Dundee Demolish Motherwell
Well, that was bloody outstanding from Dundee this weekend.
It only took forty-five minutes to conquer Motherwell on their own ground to claim all three points. In that forty-five minute period, we demolished them by ploughing the ball into the back of their net on FIVE occasions.
We did have a helping hand from one of their own players for our first goal as his pinpoint header sailed over the keeper’s head. The Steelmen also levelled the scoring at one point but we were just too good for them on the day.
Dundee have a habit of producing a great team display like last week against Rangers to then follow it up with an under-par performance, so it was a breath of fresh air to see the team firing from all cylinders for two massive back-to-back victories.
It’s victories like this, against teams in and around us, that will hopefully see us edge away from any battles at the bottom half of the table.
It may have taken a while but the team are playing a formation that suits their strengths. It would be hard to single out certain players without having to mention everyone but I feel that James Vincent and Marcus Haber deserve a special mention.
When Vincent came to us, it was clear he was lacking the fitness needed and that the shape of the team didn’t suit him at all. Since the Hearts match at Dens, when he has played, he has been excellent for us. We all knew there was a player in him and despite some criticism thrown his way, James has responded brilliantly.
What more can be said about Marcus Haber? His signing was hailed as a panic buy and labelled as a player that even Dundee United didn’t want.
Well what a signing he has become for us!
Six goals and two assists in sixteen appearance may not impressive some people but this is a tremendous reply from a player who was struggling to find a team when we snapped him up. Even when he doesn’t manage to find the net or lay off for a goal, his sheer presence and work rate has been enough to cause teams to panic in their defence. Look no further than last week against Rangers when he won nearly every header. This boy puts in a shift and has been a massive difference in our starting line up.
Up next is another massive game for the Dee when we welcome Partick Thistle to Dens on Wednesday evening.
Even though we have won two games on the bounce, it seems the team all around us have also picked up a win, including Partick. Our last game against Thistle at Dens saw us lose our sixth game in a row back in October and it was the lowest I’ve felt as a Dundee fan for a very long time. I’ll hold my hands up and also confess that it was the first, and so far, the only time that I have doubted boss Paul Hartley. This time around should be much different.
Partick will not find it as easy as they did then and also at Firhill when they also came out as winners but you will know the result by the time you read this so I will share my thoughts on the result in my next article.
MON THE DEE!