Aberdeen 0
Dundee 0
League (Premier Division)


Aberdeen 

0 - 0

Dundee


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 27th, 1982
Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance: 9,000
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Alex Ferguson Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Jim Leighton;
2. Stuart Kennedy
3. John McMaster
4. Doug Bell
5. Alex McLeish
6. Alex Miller
7. Gordon Strachan
8. Neil Simpson
9. Mark McGhee
10. Drew Jarvie
11. John Hewitt
Bobby Geddes .1
Stewart McKimmie .2
Chic McLelland .3
Cammy Fraser .4
Jim Smith .5
Bobby Glennie .6
Iain Ferguson .7
Albert Kidd .8
Ian Fleming .9
George McGeachie .10
Peter Mackie .11

Bench
12. Neale Cooper
14. Steve Cowan
Danny Cameron .12
Ray Stephen .14

Substitutions
Neale Cooper for Bell
Steve Cowan for Drew Jarvie
Danny Cameron for George McGeachie (30)
Ray Stephen for Ian Fleming (88)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

A. Waddell (Edinburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


Newspaper extract from The Sunday Post.

The inquest into Scottish football was given more evidence at Pittodrie for its decline.

Fear was the key as Dundee battled to take a vital relegation point in the North-East derby. And Aberdeen didn't have the expertise to break down the in-depth defensive strategy of their opponents. It all made for a frustrating day for the 7500 fans who turned up.

Dundee could in fact have stolen both points with a bit of luck.

They missed two glaring chances within as many minutes early in the first half, then retreated into their shell.

The first chance came in 17 minutes when Dons full-back Stewart Kennedy turned a clearance from a cross by Ian Ferguson against his own post.

The ball rebounded to Albert Kidd, who completely missed an open goal.

Two minutes later winger Peter Mackie was left clear after a Cammy Fraser shot had bounced off Gordon Strachan into his path.

But Mackie struck the bar with a shot when the way was clear for him to close nearer on the Aberdeen goal.

Surprisingly, Aberdeen, after two excellent performances against Celtic and Airdrie, seemed lethargic and over-confident against their lowly North-East rivals.

Aberdeen besieged the Dundee goal, but were never sharp enough with their shooting to seriously test keeper Bobby Geddes.

The draw which proved Dundee have the heart for the relegation fight ahead, may yet spark a revival.


But Aberdeen will be sick at missing the chance to close the gap on Celtic-especially after having dictated so much of the game.



Squad Statistics (as at February 27th, 1982)


1981-82 All Time
Age
Bobby Geddes (GK)21 20 - 51 -
Bobby Glennie24 29 - 1792
George McGeachie23 2521207
Stewart McKimmie19 9 - 26 -
Chic McLelland27 12 - 12 -
Jim Smith20 4141
Ian Fleming29 184468
Cammy Fraser24 222599
Peter Mackie24 2459112
Iain Ferguson19 26105116
Albert Kidd20 241241
Danny Cameron (sub)28 252252
Ray Stephen (sub)19 1834511






League Table (as at February 27th, 1982)


No league table has been added for this season.