Dundee 0
Aberdeen 5
League (Premier Division)

0 - 5

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, May 1st, 1982
Dens Park
Attendance: 6,415
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

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. Albert Kidd
11. George McGeachie

12. Peter Mackie
14. Brian Scrimgeour

Peter Mackie for Iain Ferguson

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

E. H. Pringle (Edinburgh) (Referee)
M. McCann (Glasgow) & I. Given (Stirling) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at May 1st, 1982)

1981-82 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)21 33 - 64 -
George McGeachie23 3531308
Stewart McKimmie - 20 - 37 -
Les Barr - 26 - 1291
Jim Smith - 172172
Bobby Glennie - 42 - 1922
Cammy Fraser - 3567213
Eric Sinclair - 29725187
Iain Ferguson - 37136219
Ray Stephen - 2865514
Albert Kidd - 372372
Peter Mackie (sub) - 36510312

League Table (as at May 1st, 1982)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Aberdeen, the Scottish Cup finalists, are our visitors to Dens Park today. Derby games with the Dons are always intriguing matches, although the last meeting between the clubs was something of a disaster for us in many ways. Aberdeen have very good players and when they rise to the occasion they can be among the best in Britain, as they showed with their results in the U.E.F.A. Cup this season.

So our task today is no easy one, but as we are still desperate for points to achieve survival in the Premier League, we must go at them with determination and resolve to ensure the points remain at Dens Park.

When a side is desperate to win points for survival, it is some times difficult to play league games against teams which have an outside chance of achieving something. The opposition can be more relaxed and enjoy their game whereas we may be tense and make mistakes we would not make normally.

This was shown last Sunday against Morton when, although we got the points, we made many basic mistakes I am sure would not have been made in different circumstances. The attitude of the side against Morton was highly commendable and with the same resolve today, and the ability we can display, I am sure we can send Aberdeen home empty handed.

It has been a very long season and I congratulate you, our supporters, on the way you have stood by the team. I think we all have the same target in view, that Dundee should become a good side. As I have said before, this will take time.

The injury list at Dens has been formidable at times this season and things have been difficult for some of our players - lan Fleming, lain MacDonald, Andy Geddes who have had long spells of injury. Other players have had injuries not so serious but enough to keep them out of vital matches. Football is a hard game and we have to learn to take these things in our stride.

Again, I would like to thank you for your continued support and I hope we see an entertaining game this afternoon with the points remaining at Dens.