Dundee 3
Falkirk 0
League (Premier Division)


Dundee
3 - 0
Falkirk 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 25th, 1986
Dens Park
Attendance: 3,715
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Graham Harvey 
Ian Angus 
Colin Hendry 
None.

Team Managers
Jocky Scott
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Rab Shannon
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. George McGeachie
5. Jim Smith
6. Jim Duffy
7. Stuart Rafferty
8. John Brown
9. Graham Harvey
10. Ian Angus
11. Ray Stephen
Unknown.

Bench
12. Vince Mennie
14. Colin Hendry
None.

Substitutions
Vince Mennie for John Brown
Colin Hendry for Rab Shannon
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

D. A. Yeats (Perth) (Referee)
D. Massie (Aberdeen) & D. Hannah (Cumbernauld) (Assistants)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at October 25th, 1986)


1986-87 All Time
Age
Bobby Geddes (GK)26 17 - 177 -
Jim Duffy27 17 - 59 -
George McGeachie27 15 - 2569
Tosh McKinlay21 17 - 1326
Rab Shannon20 171663
Jim Smith25 16 - 1816
Ian Angus - 144144
John Brown24 1438926
Stuart Rafferty25 8 - 868
Graham Harvey24 1676218
Ray Stephen23 16522659
Vince Mennie (sub)22 5 - 192
Colin Hendry (sub)20 52353






League Table (as at October 25th, 1986)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


Today we welcome Falkirk as visitors in this, their first season in the Premier League and today's game will not be an easy one as Falkirk are a competent side who are difficult to play against. They have also had one or two results which have boosted their morale and we will have to be at our best to win both points.

The last two weeks at Dens can only be described as misery. In our last home match v Celtic our football in the first 45 minutes was very good as was our commitment and the only thing missing was goals. This lack of goals was unfortunately borne out by Celtic scoring three opportunist goals in the second-half which at the end of the day did not give a true reflection of the match. In fact I would go as far to say that after the first-half this was a match that we should never have lost.

Contrary to that game, the result at Paisley was what we thoroughly deserved and it is a performance the likes of which will not be seen again. We made too many mistakes and were fully punished for them. Last Saturday's result makes it all the more important for us to win today.

I would like to pass on my congratulations to Jim Duffy and Rab Shannon on their inclusion and performances in Eire for the Scotland Under 21 side. Also this week we have had Paul Mathers and Stephen Frail away with the Scot- tish Under '17 side in Norway. Next week Duncan Campbell and Michael Kerr travel to Hungary with the Scotland Under '16 side. All in all it is good to see the Club being represented at three different International levels and it is also good to see the players being recognised for their ability.

Returning to today's game it is vital that we put behind us our last two results and get on with the job of winning points. To date this season we have a good record against clubs who are below us in the table and this is something we must strive to keep up. I would ask you to be patient if things do not go our way at first because I can assure you that the players will be out there knowing what is expected of them and after our recent results they too are determined to put the past behind them.