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All Too Familiar Story As Dundee Suffer Defeat

Dundee suffered a fifth defeat in a row at the hands of Hibernian at Easter Road on Saturday as the club remained bottom of the Premiership league table.

It was a much-improved performance than what they have served up in our previous two matches but again, our defensive frailties reared their ugly head, costing us at least a point.

It could well have been a different story If the Hibs goalie never pulled of a fantastic save to deny El Bak and if Anthony Stokes was shown a red card instead of a yellow after he sneakily and quite cowardly, hitting Jack Hendry with a low-blow.

Those are the breaks you get though when you are bottom of the league. When you hit the bottom of the pack, you are the one that continually gets shat on.

The big story before the game was to do with our number one goalkeeper, Scott Bain.

I do not know the full story but have heard some rumours but it seems that Neil McCann is not happy with something he has done, said, or even refused to do and has been handed a two-week fine which he then rejected so was punted down to the youth team as a result.

The short story was leaked to the press and with the player only in contract with the club until the summer, we may have seen the last of the talented goalkeeper, at least while McCann is manager of the Dark Blues.

Bain’s attitude has been the subject of many debates the past few years. Some even say that he has looked disinterested after seeing his buddies, Greg Stewart and Kane Hemmings, secure moves away from Dens, no doubt trebling their wages in the process.

Whatever the reason or situation, he has looked suspect at a good few goals this season and last so this has given our back-up keeper the opportunity to prove himself which may not be a bad one.

Thankfully, we get a break this weekend from following Dundee. After the past few weeks, I do not think you will find many fans disagreeing.

Hopefully it gives the management and players some time to rest and get their heads together before getting back to training to work on the basics that will see us score goals and hopefully defend them.

With Scott Allan making his comeback after injury in the youth team on Monday night, my fingers are crossed he is not that far from full fitness because the boy can pick a pass, set up a goal and has real creativity about him. We just need him to be firing on all cylinders when he is back.

I think that is all I’m going to bore you with this week. I think we can do without reading about another defeat this week, especially if you are a Palace fan!

Don’t worry, both our luck and results will take a turn for the good soon ……. maybe.

MON THE DEE!

SPFL PREMIERSHIP ROUND-UP

Celtic broke their 100-year-0ld British record of 62 domestic games without defeat when they soundly took St Johnstone apart to make it 63. Worryingly for St Johnstone, this was their sixth defeat in a row in, a run in which they have also failed to muster a goal.

Hamilton held Aberdeen 2-2 at home while Rangers easily defeat Partick Thistle 3-0 at Ibrox. Ross County won 3-2 against Motherwell but were made to sweat after they let their three-goal advantage whittle down to one but they managed to hold out in the end.

Kilmarnock continued their fine form under Steve Clarke with a 2-1 victory away to Hearts.

 

 

 

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Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Daniel has been a Dundee fan for thirty-something years. He Was invited to write for TEB following the Julian Speroni Testimonial. Uses the excuse for drinking on following The Dee.

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