Wednesday, 29 September 2010


Administration is  a serious and real threat that faces the club after it emerged that Dundee owe the HMRC of around £365,000 in unpaid PAYE and National Insurance tax. The club has been in serious talks with the board and looking at various options. Dundee fans are understandably frustrated at the lack of information from the club due to confidentiality. HMRC have been offered by Mr Melville a downpayment of £100,000 but that was apparently rejected as was his written guarantee that the bill would be paid in full in May. It has transpired though that a group of Dundee local buisnessmen have come forward with £75k with the hope that Mr Melville would underwrite the balance of the due payment. If nothing can be agreed, then there is a distinct and really possibility that the club will be plunged into administration or even worse, liquidation. More to follow as soon as possible.

Saturday, 25 September 2010


Cowdenbeath 2-1 Dundee: Central Park, Cowdenbeath

Dundee completed a truly horrendous week by being out-fought and out-played by Fife side, Cowdenbeath.
There had been reports in the press all week as regards to Calum Melville resigning as director and also the future of the club. The players today showed no signs of the focus that Gordon Chisholm and Gary Harkins had spoken about in the local press. In fact, the players did the complete opposite and it was saddening to see the lack of effort on display by the players. More to follow...................

Friday, 24 September 2010


Statement from Dundee FC Supporters' Society Ltd.

The board of Dundee FC Supporters’ Society Ltd. are extremely concerned by the latest uncertainty at Dundee Football Club.
We raised concerns about the club’s sustainability over a year ago, warning the club board of the problems inherent in the benefactor business model, and reiterated those concerns in an open letter this summer, but it appears our warnings have not been heeded.
While all Dundee fans are of course extremely grateful for the significant financial input made so far by Calum Melville, and hope that this continues, we made it clear to the board that relying on a benefactor in order to offset an unsustainable business model is not something that we support.

We hope that the board have learned the lessons of the past, and that the club is not in similar difficulties to those we and other clubs have experienced before. If and when the club gets through these difficulties, we must ensure that the club and the board operate in a sustainable manner, with the sort of transparency and accountability that we have a right to expect not just as fans but as the owners of over a quarter of the shares in the club.
The Society board would reiterate that we have full faith in our boardroom representative, Stuart Murphy. We appreciate his efforts on behalf of our members and understand that for reasons of confidentiality we must wait along with the rest of the fans for a full explanation of the situation.

The board last year chose to stop holding Annual General Meetings, but this was conditional on their promise to hold an annual Question and Answer session instead. Despite repeated requests both directly and through our boardroom representative over several months, the club has refused to arrange a Q&A which was promised at their suggestion, not ours.

All Dundee fans have a right to have their questions answered, and we would repeat our demand that the board hold the promised Q&A without any further delay


There is a general fear amongst Dundee fans that the future of the club is in severe doubt after benefactor and director Calum Melville offered his resignation from the board. The multi-millionaire has invested around £1.3M into the Dark Blues and helped the club purchase the likes of Leigh Griffiths and Gary Harkins for a reputed total of £250,000. There has been a wall of silence from the club since the news broke on Monday and board meetings were planned for Monday 20th Sept and Thursday 23rd September and in between Harry MacLean, Chief Executive was supposed to have had talks with Calum Melville but so far the club have not issued anything other than a "no comment" statement and basic information and haven't expanded any further. Very worrying times indeed!

Monday, 20 September 2010


Dark Blue Forever are shocked to have learned that Dens director, Calum Melville has decided to tender his resignation as director of Dundee FC. More to follow as soon as more news reaches us........

Saturday, 18 September 2010


Dundee 0-0 Raith Rovers

Dundee again dropped points at home as both sides battled a very poor match. More to follow....

Friday, 17 September 2010


Dundee welcome league leaders Raith Rovers tommorow to Dens Park as the Dark Blues look to make amends for an abysmal display last week at Dunfermline.

Dundee have a slight doubt over on loan striker David Witteveen who missed last week's trip to Fife but will be given every chance to be involved tommorow. Dominic Shimmin and Charlie Grant are still out for the Dark Blues, as is Mikael Antoine-Curier.

Raith will be missing defenders Mark Campbell and Dougie Hill for their trip to Dens whilst winger Scott McBride also misses out due to illness.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010


6 ft 4 striker Njazi Kuqi has joined the Dark Blues on a one year deal.

The 27 year old Kosovo born Finnish international previously played for teams such as Birmingham City, FC Groningen, FC Lahti, Carl Ziess Jena and TuS Koblenz.

Speaking to, Kuqi expressed his delight to join Dundee FC.
" I am looking forward to getting back into football again, which was very important for me. I had other options aswell but I wanted to come here. I want to come to British football again, give myself a chance and show that I am a good player"

Gordon Chisholm was also pleased with his new player.
"He is a big lad, and he has a presence. He has a good touch and when he is moving he is mobile. I think he'll add another dimension to the team"

photo (c) David Martin Fotopress.

Source: b