Dundee 0
Hibernian 1
League (Premier Division)

0 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 18th, 1984
Dens Park
Attendance: 6,290
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Archie Knox

Starting Eleven
Derek McWilliams
1. Tam Carson
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Stuart Rafferty
5. John McCormack
6. John Brown
7. Albert Kidd
8. Ray Stephen
9. Walker McCall
11. Bobby Connor

12. Colin Harris
14. Bobby Glennie

Colin Harris for Albert Kidd
Bobby Glennie for George McGeachie

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Jim Renton (Cowdenbeath) (Referee)
N. Carnegy (Larkhill) & J. Varndell (Rosyth) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at August 18th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Tam Carson (GK)25 1 - 1 -
John McCormack - 2 - 2 -
Tosh McKinlay19 2 - 503
George McGeachie25 2 - 1978
John Brown - 1 - 1 -
Stuart Rafferty23 2121
Bobby Connor - 2 - 2 -
Derek McWilliams - 2 - 2 -
Albert Kidd - 2 - 9910
Walker McCall - 2 - 4219
Ray Stephen - 2113027
Bobby Glennie (sub) - 2 - 2664
Colin Harris (sub) - 2 - 192

League Table (as at August 18th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

On this first home game of another brand new season it's my pleasure to welcome everyone to Dens Park for what I hope and believe can be a successful campaign.

A great deal has happened since the last ball was kicked in May not the least the arrival of several new players all of whom I am confident will make a significant contribution on the field of play.

We have, of course, enjoyed an excellent pre-season tour to Germany and I'm pleased to be able to report to you that our preparations for this season have been the best I've ever been associated with in football.

Team spirit is excellent and there is an atmosphere around the Park that this club is at last going in the right direction.

A lot of work was done during the close season in terms of getting fresh players to the club and I must say that I'm satisfied with the additions we've made.

The standard of player we have here at Dens is excellent and although the newcomers might require some time to settle in, I have every confidence that they will all prove that they are players of quality.

Having said that, I'm aware that the picture is not yet complete and I'm constantly on the look-out for the type of player I want here at Dens to add to our options and provide really keen competition for first-team places.

It appears to me that the feeling that there is about to be a change for the better as far as the club's fortunes are concerned has also got through to our supporters.

We had a terrific support at Pittodrie on Saturday and although, in the final reckoning, the result was a great disappointment to us all, we were thrilled at the vocal support we got.

I've said before that the fans have an important part to play and we'll need more backing like we got on Saturday in the months ahead.

The result Saturday was all the more disappoint ing because we had pulled ourselves back into the game and were in control at 2-1. But in all honesty I feel we ducked out a little after the interval and possibly we should have asked a bit more of ourselves.


Today, we welcome Hibs who enjoyed a 100 per cent record against us in last season's campaign. If we have any ambition at all we must do well here at Dens Park - that's a basic requirement- and in starting today we can do something about redressing the balance which was clearly tipped in Hibs favour last term.