Dundee 1
Rangers 1
League (Premier League)


Dundee
1 - 1
Rangers 

League (Premier League)
Saturday, September 9th, 2000
Dens Park
Attendance: 10,439
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Juan Sara (75)
Neil McCann (57)

Team Managers
Ivano Bonetti
Dick Advocaat

Starting Eleven
1. Robert Douglas
2. Barry Smith
4. Marcello Marrocco
5. Marco De Marchi
6. Steven Tweed
18. Javier Artero
14. Gavin Rae
8. Ivano Bonetti
29. Alessandro Romano
10. Georgi Nemsadze
7. Fabian Caballero
Stefan Klos
Claudio Reyna
Scott Wilson
Lorenzo Amoruso
Arthur Numan
Tugay Kerimoglu
Giovanni van Bronckhurst
Ronald de Boer
Michael Mols
Billy Dodds
Neil McCann

Bench
3. Jamie Langfield
20. Lee Wilkie
16. Michael Yates
9. Juan Sara
11. Willie Falconer
Lionel Charbonnier
Fernando Ricksen
Tony Vidmar
Charlie Miller
Peter Lovenkrands

Substitutions
Juan Sara for Ivano Bonetti (73)
Lee Wilkie for Barry Smith (90)
Peter Lovenkrands for Neil McCann (73)
Ronald de Boer for Charlie Miller (81)
Fernando Ricksen for Claudio Reyna (90)

Cautions
Marco De Marchi
Juan Sara
Scott Wilson
Tugay Kerimoglu

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Douglas McDonald (Referee)
Derek Lowe & Andrew Seymour (Assistants)
Alan Gemmell (Fourth Official)


Match Report


Newspaper extract from The Sporting Post.



Squad Statistics (as at September 9th, 2000)


2000-01 All Time
Age
Robert Douglas (GK) - 8 - 128 -
Marcello Marrocco - 7 - 7 -
Barry Smith - 8 - 1871
Steven Tweed - 8 - 583
Marco De Marchi - 4 - 4 -
Gavin Rae - 4 - 1088
Javier Artero - 71162
Georgi Nemsadze - 8 - 8 -
Alessandro Romano - 3 - 3 -
Ivano Bonetti - 5 - 5 -
Fabian Caballero - 7575
Lee Wilkie (sub)20 41311
Juan Sara (sub) - 8383






League Table (as at September 9th, 2000)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


This afternoon is a very big game for us as we welcome Rangers, the reigning SPL Champions.

They are, of course, a very, very good team, but the kind of side which I think that I and the players will enjoy playing against.

Naturally, it is an extremely difficult game, heightened by their heavy defeat at Celtic's hands in their last league outing.

All I can promise is that we will be doing our very best to emerge from the game with something tangible.

Unfortunately, we go into the game on the back of an exit from the CIS Insurance Cup at Love Street earlier this week.

Inevitably, all the publicity has surrounded the sending offs and these very much influenced the eventual outcome. We tried to play football and were coping well, but it is difficult to play for an hour with ten men and for the last half hour with only nine.

Obviously, and particularly after Tuesday evening's events at Love Street, we are going to have to watch the situation. Players are always going to get booked, but we cannot afford to tolerate any indiscipline. Anyone who does not respect this will find himself paying for it.

There are quality footballers here but if they are to make that quality count we need to have all eleven players on the pitch from the start of the game through to the final whistle. And that is very much the way I hope it stays in the future.

Just looking back at our last league fixture against Hearts for a moment, it was a game from which we should have taken more.

Unfortunately, the only person on whom I could lay the blame for us only drawing was myself, because, it was my mistake which led directly to their late penalty equaliser.

However, I was happy enough with other aspects in that on the evidence of this game, we were much the better side against a Hearts side which finished third last season.

Now this afternoon, we get the chance to measure ourselves against the very best, and hopefully, we can rise to the occasion.