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  1. The ref against Celtic was Bobby Madden . How did you rate his performance in this game?
  2. How did you rate Jim McIntyre's team selection, substitutions and performance today?
  3. Your three word match report for the game against Celtic today?
  4. 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 last time that Dundee managed to beat Celtic on our home turf of Dens Park. Celtic were the reigning Scottish Champions and Scottish Cup winners and that season they had only been defeated a total of five times. However, at the beginning of the new campaign, they had lost the same number of matches since August. Dundee’s start had also been indifferent. Our only wins so far were in the Skol Cup against QOTS and Falkirk before Rangers put us out of the competition and in the league, we had drawn our first three matches but were on a two-match losing streak going into this tie. It’s hard to believe now that when Tommy Coyne hit the winner on the 28th minute to give the Dee their first victory that would also see the Dee move off second bottom and leapfrog the Glasgow club, that it would be our last success against them in the City of Dundee. Tommy Coyne was Dundee’s top marksman the previous year with 37 goals with 33 of them coming in the league. He was the top scorer in Scotland and third in Europe but he had yet to find the net in seven appearances in 1988-89. When interviewed during the week on the 22nd before this tie, Coyne said to the press regarding his goal drought, “If only I could get one goal. I wouldn’t mind even if it went off my back!” It wouldn’t quite be that way but it was close as Coyne would net his first of nine goals that season before a £500,000 move to the opposition he would score the winner against. Keith Wright dummied a pass from Wes Saunders, taking Lex Baillie right out the game and ran down the left wing before putting in a low cross which Coyne managed to connect with his thigh to guide it into the back of the net, passed Alan Rough in goal who was making his debut. Since then, our record against Celtic at Dens has been P27 W0 D7 L20 F12 A51. Can we banish the 30-year-old record on Sunday? Celtic are on a nine-match unbeaten run whilst Dundee have only won once in fifteen attempts at home in the league this season. It looks grim when I point out that but as usual, I’ll go into this match with a dose of optimism.
  5. The reserves are in action tomorrow when the face Celtic at Station Park. Match Kicks off at 2pm
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  7. The club have just announced a ticket deal for our next two games at home against Hearts on the 9th and Celtic on the 17th of this month. Dark Blue fans can get a deal on both 'Category A' games for just £44, that is a saving of £12 on both adult tickets. Prices for the package are as follows: Adult: £44, Concessions: £33 (Over 65 or Students with valid student photo ID), Under 18's: £22, Under12's: £11 There are a limited number of tickets for the AWAY end for the match against Celtic. These tickets are available only for locally based Celtic fans. Fans should be aware that proof of identity and address will be required to purchase these tickets AWAY tickets are priced at £30 each and are limited to 2 per person and are only available in person at the ticket office at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park. Home tickets can be bought at the ticket office, in person or by phone, or via the official website where you will be able not only to choose your seat but check on the view from seats in a particular area.
  8. TheDarkBlues

    1973-74 Sunday Travels

    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 to save on floodlighting and Dundee lifted the League Cup that season by defeating Celtic 1-0 at Hampden in a game that kicked off at 1pm and had such appalling weather that only around 30,000 were in attendance. Dundee also played a number of Sunday games then and became known as the 'Sunday Specials' as they won virtually every game they played including a fantastic Scottish Cup run and a couple of League wins - one which was a 2-1 victory at Parkhead. Having already won the League Cup that season, Dundee eagerly awaited the draw for the Scottish Cup and were paired with old north-east rivals Aberdeen at Pittodrie, a game immediately moved to the Sunday, 27 January 1974. The next round draw had been made after the Saturday ties and the winners had been drawn to meet rangers at Ibrox in the next round! So every incentive was there and the scene was set. A huge travelling support headed up to the Granite City that day hoping to douse the Northern Lights and set off on the trail for double cup glory. Around 24,000 were in Pittodrie that afternoon as the teams lined up: Aberdeen: Clark, Williamson and Hermiston; Smith, Young and Miller; Graham, Robb, Jarvie, Henry and Purdie. Dundee: Allan, R.Wilson and Johnston; Ford, Phillip and Gemmell; J. Wilson, Robinson, Duncan, Scott and Lambie. My memories are of sitting on a freezing cold day in the main stand witnessing a marvellous away performance surrounded by huge numbers of Dundee fans thoroughly enjoying the discomfort of the dispirited Dons fans. Davie Johnston, left back for the Dees that day has special memories as he scored one of his rare goals for the Dark Blues- a 25 yarder at that! 'Aberdeen had a hoodoo over Dundee and maybe still do, as they always seemed to dispose of us with relative ease for some unknown reason, but this day we were outstanding. We had the League Cup on the sideboard at Dens and were now a confident, good footballing side and as an Aberdeen lad I was always fired up for these derbies in particular!' 'I remember little detail of the match but my goal does stick in my mind (what a surprise Davie!). Bobby Ford had a shot blocked and I hit the rebound from around 25 yards and as Bobby Clark went one way, it struck Jim Henry and deflected into the other corner. I believe a paper put it down as an o.g. but take it from me - it was mine! The Dundee support were ecstatic and out sang the home fans so that it was almost like a home game for Dundee. 'Late in the second half, just after missing a sitter, Bobby 'Trigger' Robinson blasted one in the roof of the net to clinch it for us and our trip to Ibrox was confirmed'. This finally extinguished any flicker of hope in the Northern Lights and by this time the Dens fans were ready to sing “we're gonna win the cup” and as a fanatical 16-year old I was a leading light in the standites chorus much to my father’s embarrassment - he is a bit more reserved, but I'm sure he believed it as well! Dave, or Biffo, as he became to Dens diehards, due to his self-confessed robust approach to the game, has fond memories of his ten years at Dens especially that season, 'we then thrashed Rangers at Ibrox, again on a Sunday, 3-0 in front of 65,000 and hammered Hibs 3-0 after a 3-3 draw at Easter Road, only to play well below par in the semi against Celtic and lost 0-1' Dave remembers that Dundee had to do it the hard way, 'all our ties were away from home and some people were saying we had deserved the cup after winning the first three rounds. It was especially disappointing to lose the semi as it would have been United in the final and I don't think a cup could have been won by a tougher route, Aberdeen, Rangers, Hibs, Celtic and Dundee United -all away in effect! 'Still it was not to be and I still have my memories of great Dundee player such as Jocky, a complete footballer, Iain Philip and Jim Steele - all tremendous players to have in your side.' Dave recalls some of his most memorable opponents and rated two Celtic wingers as the ones who gave him the most bother, Jimmy Johnstone and after him, the late Johnny Doyle. 'Johnstone had his shimmy and Doyle had the pace, and both were tremendous players who always gave me a hard time.' After leaving Dens, Dave became player/coach at Montrose for a short time and then went into the financial side of the oil industry. He then returned to football as Commercial Manager at Dens and did a great job before being lured back to the world of industry. He has returned to football again and is here today as Commercial Manager of Aberdeen, his home town club - welcome back Biffo, although we hope to be putting out the Northern Lights again today!
  9. 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 to save on floodlighting and Dundee lifted the League Cup that season by defeating Celtic 1-0 at Hampden in a game that kicked off at 1pm and had such appalling weather that only around 30,000 were in attendance. Dundee also played a number of Sunday games then and became known as the 'Sunday Specials' as they won virtually every game they played including a fantastic Scottish Cup run and a couple of League wins - one which was a 2-1 victory at Parkhead. Having already won the League Cup that season, Dundee eagerly awaited the draw for the Scottish Cup and were paired with old north-east rivals Aberdeen at Pittodrie, a game immediately moved to the Sunday, 27 January 1974. The next round draw had been made after the Saturday ties and the winners had been drawn to meet rangers at Ibrox in the next round! So every incentive was there and the scene was set. A huge travelling support headed up to the Granite City that day hoping to douse the Northern Lights and set off on the trail for double cup glory. Around 24,000 were in Pittodrie that afternoon as the teams lined up: Aberdeen: Clark, Williamson and Hermiston; Smith, Young and Miller; Graham, Robb, Jarvie, Henry and Purdie. Dundee: Allan, R.Wilson and Johnston; Ford, Phillip and Gemmell; J. Wilson, Robinson, Duncan, Scott and Lambie. My memories are of sitting on a freezing cold day in the main stand witnessing a marvellous away performance surrounded by huge numbers of Dundee fans thoroughly enjoying the discomfort of the dispirited Dons fans. Davie Johnston, left back for the Dees that day has special memories as he scored one of his rare goals for the Dark Blues- a 25 yarder at that! 'Aberdeen had a hoodoo over Dundee and maybe still do, as they always seemed to dispose of us with relative ease for some unknown reason, but this day we were outstanding. We had the League Cup on the sideboard at Dens and were now a confident, good footballing side and as an Aberdeen lad I was always fired up for these derbies in particular!' 'I remember little detail of the match but my goal does stick in my mind (what a surprise Davie!). Bobby Ford had a shot blocked and I hit the rebound from around 25 yards and as Bobby Clark went one way, it struck Jim Henry and deflected into the other corner. I believe a paper put it down as an o.g. but take it from me - it was mine! The Dundee support were ecstatic and out sang the home fans so that it was almost like a home game for Dundee. 'Late in the second half, just after missing a sitter, Bobby 'Trigger' Robinson blasted one in the roof of the net to clinch it for us and our trip to Ibrox was confirmed'. This finally extinguished any flicker of hope in the Northern Lights and by this time the Dens fans were ready to sing “we're gonna win the cup” and as a fanatical 16-year old I was a leading light in the standites chorus much to my father’s embarrassment - he is a bit more reserved, but I'm sure he believed it as well! Dave, or Biffo, as he became to Dens diehards, due to his self-confessed robust approach to the game, has fond memories of his ten years at Dens especially that season, 'we then thrashed Rangers at Ibrox, again on a Sunday, 3-0 in front of 65,000 and hammered Hibs 3-0 after a 3-3 draw at Easter Road, only to play well below par in the semi against Celtic and lost 0-1' Dave remembers that Dundee had to do it the hard way, 'all our ties were away from home and some people were saying we had deserved the cup after winning the first three rounds. It was especially disappointing to lose the semi as it would have been United in the final and I don't think a cup could have been won by a tougher route, Aberdeen, Rangers, Hibs, Celtic and Dundee United -all away in effect! 'Still it was not to be and I still have my memories of great Dundee player such as Jocky, a complete footballer, Iain Philip and Jim Steele - all tremendous players to have in your side.' Dave recalls some of his most memorable opponents and rated two Celtic wingers as the ones who gave him the most bother, Jimmy Johnstone and after him, the late Johnny Doyle. 'Johnstone had his shimmy and Doyle had the pace, and both were tremendous players who always gave me a hard time.' After leaving Dens, Dave became player/coach at Montrose for a short time and then went into the financial side of the oil industry. He then returned to football as Commercial Manager at Dens and did a great job before being lured back to the world of industry. He has returned to football again and is here today as Commercial Manager of Aberdeen, his home town club - welcome back Biffo, although we hope to be putting out the Northern Lights again today! View full blog
  10. TheDarkBlues

    Celtic 3 - 0 Dundee

  11. andrak

    Enough Is Enough

    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 and players in Scotland as a key reason why Celtic struggle against the best teams, and the implicit suggestion that if only their domestic opponents were more skilful, Celtic’s Champions League training friendlies schedule, aka the SPFL Premiership, might prepare them better for these big games. Pat Bonner said it outright. The weakness of the SPFL is the problem. Several others made the point that Celtic defenders never get the chance to play against top strikers in their own league and are, therefore, somehow unable to cope with it when they do. Others claim that Celtic are so used to being in possession of the ball and winning games easily at home, that when they face a top-quality opponent, they are suddenly caught like a rabbit in headlights without the faintest clue what to do. I don’t know enough about the tactics of modern football or the language used to describe systems of play to critique that in footballing terms, but I do have a reasonable grasp of what constitutes bullshit. And so much of what our journalists, TV commentators, and pundits say, on occasions like this, is definitely it. I blame Celtic for their own failings and the executive branch of Scottish football for facilitating that failure. Here’s how. In my opinion, professional football in Scotland has been organised around a single goal. To generate Scottish success in the Champions League. A good way to achieve that is to ensure that Scottish teams get plenty exposure to that league. The best way to ensure that is to make sure that the same team, or teams, gain regular entry into it. The way to make that happen is to organise the league such that it is unthinkable that any other team could win it. How might you do that without making it obvious what your intentions are? Well, first, you lay the financial ground. Allow teams to keep their home gate receipts. That way, clubs are kept in their place, the big two stay big, the middle six to eight, not so big, and the rest, remain almost irrelevant. To further entrench the financial status quo, you need to ensure that income from domestic sources (particularly TV money) is kept low enough to stop any other club paying for a team above their station, but not so low that mid-sized clubs go out of business. Next, you would have to ensure that the rules stay in place long enough for the plan to work. Give the two big clubs the right of veto over rule changes. The masterminds of the plan have to be kept in office for as long as possible and committee members must be carefully selected. A generous portion of executives from the big two, and a fair sprinkling of others too afraid of their own clubs going to the wall to bother about grand generation-long master-plans, should guarantee no one rocks the boat too much. Allow a rogue committee member to challenge things every now and again to make it look good for the punters, safe in the knowledge that no permanent damage can be done to the plan. But what if something unexpected happened to one of the big clubs? That could be tricky, right? The whole plan could be put in jeopardy. On the other hand, what is there to worry about when you have ensured that the decision makers are either on message or too concerned about their own teams’ survival to get in the way of a stitch up. Sure, we lost a few years, but it’ll soon get back on track. Journalists would get wind of this surely, or even be able to work it out for themselves, right? Well, in a profession that seems to have lost most of its towering intellects to be replaced by either agenda driven zealots or barely literate fan bloggers (like me, I suppose), we might be asking a little too much of them. In any case, the overwhelming coverage of the big two in the national media and the simple fact that promoting Celtic and Rangers sells advertising space means that they are, more or less, complicit, even if they don’t always realise it. At this point I’m beginning to sound like a mad conspiracy theorist, but as Spock would say “When all logical explanations have been discarded, the illogical explanation must be true.” Pat Bonner and those other pundits and commentators are right of course. Celtics failure against the big teams is the fault of the rest of Scottish football. Our players and teams aren’t good enough. But fault is a convoluted thing. It is not our fault because we are not good enough. It is our fault because we are not brave enough. Not brave enough to stand up to the powers running our game and put a stop to this madness. I have absolutely no evidence that there is such a master-plan, or that anyone at the SFA or SPFL has even considered any of these points or the consequences that might flow from them. I even have serious doubts that any of the current leadership have the intellectual capacity to dream up such a Machiavellian plot, let alone execute it. But one thing I do know is that Scottish football is not in a healthy place. Not even the handing over of Celtic’s next Champions League win bonus to Ross County, for giving them such a good run out the week before, would fix it. How glorious would it be for the other Scottish teams to be credited for Celtic’s CL victories (especially the big ones)? I imagine the words would get stuck in plenty of throats. Celtic win CL games despite Scottish Football and lose them because of it. That, in a nutshell, is where we are right now. All that is likely to change any time soon is that Rangers will join them again. Something has to change, if only because my TV won’t survive another shoe being thrown at it and my dog’s wee heart will surely give up if I’m incited to scream excitedly at some Celtic minded blowhard telling the world that my team is partly to blame for Celtic’s defence not being good enough to stop Neymar or Lewandowski, or some other top player. Next up, my thoughts on how to fix Scottish football in the shape of a ten-point plan. Ten Point Plan for Scottish Football Share gates 50/50. This is an essential first step in reversing the years of financial genocide that has been committed on all but two of our professional clubs in the last 30 odd years. Bring in a proportional voting system (based on a combination of league placing, number of professional players signed, average home attendance as a percentage of the population within 10 miles from the home stadium, and percentage of fan ownership) to stop the two richest and the next three or four richest clubs rigging things in their financial favour. Introduce financial fair play rules much stronger than UEFAs. Let’s punish clubs proportionately for being financially reckless so we don't have to completely crush them when it goes too wrong in the end. A crime of attempted administration or reckless endangerment towards a football club would do here. Encourage clubs to move to the German model of club ownership and operation, or at least limit ‘single investor’ ownership to 49%. Encourage local councils to get involved in club or facilities ownership (stadium, training facilities, parking, etc). I would ideally love to see wholly or partly council-owned sporting areas in towns and cities that contain facilities for all sports from beginner up to professional level. The proposed Caird Park development and the New Campy plans that will see football and ice hockey side by side are examples. Invest massively in several SFA run regional youth academies. Raise the age that children can be signed by club academies to 14 and make school marks a significant performance measure. Force clubs to guarantee academy players a minimum number of first or second team games before they are released. To give other clubs a chance to see them perform before they are dumped. Do you imagine that Celtic have such a large academy (http://www.celticfc.net/team/academy) only to produce one or two future Celtic players, could it be to stop other teams getting to them? Introduce international standard treatment and rehabilitation centres funded by the SPFL or SFA. Just like the NHS, in principle at least. Treatment costs or the insurance premiums must be crippling for most clubs and will stop them signing injury prone players or risking highly skilled players in games against 'industrial' type opponents. Consider withdrawing from European club competitions for a few years. The damage that regular failure against apparent European minnows inflicts on our young players season after season must be deep and painful. Consider introducing some kind of handicapping system based on income in cup and league competitions. The greater the income the lower the handicap that is reduced from your points or goals total, like golf, although not quite as brutal. Enough to give smaller clubs from the lower divisions a non-financial reason to want to get into the top league, but, sadly, not enough on its own to stop the ugly sisters from winning it anyway. OK, the last two are a bit far-fetched. But, if we are to move football into a new dawn, we need to have radical ideas and proposals that challenge the complacent and narrow-minded approach of our current football leadership. If our primary measure of success for Scottish Football is little more than how far Celtic get in the Champions League, then we are in big trouble. Celtic don’t share their wealth with other clubs except in their away support for matches. We all subsidise Celtic (and no doubt soon to be again, Rangers) to one degree or another: by the low fees they pay for our best players, by the priority they get over TV revenues, by the hoovering up of the best young talent in the country, by the way the football authorities allow them to act with near impunity when other clubs would be and are punished severely, by their near total domination of column inches in the sports pages of our national newspapers (and sometimes our local ones too). by the lack of respect for Scottish football resulting from the bigotry displayed by fans of both clubs. I could go on……… Let’s hope we can find leaders who are prepared to tackle the underlying issues. So far, all I have seen or heard, is a few calls for changing the menu in the restaurant and adding a few more deck games as our Scottish Football Titanic steams, still, towards colder waters where there be icebergs.
  12. UWTB1893

    Celtic 1 - 0 Dundee

    Olivier Ntcham's second-half strike was enough to give Celtic a 1-0 over Dundee at Celtic Park.
  13. Neill McCann is looking to strengthening his squad in time for tomorrows game against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park and is looking to Celtic Youngster Calvin Miller to provide cover for Nathan Ralph. The 20 year old left-back signed a new two year contract with the Hoops earlier this week and looks to be joining The Dark Blues on a season long loan. Miller signed for Celtic at the age of 12, he was in the squad which won the Scottish Youth Cup in 2015 and scored in the composition's 2017 final. The Celtic youngster made his league debut against Partick Thistle on 20th December 2016, but did not feature again for the Hoops until August 2017 when Celtic played Kilmarnock in a 5 - 0 win. Miller who was considered more of a winger/forward, was played as a left-back during this game by Brendon Rodgers, who now hopes the youngster will 'flourish' in this new role of left-back. He went on two play another two times in this position against St Johnstone and Kilmarnock. With the return of Emilio Izaguirre on a one year deal, Celtic Manager is looking for the youngster to go out on loan and get more game time. Miller has played for the Scottish under 15's, 16's and 17s, playing a total of 25 games and scoring on three occasions. Last year the Dark Blues loaned Scott Allan from Celtic on a seasons loan. However, Scott Allan's time at Dens was spent either injured or mostly on the bench, and in January window he made the switch to Hibernian, with Simon Murray coming the other way.
  14. The scene was set. Blizzard conditions had laid siege to Scotland in the days leading up to this final and with the national energy crisis that stemmed from the miners strike, it was agreed that the kick-off time would be brought forward to 1.30pm in case the match went to extra-time and would need the extra daylight. In all, it took the teams coach three hours to reach Glasgow and there was even reports of Dundee supports busses being sent back by the Police who told them the game had been called off. Thankfully for the Dee, this would not be the case. The 70's would often see Dundee drawn against Celtic in the cup competitions, with the Glasgow club coming out on top in near enough all of them. In the League Cup we seen Celtic eliminate Dundee in the Quarter Finals in 1970, 72 and 78. While in the Scottish Cup, we would fall to them in the Semi-Final in 1970, 73, 74, 75 and 77. An exit to them would also occur in the fourth round in 1972. 1973 would however have a different ending, much to the delight of the Dark Blues. Despite neither club wanting the match to go ahead, Bobby Davidson would give the tie the green light to kick off in what would be his fifth League Cup Final to officiate in. His last came in 1967 when Celtic beat Dundee 5-3 which was looked upon as one of the best games of that season. So the game kicked off in front of a crowd of 29,974, the lowest ever for a final in this competition, with the conditions worsening. The pitch had took a battering and this effected the way Celtic played and by half time, Dundee were the ones who had created the better and more chances. It was in the second half that we would see one of the clubs make the breakthrough and that club would be Dundee! There was only fourteen minutes left to play when Bobby Wilson took a free-kick from the halfway line which landing at Gordon Wallace who had his back to the Celtic goal. With Celtic shirts surrounding him, the striker took the ball on his chest, before turning and placing the ball behind Ally Hunter. The Dark Blues would hold out and when the final whistle went, players and supporters would forget all about the appalling conditions surrounding them and start celebrating the club lifting it's first piece of silverware since Dundee won the league in 1961-62. It was the fifth major honour the club had won and also the third time they have came away celebrating success in this tournament. Gordon Wallace was asked about his goal and his reply was: "Ach, I just turned and hit it!" The players would celebrate the night away in the old Angus Hotel but a few of them would sneak away from the reception to secretly visit former coach Jim McLean who they feel, helped improve the team. McLean had of course took over the hot seat at rivals Dundee United in 1971. Unsurprisingly, Dundee manager Davie White wasn't impressed at all with this and fined each player. None the less, it was a great achievement for the club but it would also be the clubs last so far. Trips to Hampden have been few and far between and with no major silverware lining the cabinets of Dens Park since, fans like myself often look back at this victory with immense pride but with even more frustration that the club has been starved of any success since. Still, that Dundee team of Allan, Wilson, Gemmell, Ford, Stewart, Phillip, Duncan, Robinson, Wallace, J. Scott, Lambie will be fondly remembered.
  15. After grabbing a point against Hearts on Easter Sunday, the Dee travelled to Glasgow with a spring in their step and managed to capitalise on it by producing a solid display that resulted in an unlikely, yet thoroughly deserved, clean sheet and point at a venue we haven't been victorious at since 2001. Manager Neil McCann was ecstatic with his players 'exceptional' performance and was quick to praise everyone of them. “To a man we were exceptional and the willingness to work for each other was great, we had a huge trust in the game plan and followed up on a terrific performance against Hearts, even though we had to alter how we approached the game, but I thought we were well worth a point tonight. “Mark O’Hara has a great performance out wide, and it’s a great chance at the end where you hope one of your strikers might get a toe on it, but I can’t be too unhappy with a point. “There’s not many teams that will come here and get that. Brendan made all 3 subs and went for it but we stayed organised. “It’s a great point. If you look at how structured and solid the team was, we should be coming here confident and believing in the work we put in, they never really cut us open and Elliot pulled some great saves off. “I’m delighted that Steven is still here, and it’s a big accolade that he wants to stay here after the offer. He said he wasn’t interested and I daresay that’s had a positive effect in the dressing room. “I’m so happy for the team and the fans tonight!”
  16. When Glen Kamara walked through the doors of Dens Park last summer, he was a virtual unknown with the Dark Blue faithful and Scotland in general. However, he very quickly won over the supporters and has become a fans favourite due of his silky football skills on the park. The former Arsenal player went on to win 'The Players Player award' and the 'Andrew De Vries Player of the Year' last Sunday, at the annual DSA Player of the year awards last Sunday. His skills have not gone unnoticed by other clubs either, the Sun newspaper has reported that a number of clubs, including Celtic and Rangers are apparently after his signature. There also have been rumours that clubs South of the border are expected to table a bid for the 22 year old. Dundee are currently in talks over a new contract and Neil McCann has stated that he 'doesn't want him going anywhere' and that Dundee FC are doing everything they can to tie the in demand midfielder to a longer deal at Dens Park. The Dundee manager stated at a 'Fans Q&A' that Dundee FC won't accept anything but a 'serious cash offer for the midfielder and are in talks to extend his contract at Dens Park. “Glen hasn’t gone under the radar so we’re not ignorant to the fact he will attract attention. “So I am not in a position to say he won’t go because if a big bid comes in for him the club can use that to make itself better. “But I don’t want Glen to go anywhere and he won’t be going anywhere unless it’s right for this club. “It will need to be some serious cash. Glen won’t walk out of Dens Park unless this club gets a very big deal. We are currently speaking to Glen and have been for a wee bit now. “I met him the other week for breakfast before he went on holiday because he’s been called up to the Finnish squad again. That’s another feather in the club’s cap because he’s become a full international here at this club, not Arsenal. I’ve spoken to him and he’s loved his time here, so he’s not in any rush to get away and those talks will continue.”
  17. The ref against Motherwell was Nick Walsh. How did you rate his performance in this game?
  18. TheDarkBlues

    Celtic 0 - 0 Dundee

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  19. Who was your man of the match against Celtic in today's game?
  20. The ref against Celtic was Alan Muir . How did you rate his performance in this game?
  21. UWTB1893

    Celtic: The View From the Opposition

    It's been a while since we last took on Celtic so there is no better time to catch up with Focus On Celtic to hear what they had to say. After taking a 1-0 lead to Russia, Celtic would be eliminated 3-1 on aggregate in the Europa League. No doubt you would be disappointed in the exit for the competition but was it much of a surprise considering Celtics away form on the continent? Celtic don’t have a great record on the road in Europe, so the result wasn’t a surprise in that sense. What has surprised the fans is that the same line up that beat Zenit could play so badly the next week. Each goal came from individual errors too. You bounced back with a victory over Aberdeen and even managed to double your lead while down to ten-men. A defeat here would have made the top of the table a bit more compact so it must have been a bit of a relief to keep the nine-point gap? A relief might be a bit strong. I was already comfortable that we could win the league, especially with the European distraction out of the way, but it was nice to bounce back with a good win, even if it wasn’t pretty at times. The big talking point this transfer window involved both clubs and Jack Hendry. It went down to the wire but the transfer that involved Scott Bain, Scott Allan, Simon Murray and Jack Hendry went through with minutes to go. Were you happy with the purchase? Dundee fans were ultimately disappointed but when you consider he had only been with us for 6 months, I guess the club couldn’t turn down that type of money. He’s been handed the No.4 shirt so Rodgers clearly thinks he will be a mainstay in the defence. How has he played so far? I have seen very little of Hendry to be honest. I have seen him play in perhaps two Dundee games that weren’t against Celtic. From what I have seen he is comfortable on the ball, but could probably learn a lot with an experienced head next to him. I think he’ll be on the fringes of the first team for the rest of the season, but he’ll play a big part next season. Rodgers clearly rates him, and identified him as a target fairly early on, so I’m not sure why it took until the last few hours of the window to sign him. The treble is still very much. How confident are you that Rodgers can make it another clean sweep this season? On paper Celtic are in with a very good chance of winning the treble, and I’m quietly confident of doing that. Trebles are very difficult though, and not many have been won, so I’m not counting my chickens. Celtic are more than capable of an off day this season, but I’m hoping that no more European football this season means less rotation, and more of a settled side. Dundee will visit Parkhead with only one defeat on the road since the end of December. Can we come away with a result on Wednesday or will Celtic prove to be too much for the Dark Blues? Dundee Played very well at Celtic Park last time out and could have nicked a point if it wasn’t for de Vries. I expect Dundee to be very disciplined and will try and contain Celtic, then perhaps try and nick a goal from a set piece or counter-attack. I just think that Celtic will have too much for you, so I’m going for a 2-0 Celtic win.
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