Dundee coach roasting from Premier Sports pundit explained as petty Rangers move backfires

Here’s why pundit roasted Dundee coach for petty Rangers move

As Rangers romped to Scottish Cup victory over Dundee, spare a thought for the tears of the Dens Park goalkeeping coach Alan Coombe.

His side endured a home humbling that was lucky to remain at only three following a rampant Rangers visit to the northeast.

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But the attention-seeking ex-goalkeeper was also roasted alive in front of the entire nation by none other than Stephen Craigan – and that’s got to hurt.

Ex-Motherwell defender Craigan was on Premier Sports duties for the match and once again grabbed attention for some negative coverage.

But whilst Stephen Craigan might not be the most popular pundit, we’ll give credit where it’s due for the roasting of Alan Combe for a moment in Rangers’ win over Dundee.

Dundee coach Alan Combe roasted for Rangers move

The Dundee staffer childishly refused to hand the ball to Rangers captain James Tavernier with his side 2-0 down and his antics were broadcast to the entire nation via Premier Sports.

But not only did he suffer the ignominy of national embarrassment for withholding the ball, Stephen Craigan also roasted him for conceding from one of his throw-ins back in 2005.

Alan Combe turned out for the likes of Cowdenbeath, St Mirren, Dundee United, Bradford City and Kilmarnock in his playing days and it was with the latter he faced off against Craigan’s Motherwell 17 years ago.

With a space in the top six up for grabs in the match, Combe misjudged a Craigan throw completely and conceded the all-important goal in a 1-1 draw with only minutes to go [BBC Sport].

It had then Kilmarnock boss David MacKinnon writing to the SFA about Craigan moving advertising hoardings in one of the saltiest Scottish football episodes in living memory [BBC Sport].

So, to recap, not only did Alan Combe completely embarrass himself on live TV by refusing to hand the ball to Tavernier with his team 2-0 down, and not only did he get slaughtered by Stephen Craigan for doing so, but his antics have now alerted everyone to that career-defining capitulation in 2005.

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Part of the Hibs coaching staff during their Scottish Cup win in 2016, it’s depressingly predictable that Alan Combe would hold such petty contempt for Rangers.

But if you’re going to try get one over us on Alan mate, maybe spare your own blushes next time!

As Rangers celebrated the 3-0 win over Dundee, the goal celebration of one first-teamer dropped a hint regarding the club’s title celebrations.

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