1 - 2
1 - 2
League (Premier Division)
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Les Barr
3. Stewart McKimmie
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Jim Smith
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Iain Ferguson
8. Ray Stephen
9. Eric Sinclair
10. Brian Scrimgeour
11. Albert Kidd
12. Peter Mackie
14. Gerry Davidson
Peter Mackie for Iain Ferguson
Gerry Davidson for Brian Scrimgeour
W. P. Knowles (Inverurie) (Referee)
|Bobby Geddes (GK)||21||31||-||62||-|
|Peter Mackie (sub)||-||34||5||101||12|
|Gerry Davidson (sub)||21||2||-||11||-|
No league table has been added for this season.
The first thing I would like to do this evening is thank our supporters for their tremendous support they gave the team against Rangers last week.
I have been quoted as criticizing Dundee supporters for not being patient and not supporting the team in the right way. But, by the backing and encouragement given to the boys last week, one would have thought there were 18,000 people in the ground, not 7,000. This gives tremendous support to the players and lifts them in no uncertain manner.
Our game this evening is equally important. The meeting with Partick Thistle is vital because, like our selves, they have had a very up-and down season but, as they have shown on numerous occasions, they are a side capable of upsetting the best in the country.
Our attitude this evening must be as it has been for recent games - to get 100 per cent. effort from every one. We have also shown that when we put things together we can take on the best.
I don't want to linger too long on last week's result against Rangers, but I do feel the boys deserve all the praise given them for their appli cation and purpose. I know our side has still a bit to go before we are in the clear, and this must be the aim of everyone at Dens Park.
This week has been hectic at the ground as all our young "S" signings and some trialists who are bidding to become Dundee stars of the future have been training with us. I can assure you standards are getting higher and higher as youngsters come through.
The boys, aged from under 13 to under 17, have been involved in seven games and the signs are encouraging.
This is one of the aspects of the Club the supporters will not be able to see for a few years, but it is a very important part of the policy for the future at Dens Park to groom players of the quality of Alex Hamilton, Bobby Cox, lan Ure and Alan Gilzean to wear the dark blue of Dundee.
Back to tonight's game. I think you all know how important this one will be for the Club. We are well aware of this and expect that every one will give 100 per cent. towards getting a result.
I am sure Thistle will be making the same effort.
Once again I ask our fans for their full support. Let is hear you. I hope you see a good game and that the result is right for Dundee Football Club.