It’s not likely something that you would hear in every day speech, but the name ‘
Well apart from the fact that the city of
With the term ‘relegation battle’ truly beginning to become a drastic reality for both the Pars and Dundee Utd, few can argue that Saturday’s game represents a six-pointer for all parties concerned. A six-pointer that the Pars go into with, yet again, a severely depleted squad. Discounting the long-term absentees – Shields, Donnelly and Derek Young – and bearing in the mind the fact that Irish left-back Ritchie Byrne could be set for a saunter up north to Pittodrie in the coming days/weeks, the fitness of short-term injury victims Scott Wilson, Aaron Labonte, Lee Makel and Billy Mehmet seems to be slightly harder to call in terms of Saturday’s encounter with the Arabs – although Billy Mehmet is rated highly doubtful to take part in the proceedings. Should this injury situation not change by the time of Saturday’s fixture, then the starting eleven should be unchanged from Tuesday night’s comfortable win over Jim Moffat’s
After Tuesday night’s comfortable 3-1 win over the Third Division side, it could be fair to say that the Pars may enter Saturday’s game up against Ian McCall’s side with a certain degree of confidence. Where the Pars first-half performance wasn’t spectacular – far from it in fact – the second forty-five represented a much more accomplished display by the Pars, one in which three or four more decent chances could, and should, have been converted. Tearing through the
With the Tannadice club clearly experiencing problems this season and, in the process, trying to buy their way out of trouble – reminds you of Blackburn in the Premiership a few years ago and look what happened to them…£4m for Christian Dailly anyone?! – this Saturday could well prove to be a defining moment for both teams, namely, win – hope, lose – oh sh*te! Although al, of this talk of relegation for either team really does appear to be futile such is the downright guffness of
Oh…just a couple of things before we take to the field on Saturday; firstly a message to Greig Ross, clatter that wee ginger numpty Barry Robson in the first minute and he’ll no bother you again, and to big Andy Skerla, not that I don’t think of the guy as a Pars legend – because he undoubtedly is – but as you mark Stevie Crawford off the pitch just make sure that you give the lad a good old East End Park welcome home!!!