Dundee 2
Greenock Morton 0
League (Premier Division)

2 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 18th, 1982
Dens Park
Attendance: 3,977
3:00 PM Kick-off

Eric Sinclair 
Eric Sinclair 

Team Managers
Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Colin Kelly
2. Bobby Glennie
3. Stewart McKimmie
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Jim Smith
6. Iain MacDonald
7. Iain Ferguson
8. Ian Fleming
9. Eric Sinclair
10. Peter Mackie
11. Ray Stephen

12. Davie Bell
14. Gerry Davidson

Davie Bell for Jim Smith

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J. R. S. Renton (Cowdenbeath) (Referee)
A. J. Lyon (Aberdeen) & A. D. C. Kidd (Inverness) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at September 18th, 1982)

1982-83 All Time
Colin Kelly (GK) - 4 - 4 -
Stewart McKimmie - 9 - 48 -
Jim Smith - 4 - 232
Bobby Glennie - 8 - 2022
Cammy Fraser - 9 - 8313
Peter Mackie - 9211314
Ian Fleming29 7 - 599
Iain MacDonald - 4 - 273
Iain Ferguson - 887228
Eric Sinclair - 9326290
Ray Stephen - 846518
Davie Bell (sub) - 2 - 231

League Table (as at September 18th, 1982)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

To me it seems strange that we are welcoming Morton to Dens for the second time in a very short period and I can only hope that the game will be as entertaining as the last one with the score more in our favour.

As has been said by many people, the last game between the two clubs was a very entertaining one with both sides prepared to play open and attacking football.

This also applied to our game on Saturday against Motherwell and although many critics of the Premier League would have said that this was not possible, the game against Motherwell went a long way to disproving the theory that this league means dull, defensive football.

In my book it was one of the most entertaining games seen at Dens Park for a long while and this must be a credit to both Dundee and Motherwell as it takes two teams to provide such an attractive contest.

As far as our own fans are concerned for once the result was right and a lot of credit must go to the support we got from the faithful who helped in no small way to lift our players last week.

I repeat this support is greatly appreciated by everyone at Dens Park.

Morton fixtures at Dens have in the past traditionally gone in our favour and I am quite sure that the Greenock side will be more than determined to redress the balance this afternoon.

To stray from the playing side of the game it is quite a disappointment to me that the response to our Dark Blues Junior Club has not been as forthcoming as I thought it might be.

Members of this club will, throughout the season, receive a great many perks they will be given the opportunity of attending Dens to see the players training, and afterwards to talk to their favourites and of course club membership gives an automatic 10 percent off all purchases at the Club Shop in the Keiller Centre where there are many excellent buys to be had for a youngster.

There are many other ideas in the pipeline for all young supporters in the club which will make their joining very worthwhile indeed.

Dundee Football Club are taking this step to lure young fans to the games at Dens where in their own special section of the stand they can enjoy a trouble-free afternoon without having to put up with foul language and some of the obscene chants that appear to be accepted as part and parcel of the modern game.

This type of behaviour is perhaps driving good people away from the game and the Juniors club is one constructive idea to help provide fans with a family day out.

We are all aware of course that the No. 1 priority is to get things right on the park but it is also important to encourage youngsters to Dens Park for a good day out.

Back to today's game, we will all be trying 100 percent to give the same value as last week but as everyone knows in this game it takes a lot of work to attain the measure of consistency required, but this is what we all hope to achieve.

Once again, thank you for your support and let's all hope that we see an enjoyable game this afternoon.