Dundee 0
Aberdeen 0
League (Premier Division)

0 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, January 1st, 1986
Dens Park
Attendance: 9,096
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Archie Knox

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Bobby Glennie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Albert Kidd
5. Jim Smith
6. Jim Duffy
7. Rab Shannon
8. John Brown
9. Graham Harvey
10. Bobby Connor
11. Ray Stephen

12. Stuart Rafferty
14. Colin Hendry

Stuart Rafferty for Albert Kidd
Colin Hendry for Graham Harvey

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J. R. S. Renton (Cowdenbeath) (Referee)
C. Senior (Dunblane) & M. Cechonis (Hamilton) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at January 1st, 1986)

1985-86 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)25 23 - 141 -
Jim Duffy26 23 - 23 -
Bobby Glennie28 2313255
Tosh McKinlay21 11 - 1006
Rab Shannon19 23 - 33 -
Jim Smith24 2311516
John Brown23 2076218
Bobby Connor25 2326411
Graham Harvey23 193295
Albert Kidd24 9113514
Ray Stephen23 22719443
Stuart Rafferty (sub)24 181625
Colin Hendry (sub)20 10 - 18 -

League Table (as at January 1st, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

I am not in a position to comment on our two away matches at Kilbowie and Tannadice, therefore, my comments are based on our form up until our last home match against St. Mirren.

I am happy with the team's present form and feel that things are going better overall. The results have lifted some of the players back to form and as a result they are more confident in their approach to matches. This is shown by the fact that a number of players look like scoring goals and are in positions to do so. We went through a rocky spell where we struggled to score but now the boys go out knowing that they are going to score.

It is up to the players to sustain this form and they know from last season what a good run means to the team and supporters. With George McGeachie and John McCormack back into the pool there is greater competition for places. That is the way it should be at Dens.

Our last match here against St. Mirren was a good competent performance and at the end of the day we showed our superiority in the number of goals we scored. However, on the chances created we should have had more goals. I was disappointed with the size of crowd and can only hope that people will sit up and take notice of our performances.

Aberdeen have given us a hard time in recent years but perhaps today our luck will change. Again though, it is up to us to make and take something out of these matches as we cannot rely on other teams. Against Aberdeen it is no use playing in patches, we must play over the whole game and let Aberdeen worry about us. I am looking for us to have a good start to 1986.

The way the league is at present we need to put together a good run as this helps any team who suffer a setback. In the past we have struggled near the foot of the table because we did not have a points cushion. The higher place we have in the table means that we can recover if we have a sticky spell. Hearts and Hibs have both had good runs and it is up to us to do the same.

Lastly, I have some optimism for the New Year and feel we can look forward to the next couple of games.