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  1. McCann gave debuts to new signings Jack Hamilton, Elton Ngwatala, Nathan Ralph, Jean Mendy and Kharl Madianga as his new look team grabbed the three points. Sofien Moussa grabbed a brace and set up Jean Mendy who scored on his competitive debut for the squad while Craig Wighton also got himself on the scoresheet while contributing with an assist for Moussa’s second. “I am delighted. First of all, you want to win the game and afterwards you want to put on a wee bit of a show and score some goals, so I am pleased that we did that,” said McCann. “Stirling made it really difficult at times and indeed it took a brilliant stop from Jack Hamilton at 1-0, and we got a wee bit of a jolt and away we went. “I am really pleased. Clean sheet, four goals and the front three scoring, so delighted.”
  2. Stirling Albion will be our first opponents for the 2018-19 season and we were lucky enough to catch up with the Binos chairman Stuart Brown who took time out of his holiday abroad to speak to us. When Dave MacKay took over the reins at Stirling, he turned the team into one struggling at the bottom of the league to a side that finished 3rd the next season. That must have exceeded your expectations, especially since this was his first managerial role? Whilst our target at the beginning of the season was a Play Off spot, in all honesty, everyone at the Club, including Dave, was hugely disappointed that we didn’t achieve promotion. We got off to a fantastic start but injuries to key players and a loss of form for two sustained periods during the season were ultimately our downfall. Last season you finished one point away from second place in the group stages of the League Cup behind Falkirk and Inverness. Are you a fan of the new format which enters its third year this season? A huge fan! The straight knock out format was stale and unattractive to fans. We’ve been seeded to finish bottom of our group both years and we’ve finished third on each occasion. Aside from the footballing achievement, the financial benefit from doing so is considerable for a club at our level. MacKay has signed seven new players this summer. Is there anyone that we should be wary of out of your new recruits? All seven, Dave hasn’t signed them to make up the numbers! Seriously though, aside from those with a proven pedigree, I’m delighted for young Kevin Fell who was scouted for us playing Saturday morning amateur league football in Glasgow. He’s young, inexperienced and has loads to learn but his raw talent is there to be seen. I also understand a certain young goalkeeper, Calum Ferrie, is a very bright prospect but you won’t need to worry about him breaking your hearts on Saturday! Peter MacDonald is still a popular fans favourite with the Dundee support but could he be the man to break our hearts with a few goals on Saturday? What’s your score prediction? Peaso has plenty still to offer, including being a great influence on our youngsters but I’ll settle for a 90th minute winner from the penalty spot from him on Saturday! Finally, what's your expectations for Stirling this season? Pre-season has gone well but we’ve just been hit with the news that last year’s captain, Willie Robertson has had to put his footballing career on ice due to work commitments which leaves us short in midfield. Once we sort that and add one or two good loan signings, I’m confident we’ll be in the mix come next May. That said, I’m sure a good number of our rivals will be thinking similarly. Preview and Stats First up for The Dee in this seasons Betfred League Cup is a trip to Forthbank Stadium to take on League Two side Stirling Albion. In the Binos dugout will be a familiar face in the form of ex Dee Dave Mackay. Another face that one or two fans will recognise will be Championship hero Peter MacDonald who will more than likely be leading the attack. Stirling finished 3rd in League Two last year but unfortunately failed at the first hurdle in the Play-offs, beaten by Peterhead 4-0 over both legs. MacKay has been busy in the transfer market with seven new players recruited, Jason Marr (Albion Rovers), Neil McLaughlin (Motherwell), Jordan Allan (Elgin City), Kevin Fell (UB United), Danny Jardine (St Johnstone), Mark Stewart (Dumbarton) and Calum Ferrie (Dundee, loan). Neil McCann has himself been busy wheeling and dealing this summer. We have seen the arrival of five new faces going by the names of Jack Hamilton (Hearts), Karl Madianga (No Club), Elton N'Gwatala (Kidderminster), Nathan Ralph (Woking FC) and Jean Alassane Mendy (KSC Lokeren). Stirling finished 3rd in their group last season, narrowly missing out on second place by a point while Dundee made it to the quarter finals, beaten 4-0 at home to eventual winners Celtic. Head To Head P60 W42 D15 L3 F138 A50 League Cup P4 W3 D0 L1 F14 A4 Home P2 W2 D0 L0 F11 A1 Away P2 W1 D0 L1 F3 A3 Top Goal scorer in the League Cup vs. Stirling Bobby Flavell: 6 Most Goals Scored In One Match Bobby Flavell: 4 goals, 6-1, April 8th 1953, League Cup Group 4 Highest and Lowest Attendance At Stirling Highest: 15,000, 2-2, September 10th 1949 Lowest: 600, 3-0, March 6th 1968 View full match preview
  3. UWTB1893

    Betfred League Cup Preview: Stirling Albion

    Stirling Albion will be our first opponents for the 2018-19 season and we were lucky enough to catch up with the Binos chairman Stuart Brown who took time out of his holiday abroad to speak to us. When Dave MacKay took over the reins at Stirling, he turned the team into one struggling at the bottom of the league to a side that finished 3rd the next season. That must have exceeded your expectations, especially since this was his first managerial role? Whilst our target at the beginning of the season was a Play Off spot, in all honesty, everyone at the Club, including Dave, was hugely disappointed that we didn’t achieve promotion. We got off to a fantastic start but injuries to key players and a loss of form for two sustained periods during the season were ultimately our downfall. Last season you finished one point away from second place in the group stages of the League Cup behind Falkirk and Inverness. Are you a fan of the new format which enters its third year this season? A huge fan! The straight knock out format was stale and unattractive to fans. We’ve been seeded to finish bottom of our group both years and we’ve finished third on each occasion. Aside from the footballing achievement, the financial benefit from doing so is considerable for a club at our level. MacKay has signed seven new players this summer. Is there anyone that we should be wary of out of your new recruits? All seven, Dave hasn’t signed them to make up the numbers! Seriously though, aside from those with a proven pedigree, I’m delighted for young Kevin Fell who was scouted for us playing Saturday morning amateur league football in Glasgow. He’s young, inexperienced and has loads to learn but his raw talent is there to be seen. I also understand a certain young goalkeeper, Calum Ferrie, is a very bright prospect but you won’t need to worry about him breaking your hearts on Saturday! Peter MacDonald is still a popular fans favourite with the Dundee support but could he be the man to break our hearts with a few goals on Saturday? What’s your score prediction? Peaso has plenty still to offer, including being a great influence on our youngsters but I’ll settle for a 90th minute winner from the penalty spot from him on Saturday! Finally, what's your expectations for Stirling this season? Pre-season has gone well but we’ve just been hit with the news that last year’s captain, Willie Robertson has had to put his footballing career on ice due to work commitments which leaves us short in midfield. Once we sort that and add one or two good loan signings, I’m confident we’ll be in the mix come next May. That said, I’m sure a good number of our rivals will be thinking similarly. Preview and Stats First up for The Dee in this seasons Betfred League Cup is a trip to Forthbank Stadium to take on League Two side Stirling Albion. In the Binos dugout will be a familiar face in the form of ex Dee Dave Mackay. Another face that one or two fans will recognise will be Championship hero Peter MacDonald who will more than likely be leading the attack. Stirling finished 3rd in League Two last year but unfortunately failed at the first hurdle in the Play-offs, beaten by Peterhead 4-0 over both legs. MacKay has been busy in the transfer market with seven new players recruited, Jason Marr (Albion Rovers), Neil McLaughlin (Motherwell), Jordan Allan (Elgin City), Kevin Fell (UB United), Danny Jardine (St Johnstone), Mark Stewart (Dumbarton) and Calum Ferrie (Dundee, loan). Neil McCann has himself been busy wheeling and dealing this summer. We have seen the arrival of five new faces going by the names of Jack Hamilton (Hearts), Karl Madianga (No Club), Elton N'Gwatala (Kidderminster), Nathan Ralph (Woking FC) and Jean Alassane Mendy (KSC Lokeren). Stirling finished 3rd in their group last season, narrowly missing out on second place by a point while Dundee made it to the quarter finals, beaten 4-0 at home to eventual winners Celtic. Head To Head P60 W42 D15 L3 F138 A50 League Cup P4 W3 D0 L1 F14 A4 Home P2 W2 D0 L0 F11 A1 Away P2 W1 D0 L1 F3 A3 Top Goal scorer in the League Cup vs. Stirling Bobby Flavell: 6 Most Goals Scored In One Match Bobby Flavell: 4 goals, 6-1, April 8th 1953, League Cup Group 4 Highest and Lowest Attendance At Stirling Highest: 15,000, 2-2, September 10th 1949 Lowest: 600, 3-0, March 6th 1968
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  5. TheDarkBlues

    Stirling Albion 1 - 2 Dundee

    The 25 point penalty imposed on Dundee last season might not have been enough to relegate them, but it ensured that they finished far enough down the First Division to have to join the cup in the 3rd round. Dundee were unchanged from last week. Loan signing Calum Elliot was on the bench instead of Jake Hyde who is having to rest after being concussed against Morton. The Scottish Cup rule requiring clubs to name two under 21 players cost Craig McKeown his susbstitute's place, with Kyle Benedictus replacing him. Dundee looked the better side in the opening stages, but they were hardly dominant. After some good attacks from the Dee it was the home side who took the lead thanks to poor defending at a free kick after 25 minutes. Alan Cook's delivery from the left was firm and accurate, and Darren SMITH'S header from eight yards was a neat finish, but there is no excuse for leaving an attacker to score unchallenged from a set piece. The Dee responded well to the disappointment and stepped up the pressure on the Binos. The equaliser took only five minutes to arrive, and what a peach it was! Ryan CONROY stepped up to a free kick 25 yards out. He curled a beautiful shot over the defensive wall and into keeper Reidford's top left corner for his third goal in the last three games. Dundee finished the half strongly, pressing for another goal. Ryan Conroy's volley from Riley's cross struck the inside of the post and rolled along the goal line, but the linesman's flag was up. Conroy then flighted a good cross under the crossbar. Reidford spilled the ball under pressure from Milne, but the Binos scrambled the ball clear. Albion started the second half brightly, but offered little penetration and Dundee were soon attacking in strength. Calum Elliot replaced Leighton McIntosh early in the half. On debut he lasted only 30 seconds before being injured. This time he was again straight into the heart of the action. Within two minutes he had been fouled twice and booked, for diving. Stephen O'Donnell sent a fierce shot roaring over the bar from 20 yards and Dundee's pressure paid off after an hour. Steven MILNE'S constant harrying of the home defenders paid off when he robbed Allison, made space and placed a low shot past Reidford and into the corner from the edge of penalty area. The Dee were flying now as they tried to kill off the game. Reidford saved brilliantly to turn Conroy's shot round the post, and Rae's header from the corner flashed over the bar. Elliot miscued a Riley cross and then forced a good save from Reidford after hustling Thom into conceding possession. In the last few minutes substitute Jamie McCluskey tested Reidford and O'Donnell shot wide after making space well 20 yards out. Dundee couldn't get the goal that would have allowed the travelling fans to relax, and had to endure some frantic pressure from the Binos in injury time. However, the home side struggled to break down the Dundee defence and offered little threat. They played some neat football in midfield, but their play became more panicky and desperate the closer they got to Rab Douglas, who never looked in trouble. After three minutes injury time the final whistle eventually sounded to roars of delight from the Dark Blue fans. Dundee were in charge of the game for most of the 90 minutes, but never completely subdued the spirited Binos, who kept going to the end. A third goal would have made the final stages so much easier for the fans' nerves, but Dundee just couldn't get the clinching goal in spite of constantly threatening the home goal. This could have been a very difficult cup tie, but Dundee handled it professionally, with the glaring exception of the goal conceded. After a slow start the game turned into a good entertaining, competitive, but clean, cup tie. The home side will be disappointed at going out of the cup so early, but there will be few complaints from the away supporters about this afternoon's game. Dundee FC 4-4-2 Douglas Irvine, McGregor, Weston, Lockwood Riley, Rae, O'Donnell, Conroy (McCluskey 83) McIntosh (Elliot 53), Milne (Chisholm 89) Unused subs; Gibson (gk), Benedictus Goals; Conroy 30, Milne 60 Booked; Elliot (dive) Stirling Albion FC 4-4-2 Reidford Fagan, Allison, Thom, Jacobs Smith, McSorley, McLeish (McDonald 86), Cook (Macpherson 80) Nicholas (Flood 66), Davidson Unused subs; Filler (gk), Crawley Booked; Fagan (dissent) Goal; Smith 25 Attendance; 1,473 Referee; George Salmond Report; James Christie Research; Kenny Ross
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