Dundee 0
Heart of Midlothian 0
League (Premier League)


Dundee
0 - 0
Hearts 

League (Premier League)
Saturday, April 1st, 2000
Dens Park
Attendance: 6,291
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jocky Scott
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1. Robert Douglas
2. Barry Smith
34. Craig Ireland
5. Steven Tweed
3. Lee Maddison
19. Patrizio Billio
8. Gavin Rae
7. Steven Boyack
14. Hugh Robertson
11. Willie Falconer
10. James Grady
Unknown.

Bench
13. Jamie Langfield
20. Lee Wilkie
Javier Artero
9. Eddie Annand
22. Graham Bayne
None.

Substitutions
Eddie Annand for James Grady
Lee Wilkie for Hugh Robertson
Javier Artero for Patrizio Billio
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Jim McCluskey (Referee)
R. K. Cobb & A. Davis (Assistants)
S. D. Kaney (Fourth Official)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at April 1st, 2000)


1999-00 All Time
Age
Robert Douglas (GK)27 31 - 112 -
Barry Smith26 29 - 1711
Lee Maddison27 13 - 642
Steven Tweed27 332443
Craig Ireland24 131131
Gavin Rae22 334977
Patrizio Billio25 10 - 10 -
Hugh Robertson25 222513
Steven Boyack23 333415
James Grady29 28410025
Willie Falconer33 30146518
Lee Wilkie (sub)19 19 - 19 -
Javier Artero (sub)24 2 - 2 -
Eddie Annand (sub) - 27410530






League Table (as at April 1st, 2000)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


It has been such a long time since we had a home game that it almost a case of welcoming you all back to Dens Park for both you the fans and the team.

The month of March has been spent on the road and brought a mixed bag of fortunes. After the heavy back-to-back defeats at the hands of the Old Firm for which we were severely criticised, we immediately showed true fighting qualities at Rugby Park by coming back from two goals down to earn a point.

It was precisely that type of never-say-die attitude that kept us in the SPL last season and what we must show as we head into the last quarter of this term.

Certainly, it was again in evidence at Easter Road where we once again had to rally. from behind, going on to win thanks to two Willie Falconer headers after trailing at the interval.

Unfortunately, that trend and our excellent away record was maintained when we faced St Johnstone at Perth last Saturday.

What was particularly hard to take was the manner of our defeat. Both St Johnstone goals were scored in injury time of the first and then the second half. Yet on each occasion. we had possession of the ball. The fact that each of the two goals will probably be candidates for "goal of the Month is scant consolation..

All in all, it was very disappointing to come away from Perth with nothing especially as we wanted to keep our wee run going.

To be absolutely sure of SPL safety. we know that we have to collect as many points as possible in the final straight of the season because we cannot afford to rely on other teams slipping up. And the sooner we get back on track by winning games the better.

One pleasing aspect of recent games is that regardless of the result, we have at least been creating chances and scoring goals.

It is imperative that this trend continues, but at the same time. equally, if not more importantly, we must kick the habit of conceding so many. Overall during. this campaign, we have lost far too many goals, which is the main reason why we find our current ourselves predicament.

This afternoon. sees our final meeting of the season against Hearts whose recent good form has pushed them up into third spot. behind the Old Firm.

Over the past two seasons, we have done well against them, particularly here at Dens Park and we must look. to extend that sequence.

Enjoy the game.