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 Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: Connor560  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 11:57

As above, 2 year deal.

C'mon Ye Pars!
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: dfc  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 12:01

Is he any good?
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 12:06

I would say hot and cold. He did score a screamer of a goal against Ayr.

matt forsyth
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: PARadise  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 12:07

Top player in this league
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 12:08

I think he is very good with a faster defender alongside him. Pair him with a Durnan or someone like that and not so good.

Decent higher level championship centre half.

The Zidane goal will love long on the memory.
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: Vamos Pars  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 12:15

Decent player for a mid table side but a bit error prone. Glad we’ve replaced him with Watson.
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: dfc  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 12:15

Cheers for that lads.
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: king lad  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 12:16

Definitely wouldn't say he's a top player in the championship, he has a good aerial presence and strength , but lack of pace and agility and being prone to letting the ball bounce definitely hinders him. He's a solid no nonsense defender at this level, when paired with an agile defender like Callum Morris who can cover in behind him that's where he really excels. Not sure who Dundee currently play at the back (352? Not a good idea if people remember when AJ tried that with Durnan, Ashcroft and Devine) but he might work well alongside Mcghee. Good luck to him, always gave his all for the club and glad he's got a deal with a decent club.
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: par_33  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 12:18

Championship player at best. He did well for us but imo won't be a big miss, he tows a caravan about and was made to look better than he was. Much rather have Lewis Martin.

Mcmanus n O'Hara will run rings round him.

Bring back Jean Yves-Mvoto!



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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 12:20

Not arsed he's away. A decent player for us but straightforward to replace.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: dfc  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 12:26

Sounds just what we need alongside Mghee.
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 12:35

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dfc, Thu 23 Jul 12:01

Is he any good?


You'll be fine with him in your defence.
Had a few bomb scares early on with us but became a steady player at the back.

If you only turn up to moan then do it elsewhere
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: dafc111  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 12:42

Think a few are being overly critical on here. For the most part Ashcroft was a very solid defender for us. Would be an excellent addition to any championship squad with another decent centre half to partner with. Would have liked him to stay.
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 12:45

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dafc111, Thu 23 Jul 12:42

Think a few are being overly critical on here. For the most part Ashcroft was a very solid defender for us. Would be an excellent addition to any championship squad with another decent centre half to partner with. Would have liked him to stay.


Agree
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: The Toun Clock  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 13:25

He'll certainly weaken the opposition.
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 13:33

hes a better centre half than Meekings and Forster individually, not that sure he will be a good partner with McGhee though.



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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 13:37

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dafc111, Thu 23 Jul 12:42

Think a few are being overly critical on here. For the most part Ashcroft was a very solid defender for us. Would be an excellent addition to any championship squad with another decent centre half to partner with. Would have liked him to stay.


The question is can he be adequately replaced. The answer is yes. He was offered a deal and refused so we move on.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: GG4  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 13:50

As said above needs a partner with pace. He has his faults but was a decent servant to DAFC. Glad Ashy found a decent club.

Do you guys want to take Devine as well???
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 13:53

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GG4, Thu 23 Jul 13:50

As said above needs a partner with pace. He has his faults but was a decent servant to DAFC. Glad Ashy found a decent club.

Do you guys want to take Devine as well???


Is he still with us?

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 17:31

Good luck to him
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 18:28

I thought he was a good servant to the club. Dundee clearly recognise that he has something to offer I wish him well.
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: ParsDan03  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 19:07

Was gutted to see him go since he served us a good few years and left some good memories but maybe it’s for the best.
Wish him all the best
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 19:07

Did a good turn for us and wish him well

G.B
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 21:34

Pretty poor. In all honesty. An average player. Callum Morris made him look good. In no way a player that was ever fit to be captain of Dunfermline Athletic
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: AlterPar  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 21:42

A player who gave his all on every occasion. Just because he didn’t play well every game doesn’t mean he’s not fit to be a captain. Rim chat that
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 21:51

Oh come on he was a decent whole hearted player, some bitter garbage on here.
As accurately stated needs a bit of pace bedide him, other than that pretty steady.
I would also say adequately replaced...on paper.

Carole Baskin fed Rasta to a tiger.
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: Gareth Keenan Investigates  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 22:14

Contrary to red-star-par I felt Ashcroft was the perfect candidate for the armband when he was given it. A big presence on the pitch for us and always willing to put his body on line. Unfortunately it didn't go for him as captain and no real loss ability wise I'd say compared to who we have here. Good luck to him though.
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 22:15

If you need him in a big game he’ll tend to give a goal away or get himself sent off



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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 22:47

He was a good servant in his time here, wish him all the best.

Awight Pat!
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 22:51

He was a good servant and always gave his all.
Good luck to him




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 23 Jul 22:56

Quote:

Rastapari, Thu 23 Jul 21:51

Oh come on he was a decent whole hearted player, some bitter garbage on here.
As accurately stated needs a bit of pace bedide him, other than that pretty steady.
I would also say adequately replaced...on paper.


Fair point. I bear him no ill will, just think the fact he turned a contract down with us says it all. He fancies a change and so do we.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Fri 24 Jul 00:35

I don't know. He wasn't that brilliant last season. He made too many mistakes that cost us goals. And what was most annoying was to see him afterwards with his arms outstretched looking for someone else to blame.

I am surprised that Crawford offered him a contract.
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Fri 24 Jul 01:05

Quote:

Frank Butchers LoveHandles, Thu 23 Jul 22:47

He was a good servant in his time here, wish him all the best.


Agree
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: Ben,D.A  
Date:   Fri 24 Jul 01:29

Only hope he doesn't come back to bite us on the ass like others have. We are looking good for the season to come but so will many other championship teams who have our ex-players and possibly young talent as we have had in the past.
It's up to the coaching from here on in and I'm sure we are going in the right direction. I'm looking forward to the coming season and will be welcoming ex players and their performances against us.
Roll on kick off....

only 11 make the team,the rest can just but dream.
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Fri 24 Jul 09:11

Decent player at this level, did fine for us overall but no great loss him leaving.

Agree regarding a capable/pacey partner at centre back. Dfc - if Jordan Foster is still with your lot i'd have sleepless nights at thought of him and Ashcroft playing together.

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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 24 Jul 09:14

It would only come back "to bite us on the ass" if we'd just released him. He rejected our offer. He decided he wanted to leave.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 24 Jul 14:41

I read that St Johnstone and Partick Thistle were also interested so he could have ended up in any of Scotland's top three leagues.
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: 1970par  
Date:   Fri 24 Jul 14:48

Always gave his full 100% effort for us, can’t do any more than that with the tools at his disposal

Good luck to him at his new club, will certainly be one to give a warm round of applause to on his return
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 Re: Ashcroft signs for Dundee
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Fri 24 Jul 15:30

He did well for us, thought being given the captain's armband affected his play.

Good luck to him.
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