Dundee 2
Hibernian 1
League (Premier Division)

2 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 9th, 1982
Dens Park
Attendance: 5,287
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jim Smith 
Iain Ferguson 

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. Gerry Davidson
14. Davie Bell

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J. J. Timmons (Kilwinning) (Referee)
J. Smith (Duns) & I. R. Wales (Cumbernauld) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at October 9th, 1982)

1982-83 All Time
Colin Kelly (GK) - 7 - 7 -
Bobby Glennie - 11 - 2052
Stewart McKimmie - 11 - 50 -
Jim Smith - 71263
Iain MacDonald - 7 - 303
Cammy Fraser - 1218614
Peter Mackie - 12211614
Ian Fleming29 10 - 629
Ray Stephen - 1146818
Iain Ferguson - 1197529
Eric Sinclair - 12326590

League Table (as at October 9th, 1982)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Since the last home programme against Morton there has been a lot happening on and off the field which is all very encouraging for Dundee Football Club.

Our two away draws against Kilmarnock and Rangers were both extremely good results for the club. Both results were in the extreme when we were disappointed at one point at Kilmarnock and yet elated with one point at it Ibrox.

But to have gained two points from two away games is very pleasing.

Today we welcome Hibernian who have been taken over by a new manager, Pat Stanton, and although they are still looking for their first Premier League win of the season, this will not make them any less dangerous opponents this afternoon.

Like our two previous home games against Motherwell and Morton, today is vital and continuing this run of home victories.

Although our position in the League looks very comfortable just now, it will only need a few careless games to put us in trouble and all the hard of our our past two results can be ruined in just one game.

So today we must approach this as we have done all season as a very important "cup tie". There have been many encouraging signs in our play and we must work very hard to continue this trend.

Off the field the Dark Blues Junior Club is beginning to pick up quite well and as I write this at the end of our Gala Day it is too early to say how successful it has been but first impression would appear to suggest that it has been a success.

It was a great pleasure to have George Best, the Dundee Rockets, the Dundee Old Boys and all our other guests at Dens to try and give you, the supporters, an insight into Dundee Football Club.

We have never lost sight of the fact that the supporters of this club are the most important people along with the players,

We will be hoping to continue next season with a Gala Day perhaps at the beginning of the season with again the younger supporters objective being the main objective.

It was a great pleasure to have the Juniors at the ground on Friday to watch training and I hope they had a good morning. This was the first of many trips the Juniors will be having to Dens Park.

But we must go back to the serious stuff of playing football this afternoon and giving all we can to get a result. On the playing side it was good to have Bobby Glennie and Bobby Geddes resigning contracts until the end of the season.

On the Albert Kidd situation there is no way I want good players to leave Dens Park but Albert feels that his future does not lie with reserve team football, and I fully sympathise with him.

I would like him to pick up the gauntlet and show me he is capable of playing in the first team with his performances,

I am beginning to learn, many would say very slowly, that you don't play football with your mouth-you play it with your feet and I would dearly love to be able to say every week that the players do the talking by their performances on the field.

In the case of Eric Sinclair as many of you will have read in the local Press, Eric is keen to go part time and as this can be very difficult with a full-time club we felt that because of his services to the club that if any offers came in for him that we would listen to them.

I don't like singling out players in this column but I would think we would all agree that Eric Sinclair has been a very good servant to this club and I must add continues to give 100 per cent whenever selected to play.