Saturday, 23 July 2011


Simon Lynch in the Dark Blue of Dundee FC.

Simon was born in Montreal, Canada on 19th May 1982. He moved over to Scotland when he was a child.
In 1999 he joined Celtic where he made 7 appearances, scoring three goals in the process. In 2002, he joined English outfit Preston North End for around £130,000. He went onto make 44 appearances for the Lancashire club before going out on loan to Stockport in 2003 where he made 9 appearances, scoring three times. In 2004, he joined Blackpool on loan and he made 7 appearances for the seaside club.

Simon headed north of the border in 2005 and he joined newly relegated Dundee. He would go onto make 33 appearances for the Dees, scoring 13 times. He also played in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup with the Dark Blues but lost to Gretna at Hampden by 3 goals to nil. He left the Dens Park club at the end of the 2005/6 season and went to ply his trade in Austrailia for Queensland Roar.and between 2006 and 2008, he made 34 appearances for the Aussie club, scoring 5 times. Injuries unfortunately had a bearing on his time Down Under and he left the club in 2008 and returned to Scotland where he signed for Airdrie United where he would make 33 appearances and scored 10 times. In 2009 he joined East Stirling, racking up 13 goals in 34 appearances. At the start of the 2010/11 season, he joined Stenhousemuir and would make 17 appearances for the Ochil View club scoring 4 goals. At the end of the season, Simon retired from football.


Arbroath 1-2 Dundee: Ramsdens Cup, First Round: Gayfield, Arbroath

Dundee needed extra time to over come Angus rivals Arbroath at Gayfield. Dundee fell behind with 15 minutes of the second half to go after Jordan Elfverson headed home for home team. However, Dundee were not behind for long when just soon after the restart, Steven Milne headed home the equaliser for the Dees. The game reached full time with no further goals.

Stephen O'Donnell popped up with what proved the winner for the Dark Blues early on in the first half of extra time. A corner was floated in and O'Donnell was there to head home. Dundee managed to see the remainder of extra time out and progressed to the second round of the Ramsdens Cup, keeping the travelling 1100 Dundee supporters satisfied.

Ramsdens Cup First Round Results:

Airdrie United 0-5 Livingston
Albion Rovers 0-2 Annan Athletic
Arbroath 1-2 Dundee (AET)
Ayr United 2-0 Queen of the South (AET)
Brechin City 1-2 Falkirk
Clyde 2-2 Berwick Rangers (Berwick win 4-3 on penalties)
Deveronvale 1-3 Stirling Albion
Forfar Athletic 1-1 Buckie Thistle (Forfar win 5-4 on penalties)
Montrose 1-6 East Fife
Partick Thistle 2-1 Stenhousemuir
Peterhead 2-2 Alloa (Peterhead win 5-4 on penalties)
Queens Park 0-2 Hamilton Accies
Raith Rovers 2-1 Cowdenbeath
Stranraer 0-8 Greenock Morton

Friday, 22 July 2011


Dundee today announced that they have recieved a significant cash boost of £180,000. Bill Gordon, a life-long Dundee supporter sadly died a few days before the Dees went into administration last season and his family thought that by helping Dundee FC out would have been the wish of Bill. We are thankful that they have decided to give the cash to Dundee FC and forever will they be remembered for this fantastic gesture.

Below is the link to the full statement given on the Dee4life website.


Jamie in action for the Dees at New Bayview last weekend.
Dundee today completed the signing of winger Jamie McCluskey on a one year deal. He played last week in the Gilvenbank Hotel Football Festival at New Bayview for the Dees as a trialist and has obviously impressed Barry enough to offer him a contract.

Welcome to Dens Park Jamie.

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Thursday, 21 July 2011


Neil in his Dunfermline days.
Dundee have completed the signing of former Dunfermline defender, Neil McGregor on a one year deal.

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Tuesday, 19 July 2011


East Fife 1-0 Dundee:

Dundee went down 1-0 to hosts East Fife in the final of the Gilvenbank Football Festival. It was an 18th minute goal from Kevin McKinlay that sealed the victory for the New Bayview side.

Raith Rovers and Southend shared equal third place after a 0-0 draw.

Saturday, 16 July 2011


The Dundee players at New Bayview.
Dundee 2-0 Southend United   New Bayview, Methil.

Dundee booked their place in the final of the Gilvenbank Hotel Football Festival Cup after a fine win over League Two side Southend United. Dundee will face East Fife in the final after they dumped Raith Rovers out in penalties, 7-6.

Goals from Webster and Bayne sealed victory for the Dees.

It means Southend United will play Raith Rovers in the 3rd Place play-off tommorow before the final.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011


Dundee's preparations for the new season continued tonight but unfortunately they fell to a 2-0 defeat by SPL side St Johnstone at Dens Park. Goals from May and former Dee Dave MacKay sealed the win for the Perth side but for Dundee it was a chance of maintaining fitness levels and getting match practice for the new season. Next friendly will be on Saturday against Southend United at New Bayview in a friendly tournament.


Dundee had two trialists in the squad tonight. Former Dunfermline centre back Neil McGregor and former Hibs player, Ewan Moyes.

Saturday, 9 July 2011


Formartine Utd 1-5 Dundee:

Dundee completed a successful mini tour of the highlands with a comprehensive win over Highland League team Formartine United. Goals courtesy of Steven Milne, Ross Chisholm, 2 from Jake Hyde and Leighton McIntosh. This result came on the back of a fine 3-0 win over Turiff United on Thursday and sets the team up for the forthcoming tournament at New Bayview this weekend.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


Dundee will begin their pre-season preparations with an away friendly to Turiff United on Thursday 7th July.  It is the first in a double header of games against Highland League opposition and Saturday will see Dundee visit Formartine United of which ex Dees Derek Soutar and Bobby Mann play for and is managed by former Aberdeen and Inverness CT boss Steve Paterson.

Turiff United were established in 1954 and their ground is situated in Turiff, Aberdeenshire. The Haughs has a capacity of 1000 and will be tight pitch in which Dundee will have to adapt to. Turiff United are a recent addition to the Highland League, after being accepted into the league in 2009 and officially joining for the 2009/10 season. They were previously in the North Premier League as a junior outfit.

Ticket prices:

Adult: £7.00
Concessions: £3.50

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Saturday, 2 July 2011


Jake returns to Dens.
Jake is well known with Dundee fans after his trial period at Dens in March. He played two games against Dunfermline and Cowdenbeath, scoring three goals in the process before moving to Dunfermline Athletic on amatuer terms until the end of the season. He played two games for the Pars and saw Dunfermline win the First Division title in his spell at East End Park.

Jake is only 20 years old and was born in England. He started his professional career with Swindon Town in 2008 but unfortunately he didn't make an appearance for them. He was then farmed out on loan to Weymouth in 2008 and 2009, making 11 appearances and scoring one goal. He released from Swindon in 2009 where he then joined Barnet. He spent the season there, making 34 appearances and scoring six goals. He the continued his footballing trials in 2010 and he joined Conference National side, Hayes and Yeading United. He made just nine appearances for the club before being released.

In March 2011, he joined Scottish Junior side, Lochee United and joined Dundee FC on trial for three games. In that period of time, he played twice for the Dark Blues scoring three goals, before joining Dunfermline on a short term contract.

In May 2011, he was released along with a plethora of Dunfermline players and in June he signed a one year deal with Dundee.

Welcome back to Dens, Jake. Good to have you onboard.

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