Saturday, 31 July 2010


Goals from Nicky Riley (2) and Leigh Griffiths were enough to ease Dundee through to the next round of the CIS Cup. New signings Jamie Adams and Rhys Weston made their competitive debuts for the Dark Blues.

For full report and team list go to:


Gordon Chisholm has admitted Dundee have put a bid in for Queen of the South left back Bob Harris. Speaking to DFCTV, Chisholm admitted his admiration for Harris and also divulged that a bid had been lodged for the player.
"Bob's a player I like. He's a solid left back but he's a Queen of the South player and I don't want to go into it too much. We have made an offer and we'll just have to wait until the beginning of next week to see where we are on that one"



Dundee have completed the signings of Jamie Adams on loan til January and Rhys Weston on a one year deal. Jamie joins the Dark Blues from St Johnstone whom he had joined earlier this summer from Kilmarnock but injuries and lack of match fitness have resulted in the 22 year being farmed out to Dundee until January 2011. Rhys meanwhile joins as a free agent after being released by Walsall at the end of last season. The Welshman initially was on trial at Dundee but Chisholm was convinced he was the type of player required this term and has been handed a one year deal at Dens.

We wish both players all the best.

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Saturday, 24 July 2010


Dundee left it very late as they came from behind to win in this first round Challenge Cup encounter against Alloa Athletic at Dens Park. Colin McMenamin and Sean Higgins scored the two goals as Dundee's blushes were spared.  Dundee started the game positively and could have taken the lead after 10 seconds when Curier found himself in the box but couldn't find the finish to dink it past the keeper. Dundee's passing first half was good and they totally dominated possession. Frustration began to creep in as the first half dragged on and that only was good for Alloa's confidence as they rarely had ventured forward. However Scott Fox had to make a few comfortable saves as Alloa looked to put pressure on the Dees as the half drew to an end. Nicky Riley was Dundee's best player first half with tantalising runs that excited the crowd.
Second half and Dundee totally took their eye of the ball. The passing was slack and they couldn't find their men. Alloa were now determined to have a go at Dundee and it was only some smart keeping from Fox that kept the scoreline 0-0. With around 20 minutes remaining, Dundee made two subs, Higgins on for Curier and McMenamin on for Kerr. But 5 minutes later, Dundee found themselves behind courtesy of a Scott Walker headed goal. Minutes later and Dundee nearly found themselves 2 goals down when Andy Scott's shot rattled off the crossbar. It looked like Alloa were about to pull off the shock of the round...but alas it wasn't to be. Their travelling supporters were superb throughout the match but were stunned in the 86 minute when Colin McMenamin found the back of the net with a perfectly placed header. Alloa's luck finally deserted them in the 90th minute when a scramble ensued in the Alloa area and substitute Sean Higgins forced the ball home from close range. Dundee had done it! They had somehow snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and for the Alloa support must have felt like a cruel blow.



Fox, Irvine, McKeown, Benidictus, Forsyth, Riley (McMenamin 69) Kerr (McHale 81) Harkins, O'Donnell, Curier, (Higgins 69) Griffiths

Subs not used: Douglas, Paton

Booked: Antoine-Curier, Irvine

Goals: McMenamin 86, Higgins 90

Alloa Athletic:

Robertson, Gibson,  Dunlop, Walker, Brown, Scott (McAvoy 83) Grant, McDonald, Smith, Prunty, (Gormley 67) Noble (Lister 67)

Subs not used: Ewings, Hay

Booked: Grant, Brown

Goals: Walker 74

Attendance: 1522

Friday, 23 July 2010


Dundee have completed the signing of former St Johnstone full back Gary Irvine on a one year deal. He was on trial with the Dark Blues for a few weeks now and it's finally great that he has signed for Dundee.

Monday, 19 July 2010


Trialist defender, Jason Talbot, who featured in Saturday's pre-season draw at Arbroath has opted to move south to an un-named League Two side. The former Livingston left-back was interesting Chisholm but after only one game, Chis was not in a position to offer the player a deal and so looks likely to move to the League Two side who has offered him a deal.


Dundee's first public pre-season friendly ended in a draw at Arbroath's Gayfield. It was the Red Lichties that scored first courtesy of trialist Jordyn Sheerin. Dundee stepped up their game in the second half and equalised through Colin McMenamin after substitute Sean Higgins had his shot saved. It proved to be a good work out for the Dark Blues and boss Gordon Chisholm was overall pleased with the performance.
 "I thought we started a wee bit slow, a wee bit off the pace, and that’s something we’re going to have to make sure doesn’t happen.”

We picked it up after the break and there were a number of chances, and I thought it was a good game, most of the boys got a good few minutes.

The games we’ve played I’ve been pleased with, and I thought today we started as if it was a typical pre-season game, but in the second half we certainly picked it up.”
“The pitch is a wee bit sticky and we maybe tried to over-play a little bit, and I thought Arbroath did really well. They were right up for the game, but I was pleased with all our boys, and I thought they finished the game really strong.” Gordon told the official Dundee FC website.

New signings Scott Fox, Nicky Riley and Stephen O'Donnell all featured and trialist Jason Talbot also featured at left back. Gordon stated that he still has to make a decision on Talbot who was at Livingston last season and he intends to sit down with him later on in the week to discuss the matter with the player.


Friday, 16 July 2010


Dunfermline have signed Pat Clarke on two year deal. The former Clyde frontman only made 4 starts and 16 appearances in his time with the Dark Blues. We would like to wish Pat all the best at his new club and thank him for his time at Dens.


Dundee have today completed the signings of former United midfielder Stephen O'Donnell and former Celtic youngster Nicky Riley. 27 year old O'Donnell has signed a one year deal whilst Riley has signed a 6 month deal with the Dark Blues.

After a torturous week, rumours flying, it was good to actually have a good bit of news for a change and indications suggest that there will be more signings on the way.

Whilst trialist Scott Buist is set to join Stirling Albion, according to the Daily Record.

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Saturday, 10 July 2010


Gary Harkins scored two goals in an encouraging draw with Hibernian at Easter Road behind closed doors. The game also gave Chisholm a chance to see big Antoine-Curier in a game situation since returning from his loan spell with Hamilton Accies, whilst 6 trialists were put through their paces including former St Johnstone defender Gary Irvine, Stephen O'Donnell, Nick Riley and Scott Buist.

Monday, 5 July 2010


There is an opportunity to meet the management team in an evening of football and entertainment. This will take place on Thursday 22nd July at 19.30 in the Captains Lounge at Dens Park. Tickets cost £30 which included a 2 course supper and entertainment from John Gahagan and also an insight into the management team and their plans for the new season and also youth coach Barry Smith's take on things aswell.


There are another two trialists that have joined the pre-season training in an attempt to win a contract with the Dees. Their identities have not yet been revealed but they will take part possibly in closed door friendlies against MK Dons and Hibernian.