Dundee 1
Aberdeen 2
League (Premier Division)

1 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 13th, 1984
Dens Park
Attendance: 10,990
3:00 PM Kick-off

Bobby Connor 

Team Managers
Archie Knox

Starting Eleven
1. Tam Carson
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Stuart Rafferty
5. John McCormack
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Stewart Forsyth
8. John Brown
9. Walker McCall
10. Bobby Connor
11. Ray Stephen

12. Albert Kidd
14. Derek McWilliams

Albert Kidd for Ray Stephen
Derek McWilliams for Stewart Forsyth

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A. M. Roy (Elgin) (Referee)
A. Mauchline (Carluke) & H. Bain (Dalkeith) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at October 13th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Tam Carson (GK)25 12 - 12 -
Stewart Forsyth22 2 - 2 -
George McGeachie25 13 - 2088
Bobby Glennie - 13 - 2774
John McCormack - 131131
Tosh McKinlay19 132615
John Brown - 124124
Stuart Rafferty23 132132
Bobby Connor - 122122
Ray Stephen - 13414130
Walker McCall - 1015020
Derek McWilliams (sub) - 102102
Albert Kidd (sub) - 11 - 10810

League Table (as at October 13th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Saturday's draw at Cappielow represented a point lost rather than a point gained.

It was very much a case of missed chances costing us dear, starting with the early penalty and continuing for the rest of the match.

Morton on the other hand didn't create many chances of note and yet they still managed to draw level after we had taken the lead.

These are the two aspects of the game that we must improve on. We must grasp our chances when they arise and also put a stop to the loss of bad goals at the other end.

But having said all that, we can still look back on our last five games with some satisfaction.

We've taken seven points from a possible 10 which in this very competitive League is quite good going. If we are able to keep up that sort of return from our games I would be delighted.

It is also important to bear in mind that we have players who are still settling in at this level.

But the fact that we are now attracting more people to watch us both away and at home means that we must accelerate the need to improve and get better results.

Once again, the size of our support at Greenock on Saturday was a source of encouragement to us all and we have surely proved that we are one of the clubs in Scotland that will attract a good support.

To make sure that the fans stay with us we must get on with the job of seeking improvement and I would repeat that the backing we're getting is encouraging the players.

I also believe that our supporters recognise that we have good players in the team and the fans have shown a willingness to give us backing of the best kind.

Today's visitors Aberdeen are still, in my opinion, the team everyone else has to beat and I was as disappointed as anybody at their exit from the European Cup in Berlin.

We gave a good account of ourselves at Pittodrie on the opening day of the season and I know that Dundee haven't managed to do that at all in games against the Dons at Dens.

We can expect a good crowd and I'm keen to restore the Dundee-Aberdeen derby to being the big one for both sets of fans.


Although we came a bit closer to getting something from Aberdeen's last visit towards the end of last season what happened in the past doesn't matter.

We have so many new faces that it will be a new team they're facing today.