Dundee 5
Greenock Morton 1
League (Premier Division)

5 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 8th, 1984
Dens Park
Attendance: 3,525
3:00 PM Kick-off

Albert Kidd (14)
Albert Kidd (24)
Bobby Connor (73)
Ray Stephen (75)
Walker McCall (84)
Doug Robertson (58)

Team Managers
Archie Knox
Willie McLean

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Stuart Rafferty
5. Jim Smith
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Ray Stephen
8. John Brown
9. Walker McCall
10. Bobby Connor
11. Albert Kidd
Craig Adams
Jim Wilson
Jimmy Holmes
Jim Fleeting
Alan Mackin
Jim Duffy
Doug Robertson
Danny Docherty
Jim Gillespie
Dom Sullivan
Ian Clinging

12. Stewart Forsyth
14. Lex Richardson
Tommy Turner
John McNeil

None. None.

None. Jim Fleeting

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Syme (Rutherglen) (Referee)
P. Trotter (Musselburgh) & G. Kain (Broxburn) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at December 8th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)24 4 - 101 -
George McGeachie25 21 - 2188
Bobby Glennie27 19 - 2854
Tosh McKinlay20 212695
Jim Smith23 811095
Stuart Rafferty23 212212
Bobby Connor24 195195
John Brown - 194194
Albert Kidd23 16211312
Ray Stephen21 20614932
Walker McCall30 1725721

League Table (as at December 8th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

The disappointment of last Saturday's result at Parkhead was due to our performance in the second half.

We started the game very well and were well worth going in level at half time . . . but sadly the second period was a different story altogether. We had caused Celtic problems by giving them veryblittle space in which to operate and also by pressurising them at every opportunity.

It was only when we stopped doing this in the second half that Celtic managed to get on top of us and against a side of their calibre you just can't afford to allow this to happen.

I felt our undoing was by failing to match our positive approach of the first 45 minutes and that is another aspect that we'll have to keep working at as we strive to get it right.

It's a well-worn cliche - the game lasting 90 minutes - but we seemed to forget that against Celtic and we paid the price in full. But there were positive things to come from our visit to Glasgow and again we'll be trying to build on these in the matches ahead.

Everyone knows we're playing with what amounts to a brand new team and I'm looking for the more established players who've been over this difficult course before to help the others who are new to this experience.

The visit of Morton today presents another challenge and we must be looking to win this kind of game at home if we are to do ourselves justice.

The Greenock side of course had that excellent 4-0 victory over Hibs last Saturday and I'm sure that will give them every encouragement to come here looking for a win and make today's an open game.

None of the players at Dens are in any doubt as to how we have to tackle this match - we must work all the time and put pressure on our visitors.


I've said before that we're only a couple of good results away from being able to play more relaxed football and we've certainly got to try and get one such victory under our belts today.

The players here have shown already this season what they can do but it's up to them to do it with a level of consistency that so far has been missing.