Saturday, 27 February 2010

Raith game K'od!

Raith Rovers v Dundee game today was called off due to the condition of the pitch. Staff and fans at Starks Park did all they could to try and get the game on but the game succommed to the elements and the pitch failed a pitch inspection at 10am this morning.

In other buisness though, results went Dundee's way with Partick defeating Ross County and Inverness CT drawing with Ayr.

photo Kinburn Talk (c)

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Gary to join MK Dons.

Gary MacKenzie has agreed a pre-contract agreement with English League One side, MK Dons, according to the Courier.  Gary signed for Dundee as one of Alex Rae's first signings in the summer of 2006. Since then, he has become a regular in Dark Blue but injury has been a problem with him missing a big part of this season coupled with suspension. He will now be reunited with his former boss and team-mate Alex Rae at MK Dons and I wish him all the best when he leaves.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Upcoming fixture: Raith Rovers v Dundee 27th February 2010

Raith Rovers v Dundee at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy, Saturday 27th February 2010 Kick off 3pm.

Ticket prices:
Adult £16
Concessions £8
Junior £8

plus other ticket prices see

Alan Gordon dies aged 65

Former Hibernian, Hearts, Dundee United and Dundee striker, Alan Gordon, has sadly passed away at the age of 65 from cancer. I would like to express my sincere condolences to his family at this sad time.

He is believed to have been the only player to have played for Hearts and Hibs aswell as Dundee and Dundee United.
Between 1961 and 1967, Alan made 111 appearances for Hearts, scoring 49 goals. After a short spell in South Africa and a second stint at Hearts in 1968/9, Jerry Kerr signed Alan for Dundee United. His main success though came with Hibs whom he joined in 1972 and he quickly became an integral part of the Turnbull Tornadoes in which they won the League Cup and the Dryburgh Cup. Alan went on to score 51 goals in 84 appearances for the Easter Road club before joining Dundee in 1974 at the age of 30, where he spent a season and a half before he retired from football to take up his role in accountancy of which he was qualified.

Dundee 1-0 Partick Thistle

In what was an emotional day for all Dark Blues with the death of Bobby Cox, Dundee entertained Partick Thistle at Dens Park. Ian McCall brought his troops to Dens in search of their first points against the Dees this season as both fixtures previously ended in Dundee's favour. Partick made a bright start and could have been in front with an early effort that zipped past the far post. Dundee though did not have long to wait to break the deadlock, in fact only 6 minutes. An Eric Paton effort was heavily deflected and sailed past Tuffey into the net, A fitting tribute from the Dundee Captain in front of the Bobby Cox Stand to Bobby Cox. Dundee 1-0 Thistle.
The rest of the first half saw Partick dominate posession but ultimately did little with it apart from a shot that Rab Douglas spilled before Gary McKenzie cleared. Half Time, Dundee 1-0 Thistle.
Dundee started brightly in the second half and on the 50th minute should have doubled their lead with a terrific run from Leigh Griffiths down the left flank who then cut the ball back to an expectant Ben Hutchinson who scuffed his shot wide from 15 yards. The game ebbed and flowed and although Partick played some nice football, Robert Douglas and his defence were not really tested. McMenamin came on for Hutchinson but largely didn't do much. Dundee comfortably saw the game out and another important victory for the Dark Blues in their march to hopefully the First Division title.
Jocky spoke of his sadness in learning of Bobby's death and spoke to the Dundee FC website.
"I am delighted that we got 3 points, obviously for the wee man. I hope he's up there jumping about, enjoying it, enjoying the game and the result."
Asked about what he could say about Bobby, Jocky added "What can't you say about the man?  Unfortunately this is the first battle he didn't win. He was always known as a fighter. Unfortunately it took cancer to beat him."
Jocky went on to say that he hopes that Dundee can now go on and win the league in memory of Bobby

Saturday, 20 February 2010

"Sir" Bobby Cox- True Dundee Legend.

The Dundee FC community paid tribute to a true Dundee FC Legend today after learning of the very sad news of Bobby Cox's death. A minute's applause was well respected from both sets of fans for the 76 year old before Dundee's crucial match with Partick Thistle. I would like to pass my condolences to the Cox family and Bobby's friends and to all associated with Dundee FC at this sad time.

Bobby Cox, "Mr Dundee FC" and a true gentleman.
The loss of Bobby is a blow to all Dundee fans. He guided Dundee FC to their greatest ever achievements, the championship in April 1962 and also to the European Cup semi-finals in 1962/3 under the guidance of Bob Shankly.
Bobby joined Dundee in 1955 and was given his senior debut in 1956 against Queens Park.
He played for Dundee for 14 years, in that time he played over 450 appearances and appeared in one of the best ever teams in Scottish history, alongside players such as Ian Ure, Gordon Smith and Alan Glizean, a team in which he perfected the art of the sliding tackle. Bobby retired in 1969 without ever getting capped for his country but still kept us his links with Dundee FC by working in the hospitality lounges. He was also inducted into the 2009 Hall of Fame at Dens Park. He also used to own the Sliding Tackle pub in Broughty Ferry.
Bobby though died in the early hours of Saturday 20th February 2010 after a battle with cancer. With his death, comes the end of an era but he will still live on in the hearts of those that are connected with
Dundee FC and his name lives on in the shape of the stand that the supporters chose to name after him; the Bobby Cox Stand.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Player in focus: Eric Paton

Dundee skipper Eric Paton was born in Glasgow on the 1st August 1978. Eric started his professional career with Hibernian and at the age of 19 he gained his debut for the Leith side in the League Cup against Alloa Athletic. Eric was then loaned out to Stenhousmuir where he made 18 appearances for them before returning to Hibernian and played 4 times in the first team during their only season in the First Division. Eric then left Hibs in 2000 and joined Partick Thistle where he made 31 appearances in his one season at Firhill before moving onto Clydebank in 2000/1. Eric made history in his two seasons at Clydebank by scoring the last ever goal that Clydebank scored as Clydebank. He made 70 appearances for the club in total and scored 16 goals. 2002 saw him switch clubs as Queen of the South snapped up the versatile player. 6 years at Palmerston saw him make 200 appearances scoring 10 goals but in January 2008 he elected to sign a pre-contract with Dundee FC and ultimately was used sparingly for the rest of the 2007/8 season.
Since joining Dundee, he has switched from a midfield role to right back, a position where he truly excels. for general info.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Dundee 2-1 Ayr United, Active Nations Scottish Cup Fifth Round

Dundee came from behind to book their place in the Quarter Finals of the Active Nations Scottish Cup. It was an ex-Dee that came back to haunt the Dees after 11 minutes when Tam McManus steered Ayr United in front and a deserved lead. Dundee squandered a golden opportunity moments later when Gary Harkins scuffed a shot wide when it looked easier to score. Dundee went into half time on level terms however when a spilled Griffiths shot by Craig Samson fell at the feet of Dundee new boy Ben Hutchinson and he sidefooted it into the back of the net. Dundee dominated the second half and got the winner in the 70 minute when Craig Samson's punched clearance hit off Leigh Griffiths and dropped into the net. It was a valiant effort from Ayr United but Dundee claimed the win and are in the hat for Wednesday's Quarter Final draw.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Ben signs on at Dens!

Dundee have signed 22 year old striker Ben Hutchinson on loan from Celtic. Ben joined Celtic from Middlesbrough in January 2008 but has limited first team experience with the Parkhead club. Hutchinson was recently on loan at Swindon and is Dundee's second loan signing this January transfer window, following the arrival of Andrew Shinnie from Rangers last week.

Welcome to Dens Park, Ben!