Dundee 4
Partick Thistle 2
League (Division One)

4 - 2

League (Division One)
Saturday, September 5th, 1981
Dens Park
Attendance: 4,653
3:00 PM Kick-off

Cammy Fraser 
Iain Ferguson 
Iain MacDonald 
McKinnon (o.g.) 

Team Managers
Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Les Barr
3. Danny Cameron
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Bobby Glennie
6. Iain MacDonald
7. Iain Ferguson
8. Davie Bell
9. Eric Sinclair
10. Ian Fleming
11. George McGeachie

12. Ray Stephen
14. Peter Mackie

Ray Stephen for Ian Fleming

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

D. S. Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)
P. Samuel (Macduff) & A. G. M. Harper (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at September 5th, 1981)

1981-82 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK) - 6 - 37 -
Bobby Glennie - 8 - 1582
Les Barr - 4 - 1071
George McGeachie22 6 - 1015
Danny Cameron - 3131
Iain MacDonald - 8282
Davie Bell - 6 - 6 -
Cammy Fraser - 61438
Ian Fleming - 84368
Eric Sinclair - 7 - 22980
Iain Ferguson - 41297
Ray Stephen (sub) - 61339

League Table (as at September 5th, 1981)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

After our disappointing performance in the League Cup, we are now back to League business and although we did not start well at Easter Road last Saturday, losing 2-0, we must not be too despondent too early.

I know many of you will be saying, "Here we go again" but I can assure you everything is being done to rectify faults, and admittedly there are many, to get us on the winning way.

Our results and achievement of last season were no mean feat. But most of it was gained through discipline and hard work allied to a bit of skill. Our discipline and work this season does not match that of last season. This is something that will be rectified very quickly.

It is never easy for a First Division side in their first season in the Premier League and Dundee supporters must not forget that we are still a First Division side trying to achieve Premier League status. There are many rays of hope shining through. The reserves and our youngsters are doing well and if they keep improving they may start replacing players who think they are regulars.

On a happier note, it is good to see Bobby Geddes getting recognition in the Scottish Under-21 squad and we should all add our congratulations. Bobby has worked very hard to recover from a very, very bad injury and deserves this honour. It must be a spur to the other young players on the staff to equal his achievement or even better them.

Today we welcome Partick Thistle who had a reputation for being a defen sive team. But knowing Peter Cormack I cannot see this continuing at Firhill and we look forward to an exciting game this afternoon. It may be Dundee's first win in the League.