Dundee P
Dundee United P
League (Premier Division)


Dundee
P - P
Dundee Utd 

League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, January 3rd, 1984
Dens Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Archie Knox
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Unknown.

Bench
None.

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alan Ferguson (Giffnock) (Referee)
A. Lyon (Aberdeen) & W. Hutchinson (Aberdeen) (Assistants)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at January 3rd, 1984)


1983-84 All Time
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League Table (as at January 3rd, 1984)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


Before getting down to the business in hand today, I would like to take this opportunity of wishing everyone all the best for a Happy New Year in 1984.

There is something very special about games over the New Year Holiday and the fact that today's fixture is also a local derby must surely add spice to the occasion.

I'm unable to comment on the last two games due to printer's holidays so I will content myselfbby dealing with today's task.

Having played in derby matches for United against Dundee I know just how much they mean to the players, officials and fans of each club.

Certainly, Dundee's derby win at Tannadice last time round certainly gave the players a lot of heart and I'm told the fans quite enjoyed that day too! But that victory apart, we haven't succeeded in giving United an awful lot to worry about especially here at Dens Park - so it must be a priority to change that, hopefully starting today.

This game will certainly continue my baptism of fire in management and to be perfectly honest, I've no idea how I will react to the situation once the referee has blown his first whistle. But I do intend to enjoy myself and I hope the players do too.

There is great rivalry between both clubs but it is healthy rivalry and that is the way it must stay.

This means that we will always want to beat each other and that again is the way it always should be. United have a lot of very good players - that's no secret and they have done extremely well in the past and are continuing to do well.

Today's match should attract a bumper crowd and the players of both sides should relish that. A big crowd generates a good atmosphere and I've yet to meet a player who doesn't respond to that.

The fans, too, can play their part-as I discussed in the last Match Magazine - and I'll be looking for support of the very best kind from our sections of the ground this afternoon.

MY IMMEDIATE AIM IS TO GIVE YOU A TEAM THAT IS UNSTINTING IN ITS EFFORT AND APPLICATION BUT AT THE SAME TIME A TEAM THAT IS PLAYING ATTRACTIVE FOOTBALL.