Dundee 1
Celtic 1
League (Premier League)

1 - 1

League (Premier League)
Saturday, August 29th, 1998
Dens Park
Attendance: 9,853
3:00 PM Kick-off

Eddie Annand (pen.) 
Craig Burley (69)

Team Managers
Jocky Scott
Jozef Vengloš

Starting Eleven
1. Robert Douglas
6. Robbie Raeside
5. Brian Irvine
23. Éric Garcin
2. Barry Smith
22. Willie Miller
14. Lee Maddison
4. Dariusz Adamczuck
11. Jim McInally
10. James Grady
16. Willie Falconer
Jonathan Gould .1
Enrico Annoni .17
Alan Stubbs .6
Tom Boyd .2
Stéphane Mahé .3
Simon Donnelly .13
Paul Lambert .14
Craig Burley .8
Regi Blinker .20
Darren Jackson .15
Henrik Larsson .7

40. Jamie Langfield
25. Gavin Rae
15. Brian Grant
9. Eddie Annand
20. Tommy Coyne
Stewart Kerr .21
Tosh McKinlay .18
John Paul McBride .26
Mark Burchill .27
Harald Brattbakk .9

Eddie Annand for Robbie Raeside
Brian Grant for Éric Garcin
Gavin Rae for Brian Grant
Harald Brattbakk for Simon Donnelly (68)

Dariusz Adamczuck
Barry Smith
Robbie Raeside
Stéphane Mahé

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Gary Mitchell (Arbroath) (Referee)
Errol Hornstein (Glasgow) & Roddy Cobb (Aberdeen) (Assistants)
Kevin Toner (Gourok) (Fourth Official)

Match Report

Just when Celtic thought their troubles were over, Dundee grabbed a dramatic injury-time equaliser while the visitors were squabbling amongst themselves.

Seconds before substitute Eddie Annand scored to earn Dundee a deserved draw, Celtic's Italian defender Enrico Annoni had to calm frayed tempers between Parkhead skipper Tom Boyd and Stephane Mahe after a misunderstanding almost cost an equaliser.

Dundee's goal, however, was delayed by seconds because, in their next attack, Annoni tripped Annand just inside the box.

Celtic claimed the offence took place outside, but referee Mitchell would have none of it and Annand blasted the spot-kick high into Gould's top. left-hand corner.

All as Celtic were thinking they'd done enough to end their traumatic week with a victory.

After dominating most of the second i half, Craig Burley had finally put the visitors ahead when he caught Jim McInally in possession on the edge of the box.

The Dundee veteran had all the time in the world to clear his lines, but allowed. Burley to steal the ball, then drill it low past Douglas Into the keepers right-hand corner.

Although Celtic played with a bit more. spirit and determination than they have of late, nagging doubts must still remain about the Champions.

In fact, newly-promoted Dundee were marginally the better side in a fiercely contested first half.

Falconer twice came close to scoring while Celtic were still trying to get to grips with the game after their disaster in Zagreb.

It wasn't until after the break that Celtic knuckled down and looked far better, with Burley and Lambert getting a stranglehold of midfield.

The bad news for their fans is that the long-standing problem of being without a penalty box predator remained obvious for all to see.

Despite all Celtic's second-half share of the ball, Dundee's keeper Douglas was rarely tested as one attack after another simply fizzled out.

Even after they scored, a Dundee breakway equaliser was always on the cards because Celtic didn't have the firepower to kill off the home side.

And, eventually, that's exactly what happened when Celtic's frayed nerves showed yet again.

Until they learn how to kill off the opposition, results like this are liable to happen.

Anyway, Dundee would rightly have: felt hard done by had they taken nothing from this game after putting so much into it.

They enjoyed sterling service from Smith. Adamczuk. Grady and Maddison. Celtic's best were Stubbs, Burley and

Lambert. There were four bookings. Adamczuk and Mahe for one clash too many, Smith for a late tackle on Lambert and Raeside for hand-ball.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at August 29th, 1998)

1998-99 All Time
Robert Douglas (GK)26 5 - 49 -
Brian Irvine33 4 - 481
Robbie Raeside26 2 - 606
Lee Maddison25 3 - 322
Willie Miller28 5 - 5 -
Barry Smith24 5 - 1121
Éric Garcin32 4 - 4 -
Jim McInally34 3 - 543
Dariusz Adamczuck28 5 - 1093
Willie Falconer32 5 - 5 -
James Grady27 5 - 4918
Gavin Rae (sub)20 1 - 352
Brian Grant (sub)34 1 - 9 -
Eddie Annand (sub)25 315017

League Table (as at August 29th, 1998)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.

Manager's Programme Notes

We head into this afternoon's meet ing against the League Champions with the unenviable record of not having won and not having scored a goal.

Although we lost to St Johnstone last Sunday, I felt that overall, it was the best we have played so far, but there is still considerable room for improvement.

Yet again, we lost a goal which came into the preventable category and so far that has been the story of our season with an accumula tion of errors costing us dearly, and the criticism cannot be attached solely to defenders.

But as I have already stated this season, we simply have to rectify these mistakes in training and then take the lessons learned there into match situations.

Strange as it may seem, a fixture against the likes of Celtic today may be good for us. All players enjoy the atmosphere created by big occasions such as this and it often brings out the best in them.

Therefore, they are good opponents for us, to, hopefully, make amends for what has happened in our opening four games.