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Defeat At Ibrox, Fixture List Chaos And Squeaky Bum Time

After picking up two hard fought and well deserved points at home to firstly Hearts, then away to Celtic, Dundee’s luck ran out at Ibrox as the Dee were soundly beaten.

It was our third game in seven days so fatigue no doubt played a part, but so did missing a sitter right before The Rangers scored and individual mistakes like their third.

In truth, I don’t think many a Dundee fan were expecting a result here. If anyone was like me, a point would have been a bonus, much like the result at Parkhead a few days prior, but with this being the final game before the split, I was hoping for results in other matches to go our way and hopefully not on the receiving end of a thumping. The latter being just that, hope.

I didn’t think the scoreline reflected how the match actually went but it is what it is, a defeat. We now sit tight and wait for the SPFL to announce the post-split matches for the Premiership.

They were to be announced at the start of the week and as I type this (Wednesday morning), they have still to be announced. This seems to circle around the police wanting to avoid a potential match up between Celtic and The Rangers to decide the title. If this is true, then it is utterly pathetic.

We have only just seen a Manchester derby take place with an evening kick off, if City had won they would be crowned champions. I don’t doubt that there were a few arrests before, during and after the match but it still went ahead and was advertised like hell. The product was in the papers and on television with a huge build up. Up in Scotland, it seems we would rather have a less prolific match as a league decider. I don’t know why the police are up in arms either, It is normal for them to find themselves busy when these two play each another.

It puts other clubs in limbo but that’s the norm up here, the rest of us have to suffer while everyone panders over Celtic and The Rangers.

Now that’s out the way, we now enter the ‘squeaky bum’ time of the season.

It is imperative that we hit the ground running here. We have five matches to get ourselves safe and I feel just two wins will do that for us. It is hard to predict how this pans out. Everyone can play just as bad as the other and believing that we have better players than the other teams around us mean nowt if we cannot perform.

Fingers crossed we can survive again this season and do so before the final few matches.



Celtic struggled against ten-man Hamilton but still managed to win all three points.

Kilmarnock defeated bottom of the league Partick Thistle. Their turnaround has been nothing short of magical and Steve Clarke will surely be manager of the year up here in Scotland with the turnaround he has masterminded with the Ayrshire team.



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