Dundee 0
Dundee United 1
League (Premier Division)

0 - 1
Dundee Utd 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 7th, 1989
Dens Park
Attendance: 16,332
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Hamish French (44)

Team Managers
Dave Smith
Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Rab Shannon
3. John Holt
4. Gordon Chisholm
5. Stewart Forsyth
6. Wes Saunders
7. Steven Frail
8. Stuart Rafferty
9. Keith Wright
10. Tommy Coyne
11. Joe McBride
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Gary McGinnis
Dave Beaumont
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher

12. Billy Kirkwood
14. Steve Campbell
Alex Cleland
Paul Sturrock

None. Paul Sturrock for Billy McKinlay (83)

Keith Wright (10)
Rab Shannon (14)
Billy McKinlay (8)
Dave Bowman (34)
Dave Beaumont (63)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Jim McCluskey (Stewarton) (Referee)
I. S. Emslie (Aberdeen) & T. Doyle (Dunfermline) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at January 7th, 1989)

1988-89 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)28 26 - 286 -
Gordon Chisholm28 242392
Rab Shannon22 2011679
Stewart Forsyth27 24 - 1383
Wes Saunders25 25 - 39 -
John Holt32 4 - 4 -
Stuart Rafferty27 22217915
Joe McBride28 4 - 4 -
Steven Frail19 131171
Tommy Coyne26 25810560
Keith Wright23 26610338

League Table (as at January 7th, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes


... A football club is a very complex affair, and contrary to what a lot of people think it is big business! At the head of any business has to be a person of strong commitment, ideals and determination.. We have a person like that here in our Chairman, Angus Cook.

... No person should be left in any doubt about his intentions for Dundee F.C. PLC. To see him pursue these intentions leaves all? of us breathless. He expects all on the playing side to have the same attitudes as himself and why not! We try very hard to live up to his dreams and we're nowhere there yet.

...The players have generally pleased us with their attitude and response. Slowly but surely they are beginning to believe in themselves and they should always remember highs of the season. Our three games against Aberdeen showed that we're not so far away. Our two victories over Celite must mean something to us.. The defeat of Hibs and the two draws with our only European hopefuls Hearts should stir the 'cockles of their hearts'. St. Mirren. last Tuesday didn't rate us but I don't suppose we will be considered serious until we are on fourth or fifth spot in the Premier.

... But we will try to improve our lot a little at a time. By the present playing staff to continue to develop higher standards. In the staff to always seek greater standards in everything at the Club.

...That is our aim, our only targets for Dundee F.C. PLC and with your dedicated support and the patience that you have shown... I thank you!!