Dundee 0
Kilmarnock 0
League (Premier Division)

0 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 9th, 1983
Dens Park
Attendance: 3,376
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Colin Kelly
2. George McGeachie
3. Stewart McKimmie
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Jim Smith
6. Iain MacDonald
7. Peter Mackie
8. Davie Bell
9. Iain Ferguson
10. Albert Kidd
12. Ray Stephen

12. Eric Sinclair
14. Brian Scrimgeour

Eric Sinclair for Iain Ferguson
Brian Scrimgeour for George McGeachie

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Tony Muirhead (Stenhousemuir) (Referee)
G. Milne (Skene) & L. Deas (Glenrothes) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at April 9th, 1983)

1982-83 All Time
Colin Kelly (GK) - 33 - 33 -
George McGeachie24 25 - 1578
Jim Smith - 341533
Stewart McKimmie - 34 - 73 -
Davie Bell - 293504
Cammy Fraser - 37511118
Peter Mackie - 39614318
Iain MacDonald - 33 - 563
Albert Kidd - 165557
Iain Ferguson - 33149734
Ray Stephen - 3389022
Brian Scrimgeour (sub)23 222667
Eric Sinclair (sub) - 35728894

League Table (as at April 9th, 1983)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

We still haven't managed to rid ourselves of the inconsistency that has been with us nearly throughout the season.

That inconsistency was surely summed up in our last three matches...a deserved win over the League Champions, a well-earned point at Fir Park and then a blank from the game our fans probably expected to get something from against Morton at Cappielow.

Believe me, this inconsistency is as frustrating for everyone at Dens Park as it must be for you, our loyal fans. But when you look at the make up of our team it should really be no surprise that this problem crops up from time to time. Most of the lads are still getting used to the rigours of the Premier League and the experience they have gained so far will stand them in good stead for the future.

Inconsistency can also be a problem when a team has a large number of young players and we certainly come into that category.

When these youngsters learn to cope with the Premier pressures and indeed to eradicate the inconsistent side of their own game-they will be far better players and that can only be good for Dundee Football Club.

Today's match against Kilmarnock could be regarded as one of the most vital of the season. We simply must win today to leave the other teams below us worrying about the drop to Division One.

We know what to expect today because Kilmarnock will be more than determined to make up for last week's thrashing at the hands of Hibs.

While Kille are doomed for the drop they are still a Premier League outfit and for that reason they are as capable as any team of shutting up shop and making things tough for us.

We could face the backlash from Easter Road as their players try to redeem them selves but really it is up to us to make Killie do all the worrying.

To achieve this we must start at a high pitch and put the pressure on our visitors and although you, the fans, will doubtless be expecting a goal rush, I would remind you that the main target this afternoon is to win the two points.

If you remain patient with us and give us full backing this aim can be achieved.

I would emphasise that this match is vital-no way are we out of trouble. The league positions can change from week to week and today's match at Fir Park where Motherwell and Morton fight it out will be like a Cup Final.

The attitude of our players should not come into question today - for they will be fully aware just how important it is for us to win.

We'll all be hoping they can treat this game just like the recent matches against Celtic and Dundee United when we fought for every ball and made things extremely difficult for our opponents.

The pride of the Killie players was hurt by last week's scoreline at Easter Road.

Our job today is to show that we, too, have our pride and that at the end of the day our professionalism, skill and attitude gives us the result we want.