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Trashing a historic football club in two easy steps

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I was delighted when Dundee were awarded the vacant place in the SPL in July last year.  They are a club with an outstanding history (check it out here) whose fans have suffered poor performances and downright bad decisions since the finished within a point of Dundee United and Aberdeen, and were relegated from the Premier Division in its first season.

With a latent, considerable-sized supporter base, by any measure they should be a secure SPL club.  Only Celtic, Sevco, Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibs have more fans, although Dundee United may have closed their historical gap.

If Rangers had not been liquidated Dundee would currently be in the First Division, most probably at or near the top.  Barry Smith would be getting ready for a final push for promotion.  Promotion came too soon, they are miles adrift and will be relegated unless Hearts go into administration, suffer a 17 point penalty and make players redundant.

Sacking Smith and appointing John Brown, in political terms, could be described as a brave decision.  ‘Mad’ is another word you could use.  Reports that (suffering) Dundee fans, and shareholders, are in revolt at the appointment, should surprise no one.  John Brown’s very public performances last year marked him out for his communication skills, ability to plan and make considered decisions.  Put him in charge, and you know what you’re getting.

Should we beat them tomorrow, spare a thought for those in dark blue in the corner of the stadium.
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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

    19:09 on

     

    23 February, 2013

     

    TALLYBHOY

     

     

    Mine are over in The Canaries sunning it up-too cold for their place in Spain……

     

     

    By that judgement,I’ll not be expecting a visit from my Mum anytime soon-it’s effin’ Baltic here.

     

     

    If it disnae pick up soon,I might have to turn the heating on. Sacrilege in my book.

  2. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    As long as people like PL and P67 are offended by Irish folk songs at Celtic park, Spiers and his ilk will deliberately confuse offensive and sectarian and get away with it.

     

    The sanitisation of the support is paramount for our new rugby support ambitions.

  3. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PAUL67

     

     

    Measured,but scathing.

     

     

    My congrats on the tone of this article.

  4. Canamalar, I realise I may be debating with the equivalent of John Brown here, but I am not “are offended by Irish folk songs at Celtic park (sic)”. Several days ago ruling that IRA songs should not be featured on CQN is considerably different than your misleading characterisation.

     

     

    Hope you can appreciate the difference (I don’t hold out much hope). If not, I’ll just have to learn to live with it.

  5. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on

    SWWWWWEPT Awaaaaaay on Saturdaaay..

     

     

    Top 20 is new podium. Weekend traffic ….

     

     

    HH

  6. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    CANAMALAR

     

     

    I share your disdain for PL,but obsequiouseness aside,I doubt PAUL67 suffers the same attitude towards our traditions.

     

     

    How’s life in The Foreign Legion?

  7. Margaret McGill on

    So another penalty awarded to help Scotland’s establishment team after Berwick went one up “on a day when the action on the park was marred by offensive chanting by a section of the Rangers support off it.”

     

    Where’s that Nimmo Black cap..err I meant white flag?

  8. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    NTASSOOLLA

     

     

    To a Foreign Legionnaire,there is no such thing as an ugly camel.

     

     

    Only grateful ones…….

  9. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    BMCUW,

     

    P67 decided very recently that he will no longer allow the lyrics of Irish folk songs which refer to the IRA regardless of the era.

     

    This is a new condition, corkcelt posted the lyrics to a pre easter rising song which P67 censored, with the argument it has no place on a football blog, yet he is happy for posters to make openly racist comments (kojo) as if it does have a place on a football blog.

     

    Go figure

  10. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    anal stools,

     

    just a wee bit confused by the double standards

  11. Appointing Bomber Brown as manager.

     

     

    That’s what happens when you let fans take over the club.

     

     

    Utter madness.

     

     

    TT

  12. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    GENE’S A BHOY’S NAME

     

     

    None of these sad podium-chasing bassas congratulated you yet on your podium?

     

     

    Even when you pointed out it was your first?

     

     

    Jealousy is a terrible thing.

     

     

    Personally,if I was you,I would flounce in disgust. Quit while yer ahead,ya podium-chasing bassa.

     

     

    PS-Congratulations (I canny do gritted teeth)

  13. TinyTim

     

     

    19:30 on 23 February, 2013

     

     

    Appointing Bomber Brown as manager.

     

     

    That’s what happens when you let fans take over the club.

     

     

    Utter madness.

     

     

    TT

     

     

    ########

     

     

    Are you suggesting that the Celtic board aren’t fans?

  14. Gene's a Bhoys name on

    Bmcuw

     

    Apparently first is worthless unless you beat philvis

     

     

    I can see your congrats were sincere

  15. neil canamalar lennon hunskelper extrordinaire

     

     

    19:29 on

     

    23 February, 2013

     

     

    Was not aware of that.

     

     

    I have never regarded this site as just a football blog.

     

     

    Not sure what Paul67 logic is on that one.

  16. Spiers was clear, unambiguous and spot on- Rangers (old and new) have had for some considerable time a far worse problem with their fans sectarian behaviour than we have with ours.

  17. Im exiting, not “off oot” :))

     

    Remember Efe 8/1 with willim hill to score anytime in 90mins tomorrow :)).

     

    Not much chance of bumping into sevco loons, its Langloan in the brig for me tonight.

     

    Till tomorrow HAIL HAIL

  18. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    googy..,

     

    I suspect it is part of the co-ordinated effort by PL to sanitise the song book, which P67 is only too happy to conform to.

  19. We could spare a thought for every single one of their 56 fans tomorrow.

     

    I heard on Radio 5 that was all the tickets they had sold.

     

    It may even be less now if they boycott Bumber’s appointment.

  20. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    This is outrageous. We are supposed to have cornered the market in paranioa but this one from hunmedia is taking it to a whole new level.

     

     

    Allanger responding to another brain dead sevconian twept who posts about the hun being its own worst enemy, informs the world:

     

     

    “Correct but we have also been led into a well orchestrated trap”

     

     

     

     

    Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:-)

     

     

    No doubt the trap was orchestrated by Peter Lawwell, he gets everywhere these days.

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