Dundee 1
Heart of Midlothian 2
League (Premier Division)

1 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 17th, 1983
Dens Park
Attendance: 6,765
3:00 PM Kick-off

Iain Ferguson (pen.) (36)
Jimmy Bone (70)
John Robertson (89)

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
Alex MacDonald

Starting Eleven
1. Colin Kelly
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Bobby Glennie
6. Iain MacDonald
7. Iain Ferguson
8. Stewart McKimmie
9. Walker McCall
10. Ray Stephen
11. Albert Kidd
Henry Smith
Walter Kidd
George Cowie
Sandy Jardine
Roddie MacDonald
Stuart McLaren
Dave Bowman
John Robertson
Jimmy Bone
Alex MacDonald
Donald Park

12. Peter Mackie
14. Jim Smith
Gary Mackay
Willie Johnston

Peter Mackie for Walker McCall (75)
Jim Smith for George McGeachie (75)
Gary Mackay for Donald Park (65)

George McGeachie
Bobby Glennie
Iain Ferguson
Donald Park
John Robertson

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alan Ferguson (Giffnock) (Referee)
A. Lyon (Aberdeen) & W. Marr (Arbroath) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at September 17th, 1983)

1983-84 All Time
Colin Kelly (GK) - 8 - 46 -
Stewart McKimmie - 8 - 86 -
George McGeachie24 8 - 1708
Tosh McKinlay18 7 - 8 -
Bobby Glennie - 8 - 2352
Cammy Fraser - 8 - 12418
Iain MacDonald - 73676
Ray Stephen - 8 - 10322
Iain Ferguson - 7310839
Albert Kidd - 81688
Walker McCall - 6464
Jim Smith (sub) - 2 - 603
Peter Mackie (sub) - 7115520

League Table (as at September 17th, 1983)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

We haven't exactly given our supporters a great deal to shout about so far this season but I can assure you that every effort is being made to change that.

We've all come in for a bit of criticism following the 4-1 home defeat by Dundee United and everything we do at Dens in training is being geared to getting the club back on the rails. It has been a difficult time for the players as their confidence has no doubt been eroded by some of the things that have been said about them but if I know them, this will make them all the more determined to get back on form and make their critics eat their words.

When I refer to our critics I do not of course mean the loyal supporters who travelled to Meadowbank a week past Wednesday and to Paisley on Saturday.

I know that they cannot have been wholly satisfied by what Not many teams will bring something home from Pittodrie and Dundee United are never going to be easy to beat either.

That's why today's game has taken on a very important meaning for us. Indeed, if we are to be intent on qualifying for Europe we are going to have to take full points from home games like today's. Sure, Hearts have got off to the best possible start but I'm hoping we'll all have a clearer idea of how we stand after playing them.

I'm sure if my players work hard and concentrate on their strong points then we'll give the Tynecastle lads something to worry about.

Certainly it's great to see Hearts back where they belong - in the top grade of Scottish football - and in closing I would offer a warm welcome to everyone connected with the Tynecastle club. They saw at these grounds but I'm sure they'll agree there were signs that the fighting spirit and work-rate were getting back to more like what we have come to expect.

On Saturday in particular I felt that we competed well and apart from some crazy moments in defence we always looked the more likely team to score.

Which brings me to a point that might be escaping many people as they look at our League position.

Our three games so far have been at Pittodrie, against Dundee United here at Dens and at Love Street. I would contend that one point from that lot is by no means disastrous although naturally we are all setting our sights a bit higher than that.