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    You were in U19 squad during the deefiant season. You would then make your debut on the 10th April 2011. How did that feel for you? My debut for Dundee was really a dream come true to be honest. Id been a lifelong fan and season ticket holder up until the point I signed full time so was really something special for me and I will never forget that day. What was the dressing room like when we went 23 games unbeaten? It was obviously a massive mountain to climb when we got our 25 points deduction but the boys were so determined and focused on overturning that deficit we...
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    Some times the word ‘Legend’ can be handed out too easily nowadays but in my opinion, Gavin has earned the right to be called a Dundee Legend with all that he has done for the club. It was with great delight that he agreed to this interview and I’m sure that all the followers TDB will enjoy it. You came through the youth ranks of Dens Park but you hail from Aberdeen. How did signing for Dundee come around? I trained with Aberdeen as a youngster but never got offered S forms. I ended up playing for them in the youth cup and getting to the quarter finals which was...
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    You Started your career at Deveronvale in 1970's, when did you first hear of Dundee's interest in you? I had been released by Peterborough United after gaining promotion from the 4th division in season 90-91 and spoke to Bobby Wilson who sold me in October 1980 to Colchester United. He had a word with Gordon Wallace the Dundee manager at the start of 91-92 season. I played a trial game against Wimbledon and was signed after that. What was it that made you chose to join the club? They gave me a chance and I was very grateful for the chance to continue my career. The season you joined the...
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    Dario, how did you and your brother Ivano’s move into management with Dundee come around? What was your knowledge of Dundee and also the Scottish game? We arrived in Dundee with great motivations, in that moment we did not know many things about Scottish football. You were manager of Italian club Sestrese while Ivano was your assistant. How did both of you adapt to reversing the roles? We decide of work into the club like what we usual for us in Italy, me as coach and him (Ivano) like a Director or Manager. Understandably, we saw an influx of foreign players join Dundee. The bulk of the team that your...
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    Juan Sara played 107 times for Dundee over 3 years and scored 35 goals for the club in the league, domestic cup competitions and Europe. He would then pull on a Dundee top for one more time for Julian Speroni’s testimonial much to the delight of the fans. Sara was happy enough to do an interview for the Up Wi' The Bonnets Facebook page so the fans could hear from the player that gave ‘United three’. What made you move to Dundee in 2000? I was playing in Paraguay at the time and Ivano and Dario Bonetti knew Fabian Caballero and wanted to bring him to Dundee. I and Fabian...
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    Ally had two spells with the club, both combined spanned fourteen and a half years service, a rarity in this day and age. His first spell with the club started in 1961 to 1972 and his second from 1976 to 1980. Ally was deservedly inducted into the Dundee Hall Of Fame in 2016. You moved from Tynecastle Athletic to Dundee in the summer of 1961. How did your move come around? I played for Tynecastle Athletic under age juveniles, under 17, in Edinburgh and trained in Tynecastle school next to Hearts ground. The underage juvenile league was a magnet for talent scouts, as all the best young players played in...
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    In total, Peaso turned out 48 times for the club, scoring 21 times. You signed from Dundee when John Brown was the manager but he also coached you at Rangers. Did it take much persuading from him for you to join him at Dens Park? No, it was a no brainier to join as Dundee are a massive club and I thought we would go onto win the league as I knew a few of the players bomber was keen to get. You were linked with Dundee a good few times down the years before joining. Was there ever anything behind these stories or was it just paper talk? It...
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    You Had a few trials in England before joining Dundee. What swayed you into turning your back on the glitz and glamour of the English league to try your luck in Scotland? ZK | It is true that I had a couple of trials in England, specifically in West Ham and Arsenal but with the recommendation of George Nemsadze, Dundee offered me a contract and I accepted it. It was seen as a massive coup for the club to sign a much sought after youngster who had many top clubs chasing him. What was your first reaction of the city and fans? Surely, for a 17-18-year-old youngster it was a...
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    A Dens Park favourite with the fans, Jim McAlister hit the headlines a few times while at the club from delivering an RKO out of no where to having Nadir Cifti's teeth in his leg. It would be his performances in the middle of the park though which would gain him the affections of the fans with his never say die attitude and work rate. McAlister made 124 appearances, scoring thirteen goals for the Dark Blues in all competitions. He also captured a Championship winners medal while with the club as the team won promotion to the Premiership thanks to a 2-1 win over Dumbarton on the last day of...
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    You made your debut in our 97/98 1st Division League winning season against St Mirren. What was it like coming through the ranks and making your debut? It was an amazing experience having signed for the club as a 13 year old and progressing to the first team. My debut came out the blue a bit, and looking back I don’t feel I was ready, but it gave me a taste of it and I knew if I worked hard I’d get other chances in the future. You were handed a 2 and a half year deal a few days after making your debut. What was it like signing your...
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    You were at Dens for 3 seasons, played 98 games and scored 35 goals. Can you tell us of some of your greatest moments for the club? I have to say playing in the derby games. There was always such a great atmosphere. We had a really good record over the 3 years I was there, losing only once. Getting to the cup final was also such an amazing experience. I wish I could go back and take it all in again. I don’t think I really appreciated it enough at the time. I was young and maybe thought these finals were always around the corner but sadly they aren’t....
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