Sport / Dundee FC by George Cran October 31, 2018, 10:06 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter ‘Start like you mean to go on’ is an over-used cliche but it’s exactly what boss Jim McIntyre wants from his side against Celtic tonight – providing they begin a lot better than they did in the 3-0 loss to Hearts. Last week at Dens, the Dark Blues were behind within two minutes after conceding a sloppy free-kick and immediately gave themselves an uphill struggle. One which ended in an easy victory for the Jambos. Tonight they welcome champions Celtic fresh off a 3-0 win of their own over that same Hearts team in the Betfred Cup semi-final on Sunday. It’s fair to say the odds are not in Dundee’s favour but that won’t stop the Dens gaffer giving his team the belief they can cause an upset. To get anything, though, he knows they can’t afford another sloppy start to the game. He said: … [Read more...] about Dundee gaffer says belief is key if Dark Blues have any hope of a result against Celtic
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Sport / Dundee FC by George Cran September 25, 2018, 10:15 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Former Dundee skipper Bobby Mann says it’s time there was a new voice at Dens Park by sacking manager Neil McCann. Mann, who played over 80 times for the Dark Blues, appreciates everything the gaffer has done for the club but says the team is in dire need of an experienced hand at the helm after Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat left them still pointless at the foot of the Premiership after six games. He said: “I would change the manager. “I just think the players maybe need a different voice around the place. “McCann has done great for the club over the years as a player and then again in the Dee-fiant season. “But then, who do they get in? “I’d like somebody with a bit of experience to take over – or you at least get a really experienced man to sit in the stands and use that voice of … [Read more...] about Dundee should axe McCann now – ex Dark Blues captain believes
Sport / Dundee FC by George Cran June 22, 2018, 9:15 am Updated: June 22, 2018, 9:16 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter As is the case with most provincial clubs, for Dundee, trophies are a welcome bonus, not a given. In their 125-year history, the Dark Blues have lifted major domestic silverware on five occasions, though not since their League Cup win of 1973. Their first success came 17 years after the club was formed, in the shape of the 1910 Scottish Cup – the only time they’ve lifted the country’s most prestigious knockout trophy. In typical fashion, the one time Dundee did win it, it was the hard way. The first round saw them held by Beith, technically away from home but actually at Dens Park after the opposition surrendered home advantage, before winning the replay 1-0. A crowd of 20,000 then saw them take care of Falkirk at the first time of asking and it was the same with Motherwell in the third … [Read more...] about 125 years of Dundee FC: The big days in Dark Blues history books
Sport by John Brown June 22, 2018, 9:15 am Updated: June 22, 2018, 9:16 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Dundee Football Club’s most famous day came when they became league champions by beating St Johnstone on the final day of the 1961/62 season. Former Tele staff man and Blether with Brown columnist John Brown was at the game and he recalls a memorable day… “To get a feel of what is was like at Muirton Park, Perth, on April 28, 1962, I reckon you have to refer back to a couple of days previous. “That is when the last game of the season at Dens Park was taking place, with St Mirren visiting. “It was a Wednesday night fixture and Dundee and Rangers were neck and neck at the top of the league. “With the score at 1-0 to the hosts, St Mirren were awarded a penalty. “The 20,000 crowd were stunned and Dens Park fell silent in disbelief… but massively erupted as Pat Liney pulled off a … [Read more...] about 125 years of Dundee FC: ‘I ran and hugged Bobby Cox on the halfway line’ – Dark Blues’ famous league win remembered
Sport / Dundee FC by Tom Duthie June 19, 2018, 6:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter At times during their history, Dundee Football Club have proudly boasted of being the city’s oldest professional football club. While celebrations of their 125th birthday this year are confirmation of that, what the Dark Blues can’t claim to be is the first. Indeed, it was the growing popularity of the game late in the 19th century that led to their very existence, through the desire of smaller local outfits to challenge at a national level. The club was in some ways down to the existence of a man about whom little is known. He was Andrew Buttar, president of the Dundee Charity Football Association and, importantly, an official of one of the clubs already on the go in the city – Our Boys. Buttar felt that by joining forces with one of their big local rivals, East End, a new club representing the city as a whole would be … [Read more...] about 125 years of Dundee FC: How did it all start for the Dark Blues?