Saturday, 28 August 2010


Dundee bounced back from the midweek disappointment by winning a crucial game against Falkirk today at Dens. More to follow.......

Friday, 27 August 2010


Dundee will have to blow away the memories of their humbling in the CIS League Cup on Tuesday night at the hands of Brechin City as they head into a tough game with Falkirk tommorow at Dens Park.

Dundee will be without suspended Craig Forsyth who was sent off in Tuesday nights game, Dominic Shimmin due to injury and also Mikael Antoine Curier who is also sidelined with injury. Charlie Grant is a doubt too. New signing, David Whiteveen will be available for selection.

For Falkirk, they have a fully fit squad.


Matt Lockwood, who was on an inital 28 day contract has extended that deal until the end of the season. The 33 year old left back has impressed in his two games played so far for the Dees that boss Gordon Chisholm decided to extend his deal.


Dundee have completed the signing of 25 year old Hearts striker David Whiteveen on loan for 3 months.

Monday, 23 August 2010


Dundee look as if they are stepping up their search for a new striker by taking Hearts striker David Witteveen on loan. The 25 year old was on loan to Morton at the tail end of last season and scored against Dundee in the 2-2 draw at Cappielow. David was seen in the directors box at Dens on Saturday and Dark Blue Forever understands talks are an advanced stage to bring the Austrian to Dens, presumably on a loan deal. Meanwhile as one player possibly joins the Dens squad, one is perhaps set to leave. Mikael Antoine Curier has again been linked with Hamilton and according to the Evening Telegraph, there is perhaps more room for a deal to be thrashed out. Curier is currently sidelined at the moment after having knee surgery.

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Saturday, 21 August 2010


Dundee 0-0 Ross County:

Dundee avoided a third straight defeat in all competitions by drawing with a plucky Ross County side at Dens Park. Dundee started brightly with an early corner after two minutes, but it ultimatly came to nothing. Ross County had the chance to take the lead after seven minutes when Michael Gardyne sprinted forward from the half way line with Gary Wood running as back up but Gardyne hesitated too long and should have passed to Wood but Craig McKeown managed to put a block in as a shot finally came. Dundee struggled to gain purposeful possession and were clumsy with mis-placed passes. County looked comfortable and stroked the ball round purposefully and quickly. Dundee could have taken the lead before the break with a superb Gary Harkins 25 yard free kick which clattered off the crossbar. Minutes later, Dundee could have again taken the lead when a scramble ensured in the County 6 yard box but County bodies quickly blocked Dundee shots and the danger was cleared.
Second half and Dundee made a change. Jamie Adams, who as playing centre half picked up a booking in the first half, was replaced by Rhys Weston. Dundee managed to gain a little grip of the game and their passing improved. Sean Higgins replaced Colin McMenamin late on in the second half but he couldn't help Dundee to a win. The game finished 0-0.


DUNDEE: Douglas, Irvine, Grant, McKeown, Lockwood, Riley, Adams (Weston 46) Forsyth, Griffiths, McMenamin (Higgins 70)

Subs not used: Fox, O'Donnell, Paton

Booked: Adams

Ross County: McGovern, Miller, McCormack, Boyd, Morrison, Gardyne (Di Giacomo 83) Lawson, Scott, Corcoran (Vigurs 66) Wood (Craig 83) Brittain

Subs not used:  Malin, Kettlewell

Booked: Boyd, Vigurs

Attendance: 3,946

Ref: Craig Thomson

Friday, 20 August 2010


New signing, Matt Lockwood looks set to be pitched straight into the squad for tommorow's match with Scottish Cup finalists, Ross County. Eric Paton and Mickael Antoine Curier are out for the Dark Blues with Leigh Griffiths a major doubt after missing training earlier in the week. Rab Douglas and Rhys Weston are also out for the Dees while Nicky Riley is free to play after suspension.

County will miss Andrew Barrowman, who has suffered a fractured metatarsial whilst right back Gary Miller is a doubt.


Former Nottingham Forest and Leyton Orient left back, Matthew Lockwood has signed a short term deal with Dundee. The 33 year old will be pitched straight into the squad to face Ross County at Dens tommorow. We would like to welcome Matt to Dens Park.

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Partick gained some revenge against the team they couldn't beat last season, Dundee. In what was a close game, it was Partick Thistle that scored the only goal of the game and that sealed all three points for the Firhill club.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010


Stenhousmuir 4-1 Dundee,  Alba Challenge Cup Round Two, Ochilview, 

After an industrious and heroic effort in Saturday's win over Queen of the South at Dens, the Dark Blues crashed out of the Alba Challenge Cup at the hands of part-timers, Stenhousmuir.
Goals from Alex Williams, Grant Anderson, Paul Quinn and Kevin Motion sealed the shock victory for the Second Division club with Leigh Griffiths scoring a scant consolation goal for the Dark Blues.

Dundee have to now pick themselves up and concentrate on Saturday's away match at Partick Thistle.

Monday, 9 August 2010


Dundee 1-0 Queen of the South

Dundee started the season well as they recorded a victory over Queen of the South at Dens. After a week in which both clubs were involved in a war of words regarding the possible transfer of Bob Harris to Dundee from Queens, it was time for the talking to be done on the pitch and Dundee did the majority of the talking as they managed to win the game with 9 men on the park. Gary Harkin's fantastic free kick was the only goal of the game.

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Tuesday, 3 August 2010


22 year old Jamie Adams signed a loan deal with the Dees until January from St Johnstone. Jamie was born in Stranraer in August 1987. He started his footballing career with Kilmarnock and was a product of their youth system. In 2007, as part of the Willie Gibson transfer from Queen of the South to Kilmarnock, Jamie was farmed out on loan to Queen of the South. where he made 11 appearances and scoring two goals. He was then shipped out on loan again to Queen of the South for the start of the 2007/08 season and then again for a third spell in July 2008. However, during these two spells at the club, he suffered two cruciate ligament injuries but was nursed back to full fitness after lengthy spells on the sidelines. He joined Partick Thistle on emergency loan from November 2009 til January 2010, where he made 7 appearances for the Jags. In March 2010, he again joined Queen of the South on loan and made seven appearances. Jamie's contract with Kilmarnock expired in May 2010 and he subsequently joined St Johnstone on a two year deal. He joined Dundee on the 29th July 2010 on loan until January 2011 and once again teams up with Gordon Chisholm and Billy Dodds who were at Palmerston when Adams was there on loan. He made his debut in the Dark Blue of Dundee against Montrose in the CIS League Cup and won a penalty for Dundee.

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Monday, 2 August 2010


Queen of the South manager, Kenny Brannigan has dismissed Dundee's bid for Bob Harris as nowhere the estimation. It has been rumoured that the Dark Blues had offered £30,000 plus a  player but that apparently hasn't tempted the Dumfries club to sell. Also he dismissed Dundee as being too small a club for Bob Harris and that he should go down south to seek his footballing career if he should leave Palmerston. Speaking on the QOS website he said:
""There will be no deal until the price is right - he's not leaving us for two bob and a doughnut," "I think Bob Harris is a far bigger player than Dundee," he told BBC Scotland.
"If he wants to go and make a genuinely good living from the game, then I think he has to go south.
He's not leaving us for two bob and a doughnut
Queen of the South manager Kenny Brannigan
"He's only a kid but he's a right good leader and he plays with good aggression.
"We all want him to stay but there comes a level where, if the right money comes in, he has to go but we'd rather he went down south than stayed in Scotland, especially to another First Division side."

There is no indication as to whether Dundee will up their bid for the player, but watch this space.


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