Dundee 1
Partick Thistle 2
League (Premier Division)

1 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, April 21st, 1982
Dens Park
Attendance: 6,463
3:00 PM Kick-off

Eric Sinclair 

Team Managers
Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
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

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W. P. Knowles (Inverurie) (Referee)
P. Watson (Aberdeen) & D. Hannah (Cumbernauld) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at April 21st, 1982)

1981-82 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)21 31 - 62 -
Brian Scrimgeour22 16 - 435
Les Barr - 24 - 1271
Jim Smith - 152152
Bobby Glennie - 40 - 1902
Stewart McKimmie - 18 - 35 -
Cammy Fraser - 3357012
Eric Sinclair - 27724987
Iain Ferguson - 35136019
Ray Stephen - 2665314
Albert Kidd - 352352
Peter Mackie (sub) - 34510112
Gerry Davidson (sub)21 2 - 11 -

League Table (as at April 21st, 1982)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

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.