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What about the Sons then?

A few weeks ago, Dumbarton sat anchored in bottom place in division one with five points from thirteen games. They had lost ten of those games, drawn two and had won only one.

Since then they have played six league games and won five of them. Much of the credit must go to the manager Ian Murray who at 31 years of age is, I think the youngest in senior football in Scotland (someone will no doubt correct me if I’m wrong in that).

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The BBC seem to have decked out the league table in DFC’s club colours!

It is tradition for Sons fans not to believe their eyes or results in such circumstances. Last season when we had a similar turnaround in fortunes after Christmas and eventually gained promotion it was put down to luck by many of the fans.

It has always been thus.

Yesterday there was certainly not much luck involved in the Sons victory, although the third goal (a deflection by one of their own defenders) which sealed it was maybe a bit unfortunate for Hamilton who had been threatening an equaliser at 2-1.

The team played with great determination yesterday and there was a poise and flair about their play which had been marked absent in the earlier part of the season.

Well done to Ian Murray who will surely pick up the dreaded Manager of the Month award (I say dreaded – it’s usually followed by a disaster) but in particular well done to the players who have rediscovered belief in themselves to go on what has been a quite remarkable run of results.

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2 Responses

  1. Ya beautie.

    c’mon the Sons

  2. When I worked at Hibs, Murray was just breaking through into the first team, but it was apparent even then that he had the makings of a manager.

    In a team of daft wee (and not so wee) laddies like O’Connor, Riordan and McManus, he displayed maturity beyond his years, and was always happy to take time out to speak to the club website. He was also far more articulate and thoughtful than most 19-year-old footballers. Good luck to him.

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