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Lack Of Capable Strikers Come Back To Haunt Dundee

Frustrating as hell! That is how I describe the last two games involving Dundee.

The defeat on Friday against Aberdeen was frustrating as we were denied at the minimum a point due to the heroics of the Dons keeper. The midweek defeat away to Hearts was just plain frustrating as it again highlighted the lack of threat we have from our strikers.

Eighteen bloody months we have been neglecting to get a proven goalscorer on the books. Marcus Haber done the job last year but it was evident he was not the long-term answer. This summer we brought in Sofien Moussa to spearhead our attack. We put our already lacklustre frontline on the shoulders of a player that had only scored seventeen goals in his entire career and he is 29 years of age.

It’s very frustrating. There’s that word again.

Moussa tries. I can’t take that away from him but he isn’t the standard of player we are looking for. Haber just doesn’t look interested and clearly would like to be elsewhere. I even heard a wee rumour that he was out the door in the summer and already had a team lined up before Moussa suffered an injury along with Craig Wighton that left a powderpuff strike force even more weakened.

It just seems criminal that this area of the park has been somewhat neglected when it’s came to strengthening it to the level and capacity with what is required in this league.

Basically, if we don’t bring in one or two strikers whilst offloading some of the deadwood in the January window, we could very well be in the bottom two come the end of the season.

And on another note, McCann, please stick to a consistent formation. The team look far more comfortable playing four at the back and have done the past four games so to change it to three was just idiotic.

Rant over.

Now let us look ahead to the huge match against Partick at Dens Park at the weekend.

Unfortunately, it will now be billed as the battle of the bottom two but its imperative that we come away with all three points.

At the time of writing, Partick are due to take on Motherwell in a game that Dundee fans will be hoping the ‘Well take all three points as a defeat to Partick on Saturday will see us back at the bottom of the league (Oops! – Ed).

Hopefully, this will not be the case (oops again! – Ed) and we find ourselves back out of the bottom two on Saturday. We’ve already had some big games this season already but Saturday is by far the biggest yet.


On Saturday, St Johnstone picked up a much-needed win away to an in-form Hamilton who have been going well of late. Hearts also picked up a rare win to end a six-match winless run over at home to Motherwell.

Rangers put their manager woes behind them for ninety minutes to come from behind to defeat Ross County while Kilmarnock won their first home match this season by smashing Partick 5-1 at Rugby Park.

Hibernian came from two goals behind to draw with Celtic at Easter Road and nearly even grabbed a winner in the dying seconds. On Tuesday, Ross County blew a two-goal advantage as Kilmarnock managed to grab a point in the Highlands.



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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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