Dundee 0
Hibernian 0
League (Premier Division)

0 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 31st, 1981
Dens Park
Attendance: 6,011
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
Bertie Auld

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Les Barr
3. Danny Cameron
4. Albert Kidd
5. Bobby Glennie
6. Iain MacDonald
7. Iain Ferguson
8. Davie Bell
9. Peter Mackie
10. George McGeachie
11. Jimmy Murphy
Jim McArthur .1
Alan Sneddon .2
Erich Schaedler .3
Jackie MacNamara .4
Craig Paterson .5
Bobby Flavell .6
Ralph Callachan .7
Ally MacLeod .8
Gordon Rae .9
Gary Murray .10
Arthur Duncan .11

12. Brian Scrimgeour
14. Ray Stephen
Ally Brazil .12
Derek Rodier .14

Ray Stephen for Albert Kidd (73)
Brian Scrimgeour for Bobby Glennie (86)
Ally Brazil for Ralph Callachan

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

C. J. White (Clarkston) (Referee)
W. Laidlaw (Edinburgh) & W. Crichton (Banchory) (Assistants)

Match Report

More games like this would be the saving of the newspaper industry. The money saved on ink and notebooks would be vast, indeed, since nearly all the excitement of a dreary game came in the last couple of minutes with both sides striving desperately for a winner.

A Hibs defender, jumping with Dundee's Stephen, headed over his own bar and then at the other end, with 'keeper Geddes stranded, MacDonald kneed a Rae shot away from the empty goal.

Before that, believe it or not, there had only been two shots directly target, on neither of them exactly in the lethal category and both straight at the goalkeeper.

Both these efforts came in the 38th minute-Ferguson for Dundee, Duncan for Hibs. Overall a draw was a fair enough result, since neither side deserved to win.

Hibs were marginally the better football team. In the first half particularly, they were the more composed and secure-looking in midfield where Bobby Flavell was one of the few men on the field to impress.

In a first-half dreadfully short of any Incident, both keepers had Occasionally to do a bit of smothering low down in goal mouth scrambles which were typical of the general untidiness of the whole affair.

Hibs at least managed two half chances. In the second half Duncan sent over a fast cross, but Rae could only get a toe to it and it soared high and wide. Then In the 66th minute Callachan found himself clear on the right and had time to collect a MacLeod corner and steady himself, only to shoot Into the side net.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at October 31st, 1981)

1981-82 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)21 14 - 45 -
Les Barr28 11 - 1141
George McGeachie22 1411106
Danny Cameron27 112112
Bobby Glennie24 15 - 1662
Iain MacDonald28 162162
Peter Mackie23 101788
Davie Bell - 14 - 14 -
Jimmy Murphy25 5 - 10911
Albert Kidd20 13 - 13 -
Iain Ferguson19 1273813
Brian Scrimgeour (sub)22 6 - 345
Ray Stephen (sub)18 1123810

League Table (as at October 31st, 1981)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Today we start the second quarter of our Premier League pro gramme by welcoming Hibs to Dens Park. It is their first visit in the Premier League and if our encounters with them last season are anything to go by it should be a very entertaining game this after noon.

To say our first quarter of the League programme has been di appointing is to put it mildly. It has been a great disappointment to all at Dens Park and although it may not be obvious, a lot of hard work and effort has been put into rectifying faults which have occurred since our step up from the First Division.

We have had a lot of praise heaped on us by other clubs, but praise will not keep us in the Premier League, points will. So we must get two points today, although I am sure Hibs will have something to say about that.

Last week at Aberdeen we more than held our own against one of the better clubs in Scotland, but for a fatal period just before halftime we could have returned with a very satisfying result.

As many of you know, only one team in the League has scored more goals than we have, so I think we all know what we have to do in our attempts to get better results.

It is very difficult trying to rebuild a team at any time but it is even harder to attempt it in the Premier League.

Many supporters think promo tion came too early for us, but I do not agree with this view as I feel every opportunity that arrives in football must be taken and as pro motion presented itself to us last season we will just have to battle on in the top league and keep trying to rebuild the side. I must say our side is beginning to show a lot of promise with our youngsters coming through.