Dundee 0
Dundee United 2
League (Premier Division)

0 - 2
Dundee Utd 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 1st, 1983
Dens Park
Attendance: 18,109
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Ralph Milne (24)
Ralph Milne (83)

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
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
Hamish McAlpine
Derek Stark
Maurice Malpas
Richard Gough
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
John Reilly
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

12. Brian Scrimgeour
14. Eric Sinclair
John Holt
Billy Kirkwood

Brian Scrimgeour for Bobby Glennie (65)
Eric Sinclair for Davie Bell (75)
Billy Kirkwood for John Reilly (75)

Bobby Glennie
Iain Ferguson
Maurice Malpas

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Hugh Alexander (Kilmarnock) (Referee)
A. J. Lyon (Aberdeen) & D. S. Smart (Currie) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at January 1st, 1983)

1982-83 All Time
Colin Kelly (GK) - 18 - 18 -
Jim Smith - 181373
Bobby Glennie - 22 - 2162
George McGeachie23 11 - 1438
Stewart McKimmie - 20 - 59 -
Jimmy Murphy - 7212113
Davie Bell - 132343
Iain MacDonald - 18 - 413
Peter Mackie - 23512717
Iain Ferguson - 1798129
Ray Stephen - 2157819
Brian Scrimgeour (sub) - 10 - 545
Eric Sinclair (sub) - 21327490

League Table (as at January 1st, 1983)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

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.