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Craig Levein's Christmas Wish List

Craig Levein's Christmas Wish List

An estimated 15,000 people squeezed into Dundee`s City Centre on Sunday night, one of the largest crowds to descend on the city centre since 1,000,000 Dundee United supporters (The same number of Celtic supporters who turned up in Seville) turned up to celebrate the Scottish Cup win in 1994.

Although, on this occasion, the crowds were only there to see Lord Provost John Letford turn on of the Christmas lights - which must mean that the festive period is just around the corner, so its time for Arabs (young & old) to start making up their Christmas lists.

Hopefully, the first thing on Craig Levein`s wish list will be a new striker, since the club has struggled to find the back of the net far too often this season.

Colin Samuel, Noel Hunt, Craig Conway, Barry Robson, David Goodwillie, etc………United have several forwards who look capable of scoring, they just can`t seem to find the back of the net in competitive matches.

Lee Miller and Steven Crawford came to club which many promises, but both ended up being released on free transfers to Aberdeen within months of joining the club.

Jim McIntyre, Jim Hamilton and Derek Lilley were players who COULD score, but all were sent packing to reduce the wage bill and their presence has definitely been missed upfront.

The continual changes in the managerial department haven`t help things, but in David Goodwillie and Craig Conway the club look to have some talented youngsters coming through which could change things - but you don`t want to throw them into the deep end too early, even if they have showed promise in recent matches.

One player in Scotland who has shown he knows the route to goal, is Gretna`s Kenny Deuchar, who was Scotland`s top scorer last season with an incredible 41 goals and a record equaling 6 hat tricks.

Rumours are that Levein is considering a move for the 26-year-old striker, who is actually a Dundee United supporter as well as a qualified Doctor, so Eddie Thomson could save money by signing him up as a player and the clubs medic.

There`s also former United player Robbie Winters, who is looking for a move back to Scotland from Norway at the end of their season and Charlie Miller also wants back as well - Miller might not be a proven goal scorer, but his ability and ability to read the game could definitely help when setting up chances for the forwards and eventually they might regain that goal scoring touch!?!?!?

Although, by now I`m sure that Craig Levein has set his sights on a few new players, and with Chairman Thomson promising to put his hand in his pocket in the next transfer window, hopefully there will be a few players (ones capable of scoring) joining the club in January.

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Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Tuesday November 21 2006
Time: 3:00PM

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I think Craig will do a fine job for you guys given time. I'm take him back at Tynecastle in a minute. Not sure Deuchar is the answer to your striking problems - not mobile enough. But Charlie Miller's a talented player and would probably be a good re-signing for you. PS Was it not 2 million Celtic fans who were in Seville?!
MrH
21/11/2006 18:07:00
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1,000,000 United fans - ROFLMAO - Around 10,000 for you :P
Dayzo
21/11/2006 21:00:00
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Same number as Celtic fans in Seville, or was that last week? I think its upto 1,250,000 now?!?!?
ArabJacques
25/11/2006 15:06:00
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