Jump to content
The Dark Blues
  • O'Hara Hoping to Build On Fridays Win

    Following Friday’s victory over Rangers were the midfielder continued his trend of scoring against the Glasgow club at Dens Park, Mark O’Hara is hoping that the much-needed win can see the club propel up the league.

    O’Hara struck twice in the second half, either side of Josh Windass’ goal, to give Dundee their first win in seven games and lift them off the bottom of the table.

    The midfielder has now scored in all three ties with the Gers at Dens since his arrival last summer and his double made it four in total.

    “I don’t know what it is about Rangers, but long may it continue,” said O’Hara.

    “That can be the result that turns the tide – it’s a massive win for us.”

    “There’s something special about a win on a Friday night, under the lights, live on the telly. The place is buzzing just now and hopefully we can continue it next Saturday against Ross County.

    “Psychologically, getting off the bottom is massive. Nobody likes to be down there. We’ve got a brilliant squad in there and we shouldn’t be where we are, so it’s now time for us to be looking up rather than down.”

    Friday also seen Scott Allan show Dundee fans what they have been missing from the injured playmaker with a pinpoint pass to set up the winner.

    “You could see Scott’s quality in his assist on Friday. It’s brilliant to have him back,” proclaimed O’Hara.

    “He’s had a hard time of it with injuries over the last couple of months but he’s going to be an asset to the team in the coming weeks.

    “It’s great to know when you make runs that somebody is going to pick it out. He has done that over the years, he’s somebody who is going to play the killer pass, and that’s something we’ve been lacking.

    “We’ve been playing good football but there hasn’t been penetration.

    “That’s Scott’s game – he’s going to find the killer ball.”

    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.



    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
    Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

    Guest
    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Similar Content

    • By UWTB1893
      Relegation was confirmed  after last weeks defeat at home to Hamilton which meant that todays match was the first of two meaningless ties before the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

      Kenny Miller netted the only goal of the game after being set up by fellow striker Andrew Nelson.

      His goal put Miller into the clubs history books as our oldest ever goalscorer at 39 years and 121 days, replacing Gordon Smith who had previously held the record after he scored for the Dark Blues in a 2-0 win away to Falkirk  in the penultimate match of 1962/63. Smith was 38 at the time but was just of a few days away from his 39th birthday.

      After the match, McIntyre praised Millers goal that stopped his record breaking run of league defeats as Dundee manager which matched our worst ever run set back in 1898/99:
       
    • By UWTB1893
      Both teams went back and forth in a pulsating game which seen Dundee take the lead twice, only to fail to keep their lead for only a few minutes before Motherwell would draw level. 
       
      It would be the same story in the second half but it would be the Steelmen who would go ahead, only for the Dee to do the exact same as their hosts in the first half and level the scores right after. 
       
      The home side were reduced to ten-men with over half an hour still to play but Dundee could not take advantage of this scenario and would instead suffer heartbreak when Motherwell fired home the winner in the 94th minute to make it nine defeats In a row. 
       
      To make matters worse, around the same time, Hamilton and St Mirren both won a point in their matches with late equalisers to unofficially seal Dundee's return to the second tier. 
       
      Jim McIntyre, who is statistically Dundee's worst ever manager, called his teams defending as “criminal” and moaned that it was “ridiculous that we should have to score four goals to get a point” in another dour post-match interview 
       
       
    • By TheDarkBlues
      There is no match report yet. Please come back later.
    • By UWTB1893
      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 of our nearest rivals and seemingly destined for 3rd tier football for the first time in our 109 years history could turn into one of the most magical experiences of my life?
      Never in all my time as a Dundee FC fan have I experienced as many emotional states as I have this season. There was the subdued start of a new campaign, the game at Cowdenbeath which left me shocked to my very core then, just when it felt like things couldn’t get worse, our plunge into administration for a second time. This left me fearing that the plug was about to be pulled on the club I love’s life support machine but from that moment of despair my predominant feelings have been a mixture of pride, excitement, determination to keep my club here and most importantly....... BELIEF!
      I really haven’t seen any other fans rally around their club in which the way we did. Granted we have the ‘Been there and done that’ t-shirt but to me, this time it was different and I actually feared that Dundee FC would become no more. But then we faced Partick at home, just after receiving the shock news of the 25 point penalty, and this is a match that will be forever etched in my mind. Not for the result, not for the goal from Jamie Adams in the dying minutes, and not even for the effort and fight the players showed on the park and would be the defining characteristic of the season. No, the thing that will stay with me forever was the atmosphere that day. Like every other team in any other country, Dundee have their share of boo boys but, for this game, they didn’t turn up. Instead they were replaced with a larger-than-average crowd of people shouting nothing but encouragement and roaring their support. I even managed to persuade a friend of mine, who is an Arab for his sins, to come along and take in the match in which he did with quiet enthusiasm, especially when the winning goal went in. From that day on _______ __________ (name deleted due to a pending superinjunction as the Arab in question seeks to preserve his credibility around Tannadice) has been constantly reminded that he Derry Rhumba’d with such passion that I think he secretly bleeds blue blood!
      Speaking of that Derry Rhumba, the way the spiritual home of the Dundee support exploded when the winner went in off Jamie’s knee/shin/bum/who cares was nothing short of amazing. I saw people climbing on people who were climbing on people and it’s fair to say a few must’ve suffered  injuries to their phones, glasses or person as they were caught in this sea of celebration. In all my years supporting Dundee, I think this was the only time when I have deliberately broken off from the celebrations just so I could stand back and look in awe at the South Enclosure. Hell I even gave my dad a tap on the shoulder so he could share my amazement in the wild scenes all around us.
      From then on I had faith that we could beat the challenges left for us by the people who had got us in this mess and those who had handed us the football equivalent of capital punishment. I believed we could, and clearly so did the players who took us on a quite incredible journey.
      Gary Harkins’ free kick and Neil McCann’s winner against Raith. Standing in the rain to see us equal the club’s unbeaten record. Seeing a lifelong Dundee fan make his debut and playing his part as the league leaders were put to the sword. Watching the loony tunes pitch invasion at Falkirk Stadium...this season had more than a touch of the fairytale about it. The team have been an absolute joy to watch and the players deserve to take their place among the greats of Dundee’s history. The run they went on to ensure that we are still here, especially the fact they had seen their mates lose their jobs and have their own futures thrown into doubt, is something that has me bursting with pride. Never before have I seen a bond between players and fans like I have here and I am proud to say that I have been a part of it.
      I have never been prouder to be a Dark Blue and, for everything we have achieved over the past season I salute Barry Smith, his players, the staff at Dens, and my fellow Dark blues.
      Now we look to the future and hope that the dark days are behind us. People say you learn from your mistakes and it’s safe to say that we have more than our fair share to learn from but I believe that this time it will be different for Dundee FC. We have a proud tradition to uphold in this city and I now look forward and dream that we can bring the glory days back to Dens Park with honest hard work.
      And I will always get a shiver down my spine when I remember how it felt to look onto the Derry when the ball hit the net at that Partick game.
    • By TheDarkBlues
      Rangers easily overturn the Dark Blues and come out 4 - 0 winners.
      Ex Dee Kamara opened the scoring in the first 4th minute and Tavernier made it two goals in the 8th minute. Morelos made it 3 in the 23 minute and Defoe made it 4 after coming off from the bench in the 89th minute.
      Full-time: Rangers 4 - 0 Dundee
       
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.