Friday, 29 October 2010


Dundee administrator Bryan Jackson put Dundee's final plea of leniency forward to the SFL board on Thursday as Dundee look set to be punished for going into administration for the second time in seven years. A decision will be made on Monday as to what punishement Dundee will recieve. It will probably involve a points deduction but we will find out on Monday.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


Dundee managed to rescue a well deserved share of the spoils on Saturday after being two goals down at half time. Dundee started the game briskly and confidently and their passing was slick and direct. The Dark Blues had a few early forays at goal but unfortunately not anything that really tested the Pars keeper. The same could be said down the other end where there was little goal mouth action and none that really tested out Rab Douglas. Things however came to life just before the half hour mark when a hard hit cross/shot skidded off the hand of the unfortunate Matt Lockwood and ref Dougie McDonald pointed to the spot. It was a terrible decision as there was no way that Lockwood could have got out the way. Nonetheless up stepped Willie Gibson and he placed his perfect penalty into the back of the net. Dunfermline took a very undeserved lead. Dundee struggled to come to terms of which had just happened and three minutes later they again conceded a penalty and it was Lockwood that was the percieved perpatrator by Dougie McDonald. Willie Gibson then stepped up and narrowly hit the ball into the net via the underside of the crossbar. The Dundee fans were absolutely furious and they had every right to be. Dunfermline comfortably hung onto the lead into half time and the referee was soundly booed off the park by the 5000 odd Dundee supporters.
Second half and Dundee found themselves back in the game after two minutes. A swift counter attack found Leigh Griffiths with a ball through and at the vital time, the Dunfermline defender slipped and this allowed Griffiths to run in behind and he lifted the ball expertly over Chris Smith and into the back of the net. Dundee deserved that goal. Dunfermline responded and had a 10 minute spell of good posession play without really hurting Dundee too much. However Dundee found themselves on the attack soon enough and efforts from Gary Harkins and Sean Higgins narrowly went over the bar. Dundee were sniffing blood and Dunfermline were beginning to sit very deep in defence. Nicky Riley was susbstituted for Craig Forsyth midway through the second half and he provided fresh legs as Riley had worked his socks off. Still Dundee were pressing and with 9 minutes to go, the equaliser came. Great determination from Leigh Griffiths saw him win the ball from the Dunfermline defender at the byline and he expertly crossed the ball which found Sean Higgins and he deftly headered the ball over Smith and into the back of the net. Cue absolute pandimonium amongst the Dens faithful and in particular the South Enclosure. Dundee had fought superbly back and the last 10 minutes of the game was fast and frantic as both sides looked to find a winner but in the end Dundee had to settle for a share of the spoils. The Dens faithful rose to their feet in a standing ovation to the players who had worked so so hard and the fans were clearly delighted with the perfomance the lads had laid on. What a proud moment to be a Dee.

Monday, 18 October 2010


Administration fully gripped Dens Park on Friday as 9 players were sacked.

Those that were sacked were: Paul McHale, Eric Paton, Brian Kerr, Colin McMenamin, Njazi Kuqi, Mickael Antoine Curier, Scott Fox, Charlie Grant and Dominic Shimmin.

Manager Gordon Chisholm, assitant Billy Dodds, John Holt and kitman Neil Cosgrove were also made redundant.

Players and staff kept were:

Rab Douglas, Matt Lockwood, Gary Irvine, Craig Forsyth, Sean Higgins, Stephen O'Donnell, Rhys Weston, Gary Harkins, Leigh Griffiths, Nicky Riley, Craig McKeown, Kyle Benedictus.

On Loan:

David Wittenween
Jamie Adams.

Sunday, 10 October 2010


After exploring various options open to them, the directors of Dundee FC have confirmed the best form of action to take would be to place Dundee FC into administration. A club statement read:

The directors of Dundee Football Club have today decided that their only option is to place the Club into administration.
The administration appointment is expected to take effect from the middle of next week and the directors have approached Bryan Jackson of accountants PKF to consider being appointed as administrator.
The directors have taken this decision with considerable regret, but they believe they have no other choice in the current circumstances.
Until the administration is effective all staff will remain in post and the Club will continue to operate normally

Saturday, 2 October 2010


Dundee 2-1 Greenock Morton

After a week of turmoil, in which players and staff weren't paid, Dundee players stepped upto the mantel and claimed the win that all Dundee fans, staff, players and management all craved for and has put smiles on the faces of the Dundee persuasion for at least a day or two until the financial saga rears its ugly head again. More to follow.........

Friday, 1 October 2010


Dundee face Greenock Morton tommorow in a vital clash. Dundee FC and the supporters have endured a horrendous week of media intensity where it transpired that Dundee owe over £365k to the HMRC and the week culminating in the players not being paid. However, it's back to on the field buisness tommorow at Dens where Greenock Morton are the visitors. Hopefully a good crowd will turn out to support the Dees.

David Witteveen should be back for the Dees after a couple of weeks on the sidelines while Milan Musan is a doubt after picking up a knock. Charlie Grant and Mikael Antoine Curier are still sidelined for the Dark Blues.