“Oh, there’s Robertson, Penman and Alan Gilzean,“With Cousin and Smith they're the finest you've seen, “A defence that is steady, heroic and sure, “Liney, Hamilton, Cox, Seith and Wishart and Ure.” Hector Nicol’s song ‘Up Wi’ The Bonnets’ pays homage to the great Dundee side who became the Champions of Scotland for the first and only time on the last day of the of 1961/1962 season. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can now read the matchday programme in full along with a few ext
After covering all our European home ties from 1962/63 against Cologne, Sporting Lisbon and Anderlecht, it's now time to have a look at our semi-final. We continue our programmes with the past with our last game in the European Cup that came at Dens Park in a 1-0 victory over AC Milan on the 1st May, 1962. The scene was set but the it was to be an uphill battle for Dundee in this Semi-Final 2nd leg after AC Milan had beat us 5-1 at the San Siro. Alan Cousin got our goal in that tie, bec
Niall, Stefan and James dedicate a whole podcast to examine the plight that Dundee currently find themselves in. Danny Smith from The Dark Blues website and Walking Down The Provie Road podcast also joins The TwoPointOne members to give his thoughts on the current situation Dens Park. You can view more content by subscribing to the website starting at £5 a month and you will receive a discount using the promo code: provieroad Website: https://www.thetwopointone.com/ iPhone: https://app
As the rain poured down outside Dens Park, Dundee's greatest ever player made his final journey passed the ground where he delighted fans with his scoring exploits during our golden era. Alan Gilzean is nicknamed ‘The King of White Hart Lane’ by the Tottenham support but in the special programme printed in his honour for this Sundays League Cup tie against Dunfermline, he is described as ‘The King of Dens Park’ which I’m sure everyone will agree upon. As the hearse drove passed Dens, fan
The cost to watch scottish football on the telly is about to become more expensive following the announcement that subscription-based channel premier sports had acquired the rights to showcase the scottish cup along with the bbc next season. The deal is supposed to be worth up to £20 million over six years and even with the BBC continuing to show free-to-air live matches and now including one match each from the first round to the third, does this announcement have the best interests of the fa
I'm normally always quite optimistic about a new season, and I always look forward to it, even when we were Club 12. When everyone and their dog said, we had no chance of staying up, and we were favourites to go straight down.
However, I don't want to get all Prince Buster and dwell on the negatives here, but I feel as a club, we are making the same mistakes over and over again, expecting different results. It's Groundhog Day again — another new season and another inexperienced manager. Wha
A computer program called BetSiE has predicted that the Dee will finish 12th, and be relegated along with St Johnstone, who will finish 11th this season.
However, I don't think anyone needs to be Nostradamus to know who will finish first and second in this league.
According to BetSiE, Celtic and Rangers will battle it out for the top two spots, with Hearts and Aberdeen fighting out for the 3rd and 4th spot. However, I don't think you need to be a supercomputer to see how the Scottish P
Jocky Scott is a former Scottish professional football player and manager, best known for his time playing for Dundee FC and Aberdeen FC Born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1948, Scott began his football career as a youth player with Dundee FC. Scott made his first team debut for Dundee FC in 1967 and quickly established himself as a key player for the club. He played as a forward and scored numerous goals, helping Dundee FC to win the Scottish League Cup in 1973. He also represented Scotland at int
If You Use Email, Then You May Have Come Across Those 'i Am a Nigerian Prince' Scams and Believe It or Not, People do Fall for Them and Lose Their Money. Yet, back in the 1990’s, this is more or less what happened to Dundee Football Club. Were we nearly scammed? At the time, Dundee was owned by the flamboyant entrepreneur Ron Dixon, who was looking to sell the club and move on. Dixon wanted to sell the club to then vice-chairman Malcom Reid and manager Jim Duffy. An offer was made that would
With It Looking Likely That the Season Is Officially Over, Now Feels Like a Good Time to Look Over a Season That in Reality Maybe Never Was.... A season yet to be finished or a season that never was? Promotion through reconstruction? Play-off bound? Or denied a crack at the top flight through our own fault or circumstances? Who knows? Either way now seems as good a time as ever to have a wee look back over what has been a (part) season that’s often promised much without ever really delivering.
Tales From the Scrapbook Part 6 - 1997-98 Season Part 1 With a busy summer of recruitment rounded out by the signing of Livingston ‘keeper Robert Douglas, Dundee fans entered the 1997/98 season not just with the perennially unwanted tag of favourites around their necks but with the actual belief that this time a squad might have been assembled that was capable of living up to those expectations. A solid, if not quite spectacular pre-season tour of England kept spirits high - although manager
No Not the Watergate One With Nixon, but the Dens Park Payatthegate Scandal. I naturally understand that we move with the times, and we as a club are no exception to this rule. However, there are times when you have to start questioning whether change is change just for the sake of it or whether it is indeed necessary. Pay at the gate, is what most punters are accustomed too. We go to the game, queue up and hand over our hard-earned cash at the turnstile and make our way to our seats to wat
Tales From The Scrapbooks Part 5 Even following the worst of seasons, after a few weeks most football supporters can’t wait for the whole thing to start again. However, as the 1996-97 season came to an end with yet another failed tilt at the title, or indeed even a play-off spot, there was palpable excitement amongst the Dark Blue faithful. Over the next few weeks barely a day would go by without another reason for that anticipation to build and build, with reports of player acquisitions and a
We’ve been relegated before - sometimes in heartbreaking circumstances, sometimes through sheer bad luck and sometimes through little fault of our own. However the complete shambles that was the 2018/19 season has to go down as one of the worst. We’ve been relegated before - sometimes in heartbreaking circumstances, sometimes through sheer bad luck and sometimes through little fault of our own. However, the complete and utter shambles that was the 2018/19 season has to go down as one of the mo
It's the summer of 2017. Neil McCann had been busy in the transfer market preparing to put his own mark on this Dundee team following his appointment as our permanent manager but there was one thing missing - a prolific no.9 to spearhead our attack. Following the loss of Kane Hemmings and Greg Stewart, Dundee had suffered massively at the top end of the park so every single Dundee fan were waiting with baited breath to see who he would bring in to become our new saviour. Then came the 'signing
As Dundee stumbled their way towards the end of the 1996-97 season it was off the field where the real drama had occurred. As Dundee stumbled their way towards the end of the 1996-97 season it was off the field where the real drama had occurred. The Dark Blues’ form had imploded after the departure of manager Jim Duffy to Hibs, while the player who had followed him there, Chic Charnley, and subsequently Paul Tosh and Lee Power, had left a gaping hole in the playing squad. However, the real f
The hollies were no.1 in the charts with 'he aint heavy, he's my brother,' phil collins was topping the uk box office with buster and carl lewis would set a new 100m world record with a time of 9.92 but this would remain unknown to him until ben johnston was disqualified three days later after testing positive for drugs at the summer olympics in seoul. All these events occurred on September 24th 1988, well over 30 years ago. There is however another episode that took place that day. It was the
This season right from the start has been nothing but an unmitigated disaster, from our transfer ins and outs, formations and tactics. Neil McCann believed he brought in players who he thought were the same class as the players at Serie A sides like Milan and Juventus but the fans could see from the offset that most of the new additions weren't good enough. Our defence has been a shambles and it doesn’t really matter who seems to play there, nothing really changes and that is testament to th
2018-19 has been tough for Dundee supporters to endure. A mid-season manager change was meant to kickstart the push to stay in Scotland's top league but has the introduction of Jim McIntyre led to an upturn in form, or a continuation of relegation form? Looking back, as I have been, over Dundee FC’s 1996-97 season for the occasional ‘from the scrapbooks’ blogs, it’s difficult to take in the turmoil the club was going through at the time. Having just missed out on silverware the year before, to
With blogger Billy Campbell's Ghost posting various articles looking back at Dundee FC from the 70's and 80's, it got me looking out some old pieces I wrote a few years back for the Dundee match day programme. I managed to find this story that I penned about the exact moment that I knew we would overcome any obstacle put in front of us during the 'Deefiant' season. How could a season of administration that saw us stare closure in the face, be handed a 25 point deduction that left us 20 adrift
All Hearts fans will have their own memories of that fateful day in 1986 when Dundee dealt the Jambos’ title hopes a fatal blow on the last day of the season at Dens Bobby Glennie’s Dens memories. We venture back in time again with Billy Campbell's Ghost, he talked with Bobby Glennie and his memories playing for the mighty Dee. But, back in season 1977/78 it was Hearts who put Dundee's bid for glory on hold for another season as the Dark Blues made their second vain attempt to get out of the
How the whisky flowed as Pirie and Sinclair scolded the Bairns! We venture back again with Billy Campbell's Ghost, this time he remembers the days when the likes of Pirie and Sinky were scoring goals for fun. At the end of season 1975/76 Dundee had sadly been relegated from the inaugural Premier League and doom and gloom were the thoughts of fans as the First Division loomed and the prospect of trips to places they had never even dreamt of visiting before became reality. Alloa, Dumbarton, et
Do you remember the dark days of winter in season 1973/74? If you think we are in a recession now, back in that winter Britain was reeling under three-day working weeks, power cuts and enough doom and gloom to last a lifetime - except at Dens Park! SUNDAY SOCCER TREATS FOR DENS FANS! We venture back again with Billy Campbell's Ghost, this time his 1992 article on Dundee's 1974 Scottish cup run which ended in a 1-0 defeat to Celtic in the semi-finals. With the power cuts came early kick-offs
It is interesting to note the great coverage in England of Arsenal's attempt to achieve a unique cup double in England this season and the more unusual circumstances of them playing the same opponents in both Wembley finals - Sheffield Wednesday. DUNDEE UP FOR THE CUP DOUBLE! We look back at Billy Campbell's Ghost 1992 Dundee FC programme piece which features our games against Hibernian in the 1974 Scottish Cup. This is not entirely new in Scotland with both old firm sides having won trebles
While all Rangers fans are rubbing their hands at the prospect of a European Cup Final against the seemingly invincible Italians of A.C. Milan, Dundee fans can recall with some pride our club's record against the Latin giants. We look back to another article written back in 1992 from our very own Billy Campbell's Ghost - Enjoy! A.C.MILAN - AGAIN For the record it reads: P W D L F A %Success 4 2 0 2 4 8 50% These were home and away leg
I was recently watching some coverage of the Bundesliga on Sky when news of the relegation area mentioned that the once great Cologne were now in the danger zone and the very mention of the name of that great club brought memories flooding back of a glorious night at Dens on 3 November 1971 - just over 21 years ago when Dundee's participation in Europe was expected by their fans, and a European night at Dens was very special indeed! Ask anyone who was at one! COLOGNE - AGAIN We look back to
Last week's feature on the Leeds v. Stuttgart game whetted my appetite to do further research into Dundee's jousts with the great Leeds United team of the sixties and seventies during our Fairs Cup (now the UEFA Cup) campaign of season 1967/68. LEEDS & DUNDEE – THE FAIREST OF CITIES Dundee had already reached the League Cup final that season and gone down in heroic fashion to the all-conquering Celtic by an amazing 3-5, and this early season form was perhaps an indication of what was to c
We are all well aware of our friends across the road's liking for playing and actually scoring major successes at Dens Park, but the situation was reversed long before United were regarded as a major force in Scottish football. DUNDEE SHATTER ORMOND'S SAINTS EUROPEAN DREAM! In fact Dundee probably started the trend of big tournament successes on each other’s ground when they earned the right to meet tonight's opponents St. Johnstone at Tannadice in the Semi-Final of the Scottish League Cup in
Although I accept not everyone is gonna agree with everything in your post above...I certainy agree with the general tone of the message & comments you are putting over....If nothing else, I am quite surprised there has not as yet been, any response to it. Maybe we are all gettin' a wee/big bit fed-up, wi a' the discussions around this area, which on the surface appear to fall on deaf ears.
It's still early days in the season to allow the dark gloom to descend...But I hope it disnae tur
I was there and will have a rake to see if i have that programme Incredible number of player changes from our previous European match, I think with only Hamilton ,Penman,Cousin and Robertson.With Cousin playing right half!