Saturday, 2 August 2008

SFL Kicks Off

First fixtures of the season today in the Scottish Football Leagues (this doesn't include the SPL) and one bet sticks out and it pains me to say it.

There is no way I can see my team, Dundee, winning away to Ross County. Last week Dundee were pathetic in the Challenge Cup losing to lower league Alloa 2-1. Ross County on the other hand beat Division 1 favourites St. Johnstone.

However, the real reason Dundee are to be opposed is the fact that they have no fit defenders. All four recognised central defenders (MacKenzie, Lauchlan, McKeown and Malone) are unfit and won't play whilst 2 or 3 other regulars won't play. Things have got so bad that the manager, Alex Rae, has registered himself and coach Paul Ritchie! Plus we have Rab Douglas between the sticks and I'm not sure he'll be any use at 36 as he was never the most fluid of movers.

Rae was quoted in the paper as saying his team will "have a go" and doesn't sound at all confident.

From oddschecker:

Ross County 7/4 Draw 13/5 Dundee 17/10

Hope I'm wrong and Dundee thrash them!


moDtheGod said...

Good work, have layed Dundee for 2 points.

Mountain Man said...

Had no idea big Rab was back in the Dee. Maybe he wants to check out how the business interests of his well known Marrs fronted chain of nurseries are panning out now retirement must be surely no more than 10 months away.

Bring back Julian Speroni. And while I'm at it, Beto Carranza, Juan Sara et al

Ah memories.

moDtheGod said...

Scott, you're a dick :D