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  1. 7 points
    Barry Martin Smith began his career with Celtic when he signed a S-form for the Glasgow club from Giffnock North AFC on the 21st June 1991. Due to a defensive crisis that the Glasgow team were having at that time, he would make his debut at the tender age of seventeen just a few months later in a 4-3 defeat against Falkirk. During his four-and-a-half-year-stay with Celtic, Smith would find himself as the captain of their reserve team throughout this period and would also make twenty first-team appearances. His Celtic career would come to an end in December 1995 when he was part of the £600,000 deal that saw fan...
  2. 6 points
    For this instalment of 'The View from the Opposition,' we spoke to Gavin from the Hibs Podcast team, HibsTalk. So how long has the HibsTalk Podcast been on the go for? We started HibsTalk back in May with a Season review. We listened to other Scottish Football Podcast, MFC Podcast is a very good one, took influence from them, put together a structure and are now into the flow of weekly podcasts. The club got back to the Premiership at the third time of asking last season and did so with ease. Were you surprised at the gap you won it by? No if I'm honest. We mentioned in our...
  3. 6 points
    Our first guest to take part is Raith Rover fan and Terrace Podcast contributor, Andy Harrow. Dundee take on Raith Rovers at Starks Park this Tuesday in the Betfred Cup, KO 7:45pm .Read what Andy had to say! To kick off this new feature, as a lifelong Raith Rovers fan, what’s your first memories of supporting the club? The first game my Dad took me to was the 7-0 victory over St. Mirren on the opening match of the 1992/93 season, but the memory of my second game is more vivid – a 5-0 shellacking to Kilmarnock at Rugby Park in the Scottish Cup. Our goalkeeper got injured, which meant...
  4. 5 points
    The first programme we will look at is from our very first match in a European competition, which is also our largest ever victory in the competition and to this day, our opponents biggest defeat. I give to you, Dundee 8-1 FC Cologne. Being paired up with the early favourites of the European Cup, Dundee welcomed the West German Champions FC Cologne to Dens Park as we looked set to tussle with the crème de le crème of the top European teams. With ten West German internationalists in their team and labelled one of the early favourites to win the trophy, this looked like a daunting task for The Dee....
  5. 5 points
    But what about the fans who were in attendance that day? I’ve heard some stories from Dundee fans who were there in ‘62 in the Clep Bar as they slowly sip on their pint, look back and educate their young grandchildren on our greatest ever achievement. What was it actually like though? What feelings did that day bring as they witnessed the team they supported become the best in the land? What emotions did they feel in the run up to the game? Well we spoke to a few supporters who made the short trip to Perth when Dundee became the crème de la crème of Scottish Football. So, sit...
  6. 4 points
    With the Premiership season kicking off this Saturday at Dens against Ross County, we spoke to @jailender about the Staggies, his views on Billy McKay crossing the divide and how it’s felt to see his team go from playing in the Highland league to cementing their place in the Premiership. I'll ask what I've done with every other one of our guests so far. What made you become a Ross County fan? It’s an easy answer – They are my local team. I used to go periodically as a kid to their games when they were in the Highland League. I lived just down the road from Billy Ferries, who...
  7. 3 points
    That they were, again, so comprehensively thumped by one of the bigger boys in the CL playground saddens me a little more. But something about the other night made me angry writes Andrew Keith. That they were, again, so comprehensively thumped by one of the bigger boys in the CL playground saddens me a little more. But something about the other night made me angry. Not the players, their effort, or even the schoolboy defending. Not the semi-ritualistic way these games are presented on TV or the ludicrous hype that is generated by the commentators and pundits. What offends me is the casual referencing of the weakness of the game...
  8. 3 points
    It was Ice Hockey that brought him to Dundee initially. A failed joint venture with former Perth Panthers player Fraser McCall had them looking at the Dundee Tigers but he would try to go it alone and purchase shares. After failing to attract local Government support and a previous deal with William Low for £1.9 million being agreed on the old Dundee Ice Rink, his plans and vision were dead in the water. His attention soon turned to Dundee FC. One rumour I heard that bought the club to his attention was that he had been driving past Dens Park one day, he saw then owner Angus Cook’s Rolls-Royce parked...
  9. 3 points
    With around a 55-year association with the club, we are talking about none other than Sir Bobby Cox. Born on Wedderburn Street, not far from Dens Park, the life long Dundee fan’s journey into football might have been all so different. He was educated at SS Peter and Paul then St. John’s High School. While playing for junior side Dundee Osborne, he was invited for a trial with Dundee United but United deemed him ‘too wee’ and to come back to them when he had grown a little taller. United’s loss would be our gain but in the mean time Bobby would go back to Dundee Osborne and then onto...
  10. 3 points
    We spoke to fellow twitter football page, DabChat and ask his views on the current crop at Tannadice and his prediction for Sunday. So, to start things off, give us a little insight to what made you support Dundee United and your earliest memory of them? I started following United over 30 years ago, my first memories were sitting on the wall at the Fair Play stand watching Narey, Hegarty, Sturrock, Dodds and the likes. Back then it was easy to get hooked. Both sides of my family supported United so it was never likely to be anyone else. It’s been a bit of a nightmare few seasons for the...
  11. 2 points
    O'Dea was sent for an early bath in the opening stages our 3-2 defeat at the hands of St Mirren with the defender even joking he wanted to 'do a Zidane' and go out in style. The former Republic of Ireland centre-back had called time on his professional football career a few weeks back and announced he would be taking on the role as coach of Motherwell’s under-18s. Yesterday’s defeat at Dens Park would be his last match but unfortunately it would not end on a high for O’Dea. The defender lasted just 19 minutes before he was shown a straight red card for hauling down Brad Lyons after the...
  12. 2 points
    In the lead up to this clash, we spoke to popular Dons podcast, ByTheMinute Aberdeen, on their summer transfers, just how important it was that Derek McInnes stayed at Pittordrie, this seasons expectations and what the outcome will be between the Dark Blues and the Dons. Let us now about yourself. When did you start supporting Aberdeen, what made you support them and what’s your best memory and moment while following them? I've been a season ticket holder for coming up to 35 years now. Best moment? Following your team away from home in Europe is always special, and I was over in Dnipropetrovsk the night Darren Mackie's header sent...
  13. 2 points
    There has been major changes since the last time we locked horns with the Glasgow club so we caught up with Craig Gamble from Burst Baw Podcast to fill in with what's been happening around the club. First off, what's the origins behind you supporting Rangers? I've been a Rangers fan for as long as I can remember and got into it through my Dad. My whole family are Rangers fans, so there was only ever going to be one team for me. The first time I remember going to Ibrox was for Ian Durrant's testimonial against Sheffield Wednesday in April 1998 when I was only four years old. The...
  14. 2 points
    The new format to the League Cup has opened the door for the Champions of the Highland League and Lowland League to compete. What’s the buzz like around the club and fans now that Thistle will be competing in a National cup competition? It was a great idea by the SPFL to allow the Champions in to the Betfred Scottish League Cup. The buzz around the town has been great and the fans have been looking forward to the games. The only thing missing would have been perhaps a Saturday home game especially against Dundee or United. Your first two games against Cowdenbeath and Dundee United have ended Dundee or...
  15. 2 points
    Can you tell me what helped you become a Cowdenbeath fan and what your earliest memory of supporting the Blue Brazil is? My Dad is from Cowdenbeath so I was brought up supporting them and getting taken to games on a Saturday. It was a case of my team was chosen for me rather than I chose my team. The earliest memory I have was beating Arbroath 6-2 at Central Park at the beginning of the 94/95 season. I’m sure the game was fairly early on in the season and as you’d expect, I was pretty optimistic about the season. We ended up finishing 9th in Division 3 which was...
  16. 2 points
    I can’t speak much about the game. I had to keep my season ticket in my back pocket and attend a christening while home improvements mean that I have yet to watch the whole ninety minutes back on DEETV. However, I did manage to find time to catch the highlights on Sportscene. Considering the bias that they show to the Glasgow team, I may as well not have bothered. Despite a spirited rally near the end after a wondergoal from El Bakhtaoui, the end result was the same as our last two league ties. Defeat. Luckily for the club, other teams around us didn’t narrow the gap too much. In...
  17. 2 points
    Hartley was sacked after just over three years in charge and Nelms, the Dens Park managing director, hopes to have an interim manager in place by tomorrow. He remained tight-lipped about the identity of the candidates but confirmed those on his short-list are all “Scottish-based”, available now and know a lot about the Dundee players. The first detail would seem to rule out early bookies’ favourites Alan Stubbs, who led Hibs to an historic Scottish Cup 
victory less than a year ago. Nelms also confirmed the appointment would not be in-house. He has already informed current skipper Darren O’Dea and injured club captain James McPake they will not be needed...
  18. 1 point
    Despite sending out a strong team against the part-time League Two club, the players failed to reward the fans with a moral boosting victory after last weeks Derby defeat, much to the annoyance of manager James McPake. “It doesn’t matter who you are playing against because that second-half performance is nowhere near acceptable for a club of this size,” said McPake. “It was another level of performance that was really poor, to be honest. “You ask for a reaction and you’re looking for one, but we didn’t get it. “There was no complacency as you saw by our team selection. We went very strong and it just was not good...
  19. 1 point
    Just under two-weeks ago, the club announced that sales had topped 3100 but it would seem since the signing of Kane Hemmings last week, it has sold fans who were maybe sitting on the fence to purchase a season ticket with supporters and even the official club shop Twitter account reporting the ticket office being busy constantly throughout the last few days. Even on the day of our first home match of the Championship on Saturday, the queue for tickets was standing well outside the door from midday up until kick-off. The last day to purchase a season ticket at the 'Early Bird' price ends tomorrow at the close of...
  20. 1 point
    Although born in Canada, Jimmy Nicholl made 73 appearances for Northern Ireland - including being part of their legendary 1982 World Cup campaign, where they beat hosts Spain on the way to the second round - in a distinguished playing career that saw him win honours in both England and Scotland. Rising through the Manchester United academy, Nicholl would go on to make just under 200 appearances for the club from 1974 until his departure in 1982, winning the FA Cup in 1977. Although many could argue that the United sides that Nicholl appeared in underachieved - the teams featuring, amongst many others, home internationalists such as Lou Macari, Joe...
  21. 1 point
    At the age of 16 James McPake began his professional football career with Livingston FC, although it would be four years later that he would make his debut as a striker in his one and only substitute appearance of the 2003/04 season. The following year James would become a more regular feature in the West Lothian outfit’s first team, ironically scoring his first professional goal against Dundee, as the youngster was converted into a powerful no nonsense defender. Although he was by now a fixture in the Livi squad, James turned down the opportunity to drop a division during the 2005/06 season with loans at either Partick Thistle or Gretna,...
  22. 1 point
    Unfortunately, those words have not aged well and we continue to make a laughing stock of his promise even under new management. Only taking into account league matches, so far this season we have amassed just a single home win which came back at the start of December when we thrashed Hamilton 4-0. Going a bit further back to season 2017-18, the faithful Dark Blues fans only witnessed six wins at home all season. If we can’t muster up some much-needed wins in our last two home matches against Hamilton and St Mirren, we will have only won seven home matches in two years. That can only be describe as...
  23. 1 point
    To let you get a better understand how long it has been since Dundee won the Scottish Cup and had our name etched for all to see, we have to get into a time machine which will take us far back into time, to when the world was a much different place as it is today. No computers, phones, social media and a club called Dundee United - I kid you not! How far back you say? Well, the Titanic was still on the drawing board and had not yet made its infamous voyage. The First World War had not yet taken place, George V was still king and instant...
  24. 1 point
    Products from each of these categories are visible on our TVs, computer screens, and newspapers every day as intrinsic parts of images of Scottish football. The two most filmed and pictured teams (Celtic and Rangers) are both now sponsored by online gambling companies. Celtic having recently switched from an alcoholic drink brand. Hibernian too promote online gambling on their shirt fronts. The early season cup competition for league clubs is now sponsored by, and has been renamed as the cup of, another online betting company. Our very own Scottish Football Association chose, or was chosen by, a fast food company as the sponsor for their work in encouraging more youth...
  25. 1 point
    It is hoped this will be the beginning of a new partnership between the Trust and the Charity. DFC Community Trust is keen to support the efforts of Alex and Adam who have set up sessions to date in Perth, Dundee, Oban and Glasgow. The two Perth Prison PT Instructors brought the initiative to Scotland just over a year ago and have plans to expand their activities further afield. What Dundee FC Community Trust hope to do is assist them to promote their activities and to build on their Dundee project by way of facilitating an additional recreational activity that will be free to participants. Scott thanked those who kindly...
  26. 1 point
    With the pressure mounting on Neil McCann at fever pitch and the rumour mill speculating that anything other than a win today would lead to his sacking, Dundee dug deep to secure their first win of the season. To round up a pleasant day for the Dee, they also managed to keep a clean sheet in this moral boosting victory. Dundee still sit bottom but they have plugged the gap between themselves, St Mirren and Motherwell to just one point, who both lost today. Andy Boyle gave Dundee the lead in the first half on the 38th minute when he headed home at the back post and despite Hamilton hitting...
  27. 1 point
    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, fans, officials and players stood in silence. Then in a in a moment to show our appreciation to the man who helped deliver our first and only league title and who also holds so many records at the club, a round of applause broke out among the young and old. It was a sad but fitting moment...
  28. 1 point
    Dundee went into this match knowing that just one point would be enough to ensure their survival and they achieved this by taking all three thanks to a Simon Murray header. With results elsewhere going the Dark Blues way, even if they had been defeated they still would have stayed up this year. This victory though, made the joys of staying up that much sweeter after a few weeks of uncertainty that had the fans fearing the club being dragged into the bottom two. County on the other hand will head into the last game of the season knowing that they will either be relegated or at best, finish second...
  29. 1 point
    The sponsorship deal will bring in a six-figure sum for the club from Kilmac who are longstanding supporters of Dundee, having previously been sponsors of the club. Interestingly, Richard Kilcullen of Kilmac spoke of the importance that Dens Park should be in the stadiums name in ‘what will be the last years as the home of Dundee Football Club.’ A delighted John Nelms told the official Dundee website: “We are always looking for new unique revenue streams and this is a fantastic opportunity for the club and it makes it even better that it is with Richard and Kilmac who are and have been lifelong supporters of the club.” Richard...
  30. 1 point
    I know the obvious answer. A winning side on the pitch that plays pretty, flowing football that thrills the fans and sends them home happy. That’s the dream and for the foreseeable future, it will no doubt remain just that, a dream. I suspect that the bulk of the 3500 fans that purchase season tickets do so like a creature of habit and I include myself in that group. That’s all fine and dandy but how do the club build on that, especially with attracting new younger fans that will become the next generation of Dundee. Firstly, I’ll look at any incentives the club could be looking at as ‘extras’...
  31. 1 point
    Despite the defeat, McCann has promised to not be too hard on the players as he was happy with the performance. “We deserved to take something from the game,” said McCann. “Their keeper Joe Lewis has made two very good saves and there was also a shout for a penalty. “The boys deserved something for their application and the chances we created. “The performance was there, although we didn’t get anything from the game. ‘The players have shown a lot of character to stay in the match. “It shows respect that Aberdeen decided to camp in and hit on the counter-attack. “Coming up against a team who have been the...
  32. 1 point
    However, there are certain players in the modern day where the word ‘legend’ resonates with a good feel and a sense of belonging. In this case, Robert ‘Big Rab’ Douglas is a legend in every way possible, even bigger than that 6.5ft tower stature commanding his goal line in front of the Coxy. Born in Lanark on the 24th April 1972. Robert Douglas started his professional career when he signed for Meadowbank Thistle in 1993. He soon became their first choice keeper by the end of 1994. Meadowbank moved from their current location and changed their name to Livingston. He helped the rebranded club to promotion to the (then) Scottish...
  33. 1 point
    We went into this match on the back of an excellent victory against the Belgian champions Anderlecht in the Heysel Stadium. Such was the demand and interest in this tie, Anderlecht decided to move from their home ground Émile Versé Stadium to the National stadium which seen 64,000 supporters attend the game. A double from Alan Gilzean and strikes from Alan Cousin and Gordon Smith gave the Dee a comfortable 4-1 lead to take back to Scotland. The return tie at Dens Park a week later seen a 40,000-sell-out crowd turn up to cheer on the day to a potential Semi-final place in the prestigious European Cup. Anderlecht started proceedings...
  34. 1 point
    The Match will be played at Links Park (Montrose FC) and Kick off at 6pm. The Development side lost their first game against Celtic last week 2 - 0 and the youngsters will be looking to bounce back with a win against Falkirk.
  35. 1 point
    Scott Allan will most likely be going back to his parent club as Celtic will want to oversea his recovery. Whether that means we will see him in a Dark Blue jersey again will remain to be seen. McCann stated in the news that “Because he’s a loan player we, quite rightly, have to be guided by Celtic and their medical staff. It’s early days and we’re just waiting.” Julen Etxabeguren's injury nightmare looks to be coming to a close. The Spanish defender injured his Achilles tendon last March against Partick Thistle and was stretchered off after 69 minutes. He went under the knife to correct the issue and has...
  36. 1 point
    We spoke to Hamilton Accies fans Twitter page WeAreHamilton to ask them about how their transfer activity has went this summer, how it felt winning the play-off final and what player we should look out for today. So, what made you support Hamilton? What drew you to the club? With both my mum and dads families being divided between the Old Firm it didn't look likely that I would turn out to be an accies fan, however for the first 11 years of my life, I was raised within a mere 3 minute walk to NDP (New Douglas Park). One of my best friends, God rest his soul, John Paterson...
  37. 1 point
    You see, Jackie McNamara has been linked with the Assistant Managers job at Dens. Realistically, it is just that. A nasty rumour. When asked about the source, numerous people have replied back, “My Arab mate.” This should be all you have to know on this matter. On a more serious note, there has been another name reported to be McCann’s No.2. With Gerry McCabe expected to move on this summer, Graham Gartland has been linked with filling his role at Dundee. Gartland is currently a Youth Coach with Shamrock Rovers and with McCann wanting to make changes to the youth development coaching set-up, this rumour seems to have more substance...
  38. 1 point
    Multiple stories had John Nelms running around Spain trying to find Jack Ross, which only conjured up images of him and the St Mirren Chairman both pursing Ross in a Wacky Race type scenario. Initially, The Courier were reporting that it was more or less a done deal and Ross was wanting to become Dundee manager then just as quick as the story had come out, Ross was releasing a statement proclaiming he was committed to the Paisley club. Then out of nowhere, McCann’s name started to pop up as a ‘set in stone’ favourite at the bookies. In an amazing U-Turn, McCann was back at Dens, this time as...
  39. 1 point
    The Dark Blues go into their last home match of the season against Inverness with no injury worries despite both Hateley and Gomes being substituted on Saturday. Both are expected to be fit for tonight. Neil said: “There are a couple of bumps and bruises from Saturday but everybody will be fine. “Gomis should be fine. Hateley has a dead leg but the good news it’s not a muscle injury, so it’s just a matter of it loosening it up. “I spoke to the physios and it’s maybe an extra day to turn him around and, hopefully, by tomorrow he’s good to go again.” Inverness will be missing Carl Tremarco,...
  40. 1 point
    The Highlanders will of course, be heading down South full of confidence following a run of five games without defeat which include three wins, one against Dundee. Dundee head into this game without any suspension or injury worries. The only notable absentees are long-term injuries James McPake and Julen Etxabeguren. Ross County will be missing Jay McEveley, Paul Quinn, Tony Dingwall and Chris Burke while midfielder Ian McShane could make his first appearance since December. County will be welcoming back Alex Schalk and Liam Boyce after they had served their suspensions. Current Head to Head League Record Played: 36 Won: 11 Drawn: 13 Lost: 12 GF: 42 GA: 41 Despite...
  41. 1 point
    McCann initially only took up the post at Dens on a short-term basis and said he would only speak about his future come the end of the season. When Neil walked into Dens Park to take over from the departing Paul Hartley, The Dee had two tough away games on the horizon which were made even more tougher due to the fact the team were sitting Eleventh and on a Seven game losing streak. Fast forward a few weeks and the new Interim manager now has the club sitting in Ninth place in the League table, eight points away from the automatic relegation place and four above the play-off spot....
  42. 1 point
    Confidence and faith in the team have been severely depleted within the support and more importantly, the players. Saturday’s victory over Motherwell helped to massively restore everything that was lacking around the club the past few months. This was our first win in seven matches. It was also our first goals from open play in seven matches. It was critical we ended these runs and we did so with a bit of style. I did have the fear going into this game mind you. Neil McCann had been saying all the right things in the press. The team looked like they were actually enjoying training and more importantly, I had...
  43. 1 point
    The Edinburgh City sporting director has been a big influence on McCann’s career, after signing him for Hearts and then taking him to Dunfermline as a first team coach. Administration was followed by relegation at East End Park but Jefferies believes that experience in Fife, as well as his football knowledge and “presence”, will help Paul Hartley’s successor at Dens Park hit the ground running. He said: “Neil might not have had any experience of management but that does not mean he will not be a success at Dundee. “I gave him a wee start on that side when he helped me out at Dunfermline, alongside John Potter, during tough...
  44. 1 point
    You don’t often see a manager coming back from performances and results like that on their own ground. The Dundee directors have obviously given him a bit longer and would have been hoping for the best. Saturday at home to Hamilton always had the look of a must-win game and so it proved. I’ve got a lot of time for Paul and you never want to see somebody lose their job but, given the league position Dundee now find themselves in, I think he had to go. The big worry is, though, is it too late? Five games for a new manager is no time at all to change things...
  45. 1 point
    Speaking to The Dark Blues website Rae said: “I wasn't surprised with Paul Hartley getting sacked as results were tough going for a while and in football, nothing surprises me. I was more surprised with the timing as there's not many games to go. “I do think he could have turned it around but the club decided and I have no issue with that either. It's football. “I had a good relationship with Paul. It was strange as we were peers for so long and opponents for years. “But we had a good manager to captain relationship while we worked together.” Though Rae wasn’t surprised that Hartley was sacked due...
  46. 1 point
    The broadcaster will bid for exclusive rights for coverage of Scotland’s league football from season 2020/21 by topping the previous record deal of £31 million with Setanta in 2008, potentially wrangling competitors Sky out of the market in the process. For Dundee and Dundee United, that means they need to make sure they are part of the party – for the Dark Blues, that means staying in the division for the next four years, and for the Tangerines, getting back to the big time before then. If the SPFL are to go it alone with BT, and Sky are to be edged out of proceedings, then clubs can expect a...
  47. 1 point
    Am I expecting too much from the team? Was it the drink? Or should I just lower my expectations a notch or two? When it comes to playing your Kilmarnock’s, Hamilton’s, Patricks etc, I’ve always had the mindset that we should be seeing out the game with a win. I’ve always felt that we had a better squad than them but when it comes down to the nitty gritty of it all, we are no better than what they have at their disposal. From 6th place downwards, all the teams are on par with each other, everyone has taken points off each other and this will no doubt continue until...
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