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Three games into the league campaign and I'm already running out of superlatives for Lawrence Shankland.

Another brace and he even had the audacity to miss a penalty.

I wasn't at the game so everything I'm putting on here is based on second hand information or from what I've seen from highlights, but it looked a very pleasing afternoon's work in Dunfermline. After a terrific showing against Celtic last week, it's very pleasing to see United take the game by the scruff of the neck and win quite comfortably.

Butcher playing at the back and playing well was good to hear. I've made my thoughts clear on his use of the ball when in midfield and it's interesting that he's played well in the defence. I wonder if it's something Neilson will consider continuing with, particularly given that Harkes has come in and played well in the middle of the park beside Stanton.

Obviously attention now turns to the derby on Friday night and it's a big one, particularly for Dundee. A bit of pressure is on them already after another disappointing result, this time a goalless draw at home to Inverness. It's obviously a sore one for Dundee as their website seemed to print a league table minus the league leaders for some reason.

I cannot wait.

Mon the Terrors

posted on 26/8/19

comment by Kane Hemmings (U1734)
posted 4 hours, 3 minutes ago
It has been a long time since there has been this much excitement going into a derby. The expectation is all on United obviously so a win for us would be a massive upset. If I was a United fan I don't know if I'd even celebrate winning as it's so expected. You can only be upset really. No win situation. Might as well not go.
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You travelling from Edinburgh?

posted on 26/8/19

comment by Wee jum (U22032)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Kane Hemmings (U1734)
posted 4 hours, 3 minutes ago
It has been a long time since there has been this much excitement going into a derby. The expectation is all on United obviously so a win for us would be a massive upset. If I was a United fan I don't know if I'd even celebrate winning as it's so expected. You can only be upset really. No win situation. Might as well not go.
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You travelling from Edinburgh?
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Yeah £12 for advanced train tickets so not as bad as the usual £30 return. You?

posted on 26/8/19

Going up from Dunfermline. Need to check the train times etc not sure there is a direct one from here.

posted on 26/8/19

No direct trains but the quickest way is to get a train to Inverkeithing and change there. It means you would have to make the 22:13 train back from Dundee as that's the last one that can make a connection in Inverkeithing back to Dunfermline.

I assume you are just taking an extended stay in Dunfermline after the game on Saturday to enjoy the culture and weather and stuff. It's a good base for a holiday, with Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Methil etc just a short bus journey away for day trips.

posted on 26/8/19

Eh no I live here going up early on Friday as off getting picked up after the game. I do my best not to visit any of the above places.

posted on 26/8/19

comment by Wee jum (U22032)
posted 6 hours, 22 minutes ago
Eh no I live heregoing up early on Friday as off getting picked up after the game. I do my best not to visit any of the above places.
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Might see you on the afternoon train there then

posted on 27/8/19

I was very surprised no premier league side looked to pick up Shankland, he is clearly a goalscorer

posted on 27/8/19

comment by Kane Hemmings (U1734)
posted 7 hours, 56 minutes ago
comment by Wee jum (U22032)
posted 6 hours, 22 minutes ago
Eh no I live heregoing up early on Friday as off getting picked up after the game. I do my best not to visit any of the above places.
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Might see you on the afternoon train there then
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What time you heading up ?

posted on 27/8/19

2. You?

posted on 27/8/19

comment by Kane Hemmings (U1734)
posted 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
2. You?
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Not sure yet but prob 1/2

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