Dundee 1
Aberdeen 3
League (Premier Division)

1 - 3

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 29th, 1983
Dens Park
Attendance: 7,849
3:00 PM Kick-off

Bobby Glennie (27)
Gordon Strachan (pen.) (37)
Peter Weir (44)
Doug Bell (72)

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
Alex Ferguson

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Stewart McKimmie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Jim Smith
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Peter Mackie
8. Ray Stephen
9. Iain Ferguson
10. Lex Richardson
11. Andy Geddes
Jim Leighton
Doug Rougvie
Ian Angus
Neil Simpson
Alex McLeish
Joe Millar
Gordon Strachan
John Hewitt
Mark McGhee
Doug Bell
Peter Weir

12. Albert Kidd
14. George McGeachie
Willie Falconer
Ian Porteous

Albert Kidd for Andy Geddes
George McGeachie for Bobby Glennie (75)
Ian Porteous for Neil Simpson (72)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Tony Muirhead (Stenhousemuir) (Referee)
S. Dyas (Glenrothes) & A. Shearer (East Kilbride) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at October 29th, 1983)

1983-84 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)23 7 - 75 -
Tosh McKinlay18 15 - 16 -
Jim Smith - 10 - 683
Andy Geddes - 71298
Bobby Glennie - 1012373
Stewart McKimmie - 16 - 94 -
Lex Richardson - 6 - 6 -
Cammy Fraser - 15113119
Peter Mackie - 12216021
Iain Ferguson - 15711643
Ray Stephen - 15 - 11022
George McGeachie (sub)24 15 - 1778
Albert Kidd (sub) - 111718

League Table (as at October 29th, 1983)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Last Saturday's visit to Easter Road was a source of great frustration to me as our performance over the 90 minutes was such a disappointment.

Having done so well over our previous four games I had reason o believe that we would go about the Hibs game in the correct way. That belief was underlined in the dressing room immediately before the players took the field as they appeared totally determined and committed to getting a good result.

But sadly something happened between then and kick-off and for the entire first-half all the old bad habits were back in evidence.

It is very difficult to play away from home and lose a goal in under a minute and that succeeded only in giving Hibs a real boost to their confidence.

Thereafter, we made the situation worse with some slack play of the very worst kind and it was only after the interval that we began to treat the game in the manner I always look for.

The result was that we gave Hibs a real hard time in that second 45 minutes and the fact that they were playing for time and their fans were whistling for an end to the proceedings surely tells its own story.

I'm in no doubt that had we gone about our business right from the word go with this determination then we would have come home with at least a point.

All our good results this season have come about through hard work and aggression and our players have to be reminded that this is the way to get points in the Premier League.

If ever that point was proved it was by watching the televised highlights of the Aberdeen - Celtic match at Pittodrie. We are all aware that Aberdeen are an extremely gifted side but still EVEN THEY have to work and graft for the rewards that this game can offer.

Against Celtic the Dons took the game by the scruff of the neck right from the word go and kept up the work rate until it was all over! Another reason why I was so disappointed on Satur

day was that we had a bigger than normal travelling support at Easter Road and I felt that we let these people down.

But once again I will say to the fans-Dundee will not become great again overnight there is still a lot of hard work to be done before that can happen.

But if then need any encouragement I would ask them to look only as far as the number of good young players coming through. If these youngsters develop as I know they can, then this club will be in good hands even if the process does take longer than some people might think.

Today, we welcome Aberdeen and they always provide us with a hard time here at Dens. I'm writing this prior to the mid week game against Meadowbank but I hope we did enough then to suggest that we can compete well with the Dons today.