either, what a player he was for us but the Rangers side of things seemed to be part of the dislike but if we had a player like the bomber now that would be a massive help to us going forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biffo_the_Bear View Post
    Got agree with you on that ros he was an excellent player for us, I never quite get this if a player has been at us and then them over the road a lot of folk have this fk him heís tainted coz he was over there I can get it but no everyone deserves it and I know youíre a big fan of the bomber and Iíve seen the various opinions of him on here but I never really got this hate for him either, what a player he was for us but the Rangers side of things seemed to be part of the dislike but if we had a player like the bomber now that would be a massive help to us going forward.
    Probably his appointment rather than anything else got to some but never understood the slavering orange orc thing.

    He loves rangers, it's his team, nobody should be criticised for that.

    What people also forget is he gave a guid dab team zero respect, went down fighting at Dens then a GIRUY performance at tannadice.

    Great player for Accies, us and held his own and more with the superstars of the rampant rangers team.

    Fall out with Ran Douglas didnae help but still maintain he laid the foundations of our promotion.....oh to viewed as not good enough whilst top of the championship.

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    And thon crunching tackles in midfield just afore we went 2-1 up in sc semi...dabs strewn all over the pitch....lovely.

    Never played in the 87 cup quarter at Dens which was a shame he would have enjoyed the revenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Returnofrros View Post
    .....oh to viewed as not good enough whilst top of the championship.
    He admitted himself that he wasn't good enough to get it over the line. He resigned and wasn't driven out like some have been since.

    Was he actually good enough? We'll never know for sure but in most people's opinions it's a no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeranged View Post
    He admitted himself that he wasn't good enough to get it over the line. He resigned and wasn't driven out like some have been since.

    Was he actually good enough? We'll never know for sure but in most people's opinions it's a no.
    Well he has the most successful win percentage this century.

    Was he a natural modern day excuse riddled manager....No, did he make mistakes...of course, did he hide..... never.

    Wasn't driven out but was abused from day 1....ironic really as it seems a lot of posters don't like abusive fans and want them thrown out ( we would have been playing in front of hundreds if that happened in The Bombers era&#128513...but he took the **** especially non football related **** and got on with it.

    In this day when I struggle to remember the names of our current players The Bomber will always be up there with the likes of Fraser, Coyne, Wright, The Pole, Rab Douglas, ohh ahh Falconer, Brian Irvine, Ggh, Georgi and a few others.....all about opinions though....

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    Back on Ian McCall, He seems to have had a very quick response from the Partick players. New manager bounce seems to be an inadequate way of describing it. Was wondering how JMP might improve our team's performances. Might be worthwhile him being seen to chat with JN. Everyone knows that it's supposed to be a joint enterprise, particularly JMP who, I believe was instrumental in getting JN to come to Dens, so why the apparent lack of communication between them and between the dugout and the players?

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    Brown was a very good player for us.
    As a manager he was never really accepted because of his self proclaimed rabid hunnery which was over above the normal everyday rabid hunnery t

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCram View Post
    Back on Ian McCall, He seems to have had a very quick response from the Partick players. New manager bounce seems to be an inadequate way of describing it. Was wondering how JMP might improve our team's performances. Might be worthwhile him being seen to chat with JN. Everyone knows that it's supposed to be a joint enterprise, particularly JMP who, I believe was instrumental in getting JN to come to Dens, so why the apparent lack of communication between them and between the dugout and the players?
    Don't think there is.

    I wouldn't let a snide remark from a no mark tv pundit put this into the thinking of our fans.

    McCall has a presence, especially at this level, Mcpake dosent have it yet but that's what you get with managers in their 1st job.

    I'm actually glad Mcpake isn't screaming and bawling at players, only works for so long in limited circumstances.

    He needs results but there's an air of playoffs will do about the club that certainly wouldn't have happened had McCall got the job.

    Pick a team and formation, stick with it and build confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Returnofrros View Post
    Don't think there is.

    I wouldn't let a snide remark from a no mark tv pundit put this into the thinking of our fans.

    McCall has a presence, especially at this level, Mcpake dosent have it yet but that's what you get with managers in their 1st job.

    I'm actually glad Mcpake isn't screaming and bawling at players, only works for so long in limited circumstances.

    He needs results but there's an air of playoffs will do about the club that certainly wouldn't have happened had McCall got the job.

    Pick a team and formation, stick with it and build confidence.
    What was quote from tv pundit, I havenít seen tv showing, it was hard enough to watch being there,

    Heard Dave McKay on radio Saturday they are all talking, even Strachan, itís not about the manager being out his depth itís all down to the players,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdfc View Post
    What was quote from tv pundit, I havenít seen tv showing, it was hard enough to watch being there,

    Heard Dave McKay on radio Saturday they are all talking, even Strachan, itís not about the manager being out his depth itís all down to the players,
    Something about it looked like Jimmy Nicoll was sleeping on the bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Returnofrros View Post
    Something about it looked like Jimmy Nicoll was sleeping on the bench.
    That's what I heard.

    Agree that shouting and bawling is only useful in short and specific instances, however, being seen to be discussing the performance and giving the team some feedback, possibly even positive stuff, seems to me to be a worthwhile approach.

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