Dundee 0
Dundee United 2
League (Premier Division)

0 - 2
Dundee Utd 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 10th, 1984
Dens Park
Attendance: 14,423
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Richard Gough (19)
Tommy Coyne (33)

Team Managers
Archie Knox
Jim McLean

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. Ray Stephen
10. Bobby Connor
11. Albert Kidd
Hamish McAlpine
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Richard Gough
Alex Taylor
Eamonn Bannon
Stuart Beedie
Tommy Coyne
Paul Sturrock

12. Walker McCall
14. Colin Harris
Gary McGinnis
Davie Dodds

Walker McCall for Stewart Forsyth (46)
Colin Harris for Albert Kidd (61)

Colin Harris
Bobby Connor (66)
Alex Taylor (66)

Red Cards
Bobby Connor (71)
Match Officials

Alan Ferguson (Giffnock) (Referee)
M. Gechonis (Hamilton) & W. Crichton (Banchory) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at November 10th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Tam Carson (GK)25 16 - 16 -
Stewart Forsyth23 6 - 6 -
George McGeachie25 17 - 2128
Bobby Glennie - 16 - 2804
John McCormack - 171171
Tosh McKinlay19 172655
John Brown - 164164
Stuart Rafferty23 172172
Bobby Connor - 162162
Albert Kidd - 15 - 11210
Ray Stephen - 16414430
Walker McCall (sub) - 1315320
Colin Harris (sub) - 121293

League Table (as at November 10th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Today's game is one for which no motivation is required - just like last Saturday's visit to Ibrox in fact and I'm looking for the players to put in another good performance.

We'll be going into today's tussle with our neighbours with a little more confidence than we've had of late thanks to our showing against Rangers when we played some really good football.

Derby clashes like today's game are important for everybody connected with the club and the players all know that we've got everything to play for.

The result in the last game against United will also give us a bit of confidence for today's taks but in all honesty at the end of the day no such boosts should be needed.

After all every player wants to win a local derby and our players will take the field today with the intention of giving it everything they've got.

We showed again at Ibrox that when we settle down to play football we can perform as well as any team although we definitely need more penetration up front.

We need to get more shots in on goal - everyone is aware of that but this aspect of the game is the hardest to get right. But our overall performance was certainly satisfactory and it's had the effect of perking up the place again. The signs are there that we've got that vital spring in the step again and it certainly showed against Rangers when the sharpness and alertness was spread throughout the team.

It's games like that against Rangers and today's match with United which seems to bring the best out of us. Our fans apart, people don't expect us to get anything from these matches and this takes a lot of pressure off us.

Our main problems seem to occur in the other games against so-called lesser teams when we're expected to win and thus the pressure is on us.

But this is just another hurdle in our development as a team and once we've been over them we'll learn how to handle them.

So long as we keep playing good football we'll learn to overcome the difficulties that can face us in games and as I've said before a very important aspect of the game is to get the players into the habit of winning.

I gather that United have a far better record against us here at Dens than at Tannadice and that's something else we'll have to try and put right this afternoon.

But this game is not all about records and there's no reason why we shouldn't be out there fighting and expecting to get something from the match.