0 - 2
0 - 2
League (Premier Division)
Ralph Milne (24)
Ralph Milne (83)
1. Colin Kelly
2. Bobby Glennie
3. Stewart McKimmie
4. Davie Bell
5. Jim Smith
6. Iain MacDonald
7. Iain Ferguson
8. George McGeachie
9. Ray Stephen
10. Peter Mackie
11. Jimmy Murphy
12. Brian Scrimgeour
14. Eric Sinclair
Brian Scrimgeour for Bobby Glennie (65)
Eric Sinclair for Davie Bell (75)
|Billy Kirkwood for John Reilly (75)|
Hugh Alexander (Kilmarnock) (Referee)
This match has no report.
|Colin Kelly (GK)||-||18||-||18||-|
|Brian Scrimgeour (sub)||-||10||-||54||5|
|Eric Sinclair (sub)||-||21||3||274||90|
No league table has been added for this season.
First of all let me begin by wishing you all a very Happy New Year. I can only repeat what I have said so often in this page that your support is the most important thing to Dundee Football Club. Directors, managers and players may come and go but without your continued loyal support, it would all be worthless. May 1 take this opportunity of wishing you whatever you would wish for yourselves this coming year.
Our last home game against Aberdeen was a great disappointment to everyone. Although conditions were far from satisfactory, this cannot be held as an excuse for a very disappointing performance. Even if it did take two questionable goals to beat us, it cannot hide the fact that we did not play particularly well.
Our performance at Love Street however against St Mirren last week was much better and in many ways we were unfortunate to only come away with one point. Overhead conditions were atrocious and it was significant that both teams played better against the wind than with it. But when we remember that St Mirren have some outstanding players in their ranks, I think we should look on this as a point gained rather than one lost as I am quite sure that quite a few teams will come unstuck at Love Street this season.
The injury situation is hopefully beginning to improve with lan Ferguson and George McGeachie both making returns at Love Street last week and Andy Geddes making a welcome return in the reserves against St Mirren on Tuesday. It has been a long hard slog for them but none more so than Andy.
It is always a pleasure to welcome our old rivals from down the street to Dens Park even though in the past few years they have had the upper hand but I can't think of a better way to start 1983 than to reverse that trend today. It is no secret thay have many good players in their ranks but this should act as a stimulant to us today and make us even more determined to get the right result.
Earlier this week I have been involved in a few under-age games and can happily report to you that was very satisfied with the standard of younger players coming to Dens Park. This has got to be the long term future of the club and it takes a lot of time and hard work by people not in the everyday limelight to build up a successful youth policy. I can assure you all that everything is being done to try and insure a flow of good young players coming through. But as have said many times before, it will take time.